Reconstructive surgery changes people's lives in extraordinary ways.
From treating the young man injured in a farming accident, to the woman undergoing a mastectomy…restoring form and function is the most rewarding work we do.
If you have been through a traumatic injury or been diagnosed with cancer, the plastic surgeons at BayCare Clinic will work with you and your family to provide compassionate, expert care.
Leading Plastic Surgeons
At Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists by BayCare Clinic our doctors are the most highly trained, with a combined 21 years of surgical residency and over 30 years in practice. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of services ranging from standard reconstructions to complex, emergency limb-saving procedures.
Some of our more common reconstructive surgeries include breast reconstruction, skin cancer treatment, otoplasty and more.
For women who have undergone a mastectomy, breast reconstruction can be a physically and emotionally rewarding procedure.
New medical procedures are making it possible for surgeons to create a breast that can come close to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast reconstruction already in place. For many patients, this can lessen the emotional shock that comes with breast removal.
We can also provide breast reconstruction surgery months or even years after removal, after you recover from any additional cancer treatments. Many patients also opt for a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction for the opposite breast to improve symmetry, position, and size.
Skin Cancer Treatment
As our population continues to age, the incidence of skin cancer is increasing rapidly. Facial skin cancer is increasingly common. As with any cancer treatment, removing the malignancy is the most important part of care. But removing cancerous tissue can leave scars - scars that aren't easily hidden on the face.
The plastic surgeons at BayCare Clinic are well trained to treat all types of skin lesions, including cancer. We provide our patients with safe, effective skin cancer treatment provided by experts in aesthetic surgery and reconstruction of the face.
Following a skin cancer treatment and facial reconstruction, our plastic surgeons will continue to provide follow up and monitoring until the wound is fully healed. Once healed, they can provide additional scar reduction treatments to make the incisions even less visible.
To learn more about reconstructive surgery with BayCare Clinic plastic surgeons, call our offices at (920) 288-8240 to schedule your consultation. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online. We have offices throughout Northeast Wisconsin in Green Bay, Oshkosh, Marinette and Door County.
Looking for realistic before and after photographs of a particular procedure?
Click the button below to view real life before and after pictures of patients courtesy of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These photographs represent typical results though not everyone will achieve the same results. Warning: this link contains content that may be considered graphic in nature.
Our patients' stories
Sheila, Age 62
"I researched a plastic surgeon shortly after I was told I had skin cancer on my lip. The Dr I was seeing said that I would have a very noticeable scar. I found Dr. Schmidt and read his credentials and decided I wanted him for my Dr. I was very impressed with his bed side manner and he always made me feel comfortable and confident. He did a wonderful job on my surgery and after a few months now, it looks great and some tell me they don’t even notice it. Thank you, Dr. Schmidt, I will always come back if need be, and you are a wonderful Dr. Also, I would like to say that everyone in his office has been very nice and helpful with everything regarding questions, rearranging when I have been late for an appointment as I live 100 miles away. Thank you to everyone."