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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

For people facing the need for reconstructive surgery due to breast cancer or other cancers, burns, 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, Craniosynostosis, 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 plastic surgery 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.

Joy Lambert

Joy's Story
CFOX45 Reporter Joy Lambert turned to Johns Hopkins when it was time for her preventative double mastectomy. Read Joy's story.

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Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options?
Dr. Oluseyi Aliu explains the stages and surgical options for lymphedema.


Double Arm Transplant Restores Soldier’s Independence

Watch the amazing story of Brendan Marrocco, a soldier who lost his limbs in Iraq, and the double arm transplant that restored his freedom. Watch the video

A New Center for Children with Complex Cranial Conditions

In diagnosing and treating cranial anomalies, pediatric subspecialists like Jackson and Redett rely on the latest technology at the Pediatric Cranial Reconstruction Center (PCRC). Read more »

‘Whole Again’: A Vet Maimed by an I.E.D. Receives a Transplanted Penis

The surgery, performed last month at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was the most complex and extensive penis transplant to date, and the first performed on a combat veteran maimed by a blast. Read more »

The Promises and Perils of Breast Implant Surgery

Can I get cancer from my breast implants? Women were stunned last year by the media coverage surrounding breast implant-associated lymphoma. This webinar puts those risks in perspective while reviewing recent advances in implant surgery for breast reconstruction.  Watch the video

Innovations in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction and Pain Management

The thinking behind placement of tissue expanders for postmastectomy breast reconstruction has come full circle, says Gedge Rosson, director of breast reconstruction. Read more »

Johns Hopkins Focused on Finding Medical Breakthroughs

Dr. Justin Sacks helps heal hundreds of patients each a day, but it's inside the lab where he's hoping to make a global impact. Read more »