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Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS

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Alan Matarasso, MD, FACS

Recently named President of ASPS, Dr. Matarasso is considered an authority on each of the services he offers, including facial and body procedures. He has published more than 270 articles, letters and abstracts in prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals; delivered over 650 lectures, invited lectures, exhibits and panels. When you visit Dr. Matarasso's office, you are putting yourself in the supremely capable hands of an internationally recognized expert in plastic surgery.


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Meet Dr. Alan Matarasso


Alan Matarasso is a native of Westchester County in New York. He attended public schools where he was a 3 letter varsity athlete and all-county clarinetist. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University and a graduate of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Matarasso trained in general surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Hospital where he continued as resident and then chief resident in plastic surgery. He completed a fellowship in aesthetic surgery under the direction of Dr. Thomas D. Rees at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University Medical Center. He was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in November 1986. Dr. Matarasso achieved the rank of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is currently Clinical Professor of Surgery at Hofstra-Northwell Health System. His clinical practice is located in Manhattan, New York. He maintains an AAAASF-accredited operating room and has hospital privileges at numerous New York City medical centers. Dr. Matarasso has devoted his entire career to the specialty of cosmetic plastic surgery.

Dr. Matarasso's dedication to medical training, education, and scientific research are manifested in his membership and active participation in more than twenty regional and national medical organizations including the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). He is an invited honorary member of numerous medical societies including the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS) and the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS).

Dr. Matarasso has served on or chaired the annual meeting program or instructional course committees for: American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS), the Rhinoplasty Society (TRS) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He is or has been involved with the training program of all plastic surgery programs in New York City and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) - Lenox Hill Hospital's (LHH) aesthetic surgery fellowship.

He is on the editorial boards of: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal-Global Open (Past), Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal (Past) and Clinics in Plastic Surgery. He was formerly a founding senior scientific editor and cosmetic medicine section editor of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ). He is a manuscript reviewer or discussant for 22 medical journals including the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). Dr. Matarasso has authored more than 240 articles including 73 book chapters and monographs. He has presented almost 700 peer reviewed papers, scientific presentations, posters and lectures nationally and internationally.

He served as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) Visiting Professor from 1999 to 2001 and received their Jerome R. Klingbeil Award for excellence-in-teaching/outstanding instructor. In 2002 & 2003, he was an invited guest examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery for the oral board certification examination and has prepared questions for the written examination. In 2014, he was the honorary University of Toronto's William R.N. Lindsay Speaker award recipient during their 44th Annual Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium. He was the Rhinoplasty Society traveling professor in 2017.

Dr. Matarasso is currently the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and on the executive committee and Board of Directors. ASPS is the largest organization in the world of board certified plastic surgeons. He has been a Member-at­-Large and Parliamentarian and on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). He was President of the Rhinoplasty Society (2009-2010) and the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (2006-2007). He also serves as a Director on 3 non-profit Boards.

He has been selected by Castle-Connolly as one of the "Best Cosmetic Doctors in America" and recognized in their "Guide to Best Doctors in New York" annually since 1996. Dr. Matarasso has also been recognized by Woodward & White's "Best Doctors in America" annually since 1997; and the New York Times Magazine "Super Doctors" annually since its inception in 2009. He is a recognized member of "Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Men of Achievement, and Oxford's Who's Who." Magazines such as W, Vogue (US, Russia, UK), Harper's Bazaar (2014), Elle, Town & Country, Great Britain's Tatler, American Health and Departures (2015) have also selected him in their "Best Doctors" lists.

A prominent source to both print and broadcast journalists, Dr. Matarasso is frequently quoted in national newspapers and magazines and has been featured in all major TV networks and numerous radio broadcasts. He has been quoted in numerous national and local publications, including: Philadelphia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, San Antonio, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Chicago, Boston, Houston, all three New York City dailies, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Crain's New York Business, London Financial Times, Tatler and the Wall Street Journal.

Your Consultation

Dr. Matarasso sees patients on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the fee for a consultation is $400.00

Please contact our office to set up an appointment: 212-249-7500

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Alan Matarasso changed my life! After years of diet, exercise and frustration over my inability to lose weight, I decided to schedule a consultation to discuss my options. I was immediately impressed with the friendly staff and with the information that I received in one consultation. Dr. Matarasso is highly skilled, extremely intelligent and explains things in great detail so you understand everything before and after the procedure. The results have far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Dr. Matarasso to anyone considering have plastic surgery because he is the best! - Danielle O'Hara
My rhinoplasty with Dr. Matarasso was my first real surgical procedure. When I had my initial consult with Dr. Matarasso, I immediately felt comfortable and ready to proceed with the surgery that we ended up scheduling for only a month from that day. Following the consult, his team instantly began to help me prepare for surgery day; nurses and other staff members called weekly to update me and remind me to follow all necessary steps in order to have a safe surgery/easy recovery. The surgery itself was just as simple as preparing for it. I arrived at the hospital a few hours before my scheduled operation time and Dr. Matarasso and those who assisted him during the procedure had only positive things to say and kept the mood very light, allowing me to feel at ease prior to entering the operating room. Before I knew it, the surgery was over and I woke up painlessly with my mother right at my side. I was provided with a great deal of water, ice, and constant post-op care that ameliorated the pain and helped me to wake up without worry. This surgery took place two weeks into the second semester of my freshman year of college and I can honestly say that it caused no obstacles in my academic performance. I returned back to school two days after surgery and attended class with my bandages on after taking some Tylenol. The pain and swelling was noticeably less after a few days and the cast was taken off by a doctor near my college only a week from the operation. I have always been the type of person who feared and dreaded the thought of being operated on; however, after the simple surgical experience I was so fortunately given by Dr. Matarasso, any thought like that is yet to have crossed my mind. At first I considered myself a lucky patient who just had an easy time, but I realized soon after that Dr. Matarasso genuinely knows what he is doing and his team as well as other faculty members are all part of an extremely professional group that any vulnerable patient can trust and rely on. - Sophia Febbo
Procedures

Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Augmentation

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Dermabrasion

Dermal Fillers

Ear Reconstruction Surgery

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery

Facelift

Facial Implants

Injectable Fillers

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

Liposuction

Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants

Rhinoplasty

Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Thigh Lift

Tummy Tuck

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Alan Matarasso participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Diep flap

Breast Implant Revision

Member Response:

Look on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons web site and a section called Match, in order to locate a plastic surgeon in your area and learn about their area of expertise.

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ALCL and now to diagnose

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

I agree with Dr. Johnson’s comments. Please consult with you ASPS plastic surgeon to verify that the entire capsule was removed and to determine a plan for your care. Reviewing the pathology report would be helpful also.

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Surgery

Mommy Makeover

Member Response:

Look for a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, who are all board certified. On the web site view find a surgeon and look at their profile on Plastic Surgeon Match.

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Best surgery for me?

Tummy Tuck

Member Response:

The decisions regarding an appropriate operation will be based on your anatomy, your goals, medical condition, history (ie. have you or will you become pregnant) risk tolerance and other factors that should be discussed during your consultation and examination with a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. With that in mind, an important factor here is the nature of your extra skin. Liposuction will remove excess fat and the skin will contract to a variable degrees. Excisions or cutting procedures will remove excess skin and the length of the scar is generally commensurate with the amount of skin that you wanted tightened.

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Necklift same as mini Facelift?

Facelift

Member Response:

A neck lift in general improves the area from jawline to collarbone. Whereas a facelift does that and also the area up to the cheekbones. I would suggest consulting with a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and discuss the anatomic areas that concern you.

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Am I too old?

Liposuction

Member Response:

Age per se may not be a risk factor for problems with surgery, as much as your overall medical health. Some conditions can be influenced by advancing age. Your overall ability to have surgery should be assessed in conjunction with your surgeon, medical doctor and anesthesiologist. Also consider the facility where surgery is performed. I suggest that you have an in depth discussion with a board certified member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons about your goals. Since you have been contemplating surgery for so long the options for what will best suit your needs may be different then when your first considered this.

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Hashimoto Hypothyroidism

Mommy Makeover

Member Response:

A mommy makeover usually involves some type of breast surgery combined with abdominal surgery, in order to address the changes that pregnancy has had on those areas. Your overall health including the thyroid condition should be assessed by your surgeon and medical doctors as one factor in the safety of undergoing the procedure. The facility (operating room), the anesthesia and surgeons expertise are other important factors in assessing the safety of the procedure for each patient on an individual basis. The thyroid condition per se shouldn’t necessarily be a contraindication to surgery.

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Is 45 a good age for my first procedure?

Facelift

Member Response:

This is an age appropriate question. Meet with a board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or locate one on their Match section. There are numerous options that can help you achieve your goals which will be dilineated at the time of your consultation. For example liposuction removes fat, lifts do as well and then remove excess skin, and non surgical treatments can also improve appearance. Your options will be based on factors such as your anatomy, your medical status and tolerance for things like downtime and risks. Consequently it is best to reconcile your anatomy and goals with the appropriate procedure, in conjunction with your consultation with a plastic surgeon who has the ability to offer the range of options that are in your best interest.

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Removal of old implants & replacement

Breast Augmentation

Member Response:

Try to get any old records about your implants, such as the type, size etc. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. After a history, physical exam and any necessary additional studies, you should engage in a discussion about the risks, benefits and alternatives for your condition. It’s not a medical emergency however it should be addressed in a timely fashion.

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Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 pm
Patient Hours:
Tues: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Thurs: 12:00 - 4:00 pm
Testimonials

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Alan Matarasso changed my life! After years of diet, exercise and frustration over my inability to lose weight, I decided to schedule a consultation to discuss my options. I was immediately impressed with the friendly staff and with the information that I received in one consultation. Dr. Matarasso is highly skilled, extremely intelligent and explains things in great detail so you understand everything before and after the procedure. The results have far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Dr. Matarasso to anyone considering have plastic surgery because he is the best! - Danielle O'Hara
My rhinoplasty with Dr. Matarasso was my first real surgical procedure. When I had my initial consult with Dr. Matarasso, I immediately felt comfortable and ready to proceed with the surgery that we ended up scheduling for only a month from that day. Following the consult, his team instantly began to help me prepare for surgery day; nurses and other staff members called weekly to update me and remind me to follow all necessary steps in order to have a safe surgery/easy recovery. The surgery itself was just as simple as preparing for it. I arrived at the hospital a few hours before my scheduled operation time and Dr. Matarasso and those who assisted him during the procedure had only positive things to say and kept the mood very light, allowing me to feel at ease prior to entering the operating room. Before I knew it, the surgery was over and I woke up painlessly with my mother right at my side. I was provided with a great deal of water, ice, and constant post-op care that ameliorated the pain and helped me to wake up without worry. This surgery took place two weeks into the second semester of my freshman year of college and I can honestly say that it caused no obstacles in my academic performance. I returned back to school two days after surgery and attended class with my bandages on after taking some Tylenol. The pain and swelling was noticeably less after a few days and the cast was taken off by a doctor near my college only a week from the operation. I have always been the type of person who feared and dreaded the thought of being operated on; however, after the simple surgical experience I was so fortunately given by Dr. Matarasso, any thought like that is yet to have crossed my mind. At first I considered myself a lucky patient who just had an easy time, but I realized soon after that Dr. Matarasso genuinely knows what he is doing and his team as well as other faculty members are all part of an extremely professional group that any vulnerable patient can trust and rely on. - Sophia Febbo

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