Columbia Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Columbia, Missouri 65203 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, CT
    Medical: MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    Residency: Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
    Fellowship: Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Treatments offered at Columbia Facial Plastic Surgery

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Follow-up to my first question about my revision otoplasty "Can this otoplasty be corrected?" (Photo)

I'll answer your questions directly.1. The left upper pole has a pointed "shape" on lateral view. The right ear upper pole has a more natural rounded... READ MORE

I'm a slim girl with chubby cheeks? What can I do to achieve a more defined look? (photos)

You could consider buccal fat excision. The buccal fat is a pocket of fat in the cheek area that can be removed to create a more sculpted look. You... READ MORE

If a functional rhinoplasty, septoplasty, or reconstructive surgery (etc. ) is done, which will insurance most likely cover?

Functional nasal surgery, which is the surgery designed to improve breeding, is usually covered by insurance. However many insurance companies require... READ MORE

Dropping eyelid at age 25? (photo)

Which eye do you feel is droopy? It appears to me that the upper eyelid in the right hand side of your photo appears more "hollow" beneath the brow.... READ MORE

Just Had Lower Bleph 5 Days Ago. How Much Additional Swelling Could I Expect to Reside over the Next Week or So?

The good news is that it sound that you are looking well only 5 days out from surgery! You can expect to still have residual swelling from the... READ MORE

2 Questions: Upper Blepharoplasty Eyelid LIft?

1) swelling should go down fairly quickly, but still can be persistent. 2) The continued "bruised" area may be staining from deposition of... READ MORE

Multiple facial trauma. Any suggestions? (photos)

I'm really sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds and looks  pretty bad. You do have both a jaw fracture as well as a cheek bone fracture.  I w... READ MORE

Can someone please tell me what the tiny pockets on my ears are? (Photo)

It is called a pre auricular pit. These pits are a congenital remnant from the process that was involved in the creation of your ear while you were a... READ MORE

Why do my ears lack a fold/helix at the top? (photos)

You do have a slight anti helical fold in both ears. Accentuating the fold (as is typically done in a regular otoplasty) would not improve the "long"... READ MORE

Otoplasty to reduce the appearance of large ears? My ears are too large for my head, 7cm in length and they protrude. (photo)

You have what appears to be slight excess of the scapha. The scapha is the space between the anti helical fold and the rim of the ear. This can be... READ MORE

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