Grady B. Core MD, FACS
About the Practice
Our practice philosophy is “results oriented” such we strive to offer each patient the best possible outcome given their particular set of circumstances. Dr. Core’s long experience, exceptional training and diverse capabilities gives him a perspective and a skill set that is uncommon even among board certified plastic surgeons. As a teacher and inventor of many of his own techniques, patients have an opportunity, depending on which procedures they are seeking, to have their surgery by the surgeon who was one of the procedure’s original inventors.
We take exceptional time and care with each patient using one day of the week for consults only which are not hurried and highly individualized which also helps to protect our patients’ confidentially.
Dr. Core specializes in aesthetic procedures of the face and body and is known throughout the world for original contributions in all of these areas. Dr. Core was a co-inventor of the endoscopic browlift along with Dr. Luis Vasconez and also developed other endoscopic applications in the face, breast and abdomen. He also is the inventor of the lower eyelid mini-lift also called the lateral access lower lid lift. Dr. Core also played a significant role in establishing ultrasonic liposuction in the U.S. and is one of the nations most experienced practitioners of this technique. While his primary interest is cosmetic surgery of face, nose and breasts, he also enjoys helping patients by doing facial reconstruction as well as breast reconstruction.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Background & Certification
Dr. Core is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and also was certified by the American Board of Surgery and practiced general surgery prior to his interest in plastic surgery. His experience in the care of critically ill patients as a general surgery also provides an extra layer of safety for his patients.
Dr. Core trained in plastic surgery at the world renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, cited as the world’s leading medical institution. After his plastic surgery training he subsequently came to Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a Clinical Instructor in plastic surgery for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and served as a fellow in aesthetic surgery under Dr. Luis Vasconez. After fellowship training, Dr. Core later served as Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oschner Clinic in New Orleans until returning to Birmingham to join a private practice. McCoullough, Grotting Core and Wolfley until 2001 when he started Core and Associates Plastic Surgery where he is owner and president. He lives with his wife of 25 years, Heidi, in Indian Springs and has three sons, Taylor, Jared and Graham.
Assistant Clinical Professor:
University of Alabama Birmingham
Publications and Presentations
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.
Recent Scientific Presentations:
Update on lower eyelid lateral access rejuvenation using only a lateral access incision. American Brazilian Meeting, Park City, Utah, February 2015.
No cut SMAS: No facial nerve injury in 20 years of practice. American Brazilian Meeting, Park City, Utah, February 2015.
Invited lecturer New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery. May 2014. New York Academy of Medicine. Lower eyelid rejuvenation with minimal access recontouring.
Endoscopic Browlift Instructional Course: ASAPS.
Endoscopic Browlift Instruction Course: ASPS.
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.
Lateral Access Blepharoplasty –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 Lower Lid Blepharoplasty: A New Approach. The 5th American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, Park City, UT, Feb. 2013.
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 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
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Classification and Clinical Management of Abdominal Wall Defects 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
Classification and Repair of Abdominal Wall Defects. International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Berlin, Germany, June 29, 2007,
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.
Abdominal wall reconstruction. Oregon Health and Science University – General Surgery Grand Rounds, 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.
Endoscopic plastic surgery – state of the art. Oregon Society of Plastic Surgeons, Portland, Oregon, February 6, 2006.
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.
Awards & Honors
Dr. Core has been selected for Best Doctors in the U.S., Southeast Region, and in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He has recently been Dr. Core has been selected for Best Doctors in the U.S., Southeast Region, and in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare. He has recently been awarded the Tiffany Award for best scientific presentation at the Annual Meeting of the ASAPS in Boston in 2010. He was also awarded best scientific presentation at the Annual Meeting of ASPS in San Diego in 2013 for his work on minimally invasive surgery for rejuvenation of the lower eyelids.
Affiliations & Memberships
Trinity Medical Center
Brookwood Medical Center
St. Vincent’s Hospital
University of Alabama Birmingham
Dr. Core is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, ISAPS as well as numerous other plastic surgery organizations.
Dr. Core has held numerous positions as committee chairs for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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