Carlin Vickery, MD (retired)
1125 Fifth Avenue (at 94th)
New York, New York 10128 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

57yo Stage 4 BC Survivor - New York

I had 'the works'- two surgeries to remove the cancer, 10 months of chemo and 33 radiation treatments. Dr. Vickery used the DIEP Flap procedure to create a beautiful symmetrical breast. She also worked to minimize the scar and improve the look of the cleavage. She's warm, funny and extremely competent. Everyone at the office is a pleasure.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

20 Years Old, Breast Reduction - New York, NY

I am a 20 year old college student who experienced back pain and body image issues as a result of having breasts that were not proportional to my body. I tried all that I could to reduce my breast size without surgery, but nothing helped. When I began to consider this surgery, I knew that there were some risks to consider before I committed, but I knew of multiple people who had had great...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

21 Years Old, DDD to B+ - New York

I'm about 3 months out of surgery with Dr. Vickery and I can now say that I should have done it 5 years ago. The whole surgery process was incredibly smooth. Dr. Vickery and her whole private staff are so incredibly sweet and you can tell they really want to make you feel comfortable. Dr. Vickery has preformed hundreds and hundreds of these surgeries and really is the best doctor in her field....

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Unilateral Mastectomy with TRAM Flap - Manhattan, NY

I was diagnosed with breast cancer as a young wife and mother. The decision was made jointly with the physicians to have a mastectomy with TRAM Flap reconstruction. Many years later, I am thrilled with the outcome . Going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment is very difficult. Having a physician like Carlin Vickery made the journey less stressful. She is a special doctor. Her warmth,...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

32 Year Old, Diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Underwent Bilateral Mastectomy and Exchange Surgery - New York

I was referred to Dr. Vickery by my breast surgeon as well as another patient of Dr. Vickery's shortly after receiving my breast cancer diagnosis at 32 years old. At our initial consultation Dr. Vickery patiently and thoroughly explained what the surgeries would entail as well as what I could expect after. On the day of both my surgeries, her warm and comforting presence made all difference...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

28 Years Old, Breast Reduction, No Kids, New York, NY! - Post-Op Review

I really don't like my thighs or the stretchmarks behind my legs or the love handles that embrace my waist, but nothing, nothing that I dislike on my body beats the aversion I felt towards my the one asset that women are supposedly to die for. Boobs. *Sigh.* Like many on this forum, my breasts started growing at a really young age. By the time I was 12, they were comfortably in the B cup...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

58 Year Old, Breast Reduction with Tummy Tuck. New York, NY

Always suffered from large breasts, and also always slightly overweight. In addition, even when at my slimmest, I had a post cesarean tummy. Finally decided to do it. Was impressed by Dr. Vickery's enthusiasm and confidence (some surgeons I had interviewed before were hesitant, saying maybe I should only have a mini tuck because of my age). She did a very good job. I have very pleased with...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

45 Years Old and Much Needed Breast Lift. New York, NY

Breast are such an integral part of our bodies. For the first time, I feel like a woman when I see myself in a mirror. I have firm, perky and overall very nice breast. With the help of Dr. Vickery, we decided a breast lift was the best choice for my active lifestyle. If you are considering having this procedure done, I urge you to meet with her. She is well seasoned and cares about her...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction 2 Days Post-op. Best Decision I've Ever Made. - New York, NY

The motivation for surgery: Oh boy, the back pain, shoulder pain, mental stress. ALL OF IT. I was a 28H. The weight of my breasts on my back was unbearable. In addition to the physical pain, it was mentally draining. I don't even remember a time when I didn't have boobs. Without getting into too many details, this surgery couldn't have come at a better time. Today: I’m only 2 days post op, a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Heaven Sent - New York, NY

I had pain on my neck, shoulders and back. I have grooves on my shoulders and it was affecting my posture. I no longer have pain on my neck, shoulder or back nor do I cringe when I look in the mirror. Still have grooves on my shoulder but that is because of all the years I carried heavy breast.  Shopping has become pleasant again and with all the money I save by not having to buy...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Awards & Recognition

America’s Top Doctors

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Dr. Vickery has hospital affiliations at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

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

    Internship: New York University Medical Center
    New York University Hospitals Center
    New York University University Medical Center

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Can Breast Tissue Grow Back After Breast Reduction?

Unfortunately on occasion, breasts will increase in size following a breast reduction. Breasts are a biological entity and therefore do continue to... READ MORE

Does Weight Gain After Stomach Liposuction Bring Fat Back to Upper Body?

If a patient has liposuction anywhere on their body to achieve a contour improvement, the patient MUST maintain their body weight. If the patient... READ MORE

How Long Before I See Mommy Makeover Results?

Mommy Makeover Results will reveal themselves in several stages. In the immediate post-op period, the patient will see dramatic changes in the... READ MORE

How Long After a Mommy Makeover Before I Can Have Sex?

The recovery time following a Mommy Makeover can vary depending on the degree of surgery that was performed to the abdomen. If the patient had largely... READ MORE

Tummy tuck: skin removal only? (Photo)

If you have not had children and have good core muscles, then a skin only tummy tuck would be appropriate.   Judging from your submitted pictures,  it... READ MORE

How Long Does It Usually Take to Wake Up from General Anesthesia if Going for a Mommy Makeover for 4 Hours?

Most patients will wake up within a few minutes of the completion of a Mommy Makeover. Generally as the final dressings are being placed, the... READ MORE

Do I need an anchor or lollipop lift? (Photo)

Judging from your pictures,  you could possibly get away with a lollipop lift, but more likely would benefit from a short T scar lift .  The short T s... READ MORE

Best surgical option for uneven breasts. (photo)

Your pictures show that you have breasts that are low on your chest wall reaching towards your abdomen.  In addition your left breast looks larger ... READ MORE

Lift without implants possible? (Photo)

Your pictures show small breasts with some sagging and most of your breast gland below the IMF which is the lower attachment of the breast to the... READ MORE

Breast lift and tummy tuck. Can they be done at the same time? (Photo)

It is not uncommon to perform a breast lift and a tummy tuck at the same surgery if the patient is in excellent health.   Judging from your p... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Vickery

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How Long Does Liposuction Surgery Take?

Dr. Carlin Vickery shares the results from various procedures and explains the expected surgery times. WATCH VIDEO

Mommy Makeover: The Stages of Recovery

Dr. Carlin Vickery illuminates what to expect from surgeries like these by guiding us through a woman's recovery journey after undergoing her mommy makeover surgery. WATCH VIDEO

See the Before & After Photos: Breast Reduction

Dr. Carlin Vickery shares images of a patient before and after breast reduction surgery. The patient had 36 F breasts and complained of ongoing neck, shoulder and back pain. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Augmentation: Patient Requests a Small Enhancement

Dr. Carlin Vickery discusses a breast augmentation with small saline implants placed under the muscle. WATCH VIDEO

Tummy Tuck: A Case Study

Dr. Carlin Vickery explains a tummy tuck surgery that she performed on a 36-year-old woman, who elected to have the abdominoplasty after several pregnancies. She received a contouring of the abdomen and muscle repositioning during the procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Tummy Tuck After Massive Weight Loss: See This Woman Before & After

Dr. Carlin Vickery describes a 24 yr-old woman who lost 100 lbs through diet and exercise. She disliked her stretch marks and wanted to improve the laxity of her abdominal skin, which Dr. Vickery addressed through surgery. WATCH VIDEO