Marco Pelosi III, MD, and Marco Pelosi II, MD
by Amy Di Leo
Marco Pelosi II, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS, and his son, Marco Pelosi III, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS, are board-certified gynecologists who practice at the Pelosi Medical Center, a state-of-the-art facility in Bayonne, NJ, minutes from lower Manhattan. They offer comprehensive gynecological services, aesthetic vaginal surgery procedures, and general cosmetic services for women and men, including liposculpturing, abdominoplasty, body lifts, cosmetic breast surgery, fat transfer, fillers, Botox®, and medical spa treatments. Both are Fellows of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery.
They created the subspecialty of cosmetogynecology and in 2004 founded the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG), the first and largest-growing association of cosmetogynecologists in the world. Drs Pelosi state that the primary goal of ISCG is to advance knowledge, skills, and excellence in female cosmetic medicine and surgery by bringing together experts from relevant fields and to create cohesive, organized learning opportunities for interested and committed physicians.
It was about 15 years ago that, following intense training, Drs Pelosi added the aesthetic dimension to their surgical practice. They explain that the experience and skill set in complex gynecologic procedures was a great advantage in learning and mastering the aesthetic procedures.
“To achieve consistent, excellent results while avoiding complications,” Pelosi II explains, “adequate education, training, and experience need to be acquired in the procedures that comprise the surgeon’s practice.” Adds Pelosi III, “There are no shortcuts, but also there is no reason why competent surgeons in any specialty cannot learn relevant anatomy, situation-specific techniques, and the avoidance and management of complications as they already do in their current surgical practices.”
The Pelosis are credited with the introduction of several new cosmetic techniques and modifications, the design of instrumentation and devices for cosmetic surgery. They are frequent presenters in national and international meetings, including live surgery demonstrations.
“The patient base for the cosmetic surgery practice is as diverse as the issues they seek corrected,” Pelosi II says. Their success and reputation with cosmetic vaginal surgery—which includes cosmetic enhancements of the vulva, labia minora, labia majora, mons pubis, perineum, introitus, G-spot magnification, hymen repair, and vaginal tightening, among others—have brought patients from many different states and several countries.
“Because the Pelosi Medical Center is the world training center for ISCG,” Pelosi III explains, “we have available all new technology for liposculpturing, including lasers, ultrasound, power-assisted liposuction, radiofrequency, water-assisted liposuction, and more. We incorporate and teach all new technology and use them whenever we feel that it will improve a result, but we are not married to any particular approach.”
Techniques for liposculpturing and fat grafting vary by physician. “Fat has many of the qualities of an ideal filler,” Pelosi II explains. “It feels like native tissue, it’s abundant, and it won’t be rejected by the body. For both small- and large-volume filling, it offers unparalleled sculpting ability and natural texture. The popularity of the buttock enhancement with fat (Brazilian Lift) has brought fat grafting to the forefront of cosmetic practice. We utilize fat grafting to the face, hands, buttocks, breasts, scar correction, correction of post-liposuction defects, and more, on a regular basis, and it integrates well with liposuction body contouring.”
Drs Pelosi have one of the largest practices in the country that performs fat transfer to the buttocks and breast, and it was one of the first cosmetic groups to incorporate the routine use of platelet-rich plasma for autologous fat transfer procedures.
Pelosi II believes that the future of the field includes an expansion of the minimally invasive surgical options, the elimination of general anesthesia for routine office cosmetic surgery, and an evolving understanding of stem cells.
Marco Pelosi II, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS
Marco Pelosi III, MD, FACOG, FACS, FICS, FAACS
Pelosi Medical Center
350 Kennedy Blvd
Bayonne, NJ 07002
Phone: (201) 858-1800
FAX: (201) 858-1002