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Lu-Jean Feng Clinic 31200 Pinetree Rd Pepper Pike, OH 44124 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Dr. Feng's personal goal and that of her associates and specialists is to become an advisor to each patient, helping them achieve inner and outer balance by incorporating the principles of both eastern and western medicine.

Biography

Excerpt taken from "A Surgeon Builds a Business by Believing in Herself"

Written by Roger Mezger for The Plain Dealer July 30, 2008

"Dr. Lu-Jean Feng needed a new location as the Mt. Sinai Medical Center was closing in 2000. It seemed like the perfect time for the surgeon to start her own outpatient center. Her accountant advised her to [join another hospital instead.]

As the hospital's head of microvascular plastic surgery, Feng had spent the previous 10 years focusing on breast reconstruction. She wanted to move into more facial and elective cosmetic surgery, so she wasn't fazed when her new accountant told her that other plastic surgeons with outpatient surgery centers ended up selling or redirecting their businesses.

"He said, 'So what makes you think you can make a go of it?'" Feng recalled of the meeting they had before she opened The Lu-Jean Feng Clinic in Pepper Pike.

"I told him that we can make every component of the surgical experience better by creating a [safe, relaxing and comfortable] atmosphere. . . . He didn't get it," Feng said.Even though the accountant had good intentions, Feng's reality is different from most people's. It takes a lot more than a pessimistic conversation to dissuade someone who entered Yale at age 16. At age 12, she and her mother moved to the United States from Taipei, Taiwan to join her father.

"I could read English when I moved to the United States, but I had no comprehension," she said. "It's hard for a Chinese person to learn the language. I just studied really hard because I've wanted to be a doctor since I was five."

While Feng has always wanted to be a surgeon, she didn't decide to specialize in reconstructive surgery until she was blown away by another surgeon's skills she witnessed while doing a rotation in plastic surgery during an internship in San Francisco. A surgeon used tissue from a woman's back to make a breast following… mastectomy.

"I thought it was so creative and wonderful to play a part in making a person whole again. It must be very difficult for a person to lose a body part," she said. "When patients decide to come to a surgeon, they're already courageous. They're people who are not going to let breast cancer or losing a body part get them down. They want to continue living life to the fullest. But in order to do this, they first have to have surgery [to look and feel good about themselves]."

Feng is recognized nationwide for her expertise in the field of microvascular breast reconstruction involving transplantation of a patient's own tissue, and facial cosmetic surgery. She's written [many] articles about plastic and reconstructive surgery and [problems with breast implants], gaining her worldwide attention. A map in her conference room is riddled with pins representing patients from every state and many who came to her from abroad…"

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    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
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I had silicone implants almost 38 years ago and the original surgery was a nightmare that required 4 procedures. 12 years later they ruptured and were replaced by saline implants. 16 years ago I began to get sick and my symptoms progressed to the point of being unable to work. The main symptom I've been dealing with is constant post-nasal drip that is so copious it makes me cough and choke and intolerance to any kind of food whatsoever. I've had chronic sleep deprivation and substantial weight l
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Dr. Feng says...

Excerpt taken from "A Surgeon Builds a Business by Believing in Herself"

Written by Roger Mezger for The Plain Dealer July 30, 2008

"Dr. Lu-Jean Feng needed a new location as the Mt. Sinai Medical Center was closing in 2000. It seemed like the perfect time for the surgeon to start her own outpatient center. Her accountant advised her to [join another hospital instead.]

As the hospital's head of microvascular plastic surgery, Feng had spent the previous 10 years focusing on breast reconstruction. She wanted to move into more facial and elective cosmetic surgery, so she wasn't fazed when her new accountant told her that other plastic surgeons with outpatient surgery centers ended up selling or redirecting their businesses.

"He said, 'So what makes you think you can make a go of it?'" Feng recalled of the meeting they had before she opened The Lu-Jean Feng Clinic in Pepper Pike.

"I told him that we can make every component of the surgical experience better by creating a [safe, relaxing and comfortable] atmosphere. . . . He didn't get it," Feng said.Even though the accountant had good intentions, Feng's reality is different from most people's. It takes a lot more than a pessimistic conversation to dissuade someone who entered Yale at age 16. At age 12, she and her mother moved to the United States from Taipei, Taiwan to join her father.

"I could read English when I moved to the United States, but I had no comprehension," she said. "It's hard for a Chinese person to learn the language. I just studied really hard because I've wanted to be a doctor since I was five."

While Feng has always wanted to be a surgeon, she didn't decide to specialize in reconstructive surgery until she was blown away by another surgeon's skills she witnessed while doing a rotation in plastic surgery during an internship in San Francisco. A surgeon used tissue from a woman's back to make a breast following… mastectomy.

"I thought it was so creative and wonderful to play a part in making a person whole again. It must be very difficult for a person to lose a body part," she said. "When patients decide to come to a surgeon, they're already courageous. They're people who are not going to let breast cancer or losing a body part get them down. They want to continue living life to the fullest. But in order to do this, they first have to have surgery [to look and feel good about themselves]."

Feng is recognized nationwide for her expertise in the field of microvascular breast reconstruction involving transplantation of a patient's own tissue, and facial cosmetic surgery. She's written [many] articles about plastic and reconstructive surgery and [problems with breast implants], gaining her worldwide attention. A map in her conference room is riddled with pins representing patients from every state and many who came to her from abroad…"

Dr. Feng's Care Philosophy

Dr. Feng's personal goal and that of her associates and specialists is to become an advisor to each patient, helping them achieve inner and outer balance by incorporating the principles of both eastern and western medicine.

Dr. Feng says...

Lu-Jean Feng, M.D., is the founder and medical director of the Clinic and is the one and only plastic and reconstructive surgeon on staff. She is board certified, has more than 28 years of experience and is recognized on a global level.

While she specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body, Dr. Feng is recognized for being one of the first to use autogenous tissue for breast reconstruction, which gained national attention in the 80s. Dr. Feng has pioneered research on the integrity of breast implants as devices for decades and has testified her findings before the FDA. She is also one of few surgeons to perform an all-natural breast enhancement using a patient's own regenerative stems cells and fat tissue and, most recently, she introduced a "painless and drainless" abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure which dramatically reduces recovery time.

Dr. Feng says...

"Should the capsule (scar tissue) be removed during explantation of breast implants?"

The capsule is your body's response to your implants. It may contain silicone gel, silicone shell fragments, bacteria, calcification, and inflammatory cells which have been mobilized by your immune system to react to different components of the implant. Research has shown that the capsule does not disappear on its own when only the implant has been removed (See Nancy Hardt's paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.) In addition, if you have pain around the implants, it is usually due to the pulling effect of the scar on surrounding muscle and tissue. If you have health problems that could be from the presence of the implants, removal of the capsule is critical in improving your health.

Dr. Feng's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California At San Francisco
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California San Francisco

    Completed in 1983

    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York University

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University
  • Other Education
    World Link Medical

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin

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Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Restylane® Injections