The Division of Plastic Surgery offers a complete range of plastic and reconstructive surgery services for both adults and children. Our surgeons are nationally and internationally renowned for their surgical and research contributions to plastic surgery.
The center is a prime component of Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to providing patient care, each surgeon is involved in clinical research as well as the teaching of all types of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. These scholarly activities allow us to achieve our goal of providing the highest quality service by using the most advanced techniques and skill for optimal medical care.
The Breast Reconstruction and Plastic Surgery Program offers comprehensive services for breast reconstruction after surgery for breast cancer. A full spectrum of reconstructive procedures is available, including tissue expansion and implantation, as well as several types of autogenous tissue reconstruction. Counseling and support services are individually tailored to meet the patient's needs.
The program also provides reconstruction for congenital and developmental anomalies, as well as surgery for cosmetic breast contouring. The most current techniques are employed for breast augmentation.
The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Program provides comprehensive evaluations of congenital facial anomalies, including cleft lip, cleft palate, Pierre-Robin syndrome, craniosynostosis, microtia, retrognathia, Treacher Collins and Crouzon's syndrome patients. The plastic surgeons and neurosurgeons use the most up-to-date surgical techniques to treat these birth deformities and also coordinate the myriad of support services these children require. Adult patients with residual facial or skull deformities after cancer surgery or post-traumatic injury are also treated by the team.
Comprehensive cosmetic surgery services are offered by superbly trained plastic surgeons. The focus is on the individual aesthetic desires of the patient. Every procedure is tailored to the specific needs of each patient and completely discussed preoperatively to ensure patient confidence.
Procedures offered include facial plastic surgery, breast augmentation and lifts, laser, dermabrasion, liposuction and abdominoplasty, as well as rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
Comprehensive skin laser services are provided for a broad variety of skin conditions, including aging face and eyelids, pre-malignant lesions, hemangiomas, port wine stains, tattoos and abnormal skin pigmentation. The treatment of scars and skin resurfacing are of particular interest.
A multidisciplinary approach is taken to simple or complex wounds of the lower and upper extremities, head and neck, and trunk. Treatment includes the use of all surgical and topical modalities for prompt wound closure and function restoration. Special emphasis is directed to the maximal restoration of the normal appearance of the wounded area.