Clinical Strengths

Plastic surgery services at the University of Michigan focus on personalized treatment informed by a multidisciplinary approach and delivered with warmth and compassion. 

Breast Reconstruction

We’re state leaders in complex breast reconstruction, performing more than 200 microsurgical reconstructions in the past 3 years, a procedure that uses the patient’s own tissue. We’re also one of the few institutions in the country that can perform surgery to treat lymphedema, a chronic condition that may develop after breast cancer.

Burn Reconstruction

We provide a full range of treatments for patients with acute burns and burn scars, using reconstructive procedures such as muscle flap coverage and tissue grafts to improve function as well as aesthetic appearance. We’re also developing new treatments for patients who suffer with painful burn scar contracture by using fractional CO2 laser therapy. 

Cosmetic Surgery

Our skilled physicians bring their expertise to procedures that allow patients to feel good about looking their best. We offer a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures in a modern setting at our cosmetic surgery clinic at Domino’s Farms.

Craniofacial Anomalies

Our Craniofacial Anomalies Program treats a high volume of cases from around the country, repairing cleft lip and palate and craniosynostosis. Our team draws from the experience of more than 20 disciplines, and delivers care at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, providing a single point of contact for our patients from birth to young adulthood.

Hand Surgery

With 7 full-time surgeons, including 3 in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, our hand surgery program is one of the largest in the U.S. We have particular expertise in the treatment of congenital conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

General Reconstructive Surgery

Our plastic surgeons use reconstructive and microsurgical techniques ranging from a simple scar revision to a complex transfer of tissue flaps from elsewhere on the body to repair damaged tissue, rebuild body parts, and restore patients to acceptable appearance and function.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan provides diagnosis and treatment of complicated congenital anomalies. Plastic surgeons trained in maxillofacial surgery also care for adult patients with orthognathic or craniofacial deformities as well as patients with immediate or late post-traumatic facial disfigurement and general reconstructive procedures.

Peripheral Nerve Surgery

By targeting a specific nerve or a group of nerves, surgeons can lessen or end chronic peripheral nerve pain. Through this program, we’re able to treat difficult pain conditions that few institutions are equipped to manage. 

Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Working alongside medical oncologists and radiologists, we provide surgical and skin reconstruction treatment for patients with melanoma. Because of the large number of cases we see each year, we draw on deep experience for treating this condition.

Vascular Anomalies

Our practice is the only one in the state treating vascular anomalies, including the most complex cases. We develop comprehensive treatment plans in partnership with interventional radiologists, pathologists, dermatologists, and pediatric plastic surgeons. 

Wound Care

As part of the Comprehensive Wound Care Clinic, we provide surgical treatment including tissue removal and wound biopsies. Injured tissue can heal best when nourished with oxygen, so we also offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy.