STEPHAN J. FINICAL, M.D.
Throughout his career as a renowned plastic surgeon and a respected educator, Dr. Finical has never lost sight of his most important achievement: a happy client. There have been many at Charlotte Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Finical is known as much for his enduring relationships as his surgical expertise.
In conversations with his patients, he addresses concerns and helps them understand what to look for in a plastic surgeon, what to expect during procedures, and what results can be achieved. “An educated patient is the best patient,” he explains. “I don’t gloss over options, alternatives or risks. All of my patients hear that. We work as a team.”
In addition to such career highlights as working on staff at the Mayo Clinic and contributing frequently to many peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Finical is proud that he and his fellow surgeons at Charlotte Plastic Surgery have learned the art of customer service through Ritz-Carlton training. He believes that going above and beyond to make patients feel more comfortable and at home is fundamental to the philosophy of his team and his practice.
Dr. Stephan Finical is the only plastic surgeon in Charlotte affiliated with the prestigious RHINOPLASTY SOCIETY, an organization of roughly only 150 members that is comprised of the top Rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. These surgeons specialize in the most complex nose procedures and the most advanced and innovative surgical techniques for rhinoplasty surgery.
Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most difficult operations in the realm of plastic surgery, and members of this organization seek to help improve the quality of Rhinoplasty throughout the world by sharing their expert knowledge and skills with each other. Many of the most respected surgeons in the world are members of this group, who upon application must go through an extensive vetting process and meet very strict criteria for membership.
Dr. Finical is proud to be affiliated with a society that was founded on the idea that surgeons can achieve Rhinoplasty procedure success through education and research; members meet annually and are able to share the latest surgical techniques and methods. Members of the Rhinoplasty Society are considered some of the most innovative and deeply committed rhinoplasty or “nose job” surgeons in the world. As a member of this society, Dr. Finical prides himself on achieving the best results for natural-looking rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC, and Charlotte Plastic Surgery is honored to be associated with those members and the organization.
A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Dr. Finical enjoys sports, reading, traveling and spending time with his wife and their two children.
Undergraduate: Ohio Wesleyan University (Magna Cum Laude graduate)
Medical School: Georgetown University
General Surgery Residency: Georgetown University
Plastic Surgery Residency: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society
Fellowship at the Oregon Health Science University, Portland, Oregon
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Surgery Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award in 2000 from Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Guest editor of Clinics in Plastic Surgery and a writer of questions for the plastic surgeon’s in-training exam for ten years
On staff at the Mayo Clinic in the Division of Plastic Surgery
Clinical professor of Plastic Surgery at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Published in numerous peer-reviewed journals
Past president of the medical staff at Mercy Hospital
Chairman of the system-wide medical executive committee for Carolinas Medical Center
Officer in the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons