Cosmetic and Reconstructive Procedures

Plastic surgery has the goal of restoring function and form to the body. Unlike most surgical specialties, it is not confined to one organ system or body part. Instead, plastic surgery repairs, reconstructs and replaces physical defects involving:

  • Breast
  • Facial structures
  • Head and neck
  • Peripheral nerves
  • Skin and soft tissue
  • Trunk and extremities

Plastic Surgeries Performed

Cosmetic and reconstructive procedures performed by plastic surgeons include the following:

Treatment of Skin Diseases, Cancer, Trauma

  • Birthmarks
  • Malignant and benign lesions of the skin (basal cell, squamous cell)
  • Malignant and benign lesions of the soft tissue (sarcoma, lipoma)
  • Melanoma
  • Reconstructive flaps and grafts
  • Scar revisions

Surgery of the Breast

  • Breast reduction
  • Congenital and developmental breast deformities
  • Gynecomastia
  • Post-mastectomy breast reconstruction

Treatment of Facial Deformity, Disease, Trauma

  • Congenital tumors and vascular malformations
  • Facial fractures (mandible, zygoma, orbits, nose)
  • Nasal deformity, ear deformity
  • Tumors of the lips, mouth, tongue, salivary glands
  • Wound and laceration treatment

Surgery of the Trunk and Extremities

  • Chest and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Flaps, grafts, free tissue transfer, expanders
  • Lower extremity coverage
  • Perineal reconstruction

Cosmetic Surgery

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Collagen injections
  • Cosmetic otoplasty
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Facelift (brow lift, neck lift)
  • Liposuction

Contact Us

For more information about the Plastic Surgery Department, please call 1-800-882-4362.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if plastic surgery is right for you.