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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

For people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to a congenital condition, or as an aftereffect of surgery or trauma, the department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers innovative treatments delivered with compassionate care.

Whether you are seeking to address issues arising from cancer, traumatic head injuries or conditions such as cleft lip and palate, Bell’s palsy or Dupuytren’s contracture, we have a specialist who can help improve function, mobility, appearance and overall quality of life. Our surgeons treat both adults and children. They also specialize in the most advanced reconstructive transplant procedures, including arm, hand and face transplants.

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Meet Our Surgeons

Our experts specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Meet our surgical teams.

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Reconstructive Surgery

See how our team approach helps restore appearance, functionality and mobility. Learn more.



Learn more about our innovative residency and fellowship programs. View our educational opportunities.

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Rebecca's Story

A traumatic bike accident left Rebecca Clark with deep scars and low self esteem, until she met Dr. Amir Dorafshar. Read Rebecca's story.

An Overview of Breast Reconstruction

Women with breast cancer have two main considerations when considering reconstructive breast surgery—when to have surgery and what type of surgery to have. All of the options below are available to patients who are good candidates and healthy enough for surgery.


Testing New Composite to Fill Surgical Cavities

Surgeon Justin Sacks and resident Sashank Reddy will be testing a new surgical material that can be custom fit and encourages new tissue growth. Read more »

New Computer-Based Technology May Improve Facial Transplantation

The unique CAPE system may help improve the form, appearance and function of facial transplantation. Read more »

Q&A: Penile Transplantation

Johns Hopkins experts Carisa Cooney and Richard Redett discuss their attempt at the first penis transplant in the U.S. Read more »