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Patient Testimonials

My Personal Testimony:
Jackie Kelly Before-After Photo
I feel vulnerable putting my own “Before and After” photos on our Facebook page but my results are real and I am proudly sharing the formula for my results with our clients and clients-to-be at The Lucas Center. Just for the record I had no make-up on in either picture with the exception of eye make-up and very little lipstick in the “After” picture. Yes, that is right, no foundation, no powder, no blush, nothing but skin. I am 53 years-old, I bathed… in the sun my entire life like every other Baby Boomer did, and I am starting to see the affects of aging on my skin.


2 Key Factors: Microneedling & Sculptra

Microneedling: a nonsurgical procedure performed in our office, by our aesthetician. This procedure is designed to stimulate natural collagen production in your face and neck. It is quick (1 1/2 – 2 hours), minimal down-time, painless w/numbing cream, immediate results. I have had 5 treatments and the results speak for themselves.

Sculptra: an injection in specified areas of the face intended to replenish volume loss due to natural aging process. Sculptra results can also include tightening of the skin which gives a smooth, uplifting result. I have had 4 injections and again, the results speak for themselves.

Come see me at The Lucas Center – Dr. Lucas would love to help you achieve your goals!

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Jackie R. Kelly, Operations Manager
The Lucas Center, Plastic Surgery PLLC
280 Fort Sanders West Boulevard, Bldg 4, Ste 112
Knoxville, TN 37922
P: 865-218-6210
F: 865-218-6211


Many thanks for your excellent care of our son. Your immediate recognition and prompt diagnosis were critical to his care. I am always thankful I have friends who are much smarter than I am – and willing to help. We are forever grateful and indebted.


“Dr. Lucas and everyone on his staff are the best! After losing 180 pounds, and having two unsuccessful Abdominoplasty surgeries with a different surgeon, I called Dr. Lucas’ office. From the moment I spoke to Lois, I knew this was the place for me… I cannot thank Dr. Lucas and his team enough for the way I feel now. It was the best decision I ever made.”


“Everyone is always so kind and supportive. Dr. Lucas is a true artist. At my consultation, he listened to what I envisioned and worked with me to create a plan for losing all my extra skin and restoring my body to where it would have been if I had not been 330 pounds. He suggested we do two surgeries…the first on my upper body, with a breast lift and arm lift; the second a tummy tuck and a thigh lift with some liposuction. He told me I could do as much or as little as I liked.

The upper body (Mastopexy & Brachioplasty) was a breeze. The nurse was kind and supportive. By the second day, I was up and about, and a week later I was back at work. It has been six months and I am so happy!

The second surgery was done eight weeks later. It was a much more involved surgery, but again, Dr. Lucas and his team did not let me down. I finally have the body that I had dreamed of. The recovery for this surgery was longer than the other, but everything turned out perfectly. I even had Dr. Lucas’ cell phone number and could call him at any time. I didn’t need to call much but the one time that I did have a question, he picked up immediately and was incredibly supportive. Each time I came in for something…be it removal of stitches, or just a check-up, Dr. Lucas was just as excited about my progress as I was. He gave me tons of time and attention at every visit. He worked with me on my vision of what I wanted. Now my husband, who was with me throughout the process, is so confident in Dr. Lucas that he is about to become a patient!

I cannot thank Dr. Lucas and his team enough for the way I feel now. I finally feel good about the skin I am in. It was the best decision I ever made.”


“The experience I had with Dr. Lucas and his whole staff was far more than I ever expected. From my first consultation to the year post surgery follow-up, I have felt impressed with every aspect of this process. I lost a tremendous amount of weight (105 lbs) and was disappointed that even after all that weight loss, I couldn’t wear what I wanted. Not even a size 10 body could make me feel happy about my hanging skin and a sagging chest. Regardless of the size on the tag, I couldn’t wear a bathing suit or a sleeveless shirt. I felt that I had gone through all that effort and didn’t get the result that I wanted, which was simply to feel confident and proud of my body. I was saddened that I was not feeling happy with my weight loss and I knew there had to be a better solution. That is where Dr. Lucas and his team came in.

I wasn’t completely sure that I would go through with the surgery in the beginning. I just wanted to do research to see what could be done. My drooping arms and breasts bothered me so much.

I was so impressed with Dr. Lucas’ honesty and the professionalism of the office that I just kept progressing with each step of the process. I was SURE that at some point I was going to chicken out, but every time I took a step towards the surgery, I felt more and more confident with Dr. Lucas and the whole staff.

The week before my Brachioplasty and Mastopexy (arm lift and breast lift, actually, an upper body lift), I called the office and requested a “re-consult” to make sure I wanted to do the surgery. When I arrived at the office I felt like I was sitting down with a bunch of friends to discuss what I was afraid of. Dr. Lucas and Lois (the office manager) were amazingly understanding and thoroughly explained the process; during the surgery and the weeks that followed. Jenny’s follow up calls to me reassured me and I never felt alone during this surgical time period.

A bigger part of the success story is post-surgery and the result. Dr. Lucas and his staff were incredibly accommodating with all my inquiries and questions. The post-op appointments went well and I felt fantastic… being happy with the care and effort of the staff truly assisted with my healthy outlook.

Now, I am more than a year post-op. I have arms and a chest to be proud of. I have finally attained that proud feeling of losing the weight because I feel that I have now completed what I have set out to do. Losing weight is only half the battle… feeling confident and proud of my new body is the real reward. I could not have done that without the amazing talent of Dr. Lucas and the support of his staff.

I made an investment in my happiness, my body and my self-esteem. I am so proud of my decision to have the arm lift and breast lift. I am proud of my surgery result and I am proud (now) of feeling like the person that I set out to accomplish more than 3 years ago ! I have Dr. Lucas to thank for it!”


“I had bariatric surgery in 2003 I lost 150 pounds. I was so incredibly delighted, but was left with excess skin of my tummy, arms, and thighs, and very saggy breasts. Still in my early twenties, this was so difficult to deal with and I felt an urgency to deal with all my excess skin.

I was reluctant to consider more surgery, but I came to terms with the fact that no exercise or diet regimen would be able to correct what I had left “hanging around” after my bariatric surgery. I did my due diligence, and actually met with multiple plastic surgeons. After consultations with four other surgeons, I finally met Dr. Lucas. From the moment I walked into his office, I felt an incredible sense of warmth and professionalism. The staff was just wonderful; they were so inviting, comforting, and organized. I never felt judged by the doctor or any of the staff. He was so warm and friendly that I felt like I knew him forever. During our consultation, he showed me many photographs of his excellent work that were simply unbelievable. He was so confident and understanding, and after having gone through surgery with him and seeing his incredible work and caring firsthand, I realized that I could not have made a better choice. I had a Mastopexy and Brachioplasty (breast lift and arm lift), followed by a lower body lift, and I look and feel amazing. Dr. Lucas is a fantastic surgeon and a wonderful person… he has made a girl who was so self-conscious and uncomfortable feel absolutely beautiful. I can now wear a dress, and even a bathing suit, and look in the mirror and feel good about myself.”


“I was self-conscious when I made the decision to seek plastic surgery following my 100 pound weight loss. The bariatric surgery I had had two years earlier had been a success, but it left me with quite a bit of unsightly, unwanted, hanging abdominal skin. My bariatric surgeon offered to perform a pannulectomy (skin removal).

The rashes and sores I would get in the area where skin rested on skin were quite painful at times and just having the overlap there made clothes shopping not much more fun or easy than it had been before losing any weight. With my husband’s support, I asked my bariatric support group for a plastic surgeon recommendation. Dr. Lucas’ name came up from a few of the group participants and I researched him on his web page and called the office for a consultation. From the very first phone call to schedule my consultation, I knew that I had made the right choice: not just to have my procedure done, but to have it done with Dr. Lucas. I have been treated with only the utmost in professionalism, courtesy and kindness since first visiting Dr. Lucas’ office. My entire experience, from dealing with the consultation, to post-operative office visits has been extremely positive.

At my consultation Dr. Lucas seemed to know exactly how I was feeling and what results I was looking for. He explained that I would need not just a tummy tuck, but also a full lower-body lift with some liposuction. It would be an extensive procedure, but would be the right thing to do. He put my mind at ease as he answered all of my husband’s questions and mine. The before-and-after photos of other patients he had worked on were truly amazing. I left the office elated. Dr. Lucas was incredible throughout the procedure. Every question I had was answered immediately and it seemed as though Dr. Lucas’ only interest was my well-being.

The best surgeons are often stereotyped as having very poor “people skills” or no “bedside manner”. Dr. Lucas completely breaks this stereotype. His friendly smile and warm manner made me feel like his only patient. My results are absolutely amazing. I’ve gone from wearing a size 16/18 jeans (down from a 28 before my bariatric surgery) to a size 8-10 and from not wanting to even wear a bathing suit to going on a cruise and enjoying wearing a bathing suit. I can truly say that I don’t remember being happier or more self-confident at any other time in my life.”


“I have been wanting to get my breasts done for about 4 years. Before my surgery I was a 34A. I am 5’4 and I weigh about 130lbs. I decided to go with 425cc’s and so far so good. I googled “plastic surgeons in Tennessee”, that’s where I found about 4 surgeons that I was interested in. When you start looking at the before and after pictures you really get a feel as to how talented the surgeon is, and when I saw Dr. Lucas’ work and viewed the on line video, I knew he was my surgeon. The video on his website was amazing and very informative. I was also very interested in his research and work with fat grafting. Always go with board certified. Dr. Lucas is a wonderful plastic surgeon. He is very talented and I will recommend him to anyone who is looking to get work done. The process is a lot more simple than most make it seem. Yes, there was a little pain for me but I will definitely say it was absolutely worth every minute of it. Thank you Dr. Lucas.”


“I am 51 year old and a mother of two, and now I feel like a 37 year old woman again. If you are thinking about getting some work done for your body, just skip all the rest and go see Dr. Lucas, I had called numerous places in several states and got quotes for what I had done (a lift and breast augmentation).

I found that Dr. Lucas is one of the best in the country. I live in Oregon and was willing to travel to Knoxville, TN for this procedure. The staff was very attentive, professional and down to earth. My surgery went great and the work he did looks amazing.

I highly recommend The Lucas Center Plastic Surgery Center to anyone who is on the fence about where to go.”


“I had breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. The two surgeries have changed my life. I had areas that would not change after having two children. I decided to look into plastic surgery. After having two consultations with two different doctors, I decided to visit Dr. Lucas. The consultation was wonderful. Dr. Lucas and his staff made me feel at ease. They explained everything and were right there from the time of consultation through recovery. Jenny and Lois followed up with care calls to me to make sure I was fine and did not have any questions.”


“I am truly grateful for what Dr. Lucas has done for me. After hearing of my experience, my sister also scheduled surgery with Dr. Lucas. Thank you for all you have done for me, Dr. Lucas. I most appreciate the care, compassion and lack of judgment I felt with you and your staff.”


“Dr. Lucas, I cannot begin to tell you how very much I appreciate what you have done for me. This journey began 2 years ago with the bariatric surgery and now the amazing results of this abdominoplasty surgery. I can only express to you how happy I am with the results. The combination of the two has been a life changing event for me. There are no words to express my gratitude to you.
I do look forward to the rest of the procedures next year to complete the total body lift. I went from a 5X to a medium and Size 10. Thank you so much.”


“My doctor; Dr. Lucas was the best thing about my surgery and the staff he had assisting him. Very impressed with the staff and the people who helped me; they were prepared and completely professional; I was well taken care of before and after the surgery; everyone was interested in how I was doing. I received a call from Dr. Lucas personally as well as the clinical staff. I never felt alone during this journey.”


“From making the first phone call, to walking out of my consultation with surgery scheduled was great. Everyone was so friendly and the staff were awesome. Dr. Lucas made me feel comfortable and important. He listened to me and cared what my concerns were. Great experience. My only advice is don’t wait!”


“I went from a 32 barely A cup. I choose a 500 cc size silicone that increased me to a 32 dd! It fits my body type and looks very proportional now. I have always had a larger bottom half and had been self-conscience about my appearance. The size that I chose does not look too big and I am happy with the appearance. The VECTRA Imaging done at The Lucas Center really helped me make this decision. I am so happy with my decision to move forward with my breast augmentation. Everyone that I came in contact with made me feel very welcome and comfortable. During my consultation Jenny took her time to make sure I understood all of the options. She made me feel at ease and once I met Dr. Lucas I knew this was the place for me. I can’t say enough good things about the staff and of course Dr. Lucas! I am loving my new look and I’m relieved that I was in such good hands! ”


“This is way overdue, but I wanted to tell you thank you. Thank you Dr. Lucas for always showing me compassion even though the sound of my voice must be horrifying to you by now. Dr. Lucas was caring the day I met him. He was honest about the procedure I wanted and did not try to hurry up my decision process. I had a few complications due to my OWN body and Dr. Lucas was there for me. He was there on weekends, via text, via page, via anything I needed. His staff was/is amazing. Each and every one of them helped me through the good and through the bad. They also answered my texts with any questions I had. Most plastic surgeons are in it for that buck, but Dr. Lucas and his staff put in the heart! Heart, concern, compassion and honesty will be what the Lucas Center Staff will give you every time. ”


“My favorite comment to say whenever I think about my breast augmentation is: “It was a game changer”! For my entire adult life, I have always known that my proportions were off. Thanks to the expertise of Dr. Jay Lucas, I now can wear clothes that enhance my features and I feel very feminine. The surgery was very successful and I enjoyed a very easy recovery period. I have not stopped smiling since! By the way, I am young at heart, but certainly have seen decades go by. Don’t wait as long as I did to have this beautiful procedure performed by Dr. Lucas. He treated me with the utmost respect and did not even mention my age. I guess you can read between the lines and see how thrilled I am!”


“Initially I had considered other surgeons in the area, but after my first experience with Dr. Lucas and his staff I knew I would be in the uptmost capable and professional hands. Dr. Lucas and his staff are among the highest quality of health care professionals I have ever encountered. I felt very comfortable and cared for throughout all my visits. I could not be happier with the results of my surgery, it truly turned out better than I could have imagined. I intend on remaining a patient of Dr. Lucas for any other procedures or surgeries in the future regardless of where I am living due to his expertise, impressive credentials and compassion for his patients. ”


” I am extremely pleased with the results I have gotten”


“Why did I wait so long?. Dr. Lucas does the best breast augmentations-with very little down time.”

Lori L

“It’s MY time; I have worked hard on child bearing, weight reduction and finally decided I wanted to breasts to beautiful. The entire process went smoothly. The staff were great, they set me at ease and I have no regrets — other than I wish I had done it sooner.”


“Dr. Lucas took the time to listen to my concerns, he listened to what I wanted with my breast augmentation and he allowed by friends to come to the consult with me for advice, He was very comfortable, easy to talk with and set me at ease. He was very respectful and he paid a high attention to detail. He discussed many option but he always involved me in the decision making process.”


“I just moved here from Mississippi and decided I wanted to have my breast augmentation before I started my new job I researched several cosmetic surgeons and decided on Dr. Lucas due to his remarkable reputation as well as his kind and responsive staff.”


“I should have done this years ago. I found Dr. Lucas and Staff to be honest and easy to work with. They were patient with all of my questions. No regrets.”


“I was self conscious of my breasts my entire life and they caused me many problems with my neck, my back and My shoulders. I put this off far too long, which I regret. This was a pretty easy surgery from which to recover and I regret not having it sooner. Dr. Lucas is gentle in is approach and healing went great. No regrets!!”


“I was self conscious after losing 130 pounds and fat just hung on me”. It was hard to make an appointment, but I am really glad I did. Dr. Lucas helped me feel comfortable. He is a kind man, he does not pass judgment and he congratulates you where you are on your journey. He is there to help you feel comfortable in the “skin you are in”


“I simply wanted a reconstructive nose job from a previous Cancer correction. Dr. Lucas listened to me and he did exactly what I wanted him to do, rather than a pre-conceived template of the perfect nose. He definitely listens to his patients.”


“I lost 210 pounds and my reward at the end of my weight Loss was to correct my body and be the fit and active person I have always felt I was. Dr. Lucas helped me realize those goals and all of this came to life for me. I can’t thank him enough-my life and changed FOREVER! I am looking forward to my future surgeries with him, a Brachiplasty (arm lift) and a breast lift and augmentation. I already feel like a new person and I totally respect this kind, compassionate surgeon.”


“Dr. Lucas is wonderful about “custom fitting” the surgery To the person. He may just do a lower body lift or an upper body lift-but rest assured-he will make sure you get what you need to feel good “in the skin you are in”.


Fat redistribution and breast lift- Dr. Lucas is “First in Class” with his creativity, Artistry and perfectionism. No other choices in my mind…I would highly recommend Dr. Lucas and his wonderful staff.


“Dr. Lucas and staff are amazing! I could not have asked for better care.”


” My experience as a patient at The Lucas Center was by far the best ever”


“Dr. Lucas has always maintained an excellent and professional demeanor. He is a gem and his office staff are very kind and friendly”


“I’ve been a patient since August 2005 and I am extremely pleased with Dr. Lucas and his staff. His office is beautiful, always clean and the staff are always pleasant”


“Dr. Lucas and staff are amazing! I could not have asked for better care.”


“I am so thankful for this wonderful surgeon and his staff”


” I just LOVE everyone there, Dr. Lucas and the staff. They are warm, kind and caring. I love to go to their office and I always feel better after being there.”


” I recently had the Collagen PIN procedure with Rebecca and she is amazing. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable of skincare and products, I only wish I had found her sooner”


” I had an appointment with Rebecca to re-do my Extreme Lashes which I had done at another salon. Rebecca is definitely the best lash person I Knoxville and I would highly recommend her to anyone”


“Dr Lucas did otoplasty (pinned my ears back) on me several months ago. I didn’t know him from Adam and picked his name from a phone book. I am a 50 year old man and somewhat nervous about doing this at my age so I grilled him with the 20 questions. Bottom line, Yes it hurt 🙂 but only briefly . And my ears have turned out wonderful and I am very pleased with the job he did. His staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and I found the entire experience to exceed my expectations in every way. I would definitely use him again for any similar procedures and would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have any form of cosmetic surgery performed.”

Knoxville, TN.

“The best office staff ever! Very friendly, personable and professional. Dr. Lucas is one of the best at what he does. I am so glad I chose the Lucas Center for my procedure. Everyone has gone out of their way and above and beyond on all aspects of my case. I couldn’t be happier! I have a waist again! Thank you Dr. Lucas!”

Knoxville, TN.

“There are no words to adequately thank you for what you have done for me.”

Knoxville, TN.

“Thank you so much for letting God use the surgeon’s hand to put me back together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel like a whole woman now. May God richly bless you.”

Kodak, TN.

“Thank you for correcting a problem I’ve been unhappy with for years. I appreciate your attention to detail and thoroughly explaining all aspects of my procedure. The care that you and your staff have given me has been exceptional.”

Knoxville, TN.

“Words cannot adequately express my appreciation to you for the ‘miracle’ you performed on my previously pitiful abdominal area. I am impressed by the amount of time, care, & concern both you and your staff have shown. You truly do rock!!”

Maryville, TN.

“Thank you for providing such a friendly and caring atmosphere! Your service to improve & enhance the physical appearance is much appreciated! I love my new ‘look”. God bless your service and friendliness!”


Louisville, TN.

“WOW! What a change in lifestyle. Thank you!”


Knoxville, TN.

“Thank you for doing such a fantastic job. I’ve healed beautifully and feel so much like the old me. It’s even inspired me to lose about 10 pounds and that has helped to give me the slender look of many years ago! My husband is pleased beyond words. God Bless you!”

Knoxville, TN.

“Just wanted to thank you for a great job and a great staff!”

Knoxville, TN.

“My experience was great,the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.I had trouble with my acne for years and have tried everything on my skin. I had heard about the facials at the office, Rebecca was amazing. Heather made me feel comfortable with her knowledge of the skin care lines available. My face has cleared up in just one month,she explained all my products to me and even emailed me a week later to check up on me,she was definitely awesome!!”

“After tons of late night research on plastic surgeons in Knoxville, I chose Dr. Lucas and I’m glad I did. Dr. Lucas was so comfortable and he made me feel comfortable. I found him very informative and patient with my questions. He was very respectful and complimentary of my weight loss success. When I left Dr. Lucas’ office I felt great. I felt Dr. Lucas understood what I wanted and he guided me with his professional opinion. The staff were extremely helpful and kind.”

“I came into The Lucas Center after researching Board Certified Plastic surgeons on line. I was very nervous to talk to anyone about my desire for a breast reduction. Tammy, the RN was extremely professional and reassuring. Photos were necessary, but she made the entire process more comfortable for me. Dr. Lucas was professional and spoke to me at my level, he made sure I understood the entire process. He took plenty of time and offered expert advice for my situation. His staff were all friendly and helpful to me. I would highly recommend the Lucas Center.

Dr. Lucas, I give thanks to God that I found you to travel with me on this journey. I feel so safe in your hands. With deep admiration!!


My Dear Dr. Jay,

As our odyssey together draws to close, my emotions range from regret to relief. Regret that I will no longer see you regularly to enjoy your concern, humor and friendship, yet relief that this most physical and mental challenge is behind me.

There are no words to adequately thank you for what you have done for me. For you have transformed my body to an appearance that I am so proud of and content with, this is a gift beyond measure. This has been a life changing experience and I continually give thanks that I have had the opportunity to fulfill this dream and that I found MY Michelangelo to recreate me. God Bless You!


Just a note to say “thank you” again for accepting me as a patient and doing such a fantastic job at removing my twenty year old implants and replacing them with a better product. I have healed beautifully and feel like the old me! It’s even inspired me to lose weight. My husband is pleased beyond words and we are celebrating our 40th anniversary together this month! God Bless You!


My Dear Team Lucas,

You may find this hard to believe, but you all left me speechless. I am not yet sure that I have the words to express my thoughts and feelings. I knew that God would lead me into safe hands for the transformation, but I was not prepared for the depth of the experience we are sharing. It is remarkable and memorable!

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with my breast reduction, I feel like a new person! I greatly appreciate the kindness and professionalism displayed in your office. You guys have your act together. Thank again and see you soon!


Dr. Lucas-You put a smile on my face! Thank you for correcting a problem I’ve been unhappy with for years. I appreciate your attention to detail and thoroughly explaining all aspects of my procedure. The care that you and your staff have given me has been exceptional!


Dr. Lucas, Thank you so much for letting God use your hands to put me back together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I feel like a whole woman now. May God richly bless you in the years to follow!


Dr. Lucas,

You are a great surgeon, an artist and a wonderful person. I just want to thank you so very much for doing my surgery. You are my hero for making me better. My scar does not look like a railroad track , nor does it look like I have had five surgeries, you are a fantastic artist! May God continue to bless you and your talented and skillful hands. Thank you.


Dear Dr. Lucas,

It has been quite a journey we have taken together for the last three years. By you reconstructing my breast you changed not only how I looked, but how I feel about myself. I have been married for 25 years and I felt like I was always hiding and burying my feelings of inadequacy. Thank you for your knowledge, surgical skills and confidence that you could make me look whole. My tummy tuck helped me feel like a new woman-thanks to you. I appreciate what you did for me and what you are doing for other women who face cancer and the aftermath of feelings. You are such a compassionate soul. Thank you!


Dear Dr. Lucas,
Dr. “Jay”,

Your talent and humanity continue to astound me. Thank you for caring so much and taking such good care of me. With deepest respect and admiration.


Dear Rebecca,

I can’t believe I am almost 60 and I never had a facial….I guess I was waiting for the best and I found her when I found YOU. YOU are the BEST! Thank you for the wonderful services you provide, you are far more than a fabulous Aesthetician, you are a counselor, a friend and a confidant.


Dear Dr. Lucas,

This was a life changing procedure for me. Even now, 2 weeks out, I feel better about myself and more comfortable in my skin. I would do anything to promote this to anyone who has the same thoughts but concerned about going through with it.