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Fellowship-trained cosmetic and breast surgeon, Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace, performs more than 1,000 surgical procedures a year, specializing in breast, facial rejuvenation and body contouring surgery. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Calobrace publishes extensively on the subject of breast surgery and is a recognized leader and educator. He routinely travels around the world as a visiting professor and keynote opinion ...

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Fellowship-trained cosmetic and breast surgeon, Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace, performs more than 1,000 surgical procedures a year, specializing in breast, facial rejuvenation and body contouring surgery. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Calobrace publishes extensively on the subject of breast surgery and is a recognized leader and educator. He routinely travels around the world as a visiting professor and keynote opinion ...

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I never leave the operating room until the results are the absolute best they can be.
Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace
Plastic Surgeon
Louisville, Kentucky

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Revisional Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Bodylift / Thigh Lift
  • Post Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Facial Lasering
  • Arm Lifts
  • NeoGraft Hair Transplant System
  • Fat Transfer
  • Prevelle
  • Bellatero
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Funny, caring, hardworking
2.
HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION
By placing the patient at ease with laughter and authenticity
3.
MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
“My implants will explode when I fly on a plane”
4.
MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT
I delivered 18 lectures in three days as the keynote speaker for The Aesthetic Workshop in Melbourne, Australia
5.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
The creativity and artistry that differentiate good from great
6.
THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD
Stem cells and stimulation of native cells to be more youthful
7.
MY MOTTO
“To whom much is given, much is expected”
8.
CELEB PHOTO PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING
Tyra Banks
9.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
The gym and my personal trainer
10.
MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT
On the surface I am carefree and funny, but underneath I’m caring, empathetic and deeply thoughtful
11.
MY BEST ADVICE FOR PATIENTS
Don’t feel guilty, you deserve it!

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Philosophy

Fellowship-trained cosmetic and breast surgeon, Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace, performs more than 1,000 surgical procedures a year, specializing in breast, facial rejuvenation and body contouring surgery. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Calobrace publishes extensively on the subject of breast surgery and is a recognized leader and educator. He routinely travels around the world as a visiting professor and keynote opinion leader and lecturer. His 16,000-square-foot Louisville location houses a state-of the-art clinical practice, a fully accredited on-site surgical center, the Cosmetic Breast Center, and CaloSpa—an 8,000-square-foot medi-spa.

About My Practice:

How would you categorize your procedure offerings?

My practice is purely cosmetic. I perform nearly 1,000 cosmetic surgical procedures a year, including advanced cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring procedures and facial rejuvenation.

How do you know when a procedure is complete?

I never leave the operating room until the results are the absolute best they can be.

How do you proceed if you don’t think a patient needs surgery?

I never sell or push surgery on anyone. My goal is to help patients find good solutions. Sometimes that includes surgery—sometimes it doesn’t! I only perform a procedure if I truly believe I can achieve outstanding results. In that way, I am a perfectionist.

How do you inspire intimacy in such a large office space?

Our Louisville location is a relatively large facility at 16,000 square feet because it houses a state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinical practice, a fully accredited on-site surgical center, the Cosmetic Breast Center, and CaloSpa—an 8,000-square-foot medi-spa. Our staff runs a smooth, efficient and very friendly office where every patient feels like our only patient that day. We strive to make everyone feel special. 

About Me:

Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

I found that plastic surgery allowed me to combine creativity, artistry and surgical skills to produce results that would change people’s lives.

What are some of your hobbies?

I am really into traveling, weight lifting, running, spending time with friends and family, theater and tennis.

How do you start each day?

I get up at about 5 a.m., do paperwork, read and work out prior to my 7:30 surgery.

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NellyO

NellyO

Dr. Calobrace is the best! A highly skilled perfectionist who also has a very kind and caring personality. I cannot say enough good about him and his staff. Absolutely thrilled with my results.

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About Me

Natural-Looking Augmentation

This 33-year-old patient sought Dr. Calobrace for a breast augmentation with breast implants to add volume, as well as boost her confidence about her body. 

Why do you only offer patients a submuscular approach to breast augmentation?

By placing implants both under the breast tissue and pectoral and chest muscles, I’m able to hide the implant better and minimize the chance of capsular contracture. Since the implant is completely covered through this technique, the chance of wrinkling is reduced, allowing for perkier posi­tioning of the breasts. The results look so real. Patients also say they feel more natural, as well.

Volume Enhancement

Dr. Calobrace performed a breast augmentation with breast implants on this 47-year-old patient who wanted to significantly increase the volume of her breasts. 

Advanced Cosmetic and Breast Surgery

Dr. Calobrace is a fellowship-trained cosmetic and breast surgeon entering his 17th year in private practice. He performs more than 1,000 cosmetic surgical procedures a year, specializing in facial rejuvenation, body contouring and breast surgery. As a recognized leader and educator in cosmetic breast surgery, his experience is sought out and he routinely performs 400-500 cosmetic breast procedures each year. Dr. Calobrace is a consultant and lecturer, traveling nationally and internationally, providing insight on the subject of breast surgery. This will mark his sixth consecutive year as faculty at the annual Atlanta Breast Symposium, and he will participate as a panel lecturer at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in October. Although busy traveling, lecturing, publishing and sharing his expertise, Dr. Calobrace’s real passion is taking care of each and every one of his patients. Nearly half of his practice involves complex and difficult revision breast surgeries, as well as a variety of breast lifts, reductions and augmentations. The other half is filled with facial cosmetic procedures and body contouring.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Indiana University

Residency:

  • University of Southern California

Fellowship:

  • Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baptist Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Kentucky Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons

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FAQ's

Q. I had saline breast implants done 17 years ago, and they are beginning to sag. What is the average cost to have new implants done, and will I also need a breast lift done at the same time?

What our experts say:

Saline implants can sometimes cause stretching in the lower poles of the breast. More common factors that would cause sagging are having children and age. The cost for a Removal and Replacement breast augmentation will differ from doctor to doctor and demographic area. The size of implant you choose and the possible need for a lift can also change the surgery cost. For instance if you choose a smaller implant, the pocket created for your current implant may need to be revised or if you require a breast lift in conjunction with the augmentation your cost will change. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you understand more clearly what procedures you will need to meet your needs and expectations.

Q. Is it true that a common recovery complication in a tummy tuck is the sutures splitting during the healing process?

What our experts say:

Spitting sutures are common, but we find that they are less common among tummy tuck patients and more common among breast augmentation patients. Not truly seen as a complication, spitting sutures are dissolvable sutures that can sometimes break through the surface of the skin “spitting” or “poking” their way out. They can cause slight discomfort or tenderness to the touch but they can be easily removed. If you experience a spitting suture just let your doctor’s office know and they can schedule you to have them removed. A typical appointment for suture removal is no more than 15 minutes.

About Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace
About Me

Why did you become a plastic surgeon?

I found that plastic surgery allowed me to combine creativity, artistry and surgical skills to produce results that would change people’s lives.

What are some of your hobbies?

I am really into traveling, weight lifting, running, spending time with friends and family, theater and tennis.

How do you start each day?

I get up at about 5 a.m., do paperwork, read and work out prior to my 7:30 surgery.

About My Practice

How would you categorize your procedure offerings?

My practice is purely cosmetic. I perform nearly 1,000 cosmetic surgical procedures a year, including advanced cosmetic breast surgery, body contouring procedures and facial rejuvenation.

How do you know when a procedure is complete?

I never leave the operating room until the results are the absolute best they can be.

How do you proceed if you don’t think a patient needs surgery?

I never sell or push surgery on anyone. My goal is to help patients find good solutions. Sometimes that includes surgery—sometimes it doesn’t! I only perform a procedure if I truly believe I can achieve outstanding results. In that way, I am a perfectionist.

How do you inspire intimacy in such a large office space?

Our Louisville location is a relatively large facility at 16,000 square feet because it houses a state-of-the-art plastic surgery clinical practice, a fully accredited on-site surgical center, the Cosmetic Breast Center, and CaloSpa—an 8,000-square-foot medi-spa. Our staff runs a smooth, efficient and very friendly office where every patient feels like our only patient that day. We strive to make everyone feel special. 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Indiana University

Residency:

  • University of Southern California

Fellowship:

  • Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at Baptist Hospital

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Kentucky Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
A Minute With

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Funny, caring, hardworking

HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION

By placing the patient at ease with laughter and authenticity

MOST OUTRAGEOUS MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

“My implants will explode when I fly on a plane”

MY HAPPIEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT

I delivered 18 lectures in three days as the keynote speaker for The Aesthetic Workshop in Melbourne, Australia

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION

The creativity and artistry that differentiate good from great

THE FUTURE OF MY FIELD

Stem cells and stimulation of native cells to be more youthful

MY MOTTO

“To whom much is given, much is expected”

CELEB PHOTO PATIENTS MOST OFTEN BRING

Tyra Banks

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

The gym and my personal trainer

MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT

On the surface I am carefree and funny, but underneath I’m caring, empathetic and deeply thoughtful

MY BEST ADVICE FOR PATIENTS

Don’t feel guilty, you deserve it!

Insights

Natural-Looking Augmentation

This 33-year-old patient sought Dr. Calobrace for a breast augmentation with breast implants to add volume, as well as boost her confidence about her body. 

Why do you only offer patients a submuscular approach to breast augmentation?

By placing implants both under the breast tissue and pectoral and chest muscles, I’m able to hide the implant better and minimize the chance of capsular contracture. Since the implant is completely covered through this technique, the chance of wrinkling is reduced, allowing for perkier posi­tioning of the breasts. The results look so real. Patients also say they feel more natural, as well.

Volume Enhancement

Dr. Calobrace performed a breast augmentation with breast implants on this 47-year-old patient who wanted to significantly increase the volume of her breasts. 

Advanced Cosmetic and Breast Surgery

Dr. Calobrace is a fellowship-trained cosmetic and breast surgeon entering his 17th year in private practice. He performs more than 1,000 cosmetic surgical procedures a year, specializing in facial rejuvenation, body contouring and breast surgery. As a recognized leader and educator in cosmetic breast surgery, his experience is sought out and he routinely performs 400-500 cosmetic breast procedures each year. Dr. Calobrace is a consultant and lecturer, traveling nationally and internationally, providing insight on the subject of breast surgery. This will mark his sixth consecutive year as faculty at the annual Atlanta Breast Symposium, and he will participate as a panel lecturer at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting in October. Although busy traveling, lecturing, publishing and sharing his expertise, Dr. Calobrace’s real passion is taking care of each and every one of his patients. Nearly half of his practice involves complex and difficult revision breast surgeries, as well as a variety of breast lifts, reductions and augmentations. The other half is filled with facial cosmetic procedures and body contouring.

FAQ

Q. I had saline breast implants done 17 years ago, and they are beginning to sag. What is the average cost to have new implants done, and will I also need a breast lift done at the same time?

What our experts say:

Saline implants can sometimes cause stretching in the lower poles of the breast. More common factors that would cause sagging are having children and age. The cost for a Removal and Replacement breast augmentation will differ from doctor to doctor and demographic area. The size of implant you choose and the possible need for a lift can also change the surgery cost. For instance if you choose a smaller implant, the pocket created for your current implant may need to be revised or if you require a breast lift in conjunction with the augmentation your cost will change. A consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon will help you understand more clearly what procedures you will need to meet your needs and expectations.

Q. Is it true that a common recovery complication in a tummy tuck is the sutures splitting during the healing process?

What our experts say:

Spitting sutures are common, but we find that they are less common among tummy tuck patients and more common among breast augmentation patients. Not truly seen as a complication, spitting sutures are dissolvable sutures that can sometimes break through the surface of the skin “spitting” or “poking” their way out. They can cause slight discomfort or tenderness to the touch but they can be easily removed. If you experience a spitting suture just let your doctor’s office know and they can schedule you to have them removed. A typical appointment for suture removal is no more than 15 minutes.

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Revisional Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Bodylift / Thigh Lift
  • Post Weight-Loss Surgery
  • Facial Lasering
  • Arm Lifts
  • NeoGraft Hair Transplant System
  • Fat Transfer
  • Prevelle
  • Bellatero
Contact doctor for financing details
Testimonials

NellyO

NellyO

Dr. Calobrace is the best! A highly skilled perfectionist who also has a very kind and caring personality. I cannot say enough good about him and his staff. Absolutely thrilled with my results.