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Dr. Douglas Hargrave

Douglas Hargrave, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of specialized training and experience in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. His patients benefit from the great wisdom and skill he has achieved as a plastic surgeon for more than 20 years. While there are many plastic surgeons in Albany, NY and throughout the Capital District, Dr. Hargrave is known for his consistently attractive results and genuine caring nature.

If you are looking for an exceptional plastic surgeon, visit Dr. Hargrave in Albany, New York. Request a free cosmetic consultation using his online form or call (518) 438-0505.

Distinguished Qualifications

In addition to completing the rigorous education and training listed below, Dr. Hargrave continues to advance his knowledge base in his field by attending professional conferences and seminars.

  • Undergraduate Degree: University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Medical Degree: East Tennessee State University Medical School, Johnson City, TN
  • General Surgery Residency: Millard Fillmore Hospital, Buffalo, NY
  • Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Harvard University's Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

For more information about Dr. Hargrave's credentials, view his CV.

Plastic surgery demands a combination of creative thinking and technical proficiency. Where much of medicine has become formulaic, this field of surgery requires both artistic sense and attention to detail. These qualities are some of my natural aptitudes.
— Dr. Hargrave

Professional Affiliations

Having exceeded the requirements to become a plastic surgeon, Dr. Hargrave has earned membership in many prestigious medical societies, both local and national, including the following:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Albany Medical Society
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Society of Plastic Surgeons Upstate New York
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Northeast Plastic Surgery Society

Appreciation for Patients as People

In addition to his surgical talent, Dr. Hargrave's success as a plastic surgeon is also due to the fact that he truly cares for people. He enjoys the variety that comes from serving patients of all ages. Moms, new and experienced, visit Dr. Hargrave to restore their bodies and self-esteem through Mommy Makeover surgery. He helps women and men, in middle age and beyond, maintain a youthful look through facelifts, eyelid surgery, and non-surgical treatments. Dr. Hargrave is also gratified by the renewed confidence his patients experience after hair replacement surgery.

My job is most rewarding when I feel that I have helped a patient accomplish his or her desired goal, be it a bariatric surgery patient who needs her skin to fit her new frame better, or a child whose prominent ears make him the brunt of jokes. When I can help a patient get the result that he or she is hoping for, I couldn't ask for a more fulfilling career.
— Dr. Hargrave

Not only does Dr. Hargrave help the patients who visit his office, he shares the wisdom he's gained throughout his career by being a regular contributor to In fact, he has been recognized as one of their Distinguished Members. When you read Dr. Hargrave's testimonials, you will hear even more about his endearing qualities.

Concern for the Underserved

Dr. Hargrave participated in surgical missions to third-world countries, including the Dominican Republic and Haiti, after the 2010 earthquake. He offered his talents to underserved areas by performing corrective surgery of cleft lips and palates, congenital hand deformities, and other birth defects.

Zest for Life

While his professional life is quite full, Dr. Hargrave reserves special time for his family and personal pursuits.

I am most proud of my two daughters and enjoy activities that bring us together as a family such as skiing, hiking, and camping. I have a passion for fly fishing and have indulged in this sport in some interesting and remote corners of the world.
— Dr. Hargrave

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