The number of individuals electing to have plastic and reconstructive procedures has risen dramatically in recent years. Dr. Gray attributes the increase to technological advances which have greatly improved the number of enhancement and/or quality of life procedures for consumers to consider, and because many of these advances can be performed with little or no down time.
Plastic Surgery encompasses both Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery but there's a distinction;
Cosmetic Surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to enhance the patient's appearance and self-esteem. *Cosmetic surgery is typically not covered by insurance because the majority of these procedures are elective.
Reconstructive Surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by; trauma, cancer, tumors, disease, infection, developmental abnormalities and/or congenital defects,. These surgical procedures are typically performed to improve functions, but may also be performed in order achieve a near normal appearance for the patient. *Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.
To begin your review of the Cosmetic and Reconstructive procedures Dr. Cynthia Gray and her team of professionals most frequently perform, click on the part of the body to the right you are most interested in having a procedure on, to obtain detailed information about the procedure, and to see actual "Before and After" photos from procedures Dr. Gray has performed.