Dr. Harbison has a personal dedication to advancing the art of facial plastic surgery. His unique skill set offers a combination of leading-edge surgical techniques and minimally-invasive treatments, the foundation of his consistently elegant, natural-looking results – never pulled, never unnatural. 

At our state-of-the-art clinic, you are in the hands of a master.

His private boutique clinic, Omaha Face, and his state-of-the-art, AAAASF accredited surgical facility allows your treatment to be performed in privacy, with the most advanced patient health and safety protocols. Dr. Harbison has established a plastic surgery center that offers a stress-free, fully personalized journey.

Background and education

Dr. John Harbison originally hails from Kansas City and now makes Omaha his home. He achieved his medical degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He acquired an exceptional level of expertise in advanced head and neck surgical treatments, including airway, trauma, and cancer reconstruction surgeries, placing him among the most accomplished facial plastic surgeons in the state and beyond.

Fellowship training 

Dr. John Harbison had the distinction of being accepted into one of the world’s most competitive Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery fellowships at the University of California-Irvine. He utilized this time to further advance his knowledge of cutting-edge face and neck surgery techniques under the guidance of world leaders in rhinoplasty, oculoplastic surgery, and facial rejuvenation procedures. During this specialized training, he developed skills in facial aesthetic surgery, laser rejuvenation, and minimally- invasive clinical therapies, allowing him to deliver a broader scope of aesthetic treatments, and achieve exceptionally natural-looking, elegant results.

Author and educator

Dr. Harbison has authored articles and book chapters in facial plastic surgery, as well as head & neck surgery. He has been called upon as a guest lecturer at aesthetic medicine courses. His publications found on PubMed include:

  • Functional swallowing outcomes following transoral robotic surgery vs primary chemoradiotherapy in patients with advanced-stage oropharynx and supraglottis cancers. Yogesh More, Terance T. Tsue, Douglas A. Girod, John Harbison, Kevin J. Sykes, Carson Williams, Yelizaveta Shnayder, Archives of Otolaryngology-head & Neck Surgery. 2013 Jan 1
  • Improving outcomes for composite grafts in nasal reconstruction. John M. Harbison, John David Kriet, Clinton Humphrey, Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery. 2012 Aug 1
  • Chronic parotitis: a challenging disease entity. John M. Harbison, Benjamin D. Liess, Jerry W. Templer, Robert R. Zitsch, Jessica Wieberg>, Ear, nose, & throat journal. 2011 Mar 1

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - AAO – NHS, Fellow
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – AAFPRS, Member

Hospital affiliations

  • Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical

Omaha Face: A customized experience, exceptional results

Dr. Harbison begins the process with a private consultation where he takes the time to understand your personal concerns, aesthetic goals, and your recovery timeline. He then formulates a custom (never cookie-cutter) treatment plan that reflects your individual needs and goals. All of your questions and concerns will be addressed, so you are confident – and excited – about the future and your new look.

Certifications and licensure

  • IA State Medical License, 2015-2023
  • Nebraska State Medical License, 2015-2021
  • California State Medical License, 2014-2016
  • Missouri State Medical License, 2009 -2014

On a personal note…

Outside of his dedication to performing advanced face and neck surgeries and an array of the world’s most effective non-surgical aesthetic treatments, Dr. Harbison spends his time golfing, exercising, and trying to keep up with his kids. He and his wife, Ashley, also enjoy going out and experiencing all the great restaurants and food in Omaha.

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