Washington University plastic and reconstructive surgeons are experts in treating patients needing corrective or cosmetic surgery. They also see themselves as problem-solvers. Whether a patient seeks treatment for a nerve injury, an aging face or a defect from breast surgery, these surgeons pay close attention to detail in working to resolve complex issues.

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in the metropolitan St. Louis area as well as within a 350-mile radius that includes Missouri and portions of Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Many of the unique subspecialty programs provided by the Division also draw patients from across the country and around the world.

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It generally is performed to improve functions, but also may be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly. Reconstructive surgery procedures performed by our surgeons are below.

Aesthetic Surgery

Aesthetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve a patient’s appearance and self-esteem. This surgery — performed at the West County Plastic Surgeons office is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective. Aesthetic surgery procedures provided by Washington University plastic surgeons include:

To make an appointment with a Washington University plastic and reconstructive surgeon, call 314-362-7388, or 1-800-283-5848 for a pediatric plastic surgeon.

For a consultation with a Washington University cosmetic surgeon, please call (314) 996-8800.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

The Pediatric Plastic Surgery Department at St. Louis Children’s Hospital provides care for a full spectrum of congenital and acquired deformities.

Please call 1-800-283-5848 to schedule a consultation with a pediatric surgeon.