Meet Dr. Poris

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, FL

Who am I when I kick off the stilettos?


Stephenie Poris

I am a Floridian, born and raised in Satellite Beach near Cape Canaveral. I grew up a competitive cheerleader and figure skater with a love of science and the outdoors. My childhood experiences taught me the values of precision, poise, humility and respect. Becoming a surgeon was a natural choice as these values are the very backbone of training and practice. I pursued my passion and received my Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Florida. While in college, I had the chance to intern in plastic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. It was then I realized I must become a plastic surgeon. I was enthralled by the intricacies and details of their surgeries and enamored by the dissection and surgical outcomes. Like an artist, the human body became the canvas, and the scalpel became a brush. Having my goal in mind, I remained true to my Florida roots and continued my medical education at Florida State University where I graduated and started the long journey through surgical training.

 I spent five incredible years in general surgery residency with some of the nation’s best surgeons at Advent Health in Orlando, Florida. From there, I completed my plastic surgery fellowship at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.  After fellowship, I started my private practice here in Orlando. I am currently the only female owned and operated Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in central Florida! Our practice specializes in elevated, highly compassionate care, where communication and a positive experience are core values.

I look forward to sharing my talent and passion with you all as Orlando’s only female owned and operated plastic surgeon!

Being a Mom & a Surgeon

Thoughts From Your Surgeon

Know who is operating the needle or knife!

The key to good plastic surgery starts with board certification and training. It is so important to know who is behind your needle or knife, and this cannot be over emphasized. Would you let a plastic surgeon deliver your first child? Probably not- so why would you let an OBGYN do liposuction or facelifts- Just because they can, doesn’t mean they should! Know what your surgeon is boarded in. The American Board of Plastic Surgery provides a rigorous certification process for a reason, to keep the public safe!

Keeping your work life balanced

I pride myself on being a busy modern woman, balancing my career and family. But sometimes it’s not easy, and even I have limits. As a mom and plastic surgeon, being pulled in all directions can be exhausting. Remember it is okay and healthy to say ‘No!’, take breaks, get a massage, and keep doing things that keep you balanced.

Advocating for YOUR health

With the consolidation of healthcare into large corporations, it can be difficult navigating through large hospital systems. Remember that even making an appointment can be a challenge and it is easy to fall through the cracks. Don’t be scared to ask questions while advocating for yourself and your loved ones. Be the squeaky wheel to ensure the best care possible!

Trust yourself!

I often get the question during a consultation, “if you were me, what would you do?” I always
answer with the statement, “I am not you, so trust what your gut tells you!”

In life, I find that our intuition or gut is almost always correct. When it comes to making a
surgical decision, it is important to be clear about your goals, and trust yourself and your
decisions. We will be here to safely guide you, but ultimately the choice is always yours!

Dr. Poris' Practice Philosophy

The Stiletto Surgeon Podcast

An educational and fun podcast for all those who aren’t afraid to be stylish and who love plastic surgery! Listen in while we discuss our patient experiences and hot topics in plastic surgery and life.