Plastic Surgery

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision. Whether considering cosmetic surgery or in need of reconstructive surgery, selecting the best board-certified surgeon to address your needs is a very personal choice. The Lifespan Physician Group’s Plastic Surgery team provides a full range of surgical services, including reconstructive procedures, cosmetic surgeryhand, wrist, and elbow surgery, craniofacial and cleft repairs

The plastic surgery team takes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing, evaluating, and treating injuries and disorders of the full musculoskeletal system. By collaborating across specialties, patients receive a thorough, well-rounded approach to their short- and long-term care. 

Lifespan’s plastic surgery physicians are experts in their specialty areas and provide a large variety of surgical options for patients. Whether hand surgery, wrist or elbow, shoulder, upper extremity or microvascular, our team of surgeons guide patients through every step from the process.

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    Contact Us

    To contact the Lifespan Physician Group Plastic Surgery, call 401-444-5495.

    3D Printing

    Our team of surgeons will also utilize 3D printing technology whenever possible to help patients visualize the projected aesthetic of surgery. 3D technology helps to create highly realistic medical models that help reduce cost, save time in the operating room and lead to more successful patient outcomes. The computer-designed technology offers doctors the ability to develop a personalized approach for individual patient care. Digital printing has become extremely popular for many types of plastic and reconstructive surgeries and have been a viable aid to the preoperative process. 

    Recovery

    When a patient is ready to start the recovery process, our doctors work directly with rehabilitation specialists to determine the best postoperative care. Whether looking to restore hand function, mobility, or reduce pain, therapists play an important role in the recovery process.

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    Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery

    Hand surgery is a broad term that incorporates a large variety of different types of surgical approaches to the hand and wrist.

    Common hand injuries

    Avoiding Common Hand Injuries

    While some hand injuries are not always avoidable, understanding the types and causes can help prevent them in the future.

    Research

    Lifespan’s plastic surgery team, made up of national and international leaders in their fields, is always looking to advance their training and discover new options for patients. Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Lifespan Physician Group’s research efforts continue to be an important aspect of well-rounded patient care. Our surgeons are active in clinical trials and research that benefits patients with advances in the field of plastic surgery. Among the areas being investigated are: 

    • Hyperbaric capabilities of chronic/acute wound healing
    • Gene therapy to heal diabetic wounds
    • Fat grafting for burn reconstruction
    • Peripheral nerve clinical trials
    • More accurate 3D imaging for pre-surgical planning
    • Distraction in cranial vault remodeling

    Special On Site Services 

    • Urgent care and emergency department follow ups, workers compensation
    • On site occupational therapy 
    • On site imaging
    • WALANT procedures – Wide Awake Local Anesthetic No Tourniquet
    • Custom splinting
    • Casting
    • Free parking 

    Lifespan Locations

    Over 1,620 hospitals and clinics throughout Rhode Island, here are some featured locations: