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A PioneerIn Minimally Invasive Facial Surgery Dr. Grady Core is widely recognized in thefield of plastic surgery as one of the inventors of endoscopic plastic surgery.

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Meet Dr. Grady Core

Birmingham, AL Plastic Surgeon

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.


About Dr. Grady Core


Dr. Core on Aesthetic Surgery

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

  • 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 Blepharplasty. 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.
  • Endoscopic Pearls in Plastic Surgery, Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, Honolulu, HI, February, 2004.
    10 years and 1,000 cases of Endoscopic Breast Augmentation. International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Houston, TX, August 2004.
  • Lipoplastica, SC Studio Congressi
    January 2003 – Rome, Italy
  • Italian Plastic Surgery Society
    May 2002 – Venice Italy
  • Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery; Laser & Endoscopy Innovations
    2002 – NYU Medical Center, NY
  • ASPS/PSEF/ASMS-2001 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Orlando, FL
  • 2001 SEPRS Annual Meeting
    Orlando, FL, 2001
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    New York, NY, 2001
    Las Vegas , NV 2002
    Boston, MA 2003
  • The International Society of Ultrasonic Surgery (ISUS)
    Ft. Lauderdale (Miami), FL, 2001
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, FL, 2000
  • The International Society of Ultrasonic Surgery (ISUS)
    Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, FL, 2000
  • ASPS/PSEF/ASMS-2000 Annual Scientific Meeting
    Los Angeles, CA, 2000
  • Pan-Pacific Surgical Association,
    22nd & 23rd Biennial Congress Honolulu, Hawaii,
    1998, 2000
  • American Hernia Society
    Las Vegas, Nevada, 1999
  • The International Society of Ultrasonic Surgery (ISUS)
    Santa Fe, NM, 1998
  • Colombian Society of Aesthetic Plastic, Maxillofacial
    and Hand Surgery Bogot, Colombia, 1998
  • 6th Annual Temple University Aesthetic Surgery Symposium
    Temple Univ., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1998
  • Emerging Technologies in Plastic Surgery:
    Laser and Endoscopy Innovations
    NYU Medical Center, NY, NY, 1997, 1998
  • Practical Anatomy and Surgical Technique Workshop
    of St. Louis, Missouri 1996
  • New South Wales Society of Plastic
    and Reconstructive Surgery, 1995
  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Medical Center,
    Newtown, New South Wales, Australia, 1995
  • New Zealand Plastic Surgery Society, 1995
    Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, New Zealand

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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