Roger B. Russell MD, FACS
About the Practice
Dr. Russells practice of plastic surgery combines surgical expertise with an artistic vision and an aesthetic appreciation for a natural appearance. His practice philosophy is to utilize these specialized skills with his 20 years of experience to provide the highest quality of care to patients seeking plastic surgery. Dr. Russell uses a personalized approach for each patient to understand expectations, formulate reasonable goals, and, as closely as possible, make these goals a reality.
Dr. Russell specializes in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery including:
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery of the Breast
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Reconstruction following mastectomy
Upper Arm Lift
Background & Certification
- American Board of Plastic Surgery (1984)
Undergraduate degree - UNC-CH (1968 -1972)
M.D. - Wake Forest University School of Medicine (1972 -1976)
Residency, General Surgery - Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
Residency, Plastic Surgery - Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, UNC School of Medicine
Assistant Consulting Professor of Surgery - Division of Plastic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
Awards & Honors
Phi Beta Kappa (UNC-CH)
Reynolds Scholar (Wake Forest University School of Medicine)
Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery (ASAPS)
Affiliations & Memberships
* Rex Hospital
* Raleigh Community Hospital
* WakeMed North
* HealthSouth-Blue Ridge Surgery Center
* Western Wake Medical Center
* Rex Surgery Center of Cary
* Johnston Memorial Hospital
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS)
North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons (NCSPS)
North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS)
Wake County Medical Society (WCMS)
Raleigh Academy of Medicine
Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society (UNC Department of Surgery)
President, North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1994 -1995
Parliamentatian, SESPRS, 1994 -1995
ASAPS Practice Relations Committee,1993 -1994
ASPS Product & Services Assessment Commission, 1989
SESPRS Ethics Committee, 2000 -2001
SESPRS Membership Committee, 1995 -1996
SESPRS Resident & Research Committee,1994 -1995
NCSPS Credentials Committee, 1988
NCMS CON Task Force, 1999
NCMS Coordinating Council of Specialty Societies, 1995 -1998
WCMS Public Relations Committee, 1987-1990
Chairman, Institutional Review Committee, Rex Hospital, 1993
Medical Executive Committee, HealthSouth - Blue Ridge Surgery Center, 1993 -2003
Board of Directors, Wake County Unit, American Cancer Society, 1986 -1995
ENCORE Advisory Board, YWCA of WakeCounty, 1986 -1988
The consultation process is critically important in determining the needs and desires of the patient. The decision to undergo plastic surgery is highly personal, and the physicians of Specialists in Plastic Surgery, P.A. want to ensure that our patients are comfortable with their choices.
Advanced cosmetic surgery procedures of the face and body are emphasized in our practice. All procedures are specifically designed to meet your individual needs.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Russell will listen carefully to your cosmetic concerns, discuss the treatment options, and recommend a plan to achieve your goals. You will have ample time to have your questions answered and to understand the realistic expectations of your cosmetic surgery procedure.
Our patient coordinator will discuss the surgical fees with you and will provide scheduling options for your procedure. A pre-operative visit will be arranged, at which time you will receive all instructions specific to your surgery, be provided with the appropriate prescriptions, and have an opportunity to have any remaining questions answered.
The entire consultation process will be carried out in our spacious and elegant office, which has been designed for your comfort and privacy.
Staff & Facilities
Our practice offers a fully equipped, outpatient surgical facility to provide the ultimate in privacy and personal attention for our patients. Virtually all cosmetic surgery procedures can be performed in our state-of-the-art office surgery suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Our physicians and staff strive to maintain the highest level of safety, comfort, and convenience for our patients.
Skin Care Products
Quality skin care products such as Obagi, BioMedic, LaRoche-Posay, SkinCeuticals, and MD Forte, are available at The Museum Spa, the state-of-the-art medi-spa affiliated with Specialists in Plastic Surgery, P.A.
Patient Financing is available.