Sometimes looking and feeling your best requires a little help. Duke plastic surgeons perform cosmetic procedures that enhance your face, forehead, brows, cheekbones, nose, eyes, and chin. These procedures may refine appearance, accentuate desirable features, reduce undesirable features, or minimize the impact of aging. In addition, plastic surgery procedures can improve function following injury, disease, or deformity.
Learn more about facial and other cosmetic procedures at our free, virtual information sessions.
Facial Plastic Surgeons
Plastic surgeons who operate on the face come from several specialties and undergo extensive training to complete their board certification. They subspecialize in plastic surgery, which includes cosmetic and reconstructive surgery on the face and neck.
Insurance does not cover procedures performed for purely cosmetic reasons. Our financial counselor will discuss this with you and provide an estimate to help you determine if a cosmetic procedure is the right approach for you.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Consultation and Examination
We discuss your reasons for pursuing facial cosmetic surgery as well as your desired outcome and expected results. We conduct a thorough medical history, including your family history, general health status, previous operations, and any medications you may be taking. We examine your facial features and take photographs for your medical record. Finally, we recommend a course of treatment that meets your needs. We discuss the potential risks and complications and your recovery.
Pre-surgical testing may include blood tests to assess your liver and kidney function and to determine if you have any infection, blood disorder, or anemia that may have gone previously undetected.
Why Choose Duke
Personalized Treatment Recommendations
After an extensive consultation and careful evaluation, we recommend the procedure or combination of procedures that will give you the results you want.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Whenever possible, we use small incisions to perform cosmetic procedures. A minimally invasive approach results in less bleeding and risk for infection and helps you recover faster than with traditional surgical methods.
A Team Approach
Your medical team may include plastic surgeons; oculoplastic surgeons; ear, nose, and throat specialists; ophthalmologists; aestheticians; nurses; and other staff who work together to ensure you get the best possible care.
Nonsurgical Options and Skin Care Therapies
Our aestheticians, doctors, and surgeons may recommend nonsurgical options and skin care therapies to improve and rejuvenate your appearance, including laser skin resurfacing, hair removal, microdermabrasion, photo facials, chemical peels, wrinkle-relaxing injections (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), and facial fillers. General skin care applications are also available to improve and rejuvenate skin affected by age, excessive sun exposure, discoloration, and skin-related disorders.
Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why we are once again recognized as the best hospital in North Carolina, and nationally ranked in 11 adult and 9 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.