NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2015

Dr. Leo R. McCafferty

Plastic Surgeon
580 S. Aiken Avenue, Suite 530, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232
Integrity above all else


After 30 years in practice (25 of them in his hometown of Pittsburgh), board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo R. McCafferty has honed his ability to solve problems quickly and thoroughly. Dr. McCafferty’s interest in plastic surgery began in a lecture hall during his third year of medical school. “The professor showed us a picture of a young boy’s face mauled by a pit bull, followed by a picture of that boy’s face superbly repaired,” says Dr. McCafferty. “I thought, ‘Wow, I would like to do something like that.’ I began to research plastic surgeons and was fascinated by Dr. D. Ralph Millard, Jr. in Miami. I knew at that moment, that I not only wanted to become a plastic surgeon, but I wanted to train with him.”

About My Practice

What is your philosophy?

I won’t over-operate, but I will make sure any procedure is done completely and without compromise. My patients know that I do not want to make them look operated upon, and in fact, most patients want to look better in a natural way. This is extremely important to me.

What does a consultation with you entail?

The first visit involves listening to and exploring the concerns of the patient and their pertinent history, a physical exam, photographs and a thorough discussion of options for treatment. I review the photos and consultation notes prior to the patient’s next visit. During the second visit, we review them, I answer any questions, and we solidify a plan.

What role does your staff play?

My staff is the most important aspect of my practice. Most have been with me for a very long time, and I am blessed to work with such a great group of individuals. Their mission of service is a happy one and patients are very much aware of the happiness in our office.

About Me

How would your patients describe you?

I hope they would describe me as honest. Integrity was something emphasized more than anything else during my plastic surgery training. I would also hope they would describe me as a precise surgeon.

What do you love most about your job?

I love everything about my job, but the people make it fun— my patients and my staff!


Temple University
Plastic Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center


Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery


American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

A Minute With

  1. The biggest misconception about my field

    Most are surprised to learn that the expense and recovery time for many of the procedures we perform today are less than expected

  2. My motto

    I adhere to the Golden Rule

  3. What i love most about my profession

    Helping people

  4. How my profession has evolved

    More noninvasive procedures with better results and much quicker recovery time

  5. Most memorable patient reaction

    A nun, after a relatively minor procedure, gave me a prayer card framed, which has been on my office wall for many years

  6. What i can’t live without

    My incredible staff

  7. What sets my practice apart

    Very personalized and private service

  8. The future of my field

    Real stem cell and tissue engineering, which will help not only our field, but also the entire field of medicine

  9. Three words that best describe me

    Honest, loyal, optimistic

  10. What are your most requested procedures?

    In my practice it’s typically facelifts, followed closely by blepharoplasties and breast augmentations


  • Breast Augmentation / Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Arm Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Labiaplasty
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid Rejuvenation
  • Forehead Lift
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Fillers / Injectables
  • Laser Treatment Options
  • NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
  • Xeomin


  1. Can I breastfeed after a breast lift, augmentation or reduction?
    What our experts say:

    Patients that have had a breast augmentation with implants or fat typically can breast feed without a problem. Likewise patients that have had a breast lift or breast reduction can breast feed without difficulty. We have had many patients in our practice that have become pregnant a year to years after having these procedures and have enjoyed breast feeding without any issues at all.

  2. Who is a good candidate for a mini tummy tuck?
    What our experts say:

    The best candidate is someone with skin redundancy with or without fat of the lower abdomen. Often women have skin overhanging a C-section scar and a mini tummy tuck is an excellent choice to take care of this problem. The procedure can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen if necessary without adding risk or recovery time to the procedure. The mini tummy tuck with or without liposuction can be done in our licensed ambulatory suite under a twilight anesthetic avoiding a general anesthetic but also assuring the patient a painless experience. There is less scarring with a mini tummy tuck when compared to a "full tummy tuck."

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