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Louis P. Bucky, MD

Louis P. Bucky, MD Surgeon

Clinical Professor of Surgery

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

About Dr. L Bucky

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2004 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1997

Conditions & Treatments:

  • belotero - fine line filler
  • blepharoplasty - eyelid lift
  • Botox cosmetic - muscle relaxer
  • brachioplasty - upper arm lift
  • brava breast augmentation - fat grafting to breasts
  • brava breast reconstruction - fat grafting to breasts
  • breast augmentation - silicone gel & saline implants
  • breast cancer reconstruction - with implants
  • breast reduction - male
  • breast reduction/mastopexy - reduce & lift breasts
  • brow lift - lift of lateral brow
  • chemical peel - multiple varieties
  • chin augmentation - enhance size of chin
  • coolsculpting - non-surgical fat reduction in office
  • crow’s feet - Botox, Dysport, Xeomen & CO2 laser
  • dermabrasion - skin resurfacing wrinkles
  • dermasweep - skin refining and infusion treatment
  • e-matrix - restorative skin treatment
  • endoscopic breast augmentation via underarm incision
  • face lift - restoration of midface, jawline & neck
  • fat grafting - adds volume to face, breast
  • full face CO2 laser - skin texture & collagen stimulation
  • genioplasty - advancement of lower jaw/chin
  • gynecomastia - reduction of male breast volume
  • laser hair removal - using laser/light based technology
  • laser skin resurfacing - CO2, pixel, sublative, IPL
  • liposuction- abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs, inner knee
  • mastoplexy (breast lift)
  • nose surgery - cosmetic rhinoplasty
  • otoplasty (ear tuck/pinning)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
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, American Medical Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, Massachusetts Medical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgery, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Philadelphia Surgery Society, Plastic Surgery Research Council, Plastic Surgery Resident Delegate to AMA, Plastic Surgery Resident Delegate to AMA, Robert H. Ivy Society,


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
Fax: (215) 829-6327
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)