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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. Scarlett Aldridge

Dr. Scarlett Aldrich

Dr. Aldrich is a Kansas City native and has completed all of her training in the area. She attended The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Human Biology with a concentration in Psychology. She then continued on to Medical School at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS and completed her Doctor of Medicine degree. She joined the Plastic Surgery Residency Program at the University of Kansas in 2012 and is now beginning her last year of training as Chief Resident. She plans to continue into practice in the Kansas City area after graduation.

Dr. Ashley Pistorio

Dr. Ashley Pistorio 

Dr. Pistorio completed a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science at Thomas Edison State College and a Master's of Science in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.  She then graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.  After graduating, she completed an Internship in General Surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center followed by General Surgery Residency at University of Nevada/ University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV.  She then joined the Plastic Surgery Residency here at the University of Kansas,  School of Medicine and is currently Chief Resident.

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: Sep 28, 2018