Meet Dr. Mays
Dr. Chet Mays joined the respected team of plastic surgeons in Louisville and Lexington, KY at CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery Center in August 2016. A native of Somerset, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mays holds a shared vision with Dr. Calobrace in bringing the most advanced techniques and technology to the region. He is honored to join the practice and have the opportunity to return to his home community to share the expertise and skills he attained while training in New York.
Rounding out the team of Kentucky plastic surgeons at CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Mays is ambitious and dedicated to excellence in patient care. You may request a consultation with him at either office or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit.
Awards & Distinctions
Dr. Mays is already being recognized for his service here at CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery and in the wider community.
- TOPS Louisville & TOPS Lexington featured Dr. Mays as a “Doctor to Know”
- Louisville Magazine listed Dr. Mays as a “Doc to Know” in 2018
- Today’s Women highlighted Dr. Mays’ expertise as an injector of dermal fillers in their GLAM Procedures issue
- TOPS in Lexington Magazine 2018 featured Dr. Mays as a Doctor You Should Know
- Featured in Louisville Magazine 2018 as a "Doctor to Know"
- Featured in Faces Edition of Louisville Magazine as the face of surgical transformations
- Today's Woman Names CaloAesthetics® Best For "Reshape/Contouring"
- Highlighted in The Voice-Tribune for making an outstanding addition to our practice
- Featured in Louisville Magazine 2017 as a "Doctor to Know"
- TOPS in Lexington Magazine 2017 featured Dr. Mays in their Faces + Places section
Family Ties, and a Familiar Mentor
With a father and 3 brothers who are surgeons, Chet Mays chose to follow in their footsteps. His passion quickly shifted to plastic surgery when, as a third-year medical student, he took a 2-week elective course taught by Dr. Calobrace.
Watching him operate and listening to him lecture, Dr. Mays found Dr. Calobrace unique, talented, and inspiring. Dr. Mays crossed paths with Dr. Calobrace several times afterward, when he attended lectures by Dr. Calobrace at various plastic surgery conferences. Time and again, Dr. Mays was impressed by Dr. Calobrace's expertise and innovation in the field of plastic surgery.
Over the years, he and Dr. Calobrace became good friends. Dr. Mays feels honored to work with someone who has had such a strong influence on his career.
Education & Training
After completing an undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) at the University of Louisville and a medical degree (cum laude) at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Mays moved to New York to continue his education and training.
At the University of Rochester, he completed a 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency, training under surgeons from such prestigious institutions as Johns Hopkins, NYU, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.
Working alongside them gave Dr. Mays a well-rounded experience that prepared him well for the distinct challenges and rewards of plastic surgery. The unique curriculum of an integrated plastic surgery residency also afforded Dr. Mays the rare opportunity to begin his training as a plastic surgeon from the very first day. Dr. Mays is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is currently a candidate for membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and ASAPS (the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). View Dr. Mays' CV for more details about his credentials.
Areas of Specialty
Dr. Mays is a compassionate physician who strives to provide the best result for his patients, and he understands that the best result comes from a collaboration between patient and surgeon. Every patient has a personal vision, and Dr. Mays works to bring that vision to life.
Blending traits of the artist and the innovator, Dr. Mays looks to provide his patients with the improvements they are seeking, while offering his own perspective on each patient's aesthetic ideal. With every patient, he strives to not just meet the goals the patient comes in with, but also to improve that patient's self-image and confidence.
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