Dr. Gary Tuma

Facial Plastic Surgery
Pennington, NJ
27 years experience male

Locations

Plastic Surgery Associates of New Jersey

Pennington, NJ

Address

2 Capital Way, Suite 505, Pennington, NJ, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

(609) 537-7070

Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

Aetna

Oxford Health Plans

Office

Pennington, PA

About

Bio

Practicing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specializing in Face, breast and body.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Medicine

Breast Surgery

General Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Doctor Q&A

185 Answers
189 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Chemo: Almost every patient with a diagnosis of breast cancer gets some form of adjuvant therapy. Whether its is true chemo or hormonal or both. This is why ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Alcohol: There are types of liver cancers that are found more commonly in those who drink excessive amounts.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Referrals: You just need to ask your doctor for one. If you are looking for cosmetic procedures, than a referral is not necessary as insurance does not cover co... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No oral therapy avai: There are no recognized oral therapies to enlarge the breast currently FDA approved.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nasal surgery: The best advice is to see a physician trained in craniofacial surgery.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Serious complications can occur from any procedure. Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon. Liposuction is a body contouring surgery not a w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Flying: Flying after any surgery has more to due with anesthesia than the type of surgery. Usually don't recommend flying for 2 weeks after general anesthesi... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Smart lipo: This is a marketing brand of liposuction. This is usually performed in an office not in the operating room as it is less invasive. Since it is less ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne: There are not many options. One product is vitamin c serum. Usually this is a prescription from a doctor. See a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Flaps: This a reconstructive term used to describe using tissue from one area to reconstruct another. It can be made up of different anatomical regions such... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
No: There is no risk that we are aware of to breast feeding and silicone implants.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Working out after: I recommend no working out for 4-6 weeks after breast surgery. You need to give your body time to heal. It is important that the implants remain wh... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Giant nevus: It is generally recommended to remove giant nevus as there is a increased risk for melanoma. There are a number of techniques including staged excisi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Fat grafting: It all depends on how much grafting. You will definitely have bruising and swelling. This will improve ovr time.
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Open incision: Since these are stab incisions some physicians leave it open to let the fluid freely drain. It should not have a difference in scarring.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Breast reduction: Some of my happiest patients have had breast reductions. You should be evaluated by a board certified plastic surgeon. You need to understand that the... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Free: Cosmetic plastic surgery is a fee for service practice. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often covered by your insurance carrier. There are some te... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Seatbelt: You need to enforce the use of seat belts explaining to him how dangerous it is not to be wearing one. This may require strict guidelines either ince... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Nevus: All lesions can be excised. There would be a scar in place of lesion. You should see a board certified plastic or ENT surgeon for an evaluation.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Metastatic: Metastatic melanoma can be found in other organ like brain, lung and liver. This means the melanoma has spread from the skin to other organ systems.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Type of surgery: It really depends on the surgery that was performed. It's best to ask your surgeon this question.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Shoulder pain: If no improvement with stretching, rest and time. You should see a orthopedic surgeon and order an MRI in order to rule out other causes.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Topical treatments: Another option is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Consult with your doctor if no improvement. There could be an infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Body contouring.: Most often to perform body contouring procedures the excess tissue has to be surgically removed. There are some exceptions but they are rare. Seek a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Botox : Botox treatment to the axilla can help with excessive sweating in the armpits.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Cancer: It depends on the location. If you have squamous cell cancer you should seek the advice of a physician for treatment options.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Results?: If something sounds to good to be true, it usually is.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Weightloss surgery: Gastric bypass is an operation for weightless, while liposuction is not a weightloss surgery but a body contouring procedure.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Postoperative care: This is not uncommon and it is important to have your surgeon evaluate you. The first office visit will do much of the cleaning. Call your surgeon a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Surgeon: Usually ENT surgeon for polyps/cysts and fungal sinusitis. Plastic surgeon for aesthetic/cosmetic nasal surgery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Acne: It sounds like you have cystic acne. This often has scarring associated with it. Controlling the outbreaks helps with scarring. You should be under... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Sunscreen: Yes, but more importantly to reduce your risk of skin cancer.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Either: Those symptoms could be consistent with either entity. I would recommend getting a pregnancy test.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Keep area clean: You may want to be evaluated for hair removal therapies to decrease risk of recurrence.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Pain: Absolutely. Just make sure you let your surgeon know where it hurts and when it hurts the most.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: If your post surgical wound is leaking you should inform your surgeon and see them as soon as possible. It could be CSF leak or infection.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Liposuction: Sometimes there can be characteristics but often it is very difficult.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Tummy tuck: Great operation for the right patient. It is a body contouring operation not a weightloss operation. Make sure to see a board certified plastic surgeo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Mini tuck: It can be a good operation in the right candidate. Sometimes liposuction can replace a tuck pending on amount of skin and whether the abdominal wall n... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Traits: You can not pass done acquired traits just genetic ones.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Lump: If you are a woman it could be accessory breast tissue. This can often change with your menstral cycle. See another physician if your not happy with... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Shingles: If there is no history of trauma and the area is tender to the touch it could be shingles. Call and make an appointment with your primary care doctor... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Cleavage acne: Don't wear such a constructing bra, don't let your breast be pushed together. Allow air to get to the area. Also wash area after sweating. This should... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Anesthesia: Usually the type of anesthesia has more to do with the surgeon than the patient. I would only recommend having an anesthesiologist in an accredited f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Permanence: Face lifts last 7-10 years. Though you have had surgery, gravity and aging does not stop. Revision all surgery is sometimes indicated but that depends... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Recovery: This varies from patient to patient but most recovery is 4-6 weeks. No aggressive exercise for 6 weeks. The recovery can be more difficult as compar... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
GI issue: You need to try and better understand what the cause of the issue. It can be treated at home with hydration and bowel rest if it is due to gastroenter... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Skin lightening: There are treatments designed to lighten skin tones. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Burns: It is important to keep area clean with soap and water and continue to use silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) as directed. It is important to have her e... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Revision : It is always acceptable to get a second opinion so that you can be informed if your options. Revision rhinoplasty is a very complex operation and requ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Tuma is a highly regard and experienced Board Certified Plastic surgeon. He has a great understanding of Plastic Surgery and the ability to easily convey this to his patients.
Feb 2, 2013
Dr. Tuma is an excellent surgeon with very prestigious training and qualifications. He has an excellent bedside manner and puts patients at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Gary Tuma.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tuma is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. I did. But he checked it oit n didnt find anything wrong he said its the scar tissue and that my body is streching every time i move
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've been back so often, I was afraid to turn up again. Many thanks for advice and support.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Many general dentists also do periodontal and endodontic surgery. So?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston College
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2002

Residency

Jefferson University Hospital
Completed 2002

Residency

University of Pennsylvania
Completed 2000

Awards

Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , Third Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013
Top Plastic Surgeon , First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
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