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Wayne Health’s plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform advanced surgeries for reconstruction of facial and body defects caused by birth disorders, traumatic injury, burns or disease. Our surgical team is skilled in a wide range of leading-edge plastic and reconstructive surgeries, with special interest in breast surgery and burn reconstruction.
Our surgeons also serve as faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, sharing their knowledge of advanced surgical techniques and technologies with the next generation of physicians, and conducting research of new medical advancements benefitting our patients.
Our Plastic and Aesthetic surgical team is passionate about helping you feel good about your appearance and regain maximum function.
Wayne Health Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery offers a wide range of plastic and reconstruction surgeries. Some of the more common procedures related to our specialty areas of breast reconstruction and burn reconstruction are described below.
Breast implants recreate the shape of a breast after part or all of the breast is removed (mastectomy) because of cancer. Several types of implants are available.
Sometimes an implant is placed during the same surgery as mastectomy. But often you will have two surgeries. The doctor will first place a tissue expander beneath the skin. Saline (or air) is gradually added to the expander to help stretch the skin. This may take several months. When the right size is reached, the expander is taken out and an implant is put in. The nipple and the darker area around it (areola) are created at a later time.
After surgery, you will probably go home the same day or the next day. Many people can go back to work or their normal routine in 3 to 6 weeks.
Your new breast will likely not have any feeling. It will also look different
Surgery to fix burn scars is called burn reconstructive surgery. It improves the look, feel, and function of skin and muscles near burn scars. It’s often done once the wound has fully healed. This can take 18 months to 2 years. But sometimes surgery may be needed right away to cover a burn wound and help with healing.
There are many types of surgery techniques to fix burn scars. These include skin grafts and flaps, skin substitutes, and tissue expansion. Different types of surgery may be used depending on where the burn is, how severe it is, and how much skin can be grafted. These surgeries are often done over several years to get the best results
Wayne Health’s plastic and reconstructive surgery team performs a broad array 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. Our team provides a comprehensive pre- and post-operative evaluation and a customized treatment plan based upon your condition and needs.
One of our specialty areas of treatment is breast implant after mastectomy.
Wayne Health physicians and researchers are also faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and before FDA approval or commercial availability.
As educators and researchers, our surgeons embrace change that benefits patients. Together with biomedical engineers in the futuristic Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) Lab, our surgeons are actively engaged in developing new treatment methods and technologies, and in teaching the next generation of surgeons, to accelerate progress toward the medicine and surgery of the future.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.