Sydney Coleman MD

New York, NY, US
Sydney Coleman MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

We seek to create natural enhancement or correction of the face and body using one’s own fat, LipoStructure.

Practice Specialization

LipoStructure aka Coleman Fat Grafting, Structural Fat Grafting, Lipoinjection for the treatment of the following:
Facial Enhancement and Rejuvenation
Correction of Liposuction Deformities
Breast Augmentation
Breast Reconstruction
Lumpectomy Defect Correction
Correction of Congenital Craniofacial and Maxillofacial Deformities Correction of Superficial and Deep Scarring Buttock Augmentation Hand Rejuvenation

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Background


During his first year of medical school at the University of Texas, Dr. Coleman began interviewing adolescents with severe facial burns. During these interviews, he realized that these children's scarred faces interfered with their ability to communicate emotions and thoughts to the world around them. He began “scrubbing in” on cases of severe birth defects as well as the burned children he had come to know. Dr. Coleman's early experiences in medicine convinced him of the importance of the face in relating emotions and the conditions of a person's inner self to the outside world. The fascination of making souls visible to the outside world by altering facial structures eventually became the focus of Dr. Coleman's career.


After Dr. Coleman received his doctorate in medicine from the University of Texas, he performed his internship and general surgery residency at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. He went on to complete a three-year plastic surgery residency at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. During this time, he studied Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery with Fernando Ortiz-Monastario in Mexico City and completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at the R.K. Davies Hospital in San Francisco.

Dr. Coleman studied during a revolutionary period in plastic surgery and medicine. The first year of his plastic surgery residency, liposuction and collagen were introduced to the United States. During his residency, a multitude of new reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were invented by his mentors before his very eyes at the R.K. Davies Hospital, UC San Francisco, Stanford and in Mexico. Just prior to opening his New York City practice in 1985, Dr. Coleman spent six months completing a fellowship in aesthetic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the New York University Medical Center.

Teaching Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Plastic Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Plastic Surgery New York University Langone Medical Center

Publications and Presentations

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
March 2009 electronically published

Coleman, S. R., Sachdeva, K., Egbert, B. M., et al.
Clinical Efficacy of Noninvasive Cryolipolysis and Its Effects on Peripheral Nerves.
Aesthetic Plast Surg, 2009.

Sydney R. Coleman, Alesia Saboeiro
Structural Fat Augmentation of the Face and hands.
Book Chapter in S. Aston (Ed.), Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier, 2009.

Sydney R. Coleman, Alesia Saboeiro
Facial Rejuvenation with Structural Fat Grafting.
Techniques of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Series, Vol. 1. Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier, 2009.

Sydney R. Coleman, Alesia Saboeiro
Augmentation of Facial Structures with Autologous Fat.
In B. Guyuron (Ed.), Plastic Surgery Indications and Practice, Vol. 2. Oxford, UK
Saunders/Elsevier, 2009. Pp. 1555-1560.

Sydney R. Coleman, Riccardo Mazzola co-editors of book
Fat injection : from filling to regeneration.
St. Louis: Quality Medical Pub, 2009.

Coleman, S., Saboeiro, A., Sengelmann, R.
A comparison of lipoatrophy and aging: volume deficits in the face.
Aesthetic Plast Surg 33: 14-21, 2009.

Lee Pu, MD; Sydney R. Coleman, MD; Xiangdong Cui, MD, Robert Ferguson, MD and Henry C. Vasconez, MD
“Autologous Fat Grafts Harvested and Refined by the Coleman Technique: A Comparative Study” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
September 2008

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Lower lid deformity secondary to autogenous fat transfer: a cautionary tale”
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Vol.32 May 2008

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Fat Grafting to the Breast Revisited: Safety and Efficacy”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal
March 2007

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Facial Augmentation with Structural Fat Grafting”
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
October 2006

Pu, Lee L.Q. MD, PhD; Coleman, Sydney R. MD; Ferguson, Robert Edward H. Jr MD; Cui, Xiangdong MD; Vasconez, Henry C. MD
“Viability of Autologous Fat Grafts Harvested with the Coleman Technique and LipiVage System: A Controlled Study”
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. Abstract Supplement. 118(4) Supplement:177,
September 2006.

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Structural Fat Grafting: more than a permanent filler”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
September 2006

Ascher, B; Coleman, S; Alster, T; Bauer, U; Burgess, C; Butterwick, K; Donofrio,
L; Engelhard, P; Goldman, MP; Katz, P; Vleggaar, D
“Full scope of effects of facial lipoatrphy: a framework of disease
Dermatologic Surgery
August 2006

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid Filllers”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
February 2006

Sydney R. Coleman, MD; Grover R, MD
“The anatomy of the aging face: Volume loss and changes in 3-
dimensional topography” Aesthetic Surgery Journal
January 2006

Terzis JK, MD; Rose EH , MD; Coleman SR, MD; Walton RL, MD
“Aesthetic considerations following facial reanimation procedures”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
January 2006

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
Structural Fat Grafting, by Sydney R. Coleman, MD
St. Louis, Quality Medical Publishing, 2004.

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
Roundtable in Plastic Surgery: Tissue Fillers in Plastic Surgery, edited by
Foad Nahai, MD
St. Louis, Quality Medical Publishing, 2004, p. 17-71.

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Structural Lipoaugmentation”
Safe Liposuction and Fat Transfer, edited by Rhoda Narins, MD
New York, Marcel Dekker, February 2003, 409-423.

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Discussion: Treatment of Facial fat Atrophy Related to Treatment with
Protease Inhibitors by Autologour Fat Injection in Patients with Human
Immunodeficiency Virus Infection”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 2004

Sydney R. Coleman, MD; Jose Guerrerosantos, MD; P. Craig Hobar, MD; and
Edward Terino, MD
“Volumetric Considerations in Facial Augmentation”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
January/February 2003

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Hand Rejuvenation with Structural Fat Grafting”
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
December 2002

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
“Avoidance of arterial occlusion from injection of soft tissue fillers”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
November/December 2002

Sydney R. Coleman, MD
Discussion: “Lip Augmentation with Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System
Grafts: Report of 103 Cases”
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
January 2002

James H. Carraway, MD, Sydney R. Coleman, MD, Michael A. C. Kane, MD,
Michael Patipa, MD
“Periorbital rejuvenation”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
July/August 2001

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Structural Fat Grafts: the Ideal Filler”
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Volume 28, No 1, January 2001

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Injectable Silicone Returns to the United States”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
November/December 2001

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Discussion: Free Fat Transplantation for Facial Tissue Augmentation”
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Vol. 58, No 2, February 2000

Hurwitz, Dennis, Sydney R. Coleman, M.D., Katz, Adam
“Structural Fat Grafting of the Face: Lessons from a Teacher and His Student”
Key Issues in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Vol. 17, 2001

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“My View: Structural Fat Grafting”
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
September/October 1998

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Facial Recontouring With Lipostructure®”
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Vol. 24, No 2, April 1997

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Long-Term Survival of Fat Transplants: Controlled Demonstrations”
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Vol. 19, 1995

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“Lipoinfiltration of the Upper Lip White Roll ”
Aesthetic Surgery
Vol 14, No 4, Winter 1994

Sydney R. Coleman, M.D.
“The Technique of Periorbital Lipoinfiltration ”
Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,
Vol 1, No 3, November 1994

Sydney R. Coleman, MD; Harry Buncke, MD
“Reconstruction of the Mandible with Vascularized Cranial Bone Grafts”
Plastic Surgery Senior Resident’s Conference, 1985
American College of Surgeons, 1985
Published in Surgical Forum of the ACS, 1985

Awards & Honors

Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine Biomedical Translational Initiative at UPMC • Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Funded to investigate the use of fat grafting in facial and cranial war casualties in 20 soldiers with and without stromal vascular fraction.

Please see our website for further awards

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgery/Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Jacques W. Maliniac Circle: Maliniac Fellow Committee Member: PSEF Fat Grafting Task Force (completed) Media Relations Committee Member Regenerative Medicine Task Force • Regenerative Medicine Research Workgroup • Program committee for meeting • Technology Transfer and Translation
ISAPS: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Member
IFATS: International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science Member
International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Founding Member
Plastic Surgeons Association of Las Americas
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Harry Buncke Microsurgical Society
(founding member, now inactive)
Florida Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Honorary Member
Canadian Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Honorary Member

Offices Held

International Society for Plastic Surgery Regenerative Surgery (IPRES) Founding Member
Secretary General elected to serve from 2012-2015
President of ISPRES 2013 Congress Rome June 2013
Please see website for complete listing:

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Staff & Facilities

Surgical Facility

Our surgery center is a certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) .

We are fortunate to have within our office building two state-of-the-art operating rooms. These operating rooms are accredited by AAAASF and are fully equipped with everything we need. We also have a select group of board certified anesthesiologists that work with us, providing consistent and excellent care in a safe environment. This allows our patients the convenience of a completely contained facility where they can be seen in consultation, have their procedure, and be seen post-operatively.

Skin Care Products

Obagi Skin Care
The Obagi Nu-Derm System is a physician-prescribed skin care regimen that actually transforms your skin. The system works at the cellular level to correct the function and health of your skin. It can be used on all skin types and will be customized to address your specific needs. Skin with irregular pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne will be transformed into skin that is smoother, firmer, more evenly colored and properly hydrated.

Jan Marini Skin Care
The Jan Marini skin care line is a professionally supervised program that addresses aging and photo damaged skin, acne, rosacea, and skin discoloration. The products are gentle, yet highly effective. We offer a variety of products to compliment the other procedures and services available at Tribeca Plastic Surgery.

Sydney Coleman MD

44 Hudson Street, New York, NY,
10013, US

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