Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgeons perform more than one million reconstructive procedures every year. Reconstructive surgery helps patients of all ages and types – whether it's a child with a birth defect, a young adult injured in an accident, or an older adult with a problem caused by aging.


Breast Reconstruction

New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. In particular, flap procedures such as TRAM flap reconstruction can achieve some of the most natural-looking breast reconstruction results possible.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is diagnosed by removing all or part of a skin growth and examining its cells under a microscope. After removal of the growth, your surgeon closes the wound to help preserve a normal appearance. Skin cancer can be treated by a number of methods, depending on the type of cancer, its stage of growth, and its location on your body.

General Reconstruction

General reconstruction encompasses the wide variety of reconstructive surgery procedures designed to restore form and function after the face or body has suffered congential deformity (birth defect), injury or trauma. There are a number of general reconstruction techniques that help both adults and children overcome disfigurement and reclaim their sense of self-confidence.

Tissue Expansion

Tissue expansion is a relatively straightforward procedure that enables the body to "grow" extra skin for use in reconstructing almost any part of the body. A silicone balloon expander is inserted under the skin near the area to be repaired and then gradually filled with salt water over time, causing the skin to stretch and grow.

Hand Surgery

Major advances have been made treating patients with hand injuries, degenerative disorders, and birth defects of the hand. Plastic surgeons have been at the forefront of these advances, with their interest is improving both function and appearance. Plastic surgeons undergo intensive training in hand surgery, and they treat patients with a wide range of hand problems.

Wound Care

Your skin is your body's largest organ and the protector of your delicate internal systems, so it is important to care for your skin in the event of injury. Wound care with skin grafting, tissue expansion or flap surgery can help regrow and repair your skin, protect you from infection and minimize long-term aesthetic damage to areas that have suffered trauma.

Scar Revision

Plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through the injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.