Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

It is a common misunderstanding that the word plastic in plastic surgery means artificial. Rather, the word originated from the ancient Greek word plastikos, which means to mold or give form. Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with both the improvement in a person’s appearance and the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects due to illness, trauma, or birth disorders.

Plastic surgery restores and improves function, as well as appearance. It can involve surgery on any part of the anatomy, except the central nervous system, including, but not limited to, the following:


Nakasero Hospital's Approach to Plastic Surgery

Nakasero Hospital plastic surgeons are renowned experts in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery that can boost your confidence and change your life.

If you have had cancer removal, experienced traumatic injury or suffer from conditions that cause pain or disfigurement, our team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons at Nakasero Hospital will work to improve your quality of life using the latest techniques in patient care.

Whether your case is common or complex, Nakasero Hospital plastic and reconstructive surgeons work closely with you to understand your goals and make a personalized plan for repairing, rebuilding and improving.

Our surgeons are well known for their expertise in restoring appearance and function to every part of the body, from head to toe.

We offer all types of plastic and reconstructive surgeries, including facial and body cosmetic surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery of the face, breast and limbs. They also repair conditions present at birth and jaw anomalies that require orthodontia.

Reconstructive plastic surgery

In general, reconstructive surgery is done on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by

  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Congenital (present at birth) anomalies
  • Disease
  • Tumors

This type of surgery is usually done to improve function, but may also be done to change appearance.

Cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery

Cosmetic surgery is done to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body, generally, to improve appearance.

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Excellence in Plastic Surgery

State-of-the art surgeries: Nakasero Hospital is one of the few systems in Kampala where plastic surgeons perform complex microvascular surgeries that connect tiny blood vessels and repair nerves. These precise procedures result in excellent outcomes, enabling you to recover more quickly and allow for the use of your own tissue.

Leaders in the field: Nakasero Hospital plastic surgeons are pioneers in plastic surgery who lead research into new treatments, including ways to regrow tissue and bone and innovative procedures that relieve facial pain.

System-wide expertise: Our plastic surgeons collaborate closely with providers across the Nakasero Hospital healthcare system, including specialists from other specialties. For example, if you have breast cancer surgery, your breast reconstruction surgeon works closely with your cancer surgeon to ensure that you get seamless care and better results.

Follow-up care  to home. Our doctors see patients at multiple locations including at your home within hours that accommodate your busy schedule.

Care focused on your needs

At Nakasero Hospital, you receive individualized, comprehensive care for urologic diseases and conditions. Our urologists have integrity and are committed to doing what is medically best for every patient. We’ll take time to listen to your concerns and tailor an evaluation and treatment to fit your needs.

You benefit from a multidisciplinary team whose highly collaborative approach has achieved unparalleled surgical outcomes.

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Dr. Robert Ssentongo

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