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Dr. Mia Skourtis

Surgery - Plastics
Portland, OR
24 years experience female

Locations

Mia E. Skourtis, MD, LLC

Portland, OR

Address

Providence Professional Plaza, 5050 NE Hoyt, Suite 515, Portland, OR, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Providence Health Plans

Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

Aetna

About

Bio

Dr. Mia Skourtis is arguably the most highly trained young Plastic Surgeon in our region. She completed Plastic Surgery training at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, and Craniofacial Surgery specialty fellowship training at Stanford University. Prior to that, she was trained in Head and Neck Microvascular Reconstruction and Facial Plastic Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at O.H.S.U., and General Surgery at O.H.S.U. Dr. Skourtis has published research in international scientific journals and authored textbook chapters on facial reconstruction. This diverse educational background has structured Dr. Skourtis’ logical, multifaceted approach to face and body Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Specialties
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Surgery - Plastics

Facial Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
21 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Brachioplasty : Brachioplasty can be done with local anesthesia, but patients are typically much more comfortable with IV sedation or general anesthesia. Brachiplast... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Typically, : Typically, there is no significant pain following the injection of facial fillers. The injections can be uncomfortable without some type of anestheti... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Reduction : Reduction or loss of nipple sensation is a complication of breast reduction surgery that may occur when the nerves that travel through the breast tiss... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
After : After a patient receives Botox injections, the only precautions that i recommend are avoiding strenuous workouts for about 4 hours and avoiding massag... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Your : Your facial shape and bone structure are most significantly determined by your genetics. Chances are that you can find a parent or relatives in your ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I agree with the answers of the physicians who have previously responded to this question. Pregnancy causes stretching of the abdominal wall and over... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Cleft : Cleft lip and palate treatment consists of multiple staged operations that will occur over the life of your child as he/she reaches different developm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It : It sounds to me like you are having some swelling after root canal surgery, which has caused "plumping" of one side of your face. While this may be n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
You : You should be careful to follow all of your surgeon's instructions, as each surgeon has a slightly different approach to surgical recovery. Keep your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Endoscopic : Endoscopic brow lift has the advantage of providing good brow elevation without creating long scars and scalp numbness that result from conventional b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Implants vs Lift: Breast implants are placed to increase the size and volume of the breasts. Breast lift surgery is performed to lift the natural breast tissue to a hi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Lift vs Augmentation: Breast lift and breast augmentation are different procedures. A breast augmentation increases your breast size with placement of silicone gel or sali... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Headaches : Headaches are not an expected result after otoplasty, although it is possible that headaches may occur from wearing a head-wrap dressing or sleeping i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Gravity : Gravity is one of the most powerful tools we have to reduce swelling. I do recommend that my patients who have had rhinoplasty sleep with head elevat... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
A : A compression garment is usually worn for 2-3 weeks after a mini tummy tuck to decrease swelling and to assist with regaining the shape of the lower a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Lower Eyelid Surgery: Lower eyelid rejuvenation surgery, or lower blepharoplasty, is an excellent procedure with potential for dramatic results. Lower eyelid bags are cause... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Waxing Effects: You ask a good question. While waxing is a very popular method of hair removal, there is not much discussion of the potential side effects of repeate... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Financing: Tummy tuck is an elective, cosmetic procedure, and therefore, insurance does not cover the procedure. There are companies such as carecredit and adva... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Silicone Implants: In the early 1990s, concerns were expressed regarding the risks of silicone breast implants. After 14 years off the market and lots of research, there... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Insurance for Tummy: Tummy tuck is typically considered an elective, cosmetic procedure. There are some special circumstances under which insurance may pay for removal of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I advise my patients to avoid strenuous exercise for 4 hours following injection of facial fillers. You should apply ice for the first 15-30 minutes ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Most : Most women experience a decrease in the overall sensation of the skin of the chest wall following mastectomy. This is because adequate removal of bre... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
AlloDerm : Alloderm is a structural material derived from the skin of human donors. All of the human cells are removed from the alloderm, and only the structura... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
In : In patients like you who start with very little breast tissue, i always use smooth breast implants placed under the muscle. The advantage of smooth i... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Weight : Weight loss surgery has many effects on your body, including changes in how your body processes and absorbs nutrients. This is more significant with g... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Permanent : Permanent makeup is the name given to a tattoo that creates the illusion of wearing cosmetics such as eye liner, eyebrow pencil, or lipstick.
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I would recommend that you review the patient education information available on the american society of plastic surgeons website. The link is provid... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Crepitus: Many women experience a sensation of crepitus, or a bubble-papery, crackling sensation, after breast augmentation. This results from air being pushed... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I typically instruct my patients who have had breast reduction to avoid heavy lifting greater than 15 lbs for a period of 4-6 weeks after surgery. I ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
A : A brow lift performed using a coronal incision (an incision that goes over the top of the scalp like a headband) will definitely leave you with some n... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
It : It usually takes 2-7 days to see the effects of botox. Some people may experience very mild, temporary headaches soon after the injections as the mus... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Liposuction : Liposuction of the thighs is a generally safe procedure when performed by a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in liposuction. A specifi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I typically recommend that you wait 3-4 weeks before returning to aerobic activity, and wait 4-6 weeks before heavy lifting and strenuous activity. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Neck Lift : A "wobbly" chin typically results from changes in your tissue over time that result in loss of elasticity of the skin and tissue of the neck. Excess,... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I typically instruct my patients to wait 4 weeks before resuming aerobic exercise, and wait 2-3 months before resuming activities that at are higher r... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Most : Most women who have mastectomy are able to make a personal decision with their plastic surgeon regarding the final size of your breasts. If you have ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Rib : Rib cartilage is an excellent choice when significant support of the nasal structures is required. Rib cartilage has good strength and rigidity, and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
There : There are several different techniques available for a brow lift procedure, with the goal always being to tighten the skin supporting the brows and ac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Labiaplasty : Labiaplasty is a straightforward operation that is most often performed under conscious sedation (just enough anesthesia to make you sleepy and comfor... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
If : If there are any concerns about your medical stability for septoplasty surgery, your primary doctor and plastic surgeon will need to communicate in or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Breast : Breast reduction surgery should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Depending on the community where you live, you may find that ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
I : I am always careful to point out to all of my patients that natural asymmetries exist in every woman's breasts. Your surgeon's goal is to achieve the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Breast : Breast reduction surgery involves removal of excessive breast tissue and skin, and reshaping of the remaining breast tissue to a cosmetically appealin... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
When : When a mastectomy is performed, most of the skin that would allow your tissue to accommodate a breast implant is also removed, and there is not enough... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
If : If you are noticing that your peripheral vision is being affected by the loose skin of your upper eyelids, this may indeed be the case. A good rule o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Mammoplasty : Mammoplasty is the term used for altering the shape, position, and sometimes size of the breast. A mammoplasty should always be performed by a board ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Chin : Chin implants are placed through a small incision either in the mouth or under the chin. The position of the implant is maintained by creating a prec... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Lower : Lower eyelid blepharoplasty definitely improves the appearance of under eye bags. Different approaches are used for this operation. In patients need... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Having : Having breast implants causes the overlying breast tissue and skin to stretch to accommodate the implant. When breast implants are removed, there wil... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mia Skourtis
Surgery - Plastics 24 years experience
Sculptra : Sculptra injection treatments are customized to each patient according to his/her needs. Most patients will require at least three treatment sessions... Read More

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Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Skourtis is a highly skilled and professional plastic surgeon.
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Dec 16, 2012
I had such an outstanding experience with Dr. Skourtis and her staff. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Skourtis immediately, and she was obviously very knowledgeable, experienced, and personable. My h...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Skourtis is fantastic and I had an amazing experience! Her office is extremely efficient and confirms everything in great detail. I never felt shortchanged on information. Dr. Skourtis came high...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

Residency

Oregon Health & Science Univ

Residency

Oregon Health & Science Univ

Awards

Best Resident Paper - Pediatric Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, Oregon - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
Oregon Medical Association
Christian Medical and Dental Association

Publications

Vu KC, Skourtis ME, Gong X, Zhou M, Ozaki W, Winn SR. Reduction of rib fractures with a bioresorbable plating system: preliminary observations.
Skourtis ME, Weber SM, Kriet JD, Girod DA, Tsue TT, Wax MK. Immediate Gore-Tex sling suspension for management of facial paralysis in head and neck e...
Winn SR, Vivas E, Severson AJ, Gong X, Skourtis ME, Wax MK, Hansen JE. Crosseal fibrin sealant provides an enhanced sustained delivery system for gen...
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