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Meet Dr. Mays

Dr. Chet Mays joined the respected team of plastic surgeons in Louisville and Lexington, KY at Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center in August 2016. A native of Somerset, Dr. Mays holds a shared vision with Drs. Calobrace and Mizuguchi 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 Calobrace & Mizuguchi 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.

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Awards & Distinctions

Dr. Mays is already being recognized for his service here at Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery and in the wider community.

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 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 performs a range of procedures, with a focus on facial plastic surgery, breast enhancement, and body contouring.

Personal Philosophy


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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