Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving reconstructive surgery which includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns and cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic surgery aims at improving the appearance of it.
Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery is the correction of congenital clefts of the face. The surgery for cleft lip is usually done at 3 months of age, whereas, the cleft palate is repaired at 1 yr age. Alveolar bone grafting which is performed at 8-10 yrs helps the teeth come in proper position and improves appearance. Thereafter, revision surgery such and rhinoplasty and orthognathic surgery to significantly improve appearances are undertaken at 16-21 yrs age. Rare Craniofacial Cleft Syndromes such as facial clefts require meticulous planning and skill and can significantly improve facial appearance of the child. All images are copyright of Dr. Abbas Mistry. Patients' consents have been taken
Cosmetic surgery is an optional or elective surgery that is performed with the purpose of improving a person’s appearance. However, it not only improves the appearance but also, in some cases, improves functional outcome, overall health and greatly improves confidence and self-esteem. Below are few representative cases from a plethora of procedures performed, displayed for understanding purpose only. All images are copyright of Dr Abbas Mistry
Facial trauma, or maxillofacial trauma, is any physical injury to the face and associated structures. It can involve soft tissue injuries such as burns or lacerations, bruises and/or fractures of the facial bones such as nasal fractures and fractures of the upper and lower jaw. Facial injuries have the potential to cause disfigurement and loss of function and sometimes have serious sequelae. Contrary to elsewhere in the body, trauma to the face requires much consideration so that incisions made to repair the facial bones are hidden in shadows and inconspicuous areas such as intra-oral approach (inside of the mouth), transconjunctival approach (inside of the eyelid) and coronal approach (hidden in the hairline) All images are copyright of Dr. Abbas Mistry. Informed consent has been taken
Microsurgery is surgery on very small blood vessels (microvascular) and nerves (microneurosurgery) such as those less than 3 to 5 millimeters in diameter. Microsurgery is done through an operating-room microscope using specialized instruments and tiny needles with ultrafine sutures. It is used to reattach severed fingers, hands, arms, and another amputated parts to the body by reconnecting the small blood vessels and restoring the circulation before the tissue starts to die. Microvascular surgery also can be used for reconstruction of defects on the face, trunk, and limbs after cancer resection and other ablative surgeries.
Hand Surgery is the treatment of all problems related to different structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm. It also includes expertise with some problems of the elbow, arm, and shoulder in children as well as adults. Common problems treated include: Carpal tunnel syndrome Hand tumours Injuries of the hand and wrist Fractures of the hand Congenital (birth) defects of the hand Brachial plexus injuries Other problems treated include arthritis, nerve and tendon injuries and vascular injuries to the hand. All images are copyright of Dr. Abbas Mistry. Patients' consent has been taken.
Burns Surgery is the treatment of burn wounds. Plastic surgeons are specially trained to treat acute burns as well as late post-burn reconstructive surgeries. Reconstructive burn surgery takes place after the burn wounds have healed and include skin grafting, contracture release and various flaps or procedures to improve the appearance of burn scars. All images are copyright of Dr. Abbas Mistry. Patients' consent has been taken
Diabetic Foot ulcers are a common complication of poorly controlled diabetes, forming as a result of skin tissue breaking down and exposing the layers underneath. They’re most common under your big toes and the balls of your feet, and they can affect your feet down to the bones. All people with diabetes can develop foot ulcers and foot pain, but good foot care can help prevent them. Treatment for diabetic foot ulcers and foot pain varies depending on their causes. Discuss any foot pain or discomfort with your doctor to ensure it’s not a serious problem, as infected ulcers can result in amputation if neglected. All images are copyright of Dr Abbas Mistry. Patients' consents have been taken