Dr. Eric G. Halvorson is a plastic surgeon in Asheville who takes pride in developing individualized care plans for each of his patients.
One of the joys of Dr. Halvroson’s work is getting to know his patients and helping them feel comfortable and confident.
While most of his patients know he’s certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the team at Halvorson Plastic Surgery realized many patients might want to know what drives Dr. Halvorson’s passion for plastic surgery.
In the interview below, you’ll learn more about Dr. Halvorson’s background and why he’s so dedicated to helping patients throughout Western North Carolina.
Meet Dr. Eric G. Halvorson
What makes you passionate about plastic surgery?
The ability to improve someone’s quality of life using applied anatomy, surgical techniques, and my hands is incredibly rewarding. I love seeing the results of my work, and plastic surgery almost always involves a visual result.
Whether it’s enhancing beauty through cosmetic surgery or reconstructing a body part affected by cancer or trauma, each procedure is a unique story of transformation for a real person that I get to be a part of.
How would you summarize your practice philosophy?
My practice philosophy is simple. I am a people person, not a salesperson. My approach to plastic surgery is grounded in honesty and an evidence-based methodology. I don’t believe in selling unnecessary procedures. Instead, I focus on providing truthful, data-driven advice.
My practice is about building trust and offering solutions that genuinely benefit my patients, much like I would for my own friends and family.
What does a successful plastic surgery outcome look like to you?
A successful outcome is where both the patient and I, as the surgeon, are happy. It’s about seeing our patients return with renewed self-esteem or a functional concern corrected.
The worst outcome, in my view, is not when both the patient and surgeon are unhappy, but rather when I am pleased with the result and the patient is not. This discrepancy indicates a failure in setting the right expectations, which is crucial in our journey together.
What is your favorite part about being a plastic surgeon in Asheville?
Asheville is a special place, and its people reflect that uniqueness. The positive energy, the genuine friendliness, and the down-to-earth nature of our patients make my work here in Western North Carolina truly enjoyable. Connecting with patients on a personal level and being part of this vibrant community is something I cherish deeply.
How do you stay updated with the latest techniques and technologies in plastic surgery?
My background in academic surgery instilled in me a lifelong commitment to learning. I stay abreast of the latest developments in plastic surgery through continuous education, attending academic conferences, and collaborating with colleagues. This ongoing pursuit of knowledge ensures that I bring the most advanced, evidence-based, and effective techniques to my practice.
What should I expect during my initial consultation?
Your journey with us starts the moment you walk through our doors. You’ll be greeted by our friendly front desk staff, and then one of my dedicated nurses will guide you through the consultation process.
I believe in giving my undivided attention to each patient, free from the distractions of technology. I won’t be staring at a computer screen, I will be looking at YOU. We’ll discuss your goals, review various options, and look at before and after photos to give you realistic expectations of what we can achieve. My practice is designed to allow quality time with each patient, ensuring a treatment plan that aligns with your expectations and desires.
Contact Halvorson Plastic Surgery to Learn More
At Halvorson Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing exceptional care and natural, long-lasting results. Whether you’re considering breast augmentation in Asheville or one of the many other procedures we offer, we invite you to experience the difference of a patient-centered approach to plastic surgery.
Contact us to schedule your consultation and begin a transformative journey that’s uniquely tailored to you.