Robert J. Knowling MD, FACS
About the Practice
"I think what sets us apart is the personal attention we give our patients. You should feel comfortable with your doctor. I know my patients expect it and deserve it."
— Dr. Knowling
Body Contouring / Liposuction
Brow / Forehead Lift
Chin / Cheek Implants
Male Breast Reduction
Background & Certification
Dr. Knowling earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. After having completed a full five-year residency in general surgery at Baptist Hospitals in Birmingham, Alabama, he completed requirements for certification by the American Board of Surgery. He then completed a two-year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1996, he became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Alabama Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Medical Association. Having distinguished himself through ethical conduct and professional proficiency, Dr. Knowling was initiated into the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 1998.
Dr. Knowling and his staff understand how important your appearance is to you. We are committed to working with you to reach your expectations. Initial consultations with our cosmetic coordinator are free of charge. Call for an appointment to view videos of procedures, ask questions, receive informational literature and discuss fees and logistics.
Your personal evaluation by Dr. Knowling carries a fee, but there is no additional charge for subsequent consultations prior to your surgery.The total cost for cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures is based on an individual evaluation by Dr. Knowling.
Staff & Facilities
The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Huntsville is the city’s only stand-alone cosmetic surgery facility. The Center was specially designed for the utmost in privacy and convenience for its plastic and cosmetic surgery patients. Located at 4011 Balmoral Drive just off Airport Road in southeast Huntsville, the Center offers luxurious surroundings, convenient parking, private entrances, on-site operating suites, private recovery areas, a separate post-op entrance and waiting area, and overnight accommodations.
Nationally certified by the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), the center opened in August, 2001. Certification by AAAASF requires a program of inspection of the surgical facility and seeks to ensure excellence and quality care for patients. Site inspections include reviews of the facility's general environment, operating room environment, policy and procedures, general safety in the facility, medical records, quality assessment and quality improvement programs, staffing, governance and anesthesia.
Elective cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. Payment is expected in advance. For your convenience, we accept MasterCard and Visa. Financing is also available. We will be happy to discuss financing options with you during your initial consultation.
Reconstructive procedures may be covered by insurance. As a courtesy, we will assist you in filing your insurance paperwork.