Cosmetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Nicole Zook Sommer, MD Nicole Z. Sommer, MD, FACS
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Institute for Plastic Surgery
Director of SIU Cosmetic Clinic



Dr. Nicole Z. Sommer is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Institute for Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  She serves as the Director of the SIU Cosmetic Center as well as Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.

Dr. Sommer received both her medical degree and plastic surgery training from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.  She completed a fellowship in breast and cosmetic surgery at the Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Nashville, TN. Dr. Sommer specializes in all types of breast surgery including reconstruction, augmentation, reduction and asymmetry surgery, revision surgery, and gynecomastia treatment.  She also has interest in body contouring procedures and in surgical and non-surgical correction of facial aging.

Dr. Sommer was recently named one of Springfield’s “Most Interesting People” as well as “Springfield’s Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon (2013).” 

Dr. Sommer is a member of the:

American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

American Burn Association (ABA)

Association of Women Surgeons (AWS)

Minimally Invasive Robotic Association (MIRA)

Warren C. Cole Society, as well as an associate fellow of the
American College of Surgeons (ACS)












Her clinical and research interests include:

Clinical Interests:

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Revision
  • Gynecomastia
  • Cosmetic surgery of body: Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Body Contouring after
    massive weight loss,
  • Fat Grafting
  • Cosmetic surgery of face: Facelift, Eyelift,
    Browlift, Necklift
  • Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation: Wrinkle treatment (Botox®, Fillers, Chemical peels, fat injection, and laser treatments.
  • Treatment of Facial Palsy
  • Use of Botox® Surgery to relieve migraine pain

Research Interests:

  • Facial Muscle Anatomy
  • Aesthetic Outcomes of Various Brest Reduction Techniques
  • Botox Absorption in Breast Milk
  • Capsular Contracture Factors

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