Matthew Bartow, MD
Dr. Matthew Bartow is a board-eligible plastic surgeon who specializes in all facial procedures, including: minimally invasive techniques, face and neck lifts, brow lifts, rejuvenation of the eyes, as well as facial fillers and laser resurfacing. He truly believes that having a confident physical appearance enables individuals to express themselves in a way that aligns with their true identity and allows for a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Bartow’s drive for excellence stems from his upbringing, where he gained admiration for his father’s work ethic that led them around the country. While his father climbed the corporate ladder in Fortune 100 companies, Dr. Bartow found his passion in making a meaningful impact on the lives of others.
Since childhood, Dr. Bartow has been a disciplined individual. He played lacrosse from the age of twelve and continued playing for the following 15 years, even winning the Florida State High School Championship. He maintains an overall approach to his health through daily exercise and recreational golf, always looking to improve himself and his surgical skills. His patients benefit from his constant pursuit of excellence.
Dr. Bartow’s impressive educational background started with his undergraduate studies at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He developed a fondness for the area, having celebrated spring break in Gulf Shores year after year. He then went on to pursue a Master’s degree at Tulane University, where he played for the lacrosse team and received a Master’s in Science. Dr. Bartow completed his medical school and plastic surgery residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he was even recognized as Resident of the Year during the course of his training.
During his residency, Dr. Bartow was exposed to cosmetic and reconstruction surgeries that fueled his desire to provide a higher quality of life through his surgical skills. He then completed a one-year aesthetics fellowship training in Birmingham, AL, under the tutelage of Dr. Grady Core, a renowned plastic surgeon and inventor of minimally invasive cosmetic surgery techniques.
During his fellowship, Dr. Bartow gained a deeper understanding of the impact personal appearance has on an individual’s psychology. He fondly remembers a rhinoplasty procedure that transformed a thirteen-year-old girl’s appearance, allowing her to become more confident and self-assured, which helped to end years of relentless teasing.
Dr. Bartow was so impressed with Dr. McCollough’s reputation and respect within the industry that he pursued a career at McCollough Plastic Surgery. Sharing a philosophy of gratitude for the privilege of caring for patients and a hard-working attitude, each patient entering McCollough Plastic Surgery receives a fully developed, inclusive plan under the meticulous and precise planning and passion of surgeon who has the utmost respect and fondness for the wellbeing of his patients.
The Gulf Shores area provides Dr. Bartow with comfort and familiarity, making it the perfect place to live and work near the Mobile community he so fondly remembers which helped provide formative and life shaping experiences for him which helped him become the surgeon he is today.
Dr. Bartow’s ultimate goal is to become a world-renowned key opinion leader in plastic surgery, continuing to change lives one procedure and one patient at a time.