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Alexes Hazen MD, FACS is a New York City based aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. She specializes in breast surgery, facial reconstruction, face transplant, transgender surgery, and aesthetic surgery including fat grafting and non-invasive techniques. Along with running her new private practice in the Upper East Side, Dr. Hazen is an Associate Professor at the Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. From 2002 to 2018 Dr. Hazen was the Director of the NYU Aesthetic Surgery Center, a position she let go of in order to create her own practice. Dr. Hazen has been an educator and practicing surgeon for almost 20 years and has received numerous awards for both her teaching and her work as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Hazen practices what she preaches - she not only performs a variety of cutting edge procedures but she is often at the helm of conducting studies and writing published papers on the very procedures she performs. She has co-authored over 60 publications many of which have won awards as well. Dr. Hazen is a very sought after surgeon not only for her natural aesthetic and expertise but also because she provides a more holistic approach to life-long anti-aging, health and beauty. She believes that beauty and attractiveness are not just an external shell. Our state of mind, overall health and well being, nutrition, sleep and stress levels are all things that effect our appearance. She offers the best of medical technology and traditional wisdom and strives to create a partnership for a path to a better and healthier life with her patients.

Hospital Affiliation

NYU Langone Medical Center

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education and Training

Medical School - Brown University Residency in General Surgery - NYU Langone Health Residency in Plastic Surgery - NYU Langone Health Microsurgery Fellowship - NYU Langone Health

What Makes Me Stand Out

Having a holistic approach to plastic surgery, anti-aging and wellness in combination with a highly rigorous academic background. I am interested in helping patients transform both body and soul through the latest technology and innovations. I believe that kindness and excellence can go hand in hand to help my patients.

My Quote

“Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”— Lao-Tze

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

A professional chef.

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Frequently Asked Question

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty aimed at restoring, reconstructing, or altering aspects of the face and body. Broken nose repair dates back to 3000 BC in ancient Egypt. India has a long and respected history of plastic surgery, dating back to 800 BC. Many modern facial plastic surgery techniques were developed for veterans of WW1 who had endured disfiguring facial injuries.

Plastic Surgery procedures generally fall into 2 categories: Reconstructive and Cosmetic. Reconstructive Surgery applies to the repair of congenital and developmental defects, as well as deformities due to trauma and disease. Cosmetic surgery has the aim of enhancing the appearance of the face and body or making elective alterations.

Common Questions, Concerns and Protocols

Plastic surgery is often referred to as Cosmetic surgery or Aesthetic Surgery. Although many Doctors can train to do cosmetic procedures only surgeons who are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can refer to themselves as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Cosmetic consultations usually require a fee that many Plastic Surgeons will deduct from the cost of the procedure if you decide to schedule it with them. If your consultation is for a non-cosmetic concern, the fee may be billed to your insurance.

In preparation for a plastic surgery procedure your Plastic Surgeon will take a complete medical history and do a physical exam, particularly if your surgery will be a major procedure such as an abdominoplasty. Your surgeon will discuss scar placement and length, risks, complications and realistic expectations. Your Plastic Surgeon may suggest endoscopic surgery if appropriate. Endoscopy incisions are shorter and the risk of sensory loss from nerve damage is decreased.

Your pre procedural instructions will invariably include cessation of smoking. Many smokers resist this requirement, but it is extremely important. Nicotine has a tremendous adverse effect on healing and blood flow, which can lead to tissue necrosis and wound infection. You will be advised to quit smoking 6 to 8 weeks prior to your surgery.

Typically, you will see your Plastic Surgeon two weeks prior to your procedure for a comprehensive pre-operative visit. A complete list of "dos and don'ts" will be reviewed as well as the pre and postoperative instructions and any questions that remain will be answered. You will be directed to avoid anything that has a blood-thinning effect (aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E etc.) for two weeks before surgery. You will be asked to minimize alcohol intake. Basic blood work for preoperative testing will be ordered.

Most plastic surgery patients can go home the same day, and be seen on the day after surgery to remove bandages and drains. Stitches are removed within 4 to 7 days. Temporary bruising and numbness are normal, and will improve in a few weeks. During your recovery your Plastic Surgeon will see you for post-operative visits. He or she will answer any questions you may have about your recovery.

Complications

Temporary bruising and numbness are expected for most procedures and will improve in a few weeks. Complications are rare but may include hematoma, temporary or permanent nerve injury, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Procedures

  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Hand Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gender Confirmation
  • Microsurgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Scar Revision
  • CranioSynostosis
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Giant Nevi Removal
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Tissue Expansion

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Implant Revision
  • Autologous Fat Breast Aug
  • Liposuction
  • Arm Lift
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Body Contouring
  • Buttock Enhancement
  • Thigh Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Reduction
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Chin Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Lift
  • Facial Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Revision Surgery

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Sources – Read More

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