Southern Surgical Arts opened its new office in the One North Shore development, next to Renaissance Park, last month bringing with it four new staff members from the Chattanooga area. Southern Surgical Arts is the cosmetic surgery practice of Chad Deal, MD, a Double-Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon.
The new location at One North Shore will allow Dr. Deal to have a convenient location for their patients in the Chattanooga area. “We are excited about our new office, especially since we are closer to where the majority of our patients live,” said Dr. Deal. Dr. Deal operates at Physicians Surgery Center in Chattanooga, Grandview Medical Center in Jasper, TN and at Southern Surgical Arts’ AAAHC accredited surgery center in Calhoun, GA.
Another way Southern Surgical Arts is adding to the downtown Chattanooga economy is by training surgeons from across the country. On June 30 of this year, SSA graduated its first training fellow, Vincent Gardner, MD, who completed his fellowship year with over 1,000 cosmetic surgery procedures performed. “The next day, we welcomed Dr. Tara Margarella, a general surgeon from New York, who will spend the next year training with us, and we anticipate her experience to be even better,” said Dr. Deal. The cosmetic surgery fellowship at Southern Surgical Arts is one of 26 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery-approved year-long training programs in the United States.
Beginning July 2012, Southern Surgical Arts will train two cosmetic surgery fellows per year. Both fellows for July 2012 have already been accepted and will relocate to Chattanooga from Kansas City, Missouri and Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Deal also teaches other surgeons across the United States the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery including laser-assisted liposuction, or SmartLipo. They hosted an international facial rejuvenation course last March at Southern Surgical Arts’ surgery center in Calhoun, GA, and attendees included surgeons from Canada, Phoenix, England and the Southeastern US.
Other current staff members in the Chattanooga office include two licensed aetheticians and two patient coordinators. Dr. Deal is also introducing a new custom skincare line with the opening of the new office on One North Shore. “We have spent the past year researching our own blend of effective ingredients so that our patients get the best results in a prescription skincare,” said Dr. Deal “And combined with our laser technology, we really can help our patients get maximum benefits.”
Southern Surgical Arts just introduced its newest laser, the Sciton Joule Profractional, which makes it the tenth laser in use in the practice. The Sciton Profactional laser can perform resurfacing procedures as well as microlaser peels, which is equivalent to about ten microdermabrasion treatments.
“We research the latest technology, understand and master the application and then provide it to our patients,” said Dr. Deal.. “Results matter to cosmetic surgery patients, and you’ve got to stay on top of technology to provide the best outcomes possible.”