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Nipple Reconstruction After Mastectomy

This is a surgical video showing the creation of a nipple following stage 2 breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Many patients ask about the process of nipple formation and this video shows a few of the concepts. It is the last in a series of three stages of breast reconstruction.

Flexor Tendon Repair with a Barbed Suture

Flexor tendon lacerations are devastating injuries that hand surgeons all-too-commonly encounter. These injuries require surgical repair to restore the patient’s function. Despite a plethora of research, the basis of primary flexor tendon repair has changed little since the 1970s.

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Cynthia Robinson, M.D.





Cynthia Robinson is a West Virginia native and completed her medical training in Texas. After many years of traveling, she now resides in Tripoli, Libya. Cynthia has beautifully captured both Libya’s rich history and daily life in her photographs. Morgantown Plastic Surgery is very excited to share her experience which offers a unique glimpse into a country not often seen.

“Growing up in Charleston, WV, I thought “fried calamari” was a very exotic menu choice – one that I only saw when we were on vacation. Thankfully, my parents often took us on trips around and outside of the United States. Additionally, throughout college and medical school, I took advantage of any opportunity to travel locally or abroad. Little did I realize that I would end up marrying an Englishman whose career would take us all over the world – Brazil, Norway, Scotland and now Libya. However, none of my travels prepared me for life in Tripoli. While there are some difficulties with living in Northern Africa, I continue to be surprised by Libya’s rich history. Assembled here are some pictures of places I’ve been in the past year. I’ve always been proud to say I’m a West Virginian. In every country I go to I rave about the mountains, the rivers and especially, the people. I hope these pictures let people see Libya as another special place.”

-Dr. Cynthia Robinson

Eyelid Reconstruction from Cancer


Lower eyelid defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery can be challenging to repair. These repairs are fraught with potential complication due to the lower eyelid’s complex anatomy and defect variability. A single “cookie-cutter” treatment regimen does not exist because patients and defects vary. Surgical closure techniques include primary closure, eyelid advancement, rotational fl aps, full thickness skin grafts, and/or allografts. We present a discussion of lower eyelid reconstruction including relevant anatomy, physical signs, and treatment options with examples.

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