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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.

Categories of Service

Plastic Surgery - Body

Plastic Surgery Body

Plastic Surgery - Breast

Plastic Surgery of the Breast

Plastic Surgery - Face

Plastic Surgery of the Face


Medi Spa Treatment


Fillers and Injectables



Our Blogs Educate and Empower our Patients

Should I have my plastic surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgery center?

The standards and practices of multi-disciplinary outpatient surgery centers and hospitals are very comparable. The regulatory standards have different credentialing bodies, but in my practice, I utilize board certified anesthesiologists in both sites. The infection rates and complication rates are monitored and state reportable in both. Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may…

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Is it better to have my facelift surgery in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center?

Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may simply utilize block scheduling to decide that if you want your surgery on such a such day, it is my hospital day versus my outpatient surgery center day. Some surgeons do not have the plastic surgery residency training and privileges to perform cosmetic surgery…

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

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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.