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Melissa Doft, MD, FACS

plastic and reconstructive surgery
Director of Doft Park Avenue Plastic Surgery
Doft Plastic Surgery: Melissa Doft, MD
New York, NY

I believe individuality should be celebrated.

Professional Statement

As a plastic surgeon, my goal is not to change your unique expressions and features but to refine your facial or body image, enhancing and restoring your natural beauty. We all realize that the aging process cannot be eliminated - but it can be slowed, altered, refined, and balanced to preserve elegance, regardless of age. Most patients are happy to be their age, but they want to look the best that they can. To help obtain this balance, I have created a multi-disciplinary team of top dietitians, physical trainers and aestheticians to enhance your surgical results. I have realized that plastic surgery is as much about treating the patient as it is about performing the procedure. The goal is a healthier, happier you. Training in the modern era of plastic surgery has enabled me to be facile with the latest data-proven technologies and has led me to incorporate this technology into a traditional surgical practice. In recent years, I have watched the pendulum change from an over-plumped, over-stretched standard into a more balanced, natural enhancement. Most patients wish to look like a better version of themselves, not an idealized plastic surgery model. To achieve this, I use a multi-modality approach combining small "tweaks" to deliver a fresher appearance. Whether using micro-droplets of fillers, a combination of lasers and surgery or using newer techniques in the operating room, the new paradigm of beauty is no longer just desirable but is now achievable.


8 years






Doft Plastic Surgery: Melissa Doft, MD755 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10021


  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Areas (15)

  • Arm
  • Breasts
  • Chest
  • Ear
  • Eyes
  • Face
  • Forehead
  • Lower Eyelid
  • Neck
  • Nose
  • Skin
  • Stomach
  • Thigh
  • Upper Eyelid
  • Vagina

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

    General Plastic Surgery

  • Residency

    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University

    Trained from 06/15/2004 to 06/15/2009

  • Undergraduate School

    Dartmouth College


  • Graduate School

    NYU School of Medicine


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

Awards & Recognitions

  • ACLNJCL National Latin Award
  • Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinctions
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Member
  • Alumnae Golden Key Pin Award for Academic Achievement and Commitment to Extracurricular Activities
  • Award for Excellence in French
  • Boyden Award for Excellence in Biology; Chemistry; and Physics
  • Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in Medicine
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor New York Metro Area
  • College Honor Roll
  • Goulian Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery
  • Kosciuszko Foundation Dr. Marie Zakrzewska Medical Scholarship for Academic Excellence
  • Lisa B. Rimmer Award for Teamwork and Leadership in Athletics
  • Magna Cum Laude Society at Dartmouth College
  • Magna Cum Laude Society at Deerfield Academy
  • National Merit Scholar
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors
  • New York Times Super Doctors Rising Stars
  • NIH Short-Term Training Students in Health Professional Schools Grant
  • Patients' Choice Compassionate Doctor Award
  • Pinkerton Foundation Academic Travel Grant
  • Research Honors in Cell Biology
  • Rufus Choate Honors
  • The Byrd Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the State of Massachusetts
  • The Leading Physicians of the World
  • Valentine Mott Medal for Academic Achievement in Anatomy; Cell Biology; Histology; and Embryology
  • Vitals Patients' Choise Award

AEDIT is taking the stigma out of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures and injectables. Welcome to the future of beauty.

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