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Benjamin Schlechter, MD, FACS

Dr. Benjamin Schlechter, MD

Dr. Benjamin Schlechter, MD
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Within minutes of meeting Dr. Benjamin Schlechter, you will know that you are dealing with a down-to-earth, caring doctor who will listen to your concerns and expectations. With over 20+ years as a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schlechter has performed tens of thousands of plastic surgery procedures. He is an innovator, at the forefront of advanced techniques that improve patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. He approaches breast procedures, body procedures and facial rejuvenation with cutting-edge techniques that improve patient recovery and provide the best aesthetic outcome. Despite his incredible history of successful surgeries and satisfied patients, and contributions to medical profession in terms of publications and presentations, Dr. Schlechter remains quite humble. He will answer your questions and explain what he is able to do to help you achieve your aesthetic goals using his compassion, artistry, and skill as a veteran plastic surgeon.

Dr Benjamin Schlecter and staff did an amazing job throughout the entire process and I could not be more pleased with the results of my rinoplasty

R.H.

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To learn more about what sets Dr. Benjamin Schlechter apart from other cosmetic surgeons, call us at 847-737-5036 or click here to request a complimentary consultation at his state-of-the-art surgery center in Northbrook, IL.


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Dr. Schlechter is honored to be featured in New Beauty magazine. Click on the article below to read more about Dr. Schlechter and how he can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 996 – 2005
  • Active Member – American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active Member – American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Member – Trauma Steering Committee – The Reading Hospital and Medical Center 2006-2008
  • Executive Board Member – Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society
  • Secretary – Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society 2011-2012
  • Vice-President – Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society 2012-2013
  • President- Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society 2014- 2015
  • Immediate Past President – Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society 2015 -present
  • Chair – Physician Advocacy Taskforce of the Berks County Medical Society 2005-2012
  • Clinical Instructor- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Plastic Surgery Fellowship 2010 – present
  • Member- American Society of Plastic Surgeons Government Affairs Committee 2006-2011
  • Physician Advisor – Surgical Specialties Corporation 2005-2007
  • Physician Advisor – Adhezion Biomedical 2008- present
  • Member – Executive Committee Berks County Medical Society 2004 – present
  • President – Berks County Medical Society 2008
  • Member – Executive Committee PAMPAC 2006-2014
  • Vice Chair – Executive Committee PAMPAC 2011-2013
  • Chair – Executive Committee PAMPAC 2013- 2015
  • Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery – Joseph Medical Center
  • Medical Director – Reading Surgery Center 2003 – present
  • Member – Executive Council Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2008- 2014
  • Member – American College of Surgeons PAC Board of Directors 2008-2011
  • Member – Executive Council Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 2008- 2014
  • Attending Plastic Surgeon Howard Young Medical Center – Courtesy Staff- Minocqua, Wisconsin
  • Attending Plastic Surgeon – The Reading Hospital
  • Attending Plastic Surgeon – North Shore University Health System – Glenbrook, Illinois
  • Injection Trainer – Galderma Medical
  • Member – Parent Advisory Board, School of Kinesiology – University of Michigan
  • Member – Parent Advisory Board, Hillel – University of Michigan
  • Camp Doctor – Camp Kawaga for Boys, Minocqua , Wisconsin 2001 – 2013
  • Member – Berks County Medical Society
  • Member – American Medical Association
  • Member – Pennsylvania Medical Society

Publications:

Guyuron B and Schlechter B: Pseudomeningocele as a Complication of Teratoma Resection and Aseptic Meningitis Following Craniofacial Reconstruction:  A Case Report, The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Vol. 1, Number 4, 179 – 181, 1990.

Mellinger JD, Schlechter B, Simon IB, Lash RV, and Ponsky JL: Long Tract Formation Following Percutaneous               

Endoscopic Gastrostomy in an Animal Model, Presented at The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, April 1991. First Place – Resident/Fellow Research Award

Mellinger JD, Schlechter B, Simon IB, Lash RV, and
Ponsky JL: Long Tract Formation Following Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in an Animal Model, Surgical Endoscopy (1991) 5: 189 – 191.

Schlechter B and Guyuron B: A Comparison of Different Suture Techniques for Microvascular Anastomosis, Presented at The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Ohio Valley Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, April 1992.

Schlechter B, Marks J, Shillingstad RL, and Ponsky JL:  Intra Abdominal Mesh Prosthesi in a Canine Model,  Presented at The Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Arpil 1993.

Schlechter B and Guyuron B: A Comparison of Different Suture Techniques for Microvascular Anastomosis, Presented at The First Annual Resident Research Competition – Mt. Sinai Medical Center – First Place, June 1993.

Schlechter B and Guyuron B: A Comparison of Different Suture Techniques for Microvascular Anastomosis, Annals of Plastic Surgery, Volume 33, Number1, 28-31, July 1994.

Schlechter B, Marks J, Shillingstad RL, and Ponsky JL: Intra Abdominal Mesh Prosthesis in a Canine Model, Surgical Endoscopy, Vol. 8, 127 – 129, February 1994.

Schlechter B, Ramasastry S, Weinzweig N, and Cohen M: A Comparison of Techniques and an Algorithm for Reconstruction Following Oncologic Surgery, Presented at the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr

Schlechter B, Ramasastry S, Weinzweig N, and Cohen M: A Comparison of Techniques and an Algoithm for Reconstruction Following Oncologic Surgery, Presented at the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Competition, Chicago Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – First Place, May, 1995.

Ramasastry S, Schlechter B, and Cohen M: Reconstruction of Posterior Trunk Defects, Clinics of Plastic Surgery, 22 (1), 167–185, January 1995.

Weinzweig N, Schlechter B, Baraniewski H, Schuler J, Lower Limb Salvage in a Patient with Recalcitrant Venous Ulcerations, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, 13 (6), 431 – 437, August 1997.

Bloom  J., Cohn A B., Schlechter B, Davis N, Schechter L.S., Abdominoplasty and Intra-Abdominal Surgery: Safety First, Poster Presentation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2007

Presentations:

Schlechter B: Abdominal Incisions and Techniques for Breast Reconstruction – Presented to the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, November, 1995.

Schlechter B: An Overview of Plastic Surgery, Berks Community Television, December, 1995.

Schlechter B: Cosmetic Surgery – Presented to the Department of Family Medicine, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, March, 1997.

Schlechter B: Cosmetic Surgery, Surgical Grand Rounds, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, March, 1999.

Schlechter B: Cosmetic Surgery – Presented to the Department of
Dentistry, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, April, 1999.

Schlechter B: Laser Hair Removal – Presentation for Coherent
Medical Group, January, 2000.

Schlechter B: Laser Hair Removal – Presentation for Coherent Medical Group, March, 2000.

Schlechter B: Laser Hair Removal and Microdermabrasion – Presentation for Coherent Medical Group, May, 2000.

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, March, 2005.

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, June, 2005

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, September, 2005

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, November, 2005

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, January, 2006

Schlechter, B., Contour Threads Skills Transfer Course, April, 2006

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, May 2006

WEEU Radio Talk Show Guest – Health Talk – Skin Cancer and Skin Health, June 2007

Plastic Surgery and Trauma Presentation – St. Joseph Medical Center, August 2007

Intro to Cosmetic Surgery – Local Seminar 2007

Facial Fillers and Non-Invasive Body Treatments – Local Seminar 2008

Politics and Medicine Presentation- St. Joseph Medical Center, 2010

WEEU Radio Talk Show Guest – Health Talk – Skin Cancer and Skin Health, June 2012

Laser Lipolysis – A new Type of Liposuction – Spa at Spring Ridge – 2012

Cellulaze – A New Treatment for Cellulite – Spa at Spring Ridge 2012

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation – Spa at Spring Ridge – November, 2012

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation – Spa at Spring Ridge – October, 2012

Politics and Medicine presented at Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates, Hershey, Pa. October 2013

SmartLipo and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation, Breast Cancer Support Services Fundraiser – Spa at Spring Ridge – October, 2013

To learn more about how Dr. Schlechter can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call us today at (847) 737-5036 to schedule an appointment.