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#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Reconstructive Transplantation – Gerald Brandacher, M.D.

Gerald Brandacher, M.D., and his team are developing strategies to minimize or avoid the need for immunosuppressive drugs.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: MileMarker Improving Resident Performance – Scott Lifchez, M.D., FACS

Dr. Scott Lifchez and other faculty members have developed a one-minute assessment that is used to rate a resident’s performance after every surgery on any mobile device.

#TomorrowsDiscoveries: Survival Rate After a Transplant – Giorgio Raimondi, Ph.D.

Giorgio Raimondi, Ph.D., and his lab are developing new multi-disciplinary approaches to find out why our bodies naturally recognize transplanted tissue as dangerous and try to destroy it.

Shaping a Century: Johns Hopkins History of Plastic Surgery

The role of Johns Hopkins in plastic surgery's history in America is described, from John Staige Davis to other surgeons of today who continue to make incredible advances in the field.

Reconstruction after Breast Cancer | Pam's Story

After turning to Johns Hopkins for a second opinion after her breast cancer diagnosis, Pam Vierra says her reconstruction changed her life, leaving her in better shape than ever.

Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment at Johns Hopkins

Hear why one Baltimore family chose Dr. Richard Redett to treat their children's cleft lip.

New Route for Skull Repair

Drs. Judy Huang and Chad Gordon discuss a new cranioplasty technique that can reduce complications and repair the look of indents to the skull after brain surgery.

Know Your Options for Breast Reconstruction

Many women with breast cancer don't realize they're eligible for breast reconstruction. Learn more about the options.

Breast Reconstruction Overview

Women with breast cancer have two main considerations when considering reconstructive breast surgery—when to have surgery and what type of surgery to have. Learn more about all of the options.

Tissue Expander

A common breast reconstruction technique is tissue expansion, which involves expansion of the breast skin and muscle using a temporary tissue expander. Watch to learn more.


The superior gluteal artery perforator (SGAP) flap uses tissue from the top of the buttocks to create breast tissue. Watch how it works.


The DIEP flap is the technique where skin and tissue (no muscle) is taken from the abdomen in order to recreate the breast. Watch how it works.

Breast Implants After Breast Cancer

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline used for breast reconstruction or augmentation. Watch how it works.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction

Whether it’s been 20 days or 20 years since a woman’s lumpectomy or mastectomy, she is likely a candidate for delayed breast reconstruction. Watch to learn more.

Revision Surgery Breast Reconstruction

Most women who undergo a mastectomy or lumpectomy elect to receive additional revision surgeries to improve shape, symmetry and aesthetics of their breasts, including a breast lift, fat grafting, nipple reconstruction or nipple tattoo. Watch to learn more.

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