Reconstructive surgery is an important part of rehabilitation.
There are various surgical procedures that can help correct leprosy deformity in hands and feet, nose reconstruction and saving eyesight for people who can no longer open and close their eyes. Pre and postoperative care is important and always involves physiotherapy based on a personal rehabilitation plan.
Surgery not only returns the function to previously useless hands, feet and eyes, it also restores normality to their appearance. This increases social acceptance of previous leprosy patients in the community, and helps them to perform daily tasks and even start their own businesses.
Read Amar's story about how through Reconstructive surgery he is slowly being able to re-build his life.