Dr. Pu has clinical interests and expertise in the area of reconstructive breast surgery, cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, soft-tissue reconstruction of the lower extremity, and other complex reconstructions.
He is also specializing in autologous fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, minimally invasive facial cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. His research interests now focus on long-term preservation of adipose tissues, improvement of fat grafting technique, and application of stem cell technology.
2221 Stockton Blvd., Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA 95817
3301 C St., Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95816
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S. 1993
New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT
Plastic Surgery Research
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Associate Editor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Breast Section Editor, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Editorial Board, Annals of Plastic Surgery
International College of Surgeons
International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
International Society of Plastic Regenerative Surgery (Founding Member)
Plastic Surgery Research Council
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Select Recent Publications:
Rosing JH, Wong G, Wong MS, Sahar D, Stevenson TR, Pu LL. Autologous fat grafting for primary breast augmentation: a systematic review. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Oct;35(5):882-90. Epub 2011 Apr 1.
Dodd A, and Goodnight JE, and Pu LLQ. Successful management of cervico-esophageal anastomotic leak after microsurgical esophageal reconstruction. A case report and review of literature. Ann Plast Surg 2010;65:110-114.
Pu LLQ, Cui XD, Coleman SR, Ferguson REH, and Vasconez HC. Cryopreservation of autologous fat grafts harvested with the Coleman technique. Ann Plast Surg 2010; 64:333-337.
Xie Y, Zheng D, Li Q, Chen Y, Lei H, Pu LL. The effect of centrifugation on viability of fat grafts: an evaluation with the glucose transport test. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Mar;63(3):482-7. Epub 2009 Jan 6.
Xie Y, Zheng DN, Li QF, Gu B, Liu K, Shen GX, Pu LL. An integrated fat grafting technique for cosmetic facial contouring. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Feb;63(2):270-6. Epub 2008 Dec 13.
Cui XD and Pu LLQ. The search for a useful method for the optimal cryopreservation of adipose aspirates: Part II., in vivo study. Aesthetic Surgery J 2010;30:451-456.
Cui XD and Pu LLQ. The search for a useful method for optimal cryopreservation of adipose aspirates: Part I, in intro study. Aesthetic Surg J 2009;29:248-252.
Rohde C, Howell BW, Buncke GM, Gurtner GC, Levin LS, Pu LLQ, and Levine JP. A recommended protocol for the immediate post-operative care of lower extremity free flap reconstruction. J Reconstr Microsurg 2009;25:15-9.
Pu LLQ. Cryopreservation of adipose tissue. Organogenesis 2009;5:138-142.
Pu LLQ and Stevenson TR. Principles of reconstruction for complex lower extremity wounds. Techniques in Orthopedics 2009;24:78-87.