Whether it’s done for medical or cosmetic reasons, plastic surgery helps us look our best by restoring lost function in our body or improving areas affected by age.
No matter your level of need, we'll guide you every step of the way, from consultation to surgery and recovery, providing you with state-of-the-art services.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Expertise
With our experience and range of treatments, we provide the highest level of plastic surgery and reconstruction available.
We provide cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, wound and burn treatments and more.
Our Plastic Surgeons
Our doctors are all members of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, ensuring that you’ll be treated by experts in plastic surgery techniques.
Removing Skin Cancer Without a Trace
Both basal cell and squamous cell skin cancer can be treated with Mohs micrographic surgery, a highly specialized procedure that’s done without a hospital stay. The procedure has a high cure rate, as high as 97 to 99 percent for certain primary skin cancers.
At UVA, our doctors perform more than 1,000 Mohs surgeries each year. Mohs surgeons are trained to remove the skin cancer tumor and repair any damage done by the surgery. In more complex cases, patients are also treated by a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Having on-site specialists who are experienced at repairing functional and cosmetic defects, as well as surgical facilities for complex cases, gives patients at UVA an advantage.
Wound and Burn Treatment
One of the most important aspects of plastic surgery is the treatment of wounds. Not just in the medical sense, but also in terms of how wounds look after they are healed.
The Chronic Wound Care Clinic has a team of plastic surgeons, wound-care specialists, nutritionists, physical and occupational therapists and specialists in rehabilitative medicine, prosthetic and orthotic services and home health services.
This clinic offers patients optimal care from doctors in neurosurgery, pediatrics, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, radiology and anesthesiology, as well as with genetics and speech pathology specialists.
We also have a cleft palate speech lab, new and improved imaging of the skull for surgery planning and post-surgery assessment and new techniques to assess the outcome of our treatments.
We treat and manage complex and routine problems involving the upper extremities through UVA's Hand Center, a collaboration between our plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons. The Hand Center treats disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow and, as well as a wide variety of other disorders.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
This clinic offers a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgical services. Dentoalveolar surgery (wisdom teeth, preprosthetic and implant surgery) is performed using the latest techniques in sedation and pain control.
Other surgical services provided include treatment of congenital and developmental jaw anomalies, jaw reconstruction, facial trauma and other conditions.
Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Care
The treatments available at our Aesthetic Center include facelifts, ear and nose reshapings, chemical peels, breast augmentation/reduction and liposuction.
We also offer:
- Laser treatment that removes unwanted hair in a way that's faster and less painful than electrolysis
- A state-of-the-art laser tool that uses beams of light to erase spider veins
- Laser skin resurfacing to minimize your fine facial lines and treat facial scars and uneven pigmentation
- Eyelid surgery, brow lifts, facial implants, microdermabrasion, laser vein removal and abdominal surgery (tummy tucks)
Facial and Skin Care Products
To help you look and feel your best, we offer a three-step facial to smooth away fine lines, improve skin tone and elasticity and help eliminate dryness, skin discoloration and blemishes.
Following an initial evaluation by one of our plastic surgeons, you'll receive a deep cleansing facial or micropeel to open your pores. This is followed by a steam treatment and finally, by the cosmetic facial.