David J. Lange MD, FACS
About the Practice
Dr. Lange’s feeling toward plastic surgery are best conveyed in the following quote: “We restore, repair or conceal those parts of the face and body that nature has given but fortune has taken away, not so much that we delight the eye, but that we buoy up the spirit and restore the mind of the afflicted,” by Dr. Gaspare Tagliacozzi, University of Bologna, Italy, 1597.
Dr. Lange's areas of expertise include facelift, brow lift, neck lift, and rejuvenation of the eyelids through eyelid surgery, permanent lip, and cheek and chin enhancement and facial contouring.
Dr. Lange’s most requested cosmetic procedures for the body are breast augmentation, liposuction, breast lift and breast reduction and abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”. Time and attention is taken during all consultations so that individual questions and concerns can be appropriately addressed. Dr. Lange reveals potential results to clients by reviewing before and after plastic surgery photographs and utilizing hi-tech computer imaging.
Dr. Lange is very active in humanitarian and charitable organizations here in northern New Jersey and abroad, giving children with birth defects a chance for normal lives. One of his passions is helping infants and children born with facial birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, ear deformities and other facial abnormalities, leading or participating in plastic surgery procedures to provide the child with a life-changing transformation. Dr. Lange has been on the team of physicians at the St. Barnabas Regional Craniofacial Center in Livingston, New Jersey since he began his practice with The Peer Group. He has also participated in many trips to foreign countries to help children and families in need of cosmetic plastic surgery. El Salvador was the first and most memorable of his trips. His team was able to help 136 patients over a week’s time. He has also traveled to Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Bosnia and Thailand.
Outside of his busy plastic surgery practice, Dr. Lange enjoys the outdoors, most notably hiking, mountain climbing, camping and skiing (which is his favorite). Exercise and fitness are an important part of Dr. Lange’s daily routine, and as an active lifestyle proponent, he has shared this interest with many of his patients, incorporating its benefits into their post surgery regimen to help them transform not only their bodies but also their lives.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
A graduate of New York University and the UAG Medical School, Dr. Lange has distinguished himself with five years of training in general surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center followed by a plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University. He then completed his cosmetic training with renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Robby Meijer.
Dr. Lange was drawn to plastic surgery during his general surgery training, where he was introduced to reconstructive surgery. He feels that reconstructive surgery impacts peoples’ lives, alleviating their suffering and making their life worth living. Dr. Lange wanted to have a positive impact in his professional work and knew then that the artistic side of plastic and reconstructive surgery would provide that rewarding opportunity.
Dr. Lange has served as the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey.
Awards & Honors
Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., New York Metro Area Top Doctors 2007 -2010
NJSavvy Living, “New Jersey Best Beauty Doctor,” 2006 – 2011
Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., Inside Jersey, A Star Ledger Magazine, “Top Doctors” Issue, 2010 & 2011
Best Doctors, Inc., Best Doctors in America 2003 – 2012
Consumers’ Research Council of America, Guide to Americas Top Plastic Surgeons, 2010 & 2011
The Daily Record Readers’ Choice, Best Cosmetic Surgeon, 2009 & 2010
Affiliations & Memberships
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Medical Association
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Staff & Facilities
The Peer Group Plastic Surgery Center located in Florham Park, in northern New Jersey is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery facility, a modern environment where patients receive a safe, private, and comfortable surgical experience from our plastic surgeons. We are accredited by the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and are committed to excellence and safety in all aspects of our patients’ care.
Our extensively trained operating room staff cares exclusively for plastic surgery patients, understands their unique needs, and is committed to their comfort not only during, but before and after plastic surgery. Our nurses and scrub techs maintain advanced certification to help ensure that our patients receive the highest level of care. Feedback from our patients has provided glowing reviews of our operating and nursing staff members, particularly the level of professionalism and compassion of the entire Peer Group staff.
When you choose The Peer Group Surgery Center, you are selecting a team of experienced plastic surgeons, nurses, surgical technicians and anesthesiologists who are trained in the latest plastic surgical procedures and techniques and who provide individualized plastic surgical care in the safety and comfort of our modern facility. The plastic surgeons of The Peer Group are on staff at both Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey and at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, but most of our cosmetic plastic surgery patients prefer to have their surgery in the privacy of our own state-of-the-art surgical facility.