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Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Monacelli offers both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to the Ithaca and Finger Lakes area.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

Dr. Monacelli performs a very broad range of plastic surgery procedures. These include cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face, breast, and body. Dr. Monacelli also has extensive training and experience in treating many different problems in the hand, including common problems like carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers and ganglion cysts.

If you are interested in a particular procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our office by calling 607-266-0483.