Michelle Copeland MD, FACS

New York, NY, US
Michelle Copeland MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Plastic surgery is easier, safer and more common than ever before. Through both surgical and nonsurgical procedures (such as liquid facelifts), New York plastic surgeon Dr. Copeland can help you subtly change your looks in ways that will make you happier with your appearance and give you more confidence in both personal and professional settings. Drawing on more than two decades’ surgical experience, Dr. Copeland will make sure she understands what you are trying to achieve—and that you understand everything you can about the choice you are making. A successful outcome involves not only your looks, but also your comfort and good health going forward. Dr. Copeland is a Harvard-trained plastic surgeon, biochemist, best-selling author and creator of an extraordinarily effective line of skin care products.

Practice Specialization

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Dr. Copeland specializes in Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery including:

Liposuction: SmartLipo, Tumescent, Ultrasonic, Power-Assisted (PAL)

Breast: Augmentation (Implants), Reduction, Reconstruction, Lift (Mastopexy), Liposuction

Face: Rhytidectomy (Face Lift), Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Nasal and Septal Surgery, Chin Augmentation, Neck Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Eyeliner, Lip & Eyebrow Tattooing

Body: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), Thigh, Buttock & Arm Lifts

Skin: Lesion Removal, Scar Revision, Non-ablative Rejuvenation, Peels, Collagen, Fascia and Fat Injections, Botox

Injections/Laser: Skin Resurfacing, Facial Veins, Leg Veins, Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal

Ancillary Services: Massage Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki Therapy

Additional Information

Michelle Copeland, D.M.D., M.D., is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Upon graduating first in her class at Harvard University, she became the first female plastic surgeon in the United States to hold combined doctorates in dentistry and medicine. Dr. Copeland is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American College of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and maintains an active clinical practice on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Dr Copeland serves on the Medical Health Advisory Board of the Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research, advising Congress on health issues affecting women. She has been profiled in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and on the NBC Today Show, The View and Good Morning America, and is sought after for reliable information by many national publications and broadcast media. Her pioneering techniques for enhanced facial rejuvenation of aging skin have been presented at scientific congresses around the globe and form the basis for her line of Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care® products, available to the consumer. She is the author of Change Your Looks, Change Your Life, a comprehensive guide to “quick fixes” and cosmetic surgery solutions for looking younger, feeling healthier, and living better, and The Beautiful Skin Workout.

Patient Photo Gallery

Before Photo - Liposuction - Case #4333 - Calf and Ankle Liposculpture - Frontal View After Photo - Liposuction - Case #4333 - Calf and Ankle Liposculpture - Frontal View See all cases submitted by Michelle Copeland MD, FACS

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board Of Plastic Surgery
Other Certification: Dentistry

Professional Background

Plastic Surgery Residency: Downstate Medical Center
Post Residency Training: Massachusetts General Hospital
Undergraduate Degree: New York University - BA
Medical School: Harvard, Harvard Dental (Magna Cum Laude)
Internship: New York Hospital - Cornell
Surgery Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Teaching Appointments

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Surgery - Mount Sinai Medical School

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Society Memberships

• American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
• American College of Surgeons
• American Medical Association
• National Committee on Domestic Violence
• American Medical Women's Association
• Women's Medical Association of New York City
• American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
• American Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Women Plastic Surgeons' Caucus
• American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
• Association of Women Surgeons
• Harvard Odontological Society
• Health, Medicine and Research Partners (HMR Partners) of the Society of Women's Health Research
• Lipoplasty Society New York County Medical Society
• New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
• New York Surgical Society
• Northeastern Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
• Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society

Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

State-of-the-art operating & recovery suite accredited by the AAAASF

"Ask a Question" Responses

Breast Reduction

Would I be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery? I am 138 pounds, 5'3, and my bra size is a 30DDD. How much fat do you think would get...

Thank you for sharing! Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally...


Hi, I'm a man diagnosed with Gynecomastia. I was wondering that if I have the intention to transfer from male to female would the removal of my...

Gynecomastia is often an inherited condition that cannot be improved without surgery. Fortunately, today there are improved techniques that reduce...

Hello. I am 5,6 and weight 199 and my bra size is 38DDD or 40 D. My insurance offer breast reduction but they require 915 grams be removed. If I get 915 grams removed, what will be my bra size!

I went to one doctor and said they can only remove 500 grams. And another doctor said they can remove 730 gram. I want to be a low C high B

Thank you for your question! Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally...

Breast reduction

I’m 5 .00 feet 129 pounds 40 years old.

32 DDD

If the doctor removes 445 grams from my right breast and 473 grams from the left breast,.

How many

Thank you for sharing your question! The volume removed from a patient’s breasts during a breast reduction procedure is difficult to correlate to a...

I work in an office. I sit most of the day. If I got a full tummy tuck, when can I go back to work?

I work in an office. I sit most of the day. If I got a full tummy tuck, when can I go back to work? I would have someone that could drive me to and...

Thank you for your question! "Tummy tuck" or abdominoplasty can take 3 hours or more and if you’re having the procedure as an outpatient...

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