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The Department of Plastic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital performs a wide range of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures for both adults and children. Our team consists of experts in all the subspecialties of adult and pediatric plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, hand surgery, general reconstructive surgery and all types of cosmetic procedures, both surgical and noninvasive. 

What we offer

Our department offers the most up-to-date plastic and reconstructive surgical options available today. With more than 100 specialists providing care, we provide comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive services in the following categories:

Reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Hemangiomas and vascular malformations
  • Microtia and other ear deformities
  • Hemifacial microsomia and other craniofacial conditions
  • Other congenital deformities
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Hand surgery
  • Scar revision
  • Skin cancer treatment
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Closure of difficult wounds
  • Lower extremity reconstruction
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Hand surgery


Microvascular surgery is a surgical technique that uses the operating microscope, microsurgical instruments and micro-sutures to repair blood vessels and nerves, and to transplant bone, skin or tissue from one part of your body to another. 

While best known for emergency replantation, microsurgical procedures are used to reconstruct:

  • Breast (DIEP flap, perforator flap)
  • Exposed fractures and orthopedic 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)

Cosmetic plastic surgery

  • Arm lift
  • Body contouring after weight loss
  • Body lift
  • Brazilian buttock lifts
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Brow lift
  • Ear surgery
  • Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty
  • Facelift
  • Facial implants
  • Forehead lifts
  • Genioplasty
  • Lip enlargement or reduction
  • Liposuction and fat grafting
  • Male breast reduction
  • Neck lifts
  • Nose surgery
  • Otoplasty and ear reduction
  • Scar revision
  • Spider veins
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures

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

Our team

Charles Hedges McKinstr Thorne, MD

Chairman of Plastic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

Specialties: Plastic Surgery

Wojciech Dec, MD

Specialties: Plastic Surgery

Oren Zvi Lerman, MD

Specialties: Plastic Surgery