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Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that addresses a patient’s desire for change in appearance or to minimize deformities (of the face or body) resulting from birth defects, disease or injury. The term “plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos,” which means “to mold or form.” Plastic surgeons work to improve a patient’s appearance and self-image through reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

UHS Plastic Surgery in Binghamton, NY provides a wide array of cosmetic and reconstructive services, along with compassionate, high-quality patient care. From our convenient location adjacent to UHS Binghamton General Hospital, we serve male and female patients of all ages throughout the region.

Surgeons at UHS Plastic Surgery in Binghamton have extensive experience with the following:

  • Breast surgery and reconstruction
  • Contouring
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Craniofacial surgery
  • Facial/body surgery
  • Fillers
  • Hand surgery
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Liposuction
  • Skin and scar repair
  • Pediatric and adolescent plastic surgery

Talk to Us

At UHS's Binghamton Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery center, we’ll take the time to consult with you to find out what your expectations are, discuss your alternatives, explain all tests and procedures, and answer your questions. We’ll also keep all information about your appointments and procedures confidential. (Fees paid for consultations are usually applied to the physician’s surgical charge.)

Cosmetic and Reconstructive Services

Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and cosmetic  surgery and procedures.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

This type of surgery is used to correct abnormal structures of the face and body. These abnormalities are usually caused by developmental problems or as the result of disease or injury.

Surgeons at UHS Plastic Surgery perform reconstructive procedures to address:

Birth Defects

  • Craniofacial problems (cleft lip, cleft palate)
  • Hemangiomas (large birthmarks)


  • Lacerations
  • Burns

Skin Cancer

  • Atypical/pigmented moles
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Head/Neck Cancer

  • Parotid tumor
  • Mouth cancer
  • Facial paralysis

Maxillofacial (facial fractures)

  • Orbit (eye socket)
  • Mandible (jaw)
  • Maxilla (cheekbone)
  • Skull
  • Nose

Breast Reconstruction (following mastectomy)

Hand Surgery

  • Lacerations
  • Tendon/nerve injuries
  • Fractures
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Trigger finger

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

This type of surgery is used to reshape parts of the body that are otherwise functioning properly. Cosmetic procedures are performed to improve appearance and self-esteem. Some cosmetic procedures don’t involve surgery; that is, no cutting and stitching are required.

Surgeons at UHS Plastic Surgery perform the following cosmetic surgeries and procedures:

Facial Surgery


  • Otoplasty (to correct ear deformities)
  • Pinning
  • Repair of torn earlobe


  • Lower eyelid suspension
  • Upper/lower eyelid lift (blepharoplasty)


  • Cheek implants
  • Chin implants
  • Face lift
  • Forehead lift
  • Jaw enlargement
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Lip enlargement
  • Liposuction
  • Neck lift


  • Airway restoration
  • Reshaping

Body Surgery

  • Contouring
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh/buttock lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Upper arm lift


  • Breast/chest enlargement (male or female)
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction (male or female)


  • Injectable fillers (Restylane)
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to remove fine lines and wrinkles
  • Laser vein sclerosing
  • Medical tattooing
  • Reconstructive skin repair
  • Removal of skin cancer lesions, tumors and cysts
  • Rosacea
  • Scar revision
  • Tissue expansion

Skin Care Line

UHS Plastic Surgery offers a complete line of NIA24® skin care products. This niacin-based skin care line was developed to reverse the visible imperfections caused by sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and a lack of firmness.


Many health insurance policies cover reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery, however, isn’t considered a medical necessity and typically isn’t covered by health insurance. Insurance coverage will be discussed at your consultation appointment. We also recommend you contact your insurance provider to determine if the procedure you’re considering is covered under your policy.

Our Practice

No matter what your reason for considering plastic surgery, the friendly and knowledgeable team at UHS Plastic Surgery will guide you every step of the way—from your initial consultation through your surgery and recovery—providing you with excellent care.


UHS Plastic Surgery is located at 27 Park Avenue in Binghamton, New York, adjacent to UHS Binghamton General Hospital. Our state-of-the-art facilities, which include procedure rooms where more than 50 percent of our procedures are performed—are spacious and comfortable. You’ll feel welcome here; we even have a play area in our waiting room for children.

Our Surgeons

The plastic surgeons at UHS Plastic Surgery have extensive training and experience in both general surgery and plastic surgery. Each member of the team is either board certified or board eligible in plastic surgery. All are dedicated to high-quality medical care and committed to community service.

Part of UHS

UHS Plastic Surgery is part of the UHS network of health care organizations. This means:

  • Our patients have access to one of the most comprehensive health care delivery systems in the region
  • Our surgeons are part of the largest multispecialty group in the area
  • Referrals to other physicians in the system are simple and convenient


Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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