Calling upon more than 20 years of experience and knowledge, gained from thousands of procedures performed, Dr. Lloyd B. Gayle parlays his accumulated wisdom, surgical know-how and in-depth appreciation for the human form into refined cosmetic outcomes that reflect his background in micro- and reconstructive plastic surgery. In addition to launching a new website, Dr. Gayle has introduced digital record keeping so patients can make appointments a...
Dr. Lloyd Gayle Plastic Surgeon New York, New York
Body Contouring / Liposuction
Perlane® / Belotero®
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HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION
It is a team effort—my staff and I strive to address all potential questions before they have been asked in pre-operative consultations and we spend time explaining procedures in detail because we want patients to have a complete understanding of what to expect
MOST MEMORABLE THING I LEARNED THIS YEAR
The key to successful plastic surgery is that initial process of communication, so we make sure that we clearly understand what the patient desires from the start
THE PROCEDURES I PERFORM MOST OFTEN
Breast and body contouring
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
We have solid principles of care to make sure we can always provide improvement for the patient. We perform procedures that are tried and true and have well- established track records
We are upfront and honest with our patients because we want them to have realistic expectations in order to achieve the best possible outcomes
HOW I ADVOCATE EDUCATION IN MY PROFESSION
I am proud to serve as the vice chairman of the department of surgery and director of plastic surgery at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. In addition to upholding
the honor of chief of plastic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, I am also a clinical associate professor of plastic surgery at Cornell Medical Center’s New York Presbyterian Hospital
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Calling upon more than 20 years of experience and knowledge, gained from thousands of procedures performed, Dr. Lloyd B. Gayle parlays his accumulated wisdom, surgical know-how and in-depth appreciation for the human form into refined cosmetic outcomes that reflect his background in micro- and reconstructive plastic surgery. In addition to launching a new website, Dr. Gayle has introduced digital record keeping so patients can make appointments and update medical histories conveniently online.
About My Practice:
What can I do if I'm not happy with results from a previous procedure I had performed elsewhere?
Revision plastic surgery is a very common request here in my office, unfortunately. I think it's important to take the time prior to surgery to properly gauge my patients' goals, as a means to ensure client satisfaction the first time around. With that said, should you be unhappy with your current results, I can perform revision surgery, correcting what you didn't like from your first surgical procedure.
What does a consultation with you entail?
I get to know patients, learning about their likes, their families, their objectives and their cosmetic ideals, as well as their reasons for coming to see me. I spend as much time as needed with a patient to determine the best course of action.
What are the core values of your practice?
We have solid principles of care to make sure that we can always provide improvement for the patient. We perform procedures that are tried and true and have well-established track records across many years and many surgeons. By doing so, we can provide the consistent level of excellence that patients want.
How do you ensure patient satisfaction?
The key is that initial process of communication. We make sure that we clearly understand what the patient desires and manage expectations by informing them of what we can reasonably provide in terms of results.
How does education play a role at your practice?
This is a team effort. When I see a patient, everything concerning their procedure is reviewed again and underscored by my nurse. We strive to address potential questions before they have been asked in pre-operative consultations. We spend time explaining everything in detail because we want patients to know what to expect post-operatively so they can not only rest at ease but also recognize any potential issues. We are honest with patients because this is still surgery and the procedure and recovery should be taken seriously for the best possible outcome.
What steps do you take to ensure optimal convenience for your patients?
I have my private practice, located on East 69th Street, focusing on cosmetic procedures, with privileges in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I am proud to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of Plastic Surgery at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. In addition to upholding the honor of Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, I am also a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center.
What attracted you to the cosmetic field?
My progression from a reconstructive focus to one centered on cosmetic plastic surgery was a natural evolution. My comprehensive work with reconstruction patients has enriched my understanding of the human body, expanding my surgical capabilities. This realizes itself as beautiful cosmetic surgical outcomes.
How would you best summarize your philosophy?
Everyone here is devoted to providing compassionate, high-end service and creating a nurturing environment. We do everything we can to make the experience as pleasant as possible, delivering results that redefine how patients view themselves.
Dr Gayle is a talented surgeon with the artistry and skills necessary to get the job done. I came with a very specific list of what I wanted and we had a thorough discussion about what could be done. He has an amazing bedside manner and commitment to skill development, truly wonderful. Unlike many surgeons there is no God complex, he has a great sense of humor and is well respected by his peers.
I have recommended several friends to him as well. If I have any further needs - he will be the first person I call. I was beyond pleased ~ 15 years later I am still pleased.
Dr Gayle is not just a supremely skilled surgeon, but an artist as well. Great, just great experience with Dr Gayle. I travelled from Philadelphia to be treated by him, and it was well worth it.
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What steps do you take to ensure optimal convenience for your patients?
I have my private practice, located on east 69th street, focusing on cosmetic procedures, with privileges in Brooklyn and Manhattan. I am proud to serve as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Director of Plastic Surgery at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. In addition to upholding the honor of Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery, I am also affiliated with New York Presbyterian hospital, Cornell Medical Center.
Scrupulous and Meticulous
To ensure his patients receive what he refers to as “the best possible care, with the highest regard for safety and aesthetic excellence,” Dr. Gayle works with a group of board-certified anesthesiologists and engages in comprehensive pre-surgical planning. “All of my operations are firmly established before ever stepping foot in the operating room, which enables me to execute the patient’s vision clearly and efficiently,” he says. Prior to surgery, all of his patients receive a packet of information about their particular surgery and written instructions for post-surgical care. “All post-surgical patients receive follow-up calls and can reach me anytime. Enlightening patients helps me to further involve them in the experience, partnering with them to achieve gorgeous aesthetic results—together, as a team.”
Selection Through Science
Learning about, reviewing and testing the latest medical devices is a constant process for Dr. Gayle. Striving to provide only those services which he knows will provide improvement, Dr. Gayle is very methodical when choosing new treatments. “The process we go through starts with what’s in literature. Then I speak with colleagues and look at the science behind the technology. I look at what has provided value in terms of patient safety and whether the product is capable of delivering what it promises,” he says. “All too often this is where devices fall short. It’s difficult to do harm when you’re not actually making significant changes. I examine everything skeptically.” When he does move forward with a new procedure, he is careful to be straightforward with patients. When doing a cutting-edge procedure like fat grafting, for example, he tells patients what to expect. “It’s not a procedure that has a long track record or a high degree of predictability, even though it is safe and short-term effective,” he says.
Education & Credentials
New York University School of Medicine ,
New York City, New York
General Surgery Booth Memorial Medical Center New York University
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Cornell University Medical Center
Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship Ralph K. Davies Medical Center/Buncke Medical Clinic
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
New York Presbyterian Hospital Cornell
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Q. What can I do to refine my figure?
What our experts say:
After spending the summer getting in shape and controlling their weight, patients often ask this question in the fall, which is an ideal time to touch up those areas that were not adequately addressed with diet and exercise. Body contouring in the form of liposuction can help you achieve your goals. Refinement liposuction for those who are close to, or at, their ideal weight is growing. These are people who are in good shape who want to target specific zones such as the love handles, hips and inner thighs. And while these individuals generally have very little downtime away from work, it’s important for patients to know that it still takes several weeks before they will see a final aesthetic result.