Dr. Bryan Gawley has become one of Arizona’s most sought-after plastic surgeons, spearheading his practice growth based on extensive credentials, cutting-edge training and experience, and a compassionate bedside manner. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Gawley has created a full spectrum practice that includes, Gawley Plastic Surgery, North Scottsdale Outpatient Surgery Center, and his clinical skin spa–MDSkin® Lounge and MDSkin Bar. He is the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and has been voted “Top Doctor” by his peers for over ten years.
Dr. Gawley is most proud of his reputation for outstanding patient outcomes combined with his exceptional level of customer service. He also stands out from other surgeons through his true passion to make an impact in others’ lives.
“I am not afraid to be myself,” he explains. “And I am confident but humble, driven but embrace life outside work, and I try to lead by example. Although I am passionate about being a physician and a plastic surgeon, I am motivated by making a difference in the lives of others; my patients, my co-workers and team, and my family. I strive to have an impact on the lives of others, and more than anything, I hope this is my legacy.”
Dr. Gawley moved to Arizona in 1986 and attended junior high and high school in Mesa, Arizona. He then attended the University of Arizona for undergraduate studies and medical school. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from 2000-2005, and returned to Scottsdale that summer to start his plastic surgery practice.
Contrary to many doctors, Dr. Gawley did not always know that he wanted to go into cosmetic and plastic surgery. After deciding to attend medical school in lieu of an offer to work for Merck as a pharmaceutical sales rep, he quickly knew that he enjoyed surgery. He gravitated towards plastic surgery as it fit his personality and required a passion for anatomy, problem-solving, and artistry. Plastic surgery and aesthetics have allowed him to grow his entrepreneurial spirit and business interests as well.
Dr. Gawley has been in practice since 2005, and his true satisfaction is in making a difference in the lives of others.
Gawley’s most recent career success is the opening of MDSkin® Lounge and MDSkin Bar, which celebrated its first anniversary in November 2016. It was developed on Dr. Gawley’s belief that the natural leaders in the skin care and med spa industry should be plastic surgeons and dermatologists, not businesses looking for a profit.
“MDSkin® Lounge and MDSkin Bar is my concept of an elegant and fun location to create an amazing experience,” Gawley explains. “It is the marriage of these concepts: fun location or environment combined with the highest level of training, experience, and safety in the aesthetic business.”
Now, Dr. Gawley and his staff are offering state-of-the-art, non-surgical facial and body contouring procedures such as the Silhouette Lift, Ultherapy and Kybella for facial contouring, and CoolSculpting for body contouring, as well as an extensive menu of options for facial fillers and laser services. Last, but not least, Dr. Gawley believes in educating his patients.
“My vision of excellence includes educating patients on how to achieve and maintain healthy skin,” he says.
While Dr. Gawley has an impressive career built on 13 years of education and training and an artistic eye, it’s his staff that he credits with setting his practice apart from others.
“I am continually amazed at their teamwork and compassion to provide patients with the best possible experience from the first point of contact on the telephone through their last post-operative appointment,” Gawley says.