Dr. Stephanie Koonce

Dr. Stephanie Koonce is a renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who provides an elevated bespoke patient experience. She brings more than a decade of expertise and rigorous training in facial aesthetics, body contouring, aesthetic breast surgery, and complex reconstructive surgery to her patients’ care.

Following Dr. Koonce’s completion with distinction of her General Surgery training at the Mayo Clinic, she was selected for the competitive Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and honed her operative skills with leaders in the aesthetic field in the innovating milieu of South Florida. This multi-faceted scope of expertise empowers her to create stunning patient transformations, making her a sought-after professional in her field.

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Dr. Koonce's Educational Background

Dr. Koonce has designed and conducted numerous research projects, publishing over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and frequently presenting nationally and internationally to her peers and colleagues at medical conferences and as an invited guest lecturer. She believes that education is lifelong and actively participates in continued training and collaboration with her colleagues.

Dr. Koonce is double board-certified, holding the prestigious certifications of the American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). Certification by the ABS and ABPS demonstrates a surgeon's commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and quality patient care. Since 1937, 10,275 surgeons have attained the benchmark ABPS Board Certification with approximately 7,644 in active practice as of January 2023. Dr. Koonce is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and many other professional institutions.

Dr. Koonce’s philosophy centers on achieving refined results tailored to each patient’s desires and lifestyle.

A Signature Approach to Head and Neck Rejuvenation

One of Dr. Koonce's areas of expertise lies in the head and neck, and she regularly employs her extensive cosmetic and reconstructive experience to provide customized aesthetic approaches.

Her training with renowned experts in face and neck lift techniques in Miami and South Florida has allowed her to develop an extensive repertoire of treatment options for her patients.

She utilizes her signature methods, including specialized incisions, refined closure methods, shortened recovery options, and minimally invasive approaches, to create personalized treatment plans that address each patient's specific anatomy and desires. Dr. Koonce wields her skills to achieve natural-looking results and avoid creating an overdone appearance in her patients, revealing a more youthful and rejuvenated version of themselves.

Your Ideal Silhouette

When discussing the breast, Dr. Koonce understands that it is a nuanced question, not a one-size-fits-most operation. She prioritizes patient communication, carefully listening to each patient’s aesthetic desires and goals before conducting a careful examination. Dr. Koonce believes in educating her patients and discussing all available options, ensuring they make informed decisions that align with their desires and needs. Her goal is to provide each patient with their optimal outcome, whether it involves breast augmentation, a breast lift, a breast reduction, fat grafting, or a combination of techniques.

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Mommy Makeovers and Daddy Do-Overs: Expert Precision and Unparalleled Safety

Dr. Koonce's exceptional skill set extends to her specialization in Mommy Makeovers and “Daddy Do-Overs,” a comprehensive range of operations customized to each patient's personal goals.

These typically include breast or chest and abdominal surgery, but a bespoke operative and non-operative treatment plan is developed for each patient. By utilizing the latest aesthetic techniques, she delivers outstanding and safe results.

Safety and patient satisfaction are paramount to Dr. Koonce. She continually follows the most up-to-date safety recommendations, including utilizing direct ultrasound guidance for gluteal fat transfer (also known as Brazilian Butt Lifts or BBLs) as well as chest masculinization.

Dr. Koonce also developed an "auto-augmentation" breast technique with her colleagues in Florida, which she has refined, allowing select patients to avoid the need for an implant. 

Liposuction may be done alone or in combination with abdominoplasty. Dr. Koonce employs S.A.F.E. liposuction, a technique used to minimize contour deformities and reduce the risk of complications. Additionally, she incorporates a multi-modality enhanced recovery pathway, which helps to alleviate postoperative pain and minimize the need for narcotic pain medication. Dr. Koonce is also well-versed in high-definition liposuction, ensuring precise and beautifully contoured outcomes.

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Dr. Koonce's Passion for Transformation

Dr. Koonce finds one of the most rewarding things about her practice is helping restore a patient’s self-confidence.  The end goals are wide-ranging: getting back a pre-baby body; toning up a “dad bod”; rewinding the clock with facial procedures; reconstructing a breast, skin, or head and neck cancer defect; gender affirmation; or the next step in a weight loss journey.

Dr. Koonce feels strongly that plastic surgery is not about vanity. She believes it is about restoring and refining form so patients feel confident about what they see in the mirror. Witnessing the transformative results on the operating table and in the following months brings her great joy. Dr. Koonce understands the revitalizing power of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and she strives to refine and enhance her patients' existing beauty, helping them look and feel their best.

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Refining Beauty

Dr. Koonce values her practice and patients deeply and is honored to be a part of her patients’ journey toward feeling confident, empowered, and happy in their own skin.

Her results are natural and effortless, appearing elegant and never contrived or overdone. Her goal is for her patients to look like themselves, refined and enhanced.

What sets Dr. Koonce apart is the perfect combination of European and American sensibilities, customized patient goals, effective communication, and a dedicated, warm, and approachable staff. With world-class training at the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic and having honed her skills in Miami and Europe, Dr. Koonce's expertise and commitment to excellence ensure that her patients receive the highest level of care and achieve exceptional results.

Join Dr. Stephanie Koonce on your journey of transformation. Experience the art of plastic surgery elevated to new heights.

Schedule your consultation today and unlock a new level of radiance with a trusted expert in sophisticated and modern plastic surgery.

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