Dean L. Johnston, M.D., Inc.Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (BOTOX®), Ophthalmology: Oculoplastics
Dean L Johnston, MD, FACS
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
- American College of Surgeons
Describe the most rewarding experience that you have had working with a patient?
I love the challenge of being both surgeon and artist, paying the closest attention to every detail of an operation or procedure. I take great pride in helping my patients look their best because it gives me tremendous satisfaction and because my results are on display for the world to see. Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery is not just to make the patient look acceptable, but to improve his or her appearance. The goal is to return "form and function" to patients, while achieving aesthetic perfection.
What is your charity organization of choice and why?
I spend one week of every month performing surgery and treating patients at the Trauma Center of Orlando Health. I found that I wanted to give back to the community in which has blessed me. Central Florida has been my home all of my life and nothing is better than giving back to the very place that has given me so much.
What makes your specialties the right fields of medicine for you?
Every medical discipline is demanding, but plastic surgery requires a special skill because of the precision and artistic ability needed. It has one of the longest and most comprehensive training programs in medicine. I love the challenge of being both surgeon and artist, paying the closest attention to every detail of an operation or procedure.
When (your age) did you first realize you wanted to become a surgeon? And did you experience anything in particular to motivate you to achieve this prestigious goal?
I come from a family of talented health care professionals. I was born to be a surgeon. I knew, even as a young boy, that becoming a surgeon was my calling. It is truly my passion and I have devoted my entire career to meeting the cosmetic needs of my patients, as well as restoring their confidence.
Can you tell us in your own words what you consider a perfect outcome of a surgical procedure?
Being a cosmetic surgeon, as well as a reconstructive surgeon, I strive for beautiful results in everything I do. Whether performing a complex face lift or a simple medical spa treatment like injecting Botox?, I accept nothing less than aesthetic perfection. Perfect outcomes are complete patient satisfaction, in which I have not only met expectations, but exceeded them.
What Sets Us Apart
Dr. Johnston was voted "Best Plastic Surgeon" in 2007 by Orlando Magazine readers and has been elected "Best Doctor in Orlando" by Orlando Magazine in 2009.
Certifications: American Board of Plastic Surgery - 1989 American Board of Surgery - 1985 Undergraduate: BA in Natural Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida Medical School: MD, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina Residency & Fellowships: General Surgery Internship: Medical University of South Carolina General Surgery Residency: Orlando Regional Medical Center Orlando, Florida Plastic Surgery Residency: Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency, Phoenix, Arizona Community Service: Member St. Luke¹s Episcopal Church Leadership Orlando Class of 1988 University of Central Florida College of Health & Public Affairs Dean¹s Advisory Council 2000-2006 University of Central Florida Foundation Board of Trustees 2003-2006 Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery ORLANDO HEALTH from 1995 to present
- Medical Doctor and on staff at Orlando's premier hospitals
- Chairman of plastic surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center
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