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

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

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Dr. Cherup's Blog


Overcoming the Fear of Pain in Plastic Surgery

One of the deterrents to patients seeking plastic surgery is the fear of pain after a plastic surgery procedure. Realistically, why would anyone choose to have pain when the surgery causing the pain is not medically necessary? Instead of looking at the situation as producing pain, I encourage patients to regard the situation as a temporary sacrifice… Continue Reading →


The Doctor is Sick but her Patients will not Suffer

A lot of people have asked me why I haven’t been able to blog about anything lately. That is because my personal problems far outweighed my patient-generated ones. My father was a family physician and my original inspiration for going into medicine. He developed dementia over the past 3 years and his slow decline necessitated… Continue Reading →


Rescheduling aesthetic surgery

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery is something that we would all like to avoid. I have had to institute a number of actions to protect the interest of the patient and the plastic surgeon’s. First, we like to make it hard to schedule surgery flippantly and hard to cancel/reschedule aesthetic surgery. This attitude reflects my desire to… Continue Reading →


Tuberous Breasts

It’s kind of sad when you have breasts that just don’t compliment your body. It’s even sadder when your breasts do not have an optimal shape, and in fact are actually tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts refers to a breast shape that is developmentally abnormal, but not infrequent. The breast tissue is not present all over the… Continue Reading →


Labiaplasty by Dr. Cherup: Part I

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), which are the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva.  Labiaplasty is performed by me, Dr. Lori Cherup, on a regular basis at our Radiance Surgical Center, located in Pittsburgh, PA. Patients present to a plastic surgeon who offers labiaplasty surgery because they often feel that… Continue Reading →


Labiaplasty Surgery by Dr. Cherup: Part II

What is Labiaplasty Surgery? In general, labiaplasty surgery involves the female perineum, which includes the vulva (labia majora and minora, and clitoris), perineal body (muscle between the vagina and anus), the vagina, and the anus. This anatomy  should look “normal” to a woman. Enlargement or stretching of any of these tissues can lead to sexual… Continue Reading →


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 →


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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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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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