Larry H. Lickstein MD
About the Practice
Dr. Larry H. Lickstein has been named Top Doc in plastic surgery for the Face and Body by Baltimore Magazine. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and an active member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). As a member of ASAPS, he is among a select group of surgeons that have attained the highest level of achievement in cosmetic surgical training, continuing education and clinical experience. In addition, Dr. Lickstein is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Lickstein has a passion for improving the lives of his patients. The facial procedures he performs, including face-lifts, MACS-lifts and eyelid surgeries are recognized for producing beautiful, natural results. For body procedures, such as abdominoplasty, liposuction, body lifts and breast surgery, Dr. Lickstein employs a unique blend of artistry and meticulous technique, emphasizing proportion and form, to help patients reshape their figures in ways they never thought possible.
With a sincere commitment to helping each patient realize his or her desired appearance, Dr. Lickstein combines his extensive surgical talents with his finely-honed communication skills to ensure that the final result matches the patient’s expectations. His strong academic background from some of the world’s foremost medical institutions gives Dr. Lickstein unparalleled knowledge and experience in the latest advances in aesthetic surgery of the face and body.
An honors graduate of Princeton University and New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Lickstein served as chief resident in the department of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining BELECARA, Dr. Lickstein was a member of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the prestigious, nationally renowned Cleveland Clinic Florida in Naples, Florida.
Complementing his sterling medical background is a personal approach that is truly focused on the patient. Dr. Lickstein believes in listening and respecting the individuality of each patient. This empathy and consideration guides his work. Dr. Lickstein has been honored with recognition as a “top doctor” by local and regional publications in Florida, as well as by national publishers. In addition, Dr. Lickstein has authored many journal articles and made presentations to local and regional groups.
Belecara, formerly the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland, is a full-service aesthetic medical center offering the most advanced cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. As the region’s leading aesthetic multi-specialty center, we provide our patients with personalized, integrated services that are designed to help you look and feel your best, providing healthy beauty for a lifetime.
Focused on excellence, Belecara’s board-certified physicians are leaders in today’s most sophisticated enhancement procedures. Our center offers 2 fully accredited surgical suites, a highly credentialed medical staff, board-certified anesthesiologists, and an extensive variety of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic enhancing treatments, including:
Medical Grade Peels
Laser Skin Treatments
Laser Hair Removal
Permanent make up
Background & Certification
2001 - The American Board of Plastic Surgery
1999 – The American Board of Surgery
1989 - Molecular Biology: AB, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1993 - MD, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
1993-1994: Internship - Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1994-1997: Resident - Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1997-1998: Chief Resident - Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1998-2000: Fellowship - Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Publications and Presentations
Publications: Lickstein LH, Bentz MB. Reconstruction of pediatric foot and ankle trauma. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 14(4):1-7, 2003.
Lickstein LH, Shestak KC. The conceptual evolution of modern reduction mammoplasty. Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 6(2):88-96, 1999.
Lickstein LH, Matthews JB. “Role of surgery in the management of peptic ulcer disease.” In: Rose BD, ed. Up-to-Date in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (a CD-ROM based textbook) UpToDate, Inc. 1997.
Lickstein LH, Matthews JB. “Surgical management of the complications of peptic ulcer disease.” In: Rose BD, ed. Up-to-Date in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (a CD-ROM based textbook) UpToDate, Inc. 1997.
Lickstein LH, Matthews JB. “Elective surgical management of peptic ulcer disease.” In: Ashley SW, ed. Problems in General Surgery. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, Inc. 1996.
Ganz W, Serafini A, Lerner D, Lisko J, Lickstein L, Kaplan H, Gonzalez R, Sahu S, Serafini GN. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging goes beyond anatomy. Critical Reviews in Diagnostic Imaging 36(6):479-503, 1995.
Lickstein LH. A structural characterization of wildtype and mutant p53 using monoclonal antibodies as molecular probes.Undergraduate Thesis. Submitted to Princeton University, 1989.
Medical Grand Rounds. “Autologous tissue and the reconstructive elevator: the new paradigm in plastic surgery.”
- Department of Medicine, St. Josephs Medical Center. Baltimore, MD. February, 2009 - Department of Surgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Baltimore, MD. November, 2006.
Surgical Grand Rounds. “The reconstructive elevator: the new paradigm in plastic surgery.” Department of Surgery, St. Josephs Medical Center. Baltimore, MD. September, 2007.
Medical Grand Rounds. “Beyond nips and tucks: an introduction to reconstructive plastic surgery.” Department of Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Baltimore, MD. May, 2007.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Continuing Medical Education lecture series for Physicians. Lickstein, LH. “Periorbital rejuvenation.” March, 2005.
Innovations in Aesthetic Surgery. CME meeting jointly sponsored by the Departments of Plastic Surgery of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Florida. Lickstein, LH (host faculty).
“Optimizing breast augmentation.” Ft. Lauderdale, FL. March, 2004.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Continuing Medical Education lecture series for physicians. Lickstein, LH. “Parts is parts: autologous tissue in reconstruction.” Naples, FL. November, 2003.
Cleveland Clinic Florida Continuing Medical Education lecture series for physicians. Lickstein, LH. “An update on breast reconstruction.” Naples, FL. October, 2002.
Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annual Meeting Lickstein LH, Bentz ML. “Reconstruction of the foot and ankle in the pediatric population” Cleveland, OH. June, 2000.
Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Meeting. Lickstein LH, Bentz ML.“Pediatric foot and ankle trauma” Gainesville, FL. May, 2000.
The Ivy Society, Annual Scientific Meeting. Kathju S, Lickstein LH, Newton ED. “The superficial inferior epigastric artery flap in breast reconstruction” (presented by Dr. Kathju). Philadelphia, PA. March, 2000.
Ohio Valley Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Annual Meeting. Lickstein LH, Newton ED. “The pre-expanded free flap: long term follow-up” Cincinnati, OH. June, 1999.
Surgical Grand Rounds. Lickstein LH. “The pre-expanded free flap and the new paradigm in plastic surgery.” Department of Surgery. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. March, 1999.
New England Medical Center 4th Annual Research Presentation Day. Lickstein LH, Thurer RL. “Fast-track thoracotomy.” Tufts University School of Medicine. May, 1998.
Surgical Grand Rounds: Lickstein LH. “Pepticulcer surgery in 1997.” Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School. September, 1997.
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland cosmetic lecture series: “Top 10 wrinkle reducers.” Towson, MD. January, 2010.
Northwest Hospital spring cosmetic surgery series. “Is that mom in the mirror? Treatments for early signs of facial aging.” Randallstown, MD. May, 2009.
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland cosmetic lecture series “Damage undone: laser therapy.” Towson, MD. November, 2008.
Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland cosmetic lecture series. “Face-to-Face: a discussion about rejuvenation.” Towson, MD. September, 2008.
Northwest Hospital community cosmetic surgery lecture series. “I want my figure back: restoration, rejuvenation, and enhancement after pregnancy. Owings Mills, MD. September, 2008.
Northwest Hospital community cosmetic surgery lecture series. “Looking refreshed with subtle techniques of facial rejuvenation. ”Owings Mills, MD. May, 2008.
Northwest Hospital community cosmetic surgery lecture series. “Breast enhancement: a discussion of augmentations, lifts, and reductions.” Owings Mills, MD. September, 2007.
Northwest Hospital community cosmetic surgery lecture series. “Periorbital rejuvenation.” Owings Mills, MD. May, 2007.
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Comprehensive Obesity Management Support Group. “Body contouring for the bariatric surgery patient: What does it all mean?” Baltimore, MD. April, 2007.
Northwest Hospital community cosmetic surgery lecture series. “A discussion on body contouring.” Randallstown, MD. May, 2006. 2006 Legatus International Winter Summit. “Reconstructing bodies and enhancing lives using spare parts.” Naples, FL. February, 2006.
Healthy Directions, Cleveland Clinic Florida patient education lecture series. “Rejuvenation of the breast and body.” Naples, FL. September, 2005.
Southwest Florida Rotary Club. “Reconstructive plastic surgery.” Naples, FL. June, 2005.
Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care (invited speaker). “Subcutaneous fillers in clinical practice.” Ft. Myers, FL. February, 2005.
Healthy Directions, Cleveland Clinic Florida patient education lecture series. “Getting back to the beach: a discussion about body contouring.” Naples, FL. March, 2004.
Sunsplash Marketplace community lecture series. “Eyelid rejuvenation.” Naples, FL. June, 2003.
Naples Obesity Support Group. “Plastic surgery after massive weight loss.” Naples, FL. May, 2003.
Beauty in Balance. Cleveland Clinic Florida plastic surgery lecture series. “Putting your best face forward: botox, collagen, and skin care.” Naples, FL. April, 2003
Beauty in Balance. Cleveland Clinic Florida plastic surgery lecture series “Real appeal: A discussion and demonstration of Biomedic peels.” Naples, FL. March, 2003.
Beauty in Balance. Cleveland Clinic Florida plastic surgery lecture series. “Risk management: Is today’s plastic surgery safe?” Naples, FL. February, 2003.
Beauty in Balance. Cleveland Clinic Florida plastic surgery lecture series. “Selecting a plastic surgeon: look beyond appearances!” Naples, FL. January, 2003.
Healthy Directions, Cleveland Clinic Florida patient education lecture series. “Missing your baby blues… a discussion about eyelid rejuvenation.” Naples, FL. September, 2002.
Naples Obesity Support Group. “Body contouring after weight reduction surgery.” Naples, FL. June, 2002.
Healthy Directions, Cleveland Clinic Florida patient education lecture series. “Less is more: the new paradigm in plastic surgery.” Naples, FL. January, 2002.
Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group. “The era of choice: an update on breast reconstruction.” Naples, FL. March, 2001.
Collier County Society of Pharmacists. “The pre-expanded free flap and the new paradigm in plastic surgery.” Naples, FL. November, 2000.
Naples Area Board of Realtors. “Before and after surgery: Enhancing your knowledge of cosmetic procedures.” Naples, FL. February, 2001.
Awards & Honors
Baltimore Magazine Top Doc for Plastic Surgery: 2013 -
America's Top Doctors, Castle-Connolly Publisher: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2005, 2004, 2002
America's Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumers' Research Council of America: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2002
The Gulfshore's Top Doctors, Gulfshore Life Magazine, 2005, 2004
Alpha Omega Alpha Award (recognizing highest scholastic rating for 4 years of the study of medicine)
Alpha Omega Alpha, Vice President
American Cancer Society Institutional Grant
Gideon Goldstein Academic Achievement Award in Immunology, NYU School of Medicine
Forbes College Service Award, Princeton University
Affiliations & Memberships
Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, MD
Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, MD
St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, MD
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The John Staige Davis Society
American Collage of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Collier County Medical Society
Florida Medical Association
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Residents' Affiliate Group
American Medical Student Association
New York State Medical Society
2008- Surgery Advisory Committee (elected position) Greater Baltimore Medical Center
2008- Chairman Search Committee, Department of Surgery Greater Baltimore Medical Center
2001-2006 - Committee Appointments, Cleveland Clinic Florida Medical
Records committee (2001-2005; Chairman, 2002-5)
Bylaws committee (2004-5)
Aesthetics committee (2002-03)
Infection control committee (2001-02)
Research and education committee (2001-02)
Ad hoc committee for conscious sedation (2001-02)
2003-2006 - Faculty Sponsor / Administrator
Visiting medical student elective in Plastic Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Naples
1997-1998 - Administrative Chief Resident
Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1997-1998 - Graduate Medical Education Committee, Representative of the Department of Surgery Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1997-1998 - Housestaff Education Committee, Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
1986-1988 - Forbes College Council, Princeton University
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Staff & Facilities
For your privacy, convenience and comfort, BELECARA has an onsite surgical facility, the BELECARA Surgery Center. Because safety is our first concern, our facility meets the most stringent requirements. We are certified by Medicare and licensed by the state of Maryland as an ASC, since 2005. Every surgical procedure is performed with Board Certified Anesthesiologists and Registered Nurses.
We are one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This high-level accreditation is proof of our commitment to the highest quality patient care, and signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.
We will use all of our skills, talents and technological capabilities to help you reach your goals. In addition, we will provide unparalleled follow-up services to ensure you realize maximum results as well as peace of mind.
Skin Care Products
Glowing, beautiful skin begins with a healthy lifestyle, a commitment to a daily skincare regimen and the expertise of skilled skincare professionals. BELECARA is designed to provide an integrated approach to reversing the signs of aging and help you achieve a more youthful, fresh appearance. Our highly-trained team naturally blends advanced skincare programs and rejuvenation therapies within the relaxing and luxurious environment of an indulgent day spa.
Belecara is proud to be an exclusive provider of BABOR skincare products and treatments. BABOR treatments achieve optimal results through the use of custom-tailored skincare products and special advanced treatment techniques. Radiant skin, relaxation, regeneration and a whole-body balance are the results of every BABOR face treatment.
We believe that in order to maintain beautiful skin it is importance to be proactive by consistently nurturing your skin with the highest quality and result-oriented products. We have highly trained aesthetic consultants who use VISIA technology to help guide you to the best skin care regimen for you. Please call our office to set up your complimentary VISIA analysis today.
Cosmetic surgery should be viewed as a long term investment in yourself and your future. At Belecara we provide our patients with various payment options.
CASH – ask us about our discounts.
CREDIT – for your convenience, we accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. Should you decide to use a credit card, please complete this credit card authorization form and fax it to 410.296.0412.
FINANCING - We understand that obtaining the funds for cosmetic enhancement can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. We are here to help. Our financing department is designed to get you the financing you need for the procedures you want. Our Financial Specialists are ready to work with you every step of the way, including:
• preparing your credit application;
• obtaining your credit score;
• matching you with the most appropriate lender, based on your personal credit history;
• selecting the right financing plan that works for you;
• negotiating with the selected lender(s) to secure your funds.
We have been successful securing financing for many patients, even those with challenging credit histories. Call 410.296.0414 to speak with one of our Financing Specialists today.