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)
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 a 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. After 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
Dr. Stephenson is highly trained in the areas of oral, facial and 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.
- Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)
- Nasal Reconstruction (Forehead Flap Reconstruction)
- Abdominal Contouring/Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
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.
- 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.
"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."
"Dr. Stephenson and his crew are exceptionally awesome!!.. He is very knowledgeable, makes you aware of everything that is going on. His assistant is phenomenal as well. Dr. Stephenson did my daughters Breast Reduction and I am so glad that I found him. The hospitality, care, after care and everything...She's healing very well...couldnt have went to a Better Surgeon... Thanks!!!"
"I 100% recommend this place! Dr Song did an emergency surgery on my son after his car accident. I recognized right away how thorough and detailed he was. He kept me informed every step of the way. I was looking into enhancing my body and knew right away where to go! I have gone for 2 different surgeries and can't be happier. Dr Song is amazing! I feel very comfortable there and they have fulfilled all my needs and requests. His assistant Adriana is the best! The whole staff is great! Very happy customer!"
"I sincerely appreciate the excellent care I received from Dr. Song and his lovely staff . I had a wonderful experience with an amazing outcome . My confidence has been restored and I am forever grateful."
"Dr.Stephenson did a great job on my surgery. He is gifted on what he does. Very happy with the result! Highly recommend!"
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