Reconstructive Surgery Overview
The Northwestern Medicine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Practice is dedicated to leading-edge cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, with special interest in facial and breast surgery. The practice believes in comprehensive preoperative and postoperative evaluation.
Northwestern Medicine plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform a broad spectrum of procedures designed to improve appearance or correct congenital deformities for women, men and children. Procedures can be performed to enhance appearance on many parts of the body, including:
Some procedures offered by our plastic and reconstructive surgeons are considered cosmetic, while others are considered reconstructive. In general, cosmetic procedures are those that improve the appearance of normal, healthy structures. Cosmetic procedures may include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
- Breast augmentation
- Botox® injections
Reconstructive procedures are designed to correct or repair problems caused by birth defects, injury, surgery or disease, such as repair of cleft palate, breast reconstruction after mastectomy, or scar revision.
Northwestern Medicine plastic and reconstructive surgeons use the safest and most effective techniques to address each person’s unique needs. Our goal is to provide sophisticated surgical techniques in a safe hospital environment, to help people look and feel their best.