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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Thomas Lawrence, MD
Division Director


Division Contact Information

Phone: (319) 356-7941
Fax: (319) 353-6411 


UI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is part of a suite of plastic surgery services at UI Health Care. It offers a complete range of surgery options, providing high quality, cutting-edge patient care in an academic environment. New procedures and techniques are continually being developed to assure that each patient is offered the optimal treatment method currently available for their individual medical concerns or cosmetic needs.

The UI Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery faculty are all extremely accomplished practitioners that are leaders both locally and nationally. They continually strive for clinical innovation while teaching the next generation of plastic surgeons how to practice in a safe and competent manner.

Our Iowa City practice provides a wide range of both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Faculty members have expertise in a broad spectrum of surgical and non-surgical procedures from facial rejuvenation to body contouring to breast reconstruction to Botox injections. Our plastic surgeons utilize the latest advancements in technology and medicine in providing you with the procedure that will benefit you the most.

Services

Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery

When most people think of plastic surgery, the first thing they think about is aesthetic or cosmetic surgery. Aesthetic surgery is a component of plastic surgery that involves enhancing or modifying normal anatomic characteristics in order to improve their appearance.

Aesthetic procedures performed through the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery include:

  • Body
    • Arm lift (brachioplasty)
    • Body lift
    • Laser hair removal
    • Liposuction (lipoplasty)
    • Spider vein treatment
    • Tattoo removal
    • Thigh lift
    • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Breast
    • Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty)
    • Breast lift (mastopexy)
    • Breast reduction (reduction mammoplasty)
    • Male breast reduction (Gynecomastectomies)
  • Face
    • Botox®
    • Brow lift
    • Cheek lift
    • Chin surgery
    • Chin augmentation
    • Ear surgery (otoplasty)
    • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
    • Face lift (rhytidectomy)
    • Facial implants (facial balancing and enhancing)
    • Facial rejuvenation
    • Forehead lift
    • Laser hair removal
    • Neck lift
    • Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
  • Skin
    • Chemical peel (Micro peel)
    • Dermal fillers
    • Restylane®
    • Juvederm
    • Radiesse®
    • Sculptra
    • Facial rejuvenation
    • Fraxel skin rejuvenation
    • Laser hair removal
    • Laser skin resurfacing
    • Spider vein treatment
    • Tattoo removal

Reconstructive Surgery

The optimization of form and function is an important goal for individuals with deformities related to trauma, congenital abnormalities or the surgical treatment of cancer or other problems. A variety of reconstructive procedures are available that vary from the simple to the extremely complex.

Reconstructive procedures performed by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery include: