Dr. Leo R. McCafferty
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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.
What new treatments are you excited about?
I’m amazed by the advances in facelift surgery and rejuvenation. The newer techniques allow for shorter operative time, more rapid recovery and better-than-ever results. The addition of fat grafting has added a new dimension in restoring a more youthful facial shape in a very soft and subtle way.
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!
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Affiliation:American College of Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
A Minute With
The biggest misconception about my fieldMost are surprised to learn that the expense and recovery time for many of the procedures we perform today are less than expected
My mottoI adhere to the Golden Rule
What i love most about my professionHelping people
How my profession has evolvedMore noninvasive procedures with better results and much quicker recovery time
Most memorable patient reactionA nun, after a relatively minor procedure, gave me a prayer card framed, which has been on my office wall for many years
What i can’t live withoutMy incredible staff
What sets my practice apartVery personalized and private service
The future of my fieldReal stem cell and tissue engineering, which will help not only our field, but also the entire field of medicine
Three words that best describe meHonest, loyal, optimistic
What are your most requested procedures?In my practice it’s typically facelifts, followed closely by blepharoplasties and breast augmentations
What surgical trends are you seeing at your practice?We are seeing many more patients for Mommy Makeovers as compared to 10 years ago. It might have something to do with social media and the info that’s out there. People realize today that these procedures are not only possible, but are also fairly noninvasive and the downtime can be short
How do you manage patient expectations?The best way to manage patient expectations is do to so honestly. It’s important that my patients are happy with the result and I am upfront when we cannot achieve what they have in mind
How are you helping to advance the field at large?I feel very strongly that patient safety is of the utmost importance. Pennsylvania is one of the first states in the country to have a patient safety authority. We stress how important it is for patients to go to accredited physicians and facilities to ensure that both the doctor and the setting where the procedure is performed is credentialed properly
- Breast Augmentation / Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Reconstruction
- Arm Lift
- Thigh Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Eyelid Rejuvenation
- Forehead Lift
- Facial Fillers / Injectables
- Laser Treatment Options
- NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
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.
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."