Plastic Surgeon in Oklahoma City
Dr. Anureet Bajaj is a highly respected plastic surgeon who is skilled in all reconstructive procedures as well as aesthetic rejuvenation. Since 2007, she has shared her practice with her father who, early in her life, inspired her to join him in this very important field.
- Current Member-at-Large on ASPS Board of Directors
- Outgoing Chief Medical Editor of Plastic Surgery News
- Former Chair of Ethics Committee of ASPS
- Current Chair of Leadership Development Committee and runs the Essentials of Leadership Course of ASPS
- Outgoing PSF Visiting Professor and National Speaker
- Rice University, Houston, Texas B.A. in English/History
- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Residency in plastic surgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center in California
- Fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas
Certifications & Memberships:
Dr. Bajaj has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2005 and holds membership in the following organizations:
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
- American Medical Association
- Oklahoma State Medical Association
- Oklahoma County Medical Society
Known for her friendly relationships with her patients, Dr. Bajaj also enjoys long-distance running, drawing, painting, and reading. Her family’s plastic surgery clinic in Oklahoma City offers a warm, inviting environment where patients are treated like individuals.
“I am passionate about solving every patient’s challenge.”
Dr. Bajaj says that every patient’s case is very personal and will provide honest assessment about whether or not she recommends going forward with that particular procedure. Whether it’s a cancer survivor who is suffering from a disfigurement or a woman who is unhappy with her body after childbirth. “We form a relationship and that means the world to me. I owe my patients my honest assessment of their situation.”
“You have to truly understand anatomy to create beauty.”
The doctor’s training allows her to do a wide variety of procedures. Her specialties include micro-vascular breast reconstruction, including DIEP flaps – (she is one of the few who perform this surgery in Oklahoma); breast reduction; tummy tucks; facial and eye rejuvenation; and body lifts after weight loss. Her firm foundation and extensive training in reconstruction surgery has given her with the ability to analyze and correct even the most challenging aesthetic problems.
“Patients expect more than ever before.”
According to Dr. Bajaj, they want to be educated about the risks and the rewards but, unfortunately, the internet can provide misinformation. Dr. Bajaj’s consultations are comprehensive including a lot of conversation, clarification of facts, education, a physical examination and… connection. She wants to know each patient’s goals and lifestyle. Only then can she build a plan to meet that person’s expectations.
“My goal is that people can’t tell a patient had surgery.”
Dr. Bajaj’s patients look refreshed, more youthful and, as she says, “like a better version of themselves.” The proof is that most of Dr. Bajaj’s patients come from referrals. In fact, very often breast reduction patients come back for cosmetic procedures. There is no better compliment to a surgeon than to build a practice based on word-of-mouth.
“In my spare time, I’m an artist, a long-distance runner, a wife and mother to my four stepsons.”
Dr. Bajaj’s life is a busy and satisfying one at work and at home. Her art gives her a chance to be creative in a different way from her practice although she says there is a link between the two, given that she has to be very observant to create beauty. As a marathon runner, she finds a certain peace that clears her head and gives her a sense of peace.
Dr. Bajaj is a highly active member of the plastic surgery community
She has published numerous articles in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and other medical periodicals; she has also presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting and the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and has been an invited speaker for the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgery, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and other groups.
Dr. Bajaj is a recognized leader in the field of plastic surgery
She has completed the Leadership Academy sponsored by the Oklahoma County Medical Society as well as the Pathways to Leadership program sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She maintains contact with plastic surgeons across the country, and keeps abreast of the latest developments in her field. Currently, she is the Assistant Medical Editor of Plastic Surgery News, the Midwest Representative to the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Vice-Chair of the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a member of the Board of the Oklahoma County Medical Society.
Prior to returning home to Oklahoma City, she previously served as an Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati.