For Dr. E. Ronald Finger, a life as a pioneer in plastic surgery was a natural fit. Dr. Finger’s appreciation of medicine developed at an early age where he assisted his father, a general surgeon, in surgery.
RATE MD’S RATED DR. FINGER #1 IN GEORGIA & NUMBER 10 IN THE U.S.A.
Dr. Finger was raised in the modest town of Marion, South Carolina. After graduating from Emory University and then the Medical University of South Carolina, he traveled to Atlanta for an internship at Grady Memorial Hospital. This was followed by a general surgery residency at Tampa General Hospital, now a part of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
In 1969 he joined the United States Air Force where he spent four years. It’s in the United States Air Force, which he entered during the Vietnam war, where he cultivated his indomitable spirit and where he completed his plastic surgery residency. Being chief resident of one of the largest birth defect clinics in the military and war injuries provided invaluable experience for a lifetime.
In 1973 Dr. Finger became board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force; and married his treasured wife now of 40 years, Cheryl. And, he returned back to his home in the Southeast and set out to create the first outpatient plastic surgery center in Georgia. It’s been a career of “firsts” ever since.
The “firsts” for Dr. E. Ronald Finger include:
- The first board-certified plastic surgeon in Savannah
- The first to perform a trans axillary augmentation mammoplasty in Georgia
- The first to perform liposuction in Georgia
- The first to open a medical spa in 1998 in the Coastal Area, the New Youth Medical Spa
- The first and still the largest, most comprehensive laser center in the Coastal Empire
- The first plastic surgeon to offer “Tickle lipo” in the coastal region
- The first to offer the NeoGraft Hair Transplant system in Georgia
- The first doctor-pioneered comprehensive Anti-Aging Skin Car Line on the market, New Youth Skin Care System
- The first to offer GoTattless Tattoo Removal
- The first to offer Juvederm Voluma in Savannah
- The first to offer the No Drain Tummy Tuck in Savannah
Dr. Finger & Cheryl Finger and their Team
Dr. Finger is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has authored numerous articles in scientific journals, contributed to Plastic Surgery textbooks and authored and published the anti-aging book, Why Grow Old.
The augmentation mammoplasty has been one of Dr. Finger’s specialties since 1973, and he has performed several thousand. This has included virtually every type of implant and technique. His goal has been to create breasts that look and feel as natural as possible. Every patient is treated according to their individual shape, size and expected
After having been a Sculptra trainer for 5 years, Dr. Finger has concentrated on non-surgical rejuvenation of the face for the past 15 years. He is an expert in the aging face and the deficiencies that occur with aging, of which understanding results of volume loss is paramount. A deep understanding of this is necessary to turn back the clock to the yester-years when our faces were shaped quite differently. Dr. Finger is an expert in injecting Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and now Juvederm Voluma. He also specializes in fat injections (transfer) to the face with preservation of stem cells.
The Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (NIL) technique of liposuction, affectionately called “Tickle Lipo,” has become one of Dr. Fingers most requested procedures with the advantage of a reduction in operating room time, less discomfort, and preservation of adipose-derived regenerative cells (stem cells) for the transfer to the face, buttocks, breast, and hands. The “Tickle Lipo” is also used with body contouring procedures, such as the abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck). The “Tickle Lipo can be used under local or general anesthesia.
Dr. E. Ronald Finger has also turned his attention to the issue of hair loss. He is an expert in hair transplantation including a multi-therapy approach for men and women suffering with hair loss. Permanently restoring lost hair via NeoGraft FUE Hair Transplant requires assessment of the patient, diagnosing the cause and choosing the treatment best suited for each individual. If a hair transplant is the chosen treatment, it is done with meticulous skill and artistry required to yield a natural, undetectable result. He now offers multiple office locations, Savannah and Bluffton South Carolina.