James B. Lowe III, MD
About the Practice
Dr. Lowe and his staff are committed to providing all cosmetic and general plastic surgery patients with the highest level of care and satisfaction. He believes that patients must understand both the benefits and risks of a procedure in order to make an informed decision. His approach combines innovation with patient safety at a competitive price. He also believes that plastic surgery is an art and that patient care must be individualized; therefore, plastic surgeons may choose to approach different problems in different ways. Dr. Lowe remains highly involved in patient care by being available for questions, follow-ups, and emergencies. Honesty is the cornerstone of his practice philosophy. He strives to provide a variety of options and to ensure realistic patient expectations. Should you choose to be seen by Dr. Lowe, we will make every effort to provide you with excellent patient care and service.
Ethnic aging, facial plastic surgery, facelifts, mini-facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, injectable fillers (Restylane, Hylaform, Radiesse) and Botox, nerve reconstruction, cavernous nerve reconstruction, abdominal wall reconstruction, breast lifts and breast augmentation, and breast reduction.
New Horizons is an educational newsletter that is intended keep Dr. Lowe’s patients appraised of exciting new developments in the area of plastic and reconstructive surgery. It also provides patients with up to date information on Dr. Lowe’s practice and featured procedures on the cutting edge of health and lifestyle improvement horizons. We hope that the content of this newsletter will keep you informed of special products and discounts and continue to demonstrate Dr. Lowe’s commitment to a “harmonious balance between form and function.” We always welcome your comments and suggestions.
Background & Certification
Dr. Lowe was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas graduating with a pre-medical focus with a B.A. in history. He attended The University of Oklahoma School of Medicine, graduating in 1992. He completed five years of training in General Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in 1997 and is boarded by the American Board of Surgery. He completed the prestigious Plastic Surgery residency at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1999; and a hand, nerve, and microsurgical fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 2000. Dr. Lowe is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has a certificate of added qualification in Hand Surgery.
After the completion of his training, Dr. Lowe then joined the faculty at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and was promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery. In 2002, he received a M.B.A. in Health Sciences Management at Washington University’s Olin School of Business. Dr. Lowe has continued to be involved in resident education and his research has focused on peripheral nerve surgery, potency following prostatectomy, cosmetic surgery, ethnic aging, and optimizing health management and efficiency.
Dr. Lowe became the Chief of the Section of Cosmetic Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2004. He serves on various boards and committees, and has presented papers nationally. His wife, Julie, is a dermatologist and they have two wonderful boys, James and Jake. He is strongly committed to family, patient care, and academic pursuits of excellence.
Chief, Section of Cosmetic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Surgery - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Publications and Presentations
Selected or Recent Publications:
Lowe JB 3rd, Maggi SP, Mackinnon SE. The position of crossing branches of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve during cubital tunnel surgery in humans. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2004;114(3):692-6.
Brenner MJ, Fox IK, Kawamura DH, Yu VM, Lowe JB 3rd, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Delayed nerve repair is associated with diminished neuroenhancement by FK506. Laryngoscope. 2004;114(3):570-576.
Lowe JB 3rd, Mackinnon SE. Management of secondary cubital tunnel syndrome. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2004;113(1):E1-E16.
Yang RK, Lowe JB 3rd, Sobol JB, Sen SK, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Dose-dependent effects of FK506 on neuroregeneration in a rat model. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2003;112(7):1832-1840.
Lee AC, Yu VM, Lowe JB 3rd, Brenner MJ, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Controlled release of nerve growth factor enhances sciatic nerve regeneration. Experimental Neurology. 2003;184(1):295-303.
Lowe JB 3rd, Lowe JB, Baty JD, Garza JR. Risks associated with "components separation" for closure of complex abdominal wall defects. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2003;111(3):1276-1283; quiz 1284-1285; discussion 1286-1288.
Maggi SP, Lowe JB 3rd, Mackinnon SE. Pathophysiology of nerve injury. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2003;30(2):109-126.
Doezie AM, Lowe JB 3rd, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. Effects of tobacco smoke on recovery after nerve crush injury in rats. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2002;49(6):628-634.
Myckatyn TM, Ellis RA, Grand AG, Sen SK, Lowe JB 3rd, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE. The effects of rapamycin in murine peripheral nerve isografts and allografts. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002;109(7):2405-2517.
Lowe JB 3rd, Sen SK, Mackinnon SE. Current approach to radial nerve paralysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002;110(4):1099-1113.
Lowe JB 3rd, Tung TR, Mackinnon SE. New surgical option for radial nerve paralysis. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002;110(3):836-843.
Lowe JB 3rd, Novak CB, Mackinnon SE. Current approach to cubital tunnel syndrome. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. 2001;12(2):267-284.
Rohrich RJ, Lowe JB, Hackney F, Bowman JL, Hobar C. An algorithm for abdominal wall reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2000;105(1):202-216.
Rohrich RJ, Lowe JB, Schwartz MR. The role of rhinoplasty in the management of nasal dermoid cysts. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1999;104:1459.
Lowe JB, Page CP, Schwesinger WH, Gaskill HV, Stauffer JS. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in a surgical training program. American Journal of Surgery. 1997;174:624.
Pub Med page for James B. Lowe, III, M.D.
Lowe JB: Anatomic and Histologic Evaluation of the Lower Eyelid Orbicularis Oculi Muscle. Peripheral Nerve Surgery Society, Rancho Mirage, CA, January, 2004.
Lowe JB: Large Animal Model for Cavernous Nerve Reconstruction. Peripheral Nerve Surgery Society, Rancho Mirage, CA, January, 2004.
Lowe JB: The effects of Predegeneration of Interposed Nerve Segments on Nerve Regeneration across a Silicone Conduit. Plastic Surgery Research Council, Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, WA, May, 2000.
Lowe JB: An Algorithm for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction. American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October, 1999.
Lowe JB: Damage to Hair Follicles by Laser to Undersurface of Surgical Flap. 38th Annual Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Galveston, Texas, April, 1999.
Lowe JB: Endoscopic Assisted Component Separation. 38th Annual Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Galveston, Texas, April, 1999.
Lowe JB: Damage to Hair Follicles by Laser to Undersurface of Surgical Flap. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Meeting, Galveston, Texas, November, 1998.
Awards & Honors
Chief, Section of Cosmetic Surgery, 2004
Paul Weeks Teaching Award, 2004
National Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Award, 2002, 1999
Best Poster Award, ASSH Annual Meeting, 2000
Resident Research Award, 1999
Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon, 1997
J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society Awards, 1993-1997
Affiliations & Memberships