Although many might think of the phrase "plastic surgery" in terms of elective cosmetic surgeries — such as a "tummy tuck" or "nose job" — people consider plastic surgery for many reasons. Certainly, it includes purely cosmetic procedures. However, the field also encompasses reconstructive surgery that is performed following breast cancer, bariatric surgery, traumatic injury and more.
Plastic surgery is, in fact, a critical adjuvant of such Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin services as the Hand Center, the Clinical Cancer Center, the Trauma Center and others.
When selecting a plastic surgeon, it is important to make sure he or she has the experience, training and credibility you desire in a doctor to whom you will entrust your care. The Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Plastic Surgery Center has been in practice since the late 1960s. Physicians and staff work closely with patients to educate them about the plastic surgery experience, answer questions forthrightly and establish realistic goals and expectations.
Medical College of Wisconsin plastic surgeons also pursue research interests in a continual effort to discover ways to improve their patients' surgical outcomes and quality of life. Their interests and research activities include breast reconstruction, aesthetics, nerve surgery and micro-hand surgery.