Benjamin Schlechter MD
About the Practice
Ourpatients appreciate the individualized care and commitment to confidentiality they receive from us. We understand and appreciate the choices you need to make as you consider your cosmetic options, which is why we've always offered complimentary cosmetic consultations.
Dr. Schlechter is consistently at the forefront of advanced techniques that improve patient safety, comfort, and results. He offers innovative approaches to breast procedures, body procedures and facial rejuvenation which expand a patient's range of options, and improve their recovery and outcome. He uses only local anesthesia and IV sedation for his surgeries, which shortens recovery time, reduces expense, and helps ease patient anxieties about general anesthesia.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Schlechter was inspired to pursue a career in plastic surgery for Reading and Lancaster, PA residents by area plastic surgeon Dr. Sergio Proserpi, the original founder of the practice. Even as a child, Dr. Schlechter knew that plastic surgery was his calling, and he has dedicated his life to excellence in this field. He graduated from the prestigious University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois. He completed a highly sought-after residency in General Surgery at Case Western Reserve University and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He then returned to Chicago to complete his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Cook County Hospital. He was chief resident in both his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. His five years of general surgery training go above and beyond what is required for a plastic surgeon, and demonstrate his commitment to exemplary care.
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Berks County Medical Society
Robert H. Ivy Society
Complimentary cosmetic consultations.
Staff & Facilities
To further enhance patients' comfort, convenience, and safety, our office features a state-of-the-art, on-site, licensed surgery suite. This facility is located within the Reading Hospital, and provides top quality surgical care and an excellent safety record. We offer an easily accessible back entrance and exit for the privacy and convenience of our Reading, Lancaster, and Allentown plastic surgery patients.
Our patients who undergo procedures at our in-office surgery suite have innovative anesthesia options, administered by a certified registered nurse anesthetist with whom we have worked exclusively for over 14 years. We perform all procedures using local anesthesia and IV sedation, eliminating the risk, expense, and extended recovery involved with general anesthesia.
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We can also assist you in arranging patient financing for plastic surgery.