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The Cutting Edge


Robert Silich
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital; Lenox Hill Hospital
1009 Fifth Avenue, near 82nd Street (212-472-0082).

Silich graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at what is now NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has expertise in the L.I.F.T. (limited-incision face-lift) technique, which creates a more natural look—the usual telltale scars are virtually undetectable. He also specializes in microsuction of the face and neck to remove jowls and strengthen the jawline, as well as neck-lifts on men. He is currently in practice with Gerald Imber.

Richard Swift
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
110 East 87th Street (212-828-9906).

After finishing up general surgery at Saint Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey, Richard Swift did his plastic-surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, and then returned to New York for a plastic-surgery fellowship at Manhattan Eye and Ear under Sherrell Aston and Dan Baker. Today, a good portion of Swift’s practice is made up of face-lifts and rhinoplasties, as well as body contouring and power-assisted liposuction. Instead of using the traditional technique for abdominoplasty, which involves pulling the middle stomach tighter than the sides for a flat-as-a-board effect, Swift practices a Brazilian technique. “The sides are pulled tight, leaving some fullness in the middle so the stomach has slight curves,” he says. “Like Victoria’s Secret models.”

Steven Wallach
Lenox Hill Hospital; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; Beth Israel Hospital; St. Luke’s—Roosevelt Hospital Center; Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1049 Fifth Avenue, near 86th Street, Suite 2-D (212-861-6400).

Steven Wallach trained at Albert Einstein in general surgery and plastic surgery, then completed a burn fellowship at Einstein and a fellowship on the West Coast with Bruce Connell, one of the fathers of American plastic surgery. He returned East to set up shop, where most of his work is face-lifts, nose jobs, and breast reduction and enhancement. One of Wallach’s specialties is performing simultaneous abdominoplasties and breast augmentations.


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