Plastic Surgery

Beaumont's plastic surgery team has more than 40 dedicated surgeons and is focused on helping patients improve appearance, correct defects and restore body function lost because of injuries or other traumatic events. Beaumont's board certified surgeons specialize in every aspect of plastic surgery, including burn care, cancer reconstruction, hand, microvascular and cosmetic surgery. Surgeons are on call around the clock to participate in the management of emergency cases.

Beaumont uses the most advanced technology available today, which includes microscopic surgical techniques for reconstruction whenever possible which provides quicker healing and recovery.

Plastic surgeons at Beaumont play an important part of the multidisciplinary team providing reconstructive care following cancer surgery or trauma. 

Special Procedures Offered

Our surgical team performs a range of surgical procedures including:

Cosmetic Surgery

Beaumont offers packaged pricing for cosmetic surgery procedures. Packaged pricing includes facility and anesthesia related costs.

Cosmetic procedures include:

  • eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • ear surgery, especially congenital deformities of the ear
  • nose surgery (rhinoplasty) including cosmetic procedures, corrections for congenital and traumatic deformities, and deviated septum
  • face and neck lifts

Minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery includes:

  • laser skin resurfacing
  • Botox injection
  • injectable fillers
  • dermabrasion

Breast Surgery

Cosmetic procedures include:

  • Traditional and minimally-invasive breast implants (augmentation)
  • Breast lift (mazopexy)
  • Correction of asymmetry
  • New cohesive gel implant

Reconstructive breast procedures include:

  • Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty)
  • Cancer reconstruction, delayed or at the time of breast removal
  • Skin and muscle flaps
  • Microvascular free flaps
  • Implants
  • Nipple reconstruction

Reconstructive

Beaumont offers a number of reconstructive procedures involving:

Skin

  • hidradenitis
  • decubitus ulcers (pressure sores)

Skin Cancer

  • evaluation and removal of skin cancer: melanoma, basal and squamous cell
  • minimally-invasive resection during surgery (frozen section)

Congenital

  • cleft lip and palate
  • facial anomalies
  • ear construction for congenital absence
  • hemangioma
  • jaw deformities
  • craniofacial surgery

Cancer-related

  • hand and neck cancer
  • breast cancer
  • bone and soft tissue

Trauma-related (acute and delayed)

  • lacerations
  • facial fractures

Hand

  • congenital deformity
  • hand injuries
  • carpal tunnel
  • trigger finger
  • dupuytren's contracture
  • ganglion cyst
  • tumors

Bariplastic Surgery

Bariplastic surgery (body contouring) can play an important part in returning a patient to their desired physical condition. Body contouring, following bariatric surgery, eliminates excess skin that many are left with post-surgery.

While weight loss surgery can have a dramatic improvement on the patient's overall health, increase the person's ability to be active, and decrease the need for medication; excess skin, rashes and scars can still remain.

This procedure can have positive affects on the patient, including:

  • renewed self confidence
  • better looking figure
  • restoring overall function and form

Body Contouring Procedures Offered

Panniculectomy

A panniculectomy is the most common procedure done after massive weight loss. It involves removal of the extra skin and fat from the lower abdomen. The removal of the extra skin and fat has a positive affect on the patient, including improvement in lower back discomfort and the elimination of a recurring rash underneath the excess skin.

Beaumont doctors are able to close an incision in a way that reduces scarring. The operation is performed under a general anesthetic and usually requires 1-2 hours. Insurance carriers may provide coverage for this operation if there is documentation of need.

Abdominoplasty

An abdominoplasty, more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck, involves the elevation of the skin and fatty tissue up to the ribs as well as the internal tightening of the abdominal wall. The surgery typically requires about 3 hours. This additional component is considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance carriers.

As with all surgeries, complications are possible for both a panniculectomy and an abdominoplasty. Patients with higher BMI (Body Mass Index) generally are at a slightly higher risk for complications then lighter patients. A full recovery back to normal activity typically requires 6-8 weeks.

Beaumont also offers a variety of other bariplastic procedures including:

  • thigh lift
  • circumferential body lift
  • breast lift
  • arm lift
  • neck and/or face lift
  • liposuction, ultrasonic, tumescent fluid and traditional
  • implants and fat injections