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Heather Karu, MD

Heather Karu, MD
  • Accepting New Patients

Education:

  • Medical School
    University of South Dakota School of Medicine (Vermillion, SD)
  • Residency
    Michigan State University (Kalamazoo, MI)
    Plastic Surgery: University of Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, NE)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Plastic Surgery

Primary focus:

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Expander to implant reconstruction
  • Direct to implant reconstruction
  • Flap reconstruction (using the body's own tissues)
  • Oncoplastic techniques for women with large breasts
  • Nipple reconstruction
  • Fat grafting
  • Delayed breast reconstruction
  • Revision of poor prior reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Treatment of inverted nipples
  • Poland Syndrome reconstruction
  • Gynecomastia

Other areas of special interest include:

  • Abdominal contouring
  • Full tummy tuck
  • Mini tummy tuck
  • Abdominal contouring via liposuction or Coolsculpting
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Skin lesion excision
  • Earwell device for newborn ear correction
  • Otoplasty for surgical correction of prominent ears
  • Spa Based Procedures: Botox, Fillers, CO2 laser resurfacing

Other areas of expertise:

  • Arm Lift
  • Body Lift
  • Chronic wounds
  • Eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Maxillofacial reconstruction (facial fractures)
  • Melanoma resection
  • Scar revision
  • Skin grafts
  • Tissue grafts

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Dr. Karu received her medical degree from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Michigan State University where she was chief surgery resident. She completed her Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Karu will see patients for both cosmetic as well as reconstructive surgical needs.

Additional Practice Locations

Vivaz Medical Spa

5019 S Western Avenue
Suite 130
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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Hours:

M–W, F:
Th:
Sa:

Phone

(605) 328-9770
(888) 315-0882

Fax

(605) 328-9771

Sanford Women's Health Plaza

5019 S Western Avenue
Suite 200
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

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Hours:

M–Th:
F:

Phone

(605) 328-9700

Fax

(605) 328-9701

Sanford Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

1500 W 22nd Street
Suite 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

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Hours:

M–F:

Phone

(605) 328-0000

Fax

(605) 328-0001