Z. Paul Lorenc MD
About the Practice
Today, as never before, aesthetic plastic surgery has given us the gift of choice to enhance our appearance. Studies have shown that physical changes affect more than appearance alone. Because body image plays an important role in self-esteem, aesthetic surgery is often referred to as “surgery of the soul”. Improving our outward appearance frequently contributes to a greater degree of confidence in every area of our lives. Providing patients with professional, individualized care is the cornerstone of my practice. In consulting with patients, I strive to ensure that all questions are answered and all non-surgical and surgical options are explored so my patients achieve the life-improving satisfaction they envision and deserve.
Dr. Lorenc specializes in a full range of aesthetic surgical procedures that include facial techniques, breast enhancement, body contouring, laser skin resurfacing and fat transplantation. He is noted for exceptional skill in scar revision. A leader in the development of new advances in surgical procedures, Dr. Lorenc is internationally recognized for pioneering the endoscopic forehead and brow lift. Expert in a full range of the most advanced non-invasive skin rejuvenation, Dr. Lorenc is also known as the creator of the “facelift by syringe” using wrinkle eradicators such as Botox and Restylane (hyaluronic acid).
Background & Certification
With credentials that include board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Lorenc is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the New York State Medical Society and the New York County Medical Society.
An aesthetic plastic surgeon with a private practice on Manhattan's Park Avenue for over sixteen years, Dr. Lorenc enjoys surgical privileges at New York's finest hospitals.
In addition to his private practice, Dr. Lorenc is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University's School of Medicine where he is closely involved in the research and development of new advances in aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Lorenc was awarded his medical degree in 1981. He completed his residency in general surgery at NYU School of Medicine in 1984 and his Fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in 1988.
In addition, Dr. Lorenc holds medical credentials in microvascular surgery from the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Hospitals.
Dr. Lorenc is a Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.
Publications and Presentations
A prolific writer, Dr. Lorenc has authored articles that, among others, appear regularly in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Surgery Journal of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
To place the benefits and risks of aesthetic surgery in perspective for potential patients, Dr. Lorenc recently authored “A Little Work...Behind The Doors of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon”, published by St. Martin's Press in October 2004 and available at booksellers across the United States.
In constant demand by leading medical societies and universities, Dr. Lorenc speaks annually at symposia held by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. He also lectures at the annual meeting held by Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and the Cutting Edge Symposium sponsored by New York University Medical Centre.
In November 2003, Dr. Lorenc presented clinical data concerning the efficacy of Restylane (hyaluronic acid) before the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), leading to FDA approval for use of the injectable wrinkle filler in the United States.
In addition to professional speaking activities, Dr. Lorenc is frequently invited by national and local broadcast media to offer scientific opinions and comments on the cosmetic surgical specialty. He has recently appeared on “CNN Presents”, “NBC Dateline”, “The Today Show”, “Good Morning America” and “The CBS Morning Show.”
Awards & Honors
Dr. Lorenc is the recipient of numerous prestigious honors including the Best Scientific Exhibit and the Walter Scott Brown Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Lorenc enjoys surgical privileges at New York's finest hospitals including Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital and New York University Medical Centre.
Dr. Lorenc is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Lorenc is a member of the Public Education Committee of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Communications Commission (2004-2005).
Consultations with Dr. Lorenc may be scheduled each Tuesday from 10AM to 4PM and on Thursdays from 1PM to 5PM.
The consultation fee is $200, and appointments may be arranged by phone at 212 472 2900, faxed to 212 472 4940 or emailed to Lorenc@Lorenc.com@Lorenc.com .
Staff & Facilities
State of the art in every detail, Dr. Lorenc's practice and on site surgical suite are rated as a Class A/B/C ambulatory surgical facility, having met the exacting standards set by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.
English, French, Italian, Spanish and Polish are spoken fluently at Dr. Lorenc's Park Avenue practice.
Payment for consultations with Dr. Lorenc and all office visits are due at the time they are incurred. Payment of all surgical services are due two weeks in advance of the date of surgery. For the convenience of his patients, Dr. Lorenc's practice accepts payment in cash, by personal check, or MasterCard and Visa credit cards.
As a rule, aesthetic plastic surgery is not covered by insurance plans. However, Dr. Lorenc's practice administrator will contact the patient's health care provider to pre determine the extent of benefits available to patients and assist with insurance forms for covered services.