The ideal facial plastic surgeon possesses both surgical skill and artistry. Dr. Brook Seeley, the founder of Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, excels in both areas. He is well known for achieving natural-looking results with a facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and rhinoplasty (nasal surgery). He is also a talented facial reconstructive surgeon, restoring appearance and function for adults and children after a nasal injury, skin cancer, facial trauma, and other facial injuries.
Dr. Seeley’s Medical Training and Professional Experience
Dr. Seeley is board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. These board certifications demonstrate Dr. Seeley’s commitment to education and outstanding patient care. Receiving board certification is the hallmark of a top doctor and requires additional training and testing in a specific medical specialty. He is also recognized as a Graduate Fellow in Hair Restoration Surgery by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, having completed a prestigious year-long fellowship with the highly esteemed Dr. Sheldon Kabaker.
Dr. Seeley’s interest in medicine began as a young child. After graduating from Dartmouth College with honors, he began his medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, eventually receiving his medical degree. He was president of both the student body and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during his time at this highly respected medical school and was selected to deliver its commencement address.
Dr. Seeley then dedicated his next six years to an intensive training program in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, one of the most prestigious and highly sought after academic medical training programs in the world. During his time at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Seeley had the opportunity to further his training and develop his medical expertise by devoting an entire year to medical research. He was able to publish several papers in respected medical journals and to present and teach at medical meetings around the world. He also served as Chief Resident.
Many surgeons move into private practice after medical school and residency, but Dr. Seeley’s desire to become a top doctor in his chosen field led him to pursue a fellowship training program in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). Here, he mastered his craft under the tutelage of two of the world’s most highly regarded experts in the field, Drs. Corey Maas and Sheldon Kabaker. Having completed this level of training, he is one of a select few physicians to be recognized as a Graduate Fellow in Hair Restoration Surgery.
The son of a grade school teacher, Dr. Seeley has always valued and enjoyed teaching future physicians and surgical specialists. He has had the opportunity to train up-and-coming facial plastic surgeons as a Clinical Instructor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCSF, and he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where he has mentored and instructed resident physicians and medical students since 2002. He is the Head of the Section of Facial Plastic Surgery at Hartford Hospital and serves as the liaison between UConn’s residency program and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is also an active staff member at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Seeley’s Specialties
To ensure that patients receive the best care available, doctors choose medical specialties or areas where they receive advanced training and education. Dr. Seeley has decided to focus his medical training and practice on a few specific types of procedures. He is a well-respected facial plastic surgeon that performs both cosmetic and reconstructive/functional surgeries on the face, with interest in cosmetic and functional nasal surgery, aging face rejuvenation, and skin cancer reconstruction.
Cosmetic Facial Surgery in Farmington and Hartford, CT with Dr. Seeley
Throughout his medical career as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Seeley has focused on surgery of the head and neck. He specializes in cosmetic facial procedures including:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Brow lift
- Earlobe repair
- Chemical Peels
- Facelift and neck lift
- Facial Injections
- Hair transplantation
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for facial vessels and spots
- Laser surgery for vessels and hair removal
- Face/neck liposuction
- Otoplasty (ear surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nasal surgery)
Dr. Seeley’s consistent results and comfortable bedside manner have established him as one of the most sought-after facial experts in CT. He keeps a full schedule, including countless referrals from local and national personalities and performers, and is a frequent recommendation for consultations from his peers. He has treated patients from around the world, including politicians and even royalty, yet he is just a comfortable and dedicated with each patient. He has consistently been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly and other physician ranking services, and his expertise as a facial plastic surgeon has been recognized in Newsweek, as well as in Hartford and Connecticut Magazines. As was the dictum at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation when he trained there, he is a firm believer the “Every Life Deserves World Class Care,” and exceptional patient care will always be the cornerstone of Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Visit Dr. Seeley for Reconstructive Facial Surgery
Dr. Seeley is a skilled reconstructive surgeon, and he finds that reconstructive procedures are one of the most fulfilling parts of working as a facial plastic surgeon. A major part of his clinical work involves balancing nasal form and function. He has extensive experience in rhinoplasty surgery, which often involves changing the external appearance of the nose with its internal functions. He loves helping to repair damage, restoring patients’ facial appearance and function after cancer or injury. He frequently works with specialists skilled in using the Mohs technique to minimize tissue loss and ensure complete cancer removal for facial cancers, after which Dr. Seeley works to optimize the facial restoration. Dr. Seeley also performs advanced grafting techniques for facial reconstruction including reconstruction using adjacent tissue flaps and at times skin grafting. His expertise in facial cancer reconstruction makes him a highly sought-after surgeon for patients with large and small facial skin cancers.
Family and Personal Life
Dr. Seeley has several great passions beyond cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, the most important being his family. He lives with his wife, Dr. Michelle Seeley, and their four energetic boys. When Dr. Seeley isn’t here at the office, you’ll find him coaching his children’s sporting events and attending activities with his growing children. The Seeley family loves spending time outdoors, especially skiing, hiking, and traveling. Connecticut offers many favorite outdoor locations, but when they have time to travel, the Seeleys love exploring New England and visiting the beautiful state of Maine.