Cleft lip and cleft palate, Facial clefting, Craniosynostosis, Skull deformities, Eyelid and periorbital anomalies, Congenital hand anomalies (duplicated or missing fingers), Webbing of fingers or toes, Hemangiomas, Vascular malformations, Facial development issues, Breast anomalies and gynecomastia, Ear deformities, Nasal deformities
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.
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 RankAssociate Professor Plastic and Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery
University of Kentucky, College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
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
Everyone was very nice to me.
This was my first time seeing Dr. Liau. It was determined that Dr. Liau wasn't the correct dr. for my migraine treatment, regardless; the Administrative Staff were excellent and went the extra mile to help me. Also the student MD was awesome! Overall experience was great but I regret that this wasn't the Dr I needed. Thank you.
Dr Liau has exceptional personal skills. He makes me feel at ease even in the worst of. circumstances. His front office staff is always warm and friendly. Rita in surgery planning is very helpful.
*Dr. Liau & his staff are the absolute best! We enjoy our visits because of everyone's care, concern & compassion! *Dr. Liau is a true asset to UK & Lexington. We are so thankful for him. Every interaction with him & his staff is always a positive one! Thanks for all you do!
everyone in the hospital were concerned with my condition and showed me compassion and courtesy I cannot praise them enough for their concernsAre you happy with the care you received from this provider?
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Pediatric Plastic Surgery–Specialty Clinic
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Kentucky ClinicFax 859-257-5901740 S. Limestone
Second Floor, Wing D, Room J201
Lexington, KY 40536Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Cosmetic Surgery Associates
UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington, KY 40508
Pediatric Plastic Surgery–Shriners
Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY 40508
Plastic Surgery–KY Clinic
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