md johns hopkins university with
over 10 years of experience
Welcome to William Lao, MD Plastic Surgery where science and art blend together to create an atmosphere where aesthetic possibilities are endless. Perched on the 32nd floor in a 5th avenue suite, we invite you into our modernly designed & decorated practice. We passionately believe in aesthetics and helping our patients achieve their best, both in how they see and feel about themselves. Through plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body, Dr. William Lao prides himself on his detailed education, leading to an unparalleled skillset and expertise. As one of the most popular plastic surgery practices in New York, you’ll be in great care from the moment you walk through our elevators.
Meet the team
As one of New York City’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. William Lao is highly respected in the United States and internationally, as he has proudly seen patients worldwide.
Extensive experience as a cosmetic dermatologist from Tokyo Japan, Dr. Tsuji leads the team at William Lao, MD for minimally invasive procedures, non-surgical rejuvenation, and medical spa treatments.
Feel the difference
Understanding the anatomy of the face while also mastering the artistic capabilities that come with plastic surgery are two of the components that make William Lao, MD one of the best facial plastic surgeons in New York. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, his education & expertise exceed most of his colleagues, and his artistic eye makes for an unmatched aesthetic skill set. Widely considered one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in New York, Dr. Lao specializes in nose surgery, facelifts, and eyelid surgery (both traditional and double eyelid lifts).
Your path to happiness
William Lao, MD Plastic Surgery specializes in the aesthetic rejuvenation of the breasts. Whether it’s our world-renowned NYC breast augmentation, where you and Dr. Lao will discuss everything from implants, sizing, and where the incision will go, or a breast lift or reduction, you’ll be in great care in the expert hands of our surgeon. Dr. Lao is one of the few surgeons in the country to also offer the coveted scarless breast augmentation technique, where the incision will be placed in the armpit, and completely out of sight!
Feel your best self
Plastic surgery of the body is some of the most rewarding plastic surgery procedures, as the difference it makes for the patient is evident not only aesthetically, but also can provide more day-to-day comfort. Dr. William Lao is an expert New York City tummy tuck surgeon and has been featured in the aesthetic magazine NewBeauty as an NYC TopDoc. Beyond abdominoplasty, Dr. Lao also proudly helps patients achieve their best with surgeries such as liposuction, mommy makeover, and more!
non invasive procedures
Not every treatment requires anesthesia and a surgeon's tools. The truth is, no patient is the same, and while a facelift or liposuction might be the perfect solution for some, other patients need less invasive techniques to achieve their dream face and bodies. We offer many non-surgical solutions such as EMSCULPT, Clear + brilliant, BOTOX, Dermal Fillers, and other exciting lasers and machines to help you look younger, thinner, and feel your absolute best!
People all over the world become self-conscious about hair loss. As young men and women, our hair gives us personality and a sense of physical identity. As we get older, many of us begin to lose this great sense of self by our hair either receding in the front or thinning on the crown. Gone are the days of unnatural-looking hair transplants or the need for a toupee. Dr. William Lao is a double-board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in hair loss for men and women of all different ages and ethnicities. We offer natural-looking solutions that will restore confidence and have you looking your best!
before + afters
Real patients, real results! Check out our before and after photo gallery and peruse through different gallery options of surgical and non-surgical patients!
Dr. Lao has provided surgery for patients from almost every continent in the world. With such a wide range, patients frequently ask about travel arrangements for surgery.
I feel very blessed and fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such a talented young Doctor. I am 57 year old female. In December 2014, I had a facial procedure done. My eyelids top & bottom and face was lifted. I am 100% satisfied with the results. People see me and they say I look 10 years younger. My confidence level is off the charts. I can’t say enough about Dr. William Lao. He was kind, considerate, compassionate and caring. We had open communication through emails & telephone calls. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Lao, considering I interviewed 8 different plastic surgeons. Dr. Lao, is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Medical School which is one of the finest institutions in the world. Dr. Lao I will be forever grateful. Thank you.
D, 57, retired police officer, Queens, USA
I have uneven eyelids result from a previous double eyelid surgery years ago. One day I decided to have it corrected. Prior to meeting with Dr. Lao, I was on the verge of giving up the idea of surgery since the first Doctor I saw told me that my situation is not treatable. Consultation (which is free) with Dr. Lao was easy and pleasant. Dr. Lao told me that my problem can be easily solved with minimum invasive suture technic. That is exactly what I had hoped for!! As a plastic surgeon, I think Dr. Lao possesses a great deal of aesthetic sense, as well as good medical skills. At the meeting, he pointed out that my upper eyelids are sunken, a fat grafting procedure would enhance my appearance, so we decided to have both procedures done at the same time. I am so glad I did it, because the surgery had transformed my eyes. A couple of weeks after the surgery, the eyes looking natural, the result is beyond anything I had expected. I love my new eyes! This entire process is so easy. I am so grateful!
Lily, Female 5 Star Google Review
Dr. Lao’s attention to my hopes for an improved appearance resulted in just the outcomes I desired. I asked for a forehead lift which he executed beautifully. At his suggestion, I also received an eyelid enhancement wherein the area was refreshed with fat from my abdomen to create a more youthful appearance. The results are amazing.
Further, he went above and beyond when I hit a snag in arranging for post procedural care and helped me arrange for a home attendant. His care was thorough, thoughtful and sensitive to my individual needs. I highly recommend his services.
J, 67, Caucasian, Retired, New York, USA
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This Breast Surgery Technique Promises No Visible Scars
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A Plastic Surgeon Breaks Down the Differences Between Fat Grafting and Implants
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