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Dr. Earl Stephenson – Duluth, GA Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Stephenson

Earl Stephenson, Jr., a board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA, blends his talent and “eye” as a fine artist with his unique surgical skills and cutting-edge technology to create beautiful, lasting outcomes for his patients.  He is renowned for his warmth, compassion and ability to communicate even the most complex medical information in terms that his patients can understand.

Specialties and Unique Skills

Dr. Stephenson is specialized to perform procedures in various areas of both plastic and reconstructive surgery.

  • Nasal Reconstruction (After Skin Cancer Removal and or Trauma)

  • Nasal Contouring (Rhinophyma)

  • Eyelid  Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)

  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

  • Neck Rejuvenation (Neck Lift. Liposuction)

  • Chin Contouring/Augmentation (Genioplasty, Implant)

  • Lip Augmentation/Contouring (Lip Lift, Lip Filler, Lip Reduction)

  • Ear Contouring/Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

  • Facial Injectables/Minimally Invasive (BOTOX, Restylane, Fat Grafting)

  • Skin Care (Chemical Peels, PRP, DermalInfusion, VISA Skin Analysis, LASER, Comeceuticals)

  • Repair of Facial Injuries (Fractures of lower jaw, Upper jaw, Nose, Cheek Bones and Eye socket)

  • Abdominal contouring/Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

  • Breast Enhancement (Breast augmentation)

  • Breast Surgery (Breast Reduction)

  • 3-Dimensional Education/Planning (VECTRA)

Education and Training

Dr. Stephenson’s “training journey” began with earning his D.D.S. from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry. He completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center, then practiced as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma performing many successful procedures in the areas of corrective jaw surgery and facial trauma.

After completion of a year of private practice, Dr. Stephenson decided to expand his knowledge and training and went on to earn his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.  Upon the completion of medical school, Dr. Stephenson completed prerequisite general surgery training at the University of Tennessee-Memphis and at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Stephenson fulfilled his Plastic Surgery fellowship training at the esteemed program at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga/Erlanger Medical Center Chattanooga.


  • B.S. Microbiology, University of Oklahoma. Norman, Oklahoma
  • D.D.S. (Doctor of Dental Surgery), University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  • M.D. (Doctor of Medicine), Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia.


  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency, University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Transitional Year Residency, Methodist Hospital University of Tennessee-Memphis. Memphis, Tennessee
  • General Surgery Residency, Atlanta Medical Center. Atlanta, Georgia
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, Erlanger Medical Center, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Unique Specialization

Dr. Stephenson is highly trained in the areas of oral surgery, facial plastic surgery and general plastic surgery.  As a result of his quest for the highest level of education and professionalism, he is one of a very small number of plastic surgeons nationwide with degrees both in Dentistry and Medicine and only one of three practitioners in the Greater Atlanta Metro area to be dually certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Focused expertise:

  • Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)
  • Nasal Reconstruction (Forehead Flap Reconstruction)
  • Abdominal Contouring/Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)


Special Achievements

Throughout his career, Dr. Stephenson has been recognized as a featured surgeon by the media on topics such as plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial trauma, facial aesthetic surgery and nasal reconstruction. He was a frequent guest on local TV shows, such as “Atlanta & Company, sought-after speaker for commencement ceremonies around the country, as well as community events, contributor to local magazines and a recognized expert on both plastic and reconstructive surgery, often quoted as a news source in publications. 

"A Doctor That Trains Doctors"

Additionally, Dr. Stephenson has a passion for sharing his knowledge/expertise with his colleagues and those interested in the field of medicine and surgery.

  • Former Clinical Faculty, Department of Surgery, Graduate Medical Education at the Atlanta Medical Center 

  • Current Clinical Faculty, Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

  • Current Faculty, AO North America, a global Craniomaxillofacial society.

Behind the Scenes

Dr. Stephenson has two lovely daughters who both now college students.  He has lived in the Atlanta metropolitan area for 22 years. Dr. Stephenson enjoys music  in his spare time and occasionally weaves it into his practice.  It is not uncommon to step into the office or the operating room that is filled with the sounds of music. During his early his early childhood he was trained Alto saxophonist participating in his high school marching band, concert band and jazz band holding first chair status throughout his high school career. Additionally, Dr. Stephenson  is a self-taught graphite sketch artist focusing on facial sketches,  He continues to build his skills to hopefully achieve Hyperrealisim.  He imagines himself as well-known Hyperrealism graphite artist upon and into his retirement years.

Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery University


"MENTOR: learning from someone who wants you to grow!"

Referred to as “one of God’s gifts” and one of the most caring people they have ever met by both participants and parents, Dr. Stephenson offers one high school student per year the opportunity to shadow him for an entire school year, both in his office during consultations, as well as in the hospital, attending rounds and observing surgery. He also offers a mini sessions to other health care professionals and formal monthly rotations to medical students through the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. This unique program enables students with an interest in pursuing a career in plastic surgery to acquire invaluable, first-hand knowledge of all aspects of such a practice, before committing themselves to years of training.

See Dr. Stephenson's Students

Medical Privileges


"35 Year Old, 3 Kids (One Set of Twins) Tummy Tuck, Lipo and Fat Injection to the Buttocks - Duluth, GA - The doctor and staff where all wonderful. They made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions and concerns clearly. I will definitely use him again if I decide to have anymore work done."



"Backfat Be Gone - I chose Dr. Song due to his numerous positive views, his wealth of knowledge, willingness to answer questions, and open honesty during my consult regarding what I could expect. This journey has been a long one as I originally planned to go elsewhere. Let me take you through my process. First things, I worked out 6 days a week for the last year and have now increased to 7 with 3 days a week doing TWO a days! My issue is not necessarily lack of exercise nor diet as I tend to keep that under control. My backfat appears to partly be genetic. I originally looked at going to DR because a few of my friends went. I decided saving a few extra bucks wasn't worth dying and not being home where I can control my post-op care. I looked at Duran and a few others and the botched surgeries I saw on Facebook were too much for me. I was then looking at Fisher in Miami. I hated the way the girls in the front desk/ on the phones behaved to some degree. They were sweet in terms of getting back but they wouldn't answer any questions I had and just kept saying "okay you can book" *in a thick heavy Spanish accent* after I had my online consult. That didn't sit well and I didn't like the pressure of, he's booking early. So that led me to Dr. Song after reading a lot of his good reviews. He was patient (ha) today in answering all of my questions, we talked about some of everything from potential complications to preventing back fat in the future... He gave me a realistic expectation and discussed the fact that I may not see everything I want but will see a vast improvement. He's optimistic given my health & commitment. I was so confident in his abilities that I put down my deposit today and scheduled everything. I'm weighing in at 216 and hoping to get to 199 in the next couple weeks. I will keep you all updated."



"I absolutely love Signature Plastic Surgery and ALL the staff. I actually enjoy going to see them because I know I will be greeted with a smile, real conversation and on tie service. Dr. Stephenson does fabulous work and truly cares about his patients well being and satisfaction. I HIGHLY recommend this team to anyone. Thank you SPS for providing me with my perfected shape, confidence and gracious personal service."



"25 Years Old, 5 Foot 10, 34J UK (34M US) - So as you can see from the pictures attached, my biggest problem are my BrEASTS! I’m 25 years old wearing 34M US bras. I am originally from the UK and moved to Atlanta January last year (2017). I think my biggest breaking point apart from quite clearly looking at them was the inability to buy a bra in the US. If I wanted to buy a new bra I would either have to wait until I went back to the U..."



"Can't say enough wonderful things about the staff and Dr. Stephenson! I recieved a cancer diagnosis last November and they have been there through all of my recovery. I feel like they gave me my life and hope back! Dr. Stephenson has gone above and beyond to repair the damage to my face and make me least in my opinion 😁😁😁 Would recommend them to all of my family and friends and anyone else who needs help with trauma or reconstruction, or just a little something to make you look and feel better!! WONDERFUL FACILITY...."



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