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Resident Cosmetic Clinic

Welcome to the Resident Cosmetic Clinic! This is a resident-run clinic on Thursday afternoons at the main KU Hospital Sutherland Institute. The Resident Cosmetic Clinic is run by the Chief Residents in the plastic surgery department. The Cosmetic Clinic is a fun, relaxed atmosphere that serves as a teaching module for trainees in their final year of residency. Each resident is directed by faculty mentors with the objective of adequately preparing our residents to go out into practice. Patients are examined and evaluated by a resident during the initial consultation.

This is an opportunity for patients to discuss their aesthetic concerns and goals. Then surgical options are formulated with a faculty mentor and presented to the patient for further discussion. If a patient elects to proceed with surgery, they will be seen for a second visit prior to their operation to finalize pre-operative planning, as well as subsequent follow up appointments upon the completion of their cosmetic procedure. For all Resident Clinic cases, a discount is applied to the surgeon fee. Please note, this clinic is designed for primary procedures only. Patient who are seeking revisionary surgery or surgery following massive weight loss will need to schedule in the faculty plastic surgery clinics. 

Dr. Julia Slater

Dr. Slater graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA in 2010. After graduating, she completed a General Surgery Residency at Medstar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She went on to complete a fellowship in Burn and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. In 2016, she moved to Kansas City to pursue further training in Plastic Surgery at KU. She is currently a chief resident in the Plastic surgery program.

Dr. Trevor O'Brien  

Dr. O'Brien earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in physiology. He moved to Kansas City to pursue his plastic surgery training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2013. Dr. O'Brien is now in his final year of Plastic Surgery training and is designated as Chief Resident. He is interested in all aspects of aesthetic surgery and is excited to begin his Resident Cosmetic Clinic experience. .

The procedures offered in the Resident Cosmetic Clinic include but not limited to:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Body contouring procedures (Arm lift, Thigh lift)
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Browlift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Non - Surgical Rejuvenation Options: Botox, Filler Injections, Skin Peels, Laser

For more information on each procedure, see the Surgical Itinerary page located here:

Last modified: Oct 31, 2018