Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that is dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns and other diseases. Plastic surgery is also involved with the enhancement of the appearance of a person through Cosmetic Surgery.

Shifa Plastic surgery clinic provides a wide range of reconstructive & cosmetic, congenital or acquired abnormalities, shape, and functional deficiencies/deformities procedures under supervision of a highly qualified and trained team of plastic surgeons. The facility is well equipped to handle difficult cases that require complex reconstruction, often necessitating Microvascular Tissue Transplantation (Free flaps).

The department is also recognized for a full-time residency program in plastic and reconstructive surgery by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan since January 2010.

Shifa Department of Plastic Surgery

A highly qualified team of U.S. and U.K. trained plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Shifa department of plastic surgery offers:

  • Repair of congenital abnormalities like cleft lip/ palate
  • Management of burn, early & late
  • Repair of facial fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Repair of skin & soft tissue defects
  • Treatment of skin & soft tissue cancers
  • Reconstruction surgery of genitals e.g. hypospadias
  • Cosmetic surgery (including liposuction, breast implant, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, etc.)
  • Brachial plexus injury surgery
  • Micro vascular surgery/free-flaps

Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Repair

Cleft lip and cleft palate are congenital birth defects of mouth and lip mostly in form of openings or splits in the upper lip, the roof of the mouth and both as well. This occurs when the process of development of the facial structure of an unborn child is not completed properly. Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Repair is a common occurrence and can be successfully corrected through surgery enabling a normal function of lip and mouth along with achieving a normal appearance for patients.

Cleft Lip Surgery is performed to close the lip separation in which the surgeons make an incision on both sides of cleft and create flaps of tissue that are stitched together including the lip muscle creating a normal appearance and ensures normal functioning as well. Cleft palate repair is performed to rebuild the roof of the mouth and close separations. It is made possible through performing an incision on both sides of cleft and reposition muscles and tissues. Additional surgeries might also be needed for aesthetic purposes.

Facial Tumor Excision

Many types of tumors can develop in the head and neck region, and the growth of these tumors may affect soft tissue and bones of the face. The shape of your face may look different after removing a facial tumor. Reconstructive surgery can help improve the function of your face and achieve the look you want. Soft tissues and bones of the face can be affected by the development of a variety of tumors in the head and neck region affecting appearance and functions. These tumors can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).Facial Tumors require some sort of plastic and reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance.

The selection of surgical treatment relies on the type, size, and location of tumors along with the level of correction needed. Minor tumors are easily treated through dermal fillers or fat transfer. While major tumors require facial reconstructive procedures to rebuild bone structure after removal with the development of soft tissues as well.

Treatment of Skin & Soft Tissue Cancers

Many types of cancer require surgical removal of cancerous (malignant) area, which in some cases are needed to be performed in areas such as face, hands, etc. affecting the appearance of the individual. After surgical removal, specialized plastic and reconstructive surgeries are performed to restore the appearance and functions of surgical removed soft tissue. Surgeons may also use tissues from other parts of the body to provide natural coverage. Plastic & reconstructive surgery in treatment for cancer is used for:

  • Bone Replacement
  • Muscle Volume Rebuilding
  • Fat, Nerve & Skin Replacement
  • Fill In the Defect Created By Removal Of A Sarcoma

Laser Liposuction Cosmetic Surgery

Laser liposuction (also known as laser liposculpture) is a new cosmetic procedure which is effective to remove the body fat, without requiring a hospital stay (daycare procedure). This technique uses laser to break-up fat before its removal from the body which reduces the need for harsh suction.


Dr. Saad Ur Rehman Sarwar
MBBS, FCPS (Plastic Surgery)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Dr.Mamoon Rashid
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Muhammad Ibrahim Khan
Consultant Plastic Surgeon