Plastic Surgery For Reconstruction
Reconstruction of the chest and abdomen is done when patients have had structures removed from these areas. This can be due to cancer surgery, injury or congenital abnormalities.
Dr Khoo is specifically trained to use a variety of skin grafts, local flaps and distant flaps to reconstruct the structures of the chest such as in advanced breast cancers and the abdomen. An example would be helping patients who have had major surgery of the abdomen and removal of part of the abdominal wall. In the abdomen, patients who have had major surgeries are prone to poor healing and hernia formation – a good reconstruction helps to prevent these unwanted effects.