NORTHEAST PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER

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Specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body, Dr. Vinod V. Pathy combines traditional elements of surgical and medical care with cutting-edge technologies. “At our state-of-the-art office we offer the latest in surgical innovation,” says Dr. Pathy. “Yet, at the same time, we are partial to the more traditional aspects of medicine in which the personal aspects and time spent with each patient are of u...

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Specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body, Dr. Vinod V. Pathy combines traditional elements of surgical and medical care with cutting-edge technologies. “At our state-of-the-art office we offer the latest in surgical innovation,” says Dr. Pathy. “Yet, at the same time, we are partial to the more traditional aspects of medicine in which the personal aspects and time spent with each patient are of u...

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Modern techniques; traditional care.
Dr. Vinod V. Pathy
Plastic Surgeon

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Bodylift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift / Reduction
  • Fat Transfer
  • Liposuction / Smartlipo®
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction / DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Contact doctor for financing details

A Minute With

1.
WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE YOU?
Empathetic, fastidious, amiable
2.
MY MOTTO
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” –General Colin Powell
3.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
Plastic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. I appreciate that there may not be one solution to an issue, just like there is more than one way to paint a canvas
4.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
We are one of a select few plastic surgical teams in Connecticut that offers DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction, which has been shown to reduce recovery time and decrease pain and is known for having the highest rate of satisfaction of any type of breast reconstruction
5.
MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT
My wife and I have two wonderful young sons and every day I watch them challenge themselves, each other, us and their friends to aspire higher. They are easily our greatest triumph
6.
WHAT IS YOUR SURGICAL NICHE?
Breast and body patients make up the majority of our practice, with an additional emphasis on breast reconstruction. Two unique options we offer are DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction and Smartlipo laser-assisted, minimally invasive liposuction
7.
WHY DO YOU PLACE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON BODY CONTOURING?
In general, when a patient looks in the mirror, even while in clothing, there may be areas they wish to improve. The breast and body make up such a large part of one’s being that I believe it is important to ultimately find a way to be comfortable in our own skin, whether through surgical methods or otherwise
8.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
Smartlipo, a type of laser-assisted, nonsurgical liposuction that can treat different areas of the body, allowing for improvement in body contouring
9.
WHAT ONE SURGICAL ADVANCEMENT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?
I am pleased that we are able to create natural-looking breasts from a patient’s own tissues after a mastectomy using state-of-the-art microvascular surgery
10.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?
Managing patient expectations is a vital aspect of the surgical process, especially in plastic surgery. Open, honest conversations with patients that include the limitations on what can be achieved and our mutual goals are of utmost importance
11.
WHY IS GIVING BACK SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?
While charity work assists those in dire need, it is at least equally rewarding to those who have the ability to lend that extra hand. One never knows when the tables can turn. To that end, my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with the Yale Alumni Service Corps during the summer of 2017. We were involved, along with local youth volunteers, in reforestation of heritage land. It was a wonderful exercise in teamwork and we had the chance to gain a better understanding of the Cuban culture
12.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Passion—if I ever lose it, it’s a sign to move on to something else
13.
MY FAVORITE QUOTE
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky
14.
WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?
We do not follow a cookie-cutter approach. Just as there is individuality in personality, every patient’s plastic surgery needs are unique. We use our experience to help guide them to the best outcomes by extensively understanding their goals
15.
WHAT THREE THINGS SHOULD EVERYONE DO BEFORE GOING UNDER THE KNIFE?
Research your procedure and discuss what it entails with your surgeon, research your surgeon to verify their board-certification, and understand that patience is often required after surgery to realize your final results
16.
HOW HAS YOUR PROFESSION CHANGED SINCE YOU STARTED?
There seems to be a plethora of information laid out for the world to see, but not all of it may be accurate. The Internet can be a wonderful source of information, but can also be detrimental in that there may be no true filter. In general though, patients are becoming savvier and are able to wade through the morass of material to become more medically knowledgeable for their own sake
17.
WORDS TO LIVE BY
“The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” —Peyton Manning
18.
MY FAVORITE JOKE
I bought the worst thesaurus the other day. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible!
19.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG SURGEONS JUST STARTING OUT?
Follow your passion and stick with it. It only takes that one patient to show you the difference you can make in someone’s life and what an honor it is when they put their trust in your hands
20.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM INNOVATION?
It’s no longer a dream—I have recently developed a patented, simple solution for directed light while operating. There are both clinical and economic advantages for the patient, surgeon, hospital and even health care system
21.
WHAT I’M READING RIGHT NOW
The Captain Class, by Sam Walker
22.
WHY DO YOU THINK PLASTIC SURGERY HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY?
I believe that now, more than ever, certain elements have become more accessible to a greater number of patients, whether it’s physical or financial accessibility. Techniques have continued to develop that allow for more consistent results across a greater spectrum
23.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SURGERY TO PERFORM?
Breast and body procedures with an additional emphasis on breast reconstruction. I have a particular affinity for breast augmentation and microvascular breast reconstruction (DIEP flap), as well as tummy tucks
24.
DO YOU HAVE ANY UNIQUE EXPERIENCES COMING UP?
By the time of publishing, I will have already visited the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. Food, especially how it’s made today, is so artistic, both visually and in taste. I’m certain the trip will not disappoint
25.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IN YOUR FIELD?
That any one individual has the answer. There can be multiple methods to achieving a wonderful result, depending upon which technique works best for that particular surgeon and patient. There is no one-size-fits-all solution
26.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?
I enjoy the fact that there is constant learning and innovation. We learn from those who came before us, as well as the younger versions of ourselves each and every day
27.
NAME ONE IMPORTANT LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNED IN SURGERY.
So many lessons are constantly being learned. But, I have to say that an overarching theme is that just because something has been done one way for eternity does not mean that is the best or most efficient method. It is also important to be critical and open to new ideas
28.
WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE OPERATING ROOM?
Aside from all of the obvious, music plays a large role in the operating room. It can be quite calming and actually help my concentration
29.
WHAT MAKES PLASTIC SURGERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPECIALTIES?
Medicine as a whole is mindbogglingly interesting and intricate. Daily puzzles are presented and it remains the physician’s job to decode them and create solutions. Plastic surgery has an added component of artistry, which, to me, makes things more fascinating and challenging
30.
WHICH SURGICAL PROCEDURES FORM THE MAJORITY OF YOUR PRACTICE?
Over the years, I have streamlined my surgical procedures, with the majority of patients being treated for breast and body concerns. In particular, we also have a large part of my practice dedicated to breast reconstruction. We are proudly one of the few practices in the region that offers DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction surgery to appropriate candidates
31.
WHAT MAKES YOUR PRACTICE UNIQUE?
We strive for a calming environment right when patients walk through our doors. From the waterfall gently splashing in the background to the demeanor of our entire staff, we seek to reduce anxiety no matter why a patient is visiting us
32.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING PATIENTS NEED DURING THEIR RECOVERY?
Patience
33.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU GIVE PATIENTS?
I encourage patients to read about their chosen procedure. However, I do caution them to make sure they are using appropriate sources. It is also important to understand that every patient presents a unique set of circumstances, and results depend on a host of factors
34.
MY FAVORITE INVENTION
The Light Jacket, which my team and I designed to brighten the area where a surgeon is operating
35.
WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW
The new A Star Is Born album

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Philosophy

Specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast and body, Dr. Vinod V. Pathy combines traditional elements of surgical and medical care with cutting-edge technologies. “At our state-of-the-art office we offer the latest in surgical innovation,” says Dr. Pathy. “Yet, at the same time, we are partial to the more traditional aspects of medicine in which the personal aspects and time spent with each patient are of unmatched value.” With an emphasis on breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, Smartlipo, and abdominoplasty procedures, Dr. Pathy’s talent for restoring the appearance of the breast and body helps ensure his patients’ aesthetic goals are fulfilled.

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Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Temple University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship:

  • Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

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About Dr. Vinod V. Pathy
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Temple University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Fellowship:

  • Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
A Minute With

WHAT ARE THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE YOU?

Empathetic, fastidious, amiable

MY MOTTO

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” –General Colin Powell

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?

Plastic surgery is as much an art as it is a science. I appreciate that there may not be one solution to an issue, just like there is more than one way to paint a canvas

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

We are one of a select few plastic surgical teams in Connecticut that offers DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction, which has been shown to reduce recovery time and decrease pain and is known for having the highest rate of satisfaction of any type of breast reconstruction

MY GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

My wife and I have two wonderful young sons and every day I watch them challenge themselves, each other, us and their friends to aspire higher. They are easily our greatest triumph

WHAT IS YOUR SURGICAL NICHE?

Breast and body patients make up the majority of our practice, with an additional emphasis on breast reconstruction. Two unique options we offer are DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction and Smartlipo laser-assisted, minimally invasive liposuction

WHY DO YOU PLACE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON BODY CONTOURING?

In general, when a patient looks in the mirror, even while in clothing, there may be areas they wish to improve. The breast and body make up such a large part of one’s being that I believe it is important to ultimately find a way to be comfortable in our own skin, whether through surgical methods or otherwise

WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?

Smartlipo, a type of laser-assisted, nonsurgical liposuction that can treat different areas of the body, allowing for improvement in body contouring

WHAT ONE SURGICAL ADVANCEMENT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

I am pleased that we are able to create natural-looking breasts from a patient’s own tissues after a mastectomy using state-of-the-art microvascular surgery

HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?

Managing patient expectations is a vital aspect of the surgical process, especially in plastic surgery. Open, honest conversations with patients that include the limitations on what can be achieved and our mutual goals are of utmost importance

WHY IS GIVING BACK SO IMPORTANT TO YOU?

While charity work assists those in dire need, it is at least equally rewarding to those who have the ability to lend that extra hand. One never knows when the tables can turn. To that end, my family and I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with the Yale Alumni Service Corps during the summer of 2017. We were involved, along with local youth volunteers, in reforestation of heritage land. It was a wonderful exercise in teamwork and we had the chance to gain a better understanding of the Cuban culture

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Passion—if I ever lose it, it’s a sign to move on to something else

MY FAVORITE QUOTE

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” –Wayne Gretzky

WHAT ARE YOU THE MOST PROUD OF ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

We do not follow a cookie-cutter approach. Just as there is individuality in personality, every patient’s plastic surgery needs are unique. We use our experience to help guide them to the best outcomes by extensively understanding their goals

WHAT THREE THINGS SHOULD EVERYONE DO BEFORE GOING UNDER THE KNIFE?

Research your procedure and discuss what it entails with your surgeon, research your surgeon to verify their board-certification, and understand that patience is often required after surgery to realize your final results

HOW HAS YOUR PROFESSION CHANGED SINCE YOU STARTED?

There seems to be a plethora of information laid out for the world to see, but not all of it may be accurate. The Internet can be a wonderful source of information, but can also be detrimental in that there may be no true filter. In general though, patients are becoming savvier and are able to wade through the morass of material to become more medically knowledgeable for their own sake

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable.” —Peyton Manning

MY FAVORITE JOKE

I bought the worst thesaurus the other day. Not only is it terrible, it’s terrible!

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG SURGEONS JUST STARTING OUT?

Follow your passion and stick with it. It only takes that one patient to show you the difference you can make in someone’s life and what an honor it is when they put their trust in your hands

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM INNOVATION?

It’s no longer a dream—I have recently developed a patented, simple solution for directed light while operating. There are both clinical and economic advantages for the patient, surgeon, hospital and even health care system

WHAT I’M READING RIGHT NOW

The Captain Class, by Sam Walker

WHY DO YOU THINK PLASTIC SURGERY HAS GROWN IN POPULARITY?

I believe that now, more than ever, certain elements have become more accessible to a greater number of patients, whether it’s physical or financial accessibility. Techniques have continued to develop that allow for more consistent results across a greater spectrum

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SURGERY TO PERFORM?

Breast and body procedures with an additional emphasis on breast reconstruction. I have a particular affinity for breast augmentation and microvascular breast reconstruction (DIEP flap), as well as tummy tucks

DO YOU HAVE ANY UNIQUE EXPERIENCES COMING UP?

By the time of publishing, I will have already visited the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. Food, especially how it’s made today, is so artistic, both visually and in taste. I’m certain the trip will not disappoint

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION IN YOUR FIELD?

That any one individual has the answer. There can be multiple methods to achieving a wonderful result, depending upon which technique works best for that particular surgeon and patient. There is no one-size-fits-all solution

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR PROFESSION?

I enjoy the fact that there is constant learning and innovation. We learn from those who came before us, as well as the younger versions of ourselves each and every day

NAME ONE IMPORTANT LESSON YOU HAVE LEARNED IN SURGERY.

So many lessons are constantly being learned. But, I have to say that an overarching theme is that just because something has been done one way for eternity does not mean that is the best or most efficient method. It is also important to be critical and open to new ideas

WHAT ONE THING CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT IN THE OPERATING ROOM?

Aside from all of the obvious, music plays a large role in the operating room. It can be quite calming and actually help my concentration

WHAT MAKES PLASTIC SURGERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPECIALTIES?

Medicine as a whole is mindbogglingly interesting and intricate. Daily puzzles are presented and it remains the physician’s job to decode them and create solutions. Plastic surgery has an added component of artistry, which, to me, makes things more fascinating and challenging

WHICH SURGICAL PROCEDURES FORM THE MAJORITY OF YOUR PRACTICE?

Over the years, I have streamlined my surgical procedures, with the majority of patients being treated for breast and body concerns. In particular, we also have a large part of my practice dedicated to breast reconstruction. We are proudly one of the few practices in the region that offers DIEP flap microvascular breast reconstruction surgery to appropriate candidates

WHAT MAKES YOUR PRACTICE UNIQUE?

We strive for a calming environment right when patients walk through our doors. From the waterfall gently splashing in the background to the demeanor of our entire staff, we seek to reduce anxiety no matter why a patient is visiting us

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING PATIENTS NEED DURING THEIR RECOVERY?

Patience

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU GIVE PATIENTS?

I encourage patients to read about their chosen procedure. However, I do caution them to make sure they are using appropriate sources. It is also important to understand that every patient presents a unique set of circumstances, and results depend on a host of factors

MY FAVORITE INVENTION

The Light Jacket, which my team and I designed to brighten the area where a surgeon is operating

WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW

The new A Star Is Born album

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Aesthetic Injectables
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Bodylift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift / Reduction
  • Fat Transfer
  • Liposuction / Smartlipo®
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction / DIEP Flap Reconstruction
Contact doctor for financing details
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