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Dr. Paletta

Dr. John D Paletta, MD – Savannah, GA

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Savannah plastic surgeon Dr. John Paletta understands that the decision to have aesthetic plastic surgery can be intimidating. For that reason, Dr. Paletta strives to provide an environment to explore your options that is completely free of pressure. Your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Paletta will provide the insight you need to feel better about yourself through the perfect blend of surgical skill and artistic interpretation. Read on to learn more about the background and experience of Dr. John Paletta.

Dr. John D. Paletta, M.D.Education

BS, Biochemistry, Biophysics
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Doctor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency, General Surgery
York Hospital, York, PA

Residency, Plastic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

John D. Paletta, M.D.

Breast Enhancement

Breast Reconstruction


Eyelid Rejuvenation

Body Contouring

Specializing in:

Facial Cosmetic Surgery

  • Facelifts “Younger looking, but Natural”
  • Necklifts
  • Eyelid Rejuvenation (Blepharoplasty)
  • Forehead or Browlift (Endoscopic and Standard)
  • Ear Reshaping (Otoplasty)
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Facial Peels
  • Nose Reshaping (Cosmetic and Functional)
  • Skin Cancer and Mole Removal
  • OBAGI Skin Care – Medically Supervised

Breast Surgery

  • Breast Enhancement
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reduction (Female and Male)
  • Breast Reconstruction

Body Contouring Surgery

  • Liposuction (Ultrasonic and Tumescent Techniques)
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
  • Around the World Tummy Tuck
  • Thigh and Buttock Lifts
  • Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty)

Non-Surgical Options

  • Botox
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra
  • Vein Injections
  • Laser Hair and Laser Tattoo Removal


America's Top Surgeon, Plastic Surgery 2004-2005
Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2004
Second Place, Clinical, Robert II. Ivy Society 47th Annual Meeting 2001
York Hospital Department of Surgery Greatest Improvement on the ABSITE 1997
First Place, Research, ACS Central Pennsylvania Chapter 1996
Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship 1992
Medical Student Summer Research Scholarship 1993
Ross H. Musgrave, M.D. Plastic Surgery Award 1995
Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Medical Honor Society 1989-1991
Golden Key National Honor Society 1989-1991
The National Dean’s List 1988-1991


Board Certified – American Board of Plastic Surgery
Board Certified - American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Medical Association of Georgia.
Georgia Medical Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity

Academic Appointments

Interim Chief - Division of Plastic Surgery at Creighton Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Creighton University
Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at The University of Nebraska
Clinical Assistant Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Nebraska
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mercer University


Director of The University of Nebraska Plastic Surgery Residency Program at Creighton University
Director of Plastic Surgery Rotation at Memorial Health University Medical Center
Dr. Paletta has given multiple presentations at Local, State, National and International meetings.


Dr. Paletta has been involved in extensive research of muscle flaps, tissue transplantation and pain management. He has been awarded grants for his research efforts.


Dr. Paletta has authored several articles that have been published in such renowned medical sources as the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ann. Plastic Surgery and Surgical Forum.


The Paletta’s enjoy both the climate and wonderful people of southeast Georgia. Savannah invites one to participate in outdoor activities with friends and family.

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