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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:

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)
  • CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Injectable Neurotoxins and Fillers
  • Juvederm‎ Fillers
  • Labiaplasty
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Surgery - Cosmetic
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Skin Cancer

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
  • 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 Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Diplomate, National American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Women Aesthetic Surgeons Committee, National American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Member, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Member, National Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), University of Pennsylvania, Associate Member, Local Institute of Aging (IOA), University of Pennsylvania, Fellow, Local International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science (IFATS), Member, International International Society of Plastic and Regenerative Surgeons (ISPRES), International Plastic Surgery Foundation Study Section-Basic Science, National Plastic Surgery Research Council (PSRC), Member, 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 : 2018 (in press).

Pearl RL, Percec I: Ageism and health in patients undergoing cosmetic procedures Aesthetic Surgery Journal : 2018 (Epub).

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.

Weissler JM, Carney MJ, Carreras Tartak JA, Bensimon RH, Percec I: The evolution of chemical peeling and modern-day applications Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 140 (5): 920-929,2017.

Chang CS, Low DW, Percec I: Response to letters regarding "Female Genital Mutilation Reconstruction: A Preliminary Report" Aesthetic Surgery Journal 37 (9): NP116-NP117,2017.

Weissler JM, Carney MJ, Yan C, Percec I: The value of a resident aesthetic clinic: A 7-year institutional review and survey of the chief resident experience Aesthetic Surgery Journal 37 (10): 1188-1198,2017.

Chang CS, Low D, Percec I: Female genital mutilation reconstruction: A preliminary report Aesthetic Surgery Journal 37 (8): 942-946,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
9-135 Translational Research Center

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

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