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

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

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Dr. Cherup's Blog


Cancelled Plastic Surgery

Cancelled plastic surgery is something that we all try to avoid. When we have to cancel plastic surgery for patients, or when they cancel, it is always a disappointment for both sides. I really gear up for the surgeries that I have each day. I prepare and consciously and unconsciously think about them, just like an… Continue Reading →


Swelling after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery

Lower abdominal swelling after tummy tuck/abdominoplasty surgery occurs in every patient – the degree to which it is observable or becomes a problem varies greatly. A basic principal is  the fatter or thicker your tummy skin prior to the surgery – the higher the likelihood you will get prolonged abdominal swelling. When a horizontal incision… 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 →


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 →


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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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