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The specific type of surgery will be determined by your physician based on:
Your age, overall health, and medical history
Severity of the deformity
Your tolerance of specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Location of the deformity
Your opinion or preference
Reconstructive plastic surgery may require multiple procedures done in several stages.
There are a number of areas in plastic surgery that may be either or both reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on a patient's situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may be a procedure performed for cosmetic improvement, as well as to correct eyelids that are drooping severely and obscuring vision.