Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital

Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, New York 10075
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The Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery offers a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for adults and children. These include the subspecialties of craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, pediatric plastic surgery, general reconstructive surgery as well as cosmetic procedures. In addition, there is a specialized multi-disciplinary cleft/craniofacial program for the treatment of congenital and traumatic deformities of the face and skull.

Clinical expertise

Our department offers the most up-to-date plastic and reconstructive surgical options available today. With more than 100 specialists providing surgical care, we can offer our patients comprehensive services including:

Cosmetic plastic surgery

  • Arm lift
  • Body contouring after major weight loss
  • Body lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Brow lift
  • Ear surgery
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial implants
  • Lip enlargement or reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Lipoinjection
  • Male breast reduction
  • Nose surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Spider veins
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck

Reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Other congenital deformities
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Burn treatment
  • Ear surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Closure of difficult wounds


Microsurgery and micro-vascular surgery are surgical techniques that use the operating microscope, micro-surgical instruments (much like jewelers instruments), and sutures as thin as your hair to repair cut nerves, or to transplant bone, skin, or muscle tissues from one part of your body to another. 

While best known for emergency replantation, these state-of-the surgeries are used to reconstruct:

  • Breast (DIEP flap, perforator flap)
  • Exposed fractures and orthopaedic hardware (muscle transplant)
  • Facial paralysis (muscle and nerve transplants)
  • Jaw (fibular flap)
  • Missing arm or leg bone (fibula flap)
  • Leg or foot wounds in patients with diabetes and peripheral vascular disease (skin or muscle flaps)
  • Missing thumb (toe to thumb transplant)

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures

  • Injectable fillers
  • Botox cosmetic
  • Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing (laser and chemical peels)


Wojciech Dec, MD

Oren Zvi Lerman, MD

Education & training

The most important investment North Shore-LIJ Health System makes is to education. With more than 100 medical residency and fellowship programs, North Shore-LIJ is transforming medical care through advanced training of future medical professionals.

At Lenox Hill Hospital, we are advancing the education mission through collaborative learning, unique cases, and many research opportunities.