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Meet Dr. Robert Shumway

Dr. Shumway

Drawing on his aesthetic talents as an artist and master jeweler, Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS has added a completely new dimension to the field of cosmetic medicine. He has studied at the nation’s finest medical centers and has taught cosmetic surgery techniques at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD. Dr. Shumway performs modern techniques in body shaping for both men and women. Procedures such as liposculpture, abdominoplasty, body tucks, and breast enhancement provide contouring and excellent form to the body. Dr. Shumway evaluates each patient personally and considers techniques that will provide exceptional results with minimal downtime.

A Hand in Healing

As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he stresses the importance of close post-operative care, carefully instructing his patients on how to expedite their own healing and recovery. “There are many helpful techniques and useful products available at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery to accelerate our patients’ healing process and provide them with excellent results.”

A Revolutionary Approach

With the reintroduction of FDA-approved silicone breast implants, Dr. Shumway can provide additional cosmetic options for breast augmentation. “The aesthetic future for breast enhancement is continually expanding”, and as past President of the American Society for Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Dr. Shumway is well-known for providing all approaches to beautification of the breast. Dr. Shumway is an advocate of Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA), a revolutionary approach whereby the implant is inserted through a very small incision inside the navel.

Expertise in Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Shumway is also well-known for his expertise in facial laser rejuvenation. Smoother, tighter, and better-looking skin can be achieved through procedures such as laser resurfacing and customized chemical peels to face, neck, torso, and extremities. Improved texture, tone, and uniformity of the skin pigmentation are the benefits of skin rejuvenation techniques. “These benefits are the icing on the cake, following a cosmetic procedure such as eyelid surgery or brow, face, and neck lifts”.

It is comforting to know that Dr. Shumway will personally guide you in choosing the most appropriate cosmetic procedures to help you achieve your personal aesthetic goals. It’s what Shumway Cosmetic Surgery does best.

Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS is the Director of SHUMWAY COSMETIC SURGERY, located for over two decades on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus in La Jolla, California.

Dr. Shumway is your 2016 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) President & has achieved six medical board certifications. He was originally trained in General & Thoracic Surgery followed by Plastic Surgery and Head & Neck Surgery at Duke University under the James B. Duke Professor & Chairman of the Department of Surgery, David Coston Sabiston, Jr., MD, FACS.

Shumway also published medical research at Duke University, University of Arizona, UCLA and completed three and one half years of two post-residency Surgical Fellowships:

  1. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA via the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  2. General and Comprehensive Cosmetic Surgery at UCSD & Cosmetic Surgery Associates

He is Past-President of both the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (CACS) and the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery (ASCBS). Dr. Shumway is a current Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Foundation (CACSF).

He is a Fellow of the following medical organizations:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Shumway also maintains Membership in the American Medical Association, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging, California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, San Diego County Medical Society, Scripps Memorial Hospitals and he is Faculty for the Mexican Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Shumway is a long-time editor of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery (AJCS) and he is Past-President of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery (ASLS). Dr. Shumway is a renowned AACS Fellowship Director & maintains a premiere AACS Fellowship for extremely well-trained Cosmetic Surgeons.

He also participates in an ABCS Examiner, is published in numerous Cosmetic Surgery textbooks & journals and lectures nationally & internationally while enjoying a very active family of 6 children with his amazing and beautiful Mormon wife, Kathy Duke Shumway, as the Shumway Cosmetic Surgery Practice Manager! Dr. Shuwmay is a long-distance runner & swimmer and he regularly competes in 140.6 mile IRONMAN competitions.

Dr. Robert A. Shumway, M.D., F.A.C.S. is an IronMan! Stay Healthy! 140.6 Miles!

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Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS

  • Diplomate American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Diplomate American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Diplomate American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery)
  • Diplomate American Board of Laser Surgery
  • Diplomate WorldLink Medical – BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy