Repair, Restore, Refine
Plastic surgery embraces cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. The word
plastic evolved from the Greek word "plastikos" which means to mold, shape, or give form to.
Cosmetic surgery enhances appearance and self-esteem by reshaping and refining
normal structures of the body.
Reconstructive surgery repairs and restores function and proximates the normal
appearance of abnormal structures caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection,
tumors or disease.
Health insurance usually does not cover cosmetic procedures but frequently covers
reconstructive procedures although coverage may vary. This variance has resulted in patient advocacy for access to