Jay H. Lucas MD
About the Practice
Dr. Lucas and the staff of Baptist West Plastic Surgery are pleased to offer their clients the privacy, comfort, and resources they deserve.
We offer a wide range of plastic surgeries to meet your particular needs. Some of our most popular services are:
Breast enlargement surgery
Body contouring surgeries
Skin rejuvenation procedures
"There are no words to adequately thank you for what you have done for me."
"Thank you so much for letting God use the surgeon's hand to put me back together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel like a whole woman now. May God richly bless you."
"Thank you for correcting a problem I've been unhappy with for years. I appreciate your attention to detail and thoroughly explaining all aspects of my procedure. The care that you and your staff have given me has been exceptional."
"Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to you for the 'miracle' you performed on my previously pitiful abdominal area. I am impressed by the amount of time, care, & concern both you and your staff have shown. You truly do rock!!"
"Thank you for providing such a friendly and caring atmosphere! Your service to improve & enhance the physical appearance is much appreciated! I love my new 'look". God bless your service and friendliness!"
"WOW! What a change in lifestyle. Thank you!"
"Thank you for doing such a fantastic job. I've healed beautifully and feel so much like the old me. It's even inspired me to lose about 10 pounds and that has helped to give me the slender look of many years ago! My husband is pleased beyond words. God Bless you!"
"Just wanted to thank you for a great job and a great staff!"
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery, September 2002.
Dr. Lucas, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, originally came to Knoxville in the Fall of 2002. His current office location is in the state-of-the-art facility of Baptist West Medical Center. Dr. Lucas envisions a great future for plastic surgery at this location which houses a women's center as well as a full service general hospital located in the heart of the growing area of Turkey Creek in Farragut.
Prior to arriving in Knoxville, Dr. Lucas was in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, and also served as a member of the clinical faculty for The University of North Carolina, Division of Plastic Surgery.
Education and experience are the two tenets that have guided Dr. Lucas in his career path as a physician. The field of plastic surgery is truly the anatomic and functional study of the entire body. It requires the understanding of the human at the start as an embryo through its growth and development into adulthood. Just as essential is the observation of the effects of aging and disease processes on the human form and function. Only through this global understanding can a surgeon offer comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment to patients as they evolve through the various phases of life.
Dr. Lucas's unique educational background at some of the nation's most prestigious medical centers has served him well, giving him insight to be able to offer the most appropriate and cutting edge services in aesthetic surgery as well as in difficult reconstructive problems facing his patients.
Medical School - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. M.D., 1991-1994.
Dental School - Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., D.D.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1987-1991.
Undergraduate - Roanoke College, Salem, Va., B.S. Chemistry, Cum Laude, 1983-1987.
Post Doctoral Training:
Fellowship: Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery , Stanford University Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Palo Alto, CA, 2000-2001.
Residency: Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, 1998-2000.
Residency: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997-1998.
Residency: Oral/ Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1997.
Internship: General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994-1995
Awards & Honors
Listed as one of America's Top Surgeons for Cosmetic Surgery in 2009.
Affiliations & Memberships
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Society of Plastic Surgery, Young Plastic Surgeon Committee
Fort Sanders Park West Hospital, Surgical Quality Assurance Committee Member, Thompson Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team, Thompson Cancer Survival Center
The Lucas Center is conveniently located in West Knoxville. Please call or email us to arrange for a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
"Ask a Question" Responses
How soon can I start CrossFit after my breast reduction?
Two weeks is typically sufficient time post-op to return to exercise.
Can fat from my arms be removed and injected into my buttocks?
While it is possible for fat from arms to be removed and injected into buttocks, there typically is not enough fat in the arms alone for this...