Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function, and can deal with problems such as burns, surgery on hands and limbs and aesthetic surgery.
Notable Plastic SurgeonsEdit
- Dr. Mark Sloan (former Head of Plastic Surgery and Attending ENT at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
- Dr. Cwynar (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Seattle Grace Hospital)
- Dr. Quaid (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
- Dr. Jackson Avery (Head of Plastic Surgery and Attending ENT at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)
- Dr. Jovan (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
- Dr. Lauren Boswell (Attending Craniofacial Surgeon consulting at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)
- Dr. Michelle Velez (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center)
- Craniofacial Surgery is the surgical sub-specialty that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, and jaws.
- Abdominoplasty (or a "Tummy-Tuck"): Reshaping of the abdomen.
- Reconstructive surgery: Correcting problems which were congenital or acquired through trauma, commonly breast reconstruction (after a breast has been removed due to cancer) and facial reconstruction (after trauma)
- Rhinoplasty (or "nose job"): Reshaping of the nose.
- Ectopia Cordis Closure (Piece of My Heart): Addison returns to Seattle Grace to deal with a pregnant women who's child is diagnosed with ectopia cordis - his heart has grown outside his body. Addison delivers the child, Hahn works to place the heart inside the chest and Sloan closes using a skin flap grown from the child's own skin.
- Face Transplant (Stand By Me): David Young receives a full facial transplant by Mark Sloan after being hit by a drunk driver 12 years prior. He had had 9 previous reconstructive surgeries, none of which brought back full form or function.