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About Dr. Gentile


Dr. Richard D. Gentile is a distinguished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and teacher and author who is respected internationally for his innovation artistry and technical skills. He founded the Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center in 1987 and serves northern Ohio in his specialized centers in Fairlawn and Boardman Ohio. Prior to entering full time private practice Dr. Gentile served as a Clinical Associate Professor at the Northeast Ohio Medical University and has served on the medical faculty of Case Western Reserve College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Gentile is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He is one of only 31 such dual board-certified surgeons in the state of Ohio. His dual background provides a unique understanding of the complexities involved in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, eyes, and head and neck. Dr. Gentile is a Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has served as an executive officer (Treasurer) for the Academy and its research foundation which is in Alexandria Virginia. Dr. Gentile has also served as a national spokesman for the Academy and participates in most of the educational forums for the Academy having served as a Program Chairman for the Academy’s 2004 Spring Meeting held in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Gentile also serves as an editorial reviewer for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery published by the American Medical Association and the American Society American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He is an active researcher in aesthetic laser technology and frequently invited lecturer at the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) meetings and others worldwide. Dr. Gentile is the creator of “Smartlifting” which is a Scarless Laser Assisted Face and Neck Lift. He first presented this technological advancement in 2008 in Chicago at the annual AAFPRS meeting and has lectured about the advantages of technology assisted Plastic Surgery worldwide . Smartlifting improves surgical results in Facelift surgery by reducing recovery time and increasing skin tightening. He has performed thousands of these technologically advanced procedures in his specialized centers. Smartlifting has given rise to many other non excisional techniques of facial rejuvenation that utilize laser, radiofrequency and plasma technologies.

Dr. Gentile is committed to safety and excellence in outpatient surgery and served as a Director of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. located in Skokie, Illinois for 10 years. He has served on the standards committee and Surveyor Training for AAAHC and has also personally served as a facility accreditation surveyor for the AAAHC. He maintains hospital privileges in multiple outpatient surgery facilities as well as the Cleveland Clinic Akron General.

Dr. Gentile has written, presented both nationally and internationally and published extensively about his specialty. His publications and presentations include medical journal articles as well as book chapters on facial rejuvenation, skin rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. In 2011 Dr. Gentile’s book on Neck Rejuvenation was published as a textbook for Plastic Surgeons and is the only comprehensive textbook on neck rejuvenation in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gentile has served on national expert panels on skin rejuvenation (including non-invasive technology), facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and new technology in Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gentile is a graduate of the Ohio State University after early admission to the University after his junior year of high school. He then completed his medical school education at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his graduate medical education at the world-famous Baylor college of Medicine where he trained in Surgery under Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Dr. Gentile is an active participant in “Face to Face,” a national pro bono program for reconstructive surgery that benefits the local victims of Domestic violence. Dr. Gentile notes that helping the victims of domestic violence is a small gesture of our support of their efforts to rebuild their lives after personal tragedy.

If you live in Northern Ohio you may have seen Dr. Gentile as he is frequently interviewed on network affiliates discussing topics such as aesthetic laser surgery, rhinoplasty, Botox Cosmetic and aesthetic skin care. He is also widely quoted in local, regional and national news publications having been interviewed about Dermal Fillers for an article in the Wall Street Journal. He is also quite active in community matters having served on the Board of Directors of many local charitable organizations. He has also served on the Community Advisory Board of the Junior League of Youngstown and is a past director of Tippecanoe Country Club. Dr Gentile serves on many advisory boards for aesthetic technology device companies and is frequently involved in developing new technologies that improve care in aesthetic procedures.



9th World Congress of Facial Plastic Surgery
February 6-9, 2020
Taipei, Taiwan

Miami Cosmetic Surgery
February Feb 20-22, 2020
Miami, Florida

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Meeting
Feb 27-29, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada

Los Angeles Multi Specialty Cosmetic Academy
March 2020
Beverly Hills, California

Face & Body Surgery Congress, The Royal Society of Medicine
May 15,16 2020
Westminster, London, UK

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting. (Course Director)
September 9-12, 2020
Boston Massachusetts

International Cosmetic Congress
September 16-18, 2020
Cairo Egypt

European Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting
September 17-20, 2020
Lodz, Poland

2nd Annual Global Aesthetics Conference
November 2019
Miami, Florida

AAFPRS Annual Meeting
October 2019
San Diego, California

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery 2019 Annual Meeting
September 2019
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Aesthetic Everything Beauty Expo
August 2019
Beverly Hills, California

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery 2019
June 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

Botti's Best Face
May 24-26, 2019
Lake Garda, Italy

Los Angeles Multi Specialty Cosmetic Academy 2019
March 2019
Beverly Hills, California

Advanced Aesthetics & Cosmetic Dermatology
January 25-27, 2019
Marina Del Rey, California

American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery 2018 Annual Meeting.
October 16- 17, 2018

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery 2018 Annual Meeting.
September 27- 30, 2018
Regensburg, Germany

British Academy of Otolaryngololgy-Head & Neck Surgery
Date: July 4-6, 2018
Place: Manchester Central, England

New Technology Workshops Renuvion for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation;
Dubai, UAE, July 2018 

New Technology Workshops Renuvion for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation  
Kuwait City, Kuwait July 2018  

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery
Date: June 6-10, 2018
Place: Las Vegas, Nevada

South American Plastic Surgery Association
Date: May 10-12, 2018
Place: Bogota, Colombia

New Technology Workshops Renuvion for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation 
Medellin Colombia, May 2018 

Congreso de la SECPF
Date: May 3-5, 2018
Place: Grand Canary Islands

Facial Rejuvenation
Date: April 12-15
Place: Chicago, Illinois

25th State of the Art in Facial Aesthetics
Date: March 1-4, 2018
Place: New Orleans, LA

5th Biennial Caribbean Facial Plastic Surgery Update
Date: February 7-11, 2018
Place: Grand Cayman

IMCAS World Congress 2018
Date: February 1-3, 2018
Place: Paris

AACD LA 2018
Date: January 19-21, 2018

AAFPRS Annual Meeting 2017
Date: October 26-28, 2017
Place: Phoenix, AZ

EAFPS Annual Meeting 2017
Date: September 27-3. 2017
Place: Lisbon, Portugal

24th State-of-the-Art in Facial Aesthetics
Foundation for Facial Aesthetic Surgery
Date: March 23-26, 2017.
Place: New Orleans, LA

Advanced Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dermatology 2017
Date: January 27-29,2017
Place: Marina Del Rey, California
Course Director: Ron Moy

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Annual Meeting
Date: October 6-8, 2016
Place: Nashville, Tennessee

European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting
Date: September 23-25, 2016
Place: London, UK

38th National Congress of the Colombian Association of ORL (ACORL)
May 18-21, 2016
Medellin, Colombia

8th World Congress of Facial Plastic Surgery
May 11-14, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Advanced Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dermatology
January 27-29, 2016
Marina Del Rey, California

4th Biennial Caribbean Facial Plastic Surgery Update
January 20-24, 2016
Barbados, W. I

Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of ORL- Head and Neck Surgery
November 24-28, 2015
Forteleza City, Brazil

5th International Rhinology & Facial Plastic Congress
October 14-16, 2015
Tehran, Iran

AAFPRS Annual Meeting
October 1-3, 2015
Dallas Texas

European Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Annual Meeting
September 24-26, 2015
Cannes, France

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Dermatology
June 10-14, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada

Face Istanbul 2015
May 13-14, 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

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