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Louis P. Bucky, MD

Abramson Cancer Center

Degree and Institution

MD, Harvard Medical School, 1986

Faculty Title

Associate Professor, Surgery


Department of Surgery (Plastic Surgery Division)

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Bucky performs over 1,000 cosmetic facial, breast, body, and reconstructive surgery procedures each year. He is frequently an invited lecturer at national and international symposia on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  Dr. Bucky is also a member of the Allergan Breast Aesthetics Executive Council, an elite advisory panel of only ten internationally recognized leaders in breast surgery who develop principles to enhance the safety and results of breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures.

Research Expertise

Dr. Bucky has received top honors for his research efforts in fat transplantation, melanoma, and breast reconstruction. He has extensively researched facial aging and is developing techniques that enhance natural appearances after cosmetic surgery.  Recently, the National Cosmetic Network filmed him performing a live surgical procedure in an effort to educate other physicians about his techniques. Dr. Bucky has co-authored over 100 research publications and abstracts in the industry’s premier scientific journals, including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Annals of Plastic Surgery. His clinical research work has been featured in Family Circle, Redbook, Good Morning America, CNN, Plastic Surgery News, and MAMM Magazine.

Cancer Programs
Breast Cancer / Rena Rowan Center
» Plastic Surgery

Melanoma Program
» Plastic Surgery

Other Affiliations
American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Hospital, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Miami Children's Hospital

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Honors and Award

Dr. Bucky is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and has been awarded top regional and national honors in plastic surgery for his work in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. For the past ten years, he has been included in the prestigious Castle Connolly publication, a resource for “America’s Top Doctors” for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  He is past chairman of the Perspectives and Advancements of Plastic Surgery Symposium, a forum sponsored by the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. He chaired the 2007 lower lid blepharoplasty workshop as well as the 2008 workshop that focused on breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. In 2007, he served as President of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons. For eleven consecutive years, Dr. Bucky has been named Plastic Surgery’s “Top Doc” in Philadelphia Magazine.


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Contact Information

Louis P. Bucky

230 W. Washington Square
Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Office Phone: 215-829-6320
Fax: 215-829-6327

Ingrid Anderson
Office Phone: 215-829-6325
Appointment Phone: 215-829-6320
Fax: 215-829-6327

Dr. Bucky takes a personal approach to combine the desires of his patients with the most up-to-date treatment options and procedures in order to optimize their outcome and experience. He has a superior educational foundation and is a self-motivated, progressive thinker committed to cutting-edge technology, natural results, and patient satisfaction.  He believes that careful pre-operative planning and progressive post-operative attention significantly enhance the plastic surgery experience.