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New address for Michael J Bass Plastic Surgery

We are now at 216 Fountain Court, Suite 160. Call for questions and information.   859-543-1024

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The value of “board certification.”

Physicians practicing in the United States must complete medical school (graduate school) and some type of post graduate training (residency). I completed the MD/JD combined medical and law school six year program from Southern Illinois University in 2004. This was my graduate school education. I then matched, […]

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Onabotulinum toxin type A (Botox TM) for migraines

I see and help treat patients with migraines – chronic headaches – in conjunction to their care given by a neurologist or primary care physician. The obvious question is how can a plastic surgeon treat migraines? Dr. Bahman Guyuron, a plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic, discovered that […]

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Rhinoplasty: surgery to change nose shape

Many people don’t like the shape of their nose. This can be due to genetics (i.e. you got mom or dad’s nose), trauma, or tumors. Improving the shape of one’s nose requires careful consideration as to the real problems and underlying issues. Preoperative evaluation and counseling can […]

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Facelift Surgery: Rhytidectomy

Our inner bodies are protected by highly complex compartments of fat, ligaments, and skin. The face is no exception. As we get older, this doctor included, the skin loses its elasticity and ligaments elongate. The subcutaneous fat droops and our appearance becomes less youthful. Some of our […]

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Tummy Tuck: A Pseudonym for Abdominoplasty

A slender, tone abdominal area is a sign of youth and fitness. Loss of these desirable characteristics comes from weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and aging. Patients choose to restore their abdominal area for improvement in self esteem, elimination of skin irritation, better fit in clothes, and […]

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Gynecomastia: Male Breast Reduction

Literally translated, gynecomastia means breasts like a woman. Males have breast tissue just like women. There is both glandular and fatty components to the male and female breast. Male breast development happens during the puberty years, and over development of either the glandular and/or the fatty component […]

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The Benefit of Post Bariatric Body Contouring

For patients who lose 100 pounds or more, there is often substantial excess of skin. Why does this happen? The skin’s elastic proteins have stretched beyond their elastic recoil point. When the fat (i.e. the “fluffy” internal stuffing) goes away, the skin doesn’t quite retract back to […]

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Breast Reconstruction: Your Choice And No One Should Stop You

I am an adamant supporter of women seeking breast reconstruction counseling before having a lumpectomy/mastectomy. While reconstruction is not for every woman, proper education, evaluation, and conversation is necessary to make an informed choice. Personally, I am against “breast conserving” surgery; this is code language used to describe […]

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Breast Facts From Fox News

I don’t usually post these types of publications, but the article addresses many concerns of women. A woman’s breasts have unique characteristics and differ from each other, sometimes subtly and sometimes significantly. Finding a brassiere that  fits properly is very important; this fact is exacerbated by higher […]

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Dr. Bass is a plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the breast, body, and face. His office is conveniently located on the Southeast portion of Lexington across from St. Joseph East Hospital.


2716 Old Rosebud Road
Suite 350A
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: (859) 543-1024
Fax: (859) 543-0141

1700 Old Lebanon Rd.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Phone: (270) 789-6175

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