Michelle J. Zweifler MD

New York, NY, US
Michelle J. Zweifler MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Everyone wants to look, feel, and be his or her best. It's natural — we want the mirror to reflect our inner youthfulness and beauty. Finding the right cosmetic surgeon — a surgeon with superior medical qualifications and the ability to listen to and understand a person's desires, concerns, and cosmetic goals — is an important decision. We are committed to providing the highest quality care with a focus on understanding your expectations and creating a natural appearance.

Practice Specialization

Dr. Zweifler specializes in facial rejuvenation as well as breast and body contouring. She is committed to providing the highest quality care with a focus on understanding your expectations and creating a natural appearance. As an experienced and dedicated surgeon, she firmly believes in planning your cosmetic surgery in partnership with you. Specializing in individualized postoperative care and comfort, and fully supporting you in realizing your cosmetic goals, she is available for phone consultations and second opinions.

Dr. Michelle Zweifler offers all of the following cosmetic plastic surgery procedures:

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)
BOTOX Cosmetic ®
Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants)
Breast Lift
Breast Reduction
Breast Reconstruction
Buttock Lift
Brow Lift
Chemical Peels
Collagen Injections
Dermabrasion
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Endoscopic Surgery
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Face Lift
Facial Implants (Chin & Cheek)
Fat Injections
Forehead Lift
Hylaform ®
Lip Augmentation
Liposuction
Lower Body Lift
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Restylane ®
Thigh Lift

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background

Education

May, 1993 - MD, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn (Downstate), Brooklyn, New York

May, 1989 - BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Postgraduate Training

July, 2000 - June 2001 Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship with Perceptor, John Q. Owsley, M.D., California Pacific Medical Center Davies Campus, San Francisco, California

July, 1998 - June 2000 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

July, 1997 - June 1998 Chief Resident General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York

July, 1993 - June 1997 General Surgery Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York

Teaching Appointments

Lenox Hill Hospital: Assistant Adjunct Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital: Assistant Attending Department of Plastic Surgery, New York, New York
Center for Specialty Care, Inc.: Medical Staff Appointment in Plastic Surgery, New York, New York

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Abstracts

Owsley, J.Q., Zweifler, M. Midface Lift of the Malar Fat Pat: Technical Advances. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2002:110(2), 674-685.

Zweifler, M., Rodriguez, E., Reilly, J., Lewis, T., Glasberg, S.B. Breast Reconstruction Among Inner City Women with Breast Carcinoma. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2001: 47(1), 53-59.

Zweifler, M., Glasberg, S.B. An Outcome-Based Study of Aesthetic Surgery in a Clinic Setting. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2000: 44(4), 355-360.

Awards & Honors

Cornell University Dean's List
Samuel L. Kountz Award: Clinical Excellence in Surgery, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 1993.
John O. Vieta Award for Professional Excellence and Compassionate Care, Lenox Hil Hospital, 1997.
Castle Connolly's America's Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists.

"Ask a Question" Responses

Breast revision surgery

I had a vertical breast reduction 1 month ago. I have lower pole fullness and look droopy with high nipples. I had a medial pedicle. 500 g was...

At times vertical breast reductions, may need to be converted to an anchor, Wise pattern, inverted "T" to minimize high nipples and bottoming out...

Questions about Brazilian Butt Lift & Tummy Tuck

If my surgeon will combine the two, how long before I can return to my mostly sedentary desk job? If traveling out-of-state: how long should I stay...

Most patient take at least 2 weeks off after a tummy tuck. After Brazilian butt lift, one tries to minimize prolonged sitting on the area. Patients...

Michelle J. Zweifler MD

800 A Fifth Avenue, Suite 302,
New York, NY, 10065, US

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