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Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. 

Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

Reconstructive Procedures to Improve Functions and Approximate a Normal Appearance


  • Brachial Plexus Repair
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Augmentation and Reduction
  • Cleft Lip/Clef Palate Surgery
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Hand Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction
  • Scar Revision (Surgical treatment for scars)
    • Hypertrophic Scars
    • Contractures
    • Facial Scars
    • Z-Plasty (surgical technique to reposition a scar)
  • Skin Grafting and Flap Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Tissue Expansion (Creating new skin from existing skin)

The Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Services team at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to safely reducing post-operative pain and discomfort while minimizing side effects.