He has received many honors and awards citing his excellence in academics, teaching, and research from prestigious organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation.

Dr. Small was the former assistant professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and attending plastic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He was recently appointed as the Director of Plastic Surgery for New York Bariatric Group. Dr. Small has presented his innovative research at local, national, and international meetings; he has innumerable original manuscripts and book chapters in multiple peer-reviewed collections including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Small is from Nashville, Tennessee, and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in New York City. He completed his plastic surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and also an aesthetic surgery fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Small is married to Stephanie Kalikow Small with two small children - Lucas Ryan Small & Remy Paige Small.

Dr. Kevin Small: One Of America’s Most Honored Doctors Of 2021

Every year, The American Registry catalogs the accolades of physicians across the United States and reviews the ratings and awards given to them by their peers, professional organizations, the media, and their own patients. Among the top physicians are those relative few who are recognized more widely than all others and who are thus officially titled America’s Most Honored Doctors, a distinguished selection that places these doctors among the best of the best. Dr. Kevin Small is proud to have been recognized as one of America’s Most Honored Doctors for 2021.

   

A Fresh Approach

Dr. Small is one of the brightest stars of a new breed of plastic surgeons. He brings to the practice a capability to handle virtually any plastic surgery challenge. He credits this to hands-on experience with a broad array of advanced procedures that encompass the full potential of what plastic surgery can do to enhance and reconstruct the human body. With expertise in over 35 major areas of plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic and corrective procedures, Dr. Small can deliver a combination of techniques that often minimize recovery time while maximizing the gains patients experience in the tone, contours, and aesthetic balance of their problem areas. This new approach doesn’t stop there. Plastic surgery isn’t just about treating appearances.

Dr. Small recognizes that every patient has his or her own relationship to health, nutrition, fitness, and life. Each must be addressed so that they are educated and motivated to overcome and correct non-optimum habits. As a result, patients’ weight continues to remain stable and they project new lifestyle practices into their post-procedure future. This is a vital step to protect the longevity of results and it is a step often omitted in less holistic practices. Because of his broad-based competence, Dr. Small can apply multiple techniques to ensure a harmonious balance to the proportions and shapes of the body. The result is a strikingly natural and organic look that enhances core beauty and fitness – one that shines from within.

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Associations

Qualifications

Academic and Medical Affiliations and Honors:

  • Member of the Fellowship of American College of Surgeons
  • 2015-2017 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2015-2017 Assistant Attending Surgeon, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
  • Gramercy Surgery Center
  • ProHealth Ambulatory Care Center
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • St. Charles Hospital
  • Stamford Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • East Hills Surgery Center
  • The Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital
  • The Mount Sinai South Nassau
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • St. Mary Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital

Areas of Expertise:

  • Body Contouring
  • Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss
  • Breast Aesthetics (Augmentation, Reduction, and Lift)
  • Facial Aesthetic Surgery
  • Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures (Injectable, laser, and more)
  • Craniofacial Reconstruction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Trunk Reconstruction
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
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Honors and Awards

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Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2022


New York Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2022


Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor 2021


Vitals.com America’s Most Honored Doctors 2021


New York Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2020


Vitals.com America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019


Vitals.com America’s Most Honored Doctors 2020


Vitals.com America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019


American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, 10 Best Plastic Surgeons, New York, 2019


New York Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2019


New York Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2018


American Institute of Plastic Surgeons, 10 Best Plastic Surgeons, New York, 2018


Vitals.com People’s Choice Award, 2018


Vitals.com Compassionate Doctor Award, 2018


New York Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Plastic Surgery, Chairman’s Award for Academic Achievement. 2014.


New York Presbyterian Resident Research Competition Jerome Webster Clinical Science Award.
Suprascarpal Fat Pad Thickness May Predict Venous Drainage Patterns In Abdominal Wall Flaps. Co-Author. 2014.


ASAPS Resident Research Competition Gaspar Anastasi Award.
Lessons learned in transition from round to shaped implants in immediate breast reconstruction surgery. Co-Author. 2013.


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Surgery, Start-up Grant.
Lipografting versus corticosteroid injections in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Co-Author. 2013.


ASPS Resident Research Award.
Suprascarpal Fat Pad Thickness May Predict Venous Drainage Patterns In Abdominal Wall Flaps. Co-Author. 2012.


Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) Pilot Research Grant.
Quantification of Fat Graft Survival Using 3D Digital Analysis. Co-Author. 2009.


New York University President’s Service Award. 2008.


PSEF Scientific Essay Contest Award, Clinical Research Award, Junior Category. Co-Author. 2007.


Mentored Medical Student Clinical Research Program sponsored by NYU General Clinical Research Center.
Three-Dimensional Imaging as a Unique Tool for Improving Surgical and Psychosocial Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction. Co-Author. 2007.

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Kevin Small MD Publications

Blepharoplasty

Kevin Small, M.D. and Henry M. Spinelli, M.D. “Blepharoplasty” The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery. Edited by Mimis Cohen, M.D. and Seth Thaller, M.D. 4th Edition. March 2018.

Arm Lift

Liposuction-Assisted Short-Scar Brachioplasty: Technical Highlights

Body Contouring

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Cosmetic Body Lift

Thighplasty

Personal Evolution in Thighplasty Techniques for Patients Following Massive Weight Loss

Body Lift

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Cosmetic Body Lift

BOTOX

Advancements and Refinement in Facial Neuromodulators

Breast Augmentation

The Process of Breast Augmentation with Special Focus on Patient Education, Patient Selection and Implant Selection

The Inframammary Fold (IMF) Fixation Suture: Proactive Control of the IMF in Primary Breast Augmentation

Are Breast Augmentation Patients Getting Accurate Information

Three-Dimensional Surface Imaging in Plastic Surgery: Foundation, Practical Applications and Beyond

Breast Reconstruction

Is Unilateral Implant or Autologous Breast Reconstruction Better in Obtaining Breast Symmetry?

A Novel Technique of Preserving Internal Mammary Artery Perforators in Nipple Sparing Breast Reconstruction

Transition from Round to Shaped Implants in Immediate Breast Reconstruction

Is There an Ideal Donor Site of Fat for Secondary Breast Reconstruction?

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy via an Inframammary Fold Incision with Implant Based Reconstruction

Nipple-sparing mastectomy with implant reconstruction risk factors and the success of conservative treatment

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy with implant reconstruction with prior cosmetic breast surgery

Nipple-sparing mastectomy with scarring from prior lumpectomy

The volumetric analysis of fat graft survival in breast reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Mammometrics: The Standardization of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Defining pseudoptosis (bottoming out) 3 years after short-scar medial pedicle breast reduction

Defining the kinetics of breast pseudoptosis after reduction mammaplasty

Re-defining pseudoptosis from a 3D perspective after short scar-medial pedicle reduction mammaplasty

Dermal Fillers

Advances and Refinement in Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers

Technical Refinements in Autologous Hand Rejuvenation

Facelift

Ear Lobule Rejuvenation in Face-Lifting: The Role of Fat Augmentation

Face Lift

Filling the Facial Compartments during a Face Lift

Advances and Refinement in Hyaluronic Acid Facial Fillers

Advancements and Refinement in Facial Neuromodulators

Role of Autologous Fat Transfer to the Superficial Fat Compartments for Perioral Rejuvenation

Liposuction

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Cosmetic Body Lift

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

An Alternative Treatment of Pseudogynecomastia in Male Patients After Massive Weight Loss

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Rhinoplasty

Alar Contour Grafts in Rhinoplasty

Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters

Implications of Facial Asymmetry in Rhinoplasty

Skin Removal Surgery

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Tummy Tuck

Lessons Learned After 15 Years of Circumferential Bodylift Surgery

Cosmetic Body Lift

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