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Welcome to the Advanced Liposuction Center

When it comes to your face & body, trust our experienced doctors and medical professionals for all cosmetic needs. The Advanced Liposuction Center specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and surgeries. We are known for using the most innovative technologies to provide the best results with the least amount of downtime and side effects. We can to help you achieve your goals to look and feel your ultimate best without sacrificing time, technique or cost.

Our providers realize that cosmetic procedures are not just a precise medical process, but a delicate art form as well. Dr. Giraldo has been performing cosmetic and general surgeries for many years. Our facility’s experience is trusted by thousands of satisfied patients to provide the most effective and natural looking results. Our patients appreciate our gentle techniques and return for new cutting edge and repeat treatments.

ALC’s aesthetic practice has qualified and experienced professional injectors to administer laser treatments, injectables and fillers including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Perlane.



Mauricio Giraldo, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.

BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Surgery
Dr. Giraldo specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries. He was voted as one of America’s top Surgeons by the Research Council of America. He uses the most innovative technologies with small incisions to provide optimal results for his patients. This technique provides many benefits including little to no downtime, less tissue damage, minimal scarring, pain and reduced cost while maintaining an improved yet natural result.

Mauricio Giraldo, M.D., and his associate were among the first surgeons to bring Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL) to the US. He trained in Belgium under the inventor of this breakthrough technology, and now runs the only training sites in the USA for CAL. He is a remarkable board certified surgeon whose skill and expertise has earned multiple awards of distinction.

Some of his remarkable experience includes a General Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, fellowships at UPMC in transplant surgery and is board certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He was a surgical instructor at Harvard Medical School. His membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, as well as his work in Surgical Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery qualify him as an expert in utilizing his aesthetic skills to treat conditions with the utmost care for desired appearance.

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Colin­Fannin County Medical Society
  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
  • Resident Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Award for Excellence in Education from American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • Top America’s Surgeons in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Highest Senior­Level Resident on the 1996 and 1997 ABSITE at Allegheny General Hospital
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Transplant Surgery Fellow
  • Instructor of Surgery and Clinical Fellow in Transplantation and Harvard Medical School/BIDMC, Boston, MA,
  • Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia, Doctor in Medicine and Surgery

Jeff Houk, P.A.

Our Physician Assistant, Jeff, began practicing in 1988 at the Shadyside Hospital Department of Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. There, he gained extensive experience in general ENT, facial plastics, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and head and neck surgery. He also assisted with facelifts, eye lifts, brow lifts, nose jobs, muscle plications, nerve grafts, as well as head and neck cancer reconstructive surgery.

Prior to this, he was one of the handful of clinicians working with Dr. May to successfully experiment and research the effects and cosmetic benefits of botulinum toxin. Very few Botox providers have been performing treatments longer than Jeff. Now as an educator, he teaches other doctors the proper injection techniques, so that patients everywhere can receive the full benefits of Botox. His “low down time” injection technique is quick and gentle in order to minimize pain and swelling (the longer a provider takes to inject, the more swelling, pain and redness will result). Jeff makes sure to spend quality time with each patient to analyze their anatomy and explain their options in an ethical, honest and compassionate manner.

Having 10 years of experience working in pain management, he has treated a wide variety of pain patients, and has extensive experience with some of the most difficult trigger point injections, bursa and joint injections.


Nurse at Liposuction facility

Christiana M. McCarthy R.N.

In 2003 Christiana earned a Nursing Bachelor of Science degree to become a Registered Nurse. Her previous care in the medical field included pediatrics, surgery, critical care and even psychiatry. Striving for excellence, and desire to help people feel their best, she has served many situations as the Team Leader.
Her natural talent towards aesthetics, skin care treatments and scrupulous detail combined with her natural inclination for beauty was possibly refined while assisting in laser eye surgeries. Christiana to focus her talents here on assisting surgeries, cosmetic injectables, fillers, body contouring, sclerotherapy vein therapy, laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, etc.
Her goal to provide patients with the most successful, helping give a fresh new look.


Bringing You Experience and Expertise

Advanced Liposuction Center has the Gold Standard in many cosmetic procedures. As a member of the Allergan Nationwide Partner Privilege Program in Pennsylvania, we are among the top Platinum Plus providers; and as our patient you will gain access to exclusive savings available through our exclusive Brilliant Distinctions Savings Program and Aspire Rewards Program from Galderma.

We offer a free consultation to help you make an educated decision when you sign up to become a Gold Member VIP!

Our services include: tummy tuck, breast augmentation (not breast implants) and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), liposuction, face lift,
We also offer: body contouring with cynosure (laser lipo, i lipo or smart lipo), laser fat removal, ultrasonic liposuction.


Awards & Associations

awardsFAC EPIC Certificate


The above organizations we either endorse as a good place to gather information to make a more educated decision: some of which our Drs. support, may be a member of, attended training or support at and consider them to be a leader in a field. Call to schedule a consultation to discuss your options today! 724-683-7581