Aesthetic Surgery in Oklahoma City
Bajaj Plastic Surgery has been synonymous with attentive reconstructive and aesthetic surgery in Oklahoma City for five decades. We are known for our specialization in breast and reconstructive surgery including breast augmentation, breast lift, breast implant removal, breast reduction, and tummy tuck. Still, we are also known for our warm and supportive staff members, inclusive and comfortable office environment, and our forming everlasting bonds with each patient we serve. Dr. Bajaj also has expertise in facial surgery, body sculpting, and minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Bajaj is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She was raised and educated in the United States and is licensed to practice surgery in three states, including Oklahoma.
After growing up in Oklahoma City, she moved to Houston to attend Rice University. While in medical school, she decided to pursue a career in plastic surgery after witnessing several extensive cancer resections. Surgeries that removed cancer often left the patient disfigured. She became passionate about reconstructive surgery because she saw how the procedures could restore patients’ confidence and belief in themselves.
Caring for the Whole Person
Dr. Bajaj believes that to perform a successful surgery, you must care for a patient entirely. This means setting up a consultation where she gets to know her patient as a person—their life story, lifestyle, and why they want treatment. Dr. Bajaj’s total care approach nurtures lasting relationships between her and her patients.
Unlike other surgeons who choose not to perform reconstructive surgery after developing a cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Bajaj remains committed to breast reconstructive surgery after cancer and is one of the few surgeons in our area who perform the DIEP flap procedure for breast reconstruction. She also performs breast enhancement, breast reduction, tummy tuck, facelift, and other plastic surgical procedures.
We Are Always Going, to Be Honest & Real with You
Whether you are coming to us for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, we are going to be real with you – setting expectations, knowing the steps we’re going to take, and envisioning the end result.
You have to understand anatomy, to create beauty. As the lead surgeon at Bajaj Plastic Surgery, I bring national credentials, a highly specialized skill set, and a very strong belief in ethical plastic surgery.
But more than anything, I am going to recommend the procedure that is the best fit for you as an individual. After receiving your first treatment, you’ll return to us again because of the personalized care and attention you receive. Our hope is that you will form a life-long relationship with myself and my caring staff.
Whether this decision feels big or small, it can make a real difference in your life.
– Dr. Anu Bajaj & Team
An Interview with Dr. Bajaj
Where did you grow up? I was born in New Delhi, India and moved to the U.S. when I was almost 4. Initially, we lived in NYC before moving to OKC. I can remember sitting in the front seat of the car between my parents on our road trip to Oklahoma.
Tell us about your education and training. I graduated from Casady School in 1987. After high school, I went to Rice University, graduating in 1991 with a degree in English and History – at that time, I had aspirations of becoming a writer. I went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where I fell in love with plastic surgery after my rotation as a medical student. I did my residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.
What type of surgical procedure do you specialize in? I completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and began my career as one of the few plastic surgeons to perform DIEP flaps for breast reconstruction in the state of Oklahoma. Since then, my practice has evolved to encompass all aspects of aesthetic plastic surgery including facial rejuvenation, aesthetic breast surgery, and body contouring – both after weight loss and more traditional mommy makeovers.
What is your philosophy at your practice? I believe that plastic surgery is something that we do for ourselves – so that we can feel confident about who we are. I believe that for surgery to be a successful and positive experience, we have to work together – both the medical team and the patient. Many people may assume that surgery is a just what happens in the operating room. Actually, surgery is a process involving pre-surgery preparation, the actual surgery, recovery, and maintenance. My goal is that my staff and myself are able to guide you through this process so that you can continue to live the life you desire.
Why did you become a plastic surgeon? I became a plastic surgeon after completing a plastic surgery rotation as a medical student. I had decided that I wanted to pursue a surgical career because I liked the active aspect of surgery, but I realized that most surgeons remove body parts – tumors, diseased organs, etc. After observing the resection of a large mandibular squamous cell carcinoma, I was fascinated when the plastic surgeons came into the OR and reconstructed this patient’s mandible with his fibula from his leg. I was hooked. Plastic surgeons fill the hole rather than creat it!
What do you like most about being a plastic surgeon? I love the variety and constant intellectual stimulation. Each surgery and each patient is different, and the challenge of developing a plan unique to each patient excites me.
What methods did you employ to accomplish your goal of becoming a successful doctor? Perserverence, passion, and humor.
What do you like to do in your leisure time when you are not operating or seeing patients? I love being physically active – running in the morning or biking with my friends. My husband and I love to hike and have traveled to South America, Colorado, and Kilimanjaro for our adventures. And finally, I always dreamed of becoming an artist or a writer — so I write for fun and also paint every weekend (may patients can see my artwork hanging on the walls of my office or on my Instagram feed).
What three words best describe you? Driven, Passionate, Direct.