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Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center works closely with medical and surgical departments throughout the Westchester Medical Center Health Network to provide care for patients who require elective, urgent and emergent procedures. Excellence in patient care, research and education are hallmarks of our plastic surgery service.

Call 914.909.6416 to Request an Appointment

Plastic Surgery Team

Edmond Ritter, MD, Chief of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, leads a group of plastic surgeons comprising highly skilled surgeons with the most advanced plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures.

All areas of plastic surgery, including breast, hand, craniofacial, burn, general reconstructive surgery, and all types of cosmetic procedures are represented among our team of specialists.

Free Tissue Transfer

While we offer a broad variety of surgical procedures, Westchester Medical Center performs complex reconstruction throughout the body, including free tissue transfer. Free tissue transfer involves taking expendable tissue from one part of the body and placing it where needed. For example, the tissue removed in a tummy tuck can be transferred to the chest and shaped into a breast after mastectomy for breast cancer.

Free tissue transfer is also used in the treatment of facial paralysis, head and neck cancer reconstruction and extremity reconstruction, including reattachment of amputated extremities.

Complex Hand Care

Complex hand care is an important pillar of our service. Westchester Medical Center is a major referral center for upper extremity trauma and is a leader in digit and extremity reattachment. Our hand surgeons treat patients with a wide variety of ailments, from elderly patients with arthritis, to newborns with congenital anomalies. Complex hand specialists manage pathology of the bones, muscles, arteries, veins, nerves and skin. Furthermore, our surgeons work in concert with our vascular and orthopedic colleagues concerning lower extremity limb salvage for patients with devastating injuries.

Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Our pediatric plastic surgeons provide advanced care for children with congenital anomalies. Although correction of the cleft lip and palate is one of the most common operations, these specialists also care for patients with other craniofacial abnormalities, vascular malformations, and congenital skin lesions. As a Level I Trauma Center, we also care for children with facial lacerations and fractures.

Cosmetic Care

Select Members of the Division of Plastic Surgery provide both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic consultation. We provide skin care, injections and a myriad of surgical services, which includes both primary as well as revision for patients who desire improvement of previous procedures. We offer cosmetic solutions for all areas of the body. Visit ‘Our Services’ tab above for more specifics.

Lastly, our surgeons contribute to the specialty of plastic surgery by performing leading-edge research and contributing to the education of future physicians. Our members are constantly engaged in the development of new techniques and are at the forefront of facial paralysis treatment, microsurgical reconstruction and cranio-facial reconstruction.

Call 914.909.6416 to schedule an appointment.

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center is home to many specialists who offer a full range of surgical, non-surgical, cosmetic, and reconstructive procedures, including the following.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery 

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Burn Reconstruction 
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cleft Lip 
  • Cleft Palate
  • DIEP Free Flaps
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Treatment of Craniofacial Conditions
  • Fat Grafting
  • Hand surgery 
  • Hemangiomas 
  • Hemi facial Microsomia 
  • Headache Treatment
  • Lower extremity reconstruction 
  • Lumbar Free Flaps
  • Microtia and other ear deformities 
  • Microsurgery
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Other congenital deformities 
  • MOHs Reconstruction
  • Nano Fat Grafting

PAP Free Flaps

  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Protuberant Ear Correction
  • Rebuilding of Abdominal Walls
  • Revision of Breast Reconstruction
  • Secondary Rhinoplasty
  • Scar revision
  • Septoplasty  
  • Skin cancer treatment 
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Surgical Headache Treatment
  • Treatment of Macromastia
  • Treatment of Wounds
  • Ultra Micro FatGrafting
  • Treatment of Obstructed Nasal Breathing
  • Vascular Malformations

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

  • Arm Contouring
  • Body contouring 
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body lift 
  • Breast augmentation 
  • Breast lift 
  • Brow lift 
  • Chin Implant Augmentation
  • Eyelid surgery 
  • Face-lift 
  • Facial implants 
  • Fat Grafting
  • Forehead lifts 
  • Genioplasty 
  • Lip enlargement or reduction 
  • Liposuction 
  • Male breast reduction 
  • Mastopexy
  • Neck lifts 
  • Nose surgery 
  • Otoplasty and ear reduction 
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Scar revision 
  • Spider veins 
  • Thigh lift 
  • Tummy tuck

Nonsurgical cosmetic procedures

  • Botox 
  • Fillers (including fat grafting)
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing

Ritter, Edmond F., MD
Edmond Ritter, MD
Chief, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery
Advanced Surgical Associates
Department of Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Winski Jr., Francis V., MD
Francis Winski, MD
Attending Physician, Burn and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
Alizadeh, Kaveh, MD
Kaveh Alizadeh, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery New York Medical College
  • Plastic Surgery
Huang, Ke Nan, MD
Ke Nan Huang, MD
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, New York Medical College
  • Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Perakis, Helen, MD
Helen Perakis, MD
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery
Acting Chief of Integrated Wound Care Section and Acting Director of the Wound Care Center
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery, New York Medical College
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
Zellner, Elizabeth G., MD
Elizabeth Zellner, MD
Attending Surgeon, Plastic Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery NY Medical College
  • Plastic Surgery