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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Great Doctor, Great Office

I've been seeing Dr. K for about 10 years and have had lipo, tummy tuck, and botx. Results on all- GREAT!

5 out of 5 stars Forehead Reduction

Hairline Lowering/Forehead Reduction. New York, NY

Don't hesitate! But if you do, Dr. Kornstein will patiently wait. I was a patient of Dr. Kornstein's for several years before having my hairline lowering procedure. I think that all of us are nervous about "going under the knife". But don't be with Dr. Kornstein. When I first started seeing him it was for cosmetic fillers. Initially I was very shy about voicing my wishes and desires to...

5 out of 5 stars Forehead Reduction

Confidence Booster. New York, NY

I had my hairline lowered by Dr.Kornstein 3 months ago, my results are amazing couldn't have asked for a better out come. For anyone considering this procedure I highly recommend Dr.Kornstein and his staff; Dr.Kornstein's personality and skill are exactly what one would want when considering surgery. From the second I stepped into his office I was treated with warmth and kindness from his...

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Lipo to Abs and Flanks with Fat Transfer to Calves and Unthera - New York

Lipo to abs and flanks with fat transfer to calves and Unthera with Dr. Andrew Kornstein, 86st NYC Hello everyone! First off I love this site. Thank you for all whom contributed with reviews. These reviews are really helpful and hopefully my review will help more to come. Scheduling an appointment was very easy and pleasant. I believe her name is Kristen. She was wonderful, along with...

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

"49 Yrs Old Male - 15 Yrs with Kornstein - Started at 35 Yrs" - NYC & Florida

Dr Kornstien it one of the world's top plastic surgeons. He has been my plastic surgeon for 16 years. He suggest procedures appropriate to me, my lifestyle, my profession etc... Dr. Kornstien recommends anti aging procedures for me over the past 16+ years. Rejuvenation to face and body. Fat grafting, lipo (to get the fat), lasers, Botox (not so much any more) and skin care products.... Note: Dr. Kornsteins ethics are unmatched..... Kornstien stays on top of the latest technology and fully understands how the body responds and reacts and explains it to you in layman's terms. Kornstein looks at me as an individual not a paycheck. Example, I wanted Botox on my forehead and he said he would place some around eyes and brow not forhead. He said I was 49 yrs old and needed to have some wrinkles for that is natural looking. Note: He did place Botox on my chin on side of mouth for my mouth was drooping a little and he said the muscle there could use some loosening and guess what? the side of my mouth went back up... Am glad I started young and maintain....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction and Reverse Tummy Tuck! - New York, NY

I never could have imagined my body would look so good!! This has been a long and emotional journey for me and I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Kornstein. I had my first breast reduction in 2015 and the doctor I chose (Dr. Jelks) did a terrible job. I was a size G/H in specialty bras (a DD in retail stores) and after my surgery I was left a size D with droopy breasts. I also have always...

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Facial Fat Transfer and Rhinoplasty - New York

Dr. Kornstein is a one of a kind surgeon who not only understands how his patients want to look but can artistically bring attain that look in ways most plastic surgeons could only dream of. His practice is pretty exclusive and certainly not as visible promoted as some other surgeons on this site. I know I personally thank my lucky stars every day that I happened to end up in his office. He has, by himself invented treatments for things every other plastic surgeons thought was impossible. Dr. Kornstein takes incredible care of everyone who walks through his doors. I saw a few doctors before I chose Dr. Kornstein and I truly believe he is the best plastic surgeon in the world.

5 out of 5 stars Facial

Excellent and Caring - New York

I don't think it possible to find a better plastic surgeon and I say this from experience. Dr. Kornsteins has been my surgeon for 9 years. He has performed a number of facial and body procedures all with great results.. When you read reviews on a plastic surgeon's bedside manner, approaches and areas of specialty ie: face, body etc; Please note that Dr. Kornstein is simply TOPS in ALL areas....

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

facial fat transfer - Wilton, CT

Let me begin by saying …I am an ACTUAL patient…who has met with Dr. Kornstein on numerous occasions and have had several procedures performed by him. I first became aware of Dr. Korsnstein after coming across a paper he authored about a unique procedure he specialized in. I had been to several consults before meeting with him and I must say that experience was by far the most relaxed...

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Personal Statement

It's not the procedure being performed but who is performing the procedure that matters;
the nuances that create a natural and long lasting aesthetic are difficult if not impossible to describe. They are innate to the surgeon.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Numerous published articles about various Plastic Surgery treatments such as Breast Augmentation, Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) and Injectables


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biochemical Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
    Medical: MD, Cornell University Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, The Roosevelt Hospital
    Plastic Surgery, Columbia / St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Fellowship: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Columbia / St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center

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The same dermal fillers that provide volume in facial rejuvenation are effective when treating the nose. The advent of the new generation of injectable agents such as hyaluronic acids (Restylane, Juvederm) and Radiesse, a calcium based filler have provided a quantum shift in the ability to treat soft tissue changes of the face secondary to aging. It is possible to re-volumize and treat the forehead, temples, brow, lower lids, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline and chin. The same agents are ...


Prominent or protruding ears affect five percent of individuals. They are genetic; 59% of affected individuals have a family history. Since the inner ear develops independently from the outer ear, therefore, patients with prominent ears generally have normal hearing. Otoplasty(surgery of the ear)  has a rich surgical history: Otoplasty was developed in ancient India in the 5th century BC by the Indian physician Sushruta.  In his time, Sushruta and his medical students developed ot...

QUESTION: Has the bond of trust---the doctor patient relationship---been broken by mass marketing to plastic surgery patients?

Can patients believe what they cannot see? Ultherapy® for the BODY is an area I helped innovate starting in 2011. It reminds me of fat grafting. Both provide benefits now as well as anti-aging benefits for the future. When I started doing fat grafting in the early 90’s few had heard about it, and those who did were highly skeptical and did not trust it. Simply put, they were talked out of doing the procedure by other physicians who knew little about fat grafting and by patients who cha...

Antiaging Treatment of the Facial Skin by Fat Graft and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells

Background: The regenerative property of fat grafting has been described.However, it is not clear whether the clinical results are attributable to thestem cells or are linked to other components of the adipose tissue. This workis aimed at analysis of the histologic and ultrastructural changes of aged facialskin after injection of fat graft in addition to its stromal vascular fraction, obtainedby centrifugation, and to compare the results with those obtained bythe injection of expanded...

SERI Surgical Scaffold as an Adjunct to Conventional Brachioplasty

Andrew N. Kornstein,MD, FACSSummary: Although the popularity of longitudinal brachioplasty has growntremendously in recent years, dealing with the unpredictable scar remainsa challenge for the surgeon and the patient. The scar often heals slowly andwidens over time, perpetuated by the effects of gravity, body movements,and the thin nature of the superficial fascial system (SFS) of the arm. Scarwidening may correlate with recurrence of the soft-tissue deformity as therepaired underlying SFS...

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How Much Does Lower Body Lift Cost?

The lower body lift is the cornerstone of lower body rejuvenation, yet I feel it is still underutilized. The recovery is mild, and the trade-off... READ MORE

Fat Transfer Side Effects

·       Most patients considering fat grafting to the breast are concerned with one or all of three major issues: (1) Fat graft retention, (... READ MORE

How Much Does Fat Transfer Cost for the Face?

Fat transfer is one of the most, if not the most, technique dependent procedures in plastic surgery.It involves the successful transfer and survival... READ MORE

What Should I Expect During Recovery from Facial Fat Grafting?

When fat is grafted(transplanted from donor site to recipient site ) as opposed to "injected" like a filler, there is a natural biological process... READ MORE

Fat injection under eyes 2.5 years ago. (photos)

Unfortunately your issue is not a straight forward one, in short, because of the anatomy in that region as well as the placement of the fat---too... READ MORE

Can I compel a medically negligent and fraudulent surgeon for a refund to pay for revision? How do I prove misconduct/neglect?

How long has it been since your surgery? Have you followed up regularly(as prescribed) by your surgeon?Have you had a calm discussion about your... READ MORE

Does my top lip need a lip lift or do I need lip injections? (Photo)

Facial volume changes throughout life, therefore, temporary fillers for lips can be a positive as lip volume is easily adjusted; perhaps you have seen... READ MORE

Is fat transfer to face using fat oils safe and effective?

Fat grafting works because, like a skin graft, the body develops a blood supply to "vascularize"(nourish) the cells; oil is essentially the remains of... READ MORE

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

·       Most patients considering fat grafting to the breast are concerned with one or all of three major issues: (1) Fat graft retention, (... READ MORE

How Much Does Otoplasty Cost?

Otoplasty literally means changing the shape of the ear.There are a number of ear issues where the term "otoplasty" applies.The most common is... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Kornstein

Andrew Kornstein, MD, FACS has shared 120 before and after pictures with 164 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Minimally Invasive Skin and Soft Tissue Tightening

Jplasma for immediate soft tissue tightening and contouring, including arms, back, abdomen, breast, bra straps, thighs and knees. Minimizes or eliminates the need for many body contouring incisions WATCH VIDEO

See the Procedure: Intraoperative SMAS Facelift With Proper Release (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Andrew Kornstein demonstrates how this deep two-layer SMAS facelift can provide an anatomic, natural and anti-aging facelift. It is important to note that not all facelifts are performed this way. WATCH VIDEO

A History of Innovation: Introducing Profound—Part 2

Dr. Andrew Kornstein discusses Profound, which is a one-time treatment that stimulates your own genes for dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. WATCH VIDEO

A History of Innovation: Introducing Profound Technology - Part 1

Dr. Andrew Kornstein discusses Profound, which is a one-time treatment that stimulates your own genes for dermal collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin. WATCH VIDEO

Forehead Reduction Surgery: Watch as This Woman's Hairline is Lowered (GRAPHIC)

Dr. Andrew Kornstein performs hairline lowering and forehead reduction surgery, explaining the procedure and showing pre-op and post-op photos. WATCH VIDEO

What Is the Rhinoplasty Society?

Ever heard of the Rhinoplasty Society? Here's what it is and why it matters to you, as explained by Dr. Andrew Kornstein. WATCH VIDEO

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