Meet Dr. Russell Stokes
Areas of special interest include body contouring (liposculpture, abdominoplasty, arm contouring), and breast surgery, but Dr. Stokes practice includes all facets of aesthetic plastic surgery.
Dr. Stokes was born and educated in California, graduating from UCLA Medical School, earning many awards and honors. He did a General Surgery and Plastic Surgery residency at UC Davis and has kept current on trends and techniques in the many aspects of aesthetic Surgery by attending conferences and extracurricular courses over the years. Dr. Stokes maintained a purely aesthetic private plastic surgery practice in Santa Barbara for 13 years before relocating to North Carolina where he currently practices in the Plastic Surgery Center at the Pinehurst Surgical Clinic.
Dr. Stokes has been married to his high school classmate and sweetheart since 1988. They live in Pinehurst, North Carolina with
their two sons.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Summa Cum Laude
UCLA School of Medicine, Class of 1991, Alpha Omega Alpha
University of California, Davis
Residency in Surgery and Plastic Surgery
American Board of Medical Examiners, 1992
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1999
American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Stokes has authored over a dozen national and internationally published articles and abstracts. His areas of special interest include body contouring (liposculpture, abdominoplasty, arm contouring), and breast surgery, but his practice includes all facets of aesthetic plastic surgery.
He has also recently written an article on An Insiders Guide to Choosing a Plastic Surgeon. We highly recommend that anyone researching a Plastic Surgeon read this!