David J. Lange, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. David Lange feels that cosmetic surgery should be natural in appearance as it enhances the beauty of the patient. He is a caring and artistic plastic surgeon, extensively trained in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lange specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.
A graduate of New York University and the UAG Medical School, Dr. Lange has distinguished himself with five years of training in general surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center followed by a plastic surgery residency at St. Louis University. He then completed his cosmetic training with renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Robby Meijer. His areas of expertise include facelift, brow lift, neck lift, and rejuvenation of the eyelids through eyelid surgery, permanent lip, and cheek and chin enhancement and facial contouring.
Dr. Lange’s most requested cosmetic procedures for the body are breast augmentation, liposuction, breast lift and breast reduction and abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”. Time and attention is taken during all consultations so that individual questions and concerns can be appropriately addressed. Dr. Lange reveals potential results to clients by reviewing before and after plastic surgery photographs and utilizing hi-tech computer imaging.
Dr. Lange has served as the chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and is an accredited member of many top-tier professional associations such as those listed below.
Dr. Lange is very active in humanitarian and charitable organizations here in northern New Jersey and abroad, giving children with birth defects a chance for normal lives. One of his passions is helping infants and children born with facial birth defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate, ear deformities and other facial abnormalities, leading or participating in plastic surgery procedures to provide the child with a life-changing transformation. Dr. Lange has been on the team of physicians at the St. Barnabas Regional Craniofacial Center in Livingston, New Jersey since he began his practice with The Peer Group. He has also participated in many trips to foreign countries to help children and families in need of cosmetic plastic surgery. El Salvador was the first and most memorable of his trips. His team was able to help 136 patients over a week’s time. He has also traveled to Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Bosnia and Thailand.
Outside of his busy plastic surgery practice, Dr. Lange enjoys the outdoors, most notably hiking, mountain climbing, camping and skiing (which is his favorite). Exercise and fitness are an important part of Dr. Lange’s daily routine, and as an active lifestyle proponent, he has shared this interest with many of his patients, incorporating its benefits into their post surgery regimen to help them transform not only their bodies but also their lives.
Dr. Lange was drawn to plastic surgery during his general surgery training, where he was introduced to reconstructive surgery. He feels that reconstructive surgery impacts peoples’ lives, alleviating their suffering and making their life worth living. Dr. Lange wanted to have a positive impact in his professional work and knew then that the artistic side of plastic and reconstructive surgery would provide that rewarding opportunity.
Dr. Lange’s feeling toward plastic surgery are best conveyed in the following quote: “We restore, repair or conceal those parts of the face and body that nature has given but fortune has taken away, not so much that we delight the eye, but that we buoy up the spirit and restore the mind of the afflicted,” by Dr. Gaspare Tagliacozzi, University of Bologna, Italy, 1597.
Awards and Recognitions
- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., New York Metro Area Top Doctors 2007 -2010
- NJSavvy Living, “New Jersey Best Beauty Doctor,” 2006 – 2011
- Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd., Inside Jersey, A Star Ledger Magazine, “Top Doctors” Issue, 2010 & 2011
- Best Doctors, Inc., Best Doctors in America 2003 – 2012
- Consumers’ Research Council of America, Guide to Americas Top Plastic Surgeons, 2010 & 2011
- The Daily Record Readers’ Choice, Best Cosmetic Surgeon, 2009 & 2010
His professional affiliations include:
- American Society of Aesthetic Surgeons
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
For more information about Dr. Lange, visit his American Society of Plastic Surgeons website, or contact our Morristown and Short Hills, New Jersey-area cosmetic surgery facility.