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Reconstructive Surgery
at Vida Bela

Dr. Snider performs reconstructive surgery for all types of deformities and defects, from head to toe, adult to pediatric, for both male and female. She believes that there is a significant relationship between reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery, as they come together to restore and rebalance function, form and aesthetics. Dr. Snider will use reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques to maximize your results and help you live your best life.

Cancer & Tumors

There are multiple types of cancer and tumors that can cause disruption to your body’s shape and function. Whether it is breast cancer, skin cancer, or other benign conditions that can greatly impact your quality of life, Dr. Snider will provide an individualized approach and be by your side through the process. She will listen to you, and work closely with you, to learn your specific needs during each step of the journey, helping you live your most beautiful life.

Signature Procedures:

  • Breast Cancer Reconstruction: Surgical procedures aimed at restoring the shape, appearance, and symmetry of the breast(s) following mastectomy or lumpectomy due to breast cancer. Techniques may involve implants, tissue flaps, or a combination of both.
  • Skin Cancer: Refers to abnormal growths of skin cells, often caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun or tanning beds. Treatment may involve surgical excision, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted therapy, depending on the type and stage of the cancer.
  • Melanoma: A type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells of the skin. Melanoma can spread quickly to other parts of the body if not detected and treated early. Treatment usually involves surgical removal of the tumor, with additional therapies depending on the stage of the disease.
  • Neurofibromatosis: A genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue, leading to various skin abnormalities and potentially affecting other organs. Treatment focuses on managing symptoms and complications associated with the condition, which may include surgical removal of tumors or other interventions.
  • Moles & Skin Tags: Moles are pigmented spots on the skin that are usually harmless but may occasionally develop into melanoma. Skin tags are small, benign growths that often occur in areas of friction on the skin. Surgical removal may be recommended for cosmetic reasons or if they become irritated.
  • Age Spots: Also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, age spots are flat, brown patches on the skin that develop as a result of sun exposure and aging. Treatment options include topical medications, laser therapy, cryotherapy, or chemical peels to lighten or remove the spots.
  • Cysts: Fluid-filled sacs that can develop in various tissues of the body, including the skin. Treatment may involve drainage, excision, or medication, depending on the size, location, and symptoms associated with the cyst.
  • Scar Revision and Keloids: Scar revision procedures are aimed at minimizing the appearance of scars, improving function, and restoring aesthetics. Keloids are raised, overgrown scars that extend beyond the original wound site. Treatment options may include surgical excision, steroid injections, laser therapy, or silicone gel sheets to flatten and soften the scar tissue.

Post-bariatric Body Contouring

Patients who have experienced massive weight loss either with bariatric surgery, lifestyle modifications, or both, typically develop excess skin that is distributed throughout the body, including the face, breasts, arms, abdomen, back, buttock, and legs. Many of these patients are candidates for body contouring surgeries in all areas where there is excess loose skin. Dr. Snider performs all types of body contouring surgeries including facelift, neck lift, breast lift, brachioplasty, torsoplasty, abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, gluteoplasty, and thigh lift. Dr. Snider will create a custom plan that is right for you, whether it involves restoring one area or many. She will partner with you through the journey of living your best life.

Trauma, wounds, & burns

Trauma, wounds and burns typically occur unexpectedly and can greatly impact your life. Whether you or a loved one has a simple laceration, multiple facial fractures, persistent hidradenitis, or burns to your body, Dr. Snider will be there to help you through some of your toughest moments. She will use both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery techniques to provide restoration to each affected area so that you can heal and regain confidence with your appearance and function.

Signature Procedures:

  • Trauma: Dr. Snider specializes in treating facial, hand, and body trauma resulting from unforeseen accidents. Using innovative reconstructive and cosmetic techniques, she aims to restore your natural appearance with meticulous attention to detail. Whenever possible, she prioritizes using your own natural tissue for repair.
  • Wounds: Wounds can arise from various causes, including pressure ulcers, lower leg wounds, hidradenitis, Fournier’s, necrotizing fasciitis, pilonidal cysts, and surgical wounds. Factors such as diabetes, obesity, and vascular conditions can exacerbate wound development. Dr. Snider offers comprehensive treatment for all types of wounds, collaborating with specialists to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Burns: Burns, whether from flames, hot liquids, chemicals, or electrical sources, can cause severe damage and scarring, particularly in exposed areas like the face, neck, and hands. They are categorized into first, second, and third-degree burns, with third-degree burns affecting all skin layers and potentially causing significant scarring. Dr. Snider, trained in burn care at a certified level 1 center, offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment, including reconstruction for severe scarring resulting from burns.
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Hand Surgery

Hand surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures including repair of broken bones, tendon and ligament repair, nerve repair, nail bed repair, nerve decompression for carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome, and treatment of superficial and deep infections. Dr. Snider trained with innovators in the field of hand surgery and has experience in a vast array of procedures of the hand. She will work closely with your hand therapist to provide you with the most functional result and greatest outcome.

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