There are more than 1 million reconstructive surgery procedures performed in the United States each year. The main reasons people seek reconstructive plastic surgery include birth defects or deformities that may inhibit daily living activities, medical needs and traumatic injuries. Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett performs reconstructive plastic surgery procedures in Alameda and Brentwood to correct skin or body deformities and repairs the function and appearance of a specific body part or feature defect.
Reconstructive plastic surgery can help repair the part of your body that is affected by any of these issues. The term “plastic” surgery derives from the Greek plastikos, meaning to mold or to shape, thus plastic surgery means “molding or shaping surgery.” A board-certified plastic surgeon is able to treat patients who need reconstructive surgery and focus on their cosmetic and medical needs.
Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. can develop a treatment plan to correct the function and appearance of the trouble areas for you. To get started, request a consultation using our online form.
Abdomen and Thorax Reconstruction
Excessive weight loss and pregnancies can leave unsightly loose skin and fat around the waist. Exercise and diets can help tone the abdominal muscles, but they don’t do too much for the excess of sagging skin. Abdominoplasty reconstructive surgery, commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, can remove the excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
Thoracoplasty reconstructive surgery is used to aid in the repair of acquired or congenital chest wall defects. This surgery option uses flaps from the thoracic area or chest wall to correct deformities caused by mediastinitis, radiation injury or scars and deformities due to trauma to the chest wall.
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Burn victims may often require a reconstructive plastic surgery treatment plan to assist in the healing and repair of this traumatic injury. A plastic surgeon can perform procedures to reduce the appearance of scars or continue improving the appearance after an injury.
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Hand and Foot Reconstruction
Reconstructive plastic surgery of the hand is a common surgical procedure for patients with pain or limited mobility of the wrist, fingers, hand and forearm. This surgery can repair issues brought about by an illness, birth defect or trauma injury of the hand and are corrected with reconstructive plastic surgery and therapy.
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Head and Neck Cancer
Many cancers of the head and neck require extensive surgery that can leave the face disfigured. Surgery that is required after receiving treatment for cancer is known as head and neck cancer reconstructive surgery. Many cancers of the head and neck may involve the face, ears, nose, scalp, and even the mouth and glands of the face and neck area. A plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery can achieve the best possible cosmetic and functional results for the patient after the cancer has been removed.
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Skin Cancers and Lesions
Skin Cancers and Lesions can affect changes in the skin. Look specifically for: moles that change size, color or shape; moles that bleed; a black or blue-black spot on the face or neck; sores that do not heal; a pale patch of skin that grows. Many people refer to a mole as any dark spot or irregularity in the skin, such as: Birthmarks, Abnormal formations of blood vessels (hemangiomas), Keratoses (benign or precancerous spots, which appear after about age 30 years). More about Skin Cancers and Lesions »
Otolaryngology refers to the area of medicine that specializes in ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders. Head and neck reconstructive surgery may be required after a diagnosis and treatment of an oral cancer, major sinus issue, thyroid or skin cancer or correction of congenital abnormalities of the skull, palate or lips.
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For people who have been severely injured such as in a car accident, reconstructive surgical techniques can aid in the repair of unappealing lacerations and bone injuries in almost every part of the body. Reconstructive plastic surgery techniques can also reduce the appearance of scars for individuals who have been injured.
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Dr. Rex Moulton-Barrett is a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in Head and Neck reconstructive surgery and provides surgery for the head, face, ears, nose, jaw, and neck to residents of Oakland and the San Francisco Bay area.