Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi


  • Cosmetic Surgery

o    Breast Augmentation  
o    Breast Reduction
o    Rhinoplasty
o    Liposuction
o    Oculoplastic Procedures
o    Ear fold
o    Lipofilling
o    Injectables

  • Reconstructive Surgery

o    Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Reconstruction
o    Leg Reconstruction
o    Muscle flap rotations
o    Respiratory Pathology
o    Breast Hypertrophy
o    Facial Trauma
o    Malformations and Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction
o    Spine reconstructive surgery

We performed 270 surgical procedures during 2017 under general anesthesia.

  • Rhinoplasty 27,2%
  • Breast reduction 11.55
  • Abdominoplasty 9.8%
  • Oculoplastic surgery 12,6%
  • Malformations 2,8%
  • Skin cancer 19,17%
  • Breast reconstruction 2%
  • Traumas 4,39%
  • Otoplasty 2,29%
  • Leg reconstruction 8,26%

Numerous students come from the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University of Medicine both the Italian and English course that request for experience and prepare their thesis on reconstructive surgery arguments. The Unit also receives residents from the school of Plastic Surgery of Catania. In the international scene, the Unit receives students from University of San Jose do Rio Preto (Brasil).

The Unit’s experts give lessons to the Master of Cosmetic surgery of the University of Milan. In the last two years two of these students, who frequented the Department and prepared the thesis with the surgical team, entered in the most coveted specialty school of Plastic Surgery (Milan University) after arriving first in National admission exam.



Cosmetic Surgery

Corrective cosmetic surgery of the breast is one of the excellencies of the Department. Surgery deals with non-oncological breast diseases: the correction of volumes and forms. Breast augmentation experts provide support to new patients and to patients that need secondary procedures.

In breast reduction, the surgeons gain experience from their routine in the NHS cases.

In rhinology, functional nose surgery and cosmetic surgery are often mixed. Rhinoplasty in cosmetic surgery is one of the most requested interventions.

Cellulitis and correction of body volumes are performed under local or general anesthesia.

Ageing: The treatment of imperfections of the face linked to aging involves the use of surgery, Botox, and fillers.  

Procedures of great surgical impact are blepharoplasty, facelift and lipofilling.  

Main Pathologies Treated:

  • Breast hypoplasia
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast ptosis
  • Blefarocalasia
  • Aging face
  • Ear dysmorphia
  • Lipodystrophy

Top Procedures:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Mastopexy
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Face lift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Liposuction

Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgeons work with all other surgeons of different specialties in an interdisciplinary manner. Usually they are called for soft tissue repair. In plastic surgery rules are that you have to repair with the tissue more similar to the original one.

Main Pathologies Treated:

  • Orthopaedic soft tissue traumas
  • Leg wound in car accidents
  • Pressure soars
  • Chest fistulas
  • Breast hypertrophy
  • Facial trauma
  • Vascular malformations
  • Spine reconstructive surgery
  • Tumours of the skin

Top Procedures:

  • Orthopaedic soft tissue reconstruction
  • Leg reconstruction
  • Muscle flap rotations
  • Flap for chest  
  • Breast reduction
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Skin reconstruction after malformation removal  
  • Spine reconstructive surgery