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

Options for a double chin?

What are the surgery options for a double chin? I am a 21yo F and I already had a consultation a few months ago for chin liposuction. I was told I...

Smart Lipo is also an effective way of re-sculpting the neck area and helps tighten loose skin. Smart Lipo uses laser light allowing finer...

Do I qualify for a breast reduction?

I’m 26 years old with size 40G breasts. I’ve been having a lot of back pain, chest pain, neck pain lately. It’s been the last couple of months...

Breast reduction may be covered by insurance when surgery is performed to reduce neck, back, or shoulder pain or other problems related to the spine...

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck 1 year post op

Should my scar around my belly button have browning patches?

I had my surgery done in June 2019.

Also, should I still b

Whether a scar results from an accident or a previous surgery, for many people it is bit a badge of courage but an unsightly or even deforming mark...

Am I a good Rhinoplasty candidate?

I have always disliked the size and bulbus overhanging end of my nose. My nasal bone is large as well but if I only focused on the end of my nose...

Although it is difficult to say without an in-person examination, you should be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. The nose is an extension of the...

Fat harvesting

Can fat be harvested from an area where I have had cool sculpting done 5 months ago?

Fat transfers can soften the lines around your mouth using your own fat from a different area of your body (typically your hips, buttocks, or...

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