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St. Clair Plastic Surgery Associates

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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

St. Clair Plastic Surgery Associates is a Division of St. Clair Medical Services. 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.

Physicians

Robert W. Bragdon, M.D., FACS

Robert W. Bragdon, M.D., FACS earned his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Bragdon then completed a burn fellowship as well as his plastic surgery residency at West Penn Hospital, followed by an additional fellowship at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Clair Hospital, while also serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Plastic Surgery.

Boards
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
Education
  • Medical School (MD) – University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency – West Penn Hospital
  • Fellowship – West Penn Hospital 
  • Fellowship – Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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.

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

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