Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

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At Markham Stouffville Hospital, we provide a full spectrum of plastic surgery services, including reconstructive surgery, facial surgery, hand surgery or cosmetic surgery.

Your plastic or reconstructive surgery

If you are coming for surgery at Markham Stouffville Hospital, please also see our Your surgical care journey and Day of surgery pages, where you will find out important information such as how to prepare for surgery and what to do/where to go when you arrive at the hospital.

About plastic surgery

The word ‘plastic’ comes from the Greek ‘plastikos,’ which means to mold. So the ‘plastic’ in plastic surgery means we are changing the shape of, or molding, parts of the body.

Plastic surgery is performed by surgeons who have extra training and accreditation in this type of surgery. Some plastic surgeons specialize in cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery

Reconstructive surgery encompasses a wide variety of procedures done by plastic surgeons to reconstruct damaged tissues. These include breast reconstruction after mastectomy, breast reduction, facial surgery, hand surgery, and numerous other procedures.

Hand surgery

Plastic surgery for the hand includes fixing more complicated fractures where surgery is required to align the broken bone fragments; repairing severed nerves or tendons, or addressing certain conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or trigger finger.

Facial surgery

Facial plastic surgery includes removing scars, reconstructing parts of the face after trauma, burns or cancer removal, or correcting facial differences such as cleft lip or palate.

Cosmetic surgery

This includes breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction and other procedures focused on improving appearance.

Meet our plastic surgeons