Find a Doctor

Home > Find a Doctor > Clinical Departments > Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Introduction to the Department

The origin of the word “plastic” ― the ancient Greek word plastikos ― means “fitting to casting or molding.” Similarly, plastic and reconstructive surgery is a special area of surgery that corrects structural deformations or malformations and functional defects. In other words, plastic and reconstructive surgery can be said to be an area that corrects the deformations of any part of the whole body, and that treats functional defects.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is commonly expressed as plastic and reconstructive surgery, but the term “aesthetic” is sometimes used in place of the word “plastic.” In this context, reconstructive surgeries can be said to be attempts to restore objects to their normal states, and cosmetic surgeries, attempts to make objects surpass the standards.

The area of reconstructive plastic surgery mainly deals with congenital malformations (cleft palate, cleft lip, ear malformation, hand or foot malformation, cranial & facial malformation, etc.), burn treatments, facial traumas, and limb traumas. On the other hand, aesthetic surgeries tackle areas related to cosmetic treatments known to the general public, such as double-eyelid formation, old face cosmetic surgeries, scar correction surgeries, nose surgeries, breast surgeries, and liposuction surgeries.

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department is an advanced department boasting high-level medical workers from the faculty of Seoul National University, and cutting-edge medical equipment. The department has three faculty members and Seoul National University interns, with more than 1,200 cases of surgery performed in close collaboration with Seoul National University Hospital.

In addition, the department is actively conducting basic research on new breast flap surgeries, fine surgeries, and wound treatments, equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment, such as lipomatic system, lipo aspirator, endoscopic facelift & mammyplasty set, and V-star laser.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialized branch of surgery concerned with the repair of deformities and the correction of morphological and functional deficits. The department has dealt with aesthetic and congenital problems as well as tumors, reconstructions, hand/foot problems, and traumatic problems.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a crucial part of medicine that provides a broad range of structural surgeries for defects and deformities of all layers of tissue in all regions of the body, from the skin bottom to the bone, from the hair to the toe. Moreover, with the help of reconstructive surgery, patients suffering from defects and deformities due to burns and their sequalae, trauma, congenital deformities, and tumor resection in many cases recover the normal appearance and function of their defective or deformed body parts.

In addition to clinical work, the department also focuses on medical research. It has conducted numerous researches on wound healing as well as stem cell researches on fats, cartilages, bones, muscles, etc.

The department has also introduced and developed new techniques and operations in South Korea, such as rapid-distraction osteogenesis. Many alumni of the department are positioned as advanced clinical practitioners and professors in other medical colleges and institutions.

백롱민 의료진 사진

Baek, Rong-Min | M.D.
Specialty : Cleft lip/palate, Jaw surgery, Cranioplasty

Dr. Baek is the leading surgeon in the area of craniofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and craniofacial syndrome. He is particularly unrivaled in the area of aesthetic and reconstructive facial-bone surgery. Also, he serves as the director of Smile for Children, a surgical charity organization that has performed over 3,000 operations for children with craniofacial anomalies in Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia for the last 21 years. Patients with facial deformities from all over the world benefit from his great surgical skill and big heart.
허찬영 의료진 사진

Heo, Chan Yeong | M.D.
Specialty : Breat reconstruction, Aesthetic breast surgery,Face lift, Facial palsy reanimation

Professor Heo is renowned breast reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery.. His research focuses on the prevention of capsular contracture of breast implant surgery. He has been gained the name of creative developer of medical device for plastic surgery.
은석찬 의료진 사진

Eun, Seok-chan | M.D.
Specialty : Facial cosmetic surgery, Hand surgery, Foot surgery, Skin Cancer, Trauma

M.D., Ph.D, MBA

Prof. Eun is the chief management officer of the Department of Plastic Surgery. He specializes in microvascular reconstruction surgery in the hand surgery, foot reconstruction, skin cancer, and head & neck surgery fields. He is also currently an active surgeon in the aesthetic surgical field, such as in blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, and facelift. He has been doing research on composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) and immune tolerance induction and has been presenting his research results in international academic conferences. He obtained an executive MBA degree from Korea University in 2013.
김백규 의료진 사진

Kim, Baek-Kyu | M.D.
Specialty : Craniofacial surgery, Microsurgery, Cosmetic surgery

Dr. Kim is a hardworking, mature, poised, and kind young professor. With his depth and perseverance, he has overcome challenges related to various difficult cases of congenital anomaly (craniomaxillofacial surgery) and trauma in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is currently devoting his efforts, however, to craniofacial procedures, including ear reconstruction and cleft surgery. Having attended many world congresses on cutting-edge plastic surgery, Dr. Kim can be said to have developed surgical maturity from his wide range of experiences.
정재훈 의료진 사진

Jeong, Jae Hoon | M.D.
Specialty : Breast surgery, Tumor surgery

Dr. Jeong graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine and finished his residency and fellowship in Seoul National University Hospital as a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Jeong is devoted to both clinical treatment and academic research. Dr. Jeong specializes in breast reconstruction and has been doing research on ADSC, fibroblast, hemangioma, neurofibroma, and clinical trials of filler materials. Utilizing his valuable experiences in various fields, he has performed numerous successful operations and has published papers in SCI journals.
박창식 의료진 사진

Pak, Chang Sik| M.D.
Specialty : Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Facial Trauma and Reconstruction, Hand Trauma and Reconstruction, Ulthera, Laser Treatment

명유진 의료진 사진

Yujin Myung| M.D.
Specialty : Aesthetic plastic surgery, Reconstructive surgery


SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY BUNDANG HOSPITAL 82, Gumi-ro 173 Beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 13620, Rep. of KOREA  / TEL (INT 82-31)787-2034

Copyright(c) 2013 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital ALL RIGHT RESERVED.