Plastic Surgery

Your Health. Your Hospital

If you have recently sustained a serious injury that affected the appearance of a part of your body, our plastic surgeons will promptly restore function and aspect by using state of the art technology. The plastic surgeons at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have vast knowledge in this medical branch, as well as years of professional experience, which guarantees a great outcome for every patient who decides to undergo reconstructive surgery at our hospital.

Quality, Compassionate Care

While most people associate plastic surgery with cosmetic surgery, namely with surgical procedures that are chosen by patients to change their appearance, there are some cases in which plastic surgery is necessary to restore the function and appearance of a patient who has recently sustained a serious injury to one of their body parts, such as their face or their arms. This is referred to as reconstructive surgery, which is part of plastic surgery. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our plastic surgeons specialize in reconstructive surgery. Therefore, if you have sustained a serious injury that resulted in the appearance of one of your body parts being altered, our specialists are ready to perform the procedure you require with minimal postoperative risks, as we use minimally invasive technology.

 Some of the most common procedures our talented plastic surgeons perform are:

Our skillful surgeons are ready to provide you with a complete health evaluation prior to undergoing the reconstructive surgery you need, as knowing the precise extent to which your body part was affected is crucial in choosing the most effective, as well as the safest, treatment approach for you. Afterward, they will perform the plastic surgery your injury requires with utmost care and compassion. Because we often employ minimally invasive surgical techniques for reconstructive surgery, your hospital stay will be shorter and your recovery will be faster. Furthermore, your risk of postoperative complications will also be lower, which will guarantee a speedy and wholesome recovery.

Our Plastic Surgeons Will Quickly Restore Your Function and Appearance

The aim of cosmetic surgery is to improve the physical appearance of the patient, with a focus on symmetry and harmony, and to eliminate or diminish visible signs of aging. On the other hand, the purpose of reconstructive surgery is to correct functional impairments that originate from various causes, such as:

  • burns
  • facial bone fractures
  • congenital abnormalities
  • developmental abnormalities
  • infections
  • cancer and tumors

Nevertheless, in addition to function restoration, reconstructive surgery may often provide a chance to regain a normal or close to normal appearance. Therefore, the plastic surgery we perform can help patients fully or partially restore body functions that have been impaired as a result of trauma, accident, or congenital abnormalities.

State of the Art Diagnostic and Evaluation Technology

Before undergoing plastic surgery, your health must be completely assessed so as to ensure that no serious complications will arise following the procedure. Our specialists use the latest diagnostic and evaluation technology,  which allows plastic surgeons to choose the most effective treatment approach for you, including:

  • high-definition endoscopy
  • computed tomography scanning
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • narrow-band imaging
  • positron emission tomography
  • surgical navigation
  • ultrasound
  • videostroboscopy

If you need plastic surgery, we encourage you to choose Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, as we have over 50 years of experience in providing excellent healthcare and medical services to the community of Los Angeles. Our plastic surgeons are talented and skilled, so you can rest assured that your appearance and health are in good hands and that you will be completely satisfied with the results of the procedure you will undergo.

Frequently Asked Questions

The recovery time mostly depends on the type of surgery you underwent, your health, and whether complications arise during or following the procedure.

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Following this intervention, you will require follow-up in order to receive appropriate guidelines for your recovery. During your follow-up meeting, you will be told when it’s ok to resume driving.

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The amount of time it will take you to heal after hand surgery will vary based on the type of surgery you have and the severity of your condition.

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Some postoperative symptoms are expected after hand reconstructive surgery. There are nonetheless some you should watch out for as they might indicate complications.

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Ulnar nerve decompression surgery is usually a day procedure which means you can go home on the same day as your surgery. It is also possible to spend the night in the hospital and be discharged the following day. We will be able to tell you how long your hospital stay is going to be after you have the intervention and we evaluate its outcome.

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