Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center expertly addresses a wide range of aesthetic and functional conditions of the face and neck. Our experienced surgeons work with you to develop a tailored care plan to address any concerns and meet your unique needs.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: U.S. News & World Report ranks Vanderbilt Otolaryngology among the top 20 programs in the nation for ear, nose and throat care. We are the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
  • Expertise of our surgeons: Our surgeons are board-certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This means they have extensive specialized training in both areas, which translates into expert care for you.
  • Collaborative care: Our surgeons work closely with other specialists, including rhinologists, to perform surgeries together. This allows our team to address your functional and cosmetic needs.
  • Comprehensive approach to diagnostics: Our surgeons use a wide variety of advanced tests, including computed tomography (CT) scans and endoscopy, to examine and evaluate your entire airway for functional nasal breathing or nasal obstruction issues. These tests allow us to develop a personalized care plan to meet your individual needs.
  • Innovative surgery: Vanderbilt is one of only a few medical centers that offer an advanced nerve graft surgery with the possibility of restoring sensation to your cornea.
  • Commitment to research: Vanderbilt is committed to advancing the latest research to improve patient care. We are investigating potential new treatments for synkinesis, as well as new methods and materials for reconstructive ear surgeries. 
  • Expert second opinions: We provide second opinions to help you make more informed and confident decisions. We take your medical history, tests, treatments and personal preferences into account. To learn more about a second opinion, call (615) 322-6180.

Conditions We Treat

  • Cosmetic conditions of the nose, ear and face
  • Facial paralysis
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Scar revision
  • Synkinesis

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Botox and dermal fillers
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Corneal neurotization surgery
  • Cosmetic otoplasty
  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • Deep plane facelift (high superficial musculoaponeurotic system facelift)
  • Electromyography (EMG)-guided botulinum toxin therapy
  • Endoscopic brow lift
  • Facial electromyography assessment
  • Facial reconstruction surgery
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Periocular surgery
  • Reanimation surgery
  • Reconstructive ear surgery
  • Septal perforation repair
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Turbinoplasty/reduction
  • Vestibular stenosis repair


John S. Odess Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery Clinic
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave., S., 7th floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Franklin
919 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
(615) 791-0710

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Vanderbilt Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery team, call (615) 322-6180.