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Melissa Doft MD

Plastic Surgeon
  •  General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY
    General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY
  • Average appointment wait:
    Average appointment wait: Couple of days
  • New York
    New York
  • English

More about Dr. Melissa Doft


Dr. Doft is board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. She specializes in a wide range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, all of which she integrates with her revolutionary method of care. She believes in treating the patient’s health in its entirety, not just their appearance. That’s why she’s formed a team of the best dieticians, aestheticians, and personal trainers to aid her patients in achieving the results they hope for. It’s also one of the many reasons why she was named a Rising Star in the New York Times. 

Dr. Doft is more than just a plastic surgeon. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, an Ivy League school, which boasts one of the best medical programs in the country. In addition to her role at Cornell, she’s on staff at the Mount Sinai Medical Center where she is involved in instructing aesthetic surgery fellows. The appointment is a clear sign of deep respect from the community. With her world class education, her many awards, and her stellar record as a provider, it’s impossible to deny that she really is one of the best doctors in New York City.


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, NH

  • Graduate: MD, New York University School of Medicine, NY

  • Residency: General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NY

  • Internship: Plastic Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, CA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Surgery

Featured Procedures by Melissa Doft

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be performed as a corrective measure to address drooping and obstructions. It can also be used to enhance the eyelid’s aesthetic appeal.
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Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum Toxin, also known as Botox, is an injectable anti-aging treatment. The active ingredient has a paralytic effect that can correct wrinkles, lines, and creases.
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Chemical Peel

Chemical peels are acidic chemical agents applied to the face to correct wrinkles, lines, discoloration, and some forms of scarring. They come in various strengths.
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Dr. Melissa Doft’s Journey

Dr. Doft’s academic career was characterized by a constant stream of awards and recognition. She graduated from Dartmouth, an Ivy League school, Magna Cum Laude with Rufus Choate Honors. At the New York University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree, she graduated with honors in cellular biology, and she was admitted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, where she was also given the Alpha Omega Alpha Award for Highest Cumulative Average over Four Years–a true achievement considering the society’s notoriously low acceptance rate. She also received the Valentine Mott Medal for academic achievement in four separate subjects, and she was the valedictorian. 

During her general surgery residency at the Columbia University campus of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, she was recognized by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Circle of Excellence for excellence in teaching and humanitarianism. She was also named Chief Resident. She completed her education in plastic surgery in a prestigious combined program at the Cornell and Columbia Universities in the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. While there, she received the Goulian Award for Academic Excellence in Plastic Surgery. She’s since won a vast array of awards for her research in the field, and she’s continued to be recognized for her expertise and her standards of care. 

Frequently asked questions

Dr. Doft performs procedures out of her private practice located at 755 Park Avenue in New York, NY 10021.
With Dr. Doft’s Ivy League education, her presence in the media, and her appointment at Cornell, it’s impossible to deny that she is a serious contender in the field.
Yes, Dr. Doft is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Patients should call to check availability.
Dr. Doft performs a variety of procedures, including but not limited to labiaplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, rhinoplasty, facelift, brow lift, liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, and tummy tuck.

Other procedures by Melissa Doft

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IPL Treatment

IPL treatment, also known as intense pulsed light therapy, uses different spectrums of light to make the skin even, clearer, and more youthful. It improves texture and erases pigmentation.
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Brow Lift

A brow lift is a type of surgical procedure designed to address sagging and skin laxity in the eyebrow and forehead region. It usually involves skin removal.
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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as laser vaporization, is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to address wrinkles, lines, scarring, blemishes, and creases.
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Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation is a type of cosmetic procedure that uses various techniques such as dermal filler or implants to increase the size of the lips.
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