Rachel Bluebond-Langner, MD

  • Specialty: Plastic Surgery
  • Language: English
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About Me

As a plastic surgeon and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Associate Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, I aim to minimize the risks of surgery and have a positive, meaningful impact on a person’s quality of life. I was drawn to the field of plastic surgery because it uses creativity and artistry to restore form and function. My goal is to work with each of my patients to achieve a natural aesthetic appearance while ensuring safety.

I discuss with each patient their goals and expectations, explaining all the options available. No two people have the same expectations of surgery. Taking the time to get to know my patients helps me fine tune the procedure to meet their needs. My team and I are easily accessible and readily available to answer any questions patients may have, guiding them through the preoperative decision process, recovery, and postoperative period.

I perform both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. I also work closely with a team of specialists, including urologists, mental health specialists, and pediatricians, to provide safe, gender-affirming procedures for transgender individuals. We strive to achieve an appearance and anatomy that is congruent with each person’s identity.

I offer both feminizing and masculinizing procedures. For transgender women, I perform facial feminization, including hairline advancement, brow bone reduction, cheekbone augmentation, rhinoplasty, genioplasty, tracheal shave, breast augmentation, and vaginoplasty. For transgender men, I perform chest masculinization, or “mastectomy,” body contouring, and phalloplasty. I also offer revisions of previous surgery.

Our team is at the forefront of innovation and research in gender-affirming procedures, conducting studies to improve safety, patient outcomes, and patient satisfaction. My studies specifically compare long-term outcomes of surgical procedures and look for ways to improve them by using advances in biomedical and tissue engineering. Through research and innovation, we aim to improve competent and overall healthcare for transgender and gender nonconforming people.


Conditions and Treatments

plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, abdominoplasty, body contouring, liposuction, breast plastic surgery, breast reduction, breast augmentation, botox, fat graft, chemical peel, excessive hairiness, laser resurfacing of skin, aging skin, eye plastic surgery, eyelid repair, brow lift, facelift, fatty tumor, benign skin tumor, mole, scar revision, gender dysphoria, transgender health, facial feminization, phalloplasty, gender affirming surgery, chest masculinization, vaginoplasty
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Credentials

Positions
  • Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Associate Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 2013
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez, Craniomaxillofacial, 2012
  • Residency, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Plastic Surgery, 2011
  • MD from Johns Hopkins University, 2003

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Research Research Interests Timeline

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Publications

  • Esmonde, Nick; Bluebond-Langner, Rachel; Berli, Jens U

    Clinics in plastic surgery. 2018 Jul; 45(3):415-424

  • Granieri, Michael; Zhao, Lee; Bluebond-Langner, Rachel

    Journal of urology. 2018 Mar 24; 199(3):764-765

  • Postoperative Complications following Primary Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty among 330 Male-to-Female Transgender Patients EDITORIAL COMMENT [Editorial]

    Granieri, Michael; Zhao, Lee; Bluebond-Langner, Rachel

    Journal of urology. 2018 MAR; 199:764-765

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