About Us

Recognized Throughout Knoxville For Natural Results

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates, advanced plastic surgery procedures are performed with the equipment and techniques necessary for your comfort and safety.

Dr. Lazarus performs over 200 major cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in the surgery suite every year. More than 5,000 patients have undergone plastic surgery from all over Tennessee, and beyond, at our Knoxville surgical suite since 1992.

Although no one can offer risk-free plastic surgery, or guarantee a perfect result, it doesn’t stop us from trying. We strive to provide the highest quality plastic surgery in Tennessee with your safety and satisfaction our most significant concerns.

Dr. Lazarus and his entire staff believe that caring concern, delivered with a friendly smile, makes our office a special place for our patients. The fact that we all work so well together, and genuinely care about each other, translates into a positive experience for anyone who visits our practice.

Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus

Dr. Stephen M. Lazarus

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lazarus has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America for his outstanding work in plastic surgery. He has consistently been recognized as a top plastic surgeon in Knoxville, Tennessee, by CityView’s Annual Top Doctors Survey and has been featured in the CityView Spotlight.

With more than 30 years of experience as a plastic surgeon in Knoxville, Dr. Lazarus pursues the highest standards for surgical techniques and quality patient care. For this reason, Dr. Lazarus established the first AAAASF-accredited office-based plastic surgery practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. The QUAD A Global Accreditation Authority (formerly the AAAASF) inspects and evaluates plastic surgery facilities to ensure that they meet the highest standards. Dr. Lazarus has also met the Tennessee requirements to be certified as a Level III office-based surgery facility.


For over 20 years, Dr. Lazarus has performed injectable procedures for his patients. Now, even with his Monday through Friday surgery schedule, he once again personally performs all injectable procedures. Patients appreciate and trust the expertise his training as a plastic surgeon brings to the art of administering injectables. You can be sure that he offers the same attention to detail and concern for patient satisfaction with injectables as he does with surgery.

“AAAASF-accredited facilities must meet stringent national standards for operating safety and quality patient care,” says Dr. Lazarus. “Although a considerable amount of effort and expense go into maintaining an accredited facility, I feel that my patients deserve it.” Dr. Lazarus opened the plastic surgery facility in 1992, where more than 5,000 plastic surgery procedures have been safely performed. He credits his skilled surgical staff in achieving this record for safety and quality care. “Although I have privileges at Knoxville hospitals, my cosmetic surgery patients overwhelmingly choose the privacy and convenience of office surgery,” says Dr. Lazarus.

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) attends and fully monitors every operation Dr. Lazarus performs. With the use of intravenous medications, patients remain comfortably “asleep” throughout the entire procedure, and no anesthetic gases are needed. For additional safety, Dr. Lazarus and his C.R.N.A are ACLS certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).

Advancements in anesthetic and plastic surgery techniques, along with his experience as a plastic surgeon, allow Dr. Lazarus to perform his procedures on an outpatient basis. Patients who return home after surgery must be in good general health and have someone to care for them at home during the initial recovery period.

“The goal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates is to provide outstanding care for our patients with the assurance of safety and quality in all aspects of their plastic surgery experience,” says Dr. Lazarus. It is with this philosophy that he performs every procedure.

Plastic Surgery Affiliations

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1983
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Active Member
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Active Member
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons


Magna Cum Laude – Centenary College of Louisiana
Doctor of Medicine – Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
General Surgery Residency – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Plastic Surgery Residency – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee