Edward Farrior

I believe in getting up early and making a strong start to the day.


Dr. Edward Farrior is a plastic surgeon based in Tampa, Florida. He is an expert at facial plastic surgery, helping his patients achieve their ideal look through his advanced techniques. Dr. Farrior is a second-generation plastic surgeon, sharing his expertise with a broad client base in the Tampa area.

Dr. Farrior began his plastic surgery career as a medical student at the University of Virginia. He went on to a residency at the University of Michigan. He is double board-certified by both the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

The doctor contributes his time and money to a number of charitable causes. He received the Physician Humanitarian Award and the Community Service Award from the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is also involved with initiatives supporting victims of domestic violence in the Tampa community and around the United States.

Dr. Farrior is an industry leader, publishing many scholarly articles about his work. His academic papers range from facial plastic surgery issues to otolaryngology.

With his unique combination of cutting-edge plastic surgery techniques and charitable endeavors, Dr. Farrior is an important part of the Tampa medical community. He has quickly become known as one of the best plastic surgeons in Tampa.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

Starting at the very beginning of my career, I had always wanted my own practice. My father, a fellow plastic surgeon, encouraged me to go out on my own and to influence the world of plastic surgery using my skills.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

In the morning, I most often perform procedures for my clients. After making sure that my patients are comfortable and well cared-for, I have a quick lunch. In the afternoon, I spend time taking consultations for future surgeries as well as giving follow-up care to my existing patients. It is so rewarding to see that my patients are happy with my work and feel like they are their best selves. In the evening, I spend time writing academic papers, then I spend time with my family.

How do you bring ideas to life?

Generally, the time when I come up with new ideas is when I am consulting with new patients and planning how to create their ideal look. I enjoy brainstorming for new ideas and plans to make a patient’s dreams come true. I believe that many of my patients consider me to be the best plastic surgeon in Tampa, and I feel the need to meet their high expectations.

What’s one trend that excites you?

I am encouraged by the trend toward “natural-looking” plastic surgery. Rather than the sculpted look of years past, I would like my patients to have a seamless transition to their new look. Often, people won’t even be able to tell that a person has had plastic surgery unless they know them well. Another trend that excites me is the trend toward skin tightening and scar management. Everyone deserves to look their best.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I believe in getting up early and making a strong start to the day. As a physician, I am used to early mornings and late nights, but I don’t stay up as late as I used to when I was a young resident. I believe that getting enough rest makes me a more productive doctor and makes me better able to deal with the challenges of each day.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Plastic surgery can be an option for anyone. It’s true that often I see patients who have no need for my services but instead have deep-rooted dissatisfaction with their looks. My heart goes out to these patients, and I kindly tell them that I can’t do anything for them. Except in these cases, I believe that most people can enjoy the benefits of plastic surgery to feel healthier and more youthful. Caring for my patients brings me the reputation of being one of the best plastic surgeon in Tampa.

Key learnings:

• Plastic surgery can be for anyone.
• Keeping up with current trends keeps a physician’s skill set from stagnating.
• Getting enough rest is paramount to being an effective physician.