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Meet Dr. Joseph DiBello

Respected surgeons choose Dr. Joseph DiBello to perform plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery on both themselves and their loved ones.

What does that say about Dr. DiBello and his abilities? Plenty. As the person behind the name, Dr. Joseph DiBello operates, literally and figuratively, with the highest level of integrity. Right away in their first consultation with him, clients see that he is fully focused on what they are saying, how they are feeling, and what their goals are for plastic or reconstructive surgery. He makes sure that every question is answered – thoroughly. From breast augmentation and body contouring to rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation, he explains each particular procedure carefully. Dr. DiBello also always has a second consultation with each client to answer any new questions that may have arisen since his initial meeting. It is this high level of attention that lends itself so well to his expertise in the operating room and his belief that each patient deserves the best care and the best results.

Dr. DiBello completed his General Surgical training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and his Plastic Surgery fellowship at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Currently, Dr. DiBello is Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Jeanes Hospital and is on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital and Fox Chase Cancer Center. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in Temple University’s School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. DiBello maintains a number of professional affiliations. He is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), as well as an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. DiBello has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles.

What Is a Plastic Surgeon?

To earn the title of “plastic surgeon,” doctors must first complete at least three years of a general surgery residency, followed by plastic surgery-specific training for an additional three years. After medical school, plastic surgeons typically complete approximately six to eight years of advanced supplemental training in reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breasts, face, and body via fellowships and residencies. This extensive amount of training and education enables plastic surgeons to obtain a thorough understanding of the relationship between muscles, skin, nerves, blood vessels, and other underlying structures and tissues, ultimately leading to an ability to treat a comprehensive range of cosmetic and reconstructive concerns with optimal results.

It is important to note that there is a difference between a plastic surgeon and a medical professional who offers cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon is highly trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, but physicians who are trained in other areas of medicine may still sometimes offer aesthetic procedures—they might even refer to themselves as “cosmetic surgeons.” The key difference between these two types of surgeons is that a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. DiBello will be more knowledgeable and well-equipped to address any potential complications that may arise during a plastic surgery procedure, whereas a medical professional lacking in the same type of specialized education might not be able to do so. As a result, seeking an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon for aesthetic and reconstructive care can help ensure you receive safe and effective treatment.

The logos displayed along the bottom of our website are very important to you, the prospective patient. Why? Because they identify Dr. DiBello as a Fellow of the most highly respected organization for surgeons, The American College of Surgeons, certified by the only board of plastic surgery recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, The American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of two of the most highly respected organizations for plastic surgeons—The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Members of the American College of Surgeons are referred to as “Fellows.” The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

Why Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialties. As such, The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) evaluates and passes judgment on the training and knowledge of broadly competent and responsible plastic surgeons. Members of the ASPS are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics, and fulfill continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. ASAPS membership ensures that a doctor not only is ABPS-certified but also has significant experience in cosmetic surgery. ASAPS membership is by invitation only. These logos are symbols that Dr. DiBello maintains the highest degree of integrity and safety in his practice.

What Distinguishes Dr. DiBello from Other Plastic Surgeons in Philadelphia?

Patient safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. DiBello, so unlike many surgeons, he is passionate about offering only treatments that have long been proven to be both safe and effective—he is extremely cautious of jumping on board with trending plastic surgery fads.

Dr. DiBello also knows that deciding to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is intensely personal, so treating patients with compassion and individualized care is also tremendously important to him. It is Dr. DiBello’s firm belief that patients should never be pressured into a procedure they do not want or need—he emphasizes the fact that everyone has different aesthetic preferences and goals, so each patient’s idea of the “perfect” result will vary (which is also one of the reasons why he chooses not to publish his patients’ before-and-after photos on his website). Through friendly, personalized attention, Dr. DiBello ensures that all patients are comfortable and well-informed about their choices. It is for this reason that so many medical professionals trust Dr. DiBello when seeking aesthetic care for themselves or their loved ones; he is known as “The Doctor’s Doctor.”

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