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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Maybe you’ve had breast cancer surgery and feel uncomfortable wearing a swimsuit because of visible scars. Maybe you have a serious burn on your leg and the scar tissue has made walking more difficult. Or maybe you’re experiencing a “droop” to your eyelids as you age, and just want to feel and look better.

Whatever the reason, plastic surgery is designed to repair injuries to your body and help improve your appearance.

Plastic surgery encompasses two types of surgeries — reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic procedures are typically done electively rather than out of necessity. This means they are often not covered by insurance.

Cosmetic procedures are designed to help improve the appearance of your body and can boost your confidence. They can involve surgical or non-surgical approaches.

Reconstructive Surgery

This type of plastic surgery does more than just improve appearance. For example, some women who have had a breast removed during cancer treatment may find wearing a bra difficult. This can be addressed with breast reconstruction surgery.

In another instance, pain and numbness caused by carpal tunnel syndrome can affect a person’s ability to use their hands. Reconstructive surgery can help patients regain hand function.

Conditions We Treat

Some of the many conditions we treat include:

  • Breast reconstruction (such as scars or disfigurement)
  • Burns
  • Craniofacial deformities
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injuries
  • Pressure sores
  • Facial trauma
  • Keloids and other scars
  • Congenital defects such as tuberous breasts
  • Hemangioma (birthmarks)
  • Ptosis (drooping) of the eyelid
  • Mandibulofacial dysostosis is a rare genetic condition (also called Treacher-Collins syndrome) that can affect facial structures (e.g., an unusually small jaw or large mouth)
  • Thighplasty and buttock lift

Our Treatments and Services

Cosmetic Surgery

  • Abdominoplasty (abdominal reduction) and Tummy Tuck: Removing excess fat and skin from a sagging abdomen
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Blepharoplasty (upper and lower eyelid surgery or rejuvenation)
  • Brachioplasty: Arm lift that can tighten the skin of the upper arm
  • Brow lift
  • Chin and neck fat removal
  • Contouring of the abdomen, hips and limbs
  • Contouring of the face
  • Cosmetic orthognathic surgery (contouring of the jaws)
  • Dermabrasion
  • Endoscopic cosmetic surgery
  • Eyebrow and forehead rejuvenation
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial rejuvenation
  • Genioplasty (contouring of the chin)
  • Gynecomastia (enlarged male breast tissue)
  • Hair restoration
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Liposuction (body fat removal)
  • Liposculpture — fat grafting
  • Otoplasty (alteration of the ears)
  • Mommy makeover — breast lift, tummy tuck
  • Refinement of facial features
  • Surgical procedures after weight loss
  • Vascular blemish /spider vein surgery
  • Nonsurgical rejuvenation procedures – Botox and Fillers

Reconstructive Surgery

  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Blepharoplasty – repairing ptosis (drooping) of the eyelids
  • Breast capsulectomy: Removing any scar tissue around the implant after breast augmentation or breast reconstruction
  • Breast hematoma evacuation: Removing blood that has collected in breast tissue
    Breast, nipple and areola reconstruction: Reconstructing breast, nipple and the areola after breast cancer surgery
  • Burn scars
  • Chest wall reconstruction
  • Congenital defects – tuberous breasts
  • Cleft lip and palate repairs
  • Craniofacial deformities
  • Eye plastic surgery
  • Facial trauma
  • Hand surgery
  • Head and neck reconstruction after cancer
  • Improvement of facial scars
  • Inverted Nipple Correction
  • Gynecomastia Excision: Male breast reduction
  • Maxillofacial surgery
  • Microvascular surgery
  • Otoplasty: Adjusting the shape and position of the ears to make them look more natural
  • Pressure sore damage repair
  • Repair of postoperative defects
  • Repair of post-traumatic defects (such as car accident injuries)
  • Removal and reconstruction for skin cancer
  • Scar revision: Minimizing scars from wounds to make them less visible
  • Skin cancer-related surgery (skin removal, reconstruction)
  • Tattoo removal
  • Wound damage repair

Nonsurgical Treatments and Procedures

  • Xeomin®
  • Juvederm®
  • Juvederm® Voluma XC
  • Radiesse®
  • Restylane®
  • Restylane® Lyft
  • Restylane® Silk
  • Dermabrasion
  • Eyelash enhancement
  • Scar revisions
  • Skin peels
  • Vein sclerotherapy and removal

Transgender Procedures

  • Male to female augmentation
  • Female to male mastectomy

Treating the Whole Person

Our surgeons will make sure your primary care provider receives notes about any surgeries you have in our department. We encourage you to contact your primary care doctor before and after the surgery, as well. He or she can give you additional advice to help you during your recovery.

Meet Our Plastic Surgeons

Our plastic surgeons are dedicated to improving your quality of life. They have received comprehensive training in plastic surgery. Together, they have decades of clinical experience in providing care to the community.

Marc R. Baraban

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Ashley Biggs

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Heather L. Pena

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Katherine J. Zlotky

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Before You Decide to Have a Cosmetic Procedure

Some cosmetic procedures don’t take long to perform or involve making a big incision. Others are more extensive. Either way, having a cosmetic procedure is a decision to consider carefully.

Here are three questions to ask your surgeon and yourself before having a cosmetic procedure:

  • What does the surgery entail?
  • What might the results look like and what are the risks?
  • Do I have enough time for recovery?

During Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery

Be sure to give yourself enough time to heal. The length of the healing process depends on the specific procedure and how your body reacts to it. For instance, it takes time for swelling to subside and for scars to fade. Following your surgeon’s instructions and keeping your follow-up appointments are crucial.

Keep in mind that healing takes time and patience. If you have any concerns, our providers are here to listen to you and answer your questions.

Next Steps For Patients

Make an Appointment

  • To make an appointment at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, call (785) 354-9591.

See a Primary Care Provider

  • Call (785) 270-4440 to schedule an appointment with your Stormont Vail primary care provider.
  • Not a Stormont Vail patient? Call (785) 270-4440 to set up your first appointment with one of our primary care providers.

Check With Your Insurance

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to learn about coverage. Click here for a list of Kansas Insurance Company phone numbers and websites.


You can stay connected to Stormont Vail through our online portal, MyChart. The portal lets you schedule an E-Visit or appointment, renew prescriptions, view your medical records and test results, and contact your care team.

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Next Steps For Referring Providers

  • If you are a Stormont Vail provider, refer your patient via the Epic work queue.
  • If you are an outside provider, call (785) 354-9591 to refer your patient.