Meet Dr. John Bauer

Dr. Bauer received and has maintained his board certification from the American Board of Plastic surgery (in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) since 2002. He is particularly proud of writing questions to help train plastic surgeons, as well as being a senior board examiner. This gives him the advantage of keeping up with the latest advances in the field of plastic surgery. At Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Bauer specializes in breast and body procedures, bringing his expertise and skill to the team.

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Education and background

Dr. Bauer graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He went on to train with Dr. Linda Phillips at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and also worked as a professor training residents for more than a decade.

Dr. Bauer: Breast surgery expert

Dr. Bauer’s favorite procedure is breast augmentation with or without a lift. He uses the most up-to date silicone implants with gel that has been modified to provide a soft feel, without the issues that the older, gooier gels had. Dr. Bauer prides himself on carefully listening to his patients’ personal aesthetic goals in order to determine the ideal implant for their needs.

Dr. Bauer particularly enjoys combining breast augmentation, reduction, lift, and reconstruction with abdominal procedures such as a tummy tuck in order to give women who have had children the chance to get their bodies back to a more youthful condition.

Areas of specialty

Dr. Bauer also performs a wide array of breast and body procedures, including:

Breast lift (mastopexy)

The re-positioning of breasts and nipples back onto the chest in a more aesthetically pleasing manner once gravity, weight gain/loss, and childbearing have caused them to sag and droop.

Breast reduction

The removal of excess breast tissue and re-positioning of the breast back onto the chest wall to relieve relentless muscle strain, rashes, bra strap indentations, and neck, back, and shoulder pain. Dr. Bauer has been so pleased to see the freedom and comfort that this procedure achieves for his patients.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)

The removal of excess, stretch-marked skin on the lower part of the belly, as well as tightening of the loose muscles.

Body contouring after weight loss

The removal of excess skin and fat left over after a patient has taken the steps to better their life and health with weight loss — with or without a gastric procedure. Body contouring may include procedures of the abdomen, arms, legs, breasts, and pelvis.

Cosmetic procedures

This includes liposuction, fat grafting to the breast and/or buttocks, labial reduction/re-contouring, rhinoplasty, rejuvenation of the face, and more.

Reconstructive procedures

This includes post-cancer breast reconstruction, skin cancer removal and reconstruction, carpal tunnel surgery, burn or traumatic scar revision, and much more.

Dr. Bauer also has decades of experience with the use of non-surgical, in-office cosmetic treatments such as Botox® and dermal fillers. He is enthusiastic about skincare with the use of retinols, antioxidants, clinical-strength moisturizers, and chemical peels.

Dr. Bauer’s philosophy

Dr. Bauer understands and feels strongly that the doctor-patient relationship is the important thing, and that a compassionate ear is the best way to create a thoughtful strategy for rejuvenation, along with an aesthetic eye and precise surgical skill.

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