Dr. Mihye Choi
After listening to a lecture about plastic surgery as a medical student, I became fascinated with the specialty. Plastic surgery seemed to be a perfect blend of two of my passions—science and art. In college, I majored in biology and minored in visual art, graduating with Magna Cum Laude. My patients often tell me that I am an artist. I am humbled by that praise and I feel so proud that my work enhanced their health and quality of life. In my practice located in Manhattan, I offer cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. I am a skilled board-certified surgeon with more than 20 years of experience.
My treatment philosophy is simple—I listen to my patients and I strive to deliver the best care possible using my expertise and the latest techniques. I consider it a privilege to care for my patients, and my medical team delivers responsive, personalized care that is tailored to meet their requirements.
As a recognized leader in aesthetic breast reconstruction internationally, I have been invited to speak at many national and international conferences, including the London Breast Meeting and the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery in Italy. I am on the faculty for many national meetings annually including, Plastic Surgery The Meeting and Aesthetic Surgery Meeting. I am active in clinical research for developing safer breast implants and minimally invasive breast surgery. I was featured in the NBC Today program for my technique, “Breast in a Day”, which combines nipple-sparing mastectomy with direct implant reconstruction, restoring the breast in one surgery.
Proficient in many of the latest breast surgeries I offer my patients breast reduction with lollipop short scar technique, breast lift with minimal incision technique, and breast augmentation with cohesive silicone implants. As an experienced microsurgeon, I am versatile in many breast reconstruction techniques after mastectomy using implants or autologous tissue such as DIEP flaps.
I also enjoy performing aesthetic facial surgery. I strive to obtain natural enhancement of the eyes, the face, and the neck. Meticulous attention to details coupled with an aesthetic eye for natural beauty helps me avoid unnaturally pulled or hollowed appearance in my patients.
Body contouring surgeries including abdominoplasties, liposuctions, body, and thigh lifts are popular in my patients as part of “mommy make-over” or after weight loss. These surgeries can transform how my patients feel about their body and enhance their quality of life.
After graduating from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1987, I received general surgery training at Harvard Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. I completed a plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York and a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. I joined the faculty at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine in 1998. I am certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1998. In addition, I am a board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which certifies plastic surgeons in the US.
I am an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. I have been named one of Castle Connolly’s Exceptional Women in Medicine. I have been selected Top Doctors: New York Metro Area and New York Magazine’s Best Doctors for many years.
As one of the most prolific plastic surgeons in the nation, I have authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and contributed to many textbook chapters. I am a co-director for NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Breast Reconstruction: State of the Art course. As a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon at NYU Langone since 1998, I am Associate Professor of the world renowned Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery.