Dr. Lawrence Chang

Dr. Lawrence Chang is a Board-Certified Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon whose areas of focus include cosmetic surgery and medicine; reconstructive breast, facial and dermatologic surgery. His advanced surgical skills and refined eye for aesthetics enable him to achieve results that are highly satisfying and natural. Dr. Chang is an exceptional plastic surgeon who enjoys taking care of his patients. His discussions with patients are thorough and educates patients on realistic expectations for surgery. He has been named Top Doc consistently in Plastic Surgery since 1996.

Dr. Lawrence Chang attended the prestigious University of Pennsylvania school of medicine and received his medical doctorate in 1986. After finishing his general surgery residency at the University of Rochester, Dr. Lawrence Chang completed his plastic surgery residency at the world renowned The John Hopkins Hospital, where he had the honor of being appointed chief resident. Dr. Chang completed his fellowship in craniofacial and microsurgery at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma, and also has extensive hand surgery training at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. After training, he obtained his double board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He currently only focuses on Plastic Surgery and maintains his board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Lawrence Chang has been in practice in Newark/Wilmington area since 1994 founding Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in 1999. In order to provide comprehensive cosmetic medicine/non-surgical options to his patients, Dr. Lawrence Chang founded Nouveau Medispa in 2005. Due to the wide success of Nouveau Medispa, The Nouveau Cosmetic Center was created which now combines surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures with state-of-the-art spa treatment. Advanced Plastic Surgery Center continues to provide comprehensive plastic surgical services in the area of cosmetic reconstructive and dermatologic surgery. In response to plastic surgery services in the southern Delaware region, Dr. Lawrence Chang opened Rehoboth Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery with Nouveau Medispa satellite in Rehoboth Delaware in 2011.

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Medical Education Residency/

Plastic Surgery Residency
Johns Hopkins Hospital
University of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland

Craniofacial and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship
University of Maryland – Shock Trauma Center
Baltimore, Maryland

General Surgery Residency
University of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Doctor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Board Certification

The American Board of Plastic Surgery

The American Board of Surgery

What does board certification mean?

The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties for plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the whole body, from head to toe. Don’t trust your body to just anyone, ensure they have the best training and meet the exacting standards of the board. Their mission statement reads as follows..

“The mission of The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification, and maintenance of certification of plastic surgeons as specialists and sub specialists.”


Teaching preceptor for the Internal Medicine and Podiatry Residency programs for Christiana Care Health System

Recognized as an Active Teacher in Family Medicine by the American Academy of Family Physicians


American Society of Plastic Surgeons