Millicent Odunze MD, MPH is a female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, California. As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Odunze understands, firsthand, the challenge of the standards of beauty that are imposed on women. She is deeply aware of the fact that a woman's self-image profoundly affects every aspect of her life. As a surgeon who treats both male and female patients in the entertainment industry, she understands the meaning of discretion and confidentiality, and understands the effect plastic surgery can have on a career. She extends this same attitude towards her non-celebrity patients as well--attorneys, law enforcement agents, educators, stay-at-home moms, fellow physicians, etc.
During her seven-year residency at Northwestern University, Dr. Odunze trained in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to her surgical training, she was active in clinical research and has presented several research projects at local and national medical conferences on the topics of wound healing, racial differences in facial aging patterns, and surgical treatment for localized chronic pain. Dr. Odunze has authored several scientific plastic surgery articles and has authored a chapter in a plastic surgery text. As a volunteer plastic surgeon with Operation Smile, she uses her skills to help provide free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.
Dr. Odunze earned her Bachelor's degree with honors from Harvard University. She then graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. While attending medical school, she simultaneously earned a Master's degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, ranked one of the best Public Health programs in the nation. After medical school, Dr. Odunze completed a residency in plastic surgery at one of the premier plastic surgery training programs in the country, Northwestern University. After her residency, she refined her plastic surgery knowledge with a one-year advanced aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship in Beverly Hills.