Plastic Surgery Services & Procedures Performed


Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Michael E. Beatty, MD is a leading authority on hand surgery, and all forms of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Below are links to procedural descriptions provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons including before and after photo galleries of different plastic surgery procedures. All patients used in these photographs have consented to their use on the internet by the ASPS. Additional patient examples can be shown at the time of consultation with Dr. Beatty.

Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Beatty corrects structural and cosmetic defects and minimizes the effects of aging by reshaping outer portions of the body using all his surgical skills to achieve the most natural result possible. By enhancing aooearence, cosmetic surgery renews confidence and improves self esteem. Our office performs the following procedures:


  • Breast surgery: breast augmentation or lift, breast reduction.

  • Tummy tuck.

  • Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.

  • Surgical rejuvenation of the face, including chemical peels and facelifts.

  • Liposuction

  • Dermabrasion.

  • Nasal cosmetic surgery.

  • Placement of implants into the chin and cheeks.

  • Laser surgery skin resurfacing and spider veins.

Hand Surgery

We manage all types of hand problems, including those that involve bone fractures and damage to tendons, nerves and blood vessels. In order to ensure the highest level of proficiency in hand surgery, Dr. Beatty pursues continued training and education through courses, conferences and seminars. He is actively involved with Hand Surgery Section at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and maintins constant with noted hand surgery experts throughout the country to stay abreast of the newest developments in the field.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery helps restore quality of life for victims of accidents and illness and for those born with abnormalities. Using the most advanced reconstructive and micro-surgical techniques, Dr. Beatty performs procedures such as breast reconstruction after mastectomy, facial reconstruction, repair of birth defects (such as cleft lip and palate), scar revision, skin grafts, reconstruction for head and neck cancer, and evaluation and removal of skin cancers.

Who can benefit from plastic surgery?
Plastic, reconstructive, hand, and cosmetic surgery fall within an area of medicine that addresses a variety of specialized patient needs. At Southwestern Illinois Plastic & Hand Surgery, we can...
  • Restore or correct appearances for those who suffer disfigurement or scarring resulting from accident or injury, disease or birth defects.
  • Restore, not only form, but normal function.
  • Re-contour facial and other bodily features to improve a patient's appearance and self-esteem.
Non-Surgical Skin Treatments
  • Restylane is a safe, natural formulation and a simple procedure that restores volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds providing a smoother more youthful appearance.
  • Botox Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure that is intramuscular, blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, thereby relaxing them. Botox Costmetic is the only product of it's kind that affects the musicles that cause moderate to severe frown lines caused by overactive facial muscles.
  • Microdermabrasion is a non surgical, non invasive skin resurfacing procedure that has been created to work with the skin's system of growth and replacement. A fine controlled spray of crystals removes the outer layer of the skin, accelerating your own skin cell turn over, revealing the younger looking, tighter, healthier skin underneath. For younger, smoother looking skin ask Dr. Beatty or Beverly Brown about our popular "Lunch Time Peel" procedure.