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Reconstructive surgery

When you look good, you feel good. Whether out of necessity or personal choice, our reconstructive surgeons are experts in their field. We’ll work with you to meet your needs and goals, every step of the way.

We offer the following reconstructive surgery services

Hand and wrist surgery

Your hands are so important to your overall health and well-being. But sometimes, a disease or injury can hinder your hands’ ability to work the way you want them to. Pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling make it hard to grasp, feel, write, button and use the gross or fine motor skills most people take for granted. Learn more about our hand and wrist services.

Head, neck and facial trauma surgery

When you or a loved one experiences trauma, you want the very best health care team you can find. Mercyhealth is a leader in trauma and emergency care throughout northwest Illinois, eastern Iowa and southern Wisconsin.

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons work closely with other trauma surgeons who specialize in neurosurgery; orthopedic surgery; ear, nose and throat surgery; plus other areas of medical expertise to give you the best possible outcome.

Major weight loss surgery

Dramatic weight loss has many benefits, but after any substantial amount of weight loss due to weight loss surgery and/or lifestyle changes, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size.

Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a better-proportioned appearance with smoother contours.

Body contouring procedures include:

  • Arm lift
  • Breast lift
  • Facelift
  • Lower body lifts
  • Inner thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck

Male breast reduction

Gynecomastia, or excessive male breast tissue, is common among men. Our reconstructive surgery team can help be removing excess by excision or liposuction.

Pediatric reconstructive surgery

We treat infants, children and teens who have defects that are congenital (present at birth) or acquired. Our board certified pediatric plastic surgeons diagnose and treat rare, complex and common disorders that affect the function and appearance of the body, including:

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Craniofacial problems
  • Facial trauma
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Facial paralysis
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Breast concerns
  • Face, ear and nose deformities

We believe in family-centered care, which means we take care of your whole family and ensure that you’re deeply involved in your child’s care. Family education and counseling is a major emphasis of our care. We are here to listen to you and answer your questions.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, find a plastic surgeon or call the location most convenient for you.