the restoration of appearance and function following injury or disease, or the correction of congenital defects, using the techniques of plastic surgery.
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How to use reconstructive surgery in a sentence
When my delirium was broken up with discussions about facial reconstructive surgery to repair my dented face, I started requesting half a dragon or penguin face, to complement my existing human one.
Masters was born three years after the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, which likely caused the birth defects that led to eventual amputation of both legs and reconstructive surgery for thumbless hands and webbed fingers.
That resulted in “more blood loss than we’d prefer and big reconstructive surgeries.”
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Another reconstructive surgery was attempted at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Now, after national media attention, Bibi Aisha will travel from Afghanistan to the U.S. for reconstructive surgery.
The Grossman Burn Foundation has also offered to assist Nadia, through its Afghan reconstructive surgery and Burn Center Project.
There also was the dilemma of determining the fine line between necessary reconstructive surgery and cosmetic enhancement.