Welcome to the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The division of plastic surgery in the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine is comprised of board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeons and support staff dedicated to providing outstanding care to our patients, training in advanced procedures to our residents and medical students, and conducting research on the cutting edge of advanced practice plastic surgery to benefit people of the Commonwealth and its adjoining states.

We merge art and science to provide a full complement of reconstructive and aesthetic services to both adults and children with an uncompromising pursuit of excellence. 

Plastic Surgery provides expert care and training in the following:

Adult Plastic Surgery

  • Breast reconstruction

  • Facial reconstruction

  • Abdominal reconstruction

  • Microsurgery

  • Hand surgery

  • Upper and lower extremity reconstruction

  • Gender-affirming surgery

  • Lymphedema surgery

Pediatric Reconstruction

  • Cleft palate

  • Head deformities

  • Facial deformities

  • Birthmarks

  • Skin lesions/lumps and bumps

  • Burns

Surgical Aesthetic Procedures

  • Facelift

  • Brow/eyelid lift

  • Facial implants

  • Neck lift

  • Breast reduction/augmentation/lift

  • Abdominoplasty

  • Arm/thigh lift

  • Liposuction/fat grafting

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Fillers

  • Botox

  • Lasers

  • Skin care - computer analysis and imaging

David B. Drake, MD

Residency Program

The plastic surgery residency program is designed to provide aspiring medical school graduates with the education and skills training necessary to become competent professional plastic surgeons.

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Hand Surgery Fellowship

The hand surgery fellowship is a one-year program sponsored jointly by University of Kentucky Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

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