Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery restores form and function to structures of the body with abnormalities caused by cancer, congenital disorders, injury or disease. These life-changing surgeries range from complex microsurgical procedures to innovative techniques in wound closure that reduce scarring.

UC San Diego Health plastic surgeons specialize in reconstructive surgeries of different parts of the body in both children and adults. 

Our surgeons offer comprehensive reconstructive treatment plans to improve function and restore appearance.  We work closely with your other physicians to provide seamless, expert care.

Our reconstructive surgical services include:

  • Breast reconstruction (including microsurgical breast reconstruction with DIEP flap)
  • Breast reduction
  • Microsurgery
  • Post Mohs skin cancer facial reconstruction
  • Head and neck reconstruction after cancer
  • Facial reconstruction after trauma
  • Rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction
  • Craniofacial cleft lip/palate surgery
  • Jaw surgery
  • Ear reconstruction
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Facial reanimation
  • Treatment of vascular anomalies
  • Post bariatric weight loss surgery
  • Wound care
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Scar revision
  • Laser surgery
  • Gender-confirming surgery