Marie Christensen, M.D., FACS
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Minnesota Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Undergraduate School: Cornell University - BS 1971
Medical School: Georgetown University - Medical Degree 1975
Northwestern University Hospitals - General Surgery 1975-78
Northwestern University Hospitals - Plastic Surgery 1978-80
Children's Hospital - Pediatric Plastic Surgery 1980
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1981
Cleft lip and palate and other congenital deformities
Breast contouring and breast reconstruction
Plastic surgery is about form and function - how our bodies look and how well they work for us. It can restore function to a damaged body part, such as an injured hand or cleft lip. It may also restore function to the whole person allowing the cleft-lip child to enjoy a normal childhood or a mastectomy patient to feel whole again after reconstruction. Plastic surgery may soften the changes caused by time, age or illness. Our appearance does affect the way we face the world. By changing someone's appearance, we can help patients feel more in harmony with their bodies and their world.
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