The decision to have plastic and reconstructive surgery isn’t always an easy choice. You want to choose a doctor who has the skill, experience, and compassion to guide you through this process. Dr. Lloyd Hoffman is the plastic surgeon to see for caring and exceptional service. Dr. Hoffman has the talent of a skilled surgeon with the artistry of a craftsman. He completed his general surgery training at Cornell/New York Hospital and went on to fellowships in plastic surgery, hand surgery and microsurgery at the Institute for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York University. Dr. Hoffman has been recognized nationally and internationally for his surgical skills, published works and his teaching abilities. Dr. Hoffman is completely focused on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and devotes himself entirely to patient care. You will be greeted by a warm and welcoming staff at this Midtown plastic surgery office.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two categories. The first category is reconstructive surgery which includes, but is not limited to, craniosfacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and the treatment of burns. The other is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic surgery aims at improving the appearance of it. At Dr. Hoffman’s upper east side plastic surgery office, your needs will be sensitively discussed and all surgical options will be carefully explained to you.
One of his most performed reconstructive procedures is breast reconstruction. At this Midtown plastic surgery office, women are treated respectfully and compassionately. Breast reconstruction restores a natural, symmetrical appearance to the bosom, maintains body proportion, allows clothes to fit better, and most important of all, boosts self-confidence for women who have lost one or both breasts to mastectomy or who lack breasts due to a congenital or developmental abnormality. Dr. Hoffman strives to create a new breast and nipple that resemble the woman’s natural breast as closely as possible in shape, size and position. Women whose cancer seems to have been eradicated with mastectomy are the best candidates for breast reconstruction. Those with health problems such as obesity and high blood pressure and those who smoke are advised to wait. Others prefer to postpone surgery as they come to terms with having cancer, consider the extent of the procedure, or explore alternatives. There are several ways to reconstruct the breast, both with and without implants. Your breast surgeon and plastic surgeon work together with you in deciding which is the best for you. Give us a call today and take the first step in creating a new contour and outlook.