Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Elizabeth Renaker-Jansen – Lincoln Surgical Associates – Belleville IL

Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Elizabeth Renaker-Jansen – Lincoln Surgical Associates – Belleville IL


I think I started in medicine because my grandfather
was a general surgeon who I really admire, and he was kind of like “my person” growing
up I would always be with so he really inspired me to go into surgery in general. And then, once I went to medical school, I
was drawn more towards plastic surgery. Plastic surgery, I was more interested in
because of the breast reconstruction aspect. I like dealing with that type of patient and
kind of helping them go through their reconstruction and kind of giving them something back. So they’re cancer is gone and then they’re
reconstructing. With plastic surgery where we’re changing
something or we’re fixing something, so your goal is to kind of get them to being happy
and comfortable with their end result. Whether it’s breast reconstruction or like
a skin cancer removal, you want them to look and feel better about themselves again. I think the most rewarding part is the end
process and somebody’s happy and they feel better about themselves, and they’ve gotten
over their disease, and they’re moving on and better things with their lives. Outside the office, I have a two-year-old
so most of my time is spent playing and hanging out with my two-year-old and my husband. And we love being outside and going outside
and camping and going for bike rides and that kind of thing.

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