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Ivona Percec, MD, PhD

Ivona Percec, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Director, Cosmetic Surgery Director, Basic Science Research, Plastic Surgery Medical Director, Skin Care Program Assistant Professor of Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • Romanian

Dr. Percec is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Asymmetry
  • Breast Asymmetry Correction
  • Breast Deformity
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Implant Deformity Correction
  • Breast Implant Leak
  • Breast Implant Rupture
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Butt Lift
  • Canthoplasty
  • Capsular Contracture
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Lift
  • Collagen Injection
  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Jaw Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Lesion
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Genioplasty
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lip Surgery
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Liposuction of Cheek
  • Liposuction of Hip
  • Liposuction of Knee
  • Liposuction of Love Handles
  • Liposuction of the Abdomen
  • Liposuction of the Buttocks
  • Liposuction of the Chin
  • Liposuction of the Face
  • Liposuction of the Lower Extremity
  • Liposuction of the Neck
  • Liposuction of the Upper Extremity
  • Liposuction of Thigh
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Mid-Face Lift
  • Mole Excision
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift
  • Non-Surgical Facelift
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pectoral Augmentation
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Rejuvenation
  • Removal of Buccal Fat Pads
  • Restylane
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar on Neck
  • Scar Revision
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Fillers
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Temporal Brow Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty
  • Transgender Care
  • Trichophytic Brow Lift
  • Turbinate Surgery
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), National American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Diplomate, National American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), National American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), National International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), International International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES), International Plastic Surgery Foundation Study Section-Basic Science, National Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Percec is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Percec I, Reid R, Bartlett S: Distraction of the craniofacial skeleton: Experience at the University of Pennsylvania Distraction Osteogenesis of the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton : 2019 (in press).

Gersch RP, Raum JC, Calvert CE, Percec I: Fibroblasts derived from human adipose stem cells produce more effective extracellular matrix and migrate faster compared to primary dermal fibroblasts Aesthetic Surgery Journal : 2019 (Epub).

Solish N, Bertucci V, Percec I, Wagner T, Nogueira A, Mashburn J: Dynamics of hyaluronic acid fillers formulated to maintain natural facial expression Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology 18 (3): 738-746,2019.

Pearl RL, Percec I: Ageism and health in patients undergoing cosmetic procedures Aesthetic Surgery Journal 39 (7): NP288-NP292,2019.

Merrick D, Sakers A, Irgebay Z, Okada C, Calvert C, Morley MP, Percec I, Seale P: Identification of a mesenchymal progenitor cell hierarchy in adipose tissue Science 364 (6438): pii: eaav2501,2019.

Akinbiyi T, Langston E, Percec I: Female genital mutilation reconstruction for plastic surgeons: A call to arms Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Global Open 6 (11): e1945,2018.

Chang CS, Chang BL, Lanni M, Wilson AJ, Beer J, Percec I: Perioral rejuvenation: A prospective, quantitative dynamic three-dimensional analysis of a dual modality treatment Aesthetic Surgery Journal 38 (11): 1225-1236,2018.

Sobanko JF, Dai J, Gelfand JM, Sarwer DB, Percec I: Prospective cohort study investigating changes in body image, quality of life, and self-esteem following minimally invasive cosmetic procedures Dermatologic Surgery 44 (8): 1121-1128,2018.

Shan X, Roberts C, Lan Y, Percec I: Age alters chromatin structure and expression of SUMO proteins under stress conditions in human adipose-derived stem cells Scientific Reports 8 (1): 11502,2018.

Weissler JM, Chang BL, Carney MJ, Rengifo D, Messa CA, Sarwer DB, Percec I: Gender-affirming surgery in persons with gender dysphoria Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 141 (3): 388e-396e,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
14th Floor South, Perelman Center
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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