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Dr. Paul Smith is a plastic surgeon in The Center for Women’s Oncology at Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Smith is proficient in all aspects of reconstructive surgery and has developed a special interest in breast reconstruction. He is an expert in several landmark techniques, such as free tissue transfer, fat grafting and flap reconstruction, all of which borrow tissue from other areas of the body to augment the reconstructed breast. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Smith combines his early talent and passion for art and his interest in medicine to create the best possible result for patients. He reports that the field of reconstructive surgery is evolving with new techniques giving women many more options for enhancing the overall aesthetic appearance of the body with a natural and pleasing shape to the reconstructed breast. Dr. Smith is the former president of the Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery Society and a member of several state and national professional organizations. His research interests include fat grafting and soft tissue augmentation. He has authored numerous papers and given many presentations in this area of study. During his medical training, Dr. Smith completed a wound healing research fellowship at the Institute of Tissue Regeneration Repair and Rehabilitation and was chief resident in plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
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