One is for looks; one is to function. It’s the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is elective and is performed on someone in order to enhance their appearance and elevate their self-esteem. This surgery is not typically covered by insurance companies.
Reconstructive surgery takes place in the aftermath of an accident or misfortune of some kind. It is performed to correct abnormalities caused by birth defects, disease, or trauma. Reconstructive is often covered by health insurance coverage, though the percentage of coverage varies from one company to the next.
At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, you will receive the best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation, please send us an email or give us a call at (205) 397-2100.