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James Y. Liau, MD, FACS

James Y. Liau, MD, FACS

Practice Area

  • Cosmetic Surgery Associates
  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
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  • About

    Dr. Liau and Frankie
    Frankie visits with his surgeon, Dr. James Liau, at the UK Chandler Hospital.

    Dr. James Liau practices the complete spectrum of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and craniofacial surgery, focusing on comprehensive treatment of children with cleft lips and palates, congenital craniofacial deformities, as well as other more unique congenital problems requiring pediatric plastic surgery.

    After graduating from medical school at UK, Liau went onto his internship at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. He returned to UK to complete a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency and then pursued his fellowship in pediatric reconstructive surgery and craniofacial surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Personal Statement

    What really attracted me to plastic surgery was being on the recovery side, whether it's after cancer surgery or a trauma. It's about trying to restore what patients had before. When I take care of a patient, my philosophy is more about the patient - it's about their goals and what they want. We identify what it is that bothers them and what are they looking for to help them continue on with their lives. That is what I really enjoy about plastic surgery - being on that other side and getting people back to normal.

    Faculty Rank

    Associate Professor of Surgery

    Degree

    University of Kentucky, College of Medicine

    Residency

    University of Kentucky

    Fellowship

    University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Plastic Surgery

    American Society of Plastic Surgeons

    American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

    American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons

  • Locations

    Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    Kentucky Clinic building
    UK Kentucky Clinic
    Second Floor, Wing C, Room E101
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536
    Fax: 859-257-5901
    Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    Cosmetic Surgery

    Cosmetic Surgery Associates

    UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
    Suite 303
    125 E. Maxwell St.
    Lexington KY 40508

    Plastic Surgery

    Kentucky Clinic building
    UK Kentucky Clinic
    First Floor, Wing C, Room E101
    740 S. Limestone
    Lexington KY 40536
    Fax: 859-257-5901
    Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Shriners Medical Center
    Shriners Medical Center
    110 Conn Terrace
    Lexington KY 40508

    Insurance Information

    Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs. See list of insurers Arrow Pointing Right

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  • Clinical Interests

    • Aesthetic Surgery
    • Cleft Lip and Palate
    • Congenital Anomalies
    • Craniofacial Reconstruction
    • Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery
    • Reconstructive Surgery
    • Pediatric Plastic Surgery