George J. Picha MD, FACS

Independence, OH, US
George J. Picha MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At Western Reserve Plastic Surgery we take the approach that every body holds its own inner beauty; it’s the person that empowers it to come forward that is beautiful. Our philosophy is to make our patients feel informed, confident and in control of their plastic surgery experience. Our Mission Statement is to maintain a center of excellence in plastic surgery by informing and caring for our patients, focusing our attention on every detail both medically and esthetically. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. George Picha is an internationally recognized expert at enhancing the appearance and confidence of people of all ages.

Practice Specialization

Cosmetic Facial and Body Surgery, Lasers

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1989

Professional Background

In his 20 years as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Picha has performed approximately 1000 + breast augmentations, 500 + facelifts and several hundred body sculpting procedures. He is not only a plastic surgeon but also holds a Ph. D. in biomedical engineering. He is unique and precise in his approach to treating his patients from the initial consultation to the post-operative phase of a patients surgery. A practitioner of Tai-Chi and Yoga he holds a special interest in the inner spirit of the individual.

He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons participating in continuing education and the education of his staff. Dr. Picha specializes in breast augmentation and holds a special interest in the implants themselves, working with NASA in the 1980s in pioneering surface technology to control rejection of and incidence of contracture. Dr. Picha is also highly skilled in endoscopic facial surgery providing a more rapid recovery due to the ability to make minimal incisions. Other procedures performed include liposuction, tummy tucks, breast reduction, facelifts and rhinoplasty. In his more non-invasive treatments Dr. Picha takes an artistic approach to the use of Botox, enabling him to contour and lift the brow, and in his techniques with soft tissue fillers (see Non-Invasive Treatments) that can help reduce the appearance of lines around the eyes and mouth.

Education Fellowship in Plastic Surgery
Doctor of Medicine, 1980: Case Western Reserve University Ph.D., 1975: Case Western Reserve University
M.S.E., 1973: Case Western Reserve University
B.S., 1971: Denison University

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor CWRV

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Marymount Hospital
Cleveland Clinic
University Hospital
Zeeba Ambulatory Surgery Center

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Fellow, American College of Surgeons
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Lipoplasty Society of North America

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Special Features: Full operating and recovery room
Accreditation: Accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities.

Skin Care Products

Biomedic
Parisian Peel
Glyquin
Kinerase
Burt's Bees

Payment Options

Financing Available through Capitol One
Cosmetic Fee Plan

George J. Picha MD, FACS

5005 Rockside Road, Suite 1225,
Independence, OH, 44131, US

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