As a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest association of plastic surgeons in the U.S., an examiner for and a past Director of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a clinical investigator for over eight years for the Allergan Natrelle 410 "gummy bear" breast implant, Dr. Erhardt has dedicated his life to serving both his patients and the specialty of plastic surgery.
"Choosing to have plastic surgery, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, is an important personal decision," Dr. Erhardt says. "Choosing the right plastic surgeon is equally as important. And while I believe that reputation and experience are important things to consider, patients deserve and should expect more."
Expect more. Your plastic surgeon should:
- Listen: Your surgeon should truly hear what you're saying and understand what you desire.
- Evaluate: Your surgeon should analyze and help you establish goals that you can both agree upon.
- Explain: Your surgeon should talk in layperson's terms, and explain not only what can be done, but how it will be done and everything else about the surgical experience – including risks and alternatives.
- Take Time: To properly do all of the above takes time.
"In our office, we take the time to listen, understand, and create a personal experience that would be what we would want to have if we were on the "other side." In other words, we never forget how truly personal the decision to have plastic surgery is," concludes Dr. Erhardt.
Learn more about the vast array of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures offered at Dr. Erhardt's Albany, Georgia, office. We invite you to explore our website and find the information to answer your questions about plastic surgery and the many services we provide.
"Thanks so much for everything. I truly love all of you. You have made me feel like family."
"Bought two new swimsuits this afternoon in Nassau, and do they look "Fantastic" - Thanks for everything. You're a great team."
"Thank you! Your expertise, kindness, and sensitivity have been a blessing. I appreciate all of you - Your bedside manner combined with your skill is refreshing - God Bless."
"Dr. Erhardt & Staff -
Thanks for a wonderful new look and surgical experience. I greatly appreciate the quality of pre & post operative care I have received along with the comfort and sincerity you all provide."
"Dr. Erhardt, Terry, Tracy, Christina, Brandi, Susan and Carolyn: There aren't enough words to thank all of you for all that you've done for me! It's been one year since my abdominoplasty. To say that the surgery has changed me is a understatement. Before the surgery, I was uncomfortable in my clothes. Despite losing so much weight, I had to stay covered because of my excess skin. Now I'm proud of my body and the accomplishment of the weight loss. I can finally feel confident when I leave the house. Thank you, Dr. Erhardt for helping find the confidence to hold my head up and be comfortable in my own skin. The entire staff in your office went above and beyond to make me feel important. I cannot say enough great things about all of you. You are an incredible group of people. I feel very blessed to have been your patient. Thank you to all of you for being so kind and compassionate! Thank you Dr. Erhardt for doing such a beautiful job! For the first time in my life I wore a bathing suit and felt confident! I didn't hide behind a towel or big shirt!"
"Everyone there was very nice & explained everything. I feel more confident about myself."
"The brochures were very easy to read and understand. The letters were great and very personable. Everyone in the office was so nice & considerate. They treated me as if I was their only patient. Excellent service!"
"Everyone made me feel comfortable, especially with this being my first surgery. Ya'll are friendly nice people."
"I am 60 years old and this was the best experience I have had in a doctor's office."
"I have been very unhappy with my breasts my entire life and never knew the result would be as wonderful as it is. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Dr. Erhardt and staff."
"Liked the professional manner of Dr. Erhardt & staff...was very impressed with the informative material."
"I will be Dr. Erhardt's poster child. I love my boobs!"
"Everyone was so nice that it made coming to the office a pleasure!"
"I was scared to death! Thank you all for making it easier!"
"Ya'll are the best!"
Our facility is located at 506 Fourth Avenue, Albany, GA 31701. View our facility photo slideshow and take a virtual tour through our Albany plastic surgery practice.
Dr. Erhardt, a leader in the field of plastic surgery, is highly qualified, trained in many plastic surgery specialties, and well-known to both the surgical community and the general public. You will see from his biography several qualifications to look for in a plastic surgeon, including board certification in plastic surgery.
Our patients frequently comment about "the personal and caring nature" of our staff. Each member of our office staff is a highly qualified individual with not only plastic surgery knowledge and experience, but also a desire and goal to deliver the best care and services to all of our patients.