Joshua Halpern is the premier choice for plastic surgery in Tampa
Bay, Florida, in the use of endoscopic plastic surgery (mini
scar surgery that incorporates the use of a tiny television
camera) on the face, breast, and abdomen. In addition, Dr. Halpern
has lengthy experience with Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction for
body contouring. The doctor has designed a number of techniques
and medical instruments in the field of plastic surgery (including
the "Halpern Breast Marker" and the "Halpern
Universal Endoscopic Retractor"). He is an authority
on endoscopic plastic surgery, having lectured to plastic surgeons
nationally and internationally (including England and Athens Greece).
Dr. Joshua Halpern developed The Finesse
Technique, a gentler way of performing surgery
resulting in less swelling, bruising, and discomfort and faster
healing. Dr. Halpern was one of the first physicians to use the
Sciton Erbium Laser, and he helped pioneer its use on laser resurfacing
of the skin.
Dr. Joshua Halpern received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology
at the University of Southern California and graduated Summa Cum
Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Vanderbilt
University School of Medicine. The doctor performed his general
surgery residency at the University of South Florida and completed
his plastic surgery training in New York. Dr. Halpern is a member
of Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society and was named "Outstanding
Young Man of America" in 1988.
Apart from his plastic surgery practice in Tampa Bay and training
other plastic surgeons, Dr. Halpern has been a volunteer at The
Spring (an organization and facility which takes care of battered
women and their children), offering not only his surgical skill,
but also providing meals, toys, and financial support. In addition,
he has been a participant in "Operation Smile," an organization
that travels to countries less fortunate than ours, and reconstructs
Dr. Halpern has appeared numerous times on network news programs
on ABC, CBS, FOX, and UPN. In addition, he has been invited on numerous
talk shows including Maury Povich, American
Journal Cathy Unruh Show, and the Kathy Fountain Show.
A number of his patients have graced the pages of Playboy
and Penthouse. He has also operated on news anchormen and
women, talk show hosts, actors on TV network shows, and MTV.
Patients of his were on the covers of Newsweek and the Wall Street
Journal. Finally, many doctors, surgeons, and their spouses seek
Dr. Joshua Halpern for plastic surgery in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Joshua Halpern thinks of his profession as his hobby. He has
been artistic for most of his life and he considers his surgeries
as works of art. Dr. Halpern states, "Although I keep current
with latest technology I remain conservative in my approach to my
patients. Certain classics always remain in style: educating patients
and treating them with kindness and respect, being open to new technology,
yet remaining safe with those new options (e.g. FeatherLift), encouraging
patients to achieve healthy skin, maintaining a caring staff and
having as a goal to achieve the highest standards of care and quality."
He takes enormous pride in them. Finally, Dr. Halpern is a people
person and derives tremendous satisfaction when he sees his patients
wearing a great smile after surgery.
Dr. Joshua Halpern also offers a variety of noninvasive rejuvenation
procedures to his patients. He has extensive experience in Laser
Hair Removal. In addition, many people come in to rid themselves
of unsightly leg and facial veins. Wrinkles can be smoothed away
with BOTOX® or filled in with Restylane®,
radiance or collagen. Patients come in and enjoy rejuvenating their
skin with the "Luncheon Laser Facial."
This unique treatment improves your skin without pain, shots, or
downtime. You can go out to dinner or exercise immediately after
your treatment. Dr. Halpern utilizes the first FDA-approved laser
to treat rosacea. In addition, patients who wish to rid themselves
of "old-age spots" or "brown patches" can undergo
IPL (Intense Photo Light Therapy).
Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgeons and is Board Certified
by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (which is the
highest licensing body for plastic surgeons). Dr. Halpern also has
staff privileges at many of the surrounding hospitals and
is one the highly respected surgeons in North America.