Dr. Gerard J. Stanley is not what you may expect of a cosmetic surgeon. He won’t tell you to drastically change your appearance or suggest procedures that you don’t need. He shares a philosophy of honesty, integrity and compassion with each patient he welcomes into Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery.
Established in 2012, Sculpt is the vision of Dr. Stanley and the future of cosmetic surgery. As a magna cum laude graduate of Creighton University, Dr. Stanley attended his residency in rural family medicine and surgery at the renowned North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado, where he served as the Chief Resident in his final year.
After completing his initial training, Dr. Stanley served in the National Health Service Corp for four years doing charitable work in low-income and critically underserved areas of the Midwest. Following his service, he spent an additional year training on minimally invasive and contemporary cosmetic surgical procedures.
Once back in Omaha, Sculpt opened its doors in October 2012. It was here he could practice his passion for cosmetic surgery in a way he has always wanted.
“Our focus is on minimally invasive procedures,” Dr. Stanley explains. “We do a lot of the procedures that everybody has heard of, but we do it a little bit differently. None of our patients are asleep. We don’t put them under general anesthesia. Patients cover seemingly quicker. The surgeries are a little bit slower. You can’t go as fast as you want to, but when you go slower you can make it overall better experience for your patient.
“It’s technically very fun surgery and it’s happy,” he adds. “It makes people happy. I think it’s the last bastion of medicine that’s customer service driven. They plan for what they want and they are excited for it when they come in.”
As the winner of The Reader’s Choice Award for Best Cosmetic Surgery Practice, Dr. Stanley was admittedly surprised Sculpt was chosen. He assumed the award was reserved for more established practices in the area.
“It was an absolute honor to win,” he says. “I was completely amazed. It was unexpected and I was just tickled.”
At Sculpt, Dr. Stanley and his team focus on the patient. In fact, they don’t even call them patients, they refer to them as guests. With a full medical spa that includes massage therapists, spray tanning and facials, Sculpt provides a place for men and women to go for all of their needs.
“That was the dream,” he says. “I wanted it to be a place where all types of people could come to be special and it’s become that. Sometimes it’s not the biggest transformations that are the most life changing. Sometimes it’s the unexpected, little things. For some people, it’s about getting their confidence back and for other people, it’s about finding harmony in their lives or helping them feel good after cancer. I feel like I have the best job in the world.”
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