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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery can help you feel better about how you look. To improve your results, choose a surgeon in Owensboro Health Medical Group.

Is Plastic Surgery Right For Me?

Owensboro Health plastic surgeons can perform several types of plastic surgery, including cosmetic treatments and reconstructive procedures. You might consider cosmetic treatments as you adjust to physical changes due to aging, childbirth or major weight loss. Reconstructive surgery can improve the functioning and appearance of part of your body after a traumatic injury, birth defect or disease.

Meet Our Providers

Jim Tidwell, MD

Dr. Jim Tidwell earned a bachelor's degree in microbiology at Brigham Young University, an MD at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and did his residency training in general and plastic surgery at Scott & White/Texas A&M Health Science Center. Dr. Tidwell completed a fellowship in hand, aesthetic and microsurgery at the University of Nevada. He also did fellowship training in microsurgical reconstruction in Belgium and Taiwan.

Prior to joining Owensboro Health, Dr. Tidwell practiced for two years as an assistant professor at Scott & White/Texas A&M Health Science Center during which time he served as associate program director of the Scott & White Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program.

Dr. Tidwell is married with three children and enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking and biking with his family. He is an Eagle Scout and is fluent in Spanish.

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Janae Kittinger, MD

Dr. Janae Kittinger is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Owensboro Health. She brings the capability to perform a wide variety of reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.

Dr. Kittinger, originally from Kansas, completed her bachelor’s degree at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, followed by medical school at the University of Kansas and plastic surgery residency at Texas A&M. Dr. Kittinger also has training and interest in microsurgical reconstruction and clinical outcomes research.

As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Kittinger will work on patients with needs ranging from reconstructive, medically necessary surgery from trauma or congenital defects to optional cosmetic surgeries related to aging and natural life processes.

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Ben Kittinger, MD

Dr. Ben Kittinger is a native of Wilmington, N.C. and received a bachelor’s degree in biology at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. He earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and completed internship and residency at Texas A&M’s Baylor Scott & White Health.

Dr. Ben Kittinger is excited to provide new and advanced techniques in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for the TriState area.

“We take a personalized approach to every patient. We want to offer patients the ability to rebuild, restore or improve their bodies with safe surgical procedures whether that’s patients who are affected by trauma, cancer, the aging process or simply aren’t happy with an area of their body,” Dr. Ben Kittinger said.

Plastic Surgery Procedures

Take advantage of one or more of these services from an Owensboro Health surgeon who treats you like family.

Cosmetic Surgery

Reconstructive Surgery


If you get a surgical procedure, your doctor may perform microsurgery, which relies on a microscope to show tiny blood vessels that he or she sews together. Your surgeon uses this technique during tissue grafting, which moves tissue from a healthy part of your body to a wound or to a body part that’s being reconstructed.

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