ABOUT DR. GERECCI
Dr. Deniz Gerecci is a facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon seeing patients in Lake Oswego and Portland, Oregon. She is a Texas native, but has enjoyed living in the Pacific Northwest since 2013. After completing her undergraduate and medical degrees, she dedicated 6 years of specialized training to treating problems of the face, head, and neck.
She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. During that time she discovered her interest in head & neck surgery. She was co-president of the medical student surgical society and founded the medical student interest group for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
Dr. Gerecci was selected for one of the most sought after fellowship programs in the country. She spent a year in Indianapolis, Indiana training with world renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen Perkins through the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS.) During her year at Meridian Plastic Surgeons, she learned advanced techniques in facelift surgery, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, browlift, skin resurfacing, facial implants, facial fat grafting/transfer, as well as facial injectables.
Dr. Gerecci is on faculty at Oregon Health & Science University. She is an assistant professor in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery.
She was born in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors for her major in Plan II Honors while completing her pre-medical requirements.
Dr. Gerecci joined the house medical staff at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon where she completed 5 years of residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. There she discovered her passion and interest in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery. She won awards for her research in the field of facial plastic surgery, as well as for high scores on the national in-service training exams. She went on a mission trip to Peru with the FACES foundation to perform cleft lip & palate reconstructive surgery and in her chief resident year organized a cosmetic injection clinic for training residents.
Dr. Gerecci is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). She passed her oral & written exams for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and is board eligible. She travels frequently to attend local and national conferences to advance her education and present her research. She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, academic posters and/or presentations relating to the field of facial plastic surgery.
"I believe in taking time to listen to patients and understand their aesthetic goals and concerns. I like to work with patients one-on-one to come up with an individualized treatment plan that fits their needs.
My emphasis is on patient education and understanding. My goals are to create a more refreshed, rested, and natural appearance without looking fake, plastic, or "done."
I believe that underlying every person's desire to look better, is their desire to feel better. I'm excited to help patients along their journey of looking and feeling better!"
- Dr. Deniz Gerecci