Ira L. Savetsky, M.D.



About Dr. Savetsky

Ira L. Savetsky, MD, is a board certified plastic surgeon at McGuiness Dermatology and Aesthetics in Plano, Prosper, Flower Mound, Murphy, and Richardson, Texas. Trained in a comprehensive range of plastic surgery procedures, he has a particular interest in facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty. Dr. Savetsky enjoys working closely with patients to help them achieve their aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Savetsky completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency training program at the NYU Langone Health's Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. During his training, he gained extensive experience in both reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He has worked closely with the nation’s leading experts in the areas of craniofacial surgery, face transplantation, breast reconstruction, complex microvascular reconstruction, and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Savetsky completed a research fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a focus on tissue engineering and novel lymphedema therapies. His formal training culminated in the completion of a fellowship in aesthetic surgery of the face, nose, breast, and body at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. 

Dr. Savetsky has lectured, published, and moderated on these topics extensively and has been recognized for his dedication to plastic surgery with various awards, including the Snyder Award for best paper at the Plastic Surgery Research Council annual meeting and the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation grant.

When he is not in the operating room, Dr. Savetsky enjoys spending quality time with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, and their two daughters, Stella and Juliet.



List of procedures Dr. Savetsky performs: 


A rhinoplasty or “nose job” can enhance facial harmony by reshaping the dorsum, nasal tip, and nostrils. In addition to an aesthetic improvement, a rhinoplasty is often performed to also improve nasal breathing.

Face and Neck lift

The goal of a face and neck lift is to turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging in the face and neck. This is performed by lifting and repositioning the skin and deeper tissues that have fallen with aging. Facial fat transfer has revolutionized facelift surgery as this is often needed to restore facial volume that is loss with aging. In addition, facial resurfacing techniques (chemical peels and lasers) is a helpful adjunct to improve wrinkles and skin discoloration.

Eyelid Surgery

An upper “eyelid lift” or blepharoplasty is often performed to reverse aging that is found around the eyes. Patients commonly complain of looking tired and fatigued. Often, removal of skin and deep inner fat removal is necessary to obtain a youthful and more natural result.

A lower “eyelid lift” or blepharoplasty is also often performed to reverse aging that is found around the eyes. Patients often complain of bags around the eye, puffy eyelids as well as drooping lower eyelids resulting in a more rounded appearance of the eyes rather than a more youthful almond shape. Excess skin and fine wrinkles are also described by patients. A comprehensive approach often involves removal of the deep fat from around the eye, tightening of the lower eyelid, and skin removal with targeted fractionated fat transfer to soften the area between the lower eyelid and the cheek (tear trough).

Facial Fat Transfer

Facial fat transfer is the process of taking your own fat (liposuction) from an area of excess (abdomen or inner thigh) and injecting it into specific areas in your face. Facial fat transfer has revolutionized modern facial rejuvenation techniques as it restores facial volume and shape that is commonly lost with aging.

Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing using laser treatments or chemical peels are effective in improving wrinkles, texture, and skin discoloration. It is often performed in combination with more comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedures such as face and neck lift, eyelid surgery, and facial fat grafting.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is performed to reposition an aging and low brow to a more youthful location. Patients commonly complain of looking tired, fatigued, and even angry. There are various surgical techniques utilized to perform a brow lift and your specific anatomy will determine the best individualized approach.

Chin Augmentation

A chin augmentation is performed to enhance the contours of the chin and improve facial balance and harmony. Patients often complain of a small or weak appearance of their chin. Chin augmentations can be performed using your own fat (fat transfer) or a permanent implant depending on the amount of desired chin advancement.

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

An otoplasty is commonly performed to set back prominent ears (“dumbo” ears) while improving the shape and contours. Patients often complain of ears that stick out too far. The goals of an otoplasty is a natural appearing ear that is set back harmoniously while avoiding the classic stigmata associated with ear surgery.

Breast and Body

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a procedure that can be used to enhance the volume of the breasts. Breast augmentation may be performed with saline or silicone implants. The breast implant is one of the most studied medical devices.

Many patients who undergo breast augmentation require a secondary procedure in the future. Removal of scar around the breast implant capsule (capsulectomy), implant exchange, breast implant pocket revision, and removal of unwanted or ruptured implants can be performed.

Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

A breast lift is a procedure to address sagging breasts. The procedure often involves the removal of excess breast skin and repositioning of the nipples.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is a procedure in which the volume of a patient’s breasts is reduced. Often, patients with large breasts experience upper back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as rashes in the breast folds and skin grooving. A breast reduction can improve these symptoms and usually results in a lift, as well.


Abdominoplasty is a procedure in which excess skin and fat from the abdomen is removed. In many cases, the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles, known as diastasis recti, can be repaired if present. This is often seen in patients after pregnancy.


Liposuction is a procedure in which excess fat is removed from the body. It can be utilized for body contouring, including abdominal etching.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is a procedure in which fat is removed from one part of the body, usually with liposuction, and transferred to another portion of the body to enhance volume or correct a shape or deformity. It can be used as an alternative to implants in augmenting breast volume.

Most Major Insurance Plans Accepted for Our Medical Services

McGuiness Dermatology accepts several major health insurance plans. Below is a list of insurance plans we accept. Please contact us if your insurance plan is not listed below:

Averde Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Care Improvement Plus
Coalition America (Formerly NPPN)
HealthSmart PPO
Scott & White Health Plan

Dr. Ekpo is leaving our practice effective July 28, 2022