New York Plastic Surgeon
1125 Fifth Avenue (at 94th)
New York, New York 10128 US

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"What stuck out to me the most was how she talked about the effects that large breasts have on a woman." "Were it not for Dr Vickery's counsel, I would have given up, lost my insurance and still be in tremendous pain with my DDD/E cup size!!" "The before and after care is truly one of a kind."

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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 had a great experience with Dr. Vickery. She did an incredible job with the procedure, and her bedside manner was excellent. She answered any questions I had with patience and thoroughness.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

21 Years Old, DDD to B+ - New York

I love Dr. Vickery. She is smart, kind, and unquestionably the best in her field. Whenever I had questions or wanted to clarify anything, she would get back to me immediately and made me feel comfortable. Also, the whole team she has there is just so beyond kind. Margaret, the main nurse, is exceptionally nice and always available for questions.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer Unilateral Mastectomy with TRAM Flap - Manhattan, NY

Dr. Vickery is compassionate, bright, intelligent, and extremely talented. She is a perfectionist. Her work is awesome. She is a sculptor, artist and designer. I could not be happier with the decision to use her as my plastic surgeon. Dr. Vickery is always accessible and takes her time during visits. She treats the whole person. She is calm and caring. Dr. Vickery is a unique surgeon. I recommend her 100%!!! She is a special person and doctor.

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

Dr Vickery and her entire staff were truly amazing!! As mentioned in my review, I was losing my insurance and didn't think I would be able to submit my paperwork in time based on what I learnt from other doctors. I was expecting the usual advice of spending months going to a chiropractor before you could even consider having insurance look at your paperwork. Not the case here. Were it not for Dr Vickery's counsel, I would have given up, lost my insurance and still be in tremendous pain with my DDD/E cup size!! From my first consultation, Dr Vickery had a very thorough conversation with me about her work, my preferences, her method, and the overall process. She took her time with me and addressed all my dears and anxieties. I walked out of there feeling like I could definitely trust her and was far - which was something I hadn't felt at other places I had been. Dr Vickery is truly talented and her nurses - Margaret and Julie - went out of their way to ensure that I received excellent service ALWAYS. Follow-up appointments were always seamless and I always received reminders in advance. Very friendly team and if I ever need any other work done I would definitely go back here.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

Dr. Vickery is obviously very talented and experienced. She did a great job. The only moment I did not like was when, the day of the surgery, Dr. Vickery 'scolded' me for not losing enough weight prior to the surgery. Not very tactful just minutes before putting me under. I also did not see much of her after the surgery as she went on vacation. But her skills were all that mattered and never in doubt.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

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

I met with 3 surgeons prior to my in person meeting with Dr. Carlin Vickery. After my initial meeting, which was almost 2 hours, I knew I was in good hands. I am two weeks post surgery and could not be happier. I feel great. The before and after care is truly one of a kind. My experience with her, the staff and nurse, Margaret Smith, was simply stellar. It was a journey for me and truly life changing. Dr. Vickery is an artist and has wonderful hands. Cindy

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

Consultation: 10/10!!! I had seen a few doctors over the years and no one made an impression on me quite like Dr. Vickery. As soon as the consultation was over, I knew she was the doctor I wanted to work with. What stuck out to me the most was how she talked about the effects that large breasts have on a woman. She put to words all the things that had been bothering me and even some things that I didn't want to admit to myself. I used to feel like there was something wrong with me (like never having any sensation in the nipples, for example) and she just made me feel so okay. She was going to come in and fix all of it. And I had nothing else to worry about. Surgery and Post Op: Dr. Vickery and her team were AMAZING. It was like working with people I had known all my life. They were so understanding and so attentive. Not to mention, so extremely patient!! I was a huge mess on the morning of my surgery. I got lost TWICE (panic attacks are no fun) and ended up late to my own surgery! But the second I walked in, all that stress just disappeared. I met with the nurse right away, and we got to business. Everything went seamlessly. They all worked really hard to make sure the entire experience was bearable. It was a breeze. Well as much as surgery can truly be a breeze, but the point still stands! They were so attentive to my needs and my comfort. They worked so hard to make sure any and all feelings of nausea were dealt with and avoided. (Side note: It worked! Didn’t feel nauseous at all.) I honestly can’t say enough good things about the whole experience. I wish I could thank Dr Vickery and her team a million times over. This has all been the most life-altering, amazing experience. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Heaven Sent - New York, NY

Dr. Vickery is my hero, and her staff are the angels that held my hand throughout my procedure. From the moment I first walked into their reception office I was greeted with warm reassurance. Dr. Vickery and her nurses were ever so patient with all my questions and fears. I was also walked through all the necessary insurance processes with nothing but positive support. I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Vickery, she always made feel like a human being. She has given me a new lease on life. From the bottom of my heart I thank my hero and her staff of angels.

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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

Hospital Privileges

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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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