Plastic and Cosmetic Procedures
The term "plastic surgery" comes from the original meaning of plastic: something that can be molded or formed. Plastic surgery has come to include two main types of surgery: reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery. Reconstructive surgery is often covered by insurance and can be used to return function and form to the body after an accident, injury, burn, other surgery such as breast cancer surgery, or to correct birth defects such as cleft palate. Dr. Searles has additional qualifications in hand surgery and fellowship training in head and neck surgery. Aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery can restore a more youthful appearance, correct bothersome features and improve your confidence.
Because every patient's body and face are unique, procedures and surgical plans are often customized to best fit you. However you will find below a general overview of common procedures offered by Dr. Searles.
Please click on the list of procedures to learn more about each of your options. These procedural descriptions are provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
When researching your options, remember to look for the symbols from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS): these surgeons have certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are qualified to perform aesthetic (cosmetic) and reconstructive surgery of the face and entire body.