"Plastic surgery should be the restoration of 'self.' Sometimes this is the person you used to be or the person you believe yourself to be. It can be the recreation of the whole or elimination of the diseased part. Either way, the end result should be natural and a reflection of the true you."
Dr. Roughton's passion is breast reconstruction. It is truly an honor to her to care for cancer survivors and restore not only their breasts, but hopefully maintain their self image and self esteem. Dr. Roughton grew up in North Carolina and began her career as a medical student at UNC. It was in the same place she now works where she became interested in breast cancer reconstruction. Dr. Roughton went on to the University of Chicago for residency, where she was trained in all types of reconstructive breast surgery including onco-plastic breast reconstruction. She then became part of a highly specialized reconstructive private practice group in Chicago for two years and specialized in microsurgical breast reconstruction, i.e., DIEP and
TUG flaps. Dr. Roughton was recruited home to UNC and began her practice here in August 2013.
Dr. Roughton's practice is not limited to breast cancer; she treats patients with breast concerns--lifts, reductions, augmentations, and more. She also sees patients for all plastic and reconstructive needs including body contouring, abdominal and chest wall reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, and non-healing wounds.
Dr. Roughton said, "I am blessed with a wonderful husband of eight years and a new addition in June 2013, Baby Elizabeth, who is already a Tar Heel fan.
Education: Plastic Surgery residency: University of Chicago
General Surgery residency: University of Chicago
MD: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Board Certifications: American Board of Plastic Surgery 2012