Meet Dr. Dauwe
Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe specializes in aesthetic and plastic surgery for the face, breast, and body at Dauwe Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. He takes his time to thoroughly listen and address his patient's concerns to create customized treatment plans that achieve their unique goals. By developing a precise surgical plan, it enables him and his patients to move forward confidently. His steadfastness, attention to detail, and artistic skillset have helped transform the lives of so many men and women. Dr. Dauwe’s love for plastic surgery is evident in every aspect of his practice. The impact he has on his patients’ lives is extraordinary, but he also enjoys the artistry and innovation of his profession.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Dauwe is adept at performing a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the breast, body, and face. Some of his most popular procedures include breast augmentation, breast implant revision, breast lifts, and mommy makeovers. He is highly trained and experienced in performing drainless tummy tucks, facelifts, liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, buccal fat removal, and other body contouring surgeries. In addition, he is pleased to offer nonsurgical procedures, such as laser tattoo removal, skin resurfacing, CoolSculpting, BOTOX, Dysport, Juvéderm, and Kybella.
Education and Training
Dr. Dauwe was born and raised in Dallas, TX and studied at Jesuit College Prep and Southern Methodist University. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and at the top of his class in the honors business program. He went on to attend the University of Texas Southwestern for four years of medical school and six years of plastic surgery residency. Dr. Dauwe was then selected for the University of Southern California aesthetic surgery fellowship where he studied advanced techniques in aesthetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.
Dr. Dauwe is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, undergoing many years of rigorous training in the field of plastic surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dauwe is held to the highest standards when it comes to skills, ethics, knowledge, patient safety, and, judgment. These are key factors in producing highly-effective surgical outcomes for his patients.
Dr. Dauwe learned very early on in his schooling that plastic surgery was to be his life’s commitment. During training, Dr. Dauwe’s research focused on technique development in aesthetic surgery, specifically in facelift, rhinoplasty, breast surgery, facial reconstruction, and nonsurgical devices. His efforts have resulted in textbook chapters, podium presentations, and peer-reviewed manuscripts. Below are a few of his most recent publications.
- Phillip Dauwe, M.D., "Fat Grafting" in Essentials of Plastic Surgery 3rd Edition. Thieme Publishers, 2018.
- Gould DJ, Macias LH, Saeg F, Dauwe P, Hammoudeh Z, Grant Stevens W. “Seroma Rates Are Not Increased When Combining Liposuction With Progressive Tension Suture Abdominoplasty: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 619 Patients.” Aesthetic Surgery J. 2018 Jun 13;38(7):763-769.
- Phillip Dauwe, M.D., Benson Pulikkottil, M.D., Ronnie Pezeshk, M.D., Rod Rohrich, M.D., “The importance of the anterior septal angle in the open dorsal approach to rhinoplasty.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Mar;139(3):604-612.
“My approach is one of thoughtfulness, confidence, and relationship-focus. I humbly respect the awesome privilege of performing aesthetic surgery, and I consider all individuals whom I am privileged to treat, patients for life.”
– Dr. Phillip Dauwe
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"
"Hard to really put into words the impact my surgery has had on my life, but I will say that Dr. Dauwe and his whole staff has made this experience what I would call life changing. Dr. Dauwe has a calm, humble, demeanor, and I had been following him on IG based on a friend who mentioned he did her breast aug a few years back. When I met with his team in January they were already booked out almost 6 months for a mommy makeover. That’s a good thing! You want to find someone who is booked. Not only did I love his conservative nature and perspective in what I was looking to have done, but he spent way more time with me answering my questions than what you typically find in the healthcare space. I’ve been in healthcare working with physicians for almost 20 years, so it is saying something when a physician has no problem answering all the myriad questions you have when you are going to have a big procedure done. They also made what could be an awkward feeling, feel very normal. He has great eye contact, and his office manager Julie is great at her job and been in the industry a long time. But I have to say, what comforted and confirmed for me the most was his office staff and their friendliness, willingness to help, and their knowledge about my procedure and the process. Sara in particular is a gem of a human. I thought for my pre-op she was just being nice answering all my questions and giving me suggestions, and then when I saw her for my post op I realized: MAN! She’s not just a front desk person, she’s like THE pre and post op professional! I had called on day 3 after my surgery and she was amazing to work with on my meds. She was so patient both before and after my surgery – and it makes you feel like you are their only patient, though it looks to be a busy practice, you don’t feel that way. It’s not a mill, this is not the kind of place that doesn’t care for you and want to answer all your questions. They are truly genuine, I really felt that from Sara, Julie, Bre, and Dr. Dauwe. I haven’t seen Tess but I’m sure I will at some point, I’ve heard great things. This is a rock star team and if you’re on the fence or haven’t scheduled a consult and really walked out feeling very confident in the team – come and get one here – he will tell you his professional opinion. I have another colleague who came here before me and had a consult and he honestly told her to wait until a certain time – so he’s not doing this for volume – he really wants to do the right thing for you. But truly Sara is awesome and I can’t say enough good things about her – you are in good hands with this practice. Thank you, Dr. Dauwe and team."
"My skin was so bad I sometimes did not want to leave my house. I had fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots and no glow. I was ready to give up and felt there was nothing I could do UNTIL I met with Kylie! She recommended a Halo treatment stating it would really help. Although I was hesitant as to the results, I went ahead with the procedure. After just two weeks the change in my skin is absolutely amazing.. My fine lines and wrinkles are so much better and my dark spots have basically disappeared. Not only do I have a glow to my skin but now I am happy to get out and about. Kylie is so knowledgeable, kind and patient. She can answer any questions you may have whether it be a procedure or any type of skin care. When meeting with her you can truly tell that this is her passion. The skin regime she recommended to me is perfect. My skin will continue to improve over the next several months and I can’t tell you how pleased I am and thankful for Kylie. I 100% recommend Kylie."
"Dr Dauwe from start to finish made me feel so confident throughout the whole process. He really listens and hears what your concerns are. He was humble and kind. It’s tough figuring out who to really trust and I trust his work wholeheartedly. His staff couldn’t be more caring and help answer any questions big or small. So thankful for him and his team!!"
"The BEST people work here! I initially was planning to see Dr. Dauwe for buccal removal but when he spoke with me he suggested filler instead. I can’t say enough times how thankful I am for that honest opinion, he could’ve taken my money (let’s be honest most would) but instead I got jawline, cheek and under eye filler with Tess and she did absolutely incredible! Everyone in the office is so kind and I’m so happy Dr. Dauwe pointed me in the right direction rather than going through with a procedure that he didn’t think would align with the results I wanted. I’m beyond grateful I chose to come to this office and love my results. Every single person is so warm and welcoming and they’re doing business the right way. I could not recommend Dr. Dauwe and the entire staff enough."
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