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

Am I a candidate for breast reduction?

Am I a candidate for breast reduction? I have very large breast (40n) with grooves in my shoulders. I suffer from back, shoulder and neck pain. I...

Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally burdensome as well. From what...

Is there a procedure to make the calves bigger?

Is there a procedure to make the calves bigger? I am female have very small and oddly shaped calves which are entirely genetic, exercises haven’t...

You may be a candidate for calf augmentation. Calf implants are a form of muscle enhancement surgery designed to improve leg contour. Through small...

Am I a candidate for tummy tuck?

Am I a candidate for tummy tuck after aggressive lipo? I previously had liposuction which was very aggressive and my compression garment was very...

Thank you for sharing your photos! Although it is difficult to say without an in person examination, you may benefit from a tummy tuck...


I had my first rhinoplasty 1 year ago and got a scar on my columella area. Is this an issue that can be solved? The scar is quite deep.

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...

Will insurance likely cover my breast reduction?

I am 5'3, 120 pounds, and wear a 32DDD or 32E. I'm concerned that not enough CC's will be removed because in the grand scheme of breasts, mine are...

Thank you for your question! Breast reduction is usually covered by insurance when the surgery is performed as part of a medically mandated procedure...

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