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James M. Smartt Jr., M.D.

Chief Medical Officer & RESHAPE Attending Surgeon

The Bucky Body Center is fortunate to have board-certified plastic surgeon James M. Smartt Jr., M.D. as part of our team of highly skilled physicians and medical practitioners. An Associate Surgeon at Bucky Plastic Surgery, Dr. Smartt specializes in body contouring with a special interest in new minimally-invasive procedures that deliver big results with little downtime. Dr. Smartt leads our RESHAPE treatments – Microsuction, BodyTite, AccuTite – which sculpt and remodel the body to reveal a slimmer physique with improved shape in just one session.


A Philadelphia native, Dr. Smartt graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He subsequently continued a plastic surgery residency at this same prestigious institution where he was mentored by Dr. Bucky in advanced aesthetic plastic surgery techniques. 

Following his residency, Dr. Smartt was awarded prestigious fellowships in pediatric and craniofacial surgery at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, where he did extensive work with adolescents with cleft palates and developed a refined expertise in rhinoplasty and otoplasty as a result. During this time, Dr. Smartt served on the faculty at both institutions as well as at the University of Texas Southwestern, which holds the honor of being ranked a top plastic surgery training program in the United States. 

Dr. Smartt has been the recipient of numerous awards and research grants, and has enjoyed author credits on reconstructive and aesthetic surgery methods and applications for top-tier peer-reviewed journals, representing a passion for maintaining his position at the forefront of state-of-the-art patient care and technologies.

With an unwavering dedication to the holistic patient experience—from learning each patient’s comprehensive medical history to  determining their cosmetic goals and identifying the most efficacious procedure and follow-up care, Dr. Smartt possesses both the surgical expertise and compassionate bedside manner to design treatment plans that consistently deliver positive outcomes. 


Five gold stars

From start to finish the entire team working in this beautiful facility have been just wonderful! I had bodytite done on my flanks only a few days ago with Dr. Smart and all I can say is WOW! I’m already loving my results! Dr. Smart took the time, addressed all of my questions and concerns and most of all DELIVERED!! Dr. Smart is truly an artist and I recommend if you’re considering body contouring , he’s your guy! I also want to mention Nurse Luke as he’s been incredible pre and post procedure, he genuinely cares and it shows. I highly recommend Bucky Body Center!!

– Michelle Kulynych

Five gold stars

Five stars is not enough! This is my second experience with Dr. Smartt and his team, and they continue to exceed my expectations. The pre-procedure communication and planning was genuine and personalized. The day of my procedure was smooth and comfortable, as each step was explained to me in advance. My recovery was quicker than expected and the entire team at BBC treated me like family. The nurses, therapists and admin staff are all talented professionals who give great care and honest feedback. My results are fantastic, while also being natural and not overly done. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner.

– Stacy DiStefano