Rochester Facial Plastic Surgeon
973 East Ave
Rochester, New York 14607 US
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5 out of 5 stars Brow Lift

I had an amazing experience!

From start to finish, everyone on staff was attentive, informative, and professional. I always felt valued and respected. All procedures were explained in detail, "do's and don't's" were discussed and made clear, soothing and supportive words expressed, and follow-up after all procedures were second to none. Glad I'm affiliated with this medical center.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Amazing Rhinoplasty Surgeon - He Changed My Life - Rochester NY

Amazing surgeon. A pioneer in the field. An all around kind compassionate human being

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

19 Year Old Model Who Wanted to Feel Even More Confident and Outgoing - Rochester, NY

Absolutely amazing. I would not get this procedure done if I Dr. Quatela wasn't my doctor. Dr. Quatela, Dr. Wane and their staff was overly accommodating, caring, comforting, informative, and overly knowledgeable about my needs and procedure. I recommend Dr. Quatela's services to everyone. I feel as if he is the most knowledgable, skillful and most experienced doctor in this field. He has changed my life for the better and I will forever be grateful for his presence and work.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

3 Surgeries over an 8-year Period - Rochester, NY

I admire Dr. Quatela because he told me what he could do for me and, in my opinion, stayed very realistic. Plus, I think this is important to know; prior to one of the surgeries, I was in bed being prepped. Doctor Quatela came in and asked how I was doing. I mentioned I was just back from a trip and was having a small gout inflammation (normal at that time in my life). He sent me to my primary care doc to be examined before operating on me. My primary doc said "no worries" and I was back in the afternoon. This totally messed up Doctor Quatela's day and, as a result, my surgery went well into the evening. In other words, this doctor is as careful as he is skilled. I give him 5-stars FIVE YEARS after my last surgery.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Third Time is the Charm. Rochester, NY

Dr. Quatela is the whole package! Not only is he a world renowned plastic surgeon, he is very down to earth and listens to his patients concerns and fears. He told me from the start, that I had to have patience and everything would work out fine, but waiting for great results after two other botched surgeries wasn't easy. He completely understood how I was feeling, so for my own piece of mind, he has been seeing me monthly, post surgery, for the past 8 months. I drive 3 hours one way just to have him check me and tell me in his calming, reassuring way, that it is healing fine, and that I am going to be happy with the results. That is all I needed to make it through another month of being patient. I'm not sure how many other busy physicians would do that, probably very few. Every day it is looking better and better and I cant wait to experience the end result!

5 out of 5 stars Liposuction

Neck Liposuction, PrecisionTx, Chin Implant, and Subplatysmal Fat Removal - Rochester, NY

When we met Dr. Quatela in his office, my husband and I were immediately impressed; he genuinely listened to what we said. He thoroughly answered our questions, explaining the differences among the various procedures available. I hoped for a slimmer neck and a defined jawline, and the doctor recommended a small chin implant, PrecisionTx, and perhaps subplatysmal fat removal if it was clear during surgery that it was needed, which it was. Wisdom requires experience; there is no substitute. Dr. Quatela has performed liposuction surgery thousands of times, and has also adopted genuine advances in technology as they emerge. My procedure is an excellent case in point, as he combined time-tested with innovated techniques to achieve a wonderful result. Not only is Dr. Quatela attentive, kind, and talented, but the same can be said of his entire staff. When I was concerned about the look of some stitches, we emailed a picture to Dr. Quatela’s Fellow, Dr. Weng, and she responded immediately that the stitches were perfect. Of course, what matters the most are the excellent results that Dr. Quatela delivers. I know that I am still a year away from my optimal results. However, I look in the mirror every day and I know that I made the right decision in trusting Dr. Quatela.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

Age 52 Completly Bald on Top - Rochester, NY

All the staff was friendly and professional. My needs and comfort was their priority!

5 out of 5 stars FUE Hair Transplant

FUE in the ROC - Rochester, NY

Kind, caring, gentle, knowledgeable, skilled, and friendly. I have never had such a good experience as I had with Dr. Vito Quatela and Staff.

5 out of 5 stars Hair Transplant

27 Year Old Male Hair Transplant 2200 Grafs - Rochester, NY

Very Personable and professional. I wouldn't go any where else

5 out of 5 stars Dermabrasion

Neck Lift and Dermabrasion - East Rochester, NY

Dr Quatela is an excellent surgeon and if I could rate him I would say that he is 100%. His support staff is experienced and very professional and responsive.

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

Personal Statement

Dr. Vito C. Quatela, a recognized leader in the field of aesthetic facial surgery, is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Quatela is a past president of the AAFPRS and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, W Magazine and the New York Times.

Board Certifications

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


Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

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Awards & Recognition

101 Physician Leaders to Know in ASC Industry, Becker's Healthcare, 2014
Who's Who Best Doctors in North America, 1998 - Present
Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2015

Professional Recognition:
President, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, 2007 - 2008
President / Founder of HUGS Foundation, Non - profit organization delivering medical care to children in third world countries, 2003 - Present

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Quatela has hospital affiliations at Strong Memorial Hospital, Highland Hospital, Unity Hospital, Rochester General Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, University of Rochester, 1975
    Medical: MD, Northwestern University, 1979
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Medical Center of Vermont, 1981
    Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, 1985
    Facial Plastic Surgery, Tulane University, 1986
    Facial Plastic Surgery, Oregon Health Science, 1986

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