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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.
Our pediatric specialists work with children who need surgery to restore function or appearance.
We provide comprehensive care to infants, children and teens with cleft lip or palate and other congenital facial anomalies.
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.
Our team of hand surgeons specialize in degenerative and congenital disorders and traumatic hand and wrist injuries.
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.
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.
Cancers (breast, gynecologic, skin etc.)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
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
Thoracic and chest wall reconstruction
Implant based breast reconstruction
Microsurgical/free flap breast reconstruction, including:
Breast reconstruction with a combination of techniques
Latissimus dorsi flap with implant
Oncoplastic breast reduction
Facial trauma reconstruction
Orthognathic (jaw, teeth) surgery
Reconstruction after Moh's surgery (removal of skin cancer)
Distraction osteogenesis to promote bone growth
Gynecologic oncology reconstruction
Reconstruction after removal of skin cancer
Removal of skin cancer
Skin graft procedures
Surgeries to correct congenital anomalies of the face, breast, hand and head
Vascular malformation and hemangioma repair
Peritoneal pulldown vaginoplasty
Top surgery (gender affirmation mastectomy)
Trach shave (thyroid cartilage reduction)
Vulvoplasty (zero depth vaginoplasty)
Blood vessel procedures
Hand and finger revascularization
Surgery to improve blood flow and to reduce pain for Raynaud's Disease
Carpal tunnel release
Congenital hand, wrist and finger anomaly surgery
Dupuytren disease surgery (collagenase, needle release and open surgery)
Hand trauma surgery
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)
Lower extremity reconstruction
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.
Meet our team
An expert team by your side
The team at UW Health includes experts in adult and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery.