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Plastic surgery


Our specialists can improve how you and others see you.

  • Cosmetic surgeons reshape normal body structures to improve appearance and self-esteem.
  • Reconstructive surgeons correct birth defects, diseases, scars, tumors or other abnormalities that affect how the body looks and works.




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Source: American Board of Specialties, Research and Education Foundation, Which Medical Specialist for You?; American Medical Association; Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Lexicon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 04/05/2010

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics