What Sets Us Apart
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Barry M. Weintraub, has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.
He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”
During his surgical residency training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.
Dr. Weintraub believes that plastic surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.
Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.
Last, Dr. Weintraub will not hesitate to turn patients away if he feels they are not good candidates for surgery. If a surgery is not in someone’s best interest, he will be the first to say so. However, when a patient is a good candidate, the results produced by Dr. Weintraub can be magical, and he feels that it is an honor to give patients a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Patients are made to feel welcome by a highly qualified staff in the most beautiful and advanced private outpatient surgical hospital in NYC. The outpatient surgical facility is the only one of its kind in NYC that carries a health-department tissue-bank license, thus allowing Dr. Weintraub to extract autologous (your own) fat via liposuction to freeze it by cryopreserving it, storing it for later use when you require injection into wrinkles and folds as aging occurs. Dr. Weintraub, along with his team of board-certified anesthesiologists and certified registered nurses, ensure that patients have everything they need before, during, and after surgery.
A wide variety of plastic surgery procedures can be performed in the comfort of our surgical facility, including rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, neck lift, facelift, eye lifts – including his trademarked Bedroom Brow Lift™ and Bedroom Eye Lift™ – fat transfer and transplantation, and precision breast and body surgery, among others. Additionally, simultaneous non-surgical treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing and CoolSculpting can be performed in-office to help achieve desired results without extended downtime and recovery. Our caring staff will walk you through every facet of your procedure, addressing any questions or concerns you might have along the way to achieving your optimal results.
Dr. Weintraub and his staff will be happy to discuss any of our procedures with you. Please contact our New York City office for a private consultation. We welcome the opportunity to help you make an educated and confident decision.