Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The skilled team at UnityPoint Health – Meriter specializes in all facets of plastic surgery, from reconstructive (helping those who suffer from cancer, traumatic injuries or birth defects) to hand surgery (carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and tendon injuries) to aesthetic surgery of the face and body. Our care team is committed to helping both adults and children repair and restore the body.
Our specialists take the time to explain every step of your treatment. You can be confident that through our experienced care and recommendations, you can choose the treatment plan that is best for you.
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Plastic Surgery includes surgical and non-surgical procedures that reshape structures of the body in order to enhance appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Cosmetic surgery is considered elective.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
The goals of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery differ from those of cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma or injury, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to achieve a normal appearance.
Hand Surgery describes procedures performed to correct congenital and acquired hand and upper extremity issues. This highly specialized surgery addresses diseases that cause pain and impair the strength, function and flexibility of your wrist and fingers. The ultimate goal is to restore near normal function of fingers and hands injured by trauma or to correct birth abnormalities.