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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

56 Year Old Liposuction of Upper and Lower Abdomen and Flanks - New York, NY

Being 5 feet and having always exercised and kept a healthy diet I still battled with belly fat. At 50 I considered getting liposuction and did extensive online research about different procedures and results. After six years of procrastination and reading mixed reviews, which made me fearful, a friend referred me to a great plastic surgeon. At my consultation Dr. Taranow answered all my...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

31 Year Old, Mommy of 3, Tummy Tuck Second Chance. - Palisades Park, NJ

Im typing this holding back tears of joy just thinking about how beautiful my new belly button looks. I am a 31 year old, wife and mother of 3. After my last 2 children my stomach was huge and to literally top it off I suffered with 3 hernia's over the top of my belly button. One of them was so large that it appeared as though I had an outie. After my consultation with Dr. T, I found out that...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

An Artist Surgeon - New York, NY

Dr. Taranow is not only a skilled surgeon, he is an artist who will look at your body and make the best implants for you with the right size and shape. You will sure be pleased with the result. I am extremely happy with my new boobs, they look completely natural, should have done this long time ago! He is extremely responsive on emails, and will answer all your questions and give you the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

i am so happy with my amazing boobs - New York, NY

I had my breast augmentation done by Dr. Douglas Taranow on Friday October 26th and in a nutshell I am smiling ear to ear about my results, experience, and the personal attention I received from him and his assistant, Sarah. He is warm, patient and incredibly knowledgeable. From the moment I walked into his beautiful office for my first consultation, his assistant, Sarah greeted me like I...

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Scar Removal/herniated Incision Repair - New York

I had several things I wanted fixed - a herniated incision from a gall bladder removal and nerve damage during previous surgery caused a "dead" muscle that made a buckle in my abdominal wall, causing me to be lopsided. Dr. Taranow inserted a mesh to accomplish these goals, removed the gall bladder scar and an old appendectomy scar, took out internal scar tissue and fat to smooth out my overall...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

"Breast" Kept Secret Ever! - New York, NY

Naturally anyone would be a bit nervous but I said "what the heck" I know I am not going to die in surgery so Im just going to do it. I had a decent bust size prior to my surgery (34B) but I has more rib cage than breast tissue! I also noticed as I got older and or when I was thinner than usual, I'd lose my breast tissue as well. I am too tall and fit to not have breast meat! In addition to my...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants


My experience was great, no problems I healed in time . Amazing feelin Very comfortable in size. I was up in a week time just a little discomfort under my arm but other then that I felt good .I massaged my breast everyday to bring down the swelling it was black and blue I managed to get it down thereafter I was comfy . I didn't think it would be so easy to have it done it worked out great for...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

27 year old, 5'5, 113lb 34A to 34C 250/275cc

I was motivated to get my breasts done because I was a small A cup. I liked the way I looked in some dresses and loose hanging shirts, however when in bikinis or in the bedroom I was extremely insecure. As someone who eats healthy and works out having small A cups was hindering my confidence. I'm so happy I finally made the decision to go in for a consultation and get this done!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Best Fillers I've Ever Had!!! New York, NY

Dr. Taranow was one of the nicest doctors I've ever been to and was so precise with my filler distribution. I had 1 CC in each lip (600 per syringe) , the pain & bruising was minimal and my lips look fantastic!!! I have also returned for Botox, which he did a phenomenal job with, everything is so natural.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

A New Version of Myself - New York

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always had problems with the way that I looked, therefore causing me issues with depression and anxiety. So, I decided to change my body with breast augmentation and some lipo. I was a bit nervous because the lipo procedure was a scary but I knew that I needed this change. I didn't think twice about the procedures because I knew I was in good hands and the...

Personal Statement

Dr. Douglas A. Taranow, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in New York City, is highly regarded among both patients and peers alike. He is the Plastic Surgeon who cares.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive


American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

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Free when you mention Real Self

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Taranow has hospital affiliations at St. Barnabus.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: DO, New York Institute of Technology, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Westchester Medical Center
    American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Treatments offered at Dr. Douglas A. Taranow

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A Closer Look At Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is among the most popular and commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today – and it isn’t hard to see why. Implants are a safe, lasting and effective way to help you achieve the feminine figure you’ve always wanted. They can also help reconstruct the breasts and aid in emotional recovery following an injury, or an illness like breast cancer.However, many women are filled with questions both before and after they make the decision to get implants. Will they be...

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Is this swelling or fat? (Tummy tuck)

Good question and thanks for posting photos to evaluate too.Swelling after an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can last for months. Your abdomen may be... READ MORE

Hello, is tingling in lower back and stomach normal with most BBL patients after one week? (photos)

Thanks for the question.What you are feeling is totally normal.  As the nerves heal, you get wierd tingly or burning/pulling or itching sensations. ... READ MORE

Lumps in my breast after fat transfer breast augmentation

Candyapple,Thanks for your question.  Sorry you are experiencing issues.Lumps (usually fat necrosis) are common occurrences with fat transfers.  I s... READ MORE

What is the best way to prevent scarring in an areolar incision on Asian skin after breast implants? (Brand, usage, etc)

Generally, I have patients apply scar treatments 10-14 hays post procedure.  Silicone sheeting is very good (there are countless brands so it is hard ... READ MORE

Low hemo levels, regular iron levels, beta thalassemia minor trait confirmed - is surgery still a possibility?

Thanks for your question.Many patients walk around with less than average hemoglobin with no problems.  My surgical facility allows anyone with a ... READ MORE

Will I have enough fat to have a full round & natural shaped butt? (Photos)

Yes, you have more than enough fat to augment your buttocks during a BBL.Good luck with your decision and procedure.Dr. T READ MORE

Do I need a tummy tuck or will Lipo make my stomach flat? (photos)

Dear "Beautifu Doll"You need liposuction of your sides and lower back and an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for the best results.  Liposuction of your ... READ MORE

Is this normal after BBL, or is it necrosis? (Photo)

Thanks for your question and congrats on having the BBL.From the photots is appears totally normal.  The bruising should resolve slowly over the next ... READ MORE

How can I get this shape? (Photo)

Thanks for your question and for the photos.First, you must have realistic expectations.  Lipsocution of your sides, back and outer thighs with a ... READ MORE

Embrace silicone therapy or Scar away silicone sheets after breast augmentation?

CrystleThanks for your query and congrats on your augmentation. You should first ask your surgeon if he/she has any experience with the Embrace brand.... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Taranow

Douglas Taranow, DO, FACOS has shared 30 before and after pictures with 45 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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Is There Such a Thing as "Perfect Breasts"?

Dr. Douglas A. Taranow gives you the lowdown on why you should never expect "perfect breasts." He like to call them sisters not twins. WATCH VIDEO

Why This Doctor Uses Mentor Breast Implants

Dr. Douglas Taranow has been using Mentor for over 20 years. Find out why they are the his favorite breast implant to use. WATCH VIDEO

Breast Fat Transfer: Does It work?

Dr. Douglas A. Taranow discusses breast fat transfer, how it works, how long it lasts, and alternative uses for fat transfer with breast implants. WATCH VIDEO

Can You Liposuction the Ankles and Calves?

Dr. Douglas Taranow discusses what liposuction can and can't do for the ankles and calves. WATCH VIDEO

Do You Have To Wear Your Compression Garment?

Dr. Taranow discusses why it's important to wear your garment for the recommended time by your surgeon after your procedure. WATCH VIDEO

Liposuction Is Not for Weight Loss — The Doctor Explains

Dr. Douglas Taranow explains how some patients lose a few pounds after weight loss. He cautions liposuction should not be used for the sole purpose of weight loss. WATCH VIDEO

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