Meet Dr. Nuveen

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Erik J. Nuveen, MD, DMD

Oklahoma City Cosmetic Surgeon

Click here to view Dr. Nuveen’s Curriculum Vitae (resume).

Outstanding qualifications do not guarantee a successful outcome, but they can guide you to select a surgeon whose training and background will help you to meet your personal goals. Dr. Nuveen is a rare and uniquely qualified cosmetic surgeon located in Oklahoma City, holding both medical and dental graduate degrees in addition to subspecialized fellowship training in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Nuveen’s practice is one of the largest individual practices of cosmetic surgery in the United States. Dr. Nuveen is an instructor to other physicians in cosmetic surgery and spends a significant portion of his professional life involved in the education and training of physicians in the area of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Nuveen’s father was an orthodontist, which inspired him to earn his first graduate degree in dentistry from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, widely considered the finest dental school in the United States. He additionally devoted one year to research in the area of immunology and rheumatology.

It was during this period that Dr. Nuveen developed his dedication to the subspecialty of cosmetic surgery. This came as a result of his exposure to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face of children with facial differences and deformity.

Dr. Nuveen then completed a total of five years of post graduate training in surgery of the maxillofacial and craniofacial region at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After completion of his first residency in surgery, he achieved his medical degree from the prestigious Case Western University School of Medicine. This was followed by an additional year of general surgery residency at Penn State/Hershey Medical Center. Throughout this educational course, Dr. Nuveen focused all of his elective time to the area of facial and cosmetic surgery with experts from Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital, UCLA Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in order to provide his patients the highest level of care available.

Keys to Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon:

  • Appropriateness of training
  • Quality of education and credentials
  • Experience, experience, experience!
  • The availability, kindness, compassion and sincerity of your physician

This impressive resume led to his acceptance into fellowship in cosmetic surgery of the face and body in Salt Lake City, Utah. This fellowship is fully accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and was the busiest of its kind in the country. Fellowship training is the highest level of training and education available in the sub-specialty of cosmetic surgery.

During this dedicated experience, he performed more than 1,000 cosmetic procedures in exclusively cosmetic surgery of the face and body. Since completion of his fellowship, he has performed more than 10,000 surgical procedures to patients from throughout the world. This volume is unparalleled in the world of cosmetic surgery, which creates more predictable outcomes as more than 99% of his patients report in third-party patient surveys that they will refer a friend or family member to our facility for their care.

His specialized education and dedicated focus to all aspects of cosmetic surgery make him extremely rare. There are only four other physicians in the state of Oklahoma with similar training. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Nuveen loves what he does and his enthusiasm shows.

Dr. Nuveen provides his cell phone number and 24-hour on-call services and availability to all of his patients. Never delay in calling to ask questions or to voice concerns during your recovery. This may be the single most valuable aspect of caring for patients.

Dr. Makipour

John Makipour, MD

Dr. John Makipour is a talented cosmetic surgery fellow that has joined Dr. Nuveen’s busy practice here in Oklahoma City. A home grown surgeon, Dr. Makipour was born and raised in Oklahoma City, getting his undergraduate degree with High Honors at the University of Oklahoma, his medical training at the University of Oklahoma, and his surgical residency training at the University of Oklahoma. He was honored with the Oklahoma Surgical Society award as the top surgery student in his class, an award only given to one student in the state per medical school year.

After becoming Board Certified, Dr. Makipour opened a flourishing surgery practice in Muskogee. He underwent further training at the world famous Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Weight Loss Surgery, and then opened the EASTAR Bariatrics Program at the regional health center in Muskogee, becoming the Director of Bariatrics and the Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He was also a clinical professor for the Oklahoma State University College of Medicine, mentoring multiple students into various surgical fields.

Watching his weight loss patients’ transformation is what prompted Dr. Makipour to seek Dr. Nuveen for further training in the field of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Makipour realized that changing the outward appearance of his patients to allow them to feel better about themselves, and encourage them to have healthier and happier lives, was the drive that had brought him on his journey back to Oklahoma City to Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates.

Dr. Makipour spends time away from the office with his wife Alison, whom he met in high school, and his two children Barnett and Clementine We at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates welcome Dr. Makipour as our new fellow to train with Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Jensen at one of the most successful cosmetic surgery practices in the state!