John M. Weeter MD, FACS

Louisville, KY, US
John M. Weeter MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

In the more than twenty years of the practice of Cosmetic, Reconstructive, and Plastic Surgery, I have been offering my patients an uncompromising dedication to personalized care and to meet each individuals unique needs and goals. It begins with an honest, thorough and insightful consultation, proceeds to precise "state of the art" surgical care, and includes attentive and long-term aftercare. Confidentiality is respected throughout this process.

I am also very committed to giving back to society. In addition to teaching at the University of Louisville, I donate my time and skills to those in need. I have been involved in international medical care and teaching throughout my medical career. I have spent about two weeks each year in Latin America, teaching and performing cleft lip, cleft palate, and burn reconstructive surgery on patients without resources. Giving of my skills enhances my medical practice and my life.

My commitment to quality care is also reflected through continuous education to be able to offer to my patients the current state-of- the-art in cosmetic surgery. I offer new techniques when they have been shown through outcome studies and clinical experience to be worthy advances in the science of plastic surgery.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Weeters reputation in Louisville is built on more than 20 years of quality results in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery and on the relationships of trust he has established with his patients and referring physicians.
Dr. Weeter specializes in Cosmetic Surgery including:

  • Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck) * Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Botox® Injections * Fat Injections (Fat Grafting)
  • Breast Implants/Augmentation * Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy) * Laser Removal of Pigmented and Blood
  • Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammaplasty) * Minimally Invasive Facial Cosmetic Surgery (Endoscopic)
  • Brow Lift /Forehead Lift * Liposuction (Suction Assisted Lipoplasty)
  • Chemical Peels * Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
  • Chin Implants * Midface Lift
  • Dermabrasion * Vessel Blemishes
  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) * Neck Lift
  • Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) * Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
  • Tattoo removal

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery - April 27, 1979

Professional Background

Education:
Vanderbilt University, B.A. 1967
University of Kentucky, M.D. 1971
Internship:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Straight Surgery 1971-1972
Residencies:
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
General Surgery 1972 -1975
Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco, CA
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 1975 -1978

Teaching Appointments

University of Louisville School of Medicine - Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Publications and Presentations

“Thermal, Electrical, and Chemical Injuries” Co-author with Curtis P. Artz, M.D. chapter in A Basic Textbook of Surgery

Movie: “Initial Assessment and Management of Burns”
Co-producer with Curtis P. Artz, M.D.

Awards & Honors

"Certificate of Special Recognition For Community Service and Volunteerism" awarded by the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
Mayor of Louisvilles award as "A DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN" BY HARVEY SLOAN, DECEMBER 4, 1985
"1995 VIP VOLUNTEER" Award by SISTER CITIES OF LOUISVILLE
Certification of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Baptist Hospital East
Norton Suburban Hospital
Kosair-Children’s Hospital
Jewish Hospital and Jewish Healthcare East
University of Louisville Hospital

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Burn Association
American Cleft Palate Association
Kentucky Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Kentucky Medical Association
Jefferson County Medical Society

Offices Held

Offices Held:
Kentucky Society for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons - 1994 Vice President
Louisville Society of Plastic Surgeons - Founding President 1993 -1994
Jefferson County Medical Society: 1) Media Relations Committee Chairman - 1991 - 1992, 2) International Committee 1993 - present (Chairman 93 - 94)
Kosair-Childrens Hospital TREASURER-MEDICAL STAFF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Clinical Investigator:

McGhan Corporation - Breast Implant Study
Collagen Corporation - Injectable Collagen Implants
Mentor Corporation - Breast Implant Study

Volunteer Programs:

Interplast - Ecuador Sister Cities (Louisville-Quito Committee)
Project HOPE: Hospital Ship Voyages to Ecuador (l964) and Nicaragua (1966) as student volunteer
Fundacion Rostros Felices (Foundation Happy Faces) - Ecuador
Childrens Aid Mission International - Guatemala

Your Consultation

The initial consultation is an in-depth evaluation and explanation of the proposed surgical procedures. Dr. Weeter allows adequate time to answer your questions and can provide as much information as possible. Reference materials, video tapes, appropriate photographs are available on a broad range of topics. Follow-up consultation is complimentary and offers the opportunity to answer additional questions or further refine the surgical choice to meet the patient’s goals for cosmetic surgery.

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Surgical procedures are done in the safety of an accredited outpatient surgery facility or hospital, under local anesthesia with monitored sedation, or general anesthesia. Minor procedures, laser treatment, and Botox® are performed in office.

Skin Care Products

Obaji Nu-Derm, Glyderm

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Payment Options

Major credit cards and cash, information on financing options

John M. Weeter MD, FACS

Suite 220, 4001 Kresge Way,
Louisville, KY, 40207-4640, US

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