Lori L. Cherup, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

Phone: (412) 220-8181 | Toll Free: (877) 441-0639

Dr. Cherup's Blog


General Anesthesia Respiratory Complications

  Recently I had a patient develop general anesthesia respiratory complications after an aesthetic procedure. As part of our intake procedure, we asked her questions regarding her history including recent illnesses and history of smoking. Unfortunately, I did not understand her true  respiratory risk. The patient stated that she was getting over a sinus infection, which was hardly… Continue Reading →


Botox and Filler Patients – Buyer Beware

Susan Mowry, R.N. and Dr. Lori L. Cherup have seen many Botox and filler complications recently of patients treated by poorly-trained cosmeticians, NOT board-certified medical professionals like us. Patients are often lured in by discounted prices on Botox and filler.  YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! At Radiance Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Clinic, we… Continue Reading →


Unhappy Plastic Surgery Patients

Although I have been blessed with some of the nicest and happiest plastic surgery patients, I have had painful experiences with a few unhappy plastic surgery patients. I like to keep it real on my blog and share my true thoughts. The first unhappy plastic surgery patient developed an infection after a procedure that rarely results… Continue Reading →


Vectra 3D imaging system

The Vectra 3D breast  imaging system, developed by Canfield Imaging , has transformed my breast implant and augmentation consultations. The Vectra 3D imaging system is located in my Pittsburgh offices, which are part of the Radiance Surgical Center. The first step in the breast implant augmentation consultation is always a conversation with the patient about her… Continue Reading →


Treating Skin Cancers in Pittsburgh

Treating skin cancers in Pittsburgh is becoming increasingly more necessary as UV exposure increases in the North American continent. Even in Pittsburgh where there is a moderate climate with many cloudy days,  patients are presenting in their late 20s and 30s with basal and squamous cell carcinomas because  of sunburns in their childhood and teens…. Continue Reading →


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Dr. Cherup is the medical director for Invisible Ink
Laser Tattoo Removal

Unlike older lasers which deliver heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue, the newly FDA approved PicoSure laser uses PressureWave Technology to shatter the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. The result is clearer skin after fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin. It also allows for the removal of stubborn blue and green inks as well as previously-treated, difficult tattoos.

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Testimonials


Testimonial 1"I have had both tummy tuck and a back lift surgeries at Radiance. The outomces far surpassed even the most imaginative dreams. I couldn't be more thrilled!...

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Testimonial 1"I love the staff and Dr. Cherup. I would never go anywhere else. The only issue that I had was I wrote the check for my upcoming procedure and asked if it was possible...

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