As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I specialize in both the aesthetic and functional treatment of the face and neck. Our face is the first part of us that a person notices, and it conveys many nonverbal messages such as age, gender and emotion. A person’s face is constructed of incredibly complex structures, including detailed musculature that control expressions, unique skin composition, and distinctive features that identify us as human such as the nose, lips and the ears. All of these function in unison for a harmonious appearance that is individual and instantly recognizable, even to infants.
Unfortunately, we aren’t always pleased with the face we are putting forward (whether that be from trauma, cancer, aging, paralysis or myriad other causes). This is where my team and I come in! Nothing is more fulfilling to me than helping my patients achieve their most confident appearance through both surgical and nonsurgical techniques. And sometimes our goal is not to alter the appearance, such as with functional rhinoplasty or cancer reconstruction. I work tirelessly to develop individualized treatment plans with patients to achieve their goals with impeccable results. Treating my patients with respect and compassion is of utmost importance to me, and every day I look forward to hearing about their lives and the experiences that brought them into the office.
I was first drawn to this career when investigating the new and impressive techniques that are available for restoration of function following facial paralysis. I quickly learned that every aspect of the field was both interesting and rewarding. I’m especially interested in building a facial gender-affirming center to help patients’ outward expression match their inner identity. This is an area that’s relatively underrepresented in the Midwest, and we would like to make Ohio State Wexner Medical Center a center of excellence in this area.
I’m grateful to be able to offer my patients the most up-to-date techniques in our field for: rhinoplasty (functional and cosmetic), facial paralysis, aging face, brow lift and eyelid surgery, otoplasty, scar revision, facial gender-affirming surgery, cancer reconstruction, as well as skin treatments and injectable medications such as Botox and fillers.
In my free time, I enjoy exercising, reading, playing tennis and watching thoroughbred horse racing.
- Member, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- Recipient of Michael B. Nolph Award, University of Louisville, 2019
- Recipient of Banas and Rose Cohen Compassionate Service Award, University of Louisville, 2016 and 2017
- Recipient of University of Louisville Cardinal Award of Excellence, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2014
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Mohs Surgery
- Facial Nerve Diseases
- Facial Paralysis
- Nose Deformities, Acquired
- Nose Diseases
- Maxillofacial Injuries
- Skin Transplantation
- Botulinum Toxins
- Tissue Expansion
- Sex Reassignment Surgery
- Skin Care
- Health Services for Transgender Persons
- Sex Reassignment Procedures
- Nasal Obstruction
- Facial Injuries
- Skin Cancers
Locations Where I Practice
915 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43212
915 Olentangy River Road
4th Floor Suite 4000 Columbus, OH 43212
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Education and Training
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
8/16/2010 - 5/10/2014
University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019
Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Nesemeier has reported no relationships with companies or entities.