Dr. Michelle Zweifler – Making Connections
Dr. Michelle Zweifler does it all when it comes to making both men and women feel beautiful . . . or, in some cases, whole again. She notes that where she gets true satisfaction as a preeminent Manhattan plastic surgeon is breast augmentation and various other body procedures. In terms of the former, she is regaled as one of the best.
“Performing breast augmentation represents instant gratification for many of my clients, and in many cases, that’s why they come to me. They want enhancement, and my job is to deliver it,” she says, with the caveat that, although she loves bodywork, she also derives gratification from the expert procedures she does from the neck up.
“I also love working on face-lifts, helping get people to a place where they once were or always wanted to be,” she says. “People come to me and say that they want to look like themselves, not like their aging mother! I think that’s a reasonable expectation, and my job is to help them get as close to their goal as possible.”
Dr. Zweifler is a standout in her field. She has a prominent presence in the media and the medical community and has published professional papers in leading scientific journals including Annals of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Surgical Endoscopy.
In recent years, Dr. Zweifler has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, New York Post, CNN, Fox News, Eyewitness News 7, WB11, CNN Headline News, and NY1. Dr. Zweifler is included in Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors and Castle Connolly’s America’s Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists.
Dr. Zweifler’s skill as a plastic surgeon is matched by her warmth and sense of humor. “I think it’s important for my patients to really get to know my practice and me,” says Dr. Zweifler. She points to her frequently updated social media sites as a peek into what patients can expect from her. “My plastic surgery videos educate patients about procedures and they get a sense of my personality.”
While she’s not one to disparage any of her peers, she does think that being a woman (in what is definitely a man’s world), gives her a unique perspective on the surgeries she performs.
“I think a lot of clients know that I can identify with them. I look pretty natural, kind of that girl next door. I actually had plastic surgery when I was in high school. That experience made me decide on plastic surgery as a career,” says Dr. Zweifler. “So, I can relate to the population who wants to look good. I go to the gym five days a week, I eat healthy, and I try to keep my body and my face in shape — with a little procedure here and there.”