NEA NB46 Asaadi V7
NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2005

Mokhtar Asaadi

Plastic Surgeon
620 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10065
“It’s all about the eyes!”


Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi says his biggest critic is himself, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. His philosophy: “If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals. If something isn’t right, do it again until it is perfect. Patients appreciate the extra time you spend.” Patient safety is also of utmost importance to Dr. Asaadi. “Cosmetic surgery is elective; there’s no way I’d ever compromise a patient’s well-being.” Dr. Asaadi completed his post-doctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Southern Illinois University, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery.

About My Practice

How has word-of-mouth buzz served you well?

I see an overwhelming majority of patients who are either friends or family members from patients i've treated in the past. It's very gratifying to know they think so highly of me that they'd refer those who are closest to them.

In terms of facial surgeries, do you also like to combine techniques?

Absolutely. The secret to patient satisfaction and impressive results is the individualization of surgeries. This requires the combination of different modalities. For example, a patient may need a facelift as well as both an upper and lower eyelid lift to globally address the face.

How do you determine the best procedures to pair each patient with?

My evaluation includes discussing patients' goals, assessing their aging symptoms, listening and then offer- ing up a variety of suggestions.

Do you see a lot of repeat patients?

I'd say about 30 to 40 percent of my practice is dedicated to repeat patients.

How do you put patients at ease?

Today's patients are educated. You cannot fool people. If you spend time with them and explain why you are doing everything you are doing, they understand and feel confident about the procedure.

How does education play a role at your practice?

People think that plastic surgery is just a simple nip and tuck and it’s not. To get a good result, there is a lot of effort involved for the doctor and the patient. I want my patients to be informed about their procedures so they understand the entire process. For example, there are surgical and nonsurgical options for a browpexy (browlift) so I review these choices and discuss the pros and cons.

How frequently do you combine procedures?

I perform combination surgeries very often. For example, when I perform the core abdominoplasty technique, I frequently lift the waistline, as well. I may also want to liposuction the flanks and/or back to really cinch the mid-section.

What is your overall practice philosophy?

If you’re critical of yourself, you’re going to improve your practice. I don’t just keep doing the same thing over and over. I have changed many things I do today compared to when I started 30 years ago. If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals.

How important is patient safety to you?

Patient safety is of the utmost importance. Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery; there’s no way I’d ever compromise a patient’s well-being. During surgery we are constantly massaging patients’ legs to promote circulation, monitoring patients’ urine output and performing procedures in hospital settings when they require more than four hours. There are never any shortcuts.

What is your approach to patient care and treatment selection?

You have to be honest with people. You should always focus on the whole picture. If a patient can’t afford a procedure, I tell them to come back when they can. I don’t want to take shortcuts because the results won’t be what they’re looking for. They appreciate that because I’m not putting them through something that won’t give them the results they’re hoping for.

Why is it so important to spend time with patients?

One of my patients told me, “If something is not right, do it again until it is perfect.” I cannot rush into the room and inject someone. The extra time you spend in the operating room or office will save time and distress after the procedure and patients appreciate that. You can’t take shortcuts because the results will not be good. You must be sure everything is done right, otherwise do not quit.

About Me

What do you love most about your job?

I am the happiest when I am at work, whether I’m in the operating room or the office. I love what I do because it’s fun: I talk to people and take care of them.


Pahlavi University Medical School
St. Barnabas Medical Center
, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery

American Board of Surgery


American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International College of Surgeons

A Minute With

  1. What sets my practice apart

    I always focus on the whole picture. If a patient can’t afford a procedure, I tell them to come back when they can—I don’t want to take shortcuts because the results won’t be what they are looking for

  2. My dream innovation

    A solution to the mystery about fat and metabolic changes; discovering how to control hormones secreted from fat cells

  3. My most unique personality traits

    Sensitivity to my patients’ needs and 100 percent effort to do my best in everything that I do for them

  4. Career-defining procedure

    Lower blepharoplasty and the
    correction of the festoons (malar
    bags); this is one of the most difficult
    plastic surgery procedures because
    it requires skill, expertise, detailed
    knowledge of the periorbital area
    and an artistic ability that yields
    amazing results when done right

  5. Three things everyone should do before surgery

    Pick the right plastic surgeon, the correct procedure and the safest facility

  6. Three words that best describe me

    Pioneer, perfectionist, caring

  7. The most outrageous medical myth i’ve heard

    That you can get more with less

  8. When you know you’re ready for surgery

    When you look in the mirror and do not like what you see and noninvasive procedures are no longer a solution

  9. What are you best known for?

    My honesty

  10. What is your most requested procedure?


  11. What is your surgical niche?

    The surgical correction of difficult
    eyelids, festoons and malar bags

  12. What accolades mean the most to you?

    The happiness and satisfaction of my patients

  13. What trend do you think people still don’t get?

    Patients are looking for magic bullets
    and miracles ! They want the best
    results with no downtime. I always
    tell them as a general rule that more
    aggressive treatments have longer
    recovery times but better results. I
    spend a lot of time with every patient
    to know exactly what they want while
    considering their lifestyle

  14. What surgical trends are you seeing at your practice?

    The demand is high for less-invasive procedures with no downtime and immediate results. This is the main reason that injectables like Botox Cosmetic and fillers are so popular in my practice. Just like surgical procedures, it takes many years of experience to get excellent results with these noninvasive procedures. Every patient has a different anatomy and each procedure should be custom made for each one

  15. What is the one thing your practice offers that is really unique?

    We offer a “CORE Abdominoplasty”
    procedure that restores and repairs
    abdominal muscles during a tummy
    tuck, which is different than the
    traditional way muscles are repaired.
    This really helps patients with chronic
    lower back pain. We also use VASER
    ultrasound liposuction to get rid of fat
    and our “MASTERTUCK” treatment
    to tighten skin, which is perfect for
    candidates who do not need a surgical
    tummy tuck

  16. What new services are you excited to offer?

    Nonsurgical rejuvenation of the
    eyelids and face with the use of Botox
    Cosmetic, dermal fillers, laser skin
    resurfacing and chemical peels

  17. What one surgical advancement are you most excited about right now?

    Breast augmentations without
    the risk of capsular contracture

  18. Why do you place a strong emphasis on body contouring?

    It changes people’s lives!

  19. What do you think is the most exciting thing going on in the field right now?

    The benefits of adding fillers or fat
    grafting in combination with a facelift

  20. How do you manage patient expectations?

    Always telling my patients the truth
    so they have realistic expectations


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Correction of Festoons / Malar Bags
  • Open / Closed Rhinoplasty
  • Facelift / Necklift / Facelift With Fat Transfer
  • Mommy Makeover (Breast Enhancement / Body Contouring)
  • Breast Reduction / Lift
  • “MASTERTUCK” VASER® Ultrasound Liposuction
  • “CORESM Abdominoplasty”
  • Fat Transfer to the Face Hands / Breasts / Buttocks
  • Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Juvéderm® Ultra
  • Juvéderm® Voluma
  • Juvéderm® Volbella
  • Microneedling
  • Forehead Lift
  • Chin Implants
  • Otoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation With Implants / Fat Transfer
  • Natural Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Lipsuction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • MasterTuck™
  • Body Lift
  • Thigh Lift
  • Calf Implants
  • Labiaplasty
  • Ultherapy
  • Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty
  • Microneedling with PRP
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Chemical Peels
  • Latisse
  • Skin Care
  • Kybella®
  • Perlane®
  • Belotero®
  • Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
  • Bodylift


  1. How can you tell if an eye lift or brow lift is appropriate?
    What our experts say:

    I start with a simple test. I put a finger on the lateral part of the eyebrow on the forehead and move it around to see how much mobility it has. If the patient has a lot of mobility and the excess skin of the eyelid goes away, then she needs a browlift. If the forehead doesn’t move and she still has excess skin of the eyelid, then she needs an upper blepharoplasty.

  2. How do you approach mastopexy augmentation procedures?
    What our experts say:

    Many of my patients are women in their 30s and 40s who are done having children and are unhappy with the changes to their bodies as a result of pregnancy. A mastopexy augmentation rejuvenates breasts that have become deflated or droopy to help give women back the bodies they once had. It’s more of a reconstructive procedure because of the tiny details and techniques it involves, and the results are incredibly gratifying.

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Forever Grateful

J.D. Age: 22
"Dear Dr. Asaadi, Thank you so much for everything that you’ve done for me. It’s only been four days since the surgery and it already looks amazing. You did a beautiful job—I finally have a figure!!!! I appreciate all that you’ve done for me and I am forever grateful. "


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