New York Plastic Surgeon
115 West 27th Street, Suite 1001
New York, New York 10001 US
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"I chose to go for a consultation at Advanced Dermatology in Fresh Meadows, NY." "I know that a full tummy tuck is the most invasive plastic surgery procedures you can have." "We scheduled my surgery at Plainview Hospital which was awesome bc my parents live in Valley Stream so the car ride home would be easier."

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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Hematoma Removal After Months of Discomfort. - Long Island, NY

Very pleasant and honest Doctor. Dr. Baldenhofer answers all inquiries personal and immediately!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to my Floppy Balloons....but They Gotta Go Right Now!!! - New York

Dr. Baldenhofer is the best. I'm a picky person. He is definitely in the right field, this is his calling. This man turned my big heavy saggy balloons into beautiful normal breast.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

25 to Life. Manhattan, NY

Dr. Baldenholfer is amazing. I am an out of state patient and my insurance only covered doctors in New York. I had a limited amount of time to get my procedure done and when I explained my situation to Dr. Baldenhofer's team they accommodated me inmediately. He saw me on a Saturday, do you know how hard it is to have a consultation on a Saturday? Answer: Very. Especially with a doctor who takes insurance. During the consultation he told me the benefits and risks to the surgery. If you don't know, one of the biggest risks is losing nipple sensation. I went to the consultation as a 36DDD. I came in already approved for the surgery with my insurance company so I won't lie, I started getting a bit superficial about the surgery and started thinking about how I would look more than getting rid of the pain. I wanted to be a 36C and honestly if I wasn't chubby I wouldve pushed for a B. I knew i couldn't realistically be that size but I expressed it to Dr. Baldenhofer still. Of course he took me back to reality and told me the 36D would more than likely be my size (which I knew from previous consultations with another doctor) a girl had to try! He told me he would get me to the D possibly a full C. We snapped a few before pictures for insurance purposes and that was that. Booked my surgery for the following week April 25th. The morning of, I wasn't nervous which was a surprise. We scheduled my surgery at Plainview Hospital which was awesome bc my parents live in Valley Stream so the car ride home would be easier. When I got to the hospital I had like 6 nurses, all very kind. I spent some time with Dr. Baldenhofer, while he marked me up so I used that time to grill him on last minute questions like scarring and after care treatment. He answered my questions easily. He chatted with my mother for a bit and then the nurse gave me a cocktail and next thing I know I was I waking up in the recovery room. Just like that. I couldn't believe I went through with it and it was done. Dr. Baldenhofer came to talk to me but seriously i was hoped up on meds so I think I remember him saying he will call me later to see how I was doing and that he was going to chat with my mom. ( I could have made that part up, I really only remember his face in a sea of nurses moving me around.) Anywho, he did call me later that day to let me know what to expect and go over the drains with me again. We set up an apt on Wednesday morning to remove the drains which brings us to present day. I got to see my breasts and they look amazing! I really thing they are a C but I know they are swollen and havent taken full form. They are so perky and ladies, I havent had any back pain! This is a surprise bc sitting down for long periods of time hurts so badly! Now... Nada! Since I am an out of state patient with a new job I wanted to return to work immediately. So I plan on leaving Sunday ( yes that is only one week of recovery and right now Dr. Baldenhofer is hesitant to sign off on it). He said everything looks good but I am seeing him again Friday to remove the bandages so he said he we will discuss it then. During our visit today he told me he spoke with another colleague of his in Florida that has agreed to monitor me during recovery, I couldn't believe he took the time to do that. It is greatly appreciated. We don't expect to need him, but things come up and clearly I'm not just going to jump on a flight back to NY. I can't wait to see what Friday has to offer! I will post before and after pics then. I just wanted to get this post up to show my testimony. This website really helped me prepare for what's to come and I want to strongly recommend Dr. Baldenhofer. He went above and beyond for me when he didn't have to. Him and Arlene, his coordinator, are amazing! Stay tuned for my before and after!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

36 Yr old, Mother of 1

Dr B, (what I like to call him) made me feel very comfortable. But I admit, My first visit with him I was nervous, ashamed of how my breasts looked. Dr B cares about his patients. I must have emailed him a million times. (Lol) One thing about him he always responds. Some doctors don't even bother. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a PS . He is definitely the best ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

38 Years Old, Breast Reduction - Manhattan, NY

Dr Craig Baldenhofer is a perfect Doctor for my breast reduction, his staff was so professional, his consultation take away my fear, he make me relaxed, he answer all my question. December 1,2015 i did my breast reduction surgery, its was the best choice i make. Dr Baldenhofer did a perfect job, i am so happy with the result. My boobs are healing Perfectly, from a 36h to a xlarge sport...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Satisfaction Guaranteed - Fresh Meadows, NY

After the birth of my daughter, to my friends I became known as the "crunch queen". It took some time, but I finally conceded and admitted to myself I needed help getting my flat tummy back. I chose to go for a consultation at Advanced Dermatology in Fresh Meadows, NY. Dr. Craig Baldenhofer examined me and explained to me what all my options were. He listened to what my concerns were and addressed them in such a warm and caring way. I left his office feeling very optimistic. After reviewing my consult, he had me come in again. Together, we decided that it would benefit me more to have a full tummy yuck instead of the mini we had earlier discussed. In the weeks leading up to my surgery, Dr. Baldenhofer told me to e-mail him with any questions I had about the procedure. I must have e-mailed him about twenty questions, which I have to admit was a bit excessive. It was not excessive to Dr. Baldenhofer. He did not have his staff to respond. He responded personally, answered each question and ended by saying, "If you have any more questions or concerns let me know". I know that a full tummy tuck is the most invasive plastic surgery procedures you can have. I felt so at ease, comfortable and confident in Dr. Baldenhofer that I chose to let him perform my surgery without going somewhere else for a second opinion. That was due you me just knowing I was already in good hands. On the morning of my procedure at the hospital, Dr. Baldenhofer made sure my mind was at ease. He made sure I had met and talked to the Anesthesiologists and told me step by step what would be happening during my stay. Although I was in pain, I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my surgery. The results were better that I had ever imagined they would or could be.The success of my tummy tuck was evident from day one. During my post-op care, Dr. Baldenhofer said to me, "Did you know you had a hernia"?. I said, "No, what has to be done now to repair it"? He replied nonchalantly, "Oh, don't worry, I took care of it". During my post-op care, Dr Baldenhofer has maintained the same level of care and concern and extraordinary bedside manner he showed me from day one. Although post-op visits are at set intervals, Dr. Baldenhofer had given me the "green light" call his office and come in anytime I have a concern. I know this review may be long, but it is commensurate as it relates to Dr. Baldenhofer's character and professionalism. It has been said that the best complement you can give a doctor is to refer your friends and family. My sister will be consulting with Dr. Baldenhofer within the next weeks for a different procedure. In conclusion, do not hesitate in considering Dr. Craig Baldenhofer to perform your tummy tuck or any of the other numerous other procedures he does. He will not let you down and you will be extremely satisfied.

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Outstanding Experience!! - Long Island, NY

Dr. Baldenhofer has been amazing all the way through and I am extremely happy with my results. He is very detail-oriented, knowledgeable and was able to answer any/all questions I had. He is truly a fantastic surgeon!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Louisiana State University Health Science Center
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University
    Fellowship: Microvascular Breast and Aesthetic, Mercy Medical Center

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21 years old- sagging breasts. What do you recommend? (Photos)

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Would laser lipo be enough to get flatter abdomen? Mini tummy tuck or would I benefit more from tummy tuck with lipo? (photo)

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What do you recommend to fix areola asymmetry 6 Months after breast lift with implants?

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Would I be a candidate for a tummy tuck? (photos)

From the photos it appears you would benefit from a tummy tuck. Another option with slightly less down time for recovery is a panniculectomy which... READ MORE

Is there a fix for my eyebrow/eye asymmetry? (Photo)

Botox or one of its many competitors (Dysport, Xeomin) can effectively treat brow asymmetry for up to 3 - 4 months per treatment. The treatment takes... READ MORE

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