“Even as child, I remember having an appreciation for people's perspectives, and I think art gives a person an opportunity to express their perspective. Plastic surgery seemed to me the best combination in medicine of the sciences and arts.“
- Dr. Scott Runnels


About Dr. Scott Runnels

Dr. Scott Runnels is a plastic surgeon, with certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and other professional organizations. His private practice is located in Flowood, MS, inside the Metro Jackson area. He has been voted best cosmetic surgeon by readers of the Clarion-Ledger and BoomJackson.

Areas of Specialty

Dr. Runnels’ specialty is aesthetic and cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. He is particularly proud of his breast cancer reconstructive practice, and of helping women treated for breast cancer return to normal lives.

His approach to aesthetic surgery owes its origin to his artistic background. He is a portrait artist, one who has primarily worked with graphite on paper. He is now working with oils and acrylics on canvas. During his medical training, his natural artistic inclination drew him toward plastic surgery. The rigors of medical training and board certification, and his continued interest in the arts, ultimately led him to create a state-of-the-art, aesthetic plastic surgery center in 2005.

Education & Training

An alumni of UMMC and surgically trained at the University of Tennessee Medical School, Dr. Runnels is committed to further refining the art of plastic surgery through both clinical and basic research as well as education. Dr. Runnels is frequently asked to lecture to medical students, nurses, and fellow private practice physicians to help further their understanding of plastic surgery. In addition to educating other medical professionals, he actively participates in nursing updates, women’s workshops and health fairs.

After completing his surgical training, Dr. Runnels returned to his home state of Mississippi, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their children. He is affiliated with Merit Health River Oaks hospital.

  • Medical School: University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson MS

  • Internship: Methodist Hospital at Memphis,UT, Memphis TN

  • Residency: University of Tennessee, Memphis TN

  • Fellowship: University of Tennessee, Memphis TN

Personal Philosophy

In addition to his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Runnels devotes a large amount of his time, energy, and resources to the fight against breast cancer. He is an adamant supporter of breast cancer research and screening programs for disadvantaged women and works towards this goal with the Runnels Foundation, established in 2010.

The Runnels Center has a long-standing team that participates in “Komen Race for the Cure” every year in Jackson. Dr. Runnels has also helped institute, promote, and fund a special automobile license plate for breast cancer awareness in Mississippi.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

  • Allergan Diamond Level Certification: Top 1% of physicians nationwide performing procedures using Allergan products

  • Voted the Clarion-Ledger’s Best Cosmetic or Plastic Surgeon for 2015 & 2016

  • Voted BoomJackson’s Best Cosmetic Surgeon for 2016

  • Served on Allergan Advisory Board

Dr. Runnels In The News

  • “Runnels Participates in Breast Implant Clinical Trial”, press release

  • “Dedication To A Cure” SocialSouth, Sept/Oct 2016 issue, page 46-47

  • “Getting Your SKIN Event Ready” InspirationMS, from June 9, 2014

  • “A Life Changing Experience” Northside Sun, from May 1, 2011

  • “Breast Recovery & Reconstruction: Q & A with Dr. Scott Runnels” Metro Christian Living, Oct. 2010 issue, page 19


Runnels and North Outpatient Plastic Surgery Center & Runnels SKIN the Spa, of Jackson Mississippi offers the latest in plastic surgery techniques by Dr. Scott Runnels and Dr. William North, board certified surgeons. Surgical procedures include body contouring, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation and reconstruction with Natrelle breast implants, facial enhancements, and cosmetic fillers such as Botox, Juvéderm, Vollure XC, and Kybella. SKIN the Spa offers custom facials, chemical peels, HydraFacial MD, SkinPen Precision microneedling, Cutera laser treatments, and eyebrow microblading performed by our licensed aestheticians. The Spa also features a wide array of Medical Grade Anti-Aging Skincare products.


Monday - Thursday:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM


1055 River Oaks Blvd
Flowood, MS 39232
601.939.9778 (phone)
601.939.9416 (fax)


1055 River Oaks Blvd
Flowood, MS 39232
601.939.2457 (phone)
601.939.9416 (fax)


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*NOTE: Individual results may vary. Patient testimonials are provided as examples of some patients results and experience, however, all patients are unique and these examples are not meant to present or to imply that any one patient’s results can be expected by another patient.