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Plastic Surgery - Dr. Welch

Contact: Dr. Welch | | (419) 383-6939

Professional Description

Plastic surgery deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, or external genitalia - or the cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body.  Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery.  The plastic surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles both to improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures.

Association Contact Information

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    444 East Algonquin Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005
    (847) 228-9900

Source: American Medical Association. Graduate Medical Education Directory 2011-2012


Last Updated: 6/9/16