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Laura M. Figura

Laura M. Figura, MD

Plastic Surgery
4.8 / 5 (Based on 139 Ratings) Read Reviews | Learn More

"I really enjoy interacting with people and solving problems. I love that every person and challenge is different and that there’s a new adventure every day."

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About Me

Laura Figura, MD, is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Avera Medical Group Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and completed a degree in nutrition before earning her medical degree. Her combined residency in general and plastic surgery at Ohio State University led to several awards, including surgical house officer of the year at Columbus Children’s Hospital. During her 11-year practice in Erie, Pa., she specialized in breast reconstruction, body contouring, skin cancer removal and reconstruction, wound reconstruction and treatment of pediatric skin lesions, to name only a few.

Dr. Figura particularly enjoys transformational surgeries, such as breast reductions, abdominoplasties and arm and thigh lifts for patients who have lost weight. “It’s always rewarding to help people accomplish their goals or make their lives better.” She’s an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, with a passion for health care delivery and public education topics. She enjoys academic teaching, providing educational presentations and articles for her society. In addition, Dr. Figura also is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.

Active Lifestyle

Dr. Figura is married to Dr. Drew Figura, Avera radiation oncologist, and the mother to sons Charlie, Sam and Ben. A stubborn beagle, Buddy, rounds out the family. She enjoys spending time with her family and appreciates long walks, great books and good humor.



Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Medical School


Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, Plastic Surgery

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeon
  • Member, Association of Women Surgeons


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery


August 27, 2022
The doctor listens well, is respectful, and answered all my questions. I have a lot of confidence in her.
July 10, 2022
Highly impressed. Doctor reviewed risks and benefits. I am not worried about the upcoming surgery or subsequent recovery.
June 26, 2022
Felt like Dr was rushed and I did not get time to ask questions and concerns I had. Only had about 5-10 minutes with Dr
May 22, 2022
I have had a wonderful experience so far with Dr. Figura and would recommend her 100%!
May 12, 2022
Dr Figura friendly, compassionate. Easy to talk to.
April 29, 2022
I can't say enough, seriously! I walked out of the office feeling better than I ever had leaving plastics. ( I had a double mastectomy)
March 04, 2022
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the care/treatment that I received from the time I entered the Prairie Center. Everyone was so kind/helpful and informative - I was made to feel totally at ease and reassured with confidence in everyone that I encountered.
January 13, 2022
Very nice. Very patient.
October 12, 2021
Dr. Figura is very good about explaining what she can offer and how she can offer it and what is in my best interest, which I really appreciate
October 05, 2021
I was very happy and comfortable with everything
October 05, 2021
They all do a good job! Always feel welcome and important
August 31, 2021
she was concerned about the asult as she was sitting at the stoplight as she seen it happen>
August 17, 2021
I can't say enough about Avera in Pipestone as well as the Avera Breast Cancer facility in Sioux Falls. I was very well taken care of. Plus the food court in Sioux Falls is awesome. Sounds silly but I left there feeling like I had gotten some new close friends. Thanks so much
August 10, 2021
I have already referred some one to her
August 03, 2021
Very happy with the clinic overall and with the results of my proceedure
August 03, 2021
I felt the staff is caring and supports me like real people that care.
August 03, 2021
Dr.Figura and her medical assistant were just fantastic! The MA spent time asking me my past medical history, which was so nice. Dr.Figura spentbtime explaining my optios and asked what I as a patient wanted, that is such a great quality for a provider to have. That team rocks!!
July 27, 2021
Awesome service and people
July 20, 2021
Very friendly, professional and helpful!
June 22, 2021
Amazing care and wonderful Dr
June 15, 2021
Helpful with brochures.
June 01, 2021
Dr Figura and her staff are some of the most caring and compassionate medical professionals we have worked with.
May 25, 2021
Dr Figura is fantastic. She made you feel so comfortable. Answered all my questions. The appointment never felt rushed. Highly recommend
April 27, 2021
On time no waiting
April 20, 2021
It was very professional
March 09, 2021
Everyone was very kind, patient, and took the time needed to answer my questions. The physician was very easy to talk too. She made me feel very comfortable right away.
March 02, 2021
Given very good and informative instruction, answered all my questions
February 16, 2021
Caring, professional, given care needed
February 09, 2021
No complaints.
February 09, 2021
I was very impressed with the friendly staff and doctor. They seemed genuinely caring and were excellent at explaining the procedure and making sure that I understood the methods and risks.
February 09, 2021
Dr. Figura very clearly explained things to me which was much appreciated. She detailed all of my options and I greatly appreciated she took the time to do so.
February 09, 2021
I'm happy the doctors and nurses are very nice people, thank you
February 09, 2021
I told Dr. Figura "I mow my own lawn with a riding lawn mower" She called it something else.
February 09, 2021
I have really appreciated how I have been treated and have always felt that my opinions were listened to.

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