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 extremities, and other complex reconstructions. He also specializes in autologous fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, minimally invasive facial cosmetic surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. His research interests focuses on long-term preservation of adipose tissues, improvement of fat grafting technique, and application of stem cell technology.
He is an internationally renowned expert on fat grafting, plastic surgery of the breast, and soft -
tissue reconstruction of the lower extremity. He has served 40 visiting professorships and given
110 invited lectures and key note presentations, both nationally and internationally.
Title Professor of Surgery (Plastic)
Specialty Plastic Surgery, Surgery - Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive, Surgery - Plastic Surgery
Department Surgery Division Plastic Surgery UC
Davis Medical Group, Davis
Clinic UC Davis Medical Group, Davis
Education M.D., Beijing University School of Medicine, Beijing, 1984
Internships Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT, 1994
Residency University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2000
Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1996
Fellowships McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1993
Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1997
Board Certifications American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2001
Professional Memberships American Association of Plastic Surgeons
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 Association of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent (Founding Member)
World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Select Recent Publications Pu, Levine, Wei. Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Extremity. QMP 2013
Dorfman D and Pu LLQ. Creation of the proper recipient vessel for free tissue transfer to the
'difficult' reconstructive areas of the lower extremity. Ann Plast Surg 2013;70:397- 400.
Jaiswal R and Pu LLQ. Reconstruction after complex facial trauma: Achieving optimal outcome
through multiple contemporary surgeries. An Plast Sur 2013;70:406-409.
Nazerali R, Pu LLQ. Free tissue transfer to the lower extremity: A paradigm shift in flap selection
for soft-tissue reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg 2013;70:419-422.
Pu LLQ. Towards more rationalized approach to autologous fat grafting. J Plast Reconstr &
Aesthetic Surg 2012;65:413-419.
Jaiswal R and Pu LLQ. Gynecomastia associated with herniated nipple: Surgical management and
review of literature. Ann Plast Surg 2012;68:357-359.
Rosing J, Wong G, Sahar DE, Wong MS, Stevenson TR, and Pu LLQ. Autologous fat grafting for
primary breast augmentation: A systematic review. Aesthetic Plast Surg 2011;35:882-890
Cui XD and Pu LLQ. The search for a useful method for the optimal cryopreservation of adipose
aspirates: Part I, in intro study. Aesthetic Surg J 2010;30:451-456.
Xie Y, Zheng D, Li QF, Gu B, Liu K, and Pu LLQ. An integrated fat grafting technique for cosmetic
facial contouring. JPlast Reconstr Aesthetic Surg 2010;63:270-276.
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.
Cui XD and Pu LLQ. The search for a useful method for optimal cryopreservation of adipose
aspirates: Part I, in intro :study. Aesthetic Sur J 2009;29:248-252.
Pu LLQ, Coleman SR, Ferguson REH, Cui XD, and Vasconez HC. Autologous fat grafts harvested
and refined by the Coleman technique: A comparative study. Plast Reconstr Surg 2008;122:932-
Zheng DN, Li QF, Hua L, Xie YZ, Xu QH, and Pu LLQ. Autologous fat grafting to the breasts for
cosmetic enhancement: Experience in 66 patients with long-term follow-up. JPlast Reconstr
Aesthetic Surg 2008;61 :792-798.