Raghu G. Elluru MD
About the Practice
Enhancing your face or figure not only changes the way you look - it changes how you feel about yourself. Combining art and science, plastic surgery is a dynamic, rapidly evolving medical discipline. Operative results depend upon your plastic surgeon's technical skill, judgment, and knowledge of human anatomy. Comprehensive training in all aspects of plastic surgery enables our plastic surgeons in the Grand Rapids area to implement the latest medical knowledge and techniques.
Personalized, high-quality surgical outcomes and attentive, caring treatment have made Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery a trusted resource. Find out for yourself what plastic surgery can achieve when you request a consultation with Dr. Elluru, or speak with our informed, experienced staff today when you call 269-329-0655 (Kalamazoo/Portage) or 269-329-0655 (Battle Creek) or email Hello@SWMPHS.com.
Women and men can improve their appearance and their self-confidence through plastic surgery. People from Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, and all over Southwest Michigan trust Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery for a full complement of procedures ranging from liposuction and breast augmentation to facelifts and procedures to restore the body after childbirth. Dr. Raghu Elluru has years of experience performing a broad selection of complex cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, and he is passionate about creating individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of his patients.
Cutting-edge approaches and a wide selection of options allow Dr. Elluru to offer safe and precise techniques in breast enhancement procedures like breast augmentation and combination breast augmentation and lift. Their procedures help a range of cosmetic surgery patients correct family traits, enhance their natural breast volume, reverse asymmetry, or correct changes to breast shape and position over time. Options include:
At Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery, Dr. Elluru helps meet the body contouring needs of women and men from all over Southwest Michigan through a full repertoire of adaptable options designed to create safe, customized results while keeping post-surgical downtime to a minimum. His menu of body contouring options includes:
A vibrant, refreshed look enhances the appearance of the whole face. Dr. Elluru has trained extensively to provide some of today's latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery procedures to reverse the unwelcome results of age and family traits, refine the features, or create a younger and more balanced appearance. Options include:
Background & Certification
Dr. Elluru is board-certified in plastic and hand surgery
Dr. Elluru received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas before earning his medical doctorate from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He then completed a five-year General Surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He then pursued a two-year fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, also at the Indiana University Medical Center. At I.U. he studied under nationally recognized surgeons to refine his skills in Hand Surgery, Microsurgery, Burn Surgery, and Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Elluru received extensive exposure to all aspects of reconstructive surgery at University Hospital, Riley Children's Hospital and Wishard Burn Institute. The hospitals served as a tertiary referral center for the entire state of Indiana as well as neighboring states. He also received significant exposure to aesthetic surgery at the Perkins Cosmetic Institute in Indianapolis. Dr. Elluru then completed a one-year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky, considered one of the best hand surgery training centers worldwide.
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Medical Society
American College of Surgeons
Michigan Society of Plastic Surgeons
Michigan Society of Hand Surgeons
Michigan State Medical Society
Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine
Dr. Elluru is passionate about improving healthcare in this area and works through state medical organizations to change healthcare policy in the hopes of expanding patients' access to quality healthcare. As president of the Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine, he is leading a capital drive to raise monies to build a home for a deserving local family with medical needs. He is currently leading a local effort to ban smoking in public places such as restaurants and bars. Because of his involvement in the medical community and his skills as a Battle Creek cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Elluru was asked to participate in a Michigan version of Extreme Makeover. He received news coverage for performing life-transforming plastic surgery for two area women.
Dr. Elluru views the doctor-patient relationship as a lifelong bond. He communicates honestly and openly with patients to help them select satisfying, elegant solutions that create the changes they would like to see.
Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery aims to provide the highest-quality care for both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery patients near Grand Rapids, MI, and and other communities in the central and western part of the state. To learn more about our extensive treatment options or schedule a consultation contact our offices at 269-329-0655 (Kalamazoo/Portage) or 269-329-0655 (Battle Creek) or email Hello@SWMPHS.com.
Staff & Facilities
We practice in beautiful, state-of-the-art locations that feature comfortable and private reception areas and are located directly above fully accredited, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers with full-time anesthesiology. These one-stop Battle Creek and Kalamazoo cosmetic surgery centers offer patients and their companions comfortable surroundings and the highest level of privacy available in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Skin Care Products
Facial & Skin Rejuvenation
At Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery, we provide patients from Grand Rapids, Lansing, Jackson, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek with skin and facial rejuvenation treatments ranging from laser hair removal and medical facials to vein treatments and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Raghu Elluru has extensive experience assessing, recommending, and performing facial and skin rejuvenation procedures, and his fully-equipped facilities and qualified staff ensure safety and comfort with every treatment.
Injectable facial rejuvenation treatments can reverse facial aging by reducing wrinkles and restoring volume lost to age, weight changes, or sun damages. Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery offers BOTOX® Cosmetic as well as a full selection of the most popular and effective injectable fillers. Choose from:
Laser and IPL Treatments
Sophisticated laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technologies allow women and men to enjoy accurate, individualized results in a full selection of Michigan facial and skin rejuvenation treatments, as well as vein correction and laser hair removal at our Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan offices. Options include:
Skin Care Services
Healthy, vibrant skin can enhance the results of plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, or help tone and refresh skin on its own. Southwest Plastic & Hand Surgery's skin care options include peels and facials to renew and reinvigorate facial skin, as well as a full selection of physician-strength skin care products to help reverse facial aging and ensure healthy skin in the long term.