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Jim Gilmore, M.D.

Associate Professor
Otolaryngology

Meet Dr. Jim Gilmore
Facial Cosmetic Surgery Specialist

For more than 30 years, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Jim Gilmore, M.D., has specialized in facial plastic cosmetic surgery with a concentration on facial rejuvenation procedures. With an artistic eye, he has helped thousands of patients improve their appearance and look younger. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, he stays current on innovative technologies in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

During the initial consultation, Dr. Gilmore hands his patients a mirror and asks what bothers them. He then prioritizes the problem areas and recommends procedures that offer the best results. Photos also help Dr. Gilmore understand his patients’ goals. While he may not be able to give them a starlet’s nose, he can understand what they like about it and offer a result that is more personalized.

 “I don’t promise miracles,” he says. “I just tell my patients I’ll do the very best I can.”

Dr. Gilmore believes a personal approach to medicine is best. He spends lots of time discussing benefits and risks with his patients and is not afraid to tell someone he or she is not a good candidate for surgery. It’s not rare for patients to take a year to decide on a procedure. Dr. Gilmore patiently consults with them until they are ready to move forward. He also personally calls patients after surgery and provides them with his cellphone number.

An advocate of starting anti-aging regimens early, such as not smoking and wearing daily sunscreen, Dr. Gilmore believes having a lifelong commitment is the key to looking better for a longer period of time. He says people in their 30s can benefit from smaller procedures, such as a minimal brow lift for youthful-looking eyes, a midface lift, injectable fillers, and Botox. Dr. Gilmore advises patients to have smaller procedures likes these in their 30s, 40s, and 50s rather than waiting to undergo one extensive surgery later in life.

In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Gilmore specializes in nasal plastic surgery procedures, including advanced techniques in closure of septal (nose) perforations, and performs reconstructive surgery to improve the look of patients with facial deterioration due to cancer, HIV, or AIDS.

Clinical Interests/Specialties

Facial Plastic Cosmetic Surgery

  • Blepharospasm
  • Botox/fillers/injectables
  • Cervicofacial rhytidectomy (face lift or neck lift)
  • Cosmetic eyebrow lift, forehead lift, and midface lift
  • Cosmetic facial surgery
  • Endoscopic forehead lifts
  • Facial implants
  • Facial plastics
  • Malarplasty
  • Mentoplasty
  • Orbital fractures
  • Repair septal perforations
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Submentoplasty