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News

June 2017

Surgical Instruments: Shadyside surgeon Leo McCafferty enjoys a self-proclaimed obsession with guitars

In the Summer 2017 edition of Shady Ave magazine, Dr. McCafferty is featured regarding one of his lesser-known passions — his love of guitars. More »

May 2017

Dr. McCafferty Receives Leadership Award at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in San Diego

Last week, Dr. McCafferty received the Leadership award at the ASAPS annual meeting in San Diego. This award is presented to ASAPS members who show exemplary leadership, service, creativity and dedication to the subspecialty of Aesthetic Surgery, advancing the organization in the pursuit of its stated mission. The award is presented at the discretion of the Board of Directors to recognize a superior contribution to the Society and its members.

October 17, 2016

What's Really Safe to Have Injected into Your Lips

Interested in fuller lips through lip injections? Find out what fillers are safe and which to avoid in this NewBeauty article. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

May 31, 2016

Rising Popularity of Fat Grafting Makes Faces Look Younger

In this Post-Gazette piece, Dr. Leo McCafferty discusses how fat grafting — harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body and injecting them into the face — is offering people a more youthful look without a facelift. More »

May 1, 2016

Kardashian Effect Gives Procedures a Boost

This Dallas Morning News article discusses trends in cosmetic procedures, how the demographics are changing and how the Kardashians have influenced the industry. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

April 10, 2016

Stylebook Snapshot: Cosmetic Surgery Trends to Watch

In this Post-Gazette article, current trends in aesthetic plastic surgery such as fat grafting, Neograft and the increase in cosmetic surgery for men are discussed and future trends are predicted. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

May 25, 2015

Plastic Surgery on your Wish List

In this Pittsburgh Quarterly article (Summer 2015 edition), Dr. McCafferty discusses the thriving Pittsburgh aesthetic plastic surgery industry, how it's evolving with new technologies, and how to ensure you get the right procedure for you. More »

May 5, 2015

WDVE's Sean McDowell Interviews Dr. Leo McCafferty

Listen to WDVE's Sean McDowell interview Dr. McCafferty as they discuss a number of topics including: the increased popularity of plastic surgery among men, why having recognized credentials and licensing for office-based aesthetic plastic surgery procedures is so important, the risks of Botox parties, the benefits of CoolSculpting and more. More »

April 30, 2015

FDA Approves New Double Chin Eliminating Injections

In this KDKA segment, Dr. McCafferty discusses a new FDA-approved injection that helps reduce double chins. More »

March 14, 2015

New Injection Gets Rid of Double Chins

Learn more about how a new drug approved by the FDA, called ATX-101, works to address double chins. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

March 12, 2015

FDA Approved New Drug to Treat Double Chins

KDKA news takes a look at a new FDA-Approved drug designed to treat double chins. Dr. McCafferty was interviewed. More »

December 29, 2014

Are Selfies a Sign of Self-Obsession?

In this Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article, experts take a look at social media, selfies and how they affect how we view ourselves. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

December 24, 2014

Cosmetic Surgery Growing in Popularity Among Men

In this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Dr. McCafferty discusses the increase of men seeking cosmetic surgery and the factors that may be prompting this trend. More »

December 12, 2014

Health Care Heroes of Western Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Business Times names Dr. Leo McCafferty a 2014 finalist in their Health Care Heroes listings, in the category of Health Care Provider Physician- Individual. More »

September 12, 2014

Finalist for Pittsburgh Business Times "2014 Health Care Heroes"

The Office of Dr. Leo R. McCafferty is honored to be named a finalist in the Pittsburgh Business Times' "2014 Health Care Heroes" list, in the category of "Health Care Provider Physician- Individual." More »

September 12, 2013

Unqualified Physicians: Plastic Surgery's Black Eye

In this Plastic Surgery Live video, we talk about why being a physician is not the same thing as being an accredited, board-certified cosmetic surgeon — and why it's so important to consumer safety to understand the distinctions between the two. More »

July 5, 2013

Cheaper Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery

Looking for affordable solutions to certain cosmetic issues? Money Magazine offers some suggestions, including information from Dr. McCafferty. More »

June 17, 2013

Many Women Are Opting to Go Under the Knife to Deal with Their Flabby Arms

This Post-Gazette article discusses the increase in brachioplasty procedures, also known as "arm lifts." The pros and cons of the procedure are discussed. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

June 9, 2013

Approval of the West Penn Allegheny Health System and Highmark Merger

In this KDKA Radio piece, Larry Richert and John Shumway talk to Dr. Leo McCafferty regarding the West Penn Allegheny Health System and Highmark merger. Dr. McCafferty answers questions about the new Allegheny Health Network, including what impact the merger has on patients. Click to listen. More »

April 2013

Collector's Soul

Get a look at the musical side of Dr. Leo McCafferty in this article from Guitar Aficionado about McCafferty's beloved guitar collection. More »

March 13, 2013

Boob Job Boom

In this Huffington Post Live videocast, Dr. McCafferty and other plastic surgeons discuss an increase in silicone breast implants, the benefits and the risks. More »

March 11, 2013

Once Banned, Silicone Breast Implants Make a Comeback

The Wall Street Journal joins the discussion about the increase in silicone breast implant procedures. Dr. McCafferty is one of the plastic surgeons interviewed in this informative article and video

January 2013

It's More Than Looking Better

Check out Dr. McCafferty as featured in this "Voice of UPMC Shadyside" article on how plastic surgery improves body image long after the procedure is completed. More »

Winter 2013

Fight The Fat

Dr. McCafferty discusses how tummy tucks and liposuction can improve stomach bulge and other tricky areas around the stomach in this article from NewBeauty. More »

October 10, 2012

Botox at the mall: Medical spas growing in popularity

This Palm Beach Post article discusses the new and unexpected places medical procedures such as Botox injections can be found, and the potential risks patients take by undergoing them with unlicensed providers. More »

October 8, 2012

Popularity of medical spas raises regulatory and health concerns

Philly.com examines the rise in interest of medical spas and the health concerns associated with them. Dr. McCafferty was interviewed. More »

October 2012

Clothing Optional

In this recent Vogue magazine article, aesthetic plastic surgery experts discuss a number of new options to target trouble areas, including CoolSculpting, Liposonix, Exilis and Cellulaze. Dr. McCafferty, as president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, is quoted. More »

September 4, 2012

Spa Cosmetic Procedures Can Be Risky

The importance of ensuring cosmetic procedures are performed by board certified plastic surgeons or dermatologists hits home, as a Florida woman faces permanent disfiguration due to facial rejuvenation through an unlicensed spa owner. The risks of spa and medispa treatments are discussed. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

August 26, 2012

Med Spas Offering Cosmetic Procedures Are on the Rise

With more medical spas offering cosmetic procedures in their services, a smart consumer should do research to determine the safety and skill of their providers. Dr. McCafferty is quoted in this Miami Herald article. More »

July 25, 2012

Hospital System and Insurer End Long Battle by Reaching Deal

This American Medical Association news article discusses the recent contract resolution between UPMC and Highmark, offering Highmark customers service at UPMC facilities through 2015. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

July 10, 2012

New president of plastic surgery society promotes safety through education

In this ASAPS article, Dr. Leo McCafferty discusses how the ASAPS must work to educate the public that in the right hands, in the right setting, and on the right patient, cosmetic surgery can have profound physical and psychosocial benefits. More »

July 10, 2012

Baby Boomers Put Their Necks on the Line

This Philadelphia Inquirer article discusses how neck lifts, as an isolated procedure, are gaining popularity among the Baby Boomer generation. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

June 1, 2012

What To Consider Before Going to a Medical Spa

Tempted by treatments at your local medical spa? Find out what you need to know before you get those cosmetic touch-ups through this Angie's List article. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

May 27, 2012

Top Five Plastic Surgery Procedures

A Canada.com's The Province article discusses the top five trends in cosmetic procedures for American women and American men in 2011, and the associated demographics related to them. More »

May 26, 2012

Want a Job? Get a Facelift

This Times Colonist article through Canada.com discusses how signs of aging can affect perceptions in the workplace and how cosmetic surgery can assist in perceptions of competence, alertness, trust and talent. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

May 7, 2012

Leo McCafferty Elected President of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The ennouncement from the Pittsburgh Business Times regarding the election of Dr. Leo R. McCafferty as president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). More »

March 20, 2012

Stopping the Aging Clock: Do these Cosmetics Really Work?

What can consumers expect from today's anti-aging products? Find out in this Post-Gazette article. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

March 7, 2012

Plastic Surgery and the Economy: Dr. Leo McCafferty on WTAE Radio

In this news spot with Dave James of WTAE radio, Dr. McCafferty discusses the increase in plastic surgery procedures as a possible indicator of an improving economy. More »

February 27, 2012

In Rebuttal: The Case for Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Leo McCafferty's letter to the editor regarding a French manufacturer who sold faulty silicone breast implants, and the overall safety of plastic surgery when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. More »

February 26, 2012

Hospitals Woo Physicians Away from Private Practice

This Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article discusses the increasing shift from private practice physicians to health-system-encapsulated physicians. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

February 6, 2012

How a Chilly Day can Lead to a Case of the Hives

Urticaria is a medical condition where a patient can break out in hives. Winter cold is just one environmental factor which can trigger it. This Post-Gazette article discusses the phenomenon and what can be done to ease it. Our practice's clinical aesthetician Jennifer Derry is quoted in the article. More »

January 19, 2012

Should Cosmetic Surgery Be Banned? Recent Headlines Stir Debate Over Plastic Surgery

Safety concerns over unapproved breast implants sold by a French manufacturer cause debate over plastic surgery procedures and their risks. Dr. McCafferty is quoted, discussing how plastic surgery has never been safer, when it's performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon in a properly licensed and accredited facility. More »

December 22, 2011

UPMC, Highmark Extend Contract

This Pittsburgh Business Times article discusses the one-year extension of the contract between UPMC and Highmark. Dr. McCafferty is quoted. More »

November 22, 2011

Need-to-Know Cosmetic Surgery Guide

Dr. McCafferty offers expert advice to readers of Spry Living with this helpful guide to popular cosmetic surgery procedures and whether they might be right for you. More »

November 21, 2011

Generation X Leads Boomers in Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

This FOX News article details why 43% of cosmetic procedures in 2012 were performed on adults between the ages of 31 and 45. Dr. McCafferty discusses reasons for the trend. More »

August 6, 2011

No News is Good News: Rhinoplasty

In this VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness interview, Dr. Leo McCafferty joins Dr. Adam Rubenstein in a discussion about how rhinoplasty can make an improvement in a patient's appearance. More »

July 10, 2011

Fight the Evil Empire: Why Aren't Civic Leaders Cracking Heads to Resolve the UPMC-Highmark Dispute

As contract negotiations between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield break down, Dr. McCafferty discusses its alarming potential impact on patients. More »

July 7, 2011

Doctors: UPMC-Highmark split would hurt care

Dr. McCafferty, as president of the Allegheny County Medical Society, weighs in once more on the stalled negotiations between UPMC and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. More »

June 26, 2011

Highmark West Penn Merger Nearing Completion

Dr. McCafferty, current president of the Allegheny County Medical Society, is quoted in this article which discusses the progress and concerns associated with a potential Highmark/West Penn Allegheny Health System merger. More »

June 22, 2011

Doctors: Highmark-UPMC Fight Imperils Public

A breach in the business relationship between Highmark and UPMC could hold "potentially disastrous" safety consequences for Pittsburgh-area patients who might be forced to find new doctors or insurers as a result of the split. Dr. McCafferty, current president of the Allegheny County Medical Society, is interviewed. More »

May 29, 2011

Dateline Pittsburgh

The official Post-Gazette announcement that Dr. Leo McCafferty, president of the Allegheny County Medical Society, has been elected vice president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. More »

May 24, 2011

More Men Seek Out Plastic Surgery

This Wall Street Journal article discusses the increase in plastic surgery procedures for men, and details the subtle ways techniques vary between male and female patients. Dr. McCafferty is mentioned. More »

May 24, 2011

More Men Undergoing the Cosmetic Surgery Knife

Dr. McCafferty is quoted in this Wall Street Journal article which reveals the goals of the typical male plastic surgery patient. For even more on this topic, check out our blog post "Men and Plastic Surgery: Confidence, Compliance and Couples Support." More »

May 15, 2011

Meeting Seniors' Needs

In this Opinion piece with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Dr. McCafferty addresses concerns about how specialists can coordinate care more effectively for elderly patients, while reducing cost. More »

May 1, 2011

Patients Should Be the Top Concern in this Saga

This Post-Gazette Opinion article by Dr. Leo McCafferty tackles the need to put patient needs first when discussing the corporate dealings between large local entities like Highmark, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and West Penn Allegheny Health System. More »

March 23, 2011

Plastic Surgery Increase Signals Economic Improvement

This WMNY-AM Radio interview with Dr. McCafferty discusses how the increase in cosmetic surgery procedures indicates the economy may be improving. More »

March 23, 2011

Today's Trends in Plastic Surgery

Dr. McCafferty discusses the overall increase in cosmetic surgery procedures as an indicator of an improving economy. He also discusses how more men are having plastic surgery procedures than ever before, and what's leading this trend. More »

March 22, 2011

Allegheny County Medical Society hosts Community Awards dinner at Heinz Field Club

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette showcases photos of the 2011 Community Awards dinner, including those of Dr. Leo McCafferty, new Allegheny County Medical Society President. More »

March 21, 2011

Economy Lifts With Plastic Surgery Numbers

Learn from this Pittsburgh Business Times article how a thriving plastic surgery industry may be a solid indicator of an improving economy in the Pittsburgh region. Dr. Leo McCafferty is interviewed. More »

March 20, 2011

Allegheny Medical Society Foundation's Awards Gala held Saturday

Dr. Leo McCafferty accepts the "golden gavel" as president of the Allegheny Medical Society Foundation, in its recent awards gala. Learn more in this Tribune-Review article. More »

December 6 2010

Plastic Surgery Puts Focus on Women's Psyches

This article discusses the perceived thinking processes behind a woman's choice for plastic surgery and the social pressures she may face because of that choice. Dr. McCafferty is a featured industry expert. More »

March 23, 2010

Plastic Surgery Feels the Economic Pinch

Experts in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery — including Dr. Leo McCafferty — weigh in on today's difficult economy and its effect on patients' ability to afford the procedures they want most. More »

March 10, 2010

Web searches for doctors can be complicated by conjecture, and misleading information

Are web ratings tools the best way to find a quality plastic surgeon? Dr. Leo McCafferty and other medical professionals weigh in on the technology in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. More »

February 2010

Taking Flight With One Top Doc

Guess who was featured in US Airways in-flight magazine in its

www.TheTopPhysicians.com Best Plastic Surgeons in America ad? Patients might just recognize a very familiar face! Click here to view.

December 16, 2009

Young Woman Grows Up with Doctor by her Side

This Post-Gazette article shares how infant burn victim Analiese Barnes—now age 21—has grown up with Dr. Leo McCafferty as her plastic surgeon. Read about this remarkable transformation, which has spanned over 30 reconstructive procedures and over two decades. More »

December 3, 2009

A Tax on Teeth Whitening and Tummy Tucks

WHYY.org interviews Dr. McCafferty on the Senate health reform plan's proposed 5% tax on elective cosmetic surgery and how this will affect Americans' quality of life. Check out this timely audio discussion. More »

May/June 2009

Dr. McCafferty's Research Published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Dr. McCafferty's paper, "Multisite Analysis of 177 Consecutive Primary Breast Augmentations: Predictors for Reoperation" was published in the May/June 2009 volume of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. More »

May 2009

Leo McCafferty Named "Top Doc" Plastic Surgeon Three Years in a Row

For the third year now, Dr. Leo McCafferty has made Pittsburgh Magazine's annual "Top Doc" list in Plastic Surgery. More »

March 15, 2009

Doctors Respond to Internet Ratings by Patients

In this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Dr. McCafferty weighs in on the pros and cons of making health care decisions via Internet-based health care provider ratings. More »

May 2008

Meet the Doctors

Pittsburgh Magazine names Dr. Leo McCafferty to its list of Top Doctors in the Pittsburgh region. More »

November 14, 2007

What You Should Consider Before Plastic Surgery

It's important for individuals considering plastic surgery to understand the risks and research their plastic surgeon. Dr. McCafferty weighs in on this Post-Gazette article. More »

November 11, 2007

Nip, Tuck, Tell?

Less invasive surgical procedures have led to an increase in aesthetic surgeries—but just how open are people with family, friends and colleagues when it comes to their procedures? Dr. McCafferty shares his view in this Pittsburgh Tribune article. More »

May 2007

Pittsburgh Magazine Top Doctors 2007

Dr. McCafferty is honored to have been selected as one of Pittsburgh Magazine's Top Doctors for 2007 in the area of Plastic Surgery. More »

April 2007

Dr. Leo McCafferty Wins Tiffany Award

We are pleased to announce that Dr. McCafferty's paper, "209 Consecutive Primary Breast Augmentations: Pearls to Reducing the Risks for Reoperation?" has received the Tiffany Award for the Best Scientific Presentation at the 2006 Aesthetic Society Meeting. The award ceremony took place at the 2007 Annual Meeting in New York on April 23, 2007.

August 6 2006

More Minorities Opt for Plastic Surgery

As more minorities discover plastic surgery as a realistic option, discussion turns to the opportunities and the challenges. Hear the perspective of one of Dr. McCafferty's satisfied patients in this insightful Post-Gazette article. More »

June 2006

Reducing the Risks of Breast Reoperation

Plastic Surgery Products Magazine reports on Dr. McCafferty's presentation during the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, held in Orlando, Fla, April 20-26, 2006. Dr. McCafferty discussed techniques for reducing reoperation rates in primary breast augmentation. More »

December 2, 2005

Pa. doctors ponder face transplant issues

A groundbreaking partial face transplant pilloried by some medical ethicists had plastic surgeon Dr. Leo McCafferty thinking about the possibilities for one of his patients, a Pittsburgh burn victim. More »

January 18, 2005

What's New in Cosmetic Surgery

This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Alana Semuels discusses how non-surgical procedures are leading the pack in today's cosmetic industry. The newest ones are explained along with their benefits and risks. Dr. McCafferty was one of a few local doctors interviewed for this article. More »

January 11, 2005

Newsmaker: Leo McCafferty

In this Ron DaParma article from Pittsburgh Tribune Review, readers gain a snapshot of Dr. McCafferty's life and extensive career. More »

June 6, 2004

Belly-Baring Ads Leave Us Waiting to Exhale

This article by Barbara Cloud of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette describes how today's marketers use bare, flat, perfect midriffs to sell products — while a vast majority of women don't fit this standard. Dr. McCafferty provides relevant, statistical information on the people working to achieve this look. More »

February 6, 2004

Skin Care Seen High on List of Patients' Concerns

As our population ages, many now turn to plastic surgeons to help minimize-- and even erase-- age lines and wrinkles. With procedures like Botox injections and facelifts, today's patients are finding it easy to look years younger. Dr. McCafferty discusses the trend in this Pittsburgh Business Times article by Tracy Carbasho. More »

December 27, 2003

Some People Make Getting Up in the Morning Worthwhile

Read about why Leo McCafferty was awarded the 2003 "Noble" Prize for Medicine by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Dennis Roddy. Roddy highlights Dr. McCafferty's generosity with an Afghan woman who lost her family and became greatly disfigured while in her war-torn homeland. More »

July 9, 2003

Dateline Pittsburgh: 7/9/03

In July 2003, Dr. McCafferty had been appointed vice chair of the communication commission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article compiled by Natalie Hill is a briefing of others receiving awards and recognitions in various fields throughout the month. More »

December 24, 2002

Dear Doctor: Let's talk about Botox

This short Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article was written by Dr. McCafferty to address questions about Botox and its side effects. The history, benefits and risks of Botox are also explained. More »

April 23, 2002

Is the Right Doctor for You on a List of 'Best' Doctors?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's health editor, Virginia Linn, gives her take on a published list of Pittsburgh's "best doctors." She notes that many qualified, experienced and recognized doctors — including cosmetic surgeons — were omitted. More »

November, 2001

Collagen smoothes wrinkles and plumps your kisser

As the featured doctor in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Mackenzie Carpenter, Dr. McCafferty explains how collagen can make lips full and attractive without making them large and unnatural. He describes his own office procedure and the types of collagen used. More »

February 11, 2001

Teens told no on implants

Bombarded with popular images of large breasts and slim waists, some teenagers are interested in plastic surgery. However Dr. McCafferty and other Pittsburgh doctors have denied their requests. This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Deborah Mendenhall provides a review of procedural risks, statistics and patient motivations. More »

December 29, 1998

Risky Business: Pennsylvania Has Few Laws Governing Cosmetic Procedures

The number of plastic surgery related fatalities in recent years has created a growing concern among the public. Pennsylvania, as in a majority of states, does not require a specific medical degree to perform these surgeries. In this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Mackenzie Carpenter, Dr. McCafferty recommends ways to find an experienced, reliable doctor. More »

December 29, 1998

Plastic Surgery is More than just Facelifts, and More People are having it done

This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article by Ellen Mazo provides a description of two local women who received facial plastic surgery and laser surgery, including before and after photos. Local surgeons were interviewed for their opinions on the increase of plastic surgery procedures. Dr. McCafferty gives his opinion on the local market. More »

December 29, 1998

More Men See Plastic Surgery as Improving Their Workplace Status

In this Pittburgh Post-Gazette article, Leo McCafferty and other local doctors discuss how men in the Pittsburgh region — and around the country — are turning to plastic surgery to create a more youthful appearance. A list of the most common plastic surgery procedures can also be found here. More »

December 29, 1998

Liposuction Becomes Most Popular Plastic Surgery, But It Is Not Without Risks

Liposuction has become the most common procedure performed by plastic surgeons in recent years. Local doctors, including Dr. McCafferty, provide a general overview of the procedure in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article. New surgical devices are also discussed. More »