About Dr. John Yousif

It is essential to understand that all patients, as well as all procedures, are not alike. Dr. John Yousif performs the latest most innovative procedures, many of which he has originated himself. His procedures are designed to look both natural and have long-lasting results.

Because of many differing factors, results may vary based on each individual. But know that Dr. John Yousif strives to achieve the best potential results for each patient. An initial office consultation with Dr. Yousif will help you visualize your potential.

Where Science Meets Sophistication

“When the inner self remains young and strong as the outer surface begins to age, that disparity leads some to seek correction, we as plastic surgeons seek to close the discrepancy between surface and soul.” -N. John Yousif, M.D​

The Difference

World Renowned physician, Dr. John Yousif, has developed and published natural looking facial procedures that are long lasting. Patients from around the world are seeking more natural, longer-lasting results.

  • Face lift with Midface lift
  • The Hyoid Suspension Neck lift
  • The Platysmaplasty
  • Short Incision Neck lift


For over 30 years Dr. John Yousif has been synonymous with providing superior outcomes in surgical and non-surgical aesthetics.  Dr. John Yousif has been in practice in the Milwaukee area since 1986. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and holds additional certifications in hand surgery.


Dr. Yousif attended medical school at the University of Brussels in Belgium. He completed his internship at Moncton City Hospital in New Brunswick Canada and his general surgery residency at Wilmington Medical Center in Wilmington Delaware.  Dr. Yousif completed his formal training with a Plastic Surgery Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin along with a hand and microsurgery fellowship. Upon completing his fellowship, he was invited to join the teaching staff at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Private Practice & Clinical Professor

Dr. Yousif entered private practice in 1997, though he remains active in the teaching of Plastic Surgery as a Clinical Professor at the Medical College. He has published and presented numerous scientific articles related to plastic surgery in the United States and abroad. In addition, Dr. Yousif has received numerous awards and honors for his research and has pioneered many new techniques in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

National Awards & Achievements 

  • 30 years of research on Facial Aging and Natural Facial Rejuvenation
  • National awards on Facial Aging Research
  • First to describe and perform the GorTex Midface Lift
  • First to describe and perform the Hyoid Suspension Neck Lift
  • Finally, Facial Surgery that looks Natural and Lasts Years
  • Patients from around the world find the most Natural Facial Rejuvenation
  • First to describe and perform the TUG Flap for Breast Reconstruction


Dr. John Yousif was the first surgeon in the world to describe and use the medial thigh gracilis flap for breast reconstruction, also known as the TUG Flap, for which he was awarded The Plastic Surgery Society’s National Award for “Best Research Paper” of the year.  He was also the first in Wisconsin to perform a microvascular free TRAM for breast reconstruction.

Breakthroughs in Hand Surgery

Dr. Yousif,  along with an associated team was the first in the world to perform a replant of a hand that had been amputated at three levels.

Headway in Hair Loss

Dr. Yousif was part of the team that was the first in the world to describe and use the occipital flap for male pattern hair loss.

World Expert in Facial Aging & Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Yousif is credited with being the first in the world to describe the association of mid-face descent with gravity and the nasolabial fold, which was published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as “The Nasolabial Fold: A Photogrammetric Analysis.” This was awarded the Aesthetic Associations “Best Paper” of that year. Additionally, he was the first to introduce the GoreTex Mid-facelift which he has performed for over 25 years. He has been mentioned in Allure Magazine as one of the world experts on facial aging and in a book written by Allure’s cosmetic surgery editor on facelifts. He has won the Society of Plastic Surgery’s National Award for “Best Research Paper” twice. His work on facial anatomy and facial surgery has been published in the book “Lift, wanting, fearing and having a facelift” written by Joan Kron the medical editor for Allure Magazine. 

Hyoid Suspension Neck Lift

Dr. Yousif continues to explore the anatomic basis of facial aging. Most recently the Hyoid Suspension Neck Lift which Dr Yousif developed was published in the December 2016 issue of PRS which is the major plastic surgery journal in the world.  This technique provides more natural and long-lasting results. 

TUG Flap

Dr. Yousif was awarded the first prize in the national research contest for plastic surgery in 1992 for his description of the anatomy and blood supply of the Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap for breast reconstruction.  He was the first in the world to perform this technique.

Where Science Meets Sophistication