New York Plastic Surgeon
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New York, New York 10075 US
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5 out of 5 stars Botox

As a surgeon, she is a perfectionist. As a Dr she is caring and knowledgeable

"If you want THE BEST surgeon for your plastic or reconstructive surgery, you should choose maria LoTempio. When searching for the right surgeon for my aesthetic care, nothing was compromised. I took the time and did the research needed to find the very best. I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I chose Dr. LoTempio because even with all my research, she gave great advice and answered a...

5 out of 5 stars Mole Removal

Highly satisfied & recommend Dr. LoTempio!

Dr. LoTempio was extremely professional and provided detailed information about my lesion and next steps for removal, care and next steps with her and my dermatologist. Very detailed oriented about my next steps and was a pleasure working with her and her staff. Hands on doctor - she called the night of my procedure and has been easily accessible with any follow up questions. Highly...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

Highly recommended Dr Maria

Very friendly and professional doctor, making the experience of surgery easier for the patient, always in touch to follow patient closely. Fully explain surgery, possible complicaciones and approaches.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Consultation review: The doctor was absolutely competent, and also kind and caring to my emotional situation

It was a phone consultation done from abroad. The doctor was extremely kind to schedule the consultation almost immediately in light of my needs, and also very professional in explaining surgery options.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

Personalized and Extraordinarily Skilled Surgeon

I have NEVER had or worked with (in health care myself) a doctor that is more real, heart committed, kind, and willing to go above and beyond in her communication and appreciation of where the patient is coming from both medically and emotionally.

5 out of 5 stars Perlane

A master of "just enough"

Dr Lo Tempio is a master of “just enough.” She excels at making you look like a well-rested, healthy, “you.” She is skillful and quick, yet takes the time to understand what her patients are trying to accomplish. While she can create dramatic results, she would never steer a client to a radical transformation. Instead, she highlights one’s best features and helps roll back time. I highly re...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Caring and Skilled Plastic Surgeon

Dr LoTempio was thorough and caring during our consultation session. She displayed strong understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics. Not pushy at all- she clearly has her patient's best interest at heart.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

I Am a Completely Satisfied and Happy Woman.

I am a completely satisfied and happy woman.

5 out of 5 stars Dysport

53 Yrs Old, Forehead Wrinkles, Wrinkles Around Lips - New York

I recommend all procedures done by Dr. LoTempio. I've been going to her for 5 years, and have absolute trust, faith in her, and her honesty. It's all about making you look and feel better about yourself. Thank you, Dr. LoTempio!

5 out of 5 stars Facial Reconstructive Surgery

Medical Magic - New York

Excellent. I have no complaint.

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

Personal Statement

Performs a full range of aesthetics procedures for the body and face in addition to her specialization in microsurgical breast reconstruction. Her practice reflects her long-standing commitment to helping improve the physical appearance of various parts of women’s bodies.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. LoTempio has hospital affiliations at Lenox Hill, MEETH, NYEE, NY Presbyterian Downtown Cornell Campus, NYU-Lutheran.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Georgetown University
    Medical: MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Head and Neck Surgery, UCLA
    Plastic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina

Treatments offered at LoTempio Plastic Surgery for Women

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How long will I need to take off for work after having Breast Implants? I work as an ICU nurse.

Thank you for your inquiry. Since you are required to do a lot of physical movement, it is best to wait as long as possible after a breast... READ MORE

What is the recovery from thigh liposuction like?

Thank you for your inquiry. Thigh liposuction has a relatively quick recovery period. Usually the discomfort, more than pain, is obvious during the... READ MORE

My nose is absolutely awful! What procedure I'd need to get done and how intensive it might be. (photos)

Thank you for your inquiry! The procedure you need is called a rhinoplasty. This will remove the hump, straighten out the curve and provide an slight... READ MORE

Can my insurance cover a reduction?

Thank you for your inquiry! Breast reduction can often be covered by insurance. There needs to be clear documentation regarding neck and back pain,... READ MORE

When doing Lipo, do you really need these foam pads?

Thank you for your inquiry, It sounds as though your surgeon wants you to have the best results possible. The foam compresses the area and allows for... READ MORE

Am I too skinny for a BBL? 5'6, 126lbs & 18 years old

Thank you for your inquiry. The look you desire fits very well with your body shape. The problem is the amount of fat which needs to be placed may not... READ MORE

Toronto Ontario doctors: in search of a Tor/Ont or nearby doctor to help me find a solution without using implants. (Photo)

Thank you for your inquiry. Your breast are uneven, so just putting in an implant or fat grafting will not correct the asymmetry. If you have enough... READ MORE

Which is better, juvederm or restylane?

Thank you for your inquiry. Fillers are hyaluronic acid and they do the same job. Some people prefer one product over the other like one surgeon... READ MORE

After you fully heal from your breast augmentation, do you have to wear a bra all the time or at all?

Thank you for your inquiry. The bra is completely up to you!!! After surgery I recommend my patients wear the surgical bra for four weeks 24hours a... READ MORE

When do you need an anchor lift vs. a lollipop lift? What causes the areola to discolor/lighten during a breast lift? (Photo)

Thank you for your inquiry. If the distance from the the middle of your chest (sternal notch) to your nipple is less than 30, generally a lollipop... READ MORE

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Maria M. LoTempio, MD, FACS has shared 21 before and after pictures with 11 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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