When you look great, it feels amazing. Whether you want a subtle improvement or a dramatic new look, you can count on the cosmetic surgery experts at University of Missouri Health Care.

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At MU Health Care, you’ll find central Missouri’s most talented and American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS) board-certified plastic surgeons. ABPS is the only board of plastic surgeons, facial or otherwise, approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

Our surgeons are also educators and researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, which means they’re skilled in the latest, most advanced surgical techniques. 

When you choose us, you benefit from the experience, advanced technology and range of services you can only find at an academic health center like ours. It’s comforting to know you can get the highest level of care right here, close to home.

Expert cosmetic surgery focused on you

Our cosmetic surgeons are experienced, while also being compassionate, respectful and focused on what’s important to you. That’s why we get to know you so we can understand what you want to achieve. We’re sensitive to your needs and how you feel about yourself. Our goal is to help you love the way you look. 

Cosmetic surgery is a personal choice, so we make sure you have all the information you need to decide what’s right for you. Your surgeon will explain your options and the benefits and risks associated with each procedure. We understand it’s a big decision, so we take the time to answer your questions and give you professional, honest guidance every step of the way.

Our plastic surgeons are medical experts, while being artists at the same time. We want you to be satisfied with every aspect of your transformational experience — what matters to you, matters to us. 

Facial cosmetic surgery to help you look your best

The first step toward your new look is to make an appointment to meet with a plastic surgeon. We offer a comprehensive consultation to talk about your goals and how we can help. 

Our highly skilled plastic surgeons specialize in a wide range of procedures to help you look and feel your best. 

Less-invasive facial rejuvenation services 

We offer a variety of noninvasive and minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures. With minimal or no downtime, we can improve the look of your skin with injectable fillers, chemical peels and lasers and more. 


During dermaplaning, your aesthetician uses a surgical blade to gently skim off the fine upper layers of dead skin and hair on your face. The process removes buildup of dead skin cells, dirt and oils and reveals radiant, healthier skin. The procedure is quick and easy — it only takes about 20 minutes — and you’ll notice immediate results.

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)

Nose surgery reshapes the bone and cartilage of your nose. Your surgeon can resculpt your nose by removing, adding to, or rearranging bone and cartilage. Our surgeons understand your nose is one of the most defining features of your face and even a slight change can have a dramatic effect.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and reshapes fat from your eyelids, as well as puffiness and bags under your eyes. It can give you a younger, more refreshed appearance.

Brow and forehead lift

A brow lift repositions a sagging, flat brow into a more youthful, fresh and bright appearance, getting rid of the tired or sad look. Your surgeon may also remove part of the muscle between your brows to remove vertical frown lines. A brow lift can give you a smoother forehead and more a youthful look.

Facial scar revision

It's not possible to remove a facial scar completely, but surgeons can improve the scar's appearance by disguising it or making it less prominent. Plastic surgeons use dermabrasion or laser resurfacing (for rough or elevated scars), and surgical removal to make scars less noticeable. Your procedure will depend on the type and location of your scar.

Facelift (rhytidectomy)

A facelift is performed by making an incision around the perimeter of your face. Your surgeon lifts and repositions the skin then tightens the underlying muscle and connective tissue. In some instances, your surgeon removes fat and excess skin. A facelift can minimize wrinkles and sagging skin and make you look years younger.

Chin surgery 

Chin surgery can give you a more prominent chin using synthetic implants or reduce the size of your chin by resculpting the underlying bone to a smaller size. Bony procedures can be done to change the appearance of the chin in any way (enlarge, reduce, correct asymmetry, etc). Your surgeon may also remove fat or excess tissue under your chin to create a more youthful look. Your chin helps give your face balance and defines your profile, so a well-defined chin can offer a dramatic improvement. 

Ear surgery (otoplasty)

Ear surgery can reshape your ears, make them smaller or more symmetrical, or correct ears that angle out too far. Your surgeon makes a small incision behind your ear, where it connects to your head, and removes cartilage and skin as necessary to reshape your ear. Or, your surgeon can use stitches to hold cartilage permanently in place. Your surgery will depend on the results you want to achieve.