Meet Dr. Stephenson
Dr. Earl Stephenson, Jr. is board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA. His private practice, Signature Plastic Surgery, located in Snellville, has been successfully built upon a foundation of patient trust since 2009. Dr. Stephenson offers both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures for the face, breast, body and skin. He is also a skilled reconstructive surgeon and is an expert in maxillofacial surgery for facial trauma and genetic defects. Recognized as a featured plastic surgeon in publications such as Jezebel and Bride’s Magazine, Dr. Stephenson blends his unique surgical skill with cutting-edge technology to create gorgeous, lasting outcomes for his patients.
Specialties and Unique Skills
Because of his diverse training, Dr. Stephenson is specialized to perform procedures in various areas of both plastic and reconstructive surgery. He performs aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift surgery, and is a fat grafting specialist offering fat transfers for the face. He creates gorgeous, slimmer figures using the latest advancements in body contouring surgery, including liposuction, tummy tuck, and gluteal reshaping for a fuller, rounder buttock. In addition, he offers cosmetic breast surgery such as breast augmentation and breast lift. Highly specialized in reconstructive surgery, patients are often referred to Dr. Stephenson for facial trauma surgery, skin cancer removal, breast reconstruction, burn surgery, and abdominal reconstruction.
Education and Training
Dr. Stephenson is highly trained in the areas of oral, facial and plastic surgery. He initially started his training in dentistry in Oklahoma City after earning his D.D.S. from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, and completing a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Over eight years, he received extensive training in corrective jaw surgery and facial trauma. After completion of his training, he practiced as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Tulsa. After a full year of private practice in Tulsa, Dr. Stephenson chose to go to medical school in Norfolk, VA where he earned his M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then completed an internship in general surgery in Memphis.
While training in Memphis, Dr. Stephenson was recruited by one of the largest oral and maxillofacial surgery groups in the nation. He went to Atlanta to work for this group and after four years, decided he wanted to obtain training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He completed additional general surgery training at the Atlanta Medical Center, then chose to fulfill his plastic surgery fellowship training at an esteemed program in Chattanooga, TN. Finally, Dr. Stephenson returned to Atlanta where he worked for two separate plastic surgery groups, performing plastic and reconstructive surgery for the face and entire body, before opening his very own practice, Signature Plastic Surgery, in 2009.
After completing years of advanced training, Dr. Stephenson became a part of what is a very small number of plastic surgeons with degrees in both dentistry and medicine. Having practiced complex oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery for the face and body, Dr. Stephenson created a unique vision for Signature Plastic Surgery. This vision centers on offering exceptional patient care, patient safety, and appropriate and effective treatments in a friendly and compassionate environment.
Dr. Stephenson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. 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, and gluteal sculpting. He has completed countless hours of additional course work, and has written articles for medical journals.
Behind the Scenes
Dr. Stephenson has two lovely daughters. He has lived in the Atlanta metropolitan area for 17 years.
- B.S., Microbiology. University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma
- D.D.S. University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- M.D. Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, Virginia
- General Surgery, Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta, Georgia
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Oklahoma Medical Center Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Plastic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga/Erlanger Medical Center, Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
- American College of Surgeons