Meet Dr. Grady Core

Dr. Grady Core is widely recognized in the field of plastic surgery as one of the inventors of endoscopic (minimally invasive) plastic surgery. Dr. Core was a co-developer of the technique in 1991 and has developed applications in the face, breast and abdomen since that time. He has taught the technique to other plastic surgeons throughout the world since 1992. He has been an invited speaker from Australia, to South America, to Europe, as well as prestigious universities such as New York University, Temple and others.

Dr. Core is originally from Arkansas where he attended undergraduate school at the University of Arkansas and later medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Core completed full training in general surgery at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, an affiliate of Einstein University in New York City, New York. As a practicing general surgeon he was a member of the teaching faculty at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma until later developing an interest in plastic surgery. Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and subsequently came to Birmingham, Alabama where he was a Clinical Instructor in plastic surgery for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Core later served as Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans until returning in 1996 to make Birmingham his permanent home. He lives with his wife, Heidi, and three sons in Vestavia.

Dr. Core has numerous articles in Plastic Surgery literature and is a regular presenter and teacher at the Plastic Surgery meetings around the world. Dr. Core’s long training and experience give him a broad range of expertise in the field of aesthetic surgery. He has extensive experience in plastic surgery of the face and nose, aesthetic breast surgery, and body contouring as well as cosmetic laser surgery. Dr. Core has been certified by both the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Core is member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, a peer-selected honor society composed of approximately 300 members across the globe. In order to become a member of this respected organization, surgeons must have provided a “significant contribution to the field of plastic surgery.” He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as numerous other plastic surgery organizations. He has been selected for Best Doctors in the U.S.: Southeast Region, and in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.

Recent Scientific Presentation by Dr. Core

  • Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation with minimal access recontouring – 8th Annual Eurasian International Aesthetic Surgery Courses, Istanbul, Turkey, June 5-19, 2016.
  • Lateral Access Recontouring for the Rejuvenation of Lower Eyelids – Alabama Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Birmingham, AL, May 13-14, 2016.
  • Transaxillary Encoscopic Breast Augmentation – Processes and Refinement to Improve Patient Outcome, ASAPS Aesthetic Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada April 3 – 6, 2016
  • Endoscopic Browlift – American Brazilian Society, Buzios, Argentina, February 24 – 27, 2016
  • Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation of the Lower Eyelid using Fillers and Non Surgical Treatments – ISAPS American Brazilian Society Meeting, Buzios, Argentina February 24 – 27, 2016.
  • Update on Lower Eyelid Lateral Access Rejuvenation Skin Only a Lateral Access Incision – American Brazilian Meeting, Park City, UT, February 2016
  • Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation of the Lower Eyelid – Reduction vs Recontouring Without Skin Removal – Global Aesthetics Conference, Miami, October 2015
  • How to Achieve Long Lasting, Excellent Cosmetic Results with Endoscopic Forehead Lifting – Global Aesthetics Conference, Miami October 2015.
  • Endoscopic Technique in Forehead and Midface – A Cadaver Workshop – ASAPS Annual Meeting Montreal May 2015
  • Transaxillary Endoscopic Breast Augmentation – Processes & Refinements to Improve Patient Outcomes – ASAPS Annual Meeting May 2015.
  • No cut SMAS: No Facial Nerve Injury in 20 Years of Practice – American Brazilian Meeting, Park City, UT, February 2015.
  • Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation with Minimal Access Recontouring– Invited Speaker – New York Academy of Medicine, May 2014
  • Endoscopic Technique in Forehead and Midface – A Cadaver Workshop – ASAPS Annual Meeting, April 2014.
  • Lateral Access Recontouring for Rejuvenation of the Lower Lid, ASPS, San Diego, CA, October 2013.
  • Fillers and Neurotoxins Have Replaced the Forehead Lift (Dr. Casas-yes, Dr. Core-no)-Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, June 2013.
  • Why the Endo-Browlift is Now the Gold standard and Capable of Addressing Most All Issues of Forehead Rejuvenation – Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, June 2013.
  • What I am Doing Now that I Did Not Do Five Years Ago and Vice Versa – Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, June 2013
  • Lateral Access Blepharoplasty –Vegas Cosmetic Meeting, June 2013.
  • Transazillary Endoscopic Breast Augmentation – Processes & Refinements to Improve Patient Outcomes – ASAPS Annual Meeting, April 2013.
  • Endoscopic Technique in Forehead and Midface – ASAPS Annual Meeting, April 2013.
  • Lateral Access Lower Lid Blepharoplasty: A New Approach. The 5th American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT, Feb. 2013.
  • Endoscopic/Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation of the Brow and Midface. ASPS Annual Meeting, October, 2012.
  • Browlift: How We Do It and What are We Trying to Achieve. Panelist – ASPS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, October, 2012.

  • Endoscopic Technique in Facial, Forehead and Midface Surgery – A Cadaver Workshop. ASAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2011.
  • Endoscopic Technique in Facial, Forehead and Midface Surgery – A Cadaver Workshop. ASAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May, 2012
  • Transaxillary Endoscopic Breast Augmentation – Processes and Refinement to Improve Patient Outcome. ASAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May, 2012
  • Techniques for Progressive Muscle Lifting in Lower Eyelids and Midface Rejuvenation – 12 year experience. ASAPS Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2011.
  • Endoscopic Breast Surgery – Augmentation and Other Indications. ASAPS Traveling Professor. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario April 2009
  • Endoscopic Breast Surgery – Augmentation and Other Indications. ASAPS Traveling Professor. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario April 2009
  • Endoscopic Plastic Surgery – 18 years from the Laboratory at the University of Alabama –Where are we now? Where do we go? – ASAPS Traveling Professor. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario April 2009
  • Lower Eyelid/Midface Rejuvenation – a 10 year Experience ASAPS Traveling Professor. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario April 2009
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Classification and Clinical Management of Abdominal Wall Defects ASAPS Traveling Professor. The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario April 2009
  • Classification and Repair of Abdominal Wall Defects. International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2007
  • Endoscopic Browlifting. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pinehurst, North Carolina, August 26, 2006.
  • Endoscopic Breast Augmentation. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pinehurst, North Carolina, August 26, 2006.
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction with GPRVS. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pinehurst, North Carolina, August 26, 2006.
  • Muscle Suspension Blepharoplasty. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pinehurst, North Carolina, August 26, 2006.
  • History of Endoscopic Browlift. North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pinehurst, North Carolina, August 25, 2006.
  • Endoscopic plastic surgery – state of the art. Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons, Portland, Oregon, February 6, 2006.
  • Midface lifting- The good, the bad, the ugly. Oregon Health and Science University – Plastic Surgery Residents Luncheon, Portland, Oregon, February 6, 2006.
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction. Oregon Health and Science University – General Surgery Grand Rounds, Portland, Oregon, February 6, 2006.
  • Muscle suspension blepharoplasty combined with midface lifting. European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery,Vienna, Austria, September 3, 2005.
  • Endoscopic assisted biplanar augmentation mastopexy. European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Vienna, Austria, September 2, 2005.
  • Options in Midface-Rejuvenation. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, June 28, 2005.
  • Endoscopic Surgery: Past, Present & Future. Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 19, 2005.
  • Options in Midface-Rejuvenation. John Staige Davis Society of Plastic Surgeons (aka The Maryland Society of Plastic Surgeons), John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 18, 2005.

Dr. Core has many presentations and lectures to his credit each year through his association with American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), etc. and are therefore, too numerous to list.

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