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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity near New York, NY.

Dr. Robert Johnson Allen Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1133 York Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Allen's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include free flap breast reconstruction, breast cancer, and lymphedema. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Surgical Procedures, Lymphedema, Head and Neck Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ernest Sai-Yun Chiu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
318 E 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ernest Chiu is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Chiu is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), moles, and birthmark. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Clinical interests: Deviated Septum, Eye Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Facial Paralysis, Burns, Otoplasty, Facelift, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
215 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Matthew Bonanno is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bonanno include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bonanno is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Bonanno has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
115 E. 61 Street; #4c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bernard Pacella is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Pacella accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).