Lower extremity reconstructive surgery combines plastic surgery with state-of-the-art foot and ankle surgery to restore function and aesthetics to the foot and lower leg.
What is lower extremity reconstructive surgery?
Lower extremity reconstructive surgery combines plastic surgery with state-of-the-art foot and ankle surgery to restore function and aesthetics to the foot and lower leg. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists includes surgeons who are fellowship trained enabling them to handle everything from the simplest to the most complex cases.
We use the most advanced surgical and microsurgical techniques available to maximize the function and appearance of the lower extremities, with an emphasis on limb-sparing procedures.
Who is a Good Candidate for Lower Extremity Reconstruction
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 After Lower Extremity Reconstructive Surgery
Preparing for Lower Extremity Surgery
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.
Recovering from Lower Extremity Surgery
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 imperative 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.
Risks and Outcomes
Every type of surgery has risks. You can help reduce complications by carefully following all pre- and post-surgery instructions. Our plastic surgeons will review all the potential risks and side effects specific to you and your surgery.