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 ...
Dr. Leo R. McCafferty Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Breast Augmentation / Lift
Facial Fillers / Injectables
Laser Treatment Options
NeoGraft® Hair Restoration
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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
I adhere to the Golden Rule
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
HOW MY PROFESSION HAS EVOLVED
More noninvasive procedures with better results and much quicker recovery time
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
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
My incredible staff
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
Very personalized and private service
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
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Honest, 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
A Variety of Noninvasive Options
“I’m very excited about noninvasive procedures, especially CoolSculpting®,” says Dr. McCafferty. “I believe Kybella™, which was recently approved by the FDA for spot removal of submental fat, will also be very popular.” His practice also offers a number of injectables and fillers for those looking for results without surgery. “We offer many injectables including the neuromodulators such as Botox®, Dysport® and Xeomin®, and utilize all fillers.” And with two full-time licensed aestheticians on staff, the noninvasive options are vast. The en suite skin-care spa offers a menu of nonsurgical treatments and services such as microdermabrasion, micropeels, ZO® Medical and the VI Peel™, as well as products from PCA Clinical Skin Care and SkinMedica®.