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Dominic Brandy, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD


Founding Medical Director, The Skin Center Medical Spa

Dr. Dominic Brandy, Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Dominic Brandy is a renowned board certified cosmetic surgeon with over 30 years experience as a leader in advanced cosmetic plastic surgery.  In 1981, Dr. Brandy founded The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to serve the region’s increasing demand for a medical practice devoted exclusively to minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery, and now specializes in face lift procedures including the QuickLift ®, breast enhancement, liposuction, and tummy tucks.

Over the years, Dr. Brandy has grown his practice to include three locations in Pittsburgh including Mt. Lebanon, PA, Shadyside, PA and Wexford, PA and one in Columbus, Ohio, all of which offer the most advanced medical anti-aging skin treatments including Botox® Cosmetic, laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and collagen enhancing products and skin care treatments for firmer, more youthful looking skin.

Initially, Dr. Brandy built his reputation as a leading cosmetic surgeon by developing and refining the most effective techniques for treating hair loss with natural growing hair.  More recently, his innovative QuickLift® mini face lift has piqued the interest of patients and doctors from across the country and around the world, and is considered the premier facial cosmetic plastic surgery procedure offered at The Skin Center Medical Spa.

Dr. Brandy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his degree in medicine from Hahnemann (now Drexel) University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  After completing an internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Brandy went on to serve as Director of Emergency Medicine for Divine Providence Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. During this time, Dr. Brandy continued his education through a comprehensive cosmetic surgery fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Following his fellowship in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brandy served as clinical instructor in the fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology.

Considered a leading authority in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brandy has published more than 70 medical articles in prominent medical journals such as the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery and The Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has contributed to eight aesthetic surgery textbooks as well as authored his own book on hair replacement alternatives for men and women. Dr. Brandy has shared his expertise as a cosmetic surgeon with his peers by lecturing at over 115 national and international meetings and is frequently approached by the news media as an expert and has been referenced in hundreds of consumer newspapers and magazines, including Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Heath.


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Dr. Brandy Certifications

Experience:

1981 - Present
Medical Director
Dominic A. Brandy, MD & Associates/The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, PC/The Skin Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1981 - 1988      
Director, Emergency Medicine
Divine Providence Hospital (DPH), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Board Certification:

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 1988 – Present

American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, 1996 – 2009

American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1986 – 2006

Past University Affiliations:

Instructor, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program
In conjunction with Suzan Obagi, MD, Assistant Professor, Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, 2004 – 2006

Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, 1993 – 1996

Scientific Reviewer:

Dr. Dominic Brandy Journal of Dermatologic Surgery

American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

Editorial Advisory Board:

American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery 

Meeting Chairmanships:

Chairman, The QuickLift® Live Surgical Workshops:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2010; September 12, 2009; January 10, 2009; September 13, 2008; January 12, 2008; November 10, 2007; July 21, 2007; May 5, 2007; February, 17, 2007; November 4, 2006; July 15, 2006; April 22, 2006; February, 25, 2006; November 22, 2005; July 16, 2005; April 30, 2005; January 22, 2005; November 20, 2004.

Moderator, 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery: Los Angeles, California, January 28 - 31, 1999

Current Memberships in Professional Societies:

Dr. Dominic Brandy: The Skin Center Medical SpaAmerican Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

American Society of Liposuction Surgery

American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (Co-Founder)                         

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery

American Medical Association

Pennsylvania Medical Society

Ohio State Medical Association

Allegheny County Medical Society

Published Articles:

Dr. Dominic Brandy: The Skin Center Medical Spa

Face Lift Articles

QuickLift addresses facial sagging with minimally invasive procedure
Cosmetic Surgery Times
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A Method of Augmenting the Cheek Area Through SMAS, subSMAS, and Subcutaneous Tissue Recruitment During Facelift Surgery
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Feed Your Skin
Health Magazine
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Long-Term Results of Purse-String Facelifts
by Dominic A. Brandy, MD. 2010
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The QuickLift® and Lateral Subcutaneous Brow Lifting

From Simplified Facial Rejuvenation;
Published by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008; Chapter 48; Page 371, 2008
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The Delta Lift: A Modification of S-Lift for Facial Rejuvenation
Published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2002
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Hair Restoration Articles

Brandy, D.A., "Intricacies of the Single-Scar Technique for Donor Harvesting in Follicular Hair Transplantation Surgery." Dermatologic Surgery, 30:837-845, 2004

Brandy, D.A., "The Art of Mixing Follicular Units and Follicular Groupings in Hair Restoration Surgery." Dermatologic Surgery, 30:846-856, 2004

Brandy, D.A., "A Method for Evaluating and Treating the Temporal Peak Region in Patients with Male Pattern Baldness." Dermatologic Surgery, 28:394-401, 2002

Brandy, D.A., "Single-scar, follicular unit hair transplantation" Cosmetic Surgery Times, 4 (2): 1-8, 2001.

Brandy, D.A., "A Technique for Hair-Grafting Between Existing Follicles in Patients with Early Pattern Baldness." Dermatologic Surgery, 26 (8) 801-805, 2000.

Brandy, D.A., "Dispelling the Myth of the Required High Hairline in Follicular Hair Transplantation." Dermatologic Surgery, 24 (9): 842-847, 2000.

Brandy, D.A., "New Instrumentation for Hair Restoration Surgery." Dermatologic Surgery, 24(6): 629 - 631, 1998.

Brandy, D.A., "Techniques for the Refinement of Abrupt Hairlines and Donor Scars Secondary to Conventional Punch Hair-Grafting." American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 12:341 - 344, 1995.

Scientific Papers

Dr. Dominic Brandy: The Skin Center Medical SpaBrandy, D.A., “The Revised QuickLift™: Featuring an Encircling Double Purse-String Plication Technique with Blunt Neck/Jowl Undermining and Small Submental Tuck for Tightening of the Sagging SMAS, Platysma and Skin.”  American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 22;4:223-232; 2005.

Brandy, D.A., “The QuickLift:  A Modification of the S-Lift – A Report of the First 85 Cases.”  Cosmetic Dermatology,17;6:251-360; 2004.

Brandy, D.A., “A Method of Augmenting the Cheek Area Through SMAS, subSMAS and Subcutaneous Tissue Recruitment During Facelift Surgery.”  Dermatologic Surgery, 2003; 29:265-271.

Brandy, D.A., “A New Foam Girdle for the Significant Reduction of Ecchymoses Post-Liposuction.”  Dermatologic Surgery, 28:1-3; 2002.

Brandy, D.A., “The Use of Asymmetrical Incisions in Liposuction.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery,” 14(4):459 - 462, 1997.

Brandy, D.A., "Medium - Deep Chemical Peel Utilizing Jessner's Solution, 20% TCA and Baker's Phenol Solution."  American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 14:41 - 48, 1997.

Brandy, D.A., "Methodical Block Technique for Better Results with Liposuction."  American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 11:47 - 50, 1994.

Brandy, D.A., "A New Infiltration Needle for Rapid Local Anesthesia in Retromammary Breast Augmentation," Annals of Plastic Surgery, 28:331 - 334, 1992.

Brandy, D.A., "Reston Foam for the Reduction of Ecchymoses Post - Liposuction Surgery," American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 7:87 - 91, 1990.

Textbook Chapters:

Brandy, D.A., “QuickLift and Lateral Subcutaneous Browlifting,” Simplified Facial Rejuvenation, Shiffman, M.A, Mirrafati, S.J., Mal, S.M. (Eds), Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Chapter 48; 2008.

Speeches and Poster Presentations at National and International Meetings:

Dr. Dominic Brandy: The Skin Center Medical Spa

“The Triple Concentric Purse-String Facelift:  TRIPS Lift.”  Poster Presentation.  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 16-19, 2013.

“A Topical Map Technique for Fat-Grafting.”  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 16-19, 2013.

“Technique for Better Skin Tone After Liposuction.”  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 16-19, 2013.

“Purse String Facelifting” St. Louis University, Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Course, Advanced Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and Hands-on Cadaver Workshop (Lectured and served as faculty for cadaver workshop.)  St. Louis, Missouri, 2008, 2009, 2010.

“The QuickLift™:  Experience with Over 800 Cases” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 28, 2006.

“Methodical Block Technique” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, World Congress on Liposuction, Dearborn, Michigan, October 13, 2000.

“Introducing New Procedures & Technologies Successfully into a Practice” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 27 – 30, 2000.

“Overview of Cosmetic Surgery.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1996.

“Liposuction Surgery and Chemical Peels.”  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1996.

"Medium Depth Chemical Peel."  The Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida, January 18 - 22, 1996.

"Controversies in Cosmetic Surgery."  The Second Annual Scientific Meeting, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Orlando, Florida, January 18 - 22, 1996.

“Overview of Cosmetic Surgery.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1995.

“How an Aesthesian Can Enhance Your Practice."  Live Patient and Laboratory Workshop on Skin Rejuvenation Including: Dermabrassion, Chemical Peeling, Laser and Radiosurgical Resurfacing,  American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 4 - 7, 1995.

“Liposuction Surgery and Chemical Peels.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1995.

Controversies in Cosmetic Surgery."   The First Annual Scientific Meeting, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Los Angeles, California, January 19 - 22, 1995.

"New Infiltration Needle for Rapid Local Anesthesia in Breast Augmentation."  The Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery,  Los Angeles, California, January 25 - 29, 1991.

"Reston Foam for the Reduction of Post-Liposuction Ecchymoses."   The Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, California, January 13 - 15, 1989.

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