Facial Plastic Surgery Facial Plastic Surgery

The Center for ENT’s Facial Plastic Surgery Division

With the help of facial plastics physician Dr. Melissa Bender, we’re more equipped than ever as your trusted source for comprehensive medical care in Houston. As our team expands, our world-class doctors and state-of-the-art facilities all come together to make every patient feel like the most important person in the room—because they are.

Live Beautifully

We are proud to offer the following facial plastic and reconstructive services:

  • Facelift and mini facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Eyelid lift
  • Brow lift
  • Facial fat transfer
  • Facial liposuction
  • Buccal fat excision
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Rhinophyma excision
  • Otoplasty
  • Earlobe surgery
  • Surgical lip lift
  • Chin augmentation
  • Injectable fillers
  • Botox®/Dysport®
  • Liquid rhinoplasty
  • Laser resurfacing
  • Microneedling
  • Chemical peels
  • Skin cancer reconstruction
  • Laceration repair
  • Scar revision
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction

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. Following this, she completed an internship and residency in otolaryngology–head and 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.

Outside of the office, 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.