There are two different types of plastic surgery: cosmetic (to improve your appearance) or reconstructive (to improve functionality or as a follow up to a surgical procedure). At Edward, highly trained independent plastic surgeons have expertise in both types of plastic surgery, using state-of-the-art technology to perform procedures utilizing the newest, minimally invasive techniques.
Plastic surgery procedures available at Edward include:
- Breast reduction and augmentation
- Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
- Skin grafting
- Laser tattoo removal
- Laser face resurfacing
- Skin lesion removals and biopsies
- Breast reconstruction following mastectomy
SPY Elite System Technology for Breast Reconstruction
For many women, breast reconstruction following mastectomy is vitally important to recovery, physically and emotionally. For the best possible breast reconstruction outcomes, Edward's plastic surgeons utilize the SPY Elite System, the most advanced technology available.
Breast reconstruction involves forming a new breast mound using an implant or natural tissues taken from other parts of the body. With our SPY Elite System, plastic surgeons utilize infra-red technology to visualize blood flow within a patient's fat and tissues, determining in real time which areas are most likely to thrive following the surgery. This information helps surgeons identify transplantable sections for reconstruction as well as evaluate the viability of the skin flaps used around implants. When surgeons are able to make instant, informed decisions during the procedure there is typically less need for additional surgeries in the weeks and months ahead.
Find a surgeon
To learn more about the surgeons on staff at Edward, call (630) 527-MDMD, Monday - Friday, 7 am - 6 pm, or visit www.edward.org/findadoc to submit an online request.