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Dr. Victoria Givens, Your Face Expert

Born and raised in Houma, Louisiana, Dr. Victoria Brighton Givens recognized her calling to the field of medicine early. She graduated Valedictorian of her high school and was heavily recruited by the illustrious Louisiana State University (LSU) for her undergraduate training.

Dr. Victoria Givens

Education and Background

While completing her pre-medical studies, she represented LSU and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) as a Division I Collegiate Athlete in the sport of Swimming. She earned several honors and titles including NCAA Qualifier, First-Team All-SEC, LSU Academic Excellence Scholar Athlete, and the LSU Athletic Director’s Cup for Academic Excellence. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Biological Sciences and Italian Foreign Language before going on to earn her MD from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans. 

Dr. Victoria Givens

Advanced Training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Austin TX

While enrolled at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NOLA), Dr. Givens was selected for a highly competitive training position in Zagreb, Croatia, with the KBC Zagreb Center’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team— a rare opportunity for a medical student. She also served as President of the LSUHSC-NOLA Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical Society, where she created and directed the school’s first “Operation Smile Benefit Concert” that raised significant proceeds for cleft lip and palate repair in developing countries.

Dr. Givens was asked to remain at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans to complete an extensive five-year residency with the Department of Otolaryngology/ENT – Head & Neck Surgery. Following her surgical residency, Dr. Givens was hand-selected for the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship under the direction of the world-renowned Dr. Stephen W. Perkins. 

Researcher and Author 

As a respected and active member of the surgical community, Dr. Givens has been invited to present her work and published research on nasal and facial rejuvenation at several national and international Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery conferences. Her passion for the field of aesthetic and reconstructive medicine is founded upon her attention to surgical detail, commitment to patient care, and enthusiasm for melding the elegance of aesthetics with the art of restoration.

Dedication, Talent, and Artistry: Dr. Victoria Givens

Dr. Givens offers a vast array of procedures exclusive to cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the face including facial contouring, nasal reshaping, skin rejuvenation, Botox/neurotoxin and cosmetic filler injection, non-surgical hair restoration, reconstruction after acute skin cancer removal or facial trauma, scar revision, torn earlobe and gauge repair, and blemish removal (cyst, mole, lesion) for both men and women. She is excited to join the local community and bring some of her own Southern Charm to Austin!

Dr. Givens wearing a red suit and looking into the camera.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Givens is an active member of multiple professional associations and medical societies. She strongly believes that a unified network of physicians and medical providers along with dedicated attention to humanitarian outreach efforts are the key to improving her community on a local, regional, and global level.

Publications and Professional Presentations

  • Givens VB, Patel A, Perkins SW (2020). Primary endonasal rhinoplasty: double-dome technique via intercartilaginous dome-delivery. In B Azizzadeh, M Murphy, C Johnson, & W Numa (Eds.). Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty (2nd ed., pp 79-90). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. In print 2021.
  • Givens VB, Prischmann J, Perkins SW (2020). Lower eyelid blepharoplasty. In J. Johnson & C. Rosen (Eds.). Bailey’s Head and Neck Surgery—Otolaryngology (6th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 3085 – 3102). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkens. In print 2021.
  • Orthognathic surgery: cephalometrics and congenital abnormalities. Indiana University School of Medicine Grand Rounds. Indiana University Department of Otolaryngology. 2020 April. Indianapolis, IN. 
  • Why lifting the medial brow should not be “frowned upon”. Givens VB, Perkins SW. American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting. 2019 September. San Diego, CA.
  • The tripod concept of the upper nasal third. Hetzler L, Givens V, Sykes J. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, 2019 Oct, 1(6):498-503.
  • Use of targeted 5-fluorouracil injection for treatment of head and neck keloid formation. Givens V, Chastant B. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans Research Conference. LSUHSC-New Orleans Department of Otolaryngology. 2019 June. New Orleans, LA.
  • The anatomy of the facial fat planes. 26th Multi-Specialty Symposium: State-of-the-Art in Facial Aesthetics Conference. Foundation of Facial Aesthetic Surgery. 2019 March. New Orleans, LA.
  • The tripod concept of the upper nasal third. Hetzler L, Givens V, Sykes J. American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Conference. 2017 October. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Costal cartilage lateral crural strut graft for correction of external nasal valve dysfunction in primary and revision rhinoplasty. Givens VB, Hall CA, Marcells GN, Harvey RJ, Barham HP. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Section. 2017 April. San Diego, CA. 

Awards and Honors

Dr. Givens has been recognized on both a regional and national level for her academic and athletic achievements. As a decorated, elite competitor in the sport of swimming from a young age, she learned the true meaning of discipline, dedication, and perseverance. Her work ethic in the pool easily translated to the classroom and the field of medicine. Her work ethic, passion, and commitment to her practice and patients is truly unparalleled and second to none.  

  • Valedictorian, Vandebilt Catholic High School
  • Louisiana State Champion, MVP, & Swimmer of the Year, Swimming
  • All-District, All-Metro, All-State, All-American, & All-Academic American, Swimming
  • Far Westerns Champion, Swimming
  • National Scholar Athlete
  • National Merit Semi-Finalist
  • Wendy’s High School Heisman Louisiana State Finalist
  • Hall of Fame, Tulane University Athletics
  • Billy Slatten Award, Tulane University Athletics
  • Magna cum Laude, Louisiana State University
  • Division I Varsity Letterman, Swimming (Tulane University & Louisiana State University)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Qualifier, Swimming
  • US Open and Senior National Qualifier, Swimming
  • Collegiate Record-holder, Swimming (Tulane University & Louisiana State University)
  • Undergraduate Dean’s Honor List, Louisiana State University
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Honor Roll, Louisiana State University
  • First-Team All-SEC, Louisiana State University
  • Tigers Athletic Director’s Cup Award for Academic Excellence, Louisiana State University
  • Scholar Athlete Award, Louisiana State University
  • Academic Excellence Gala Recipient, Louisiana State University

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