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The Cutting Edge


John A. Perrotti
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; St. Vincent's Medical Center
9 East 93rd Street (212-258-2200).

John Perrotti specializes in power-assisted liposuction, which he performs not only on hips and thighs (the usual targets) but on calves, ankles, and arms. He also does body-contouring procedures that are common after a patient has massive weight loss. He completed a fellowship with Thomas Baker in Miami and served as program director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery fellowship at Manhattan Eye and Ear, supervising residents and fellows under the direction of Sherrell Aston from 2000 to 2002. His mentor is Gerald Pitman.

Tracy M. Pfeifer
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital; North Shore University Hospital—Manhasset
565 Park Avenue, near 62nd Street (212-860-0670); 1000 Northern Boulevard, Suite 370, Great Neck, N.Y. (516-466-2416).

After five years of general surgery at what is now NewYork-Presbyterian, followed by a plastic-surgery fellowship at NYU’s Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Tracy Pfeifer was the last fellow to study in Atlanta under Carl Hartrampf, who pioneered a procedure using abdominal tissue to reconstruct breasts after mastectomies. Today most of Pfeifer’s work still centers on the breast, from augmentation and reconstruction to reduction and mastopexy (breast-lift), for which she likes to use the “lollipop” technique, which leaves a scar only around the areola and a vertical line down to the breast fold. Lower-eyelid-lifts are also a significant part of her practice, as are post-gastric-bypass lower-body-lifts.

David P. Rapaport
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center; Beth Israel North Hospital
580 Park Avenue, at 63rd Street (212-752-1129).

At the age of 17, David Rapaport was accepted to Boston University’s six-year med program, but ended up completing his medical degree at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He then did a five-year surgical residency at Harvard (where he met his mentor, William Silen, for years the department chair of surgery at Beth Israel in Boston), and three years with NYU’s plastic-surgery program. He specializes in ultrasound-assisted liposuction and endoscopic breast augmentation, with an entry point under the arm.

Douglas A. Roth
Northern Westchester Hospital; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
90 South Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, N.Y. (914-242-5647).

After majoring in chemistry at MIT, Douglas Roth, 39, trained at NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, where he studied with Sherrell Aston, Dan Baker, and Joseph McCarthy before becoming board-certified in both general and plastic surgery. Four and a half years ago, he joined the Mount Kisco Medical Group to become the only plastic surgeon in a consortium of 80 doctors. About 60 percent of his practice is cosmetic, with eyelid surgery, face-lifts, and liposuction composing the bulk. His reconstructive work focuses on skin-cancer patients.

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