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Dr. Ellis Tavin joined the Plastic Surgery Group in 2006 after ten years in solo practice in Charlotte, NC. He built his North Carolina practice on the principles of attending to the needs of the individual patient and striving to create natural looking results. Dr. Tavin continues to care for his patients with the individual attention of a solo practitioner enhanced by the added resources of a large group.

Dr. Tavin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology cum laude from Yale University. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. After a general surgery internship at Einstein and Montefiore Hospitals, he completed a four year residency in Otolaryngology (Ear Nose and Throat). This was followed by a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at New York University. Dr. Tavin worked as an assistant clinical professor of Otolaryngology at New York Medical College, before training in Plastic Surgery at the University of Rochester.

Dr. Tavin is board certified in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat). He performs the full range of plastic surgery with special interests in short scar breast lift and breast reduction, body contouring after pregnancy or weight loss, Brazilian butt lift, nose reshaping, and male breast reduction. He does breast reconstruction with a special interest in reconstruction after partial mastectomy (lumpectomy). Dr. Tavin performs breast augmentation using round or shaped implants placed above or below the muscle depending on the individual woman’s goals, breast shape, and size. Augmentation can be combined with breast lift.  In select cases breast enhancement may be done using only the patient’s own fat.

Dr. Tavin was one of 125 doctors invited to present a paper during the scientific session of the 2013 meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in San Diego. The Meeting is attended by thousands of plastic surgeons from the US and other countries.

Dr. Tavin is married to Dr. Ellen Stecker, a pediatrician.  They have three children: a stand-up comic, an accountant, and a medical student.

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"Dr. Tavin was happy to answer all the questions I had and made my very confident in my decision to get a tummy tuck. My only regret is that I didn't have the surgery sooner!"

"Dr. Tavin is very personable and has great credentials. Unlike a lot of other doctors, he took his time to talk and explain things to me. His nurse was really nice."