In 1952, Andrew M. Moore Sr. M.D. arrived in Lexington, Ky as its first plastic surgeon. He received formal training in Plastic Surgery in St. Louis, Mo. with the prestigious Plastic Surgery group Brown, McDowell, and Byars. Prior to his formal training, he served in the United States Army as a Major at Valley Forge General Hospital – the site where modern Plastic Surgery in the United States was born. While there, he rubbed shoulders and befriended the countries most distinguished current and future Plastic Surgery leaders including Dr. Brown, and the late Dr. Joe Murray – the first surgeon to perform a renal transplant and Nobel Laureate.
During his 40-year career, Dr. Andy Moore Sr. treated over 60,000 central, eastern, and southern Kentuckians. He helped in the development of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Kentucky and was its first professor of Plastic Surgery. He held many local, regional, and national offices including President of the Lexington Medical Society, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Southern Medical Society, and the American Plastic Surgery Association. Finally, he was on staff at Shriners Hospital and established the Commission for Children with Special Needs.
In 1983, Dr. Andrew Moore, II joined his father’s practice followed by another son, Dr. John Michael Moore, in 1987. A third son, Dr. Sherwood Moore, moved from Virginia and joined his brothers in practice in 1996. In 2012 and 2015, Dr. Andrew Moore’s son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Hill, and Dr. Michael Lynch joined the practice respectively.
The current group of plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington believes that as physicians, we have a duty to take care of our community. This belief is why we and our wives continue to be involved with such organizations as the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Baby Health, and Surgery on Sunday – a nationally recognized organization conceived and established by Dr. Andy Moore II. In addition, we believe Plastic Surgery serves an important role in the larger world of medicine. It is more than just a way to enhance your beauty. It can make you feel more confident about yourself, improve the visible signs of a previous injury or cancer resection, and can remedy abnormalities caused at birth.
We, at Plastic Surgeons of Lexington, have a busy practice and manage a wide range of plastic surgery related topics including broad categories such as facial aesthetics, breast reconstruction, breast aesthetics, body aesthetics, congenital abnormalities, skin cancer, burns, hand, and general soft tissue reconstruction. We look forward to addressing your aesthetic and reconstructive needs.