Reconstructive surgery refers to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.
Reconstructive surgery is more commonly called plastic surgery.
♦ Reconstructive procedures focus on improving function or normalizing appearance of the patient.
Reconstructive surgery should not be confused with cosmetic surgery, which is generally performed to enhances a person's self-esteem.
• Most insurance companies will cover reconstructive surgery.
However, each insurance company may interpret the meaning of reconstructive differently depending on the specific procedure and situation.