Dr. Lionel D. Meadows, FAACS | American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery | Meadows Surgical Arts


During your visit with Meadows Surgical Arts, you might meet a physician who is completing a training fellowship in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Meadows has completed fellowship training in the art of cosmetic surgery. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has awarded Meadows Surgical Arts with the honor of training other physicians in our Commerce and Buford locations. These physicians have completed rigorous residency programs in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, ear/nose/throat surgery, or oral maxillofacial surgery, and have pursued further training in cosmetic surgery. Fellows undergo a one-year, intense training program under Dr. Meadows and will be directly involved in your care.


We invite you to apply to the General Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship with Meadows Surgical Arts. This program includes direct involvement in over 750 surgical procedures over the one-year course. The fellowship covers all aspects of cosmetic surgery including breast, major body contouring, liposuction, varicose vein surgery, and major facial cosmetic surgery procedures.

Fellows are involved with all aspects of a cosmetic surgery practice. Working closely with our physicians, office administrators, and marketing director, fellows will be equipped with the knowledge to start their own practice. Fellows are directly involved with patient care including: consultation, pre-op, marking, surgery, post-operative follow up, treatment of complications, and practice management. Daily instruction and teaching with most patients is paramount to our program. Typical case log will exceed 750 operative cases per year in our AAAHC-accredited surgical center. Oral questioning and instruction are given throughout the year. A reading list and written guidelines will be sent to the fellow who accepts the position.

Meadows Surgical Arts has two locations in Commerce, GA and Buford, GA. Our ambulatory surgery center and main office is a large AAAHC-accredited facility in Commerce, GA. Fellows have an office with access to an extensive library, a full-time physician on site, and access to ancillary faculty nearby.

A $30,000 per year stipend is offered, as well as an additional malpractice stipend up to $5,000. Fellows will be sent to one annual facial plastics conference. One fellow is taken per year.


Fellows must qualify per the AACS fellowship guidelines, and must be able to obtain an unrestricted Georgia medical license and obtain personal malpractice insurance through Medical Protective’s program designed for AACS fellows.

For more information on the AACS Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program, guidelines, and applications, please visit the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery here. For more information regarding the AACS Fellowship Program at Meadows Surgical Arts, please contact our main office at (706) 335-3555. All those interested in applying may fax their completed application, CV, current photo, and three professional letters of recommendation to our main office at (706) 336-8122. 




Meadows Surgical Arts is proud to welcome Dr. Prem Patel as the cosmetic surgery fellow for 2019-2020.  He is a dual-degreed physician receiving both his medical and dental degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  After completing his general surgery internship at the University of Pennsylvania, he continued there to finish his maxillofacial surgery residency in 2016.  He joins us after practicing in Chicago but promises he did not bring any cold weather; rather he brought his wife, son, and puppy.  Dr. Prem will be a great addition to our surgical family. 


Meadows Surgical Arts is excited to welcome an additional cosmetic surgery fellow for 2020 - Dr. Zach Willis. Originally from Iowa, Dr. Willis is a Board Certified General Surgeon who completed his internship and Residency training at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his undergrad degree in Kinesiology and Health at Iowa State University. Having recently moved to Georgia, he enjoys exploring the area with his partner and 3 dogs. When he's not working, Dr. Willis loves traveling, going on cruises, scuba diving, and any outdoor activities. If you see him in the office, please help us give Dr. Willis a warm welcome to the area and the Meadows Surgical Arts team! 




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Commerce, GA 30529

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