Nanuet Plastic Surgeon
150 South Pearl St
Pearl River, New York 10965 US
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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Otolaryngology, Georgia Regents University
    Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Minnesota

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Fillers for ice pick scarring?

Generally speaking, fillers do not tend to be useful in improving the appearance of "ice pick" acne scars. Laser resurfacing, depending on the depth... READ MORE

I suffer from Von Willebrand disease, are HA fillers safe for me?

Greetings! Thanks for the great question. Having Von Willebrand's disease is not a contraindication to getting any type of injectable, be it fillers... READ MORE

Can I go ahead and get a breast reduction or should I wait? (Photo)

Greetings and thanks for your question. You seem to have very large breasts that are causing symptoms such as your back pain, breast pain and... READ MORE

Is this the beginning of double bubble or bottoming out? (photo)

I understand that you are very concerned...but you are not even a full 2 weeks from your surgery. I think you need to give your breasts a chance to... READ MORE

Why is the hump on nose still there 5 weeks post op rhinoplasty. Very upsetting.

This is most likely swelling. Do Not Worry. I would not judge your rhinoplasty result for at least 3 months, if not 1 year. The nose stays swollen,... READ MORE

Is it legal in the states (UNITED STATES) for a doctor to perform a BBL and Tummy Tuck at the same time?

There is no law as to whether these two procedures can be done at the same time. The reason that many surgeons like to stage these procedures, myself... READ MORE

Is this change realistic? (Photos)

Thank You for your question. I think that the result you are trying to achieve is very reasonable. At the same time, it is important to realize that... READ MORE

Reconstruction after multiple infections from breast fillers (Aqualift)?

I am deeply sorry to read about your story. You story is unfortunately not the only one. There are unfortunately many women and men who have had a... READ MORE

Is it possible for a person to have a BBL and Tummy Tuck done at the same time and if so is it safe?

That's a great question. Whereas some operations can be done at the same sitting, such as a breast lift or a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck- it... READ MORE

Do all breast reductions require drains?

That's a great question. There are a variety of reasons that a plastic surgeon may decide to place a drain in a breast reduction. In your case, if... READ MORE

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