Raised in the Detroit area and a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Pravin Puri, M.D., is a double board-certified plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon, and an assistant professor of plastic surgery at the Oakland University School of Medicine.
During his general surgery residency, Dr. Puri realized his interest in the creative and restorative process of reconstruction, and became certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He limits his current private practice in Troy to plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery.
“Since I do both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, I truly believe that doing reconstruction makes a better cosmetic surgeon, and doing cosmetics makes a better reconstructive surgeon,” says Dr. Puri, who trained with many of the most renowned cosmetic surgeons in the country while at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.
In private practice for more than 18 years, Dr. Puri is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Although he finished his formal training almost two decades ago, Dr. Puri is committed to lifelong learning and participates in the Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery Program sponsored by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has been voted as an Hour Detroit Top Doc in 2015 and 2017.
Dr. Puri performs minor procedures in his office and major ones at his affiliate hospitals, including Beaumont and Crittenton Hospital. He reminds his patients that other doctors may perform procedures in their own surgical facilities, but they may not be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He emphasizes that a doctor approved by his or her peers will have hospital privileges, as he does.
Dr. Puri performs breast surgery including breast augmentation, reduction, lift, post-mastectomy reconstruction, and male breast reduction. He does body-contouring including abdominoplasty, liposuction, and excision of redundant skin after weight loss, as well as facial surgery procedures such as blepharoplasties, otoplasty, and face-lifts. He also performs nonsurgical procedures such as Botox injections and dermal fillers, which he administers himself.