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The Surgery Center Of Chester County

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Outpatient Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Exton, PA

Knowing What to Expect

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.

Simply put, plastic and reconstructive surgery are surgical procedures designed to improve the appearance of a specific area of the body. Surgery often involves removing tissue or reshaping existing structures for a more appealing look.

Surgery to enhance one’s appearance may be done to correct a physical defect or perceived imperfection, reduce size, or to restore what cancer treatment or other medical procedures may have removed or destroyed.

Thanks to numerous surgical advances and new technologies, many of these cosmetic surgeries can now be performed at fully equipped, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical facilities, such as The Surgery Center of Chester County.

Why Patients Choose Cosmetic Surgery

Surgeons credentialed with The Surgery Center of Chester County in Exton, Pennsylvania, use our facility to perform plastic or reconstructive surgery for a variety of reasons, including to correct or remove:

  • Birth defects
  • Facial or body imperfections
  • Signs of aging
  • Sagging skin
  • Excess body tissue
  • Stubborn fat
  • Skin tags

Common Outpatient Cosmetic Surgeries

Common types of plastic or reconstructive surgeries performed on an outpatient basis include:


Many women opt to undergo cosmetic surgery to lift, enhance, or reduce their breasts. Often, the reason is entirely cosmetic, but sometimes, it is done to relieve symptoms or lessen medical risks associated with their breasts. For example, women may choose a mammaplasty (breast reduction surgery) to help relieve back pain associated with having large breasts. After cancer treatment, women sometimes opt to have one or both breasts surgically removed (a mastectomy) to reduce the likelihood that breast cancer returns following treatment.


Also called otoplasty, cosmetic ear surgery is performed to change the position, size, or shape of the ears. People with large, misshapen, or protruding ears may opt for this cosmetic procedure.


Droopy eyelids can make anyone look older than they really are. Sometimes, excess skin, fat, and weakened muscles around the eyelid can actually make it difficult to see properly. A blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) can fix this.


Over time, we lose collagen and elastin, which can cause our skin to sag. This is especially noticeable in the face. A surgical face lift (rhytidectomy) can be performed in a number of ways, but the aim of each technique is the same: skin that is firm, smooth, and leaves you looking years younger.


Liposuction (also called lipoplasty) is the surgical removal of fat from specific areas of the body. Common areas targeted for liposuction include the abdomen, upper arms, hips, thighs, chin, and neck. It is a type of outpatient surgery that essentially promises to recontour the body.


One of the most common types of plastic surgery, rhinoplasty (commonly referred to as a “nose job”) reconstructs the nose and nasal area, often to change its shape – but sometimes also to improve its function. For example, plastic surgeons may realign a deviated septum (a procedure called a septoplasty) for purely cosmetic reasons, but it is also an ENT procedure done to alleviate breathing or sleeping problems.