“Deciding to have plastic surgery is a difficult decision. I know because I’ve been there (I had a rhinoplasty). But it’s also a courageous decision, and it can be very liberating and empowering. I know it was for me.”
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Dr. Richard Brown is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with over a decade of experience in his field. As an expert plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Brown is dedicated to helping others feel confident in their own skin.
A native of Atlanta, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. Before attending medical school in Chicago, Dr. Brown developed an interest in surgery while working as an orderly cleaning up operating rooms at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was eventually able to observe many surgeries, and the more he saw performed, the more he knew he wanted to become a surgeon.
He earned his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Brown first came to appreciate the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery during his general surgery training at one of Chicago’s inner city hospitals. He saw the power of plastic surgery in changing and restoring lives after trauma.
Working with plastic surgery residents there, he conducted innovative research on the topic of scarring and wound healing. During that time, he wrote papers that were published in one of the top plastic surgery journals, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. After completing medical school, he attended Northwestern University to complete his General Surgery residency.
Dr. Brown went on to become certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and complete his residency training in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. He now has board certifications in both general surgery and plastic surgery.
Dr. Richard J. Brown, MD, founded his practice, Brown Plastic Surgery in 2009 with the vision of creating a complete and personal plastic surgery experience focused on patients’ overall health and wellbeing. He provides procedures for body enhancements and breast reconstruction after breast cancer.
He and his team strive to make every patient feel like they are part of the family. Patient experience and satisfaction is Dr. Brown’s first priority. He prides himself on helping patients choose procedures that are right for them. He considers the short- and long-term health of his patients, both physically and psychologically.
Dr. Brown is recognized both in his local community and the medical community as an outstanding plastic surgeon.