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Louis P. Bucky, MD

Louis P. Bucky, MD Provider Not Employed by Penn Medicine

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Dr. Bucky is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. Louis P. Bucky

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2004 through 2019

Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abdominal Scars
  • Abdominal Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Acquired Absence of Breast
  • Acquired Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Arthritis of Hand
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Body Lift
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Droop
  • Brow Lift
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Canthoplasty
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chest Wall Resection
  • Chin Lift
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Circumferential Liposuction of the Calves and Ankles
  • Cleft Lip Surgery
  • Cleft Palate Surgery
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Crows Feet
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Deformity of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Deviated Septum
  • Disorder of Ear Lobe
  • Disproportion of Reconstructed Breast
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Ear Plastic Surgery
  • Epidermoid Cysts
  • Excision of Lesion
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Repair
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Abscess
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Nerve Graft
  • Facial Nerve Injury
  • Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Frostbite
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Genioplasty
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Hemangiomas
  • History of Breast Cancer
  • History of Fibrocystic Disease
  • Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Jaw Reconstruction
  • Juvederm
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laceration
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Lefort Fracture
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Lipectomy
  • Lipedema
  • Lipoma
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Lymph Node Transfer
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Reduction
  • Mammoplasty
  • Mastoplasty
  • Medical Tattooing
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mole Excision
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Reconstruction
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroma
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Occipital Mass
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Polysyndactyly
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Prominent Ears
  • Ptosis of Breasts
  • Reconstruction of Nose
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Rejuvenation
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Restylane
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Ruptured Implant
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar on Neck
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin of Lip
  • Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Telangiectasia
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thigh Lift
  • Transgender Care
  • Turbinate Surgery
  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
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Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital and Clinic


American College of Surgeons, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, National American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, National Massachusetts Medical Society, Local New York Academy of Sciences, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Surgery Society, Local Plastic Surgery Research Council, National Robert H. Ivy Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Bucky is a private practice physician who is not employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Bucky LP.: Multi-specialty facial plastic surgery. Preface, Facial Plastic Surgery 9(1) : 1,2003.

Bucky LP, Kanchwala SK.: Facial fat grafting: The search for predictable results. Facial Plastic Surgery 19(1) : 137-144,2003.

Bucky LP, Godek CP.: Behavior of fat grafts and recipient areas with enhanced vascularity: An experimental study. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery : 2002.

Casileth LP, Kanchwala S, Bucky LP.: The timing of TRAM flap breast reconstruction and radiation. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Bermuda : 2002.

Glatt BS, Kanchwala S, Bucky LP.: The treatment of contour defects of the breast following mastectomy and reconstruction. Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Bermuda : 2002.

Bucky LP, Glat P, Kent K.: Microvascular reconstruction of the Orbit. Pediatric Occuloplastic Surgery. New York: Springer-Verlag : 629-644,2002.

Facial cosmetic surgery: Three part series. CNN News : 2002.

Botox and fat grafting. Channel 3 (KYW) : 2002.

Kruper L, Bucky LP.: Immediate pectoralis flap closure following septic arthritis of the manubriosternal joint. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 107(4) : 997-999,2001.

Wildemore JK, Mick R, Elenitsas R, Czerniecki BJ, Lessin SR, Elder DE, Synnestvedt M, Bedrosian I, DuPont G 4th, Bucky LP.: Locally recurrent malignant melanoma: Characteristics and outcomes: A single institution study. Annals of Plastic Surgery 46(5) : 488-494,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Farm Journal Building
230 West Washington Square, Suite 101

Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 829-6320
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)