Why Choose Dr. Leong
Dr. Leong is one of the few plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh who focuses exclusively on the cosmetic concerns of the face and neck. This specialization allows him to deliver outstanding results for his patients. In all areas of medicine, but perhaps especially in plastic and cosmetic surgery, the quality of communication is absolutely critical.
The quality of communication is absolutely critical.
Dr. Leong encourages questions and comprehensive discussion during consultations to ensure that patients thoroughly understand a procedure and feel comfortable moving forward.
Dr. Leong takes the time to get to know each of his patients with a detailed orientated and unhurried consultation. Not only are there many details and nuances to cover, honest and forthright discussion is the foundation of trust so critical to achieving the goals of patient and doctor alike. Dr. Leong encourages questions and comprehensive discussion during consultations to ensure that patients thoroughly understand a procedure and feel comfortable moving forward. The goal is to address the patients concerns with a treatment plan that improves the appearance in a natural looking way. Dr. Leong believes that: “If it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good!”
At every stage of his medical training Dr. Leong has trained at the most esteemed institutions in the United States. After graduating from Yale University medical school, Dr. Leong complete six years of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (ranked 2nd in the country by US News and World Report). He then completed a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Surgery. Finally, he completed a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. This elite facial plastic surgery training program has been renowned for many decades for producing leaders in facial plastic surgery and has trained more presidents of the AAFPRS than any other fellowship program in the nation.
Dr. Leong’s training culminated in him becoming board certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Additionally, Dr. Leong has received the rare honor of being asked to give the oral board exam to young surgeons aspiring to complete their own board certification.
Dr. Leong stays up to date on all the latest advancements in the field and regularly attends meetings and conferences around the globe. He is often asked to lecture at these meeting to share his insight and knowledge in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery. Recently at the 2013 Facial Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting, he discussed the High Smas Facelift with Extended Platysmal Suspension (see video below). This year he has been asked to share his experience on facelift surgery, advanced cosmetic filler techniques, and other topics at multiple national and international meetings.
Dr. Leong takes pride in the exceptional customer service all patients receive. This is reflected in the number of positive reviews that can be found on sites such as ratemds.com, vitals.com, insiderpages.com, angieslist.com and realself.com. Dr. Leong treats each patient like family and never rushes through any procedure or consultation. His kind, compassionate and friendly manner makes patients feel at ease, which can be especially important to new patients who are nervous about their first procedure. Overall, Dr. Leong not only has excellent credentials, extensive experience and a skillful hand, but he also builds a special bond with each patient that excels expectations.