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Dr. Paul Vanek

Dr. Paul Vanek, FACS

Trusted plastic surgeon, sculptor, biochemist and researcher

In addition to being a trusted plastic surgeon in the Cleveland area,  and former Chief of Surgical Staff at Lake Health and board member of Lake Health Foundation, Dr. Paul Vanek is a master sculptor; his medium: the human body. A double board-certified general and plastic surgeon, a biochemist, and a researcher for the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Vanek knows how the body works, and understands how to manipulate its structures to unlock and reveal his patients’ beauty. He is a gifted artist with extensive scientific training.


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Should I really pay more to have a plastic surgeon give me Botox or fillers?

Due to the explosive demand for injectable agents into the face, dentists, family doctors and others have ventured into cosmetic treatments.  Some companies even offer weekend training programs to entice non-plastic surgeons to sell their products.  When it comes to facial rejuvenation and body contouring, American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) certification is the gold…

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Is there a difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon?

There is a big difference.  It is clear that doctors who advertise themselves as certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) do not meet the criteria that is required for board-certified plastic surgeons.  Ear doctors, dermatologists, family practice, and Emergency room physicians are the most common physicians who call themselves cosmetic surgeons, but…

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Visit ``This Can B U`` Our Breast Augmentation Patient Appreciation Website


Hundreds of women who credit Dr. Paul Vanek for changing their lives with a breast augmentation know he is well educated and fully accredited.

Many were excited to learn that he is Double Board Certified. Some doctors performing breast augmentations aren’t even board certified in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Vanek is, and he is also board certified in General Surgery. So he knows how the entire human body functions, from the inside out.