Plastic Surgery Procedures A - Z

With a multitalented team of plastic surgeons, we are able to provide the widest variety of procedures — both cosmetic and reconstructive — for our patients. View the links below to learn more about plastic surgery performed by The University of Kansas Physicians. For more information, please contact us with your questions or appointment requests.


A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can address a protruding abdomen and loose skin on the midsection. 

Arm lift

Arm lift surgery, or brachioplasty can slim down the arms and remove loose skin.

Body lift

After weight loss, a body lift can restore smooth skin contour in areas like the abdomen, hips and thighs.

Body contouring

Body contouring procedures can slim down or smooth out problem areas of fat and loose skin.

Body procedures

We provide many different plastic surgery procedures for the body, which are sometimes combined for best results.

Botox cosmetic

Botox® cosmetic is a quick injection that can help smooth out those frown lines for a more youthful appearance.

Breast augmentation

Using saline or silicone breast implants, you can enlarge breast size or balance breast asymmetry.

Breast lift

If your breasts are sagging or lacking firmness, a breast lift (mastopexy) can elevate them to a higher position on the chest. 

Breast reconstruction

After mastectomy or lumpectomy, a breast reconstruction procedure can restore your natural feminine shape.

Breast reduction

Breast reduction can reduce back pain, neck pain or skin irritation beneath the breasts through the removal of tissue. 

Breast reconstruction - implants

Breast implants are commonly used to recreate the breast mound after mastectomy. Both saline and silicone implants are FDA approved for these purposes.

Breast reconstruction - free flap

Free flap breast reconstruction uses your own tissues to recreast the breasts. Procedures often involve advanced microsugical techniques.

Breast reconstruction - TRAM flap

The Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous flap involves transferring tissues from the abdomen to the breasts without the use of implants.

Breast surgery

Our team of plastic surgeons perform a wide variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the breasts.

Brow lift

The brow lift can rejuvenate the forehead area above the eyes, helping you appear younger and better rested.

Chin surgery

Chin surgery, often using a facial implant, improves proportion of the face by increasing projection of the chin.

Chemical peel

Chemical peels use a variety of formulas to remove the outermost layer of dull skin cells, allowing fresh skin to emerge.

Cleft and craniofacial

The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic offers comprehensive care for a full range of craniofacial anomalies.

Ear pinning surgery

Otoplasty, often called ear pinning surgery, reshapes or repositions protruding ears for children and adults.

Endoscopic technique

Endoscopic surgery techniques allow your plastic surgeon to perform less invasive procedures, so you can heal and return to your routine in less time.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, includes procedures that address excess skin and fat around the eyelids. 

Facial implants

Often placed in the chin, cheeks or jaw, a facial implant can improve aesthetic balance of one's facial features.

Facial fat grafting

Autologous fat grafting transfers small amounts of fat to areas of your body that need augmentation of the soft tissue.

Facial surgery

To redefine or rejuvenate facial appearance, we provide several procedures in facial surgery.


A facelift can address common signs of aging in the lower face and neck, making the patient appear several years younger.

Hand surgery

Hand surgery can address carpal tunnel, arthritis and other disorders that affect form and function of your hands.

Injectable fillers

Injectable fillers like Restylane, Juvederm or Sculptra can temporarily correct hollow areas or facial folds in the skin.

Laser surgery

Laser surgery can remove skin growths and other imperfections, to improve your skin texture and complexion.


Liposuction is a body slimming procedure that uses a thin tube to suction out unwanted fat deposits from different body areas. 

Male breast reduction

To address gynecomastia, a breast reduction can remove excess fat and glandular tissue to create a more masculine chest.

Nose surgery

Rhinoplasty is performed to reshape or refine the nasal structure for improved aesthetic balance of the face.

Reconstructive surgery

To improve form and function of the body, plastic surgeons perform many procedures in reconstructive surgery.

Scar revision

Improving the appearance of a scar is possible with special reconstructive techniques called scar revision.

Skin cancer

Different types of skin cancer (melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma) can be removed by a plastic surgeon.

Tissue expansion

Tissue expansion can be used to create extra skin for many reconstructive procedures.

Thigh lift

Thigh lift surgery slims down and reshapes the thighs, often after major weight loss.

Tumescent technique

Tumescent liposuction is the gold standard for plastic surgeons, providing enhanced patient comfort and superior results. 

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can address a protruding abdomen and loose skin on the midsection.

Varicose veins

The treatment of varicose veins is an important procedure, both for pain relief, prevention of more serious conditions and aesthetic improvement.

Wound care

Wound care is used by plastic surgeons to promote optimal healing of complex wounds.