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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

Five gold stars

Dr. Smartt and the staff at Bucky Body Center provided exceptional medical care and customer service. I felt comfortable, confident, and cared for during all parts of my time at Bucky Body Center.

The front desk staff, administrative staff and nurses made every step of the rhinoplasty process painless. From scheduling, phone calls, financing, and medical questions everything was answered and completed in a timely manner. Each person I spoke with took the time to listen to all my questions and concerns and gave me everything that I needed. The nurses were kind, detailed in their explanations, upfront and honest, asked questions, and made sure I understood everything going on which eased my anxieties with undergoing a huge surgery physically and mentally.

Ultimately Dr. Smartt sold me on coming to the Bucky Body Center to get a rhinoplasty. After countless appointments with doctors who saw me for 5 minutes and doctors who barely took the time to answer my questions and listen to my extensive history of breathing difficulties and cosmetic concerns, Dr. Smartt was the one to listen to me. He provided me with all the information and answers I needed to make an informed decision on my next steps. Dr. Smartt has a great bedside manner and can explain everything in a patient friendly way. He was there for me during the entire process; pre-op, during surgery and post-op. I never once felt alone, confused, or anxious.

Dr. Smartt did an incredible job. I am happy with the results and the balance between functional needs and cosmetic desires. I am more confident in my appearance, and I do not regret my decision to work with Dr. Smartt at the Bucky Body Center.

– Monica H.

Five gold stars

I had an open rhinoplasty two weeks ago and I am simply amazed with the outcome. Dr. Smartt is highly skilled and has truly mastered his craft. During consultation I explained my concerns, asked numerous questions about his specialty in treating African-American patients (particularly melanin skin), and how I envisioned my new appearance. I can tell by the way my skin is healing and how my nose is literally setting and reshaping right before my eyes that when you’re under Dr. Smartt’s care he isn’t just treating “another nose”. He sees the whole person, and their individuality and does what’s most suitable for the best “new you”. At my post op appointment I could see his appreciation for this work of art he performed – words were not necessary! My Nurse Luke is simply darling and made me feel very special. I am overwhelmed with compliments ALREADY! Me and my nose thanks them both from the lifted tip to the top of my new bridge – SIMPLY AMAZING!!

– Tracey R.

Five gold stars

I had been wanting a rhinoplasty for years but couldn’t work up the courage until recently. I saw Dr Smartt and right from the consultation I knew I made the right decision. He answered all of my questions and spent so much time talking me through what the procedure would be like. He even made himself available and checked on me after the procedure. He cares about his patients and goes the extra mile. I’m now 3 months out and I’m so happy with my results. It’s so natural and it gets better everyday. Luke also was great! Very attentive and caring as well. Overall, my experience was great and I highly recommend them. You get honest and natural results with care from the entire staff

– N.R.