Plastic Surgery

Our Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specialists are leaders in reconstructive and cosmetic surgical services. We offer comprehensive and individualized care for those seeking plastic surgery of the face or body.

Consistently recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as leaders in the field of plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, our surgeons have decades of experience treating routine to the most complex cases at our world-class medical institution.

Our Procedures and Services Include:

Breast Procedures

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

  • Implant reconstruction
  • Soft tissue reconstruction (flaps)

Facial Procedures

  • Trauma
  • Post-oncologic
  • Facial Contouring
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Cleft lip / palate
  • Cranioplasty
  • Migraine
  • Jaw Surgery - Orthognathic / Maxillomandibular Advancement

Body Procedures

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Panniculectomy
  • Body contouring after massive weight loss
  • Liposuction

General Plastic Surgery

  • Would treatment - partnering with GW Hospital Limb Preservation & Wound Healing Center to serve as reconstructive consultants

Transgender / Gender Affirmation Surgery

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Pre- and Post-Op Instructions:

Breast Procedures

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Breast Reconstruction

Our GW Plastic Surgery physicians specialize in reconstructive surgery following cancer treatment with an emphasis on immediate and delayed breast reconstruction after mastectomy. We work closely with the GW Comprehensive Breast Center to provide a team approach to patient care with comprehensive consultations to discuss reconstructive options.

Our providers perform state-of-the-art soft tissue (autologous) reconstruction including TRAM, DIEP, TUG, PAP and latissimus flaps using your own tissues, as well as prosthetic reconstruction using saline-filled or silicone gel-filled implants. We believe strongly that the choice of reconstruction should be individualized and that no one operation is right for every patient. Our team will follow you closely through all phases of your treatment and recovery.

Our services include:

  • Soft tissue reconstruction (flaps)
  • Implant reconstruction
Transgender/Gender Affirmation Surgery

At The GW Medical Faculty Associates, we understand and respect how critical each surgical step is in your transition. Our mission is to help you feel comfortable as the person you were meant to be born as. During your initial consultation, Dr. Jerry Chao will make a meticulous analysis in order to develop an individually tailored treatment plan. As a faculty member at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Chao is actively involved in clinical research to advance transgender surgical care. Dr. Chao works closely with regional centers including Whitman-Walker Health to coordinate and optimize your care.

More information about Transgender / Gender Affirmation Surgery