Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks M.D. †
Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks † received his Medical Degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Following his graduation from medical school, he completed an internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas.
Subsequently, he served in the U.S. Military as a General Medical officer at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Dr. Fairbanks completed his training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which is affiliated with Penn State University. He completed his boards, becoming certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Subsequently, he furthered his training with a fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Dr. Fairbanks has had broad training in Plastic Surgery. He is highly trained in cosmetic surgical procedures, including facial rejuvenation, nasal surgery, eyelid surgery, and lip enlargement. He is also highly trained in abdominoplasty, body contouring after bariatric surgery, liposuction, breast augmentation, and breast reduction. Fat grafting for both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures produces impressive results. His special interest in congenital deformities include surgery of the ear (microtia), prominent ear, cleft lip and palate, as well as cranial vault deformities (craniosynostosis).
In addition to the practice of medicine, Dr. Fairbanks has a life long history of interest in the arts. This has come through his heritage and formal training. He serves as an instructor in a Medical Life Drawing and Sculpture Course, at a national professional society meeting, and continues his artwork to the benefit of his practice. Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks combines art and medicine in the form of Plastic Surgery. He believes that Plastic Surgery is the finest of the fine arts.
Following the completion of his Plastic Surgery and Craniofacial Surgery training, he returned to Salt Lake City, Utah to practice Plastic Surgery. He is the past president of the Utah Plastic Surgery Society and the Salt Lake Surgical Society. Although Dr. Fairbanks is in the private practice of plastic surgery, he has continued his academic interest, and serves as an adjunct asst. professor of surgery at the University of Utah.
Dr. Fairbanks is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. His affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Utah Plastic Surgery Society, Utah Medical Association, Salt Lake Surgical Society, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, and the Reed O. Dingman Society of Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Fairbanks is a fully-trained craniofacial surgeon who has specialized expertise in total ear reconstruction for children born without an ear (microtia), otoplasty or ear pinning surgery, cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, surgery for the cleft lip nasal deformity, of cranial deformities, and other aspects of craniofacial surgery. Dr. Grant A. Fairbanks has developed advanced techniques for performing total ear reconstruction that provide amazing results, which are second to none.
Dr. Grant R. Fairbanks M.D. *
Dr. Grant R. Fairbanks * received his Medical Degree from the University of Utah. He completed training as a General Surgeon at the University of Maryland, and subsequently completed extensive Plastic Surgery specialty training at the University of Michigan. He served a tour of duty as Plastic Surgeon on the U.S. Hospital Ship HOPE in Tunis, Tunisia on the North African coast. He served as Chairman of Plastic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati before returning to Utah to enter private practice. Dr. Fairbanks maintains a Clinical Professorship in Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah where he participates in the teaching program of surgeons in training.
Dr. Fairbanks was the founding President of the Utah State Plastic Surgery Society. He is past President of the Reed O. Dingman Society for Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He served as an officer in the Utah Medical Association and as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dr. Fairbanks served in the U.S. Military as Capt. M.C. in the 144th Evacuation Hospital, Utah National Guard; as Battalion Surgeon in the 110th Artillery, Maryland National Guard; and as Commanding Officer of the 381st General Dispensary, USAR, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Fairbanks combines Art with Medicine in the form of Plastic Surgery. He believes that Plastic Surgery is the finest of the Fine Arts. Dr. Fairbanks comes from an artistic background by both heritage and education. His father, Avard T. Fairbanks, Ph.D., was an internationally renowned sculptor. Throughout his youth Dr. Fairbanks worked in his father's studios, learning the sculpture profession and appreciation of classical sculptural beauty. His own talents were enhanced by studies with many of Utah's most noted artists. From his own artistic accomplishments, the best known is his sculptural recreation of the Eagle for Salt Lake City's famed Eagle Gate. He also created a bronze portrait of Louis P. Gebhardt, M.D., Professor of Microbiology, which is located in the University of Utah Medical Library. The large relief of the Great Seal of the State of Utah behind the Utah Governor's desk is another of his artistic accomplishments. He created the Medal of Honor for the William C. Grabb, M.D. Memorial Lectureship at the University of Michigan. He has painted still life, landscapes, and done medical illustrations; he is an excellent painter of the human figure.
Dr. Fairbanks is accomplished in all areas of Plastic Surgery. In professional circles he is best known for his special experience in dealing with difficult problems of the nose and face. He believes that breathing and appearance are interdependent. His expertise is correcting intranasal airway problems as well as achieving improvement in nasal form. His services are frequently sought by patients who have had unsatisfactory prior nasal surgery He is experienced in restoration of beauty to the torso, including breasts and abdomen, and contouring of the hips, and thighs. Breast enlargement (augmentation), breast lifting (mastopexy), breast reduction, and breast reconstruction are all procedures which Dr. Fairbanks performs with consummate skill. With regard to the aging face, (face lift) Dr. Fairbanks has made many technical innovations to improve on state-of-the-Art techniques whereby patients can expect significant rejuvenation without appearing tight, stretched, or unnatural. He is accomplished as a scholarly writer and lecturer, and has served as a visiting professor for professional groups in the USA and internationally. He teaches a symposium to Plastic Surgeons on Medical Life Drawing and Sculpture in Plastic Surgery at a national professional society meeting.
Dr. Fairbanks is nationally recognized as a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the Reed O. Dingman society of the University of Michigan, The Salt Lake Surgery Society, the Utah State Plastic Surgery Society, and the President's Council Society, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. Dr. Fairbanks is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
Fairbanks Plastic Surgery Center Operation Room
We make every effort to ensure cosmetic surgery is affordable for our patients. For example, to avoid the excessive plastic surgery costs associated with major medical centers, we maintain a full-scale operation room at our surgical center. Backup equipment is available for patient safety, and sedation is provided by an anesthesia specialist.
Dr. Grant R. Fairbanks is the pioneer of office surgical facilities in the state of Utah. Our office surgery safety record has been exemplary for more than 30 years. We invite you to visit our facility and will be happy to give you a tour and answer any questions you may have.
Plastic Surgery Health and Safety
We believe in the traditional ethics for the practice of medicine and make our patients' health and safety our highest priority. Taking care of patients from a health standpoint is paramount; every precaution is taken to minimize risks inherent to surgery.