Michelle J. Zweifler MD
About the Practice
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.
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)
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Facial Implants (Chin & Cheek)
Lower Body Lift
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
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
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
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
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