Plastic surgeons at Chattanooga are medical specialists who are skilled at performing surgeries that restore form or function, on improve general or localized appearance. Cosmetic surgery has gained rapid popularity and acceptance in the past few decades, with the number of patients opting for surgical procedures jumping over fifty percent in a decade or so. The most common plastic surgery procedures are breast augmentation, liposuction, nasal surgery, eyelid surgery and abdominoplasty. Non-surgical treatment for certain appearance related complaints are also available, such as Botox, but this is not performed or given by medical sugeons. Reconstructive surgery is a sub-specializaton under plastic surgery, whereby functional impairments caused by burns, injuries, congenital abnormalities and outcomes of infections are repaired. This usually leads to greater functionality, though an improvement in appearance is also an associated outcome in many cases. Common procedures carried out by plastic surgeons in Chattanoogaspecializing in reconstructive surgery, include tumor removal, laceration repair, scar repair, hand surgery, and breast reduction. Cleft palates and burns are also treated by reconstructive surgery. In the latter case, skin grafting is usually carried out. If local tissue for the area to be operated on is not available, the surgeons carry out microsurgery skin, muscle, bone, fat, or some of these in combination for fashioning a reconstruction.