Lower extremity reconstructive surgery combines plastic surgery with state-of-the-art foot and ankle surgery to restore function and aesthetics to the foot, ankle and lower leg. We use the most advanced surgical and microsurgical techniques available to maximize the function and appearance of the lower extremities, with an emphasis on joint-preserving and limb-sparing procedures.
The best candidates for lower extremity reconstructive surgery are people who suffer from open wounds or defects in a lower extremity as a result of trauma, disease, or congenital abnormality.
What to Expect
- Surgery Preparation
- Recovery from Surgery
- Risks and Outcomes
Specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery will be provided, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking and avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, that may interfere with the blood’s ability to clot.
Carefully following all instructions will help your surgery go smoothly. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and provide assistance for the first few days.
The healing process for lower extremity reconstructive surgery depends on the extent and type of surgery performed. Because each surgery is unique and varies greatly in complexity, the recovery process for each person will be different.
It is really important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to prevent permanent damage or infection. Successful recovery requires patients to take an active role in all aspects of their care.
Every type of surgery has risks. You can help reduce complications by carefully following all pre- and post-surgery instructions. Our plastic surgeon will review all the potential risks and side effects specific to you and your surgery.