Introducing: The Center for ENT’s New Facial Plastic Division
The Center for ENT is proud to introduce an exciting new division within our practice—facial plastic surgery.
With facial plastics physician, Dr. Melissa Bender, joining the team, we’re more equipped than ever as your trusted source for medical care in Houston. As our team expands, our world-class doctors and state-of-the-art facilities all come together to make each and every patient feel like the most important person in the room—because they are.
We now offer the following cutting-edge services:
- Reconstruction for Skin Cancer Defects
- Post-Traumatic Reconstruction
- Facelift and Mini Facelift
- Neck Lift
- Facial Fat Transfer
- Facial Liposuction
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
- Rhinophyma Excision
- Earlobe Surgery
- Surgical Lip Lift
- Chin Augmentation
- Injectable Fillers
Meet Dr. Bender
Dr. Melissa Bender is a fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and board-certified Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and neck. Dr. Bender grew up in Houston and completed her undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania with a major in Biological Basis of Behavior and a double minor in Hispanic Studies and Chemistry, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then returned to her hometown of Houston, Texas for medical school at Baylor College of Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class. She then completed an internship and residency in Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. During her training, Dr. Bender performed a wide array of functional and cosmetic procedures and solidified her passion for facial plastic surgery. Following residency, Dr. Bender was selected for a highly competitive fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Dr. Edward Buckingham in Austin, Texas. She has now returned to Houston to practice at the Center for ENT.
During her time off, Dr. Bender enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys yoga, hiking, rock climbing, reading, and traveling. She just finished an RV road trip across the western United States with her husband.