Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15241 US
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5 out of 5 stars Kybella

Excellent doctor

I have seen Dr. Heil a couple of times now for dermal fillers and kybella. I am so impressed by his technical skill and bedside manner. He is kind, considerate, and thoroughly explains each aspect of the procedure and recovery. He makes a great effort to minimize discomfort for his patients. Everyone I've interacted with in his office has been pleasant and helpful. I will continue to visit Dr....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

38 5 Kids Previous Reduction Implants and Anchor Lolipop Lift

Dr Heil is extremely professional and bwry comforting and kind. The best!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

An Expert Surgeon Who Stands by His Work - Pittsburgh, PA

I have been seeing Dr. Heil since 2010 and at this point would never let any other plastic surgeon perform a procedure on me. The level of trust I have in Dr. Heil cannot be matched. That definitely helps with recovery on any procedure I may have again; less anxiety and I have more patience when healing because I know when he tells me swelling will go down, sensitivity will go away, etc. I know he is telling me the truth and not just giving me BS. After my breast aug procedure in 2012 I was a little too feisty too soon; raising my arms to close the trunk of my SUV multiple times to get things out when I was still healing and back to work. Being short didn't help when I had to reach far up overhead to grab the trunk lid. This ended up popping open my healing incision about half an inch. We let it heal as is and Dr. Heil performed a scar revision about 8mos later since it did heal slightly raised. The scar revision surgery was free even though it was clearly my fault. Dr. Heil stands by his work no matter what. If you're looking for an expert surgeon minus the expert surgeon attitude (or sometimes "doctor attitude" some have in general - you know what I mean) Premier Plastic Surgery is the place to go.

Permalip - Wexford, PA

Going in a few hours for permalip 5mm top 4mm bottom. Will update after. Had prior juvederm and restaylyn so my upper used to be a lot smaller! Going to go with just the local. A little nervous. Wow they make you write a lot to post this......don't have that much more to say! Consultation was great! Swollen and sore! Procedure was a bit more painful than I had expected but nothing...

5 out of 5 stars Lip Implants

32F I Wanted Something That Would Be Less Hassle, Low Maintenance, Permanent, and Smoother Than Filler - Wexford, PA

Everyone at Premier Plastic Surgery was great. I was SUPER nervous, and everyone was so nice and comforting. They seriously put me at ease. Dr Heil, Zak, Kristi, all of the nurses, the surgical techs, the anesthesiologist, just pretty much everyone was great. I was under general anesthesia for about 1/2 hour. They were all EXTREMELY patient with me. Answered all of my questions, even the ones I asked repeatedly. Made sure I was comfortable and healing nicely. They were just all so nice and sweet and it really made me POSITIVE I was making the right decision. I have received more compliments on them than I can count. I am SO SO happy I did this! I HIGHLY recommend getting this done for anyone who is sick of filler, and wants a smoother look. Dr. Heil placed them in the perfect spots for the exact look I wanted. I couldn't be happier!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Turning 50 and Lost 60lbs - Wexford, PA

Dr Heil is the best!! From the time you walk into his office and surgery center you feel calm and at ease. Every staff member that I dealt with was great. Dr. Heil takes time with you to make sure you understand the surgery and answers every question. The surgery center staff was very helpful in making me feel comfortable on the day of surgery. I could tell that everyone is very happy to be there and that to me is a good reflection of Dr. Heil.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

24 Years Old 2 Kids Breast Fed for Short Period with Both 5 Foot 103 Lbs. Wexford, PA

Amazing doctor couldn't be more satisfied with his work and the caring staff!

4 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Small Mole Removal Left Brown Dime Sized Area - Bethel, PA

Interaction went well with surgeon and P.A.. I should have asked more about the plan of tx for each. Follow up 7/8/15 I expressed my concerns. Reassured of improvement. Paid 500$ for Botox to help symmetry 1wk before son's wedding. Was recommended.

35 Year Old Mother of 4 Children... - Pittsburgh, PA

I am having a breast lift and implant surgery on Friday, I am so nervous!! I am 5'3" 133lbs and going witch 500cc silicone implants. I am second guessing the lift cause of the scarring. Anyone else out there have same concerns?? My surgery is three days away and I have minimal sagging. I will post pics later today Well two my surgery is two days away.....i am excited yet nervous. I...

5 out of 5 stars NeoGraft

REWARD YOURSELF AND GET THE NEOGRAFT! The pictures tell the story!- Pittsburgh, PA

My experience was excellent. Dr. Heil and his staff are the most experienced in Pittsburgh with NeoGraft (over 1000 successful procedures). There are other providers but no one comes close to the number of NeoGrafts done. MAKE SURE AND ASK if other providers show you pictures if the patients are actually their clients in the before and after pics, chances are they are not. It takes at least 6 months to a year for a significant difference, you won't notice anything for awhile and then all of a sudden it like WOW. You won't believe it. EVERYONE looks at you just trying to figure out WHAT IT IS that is different. For me I didn't care, I told everyone. The facility is a brand new outpatient surgical center and everyone went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable. I actually watched 2 movies on a huge HDTV screen while I got my procedure. His staff called me over the weekend to check on me.

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Personal Statement

Premier Plastic Surgery is an “umbrella” over four distinct but related entities: a plastic surgery practice, a dermatology practice; Acqua Blu, offering a broad range of non-invasive aesthetic services; and Premier Surgery Center of Pittsburgh, a private, state-licensed, Medicare-certified center.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$75 waived with scheduled surgery

Awards & Recognition

Over the past six years, he has been named by his peers as one of “America’s Top Doctors” in Castle Connelly Medical’s annual guidebook for consumers.

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Heil has hospital affiliations at UPMC Hospitals, St. Clair Hospital, Premier Surgery Ctr of Pgh.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    BA in Organic Chemistry, Saint Vincent College
    BS in Organismal Biology, Saint Vincent College
    Medical: MD, University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University Medical Center of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship: Microsurgery, University Medical Center of Pittsburgh

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Without losing weight, can I go from size 12/14 to a size 7/8 with a full Tummy Tuck and Lipo on my upper Abdomen? (Photos)

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How bad is scar tissue?

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Hi I have very loose skin on one area of the body and it is also very thin. Would FaceTite work to restore the skin?

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Is it truth or myth that after a breast augmentation you lose feeling and sensation to and around the nipple area?

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Liposuction on my stomach 6 weeks ago. Is it normal to still be swollen and painful to touch? (Photo)

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