Friends and Colleagues,

It is commonly perceived and misunderstood that the field of plastic surgery only entails cosmetic enhancements. Yet plastic surgery is a surgical specialty intimately involved with the reconstruction of facial and body tissue due to illness, trauma, or birth disorders. As such, plastic surgeons restore and improve function, appearance, and quality of life. In today’s newsletter, we feature one of our plastic surgery residents, Dr. Mitchell Lyons. He witnessed the way in which a plastic surgeon helped his sister and now he wants to devote his life to improving the quality of life for both children and adults.