a. Discussion. Repair is the reconstruction, reforming, fixation, or stabilization
of a part. The suffixes used for plastic surgery procedures are as follows:
-plasty--the shaping or surgical formation of a body part.
-(o)stomy--to provide with an opening.
-desis--the binding of a body part.
-pexy--the fixation or suspension of a body part.
(a) Skin graft--the implantation of a portion of skin onto a body part.
(b) Bone graft--the implantation of a piece of bone to replace a
removed bone or bony defect.
Cartilage graft--the implantation of a portion of cartilage into a body
Lengthen or shorten--tendon (tenoplasty).
(a) Advancement--eye muscles.
Attach or reattach
(a) --nerves (neuroplasty).