Meet Dr. Lechtman

Skilled hands and a listening ear

Alex Lechtman, MD, FACS, is a Board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years’ of experience.

Why does Board certification in plastic surgery matter?

To achieve Board-certification, Dr. Lechtman completed medical school and then served first as a surgical resident for six years, undergoing rigorous training in all aspects of surgery. He then trained in plastic surgery for another two years. The process of earning Board certification can take 6 to 8 years.

What is a cosmetic surgeon?

A practitioner referred to as a cosmetic surgeon might belong to any medical specialty and is not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (this is the only Board that certifies plastic surgeons). The practitioner may perform cosmetic procedures based upon training that may include weekend courses on topics like how to perform liposuction, utilize injectables or place breast implants.

Why do credentials matter?

Dr. Lechtman is the only plastic surgeon in Tulare County with hospital privileges. This means that if patients of other plastic or cosmetic surgeons have a problem post-operatively, their plastic surgeon cannot attend to them and Dr. Lechtman is called in. Before selecting a surgeon for your procedure, do your homework and check credentials.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Alex Lechtman, MD, provides breast surgery (to enlarge, reduce or lift); tummy tuck; facelift and browlift; and ultrasonic liposuction. He works with each patient to help you reach your body-sculpting goals.

Dr. Lechtman is the only plastic surgeon in Tulare County with hospital privileges. This means that if patients of other plastic surgeons have a problem post-operatively, their plastic surgeon cannot attend to them and Dr. Lechtman is called in. Before selecting a plastic surgeon, do your homework and check credentials.

I welcome your questions. Email me at alechtman@vmchealth.com.

The Aesthetic Center

5530 Avenida de los Robles, Visalia, CA 93291

559-738-7572

alechtman@vmchealth.com

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