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, Facial paralysis
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
- Head and neck reconstruction
- Extremity salvage
Dr.Liau is always caring and compassionate. He takes time with us during each visit to answer any questions and explain next steps. His bedside manner is so comforting and his surgery skills are remarkable! The office staff and nurses/assistants are always kind, friendly and compassionate. We have nothing but fabulous things to say about Dr. Liau and his team and our so fortunate to have him take such great care of our son!
The staff at UK Plastic Surgery is fantastic. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional and great to work with. *Dr. Liau did an amazing job on my procedure. I am glad I chose UK Plastic Surgery.
that was a good experience
*Dr. Liau's staff is on board with his efficient, compassionate, common-sense-almost "front lines" approach to surgical patient care. He is a rock star and his clinic should set the patient-care standard for UK. *Margaret is especially helpful in expediting the patient's experience.
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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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