Constance Chen, MD, MPH, FACS

New York Plastic Surgeon
875 Park Ave.
New York, New York 10075 US
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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)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Chen has hospital affiliations at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Harvard College
    Medical: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Graduate: MPH, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    University of Washington Medical Center
    New York-Presbyterian Hospital Cornell-Columbia
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    New York University Langone Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

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What would be the best type of reconstruction after a unilateral mastectomy? (photo)

Looking at your pictures, the best type of reconstruction after a unilateral mastectomy would be using natural tissue. If your nipple is involved in... READ MORE

How long should I wait between breast fat transfer procedures?

I would wait a minimum of three months after your first surgery before proceeding with breast fat transfer to increase their size. You want your body... READ MORE

Will I get symmastia? Are they close together? Will sleeping on my side a week after breast augmentation deform them? (Photo)

Based on your photos, you do not have synmastia. Synmastia, or unaboob, occurs when there is no clear division between two breasts so it looks like... READ MORE

Will my implants ever feel real? 1 year post-op.

The best way to soften your breasts is to either go with a smaller size implant, change to a prepectoral implant, or change to autologous tissue... READ MORE

Is there a difference in pain and recovery from the Ariola incision to the under the fold incision?

Both the periareolar and inframammary incision have similar pain and recovery periods. If you have more ptotic (droopier) breasts, then the... READ MORE

I've had 3 sets of saline implants. 475cc, under the muscle. If implants were deflated what would they look like after? (photo)

If saline implants are deflated, the breast loses the volume that was there from the implant. If you had a mastectomy, it would look flat with... READ MORE

Follow-up: Candidate for breast fat transfer? (photos)

Since it has only been 2 months since you stopped breastfeeding, you may want to wait a few more months to see if your breast skin contracts more... READ MORE

Could this be capsular contracture? 4 months post BA (Photo)

All breast implants form capsules after surgery, but the capsules can range from soft capsules that you cannot feel to hard capsules that are painful.... READ MORE

Right breast suddenly numb 1 month post op?

It is very common for changes in sensation to occur after surgery. Cutaneous sensory nerves are divided during dissection, and nerves grow back at a... READ MORE

I know drains are used for tummy tucks, but what causes the drain for a BA?

Drains are not often used for primary breast augmentation, but they are sometimes used for secondary or revision breast augmentation. In general, the... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Chen

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