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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 Wall Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)
  • Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Broken Nose (Nose Fracture)
  • Brow Lift
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Fat Grafting
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Frostbite
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Injuries
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Liposuction (Lipoplasty)
  • Lymphedema
  • Melanoma
  • Microsurgery
  • Neck Lift
  • Nipple and Areola Reconstruction
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Laser Surgery
  • Telangiectasia (Spider Veins)
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Thigh Lift
  • Wound Complications
  • Wound Medication
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Practice Locations and Appointments

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)