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St. Clair Medical Group – Plastic Surgery

What is Plastic Surgery?

“Plastic surgery deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, external genitalia, or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body. Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery. The plastic surgeon uses cosmetic surgical principles both to improve overall appearance and to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures.”

— The American Board of Plastic Surgery

Practice Overview

At St. Clair Medical Group – Plastic Surgery, we provide a full range of plastic surgery services, including cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery, nerve decompression surgery for migraine headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome, body contouring for patients after pregnancy and weight loss, skin cancer removal, and wound care. Our mission is to offer the finest quality surgical services, tailored to each individual’s goals, in a comfortable and confidential environment.


Edward J. Ruane, Jr., M.D.

Edward J. Ruane, Jr., M.D. earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ruane completed his plastic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the top-ranked programs in the country, where he was elected to serve as Administrative Chief Resident for the Department of Plastic Surgery. He maintains an academic appointment in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery as a Clinical Professor and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ruane has also been listed as one of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons in 2021 by Newsweek.

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Medical School (MD) – Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Nose Reshaping / Rhinoplasty

Services Offered

Cosmetic Services:

  • Botox, Restylane Fillers & Chemical Peels
  • Breast Augmentation with Implants or Fat Transfer
  • Breast Lift / Mastopexy
  • Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty
  • Facelift / Rhytidectomy
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Liposuction & Fat Grafting
  • Nose Reshaping / Rhinoplasty
  • Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty

Reconstructive Services:

  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Microsurgical Reconstruction
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Panniculectomy
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Wound Care