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Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function, and can deal with problems such as burns, surgery on hands and limbs and aesthetic surgery.

Notable Plastic Surgeons Edit

  • Dr. Mark Sloan (former Head of Plastic Surgery at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
  • Dr. Quaid (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
  • Dr. Jackson Avery (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)
  • Dr. Jovan (Attending Plastic Surgeon at Seattle Grace Mercy West Hospital)
  • Dr. Lauren Boswell (Attending Craniofacial Surgeon consulting at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital)

Sub-specialties Edit

  • Craniofacial Surgery is the surgical sub-specialty that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, and jaws.

Surgical Procedures Edit

  • Abdominoplasty (or a "Tummy-Tuck"): Reshaping of the abdomen.
  • Reconstructive surgery: Correcting problems which were congenital or acquired through trauma, commonly breast reconstruction (after a breast has been removed due to cancer) and facial reconstruction (after trauma)
  • Rhinoplasty (or "nose job"): Reshaping of the nose.

Notable Cases Edit

Grey's Anatomy Edit

Season 4 Edit

  • Ectopia Cordis Closure (Piece of My Heart): Addison returns to Seattle Grace to deal with a pregnant women who's child is diagnosed with ectopia cordis - his heart has grown outside his body. Addison delivers the child, Hahn works to place the heart inside the chest and Sloancloses using a skin flap grown from the child's own skin.

Notes and Trivia Edit

  • In season one, Cristina likened plastics to the "jocks" along with surgery, and trauma.
  • Dr. Catherine Avery opined plastic surgery as an "easy-road" specialty when it concerned her son believing it would lead him to be the "Boob Job King of Seattle" or a "Tummy-Tuck Tycoon".