Nature of the work
Plastic and reconstructive surgery deals with
the restoration of normal form and function. It is a varied
specialty involving adults and children and encompassing a wide
range of conditions in different parts of the body.
Working in plastic surgery
The specialty of plastic surgery is applicable
to a wide range of conditions (including cancer and trauma) and a
wide range of anatomical sites (from scalp to the toes).
There are five main areas of work:
- trauma and burns
- cancer (skin, head and neck, breast and sarcoma)
- congenital deformities
- tissue degenerative conditions requiring reconstruction
- normalisation and improvement of appearance.
Common procedures / interventions
These include treating trauma of upper and
lower limbs and reconstruction following cancer of the breast, head
Associated sub specialties
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