CoolSculpting by Dr. Dennis Bucko

Dr.Dennis Bucko is a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Bucko talks about having the CoolSculpting treatment for fat reduction. CoolSculpting Read more

Belladerma hits the Sweet Spot!

cosmelan packMost of us struggle with dark spots or uneven pigmentation on our face at some point in our lives. And, it’s common to feel like you’ve tried every product and treatment out there to correct it. Today, your struggle ends here!

Dr. Bucko and his Belladerma Skin Care department are excited to offer Cosmelan as their newest addition to the list of pigment correction treatments. Cosmelan is a medical grade treatment that targets all types of uneven pigmentation issues. It’s a topical solution with active ingredients that lighten existing dark patches while inhibiting the development of new ones. Not only does Dr. Bucko and his team love this new treatment, his patients do too!

Who’s a candidate for Cosmelan?

  • Patients of all ethnicities who have skin discolorations and hyperpigmentation
  • Patients who’s pigment originates from genetics, race, sex, pregnancy, oral contraceptives and menopause
  • Patients with sun damage

What are the benefits of Cosmelan?

  • One time treatment
  • Suitable for ALL skin types
  • Non-invasive treatment
  • Brightens complexion
  • Improves texture of the skin
  • Little to no downtime

What are you waiting for? Call today – 858.453.8484 –  to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of Dr. Bucko’s Medical Aestheticians, and they’ll help you decide if Cosmelan is right for you. Dr. Bucko wants you to be among his happy patients who have experienced amazing results!


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Cosmelan Depigmentation Treatment

Medical Aesthetician Katy Landavazo shows an amazing before and after result from one treatment of Cosmelan. The patient, Kathy, is Read more

New FDA approved “Gummy Bear” Implants

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Wanna Keep ‘Em Guessing?

Sure you do! When it comes to plastic surgery, we all want to look “enhanced” without looking like we had anything done; especially with breast augmentation surgery. A recent article* states “Although there are still some women who are interested in very large breast implants, most women today considering breast augmentation surgery are interested in a natural looking result with a breast profile in proportion with the rest of their frame.”

With Dr. Bucko’s Ideal Breast procedure, your goals are determined at the initial consultation. Understanding these goals allows Dr. Bucko to make the appropriate recommendations regarding surgical technique and implant style. Since having natural looking breasts is a common goal among his patients, Dr. Bucko researches the latest advancements on how to achieve this goal.

The most recent FDA approval of form stable shaped implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, is of great benefit to patients who desire a natural result with breast augmentation surgery. The newly approved implants are designed to create a more natural breast shape as they are anatomically shaped and consist of a firmer, cohesive gel, allowing the implants to retain their form.


In addition to providing a more natural shape, the implants have several other benefits listed below:

  • Decreased risk of capsular contracture
  • Decreased risk of implant rupture
  • Decreased risk of rippling of the breast

You may be a candidate for “gummy bear” implants if:

  • You desire larger breasts with a natural result
  • You need a slight breast lift but don’t want the scars
  • You have capsular contracture and want to replace your implants
  • You are thin with small breasts or little breast tissue

Ultimately, Dr. Bucko strives to meet all your goals and expectations. He conducts a thorough consultation where he discusses all the available options that might fit your needs. Dr. Bucko recently conducted his Truly Natural breast study, where he used the new form stable implants to confirm their benefits and potentially meet patients’ goals.

To find out more about Dr. Bucko’s Ideal Breast procedure or gummy bear implants, please call 877-DRBUCKO.



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Cosmetic Surgery in Tula, Mexico, with the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team

Over 200 hopeful patients greeted the arrival of the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team with applause on Monday morning, March 18, 2013, at the local hospital in Tula…definitely a first and very heartwarming.


Six hours later, the three plastic surgeons had filled their surgical schedules for the next 3 1/2 days with over 100 patients, and the mood was high as we all eagerly anticipated the week ahead.


Surgery began at 7AM and when the last case finished around 5PM the number of patients treated was 37. Definitely a good day!


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We celebrated the completion of our third day in Tula with a barbecue hosted by the doctors in honor of the MOST team. Conversation centered around the day’s patients and everyone had a special story or favorite patient.

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They are all such a trusting and hopeful group of children!

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M.O.S.T. Trip to Aguascalientes, Mexico

By Sally Bucko

In October, 2012, the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team (M.O.S.T.) went back to Aguascalientes, Mexico. Although we had planned to post an on-going commentary of the trip on Facebook, the Internet connection in Aguascalientes was a challenge and we managed only one post during the week.

On the first day we were greeted by 600 patients as we arrived at the clinic, all hoping to be treated by the team doctors in the short time that we are here.

The team of four surgeons, seven anesthesiologists and approximately 30 ancillary staff members performed 250 surgeries in 3 1/2 days, made many new friends and saw some old friends who drove several hours for follow-up surgery with the organization they knew and trusted.

Dr. Bucko operated on a mother and her son who both suffered from a congenital eye problem called Ptosis, that prevented them from raising their eyelids. He also performed several cleft lip and palate surgeries and revised some burn scars.

El Día de los Muertos celebrations were just beginning and in evidence throughout the city.

These M.O.S.T. trips are always so rewarding for the team, which is probably why so many members use their vacation time to participate.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos.

Debunking the Top 4 Liposuction Myths

liposuction-mythsLiposuction is a high-demand surgery for many who, even with proper diet and exercise, still struggle with disproportionate contours of their body due to localized deposits of excess fat.

Although liposuction (also known as lipoplasty) is a popular cosmetic procedure – the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that over 325,000 individuals had it done in 2011 – there is still a lot of misinformation out there about this surgical procedure.  Here are the four top myths about liposuction:

1. Not a Real Surgery. One of the common myths about liposuction is that it is not a “real” surgery. While the incisions are small, and general anesthesia is not always necessary, and it may be performed on an out-patient basis, the procedure is indeed a surgery.

The process of breaking up and suctioning out fat requires significant disruption of the tissue involved. The body may have adverse reactions during the healing process. This is a serious surgery and should be treated as such.

2. Removes Cellulite. Liposuction won’t remove cellulite, contrary to many people’s beliefs. Sometimes by removing fat and smoothing an area, the appearance of cellulite decreases, but it is not always the case.

3. Removed Fat Can’t Come Back. Many people believe that once the fat is removed it can’t come back, which is only partly true. Liposuction reduces the number of fat cells, but leaves some intact as well. Those that remain after the surgery can get bigger if a patient gains weight, which will affect the long-term outcome.

4. Good Weight Loss Tool. Many believe that liposuction is a good weight loss tool, which is not the case. While it does remove excess fat and improve the contour of the body, it may not impact weight significantly, as the number of pounds of fat that can be safely removed from the body is minimal.

And while liposuction can help remove the stubborn pockets of fat that are visible, the procedure does not directly reduce the risk of obesity-related problems such as high blood pressure or cholesterol levels.

“People are self-conscious about the fat they can see,” Heather Hausenblas, associate professor of exercise and health at Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance, said. “But it’s the hidden fat, in people of any size, [which] poses the bigger threat to health, and liposuction does not remove that type of visceral fat.”

Common areas treated with liposuction, which involves removing diet-resistant fat from various parts of the body through a cannula (hollow metal tube) inserted into a small incision, include the stomach, buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, back, arms and neck.

Take a look at the Before/After photo below of one of Dr. Bucko’s patients. If you are considering liposuction, call for a consultation with Dr. Bucko, a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly qualified in this procedure.