Dr. Clevens is the Brevard’s award-winning Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon between Stuart, St. Augustine and Orlando.
Trust and confidence form the foundation of the patient-physician relationship. Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, Brevard’s Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon brings Ivy League training and a delicate touch to each of his patients. He is recognized by both former patients and colleagues for his meticulous attention to detail and his artistic sense of balance and harmony.
Dr. Clevens is a fellowship-trained facial plastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon. A noted educator, author, lecturer and innovator in the field of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Clevens completed his undergraduate training at Yale, and medical school and internship at Harvard.
Dr. Ross Clevens remains on the leading edge of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery through his active and past involvement with:
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
- International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons
- Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery
- Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
- National Board of Medical Examiners
- American College of Surgeons
- Brevard County Medical Society
Prior to settling in Central Florida, Dr. Clevens completed his residency and advanced fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan medical school, where he also served as Chief Resident and as a member of the Facial Plastic Surgery faculty. Recognizing the social value of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Clevens firmly believes that his gift should be utilized to help women who have been disfigured at the hands of others. He participates in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Domestic Violence Project, offering pro bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence and trauma. Dr. Clevens has also founded Face of Change, a 501c3 charitable entity that brings medical care and delivers food to needy children in developing nations.
Trained at Yale, Harvard
Your surgeon’s certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery means that:
- You have found a “board certified facial plastic surgeon” specializing in plastic surgery of the face, neck, eyes and nose.
- Your surgeon has met the rigorous standards of the ABFPRS (American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery).
THE ABFPRS CREDENTIAL SIGNIFIES THAT YOUR SURGEON:
- Has completed an approved residency after medical school in one of two surgical specialties focusing on facial plastic surgery (otolaryngology-head and neck surgery or plastic surgery)
- Is double board certified, having earned prior certification in one of those specialties through the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada
- Has successfully completed a rigorous two-day examination
- Has submitted for peer-review an acceptable record of at least two years’ clinical experience, including operative reports of a minimum 100 facial plastic surgeries; and
- Holds proper licensure and subscribes to the ABFPRS Code of Ethics.
BOARD CERTIFICATION IS JUST THE BEGINNING
A patient choosing a surgeon for plastic surgery must take the responsibility for asking questions and choosing the right surgeon. Ask the surgeon for names of patients who have had the surgery you have in mind and who have given the surgeon permission to provide their names to prospective patients. Check those patients’ experience. Make sure the surgeon you choose is one you can relate to and who answers your questions. Also, not every surgeon performs every plastic surgery procedure. Some focus on specific procedures. Make sure your surgeon is experienced in the procedure you want and regularly performs that procedure. No medical or surgical certification board, including the ABFPRS, guarantees competency or results.
ABOUT THE ABFPRS
Established in 1986 to improve the quality of medical and surgical treatment available to the public, the ABFPRS has set standards for training and practice of facial plastic surgery and determines which candidates meet these standards through a rigorous program of examination and certification.
The ABFPRS has been found equivalent to primary boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties in every state that has set standards for such equivalence. Although not a primary ABMS board itself, the ABFPRS requires prior certification by one of the two ABMS boards that examine for expertise in facial plastic surgery (the American Board of Otolaryngology or the American Board of Plastic Surgery) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada .
The ABFPRS is officially sponsored by national specialty societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Rhinologic Society, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-together with numerous state and local specialty societies.
Headquartered in permanent offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and managed by a full-time staff, the ABFPRS is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors that includes faculty members from many of the most esteemed medical schools in North America .
VERIFICATION OF CERTIFICATION
To verify your surgeon’s ABFPRS certification, contact the Board office.
Questions & Answers
Are you a facial plastic surgery specialist?
Dr. Clevens brings fifteen years of experience concentrating solely on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, nose, face and neck. Dr. Clevens is a highly specialized, fellowship-trained, and double board certified facial plastic surgeon. He has over 15 years of experience with modern techniques of cosmetic facial plastic surgery, including eyelid and facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and laser surgery. He is the only fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Brevard County.
Discuss your board certification?
Dr. Clevens is ‘double’ board certified. Dr. Clevens is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and by the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery. The ABFPRS is a nationally recognized certifying board for surgeons specializing in plastic surgery of the face and neck. In Dr. Clevens, you have found a “board certified facial plastic surgeon.” As a leader in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Clevens serves on the committee that writes and administers the facial plastic surgery board examination. Be certain that you trust your face to a specialist.
Where did you complete your training?
Dr. Clevens graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Clevens completed both his residency in head and neck surgery and an advanced fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Michigan. During medical school, Dr. Clevens also earned a degree in management from Harvard.Dr. Clevens is the only fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Brevard County and in all of East Coast Central Florida.
Are you at the national forefront of your field?
Dr. Clevens is President of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has been the course director of the national “Aging Face” course presented by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). Dr. Clevens is widely published with numerous journal articles, book chapters, lectures to national audiences and television appearances. Dr. Clevens is also active on national steering committees guiding both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS).
How may facial plastic surgery cases have you performed and how many do you perform each year?
Dr. Clevens is a specialist limiting his practice 100% to the eyelids, nose, face and neck. He has performed over 10,000 operations in the face, eyes, head and neck and performs about one thousand such procedures each and every year. We proudly invite you to review albums of his ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs.
How can I tell what I will look like after surgery?
Dr. Clevens offers state of the art computer video imaging that might help you visualize your post-surgery results.
Where will the surgery be performed?
Dr. Clevens performs all of his procedures in a private, fully accredited and sophisticated outpatient surgery center. The center is staffed by board certified physician anesthesiologists. Each surgery center is state licensed and accredited by JCAHO or AAAHC, the most stringent organizations that certify outpatient surgical facilities. Dr. Clevens also has full privileges at area hospitals and surgery centers; he will help you select the place that is most appropriate for you.
Choose Dr. Ross Clevens
Learn why you should choose Dr. Clevens as your Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Voted Best of Brevard
Brevard’s Only Board Certified Specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Ivy League trained at Yale, Harvard, and Michigan
“One of America’s Top Doctors” according to the Castle-Connolly guide to America’s Top Doctors
Past President, Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons
“One of America’s Top Physicians” according to Consumers’ Research Council of America
Voted “Best of Brevard” by the readers of Gannett’s Florida Today newspaper
One of America’s “100 Most Experienced Botox Physicians”
Noted Lecturer, Teacher and Director of national plastic surgery training courses
National Education Faculty for Juvederm
Consultant, Palomar Laser and Rhytec Portrait Skin Resurfacing
National Training Center for Radiesse
National Educator for Sculptra
National Training Center for Botox
Recent national and international speaking engagements in China, Vietnam, Tanzania, Las, Vegas, San Diego, New York, Boca Raton, Vail, San Francisco, Toronto, Newport Beach, Washington DC, Orlando, Hollywood, Scottsdale, Tampa, and Los Angeles
Leadership positions with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
National Educational Faculty, Allergan
Medical Education Faculty, Radiesse, Bioform
Advanced Fellowship in Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Past Chief of Staff, Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne, FL
Past President-Elect, Brevard County Medical Society
Past President, Sheridan Surgery Center Melbourne, FL
Pro Bono participant in the Domestic Violence Project of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Consultant to numerous medical device manufacturers including Harvest Technologies, Platelet Gel Procurement Systems, Biomet, Rhytec and Johnson & Johnson
Past Surgical Section Chief, Secretary and Treasurer, Wuesthoff Medical Center, Melbourne, FL