John Q. Owsley, MD, FACS

San Francisco Cosmetic Surgeon John Owsley, MD, FACS

John Quincy Owsley, MD, FACS

The career of John Quincy Owsley, MD, FACS can be summed up as a lifelong quest for excellence. He graduated from Nashville, Tennessee's Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, following in the footsteps of both his father and grandfather. He received his post-graduate training at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center as a cosmetic surgeon and general surgeon.

After completing his residencies, Dr. Owsley was appointed to the faculty of University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and devoted his efforts to research and the teaching of plastic surgery. Dr. Owsley now practices as a cosmetic surgeon in the Bay Area of Northern California.

Because of his strong interest in the treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate deformities, Dr. Owsley developed new surgical techniques that were adopted worldwide. His work in the field won him recognition, and he was elected president of the American Cleft Palate Association.

Dr. Owsley has also taught many medical residents throughout his career. In 1990, he established a fellowship at the Aesthetic Surgery Institute of San Francisco, where a cosmetic surgeon spends a year in the Bay Area under Dr. Owsley's supervision, learning advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Owsley's years of experience have made him a premier cosmetic surgeon. He has expertise in the following types of facial plastic surgery:

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John Q. Owsley, MD, FACS: Professional Posts, Awards, and Affiliations

Dr. Owsley's level of skill and experience are reflected in the professional responsibilities:

Special Honorary Citation:

Award of Special Recognition for Innovation and Excellence in Education to John Q. Owsley, MD, FACS

By the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

October 25, 2003; San Diego, California

Membership in 14 scientific societies, including:

The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Owsley's Facial Plastic Surgery Textbook

Because of Dr. Owsley's contributions to advancing the techniques in aesthetic facial surgery, W.B. Saunders, the largest and most prestigious medical publisher in America, asked Dr. Owsley to write a textbook on that subject: Aesthetic Facial Surgery, by John Owsley, MD, FACS. 1st edition, January 1994; W.B. Saunders Company, ISBN: 0721633641.

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Aesthetic Facial Surgery Symposium

In 1989, Dr. Owsley founded the Annual Esthetic Surgery Symposium, which was held annually in San Francisco until the symposium merged with the ongoing New Horizons Annual Symposium. Sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Educational Foundation, the New Horizons Annual Symposium hosts 150 to 200 cosmetic surgeons each year. Dr. Owsley has been a member of this respected symposium's faculty for many years.

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Selected Publications by Dr. Owsley

"Midface Lift of the Malar Fat Pad," with M. Zweifler. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2002 August;
Vol. 110, No. 2: pages 674–685; discussion 686–687.

"Face Lifting: Problems, Solutions, and an Outcome Study." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
2000 January; Vol. 105, No. 1: pages 302–313; discussion 314–315.

"Lifting the Malar Fat Pad for Correction of Prominent Nasolabial Folds." Plastic and Reconstructive
, 1993 March; Vol. 91, No. 3: pages 463–474; discussion 475–476.

"SMAS-Platysma Face Lift Update." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 71, No. 4, April 1983.

"Resection of the Prominent Lateral Fat Pad During Upper Lid Blepharoplasty." Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery
, 1980 July; Vol. 66, No. 1: page 165.

Anatomy of the Facial Skin and the New SMAS Facelift

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Contact Our Bay Area Practice

As a top-tier cosmetic surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area, cosmetic surgeon John Owsley, MD, FACS has qualifications and experience that are unsurpassed. Contact the offices of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to schedule a private consultation.

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John Q. Owsley, MD, FACS
45 Castro Street Suite 111
San Francisco, California 94114
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When experience counts, ask for John Owsley, MD, FACS, a renowned San Francisco cosmetic surgeon with Bay Area, national, and international patients.

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