Meet Dr. Stephan Finical: One of our Rhinoplasty Specialists

There is a special connection between doctor and patient. This is especially true with a cosmetic plastic surgeon. They help you achieve specific physical goals for yourself, and you may even share very personal details with them few people know about. But why work with a complete stranger? While you may not personally know your doctor, such as our rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Stephan Finical, it’s helpful to get to know a little more about him, where he comes from, his other passions outside of the medical field, and what has brought him to Charlotte Plastic Surgery.


Dr. Stephan Finical started his academic career at Ohio Wesleyan University. Tucked into the small town of Delaware, Ohio, the city is a short drive north of Columbus, the state’s capital. Following the completion of his undergraduate program, from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude, he proceeded with his desire to become a doctor by enrolling in the medical school at Georgetown University.

Once he finished the medical program, he served his general surgery residency at Georgetown University as well before transitioning over to a plastic surgery residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Capping off his medical training, Dr. Finical served his fellowship at the Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon.

However, while Dr. Finical has completed his traditional medical training, he continues to learn from other plastic surgeons around the world, all while offering his own insights and techniques. Rhinoplasty is widely considered one of the more difficult forms of cosmetic surgery. As the bones and tissue surrounding the nose are thin and often delicate, this surgery is not as forgiving as others, which is why it is so vital to seek out the very best at your disposal. Stephan just happens to be the only plastic surgeon in the entire metro Charlotte area that is part of the Rhinoplasty Society.

The society is made up of around 150 members worldwide. This makes it one of the most exclusive medical communities in the entire world, as there are very strict requirements to gain entrance. These members share techniques and help lead to the advancement of new technology in the world of rhinoplasty. If you’re seeking the best of the best, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another rhinoplasty specialist that is more widely acclaimed and respected than Dr. Finical.

Dr. Finical’s Professional Career

After completing his medical degree and training, Dr. Finical became certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to this recognition, he’s also a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He subsequently was awarded the Surgery Subspecialty Teacher of the Year Award, thanks to his teaching at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 2020.

To help share his knowledge on rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Finical served as the guest editor for the publication “Clinics in Plastic Surgery.” He also crafted questions to be used for in-training doctoral exams for over a decade.

Eventually, he served on the staff at the Mayo Clinic, most specifically in the Division of Plastic Surgery, before moving here to North Carolina. In North Carolina, he served as a clinical professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of North Carolina (at Chapel Hill). While working in the college ranks, he produced several articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

He is also the chairman of the Carolinas Medical Center, a system-wide medical executive committee, and an officer in the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Awards and Recognition

As a rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Finical has been recognized several times for his expertise and skill in working with patients. Educated in the art of customer service through a specialized Ritz-Carlton training program, Stephan understands the importance of providing excellent service and excellent customer service. Going into surgery is a frightening ordeal for many individuals, so having their nerves eased through information and a passionate doctor helps. Dr. Finical knows how to assist in calming fears. It is one of the reasons he has become not only a well-respected doctor here in Charlotte but one of the most decorated ones as well.

He has become part of The Rhinoplasty Society as well as the Aesthetic Society. And, most recently, Charlotte Magazine recognized Dr. Finical as the 2021 Winner for his dedication to patients. The magazine does not just give out this award; but instead, residents of metro Charlotte nominate doctors from around the community, then vote on those who received the most nominations. Above all other doctors in the field, Dr. Finical was recognized as the best.

Personal Life

While Dr. Finical is one of the most widely respected rhinoplasty specialist in the entire country, he lives a very humble family life. With his time off, he enjoys reading, getting outside, and being active with many sports. He also likes to travel and spend time with his wife and the two children they have together. He loves to talk about what he has been reading of late and past and future travel destinations. So if you’d ever like to receive an excellent book recommendation or exchange travel notes, you’re more than welcome to do so during your visit with Dr. Stephan Finical and the staff at Charlotte Plastic Surgery.

Meet Dr. Finical During Your Personal Consultation

As one of the leading rhinoplasty specialists in the area, Dr. Finical is here to help you with all of your questions and concerns. Whether you are looking to make cosmetic improvements or your personal doctor has recommended Dr. Finical to address other medical conditions, Stephan is here to perform a personal consultation and address any questions you might have. So, if you are ready to begin the next step, contact the offices of Charlotte Plastic Surgery and set up your own, personal consultation.