Abdominoplasty:* Also known as a “tummy tuck”, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. Abdominal muscles may also be tightened during this procedure, which is performed to create a flatter, firmer stomach.
American Board of Plastic Surgery: A certifying body for plastic and reconstructive surgery, recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which was established as a subsidiary of the American Board of Surgery in 1938.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Founded in 1931, the society is composed of surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who perform Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, and is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world.
Artisan Plastic Surgery: Founded by Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. Francis Johns, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, in January of 2008.
The Artisan Philosophy: Best described by the founder, owner, and operator of Artisan Plastic Surgery, Dr. Francis Johns: I believe that the purpose of Plastic Surgery is to correct an anomalous feature, restore form and function, improve symmetry, harmonize bodily proportions, and rejuvenate aged or damaged tissues. This requires a combination of art and science in the hands of a well-trained and experienced board-certified surgeon. My goal is to earn your trust and address your concerns in a safe and individualized manner.