Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal and sensitive matter. Selecting the right cosmetic surgeon is critical to the successful outcome of the surgery. It’s important to carefully evaluate the education, training and experience of a potential surgeon. Another important factor to consider is the connection forged between patient and surgeon. Patients should choose a surgeon who can understand their unique needs, goals and expectations. Most plastic surgery patients are women, and many women feel more comfortable working with a female plastic surgeon because they can connect and relate on an innate level. Dr. Lori Cherup is a Pittsburgh-based, female plastic surgeon whom numerous women trust with their cosmetic transformations.
A Female Point of View
A patient must have confidence in his or her surgeon’s artistic eye and technical expertise. Dr. Cherup is extremely receptive to the needs of her female patients, and her compassionate nature allows women to communicate honestly about their plastic surgery goals.
As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Cherup is inherently better equipped than a male plastic surgeon to understand a woman’s concerns with her body, face and skin. She can recognize why a woman might want her breasts to look a certain way, or the facial expressions a woman may want to preserve after injectable treatment. The working relationship between Dr. Cherup and her female patients has yielded numerous beautiful and natural-looking results.
Dr. Cherup has been in private practice since 1989. She has surgical privileges at six major hospitals and is the president of RADIANCE Plastic Surgery and the Medical Director at RADIANCE, A Private Outpatient Surgery Center, LLC. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. The latter distinction is given to surgeons who hold themselves to the highest standards of surgical expertise and professional integrity.
Another reason that many patients trust Dr. Cherup is because she not only is a board-certified plastic surgeon, but she has been a patient herself. She understands the patient’s point of view very well. Because of her experiences as a patient, she can identify with the desire to improve one’s appearance and the commitment that having plastic surgery requires physically and emotionally. This combination of experience and perspective makes her an excellent choice as a facial, body and breast surgeon.