meet your plastic surgeon
J. Charles Finn, MD
As one of the nation’s leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, Dr. Finn has been serving patients and providing patients with exceptional care for over 25 years.
Dr. Finn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University and was elected to the Alpha Honor Society while at medical school at Case Western Reserve University. He completed a six-year residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where he received the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Research Award for his study in wound healing. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He was awarded the Jack Anderson Award for Academic Excellence 1998.
Areas of Speciality
Dr. Finn specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures such as facelift, endoscopic browlift, and the reconstruction of facial defects from skin cancer. His double board certification makes him uniquely qualified in cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty. Dr. Finn has been a speaker at multiple national meetings and is often interviewed to give his expert opinion on cosmetic procedures. He also has educated countless injectors on proper skill and technique. He has published several book chapters and peer reviewed articles including a chapter in the online textbook Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.
Teaching & Philosophy
Dr. Finn believes in giving back. Dr. Finn frequently teaches his peers at both local and national venues, in large lectures and small groups. He previously volunteered as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Duke University. For the last few years he has served for week long medical missions around the world including Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and China. For over a decade he has offered pro-bono services to victims of domestic abuse through the Face-to-Face program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Finn served as a chairman of the Face-to-Face committee and of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
“Understanding natural human proportion helps me to create a natural-appearing result with both injectables and surgery.”
Artist & Surgeon
Charles Finn is more than a plastic surgeon — he is an artist. He is an accomplished sculptor, and his original works and photographs decorate the Finn Plastic Surgery office. In the past, he served on the board of directors of Liberty Arts Foundry in Durham, and he is a frequent patron of the fine arts in the Triangle area. Dr. Finn has been practicing his art for many years; he often focuses his sculpting artwork on and related to the human face.