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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


"My thanks to Dr Stephenson for the surgery performed. My thanks to Lindsey Ross for detailed information and supportive help. My thanks to Sarah, she is fully knowledgeable and extremely supportive from day one. Sandy was very helpful and supportive as well. The whole team made the experience here comfortable and assuring. The anesthesiologist was The Best. Would highly recommend and trust this medical establishment for further treatment and surgery. Thank you so much for great result."



"(Written 2 months post surgery) Dr. Stephenson came recommended by someone in the medical field. If she trusted him, I knew I'd be in good hands. From the consultation, I knew I found my doctor. Dr. Stephenson and his team are thorough and patient. Whenever I did have a question, I received a response in minutes. I truly appreciate Dr. Stephenson's bedside manner. You will feel very comfortable. Sarah is the best and so is everyone I came in contact with. Starting with the receptionist."



"I had breast reduction 2 weeks ago. Dr. Stephenson did an Awesome job I'm in recovery mode but I already love my beauties. I highly recommend this place and the Doctor."



"For acne scars I was referred to Prima from a friend who works there and had used their services. Najda, their aesthetician and laser practitioner, was kind and easy to talk to from the beginning. She was professional and informative and walked me through each step. I would recommend her and this practice over and over again."



"Have not had surgery here, but the staff at the front desk are very friendly and accommodating on the phone."



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