There are different types of plastic surgery depending on which cancer it is, such as endoscopic and flap surgery. Harry Salinas, Plastic Surgeon at Miami Cancer Institute, describes endoscopic surgery as a procedure assisted by cameras to do things through small ports, more like laparoscopic surgery.
He also says with flap surgery he can move tissues around in the body to recreate a breast or fill in an effect in the nose after a skin cancer. There are other types of surgery techniques, like lase technology, skin grafts and tissue expansion.
I WANT TO TALK ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLASTIC SURGERY BECAUSE YOU DO MANY, NOT JUST BREAST RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERIES. THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES DEPENDING ON WHICH CANCER, OF COURSE, IT IS. WE HAVE SOME HERE AND I WANTED TO GO THROUGH THEM IF I MAY. PLASTIC SURGERY TECHNIQUES. THE FIRST IS ENDOSCOPIC SURGERY. OPERATIONS ASSISTED BY CAMERAS AND WE DO THINGS THROUGH SMALL PORTS, MORE LIKE LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY AND SOMETHING THAT IS REALLY USED MORE IN THE COSMETIC REALM FOR BROW LIFTS OR PUTTING IN COSMETIC IMPLANTS THROUGH TINY IN SIXES IN THE BELLY BUTTON OR THE AXILLA. FLAP SURGERY. WE ARE MOVING TISSUES AROUND IN THE BODY. A GENERAL TERM. MOVE TISSUES AROUND TO RECREATE A BREAST OR FILL IN A EFFECT IN THE NOSE AFTER A SKIN CANCER. FLAP SURGERY ENCOMPASES A LOT OF THE THINGS WE DO IN PLASTIC SURGERY AND THERE ARE MANY TYPES OF FLAPS. LET’S SHOW THE VIEWERS MOVE ON WITH LASER TECHNOLOGY, DOCTOR. LASER TECHNOLOGY IS WIDELY USED IN BURN PATIENTS FOR EXAMPLE FOR SCAR MANAGEMENT AND WIDELY USED IN THE COSMETIC SIDE OF THINGS AS WELL FOR SKIN RESURFACING AND IMPROVING THE TEXTURE OF SUN DAMAGED SKIN. HAND IN HAND WITH THE VIN GRAFTS. HAND IN HAND WITH THE SKIN GRAFTS. PEOPLE WITH SKIN GRAFTS TEND TO HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF SCAR TISSUE AND THE LASER TECHNOLOGY IS USED VERY COMMONLY IN ORDER TO SOFTEN THE SKIN GRAFTS AS TIME GOES BY. AND FINALLY, TISSUE EXPANSION. ONE OF THE GREATEST TOOLS WE HAVE IN PLASTIC SURGERY. AND WE USE IT A LOT IN BREAST RECONSTRUCTION TO PREPARE THE POCKET FOR THE UP PLANT. WE USE IT – FOR THE IMPLANT. WE USE IT IN HEAD AND NECK FOR EXAMPLE THE SCALP WHEN THERE IS A DEFECT AND YOU WANT TO EXPAND THE AMOUNT OF HAIR-BEARING SCALP SO YOU CAN MOVE THE SCALP OVER AND RESTORE THE HAIR IN THE CRANIAL PORTION SO WE USE A LOT OF TISSUE EXPANSION FOR THAT. ALSO SOMETIMES EXTREMITY RECONSTRUCTION AND SOME OTHER THINGS. AND WE WILL TALK MORE
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