Meet Our Medical Staff and


Welcome to the Advanced Liposuction Center

When it comes to your face & body, trust our experienced cosmetic surgeon and medical professionals for all your aesthetic needs. The Advanced Liposuction Center specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures and surgeries. We are known for using the most innovative technologies to provide the best results with the least amount of downtime and side effects. We can help you achieve your goals to look and feel your ultimate best without sacrificing time, technique or cost.

Our providers realize that cosmetic procedures are not just a precise medical process, but a delicate art form as well. Dr. Giraldo has been performing cosmetic and general surgeries for many years. Our facility’s experience is trusted by thousands of satisfied patients to provide the most effective and natural looking results. Our patients appreciate our gentle techniques and return for new cutting edge and repeat treatments.

ALC’s aesthetic practice has qualified and experienced professional injectors to administer laser treatments, cosmetic injectables and fillers including Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse and Kybella.



Mauricio Giraldo, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.

BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Surgery
Dr. Giraldo specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries. He was voted as one of America’s top Surgeons by the Research Council of America. He uses the most innovative technologies with smallest incisions to provide optimal healing time and cosmetic results for his patients. This technique provides many benefits including little to no downtime, less tissue damage, minimal pain, scarring and reduced cost while maintaining an improved yet natural result.

Mauricio Giraldo, M.D., and his associate were among the first surgeons to bring Custom Acoustic Liposuction (CAL) to the US. He trained in Belgium under the inventor of this breakthrough technology and now runs the only training sites in the USA for CAL. He is a board certified surgeon whose remarkable skill and expertise has earned multiple awards of distinction.

His work experiences include General Surgery Residency at Allegheny General Hospital, fellowships at UPMC in transplant surgery and is board certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He was a surgical instructor at Harvard Medical School. His membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, as well as his work in Surgical Oncology and Minimally Invasive Surgery qualify him as an expert in utilizing his aesthetic skills to treat conditions with the utmost care for desired appearance.

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • American College of Phlebology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Colin­Fannin County Medical Society
  • Harvard Medical School Postgraduate Association
  • Resident Alumni Association, University of Pittsburgh
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Award for Excellence in Education from American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Consumer’s Research Council of America
  • Top America’s Surgeons in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Highest Senior­Level Resident on the 1996 and 1997 ABSITE at Allegheny General Hospital
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian Hospital and Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Surgery
  • University of Pittsburgh/Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, Transplant Surgery Fellow
  • Instructor of Surgery and Clinical Fellow in Transplantation and Harvard Medical School/BIDMC, Boston, MA,
  • Javeriana University School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia, Doctor in Medicine and Surgery


Jeff Houk, CLT, P.A.

Our Physician Assistant began practicing in 1988 at the Shadyside Hospital Department of Surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. There, he gained extensive experience in general ENT, facial plastics, cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and head and neck surgery. He also assisted with facelifts, eye lifts, brow lifts, nose jobs, muscle plications, nerve grafts, as well as head and neck cancer reconstructive surgery.

Prior to this, he was one of the handful of clinicians working with Dr. May to successfully experiment and research the effects and cosmetic benefits of botulinum toxin. Very few Botox providers have been performing treatments longer than Jeff. Now as an educator, he teaches other doctors the proper injection techniques, so that patients everywhere can receive the full benefits of cosmetic injections, such as Neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport and Xeomin or Dermal Fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Vobella, Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Silk, Refyne, Defyne and Kybella. His “low down time” injection technique is quick and gentle in order to minimize pain and swelling (the longer a provider takes to inject, the more swelling, pain and redness will result). Jeff makes sure to spend quality time with each patient to analyze their anatomy and explain realistic options in an ethical, honest and compassionate manner.

Having 10 years of experience working in pain management, he has treated a wide variety of pain patients, and has extensive experience with some of the most difficult trigger point injections, bursa and joint injections.


Christiana Brevik, Christiana McCarthy R.N.

We will work hard to earn your loyalty. Our experience in current medical field and previous health-care industries included pediatrics, surgery, critical care and even mental health. As we strive for excellence with scrupulous detail, desire to help people feel their best, we will serve to focus our talents here on assisting surgeries, cosmetic injectables, fillers, body contouring, sclerotherapy vein therapy, laser hair reduction, tattoo removal, provide the best aesthetics, skincare. etc.
Our goal to provide patients with the most successful outcome, helping give a fresh new look.




Lisa is a registered nurse who graduated from Shadyside Nursing School. She has thirty years experience specializing in the care of post-operative patients. She currently holds a position doing pre-operative assessments for anesthesia at a local hospital in addition to working at Advanced Liposuction Center caring for our patients during and after surgery.


Certified in BLS, ACLS


Diane is a 2005 graduate of Penn State University and Sharon Regional School of Nursing. She has been a Critical Care Nurse since 2006. She is certified in BLS, ACLS


Bringing You Experience and Expertise

Advanced Liposuction Center has the Gold Standard in many cosmetic procedures. As a member of the Allergan Nationwide Partner Privilege Program in Pennsylvania, we are among the top Diamond & Presidential providers; and as our patient you will gain access to exclusive savings available through our exclusive Brilliant Distinctions Savings Programand Aspire Rewards Program from Galderma.

We offer a free consultation to help you make an educated decision when you sign up to become a Gold Member VIP!

Our services include: tummy tuck, breast augmentation (not breast implants) and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), face lift, and the newest technique called Water Jet liposuction  (laser lipo, i lipo or smart lipo), that has the minimal bruising, bleeding or downtime.

We also offer: Body Contouring with radio frequency, Near and far infrared Body Wraps, laser fat removal, ultrasonic liposuction.

Scar reduction with PicoSkin with Cynosure Picosure. Sublative E-two Elos technology, Fractional 1540, and Micro-Needling.


Awards & Associations

awardsFAC EPIC Certificate


The above organizations we either endorse as a good place to gather information to make a more educated decision: some of which our Drs. support, may be a member of, attended training or support at and consider them to be an informational leader in the field.

Call to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options today! 724-683-7581

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