Meet Dr. Nuveen
Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin are Oklahoma City's only triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeons, having achieved dipolomat status with The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Erik Nuveen, performs numerous surgeries of the face, body, breast and skin. Dr. Nuveen stands apart from other cosmetic surgeons due to his tireless dedication to patient care. His impeccable training includes both medical and dental graduate degrees, as well as immense knowledge and skill that has allowed him to complete more than 14,000 cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.
Based upon national benchmark data (BSM consulting, St. Louis), Dr. Nuveen's practice is one of the largest cosmetic surgery practices in the United States. Dr. Nuveen is president and founder of Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates and Nuveen Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He takes his role seriously in providing the highest quality and safest cosmetic surgery to his patients. Due to his reputation as being a patient’s doctor and his outstanding results, Dr. Nuveen has been consistently honored and rewarded throughout his career. Truly dedicated to the art and science of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Nuveen never hesitates to provide his cell number to patients should any questions or concerns arise. He also is proud to refer to colleagues of equal qualification when appropriate.
Specialties and Skills
Throughout his expansive career, Dr. Nuveen has performed more than 13,000 surgeries with more than 2,000 exclusively on the face. Dr. Nuveen’s specialties include breast, body and facial cosmetic surgery; all with formal fellowship training. Statistically, breast surgery is performed by Dr. Nuveen more than 700 times per year to include, augmentation, lifts, lifts with implants, reductions as well as male breast reduction. Also, more than 100 tummy tucks, over 50 full facial rejuvenation procedures including the patented SmartLift facial procedure. As well as eyelid rejuvenation, fat transfer to the cheeks and face, rhinoplasty, septoplasty, chin enhancement and reduction. Major body procedures are often associated with massive weight loss or post child bearing and include full body lifts, buttock lifts, thigh lifts, buttock implants with fat transfer (Brazilian Buttock Lift), liposuction, and arm lifts. Dr. Nuveen has dedicated a major portion of his life to his obsession with rhinoplasty, where he continues to pursuit mastery of the greatest of all surgical challenges. Dr. Nuveen is also very accomplished in revisions, where he is often requested to repair complications of rhinoplasty.
Education and Training
Dr. Nuveen received his B.A. in Biology from Lafayette College in 1989. He then earned a Doctorate in Dentistry (D.M.D.) from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 1994. He then completed a one year rotational year in General Practice Residency at Sepulveda VAMC/ UCLA Medical Center. This was immediately followed by a the first year of his five years devoted to Maxillofacial Surgery at at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA. Dr. Nuveen was then fortunate to transfer to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland under the supervision of Dr. R. Haug, a world famous facial reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Nuveen then completed the final three years of his residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Cleveland. Dr. Nuveen then earned his Medical Degree (M.D.) at the prestigious Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.
Due in part to the nature of his extensive surgical and medical training, Dr. Nuveen was accepted for an additional year of rotations in sub-specialized areas of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the completion of his medical school rotations. Pediatric craniofacial surgery, plastic surgery, micro vascular surgery and cosmetic surgery at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angels, Loma Linda University, the Institute of Facial and Cosmetic Surgery, Utah and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto diversified his medical and surgical exposure beyond comparison. Dr. Nuveen then completed an additional year of residency in General Surgery at Pennsylvania State University/Hershey Medical Center. The final year of Dr. Nuveen's 9 years of surgical training was under the supervision of Dr. Brent D. Kennedy and Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.S. at the highly-esteemed A.A.C.S. accredited fellowship in Facial and General Cosmetic Surgery in Murray, Utah.
Holding special distinction, Dr. Nuveen is triple board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Nuveen has presented at various national, professional meetings and has been involved in and written more than thirteen peer-reviewed publications. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Nuveen has been an invited board examiner on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery since 2008.
In 2015, Dr. Nuveen was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Science in Original Publication Award by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In 2005, he received the Sunshine Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department at OU Medical Center. In 2001, Dr. Nuveen received an Acknowledgment Award for presentation of his research. Further, Dr. Nuveen earned a Scientific Achievement Award for biomedical research at Case Western Reserve in 1998.
This high-flying doctor received his certification as an instrument rated private pilot in 2007. When he’s on the ground, Dr. Nuveen enjoys spending time with his son, Cooper. Dr. Nuveen also enjoys working hard on his small farm, home restoration projects and automobile restoration and modification. At the forefront of his career and personal life is education, where Dr. Nuveen is dedicated to researching, publishing his knowledge and sharing his experience with other physicians.