Richard O. Gregory MD, FACS
About the Practice
The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery is based on delivering the best care with honesty and compassion. From the doctor to the front desk, to the patient coordinator, nurses and manager, we strive to offer excellent customer service and treat each patient as a friend or family member. We stay in touch with current techniques and innovations and bring them into the practice when we feel it is appropriate. We want to listen to your needs and desires, and help you choose the best course for achieving those goals as closely as possible.
Our mission statement is to help each person fully develop their God given potential by delivering the most effective and efficient rejuvenation procedures in a loving and caring environment using the latest techniques and technology.
Our desire is to provide you with the finest personalized care, while creating beautiful, natural results turning your dreams into reality. Using a combination of cosmetic surgery, lasers, injectable dermal fillers, and skin care, we can help you achieve the look you want. We are located in the Orlando area with offices in Celebration and Altamonte Springs.
Dr. Gregory has developed an outstanding reputation locally for his outstanding skills, honesty, and excellent service. While he is skilled in all areas of plastic surgery, his passion lies in facial rejuvenation, using many tools to achieve the desired result. This includes surgical and non surgical options, including lasers. Patients from around the world seek his expertise, and medical professionals often visit to learn from him.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Dr. Richard Gregory is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery whose expertise is in facial rejuvenation and laser resurfacing. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Gregory is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center.
In 1983, Dr. Gregory began research with the laser as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. He is a pioneer in laser cutaneous surgery, an innovator in skin resurfacing. He has published extensively on laser cosmetic surgery and has won many awards for his work in laser blepharoplasty. He has taught laser surgery throughout the world. Dr. Gregory has practiced in the Central Florida area for over 25 years and receives referrals from around the world because of his laser and facial rejuvenation work.
Associate Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery), Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1980-86.
Clinical Instructor, College of Health and Professional Studies, University of Central Florida, 1986-94.
Publications and Presentations
Lectured in Europe, Asia, and South America on Laser Surgery.
Participated with the first “People to People” Delegation for Laser Research and Development of China 1987
Author of numerous textbook chapters and articles in medical publications, including Annals of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, among others.
Member of Editorial Board of General Surgery News.
Invited lecturer at American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Surgeons
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
General Secretary of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery 1993 to present.
Served three years as Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Section for the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.
Chairman of numerous Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Symposiums.
Vice President, 1992, and Program Chairman for the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery Society, 1990-1991.
Consultant to U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, California, on Laser Medicine.
Past Chairman of Laser Committees at Florida Hospital and Winter Park Memorial Hospital.
When you come for a consultation at the Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, we want to help you be the best you can. We will listen to your concerns, and educate you on your options, and why a certain path may be your best choice. There are often a few different paths to a similar goal, and it is often necessary for you to think about what your specific goals are, as each path has its limitations or risks. For some people it is timing, and others it involves resources or recovery time, and for others, they are not fully prepared in terms of health or weight loss, since most surgical procedures will benefit from a stable weight long term. We can help you navigate this path to achieve your best results!
Staff & Facilities
The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery offers a private surgical suite for its patients. This is accredited by AAAASF (American Association of Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities). Our staff know exactly how to best take care of your needs in a safe, clean environment.
Skin Care Products
We carry the best skin care products from Skin Medica, Neova, and a our own specially developed line of skin care, as well as makeup from GloMinerals. We also recommend Clarisonic skin care brushes to our patients. Services such as hydrafacial, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels are available to keep you looking refreshed. Specially trained medical estheticians are available to educate you on the best skin care regimen, and provide you with healthy glowing skin.
We are happy to accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) in addition to cash. Additional financing may be available via CareCredit. Personal checks are not accepted.
"Ask a Question" Responses
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