Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
The Commons at Oaklands, 730 West Lincoln Highway
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341 US
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1 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Deforming results and total incompetence

This doctor had a good reputation years ago. i had a good facial rejuvination 3 1/2 years ago. may 2016 i had a breast "lift" with implants inserted and an abdominoplasty without muscle tightening. i have just had to have both procedures redone because his surgery left me deformed. this surgery in may 2016 was one of the worst experiences of my life. it left me feeling humiliated and...

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Coolsculpting-My Experience - Exton, PA

Immediately after the machine (Cool Max-largest applicator) was placed and turned on, took my breath away. I actually was not sure this was normal since it was quite uncomfortable the entire 1 hour procedure. The doctor was doing each side of my abdomen in two separate stages that morning. I felt nauseous and had heartburn. When the unit was removed and the doctor proceeded to massage my belly...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation - Exton, PA

Dr. Stefan is awesome. He is personable, attentive, and knows his stuff. I showed him a couple pics of what size I wanted and he took it from there, and I could not be happier with the size and how everything looks!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Very Small Breasted, Insecure Woman Who Got Breast Implants - Exton, PA

Dr. Stefan was very helpful with guiding me to make the right decision for my breast augmentation. He answered any questions or concerns that I had and truly cared about how I felt. He considers a lot of different aspects when deciding how to give you the best results. I have a natural outcome that I couldn't be happier with! I feel like a whole new woman.

5 out of 5 stars Restylane

47 Y/o Starting to Look Tired - Exton, PA

Dr Stefan was great. Very professional and actually listened to my concerns.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Stefan's passion for his work derives in part from his enduring appreciation of beauty and fine art. In fact, before attending medical school, he studied Art History and Medicine at New York University. He draws upon his skills in both disciplines when performing cosmetic procedures.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Stefan has hospital affiliations at Lankenau Hospital, Paoli, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Chester County Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1985
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: General Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine
    Aesthetic Surgery & Breast Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center

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Dr. Stefan was featured on Suburban Life

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Stefan has built upon his sophisticated, thriving practice by providing an array of minimally invasive options that offer maximum results for the face and bodyby Bill DonahueIn the dynamic and ever-changing world of cosmetic self-improvement, Michael Stefan, M.D., has proven himself to be not only incredibly skilled but also increasingly adaptable. He is a double-board-certified, world-class plastic surgeon, yet he has also become one of the...

Anti-Aging: Small Things Can Result in Big Changes

Our facial appearance is the most valuable physical attribute we have. This has been true for centuries around the world, so it's no surprise that we want to keep our youthful looks for as long as possible. This focus on anti-aging is not vanity, but rather a matter of our individual self-confidence.A procedure I perform is called the elevation of the malar fat pad. The name itself is ugly but the surgical result is astounding.As one ages, this ball of fibrous fat located at the upper check...

CoolSculpting: Today’s Hot Weight Loss Solution

So you’ve been exercising and dieting like mad to try to get rid of those excess love-handles and pouch bellies, but sometimes it doesn’t matter how hard you work to make them disappear. The good news is, there’s an up-and-coming fat loss treatment known as CoolSculpting that might be your perfect solution.CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure developed by world-renown scientists at Harvard to target fat cells and painlessly eliminate them—without damaging your...

Ultherapy: The Neck You Once Knew

“Wow, I look old.” The token-phrase of adulthood, forcing us to question where all the time has gone. The reality is, “old” might be how you feel, but that doesn’t mean it’s how you should look.Ultherapy is a treatment that tones loose or wrinkled skin by using the body’s own internal skin healing response. There is no serious preparation involved, with noticeable results as soon as the first treatment. Ultimately, the lifting will take two to three months as the...

How to Get Rid of Your Belly Bulge After Pregnancy!

Are you a new mom who is having trouble getting rid of your post-pregnancy belly bulge? You’re not alone.Many women struggle with their “baby bulges” after pregnancy, and sometimes it’s difficult to get your old body back. The truth is, sometimes even a harsh diet and endless exercise can’t bring back the old you. And surgery, for most moms, isn’t a viable option as it can be costly—both to your body, and your wallet.Finding the time to commit can also be a...

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7 weeks post op Breast lift/augmentation, I notice a lot of skin sag next to both sides of breast. Do I need a revision? (photo)

Yes! You absolutely need a revision. For whatever reason, the pocket under the pectoral muscle was not properly designed in terms of size, space and... READ MORE

Should I have gone with silicone implants instead of saline? (photo)

I rarely suggest that a patient goes larger than 400 cc, especially if sagging and stretching is a concern of the patient. The weight of the implant... READ MORE

Breast lift with implants. One breast looks higher and different. Will this improve by itself? (Photo)

Your doctor was correct in terms of profile. It is best to wait 6 months until a final evaluation can be made, because most problems can be resolved... READ MORE

What is it that Doctors do to the pectorial muscle when placing an plant behind the muscle ?

The inferior portion of the pectoral muscle is cut away (released) from the rib cage to form a pocket for the placement of the implant. You want to... READ MORE

Would a steroid injection help to remove fat transfer injection from the face?

Steroids will do nothing after 3 years as the fat has developed a blood flow. Itwould be resistant to the steroids. I would recommend constant... READ MORE

Can 5-fu injections work to reduce the amount of fat/puffiness in the face after 2.5 yr old fat transfer? What are the risks?

5-fu injection is an antimetabolite used primarily for cancer patients. It slowsor stops the growth of cancer. I would not recommend using it on your... READ MORE

Swollen tummy after 2 weeks of cool sculpture procedure. I am really worried. (photos)

What you are experiencing sounds like a complication related to thetechnician who performed the procedure. It may have been an improper placement of... READ MORE

Would CoolSculpting help make the side more even? (photos)

It looks as if a fairly large area was treated with traditional liposuction.It may still have swelling even after 6 to 7 weeks. Give your body some... READ MORE

Puckering around areola, uneven skin, thick scarring and odd shape normal after a full anchor Breast Lift? (photo)

Your appearance about one month post op is troublesome. The redraping of the skin envelope is uneven and pleated. The areola is less than circular in... READ MORE

6 weeks after CoolSculpting lower abs with large device I'm still tender and bloated, is it possible something was damaged?

No. On occasion, the complete healing process, especially if large areas were treated can take up to two months.The tenderness will resolve. It will... READ MORE

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