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Dr. Gary Tuma

Facial Plastic Surgery
Pennington, NJ
26 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

Wednesday: 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Tummy tuck: The benefits are a flat abdominal region with smooth skin. The cons is recovery, risk of complication and anesthesia. The benefits far outweigh the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Breast imaging: Not necessarily, it all depends what you are trying to evaluate. It is a good test to look for implant rupture. It can be an additional test to a mamm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Capsular contracture: Every patient who has an implant gets some form of a capsule around the implant. How firm, thick or painful the capsule can be, varies. The classifi... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Ruptured implants: If your implants are ruptured you should have them removed. The risks are the same as when you had them placed. The implant is not meant to remain i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Loose skin: There are multiple options for treatment of loose skin. It mainly depends on the location that you are asking about. Often times it requires surgica... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scar treatment: There is no way to remove a scar but there are modalities to decrease the appearance like microdemabrasion, steroid injections and skin lightening. T... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Body contouring: There are surgical options for body contouring including liposuction and fat grafting for augmentation. See a board certified plastic surgeon for a c... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: The operation is uncomfortable but most surgeries are. The operation wll remove stretcatks that are below the belly button. Not all the stretch marks ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Fat Cheeks: The best option is to see a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon to see what options are available for you. There are multiple options i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Cheap: Surgery is much like life, "you get what you pay for". Price is a small part of the equation for breast augmentation surgery. The most important fac... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Needing Surgery: Breast augmentation is usually an elective operation which by definition does not denote necessity. It is important to see a board certified plastic ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Medications: You certainly need to let your surgeon know that you are dealing with these issues and also let them know which medications you are currently taking. ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Cheek Augmentation: There are many options for cheek augmentation. Make sure you see a board certified plastic or facial plastic surgeon for your options. A newer techn... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Combined surgery: Genioplasty and rhinoplasty is a common combined operation. Speak to you surgeon about your options. There are digital imaging option to see the res... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Facial recon: There are many options for facial reconstruction. It depends on the defect itself, the location and the surrounding soft tissue. You should see a bo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Unsatisfied: You should most certainly speak to your plastic surgeon. Depending on the timing of the operation and anatomic factors there may be a reason for the ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Board Certification: There are risks to all treatment options. It is important to go to a board certified plastic surgeon. Board certification ensures that the physician... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Breast enlargement: The only way to enlarge the breast is by adding volume. This can be achieved by implants or fat grafting. See a board certified plastic surgeon for yo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Abdominoplasty: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a great operation for the right candidate to address the abdomen. It removes excess skin and fat in that region and cr... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Surgery: The surgical procedure you are speaking about is labioplasty.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
It may: That is not an uncommon experience. As your hormonal levels change and milk production begins you may experience soreness in the breast.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Weight loss: Losing weight may help in reducing the size of your breasts.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Liposuction: Liposuction is not a weight reduction operation, but a body contouring surgery. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon to go over your opt... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Unhappy: Speak to the surgeon who performed the surgery and if you are not happy with the response then you should see another surgeon. Make sure they are boa... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scarring: There is no way to prevent a scar if you have a mole removed. The skin heals by scar so if it is injured it will leave a scar. See a board certified... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Final result: The final result from any surgery is complete after one year. The majority of obvious change has occurred by 4-6 months.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Laser scar treatment: Mostly laser treatments for scaring is designed to lighten the pigmentary changes from the scarring. It does not erase the scar.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Safe: There is no contraindication to using Hydrocortisone but topically there is little benefit. Injected kenelog may help. Keloids are difficult to trea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Bruising: Usually the original injury is what causes the bruising. Stitches can cause bruising as it is traumatic to the tissue.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Burn: You should see a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgery. There are a number of salves that are helpful. The mainstay of treatment of a sup... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Lipo cost: This usually varies based on region that is being treated. There is usually the physician fee, or fee and anesthesia fee. Make sure to see a board cer... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Pain: That is not the usually presentation for cancer. More commonly is epidimal torsion. You should see a board certified urologist.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Burns: It really depends on how severe the burn. Topical anti microbial is a good start but you should not use for more than 3 days. A good skin moisturize... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Age: It depends on what operation you are talking about. If it is reconstructive in nature than it may be when you are very young. If it is more elective/c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Sun burn: You must be careful about sun exposure and children. It is very damaging to their fragile skin. It puts them at risk for sun poisoning, cancer over t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Staged: Removal might be enough. It really depends what your goals for removal of the implant is. Sometimes removal and delayed revision is the best because t... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Insurance Coverage: This procedure is typically covered by insurance so would not require out of pocket expense.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Hernia Repairs: It should not cause much damage but if you are experiencing increased pain or there is a bulge than you need to see your surgeon. Try not to lift any... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Breathing: It would be important to see a board certified ENT or plastic surgeon. It may be in relation to previous rhinoplasty or not have anything to do with ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Hematoma: It can depend on the size of the hematoma. There is an increased risk for capsular contracture when you develop a postoperative hematoma. It is not ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Pressure: Both are important but really the systolic is the one which is followed closely.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Confused: Not sure what the question is about. There is no indication for having both set of genitalia. You may want to make an appointment with a board certi... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Hidradenitis: This could be infection of hair follicle and sweat glands. There is no real treatment or cure. It is a difficult issue. Good hygiene with keeping t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Cancer vs hernia: Testicular cancer presents with a mass on the testicle. Hernia presents with painful bulge in the groin. You should make an appointment with a board... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Tissue expander: If you are asking about the tissue expander, there are many reasons to leave the expander for that long. They include chemotherapy, radiation, and tis... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Combined Surgery: It is possible to do both surgeries together. You need to have the two surgeons coordinate the timing.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Pimples: This could be just acne or possibly folliculitis. You should see a dermatologist. It is good practice to shower after a workout to cleanse the skin of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Scars: There are options for scar treatment including excision, steroid injections, and even laser treatments. No modality completely removes or erases scar... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Refractory Keloid: You can excise the keloid then radiate the area. You need to see a board certified plastic surgeon and radiation oncologist. There are associated ri... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Facial trauma: Any trauma to the face can cause brain swelling or a concussion. You must be cautious. More important you must be evaluated for injury to the orbit a... Read More

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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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