Meet the Staff

G. Eli Howell II, MD, FACS

G. Eli Howell II, MD, was raised in Meridian, MS where his father was an OBGYN.

In 1983, Dr. Howell moved to Hattiesburg where he was the only plastic surgeon between the capitol and the coast for eleven years. After working alone for eighteen years, he moved to Tuscaloosa to become part of a 3-doctor practice. When Dr. Howell heard that Dr. Songcharoen was in practice by himself, Dr Howell joined Dr. Songcharoen and returned to Mississippi.

Dr. Howell strives to treat each patient like he would want his family treated and enjoys spending time talking with each of his patients.

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W. Dotie Jackson, MD

William Dotie Jackson, MD, a native Mississippian, joined Mississippi Premier Plastic Surgery in October 2010.

Dr. Jackson is committed to the care of his patients in all stages of surgical planning, from individualized pre-operative surgical planning, intraoperative attention to detail, and complete post-operative care. He enjoys educating his patients and the community on the various facet of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by participating in community events and health fairs.

Dr. Jackson’s hospital affiliations include St. Dominic’s Hospital, River Oaks Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and Crossgates River Oaks Hospital.

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Emile A Picarella, Jr., MD

A transplant from New Orleans, joined Mississippi Premier Plastic Surgery July 2013. Dr. Picarella completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery training at University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served as chief administrative resident, an esteemed position among his colleagues.

Dr. Picarella chose Plastic Surgery because he is committed to patient- centered care, and he did not want his practice to be limited by his training. His daily mission is elite, innovative operative technique delivered by a compassionate surgeon focused exclusively on obtaining the best outcome for his patients. Dr. Picarella is talented in all facets of plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, complex reconstruction, breast reconstruction, as well as massive weight loss reconstruction.

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Somprasong Songcharoen, MD, FACS

Somprasong Songcharoen, MD, is one of plastic surgery’s highly respected and admired surgeons. His specialties are plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, head and neck surgery, and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Songcharoen’s hospital affiliations include St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital, River Oaks Hospital, Woman’s Hospital at River Oaks, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Veterans Administration Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, and HealthSouth Surgicare of Jackson.

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Erica Hutcheson Bass, MD

Dr. Bass joined Premier Plastic Surgery in the fall of 2016 and is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who performs a wide variety of cosmetic operations including facial rejuvenation, body and breast contouring, and offers less invasive techniques as well, including Botox, fillers, and laser resurfacing. She also has an interest in surgery for skin cancer as well as breast reconstruction, craniofacial reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, and hand surgery.

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