America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2021 - Facelift

America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2021

Newsweek has long been committed to providing our readers with the information they need to make the best possible healthcare choices for themselves and their loved ones. As part of that continuing commitment, this year, for the first time, we've partnered with Statista Inc,. the global market research and customer data firm, to find America's Best Plastic Surgeons.

We've ranked them in four categories: Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Facelift and Rhinoplasty. To determine the winners, we conducted a national survey among plastic surgeons, asking them to recommend the best plastic surgeons in their state as well as across the U.S.. Additionally, participants were asked to rank their peers according to several quality dimensions.

The rankings feature the top 200 plastic surgeons for Breast Augmentation and the top 150 for Liposuction, Facelift, and Rhinoplasty. In total, 387 individual plastic surgeons were ranked, with some being recognized for more than one procedure.

We're proud to offer this ranking and hope you will find it useful in making your own healthcare decisions.

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1Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, MD99.3%DallasTX
2Dr. James M. Stuzin92.9%Boca Raton, MiamiFL
3Timothy Marten, MD, FACS91.6%San FranciscoCA
4Dr. James E. Zins, MD87.5%BeachwoodOH
5Sherrell J. Aston, MD85.3%New YorkNY
6Dr. Bahman Guyuron, MD84.1%ClevelandOH
7Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD, FACS83.7%New YorkNY
8Daniel C. Baker, MD83.2%New YorkNY
9Alfonso Barrera, MD, FACS78.4%HoustonTX
10Dr. Garth Fisher MD76.6%Beverly HillsCA
11Dr. Aaron Stone MD76.6%Beverly HillsCA
12Foad Nahai, MD75.4%AtlantaGA
13Jeffrey R. Marcus, MD74.4%DurhamNC
14Julius W. Few, MD 73.9%ChicagoIL
15Donald R. Collins, Jr., MD, FACS72.9%HoustonTX
16Dr. Roger Friedman, MD72.5%BethesdaMD
17Dr. Jennifer L. Walden, MD, PLLC 72.4%AustinTX
18A. Peter Salas MD, FACS, FACM72.3%New York, West OrangeNJ, NY
19Sumner A. Slavin, MD71.8%Chestnut HillMA
20Dr. David Hidalgo, MD, FACS71.1%New YorkNY
21Dr. Henry Mentz70.5%HoustonTX
22Alan Matarasso, MD69.7%New YorkNY
23Dr. Drew Metcalfe, MD69.2%AtlantaGA
24Jeffrey D. Friedman, MD68.9%HoustonTX
25Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell, MD68.7%NashvilleTN
26Dr. Beverly A. Fisher, MD68.5%Lutherville-TimoniumMD
27A. Jay Burns, MD68.3%DallasTX
28Dr. Emily Clarke-Pearson67.9%BaltimoreMD
29Iliana E. Sweis, MD67.4%Chicago, NorthbrookIL
30Dr. Louis P. Bucky66.9%Philadelphia, ArdmorePA
31Dr. Michael J. Yaremchuk, MD66.7%BostonMA
32Anthony Youn, MD66.6%TroyMI
33Richard A. Bartlett, MD66.1%BrooklineMA
34Charles H. Thorne, MD66.0%New YorkNY
35Jason A. Spector, MD, FACS65.8%New YorkNY
36A. George Volpe, MD, FACS65.7%BostonMA
37Jay Austen, MD65.7%BostonMA
38Dr. Seung K. Kim65.6%Palo AltoCA
39Dr. Ankit Desai, MD, FACS65.4%JacksonvilleFL
40Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS65.3%New YorkNY
41Malcolm W. Marks, MD65.3%Winston-SalemNC
42Dr. Andrew Giacobbe65.2%Williamsville, HamburgNY
43Jay W. Calvert, MD, FACS65.0%Beverly Hills, Newport BeachCA
44Stephan Baker, MD, FACS65.0%MiamiFL
45Dr. Steven R. Cohen65.0%San DiegoCA
46Brian V. Heil, MD, FACS65.0%Upper St Claire, WexfordPA
47Robert D. Wallace, MD64.8%MemphisTN
48Dr. Sanjay Grover, MD, FACS64.7%Newport Beach, Beverly HillsCA
49Dr. Gregory Fedele64.7%BeachwoodOH
50Atul K. Amin, MD, PC64.7%EastonPA
51Dr. George Pope64.6%Orlando, New OrleansFL, LA
52Corey S. Maas, MD, FACS64.4%San FranciscoCA
53Dr. Emile N. Brown64.2%BaltimoreMD
54Dr. Aviva Preminger64.1%New YorkNY
55Dr. Thomas Fiala64.0%Altamonte SpringsFL
56Steven Goldman MD, FACS, FAAFPRS63.5%Beachwood, WestlakeOH
57Dr. Michael Sadove63.4%CarmelIN
58Anthony N. LaBruna MD, FACS63.4%New YorkNY
59Dr. Christopher K. Patronella, MD63.3%HoustonTX
60Aamir Siddiqui, MD63.3%Detroit, Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe FarmsMI
61Dr. Melinda Haws, MD63.3%NashvilleTN
62Alexandrina S. Saulis, MD, FACS63.3%HinsdaleIL
63Dr. Adam L. Basner, MD63.3%Lutherville-TimoniumMD
64Dr. Abdullah J. Khalil, MD63.3%Beverly HillsCA
65Ronald Edward Riefkohl, MD63.0%DurhamNC
66Joseph P. Hunstad M.D., FACS63.0%Huntersville, CharlotteNC
67Dr. Barry Eppley63.0%CarmelIN
68Jane S. Weston, MD, FACS63.0%Menlo ParkCA
69Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Feliz, MD62.8%Coral GablesFL
70David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS62.8%Palm Beach GardensFL
71Dr. William Bruno62.8%West HollywoodCA
72Dr. Richard W. Swift, Jr, MD, FACS62.8%New YorkNY
73Dr. Catherine S. Chang62.8%Beverly HillsCA
74Dr. Sam S. Rizk, MD, FACS62.7%New YorkNY
75Dr. Ira D. Papel, MD, FACS62.7%Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C.MD
76Dr. Theda C. Kontis, MD, FACS62.7%Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C.MD
77Dr. Jon Kurkjian, MD, PA62.6%Fort WorthTX
78Dr. Simon Madorsky, MD62.6%Newport BeachCA
79Vigen Darian, MD62.6%NoviMI
80Dr. John T. Cozzone, MD62.6%ParamusNJ
81Robert Chandler, MD62.6%MenphisTN
82Dr. Bill G. Kortesis, MD, FACS62.6%Huntersville, CharlotteNC
83Dr. Jacob D. Steiger, MD62.6%Boca RatonFL
84Dr. Marc Liang, MD, FACS62.6%PittsburghPA
85Victor G. Cimino, MD, DDS, FACS62.6%Park RidgeIL
86Dr. Robert J. Perry, MD, FACS62.5%Niagara FallsNY
87Dr. Mune Gowda, MD, FACS62.5%Novi, TroyMI
88A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, FACS62.5%BethesdaMD
89Galen Perdikis, M.D., FACS62.4%NashvilleTN
90Amy Colwell, MD62.4%BostonMA
91Dr. Lawrence Colen 62.3%NorfolkVA
92Dr. W. Byron Barber II62.3%GreensboroNC
93Andrew Trussler, MD62.3%AustinTX
94Thomas Grace, MD62.3%Baltimore, ColumbiaMD
95Dr. Nelson H. Goldberg, MD62.3%Baltimore, Glen BurnieMD
96Dr. Benjamin Talei, MD62.2%Beverly HillsCA
97Dr. Adam Tattelbaum62.2%Rockville, McLeanMD, VA
98Manny Iyer, M.D.62.2%BethlehemPA
99David P. Rigan, MD, FACS62.2%Orchard ParkNY
100Dr. Dana Goldberg62.2%JupiterFL
101Dr. Robert W. Burk III62.2%Ponte Vedra BeachFL
102Dr. Adam R. Kolker, MD, FACS62.2%New YorkNY
103Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS62.1%Austin, Round Rock,TX
104Dr. Sammy Sinno62.1%ChicagoIL
105Dr. Gerald Imber, MD62.1%New YorkNY
106Dr. Anne Taylor62.1%WorthingtonOH
107Paul Stephen Cederna, MD62.1%Ann ArborMI
108Dr. Todd B. Koch, MD62.1%WilliamsvilleNY
109Dr. Brian R. Buinewicz62.1%Doylestown, FlemingtonPA, NJ
110Dr. Lee H. Colony, MD, FACS62.1%East LansingMI
111Christopher C. Jeffries, MD, FACS62.1%Traverse City, CharlevoixMI
112Dr. Daniel Shapiro62.0%ScottsdaleAZ
113Herman P Houin, MD62.0%Detroit, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe FarmsMI
114Dr. Michael Zenn MD, FACS, MBA62.0%RaleighNC
115J. Peter Rubin, MD62.0%PittsburghPA
116Darl Vandevender, MD62.0%MaywoodIL
117Dr. George A. Toledo61.9%DallasTX
118Andrew T. Cohen, MD, FACS61.9%EncinoCA
119Dr. Edwin F. Williams III61.9%Latham, New York, Saratoga SpringsNY
120Dr. Edmund Kwan61.9%New York, Fort LeeNJ, NY
121Christopher Jones MD61.8%IndianapolisIN
122Dr. Lorne K. Rosenfield, MD, FACS61.8%BurlingameCA
123Neil Fine, MD, FACS61.8%ChicagoIL
124Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, FACS61.8%Williamsville, Buffalo, AmherstNY
125Malcolm Z. Roth, MD, FACS61.7%AlbanyNY
126Dr. Charlotta La Via MD61.7%Santa MonicaCA
127David S. Goldberg, MD61.7%MontereyCA
128Dr. Steven M. Daines, MD61.7%Newport BeachCA
129Parit A. Patel, MD61.7%ChicagoIL
130Jennifer Harrington, MD61.7%PlymouthMN
131Dr. Lee A. Gibstein, MD, PA61.7%Bay Harbor IslandFL
132Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, MD61.7%BostonMA
133Carrie A. Houssock, MD61.7%Owings MillsMD
134Dr. Douglas Forman61.6%North BethesdaMD
135Dr. Babis Rammos61.6%PeoriaIL
136Adeyiza Olutoyin Momoh, MD61.6%Ann ArborMI
137Pramit Malhotra, MD61.6%Ann ArborMI
138Craig Lehrman, MD61.6%ColumbusOH
139Dr. Vincent N. Zubowicz61.6%Alpharetta, AtlantaGA
140Charles Newman, Jr., MD61.6%OrlandoFL
141Dr. John J. Corey, MD61.6%ScottsdaleAZ
142Dr. Christopher Chang61.5%Vienna, Chevy ChaseVA, MD
143Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, MD, FACS61.5%Santa MonicaCA
144Dr. Foudad Samaha, MD, FACS61.4%QuincyMA
145Abd A. Alghanem, MD, FACS61.4%FlintMI
146Scott A. Spiro, MD, FACS61.4%West OrangeNJ
147Dr. C. Daniel Laughlin61.4%AnnapolisMD
148Dr. Craig Dufresne, MD61.4%Fairfax, Chevy ChaseVA, MD
149Dr. Ayman Hakki61.3%WaldorfMD
150Kofi Derek Owusu Boahene, MD61.3%BaltimoreMD
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America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2021 recognizes the best plastic surgeons in the U.S in four major procedures (Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Facelift, Rhinoplasty). The procedures were chosen by total number of procedures per year and market volume in the U.S. They are among the procedures with the highest total expenditure in the U.S.

Statista invited almost 3.000 medical experts (doctors/surgeons, plastic surgery clinic managers and healthcare professionals) to participate in an online survey. Participants were asked to recommend plastic surgeons in the U.S. who offer at least one of these four procedures. Survey participants could recommend plastic surgeons in their own state as well as for all of the U.S. Most plastic surgeons who made the final list offer multiple procedures. The rankings feature the top 200 plastic surgeons for Breast Augmentation and the top 150 for Liposuction, Facelift, and Rhinoplasty, respectively. Some surgeons were ranked among the best in more than one category.

Our complex methodology ensures the quality and validity of the ranking. The evaluation process was comprised of two steps:

Plastic surgeon recommendations from peers: an independent national survey which resulted in more than 5,000 recommendations from doctors/surgeons, plastic surgery clinic managers and healthcare professionals with knowledge of plastic surgery.

Quality Score: additionally, participants were asked to rank plastic surgeons according to specific quality dimensions. Participants were asked to differentiate between these variables:
- Quality of surgery preparation (e.g., consultation with doctor, information)
- Quality of surgical procedure (e.g, complications)
- Quality of follow-up care (e.g., follow-up checks)
- Quality of surgical outcomes (e.g., desired outcome of procedures)

For each category, the respondents were asked to rate plastic surgeons on a scale from 1 ("Poor") to 7 ("Excellent"). A quality score was assigned to each plastic surgeon based on a weighted average of these ratings.

For the full methodology, download this file.