Mark prepares to put stitches in Adele's face

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 SurgeonsEdit


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

Surgical ProceduresEdit

  • 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 CasesEdit

Grey's AnatomyEdit

Season 4Edit

  • 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 Sloan closes using a skin flap grown from the child's own skin.

Season 5Edit

  • Face Transplant (Stand By Me): David Young receives a full facial transplant by Mark Sloan after being hit by a drunk driver 12 years prior. He had had 9 previous reconstructive surgeries, none of which brought back full form or function.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • In season one, Cristina likened plastics to the "jocks" along with surgery, and trauma.
  • Catherine 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".