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5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

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

Dr. Taranow and his team were very attentive before, during and after my procedure. I was nervous but knew I was in good hands with such a professional. People have commented on how quickly I have healed and the noticeable results. His office staff are also very helpful and he is readily available to answer any questions or considers after surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

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

Dr. T was incredible! From day one I felt extremely comfortable with Dr. T. He was warm and at best he was HONEST!!! He called every other day to check on how I was feeling and how well I was recovering. Not to mention the fact that he was able to give me my body back!!! I couldn't have asked for a better DR!!

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

Dr. Taranow was very clear and straightforward and very realistic about what could and couldn't be accomplished in my case. He told me it was iffy whether or not we could pull the muscle in but we would try (the other goals he felt more certain about). He charged me $10,000 upfront, with the caveat that if the insurance paid well, he would refund some of that. His surgery went well. However he had recommended the surgeon whose space we used (Dr. Paul Rosenberg) to do some under-eye work for me at the same time as this surgery (using fat injections). That procedure went very wrong, and that doctor's dealings with me were very unsatisfactory - I am still 18 months later trying to reverse it, have spent $2000 so far and still don't have my face back. Dr. Taranow felt so bad and (rightly, I think) responsible for having put me in that situation, so when the insurance paid for the abdominal surgery, he refunded a larger amount ($4000) to help cover the cost of undoing the damage Dr. Rosenberg did. Dr. Taranow was always very responsive and responsible and helpful. I would highly recommend Dr. Taranow for any abdominal or breast work you wanted done.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

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

My Dr and and his entire team made me feel so comfortable. I have sent many many friends to his practice. They are beyond fair and caring in every way you could imagine. 5 Stars and a BIG TWO thumbs UP! He is the best! =)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants


dr. taranow is amazing. he a great doctor ,he's patient , understanding, listens, give great advise, always there when u need to talk. i highly recommend him to all my friends & others. i grantee all his work , i would do it again in the coming future. overall he is the best. :)

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Dr. Taranow performed my breast augmentation 8/8/14. I went from a small A cup to a small C cup. I chose to have silicone implants and the axillary approach (through the armpit). Everything came out perfect!!!!! My results have honestly exceeded my expectations!! My breasts look natural and amazing. I'm so thrilled!! :) Dr. Taranow listened to exactly what I wanted for overall look, size and profile type. He was great with giving clinical recommendations that ended up in perfect results! He spent lots of time with me my during my initial consult and afterward if I had questions I was able to get a hold of him directly by calling the office (no waiting time). After my surgery, he gave me his personal cell number to contact him with any questions which I consider above and beyond. Overall, Dr. Taranow was very energetic and thorough from beginning to end!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

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

Great personality and very friendly.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

A New Version of Myself - New York

Dr. T is truly an artist and a master at his practice. I would not let any other surgeon electively operate on my body. I've done a ton of research and went to several doctors before settling for Dr. Taranow. I went to see him with my concerns in 2010 and he took a significant amount of time to explain the procedure. I then decided to visit him a few more time to further discuss the surgery. He showed me the various implant options. Without hesitation, I made the perfect choice and I have recommended him to many of my friends. Dr. Taranow is the best plastic surgeon in NYC!!

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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

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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

Blog Posts and Articles

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