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Felmont Eaves, III, MD, FACS

Felmont (Monte) Eaves, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Director, Emory Aesthetic Center

Medical Director, Emory Aesthetic Center Ambulatory Surgery Center

Dr. Eaves recently returned to Atlanta, Georgia, to head the Emory Aesthetic Center as Medical Director, having previously completed his plastic surgery residency as well as a fellowship in endoscopic and minimally invasive plastic surgery at Emory University, The Emory Clinic, and associated hospitals. Before joining the Emory Aesthetic Center, Dr. Eaves was a partner in Charlotte Plastic Surgery for more than fifteen years and served as group president from 2010-2012.

His professional and institutional committee memberships and offices include an impressive list of national, international and local plastic surgery organizations, societies, boards, task forces, advisory councils, coalitions and foundations, including having served as President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) from 2010-2011 and Trustee (2011-Present).

Dr. Eaves’ primary areas of academic inquiry have been in minimally-invasive and endoscopic aesthetic surgery, patient safety, system and process improvement in plastic surgery, evidence-based medicine applied to plastic surgery and recontouring surgery after massive weight loss. He has received several patents for new medical devices he developed, and has made major clinical service contributions to his field. Dr. Eaves has published more than 100 articles, book chapters and book reviews on plastic surgery in peer reviewed publications, as well as manuals, videos, computer programs and other teaching aids and has coauthored the first textbook on the topic of endoscopic plastic surgery.


Plastic Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest:

aesthetics, botox, breast surgery, chemical peel, eyelid rejuvenation, facial rejuvenation, nasal surgery (rhinoplasty)


Medical SchoolUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

ResidencyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX Emory University Hospital, Atlanta Georgia

FellowshipEmory University Hospital, Atlanta Georgia

Organizational Memberships:

President, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2010-2011

Editorial Board, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2011-present

Chairman, Nominating Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Founding Chairman, Physicians Aesthetic Coalition, 2010-2012

Founding Chairman, Patient Safety Committee, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2004-2008

Major or Recent Publications:

Eaves FF and Pusic AL. 2012. Why evidence-based medicine matters in aesthetic surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 32; 117-119.

Eaves FF. 2012. Commentary on: What do patients want? Technical quality versus functional quality: A literature review for plastic surgeons. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 32(6): 762-766.

Phillips BT, Wang ED, Rodman AJ, Watterson PA, Smith KL, Finical SJ, Eaves FF, Beasley ME, Khan SU. 2012. Anesthesia duration as a marker of surgical complications in office-based plastic surgery. Annals of Plastic Surgery. Ann Plast Surg. 69(4):408-11 [Epub ahead of print, 2012 Sept 7]

Cheback JE, Varley TL, Yarascavitch BA, Eaves FF, Thoma A, and Bhandari M. 2012. The Level of Evidence Presented at Plastic Surgery Meetings: What do we have to learn? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery [in press, August 2012]

Eaves FF, Rohrich RJ, and Sykes JM. 2012. Taking evidence based plastic surgery to the next level: Report of the second summit on evidence based plastic surgery. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery [in press, September 2012]


Best Doctors® in America
2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013, 2014

Twice American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Traveling Professor
2003-2005 and 2007-2009

Twice recipient of the Simon Fredricks Award, Best Panelist
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting (2005 and 2006)

Ted Lockwood Award for Outstanding Contributions to Body Contouring Surgery
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, (2006)

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Award for Best Journal Article (Domestic)
Bengtson and Eaves, “High-Resolution Ultrasound in the Detection of Silicone Gel Breast Implant Shell Failure: Background, In Vitro Studies, and Early Clinical Results” (2012)

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