Meet Dr. Alan Larsen
Choose your plastic surgeon carefully for the best results. Dr. Alan N. Larsen is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. In preparation for his career in plastic surgery, Dr. Larsen earned his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.
In the pursuit of continued excellence, he moved across the country to begin his 5-year general surgery residency at the University of Florida, Jacksonville campus.
After 4 years as a general surgery resident, Dr. Larsen advanced to chief resident during his fifth year, from 1994 to 1995. Soon after, he was granted admission to the plastic surgery fellowship at Wake Forest University’s Baptist Hospital, one of the country’s most demanding plastic surgery programs. He finished as chief plastic surgery resident in 1997.
After completing his plastic surgery fellowship, Dr. Larsen traveled throughout the country and trained with some of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the country. Finally, he settled in Atlanta and established his cosmetic surgery practice in the prestigious Buckhead district of north Atlanta. Today, Buckhead Plastic Surgery houses 3 distinct options in a single building to better serve its growing patient base. Buckhead Plastic Surgery, LUX Med Spa, and SLIM STUDIO CoolSculpting® work together to fulfill Dr. Larsen’s vision of personalized, whole-body care in a beautiful environment.
For Dr. Larsen, the greatest satisfaction is helping his patients bring out their inner beauty.
Aside from being the proud father of 3 sons, Eric, Andrew, and Anthony; and 2 daughters, Anna and Catherine, one of Dr. Larsen’s greatest passions is downhill skiing. He’s toured internationally at the professional level, competing in both slalom and giant slalom in Europe, Canada, and the United States. At home, his hobbies include reef ecosystems (keeping fancy fish tanks) and photography.
Dr. Larsen is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Prerequisites for board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery include:
- Prior completion of a certified plastic surgery residency.
- Successful completion of the American Board of Plastic Surgery written and oral certifying examinations.
- Documentation of clinical experience in plastic surgery.
- Operating only an approved surgical suite.
1976-1979, California State University (Sacramento, CA)
1983-1986, University of Nevada Reno (Reno, NV)
1986-1990, University of Nevada School of Medicine (Reno, NV)
Intern: July 1990-June 1991, General Surgery, University of Florida Health Sciences Center (Jacksonville, FL)
Resident: July 1991-June 1995, General Surgery, University of Florida, Health Sciences Center (Jacksonville, FL)
1700+ cases as a Plastic Surgery resident
700+ general surgery and trauma cases, senior and chief resident
600+ general surgery cases as a junior resident
Medical Staff Appointments
Northside Hospital: 1998-Present, Atlanta, GA
Southern Regional Medical Center: 2007-present, Riverdale, GA
Institute for Aesthetic Surgery: 2003-present, Atlanta, GA
Certification and Licensure
Medical Licensure: GA # 045278
Board Certification: August 2000, Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery; September 2009, Recertification
Certification: May 1990-present, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), June 1990-present, Basic Life Support (BLS)
University of Nevada: 1987-1988, Dr. Thomas White Scholarship School of Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine: 1987-1988, McCoskey Scholarship
University of Nevada School of Medicine: 1986-1987, Robert J. Hartman/Eugene Kanning Scholarship
Member: Plastic Surgery Multidisciplinary Team, NCBH
Member: L.C.M.E. (Licensing/Accreditation) Committee (University of Nevada School of Medicine)
Member: Curriculum subcommittee to design a pre-clinical course (University of Nevada School of Medicine)
Instructor: Physical Diagnosis Course (University of Nevada)