New York Group for Plastic Surgery Details The Most Common Reconstructive Surgical Procedures

August 10, 2010

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Plastic surgery goes beyond achieving perfection. Surgeons can repair physical defects and injuries due to accidents, genetics and disease and restore patients with physical and emotional satisfaction. “New advancements in reconstructive plastic surgery have given plastic surgeons a chance for greater results,” said R. Michael Koch, M.D., of New York Group for Plastic Surgery (NYGPS). Reconstructive surgery can greatly improve, if not completely fix, abnormalities and physical irregularities. NYGPS handles the most common types of reconstructive surgeries in their offices such as:

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Breast Reconstruction – Implants and Autologous Tissue

NYGPS performs breast reconstruction for mastectomy patients. They do this via an implant or autologous tissue flaps, using the patient’s own body tissue. Remaining muscle can also be expanded immediately using AlloDerm® (an acellular tissue matrix), a process that has been perfected by Drs. R. Michael Koch and Andrew Salzberg of NYGPS.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery – Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip

Cleft lips and cleft palates are birth defects that can affect a child’s ability to eat, speak, breathe and even hear. These birth defects can also drastically impact a child’s ability to socialize. NYGPS’ distinguished craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Tae Ho Kim, can repair cleft palates and cleft lips and help restore normal function. Dr. Kim, who also runs his own pediatric plastic surgery website, www.craniofacialhealing.com, has had extensive training and experience in repairing cleft lip, cleft palate, cleft alveolus, and cleft nose, and orthognathic (jaw), craniofacial, and craniosynostosis surgery.

Skin Cancer Surgery

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S., with one in five Americans being diagnosed with it in their lifetime. NYGPS expert surgeons can effectively reconstruct the area using modern reconstructive surgery techniques.

Hand Surgery

Hand surgery is one of the top five most popular reconstructive procedures performed in the U.S. NYGPS specializes in traumatic hand injuries, as well as congenital anomalies, nerve compression syndromes (such as carpal tunnel), arthritic deformities, and tumors. NYGPS’ surgeons are skilled in restoring comfort, mobility, and a more natural appearance to the hands.


NYGPS uses the latest equipment and technology to perform reconstructive surgery on very small structures of the body, such as blood vessels and nerves and to use these techniques to repair trauma and to reattach amputated fingers and toes. Their surgeons use microsurgical techniques to reconstruct or repair damaged or disfigured skin, muscles, or other tissues, and to transplant tissues from other parts of the body.

Burn Care & Wound Healing

Patients with severe burns usually require ongoing reconstructive burn surgery to improve both the function and the cosmetic appearance of the affected areas. Scar tissue treatments usually require several months to be both effective and permanent as scar tissue can continue to develop long after the original burn, especially in younger patients. NYGPS’ experts can resolve severe burns or cuts using surgical techniques like skin grafts, tissue expansion, and flap surgery.

    New York Group for Plastic Surgery, LLP


    Tarrytown, NY: (800) 433-7410
    Goshen, NY: (845) 294-2018

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