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An Angel Disguised as a Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Cliff Cannon is not like any other doctor that I have ever encountered, and I have met quite a few doctors in my short life span, of 25 years.
Of course this doesn’t make me an expert, but I only want to express my gratitude for having such a nice experience through all my worry and all my pain. Dr. Cannon enjoys being there for his patients. He even gives them his own cell phone number to keep in touch with him at all times, but he also makes it a point to check in with you every week to make sure your progress is not only healing well, but healing beautifully.
On December 03, 2012 I was in a car wreck.
Thanks to the big man upstairs the only injury I sustained was the shattering of my heel bone. The driver crank shaft came up through the floor board and as a result my heel bone punctured through my skin leaving a pretty bad gash.
It was a 50/50 chance of whether or not I would be able to keep my foot, due to so many factors playing in the outcome. Either the wound could get infection, or the metal from a fixature placed on my foot could infect my bone marrow, or there would not be enough skin left over to cover the wound so that the procedure to reconstruct my heel could begin.
The skin, that was the major factor for a long time in my foot's well-being, because nothing else could be done until it was healed.
This is where Dr. Cliff Cannon came into the picture.
After two surgeries to place stem cells down on my wound and one for a skin graph, Dr. Cannon has made it possible for me to continue on to the next step of finally reconstructing my heel. He saved the skin that is needed to cover my foot and made my foot look normal again. Everyone wants to look like they did before the accident, or the cancer, and even better after the cosmetic surgery to fix something about yourself that you personally want fixed, and Dr. Cannon did that for me.
Dr. Cannon is a fellowship-trained cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon who has decided to stay in his hometown of Savannah, Georgia. Along with the boat loads of achievements that Dr. Cannon has encountered in the medical field, he has also performed the first successful DIEP flap breast reconstruction in both of the Savannah, Georgia major hospital systems known as St. Joseph’s/Candler and Memorial University Medical Center.
Dr. Cannon has earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree from Georgia Southern University, attended medical school at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, completed a categorical five-year residency in General Surgery at the (Mercer) Medical Center of Central Georgia, training in Plastic Surgery at the Tulane University School of Medicine, and has had his research published in both Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Annals of Plastic Surgery.
With every visit, surgery, and one-on-one dialogue, I have felt that my well-being has always been number one. Dr. Cannon is not in his practice entirely for the money, but he is genuinely and entirely in it for the patient 100%.
I know this because of my own personal experience.
"We privilege health before beauty, and beauty as a means to healing the spirit." -Dr. Cliff Cannon
Cannon Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
5205 Frederick Street
Savannah, Georgia 31405
Written by: Amber Dyson