After tumours, accidents or congenital malformations
Reconstructive surgery is necessary to restore the function and shape of the body. This can be the case after an accident, a cancer operation or in the case of congenital malformations.
Plastic reconstructive surgeons correct skin and soft tissues as well as peripheral nerves, among other things. To do this, tissue must sometimes be removed from one part of the body and allowed to heal in another part of the body, e.g. by connecting its blood vessels through microsurgery. These methods can heal many problematic wounds or skin defects after accidents or cancer operations.
The field of application also includes the removal of benign and malignant skin tumours and breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.