America's Best Plastic Surgeons 2021 - Liposuction

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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1A. Peter Salas MD, FACS, FACM97.3%New York, West OrangeNJ, NY
2Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, MD85.0%DallasTX
3A. Jay Burns, MD84.6%DallasTX
4Dr. Michael Zenn MD, FACS, MBA82.4%RaleighNC
5Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, MD81.2%Beverly HillsCA
6Dr. Constantino Mendieta, MD, FACS81.2%MiamiFL
7Alan Matarasso, MD76.7%New YorkNY
8Dr. Aaron Stone MD76.7%Beverly HillsCA
9Brian V. Heil, MD, FACS76.5%Upper St Claire, WexfordPA
10Dr. Emily Clarke-Pearson75.5%BaltimoreMD
11Dr. Rolando Morales74.5%HoustonTX
12Simeon Wall Jr., MD, FACS73.5%ShreveportLA
13Dr. David Hidalgo, MD, FACS73.1%New YorkNY
14Joseph P. Hunstad M.D., FACS73.0%Huntersville, CharlotteNC
15Dr. Bahman Guyuron, MD72.6%ClevelandOH
16Dr. James E. Zins, MD72.1%BeachwoodOH
17Dr. Adrian Lo, M.D.72.0%Philadelphia, MarltonPA, NJ
18Dr. George Pope71.3%Orlando, New OrleansFL, LA
19Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS70.9%New YorkNY
20Dr. Bill G. Kortesis, MD, FACS70.6%Huntersville, CharlotteNC
21Dr. Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD, FACS70.4%OrlandoFL
22Dr. Adam L. Basner, MD70.3%Lutherville-TimoniumMD
23Dr. Gregory Fedele70.0%BeachwoodOH
24Jay Austen, MD69.4%BostonMA
25Dr. Beverly A. Fisher, MD69.4%Lutherville-TimoniumMD
26Dr. Emile N. Brown69.3%BaltimoreMD
27Dr. G. Patrick Maxwell, MD69.2%NashvilleTN
28Carrie A. Houssock, MD69.1%Owings MillsMD
29Dr. Adam Summers, MD69.0%Glen BurnieMD
30Dr. Michael B. Tantillo, MD69.0%BostonMA
31Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, FACS68.9%Williamsville, Buffalo, AmherstNY
32Dr. Adam R. Kolker, MD, FACS68.9%New YorkNY
33Dr. Douglas Forman68.9%North BethesdaMD
34Jason A. Spector, MD, FACS68.8%New YorkNY
35Christopher C. Jeffries, MD, FACS68.7%Traverse City, CharlevoixMI
36Dr. Melinda Haws, MD68.7%NashvilleTN
37Dr. Derek Daniel Reformat68.4%BrooklineMA
38Aron D. Wahrman, MD, MBA, MHCDS, FACS68.4%PhiladelphiaPA
39Dr. William Bruno68.4%West HollywoodCA
40Dr. Garth Fisher MD68.3%Beverly HillsCA
41Dr. Jennifer L. Walden, MD, PLLC 68.3%AustinTX
42Dr. Roger Friedman, MD68.3%BethesdaMD
43Jeffrey Rockmore, MD68.2%LathamNY
44Dr. Abdullah J. Khalil, MD68.0%Beverly HillsCA
45Alfonso Barrera, MD, FACS67.9%HoustonTX
46Dr. Eugene Kim67.8%Beverly HillsCA
47Dr. Navin Singh67.6%Mc Lean, Reston, Chevy Chase (MD)VA
48Dr. Dennis Hurwitz, MD67.5%PittsburghPA
49Jason N. Pozner, MD, FACS67.1%Boca RatonFL
50Aamir Siddiqui, MD67.0%Detroit, Clinton Township, Grosse Pointe FarmsMI
51Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio66.8%BostonMA
52Clark Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS66.6%North Saint Claire St.IL
53Daniel C. Baker, MD66.5%New YorkNY
54Dr. Jeffrey Darrow66.2%BostonMA
55J. Peter Rubin, MD66.1%PittsburghPA
56Dr. Charlotta La Via MD66.0%Santa MonicaCA
57Dr. Richard W. Swift, Jr, MD, FACS66.0%New YorkNY
58Dr. Terri Silver65.8%CambridgeMA
59Thomas Grace, MD65.8%Baltimore, ColumbiaMD
60Dr. David Stoker65.8%Marina del RayCA
61Jeffrey Kenkel, MD, FACS65.7%Dallas, FriscoTX
62Dr. German Newall, MD65.7%HoustonTX
63Donna G Tepper, MD65.7%Detroit, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe Farms, WyandotteMI
64Dr. Yoel A. Rojas Ortiz, MD65.6%Garden City, Babylon, Manhattan, East Hills, Flushing, Huntington, BrooklynNY
65Dr. Thomas Fiala65.5%Altamonte SpringsFL
66Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS65.5%Huntersville, CharlotteNC
67Dr. Jose Alberto Bastidas, MD65.5%EastonPA
68Dr. Brooke R. Seckel65.4%Boston, ConcordMA
69Dr. Andrew Giacobbe65.4%Williamsville, HamburgNY
70Dr. Babis Rammos65.3%PeoriaIL
71Charles Long, MD65.3%JenkintownPA
72Dr. Dennis Hammond, MD65.3%Grand RapidsMI
73Dr. Vincent N. Zubowicz65.2%Alpharetta, AtlantaGA
74Malcolm W. Marks, MD65.2%Winston-SalemNC
75Dr. Mary Gingrass65.2%NashvilleTN
76Bradley Hubbard, MD65.2%Dallas, PlanoTX
77Adeyiza Olutoyin Momoh, MD65.1%Ann ArborMI
78Dr. Robert W. Burk III65.1%Ponte Vedra BeachFL
79Dr. Bradley Ashpole, MD65.1%Schaumburg, LibertyvilleIL
80Dr. Lee H. Colony, MD, FACS65.1%East LansingMI
81Victor G. Cimino, MD, DDS, FACS65.1%Park RidgeIL
82Kevin T. Nini, MD65.0%New Brunswick, SkillmanNJ
83Dr. Anoush Hadaegh65.0%BeverlyMA
84Jeffrey D. Friedman, MD65.0%HoustonTX
85Dr. Henry Mentz65.0%HoustonTX
86Dr. Theodore Uroskie, Jr.64.9%NorfolkVA
87Christian Subbio, MD64.9%Newtown SquarePA
88Herman P Houin, MD64.8%Detroit, Dearborn, Grosse Pointe FarmsMI
89Randolph Sherman, MD64.8%Los AngelesCA
90Dr. Catherine S. Chang64.8%Beverly HillsCA
91Anil P. Punjabi, MD, DDS64.8%RedlandsCA
92Jennifer C. Carr, MD64.8%Chapel HillNC
93Dr. Erika Sato64.8%HoustonTX
94Dr. Emily Pollard, MD64.8%Bala CynwydPA
95W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS64.8%Marina Del ReyCA
96Dr. M. Mark Mofid, MD, FACS64.8%La JollaCA
97Dr. Bruce Van Natta64.8%CarmelIN
98Dr. Nidal Masri, MD64.7%MiamiFL
99Dr. Spero Theodorou, MD64.7%New YorkNY
100Dr. Christopher T. Chia, MD64.7%New YorkNY
101Julius W. Few, MD 64.7%ChicagoIL
102Dr. Sanjay Grover, MD, FACS64.7%Newport Beach, Beverly HillsCA
103Darl Vandevender, MD64.7%MaywoodIL
104Dr. John Diaz, MD, FACS64.7%Beverly HillsCA
105Dong-Joon Lee, MD64.7%Los AngelesCA
106Dr. C. Daniel Laughlin64.7%AnnapolisMD
107Dr. Christopher K. Patronella, MD64.6%HoustonTX
108Dr. Ricardo L. Rodriguez, MD64.6%LuthervilleMD
109Dr. Louis P. Bucky64.5%Philadelphia, ArdmorePA
110Dr. David Rosenberg64.5%Beverly HillsCA
111Dr. Alan Bienstock, MD64.5%New York, LawrencevilleNY, NJ
112Dr. Allison E. Lied, MD64.5%Cincinnati, EdgewoodOH, KY
113Edward J. Ruane, Jr., MD64.5%PittsburghPA
114Dr. John Layliev64.5%Huntington, East SetauketNY
115Dr. Wally Zollman, MD64.5%IndianapolisIN
116Dr. Dean DeRoberts64.4%SyracuseNY
117Dr. Oluseyi Aliu64.4%BaltimoreMD
118Parit A. Patel, MD64.4%ChicagoIL
119Anthony A. Admire, MD, FACS64.4%ScottsdaleAZ
120Dr. Sammy Sinno64.3%ChicagoIL
121Dr. Dana Goldberg64.3%JupiterFL
122Jeanne A. Scanland, MD64.3%HixsonTN
123A. George Volpe, MD, FACS64.3%BostonMA
124Anthony Youn, MD64.3%TroyMI
125Bryan Michelow, MD64.3%Chagrin Falls, Mayfield Heights, Euclid, Warrensville HeightsOH
126Dr. Jason Leedy64.3%ClevelandOH
127Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio, MD, FACS64.3%Rancho MirageCA
128Dr. Kevin J. Cross64.3%Philadelphia, VillanovaPA
129Steven Goldman MD, FACS, FAAFPRS64.3%Beachwood, WestlakeOH
130David M. Otterburn, MD, FACS64.3%New YorkNY
131Dr. Brian Joseph, MD, FACS64.3%Winter ParkFL
132Dr. D. Scott Rotatori, MD64.3%Winter ParkFL
133Dr. Andrea Moreira64.2%PittsburghPA
134Dr. Luis M. Rios Jr., MD64.2%EdinburgTX
135Dr. Lisa Taylor, MD64.2%Oklahoma CityOK
136Paul Stephen Cederna, MD64.2%Ann ArborMI
137Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, MD, FACS64.2%South Miami, Cocoa BeachFL
138Dr. Azita Madjidi64.2%HoustonTX
139Dr. John Mancoll64.0%Virginia BeachVA
140Steven Bloch, MD64.0%Highland ParkIL
141Dr. Kathy Huang64.0%North BethesdaMD
142Patrick W. Hsu, MD, FACS64.0%HoustonTX
143Dr. Alan Durkin, MD64.0%Vero Beach, Miami, Pompano BeachFL
144Bruce K. Smith, MD63.9%HoustonTX
145Dr. Amy Bandy, DO, FACS63.9%Newport BeachCA
146Andrew M. Schneider, MD, FACS63.9%Winston-Salem, Kernersville, ElkinNC
147Dr. Andrew J. Heyduke, MD63.9%Beverly Hills, Rancho MirageCA
148Adrien Aiache, MD63.9%Beverly HillsCA
149Dr. Terry J. Dubrow, MD, FACS63.8%Newport BeachCA
150Dr. Bruce Chau, DO, FACOS63.8%BerkleyMI
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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.