Plastic and reconstructive surgery: Plastic and reconstructive surgery services for children and adults

Whether you are seeking cosmetic changes, recovering from a trauma, or looking to alter your child's birth anomaly, UW Health's expert plastic and reconstructive surgery team uses the most advanced techniques available to leave you feeling great about yourself.


Look and feel your best

At UW Health, our surgeons provide a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery services for children and adults.

We use advanced microsurgical techniques to achieve the best results. We work with doctors in many other specialties, from burn and ear, nose and throat procedures to trauma and vascular surgeries.

Our team includes experts in breast reconstruction after mastectomy, cleft palate and craniofacial surgery, corrective surgery for congenital anomalies and replantation, cosmetic surgery and hand surgery.

Programs and research

Specialized care programs and research

Our plastic and reconstructive specialists provide several specialty programs to meet your needs. They include:

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide countless surgical solutions for a range of cosmetic concerns and conditions related to the face and body.

Cosmetic surgery

We provide comprehensive care to infants, children and teens with cleft lip or palate and other congenital facial anomalies.

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Our reconstructive surgeons will work with you and your cancer care team to make a plan to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy or lumpectomy. This could include implant reconstruction, microsurgical (free flap) reconstruction or using a combination of techniques.

Breast Center

Our team of hand surgeons specialize in degenerative and congenital disorders and traumatic hand and wrist injuries.

Hand, wrist and shoulder surgery

Our team of plastic surgeons work with you to reduce or eliminate headache frequency, duration and pain. Migraines can be associated with compression and irritation of sensory nerves and vessels around your head. When these compression points are released during surgery, the severity of migraines may decrease or you may not experience further migraines.

Improving surgery through research 

Our plastic and reconstructive doctors and scientists study new ways to repair nerve injuries. This means better care and long-term results for you. Learn more

Conditions and treatments

Advanced surgery for a variety of conditions

At UW Health, our specialists in plastic and reconstructive surgery treat a full range of conditions.

We perform procedures on all areas of the body in children and adults.

  • Birthmarks

  • Brachial plexus

  • Cancers (breast, gynecologic, skin etc.)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Congenital anomalies 

  • Gender affirmation

  • Migraines

  • Nerve repair

  • Trauma injuries

  • Vascular malformations and hemangiomas

Innovative treatments for improved function and appearance

We provide all types of plastic and reconstructive procedures to restore function and help you feel your best.

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction

  • Body contouring

  • Thoracic and chest wall reconstruction

  • Breast reconstruction

    • Implant based breast reconstruction

    • Microsurgical/free flap breast reconstruction, including:

      • DIEP flaps

      • SGAP flaps

      • TUG flaps

  • Breast reconstruction with a combination of techniques

    • Latissimus dorsi flap with implant

    • Oncoplastic breast reduction

  • Breast enhancement

    • Augmentation

    • Mastopexy

  • Breast reduction

  • Craniofacial surgery

  • Facial trauma reconstruction

  • Orthognathic (jaw, teeth) surgery

  • Reconstruction after Moh's surgery (removal of skin cancer)

  • Birthmark removal

  • Distraction osteogenesis to promote bone growth

  • Gynecologic oncology reconstruction

  • Microvascular surgery

  • Migraine surgery

  • Nerve repair

  • Post-trauma reconstruction

  • Reconstruction after removal of skin cancer

  • Removal of skin cancer

  • Replantation

  • Scar revision

  • Skin graft procedures

  • Surgeries to correct congenital anomalies of the face, breast, hand and head

  • Tissue expansion

  • Vascular malformation and hemangioma repair

  • Breast augmentation

  • Facial feminization

  • Peritoneal pulldown vaginoplasty

  • Phalloplasty

  • Top surgery (gender affirmation mastectomy)

  • Trach shave (thyroid cartilage reduction)

  • Vaginoplasty

  • Vulvoplasty (zero depth vaginoplasty)

  • Arthritis reconstruction

  • Blood vessel procedures

    • Hand and finger revascularization

    • Surgery to improve blood flow and to reduce pain for Raynaud's Disease

  • Burn reconstruction

  • Carpal tunnel release

  • Congenital hand, wrist and finger anomaly surgery

  • Dupuytren disease surgery (collagenase, needle release and open surgery)

  • Hand trauma surgery

  • Joint replacement

  • Nerve decompression surgery (cubital tunnel, radial tunnel)

  • Nerve injury and nerve disorder procedures

    • Brachial plexus reconstruction

    • Nerve repair and nerve transfers

  • Rheumatoid arthritis surgery

  • Skin cancer removal and reconstruction

  • Surgery for muscle spasticity (tendon lengthening or tendon transfers)

  • Targeted muscle re-innervation (nerve transfer to reduce pain following amputation)

  • Wrist arthroscopy

  • Lower extremity reconstruction

  • Limb salvage

Patient story

Double mastectomy uses patient's own tissue

Marsha Olson was 35 when she got a breast cancer diagnosis. She chose a double mastectomy. UW Health surgeons used her own body tissue for breast reconstruction.

Watch Marsha’s story

Meet our team

An expert team by your side

The team at UW Health includes experts in adult and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery.


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