Dr. Robert J. Lukavsky completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. After completion of his bachelor's degree, Dr. Lukavsky was awarded the Intramural Research Training Award at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Lukavsky then went on to attend the University of Illinois for his Medical Degree prior to completing a residency in General Surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He then decided to pursue additional specialized surgical training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Dallas, Texas at the University of Texas-Southwestern and Parkland Hospital. During Dr. Lukavsky's training, the University of Texas Southwestern was ranked as the number one Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency program in the nation and continues to be one of the top training programs in the country.

In addition to being a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Lukavsky has authored numerous research articles, has been active in the American Society of Plastic Surgery Resident Curriculum Development Committee and Aesthetic Subcommittee, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Lukavsky lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.  His interests outside medicine and surgery include travel, physical fitness, cooking, and art.

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Identifying Regional Viscoelastic Properties of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System

Robert Lukavsky, Andrew P. Trussler, Fritz E. Barton, Michael Lee

Is Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Better Classified as a Lymphoproliferative Disorder and How Surgeons Reduce Risk?

Robert J. Lukavsky, Rafael A. Couto, William P. Adams

A Novel Approach to Submandibular Gland Ptosis: Creation of a Platysma Muscle and Hyoid Bone Cradle.

Robert Lukavsky, Gary Linkov, Christopher Fundakowski

Insurance status effects on stage of diagnosis and surgical options used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Lukavsky R, Sariego J.

Relationships Between 3 Classification Systems in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.

Greenhill DA, Lukavsky R, Tomlinson-Hansen S, Kozin SH, Zlotolow DA.

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In the words of his clients…

Very caring & commited!

I had emergency plastic surgery & Dr. Lukavsky was EXCELLENT! Was at the hospital within minutes. Came to my room on several occasions when he wasn't on duty. Very caring & committed. Best doctor I have ever known! Incredible man!

Dr. Lukavsky was very kind and reassuring.

I consulted with Dr. Lukavsky after finding that my silicone breast implants had ruptured. Needless to say, a scary experience. However, Dr. Lukavsky was very kind and reassuring during my initial consultation and pre-op appointment. We went over my potential options after removal and I was given a clear understanding of the upcoming procedure. I had surgery a little over a week ago and I really feel great! No confidence lost, and I know that I will be pleased with the outcome after a full recovery. I can confidently refer anyone that I know who is seeking elective or non-elective surgery to Dr. Lukavsky.

He does everything in his power to make you comfortable.

Dr. Lukavsky did my reconstructive surgery following a lumpectomy for cancer. He is the most kind, understanding, caring doctor you will find. He is extremely sincere in his care and listening to how you feel and what you say. He does everything in his power to make you comfortable. If you have a question or concern he is always available to help you. If you want the best plastic surgeon pick Dr. Lukavdky.

Dr. Robert Lukavsky has the most gentle demeanor

Dr. Robert Lukavsky has the most gentle demeanor. He did an EXPLANT. REMOVED MY IMPLANTS on April 28th 2023. I received a Enblock for the pain. I had Zero discomfort. Didn't even need pain medicine after. I was able to stop taking Asthma inhalers and medicine. No more restless legs. I'm able to sleep nightly on my own. If you are anywhere in the Mid West I highly recommend Contacting him to help you with removal of the cause of Breast Implant Illness.

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