Get To Know Eyelid & Male Facelift Expert Dr. Boris Ackerman

Boris M. Ackerman, M.D. is highly acclaimed for his expertise and talent in facial rejuvenation surgery. He has brought forth improved techniques in facial surgery using endoscopy and laser technology. Dr. Ackerman has lectured widely in various public forums and has been featured on TV, as well as in numerous publications. He is a graduate of M.I.T. and Dartmouth Medical School, and is Diplomate of The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ackerman’s practice includes an on-site, state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. His facility is certified by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

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My greatest achievement:

I have been in the private practice of Plastic Surgery for over 25 years. I do not believe there are shortcuts to success and an excellent reputation. It comes from a persistent pursuit of excellence. I am proud that I was able to achieve a certain modicum of renown based on the above principles. I am also quite proud of the fact that over the years I managed to balance my career with quality time with my family, raising the kids and enjoying my many interests beyond plastic surgery.

The future of my field is:

The advances in plastic surgery are gradual, some of the techniques that are considered “latest”, have been around for a decade or two, and might have just been fine-tuned recently. Unfortunately, with the advent of social media plastic surgery is full of hype, and hyperbolae. There are also new non-surgical and minimally invasive devices that have come to the market in the last decade. Some have been oversold, and there are quite a few patients that are disappointed with the results that this new technology can deliver.

The biggest misconception about my field is:

plastic surgery does not leave scars. Reality – there are residual fine scars but they are hidden and eventually fade out quite nicely.

My most requested procedures are:

I am a facelift specialist – therefore facelifts.

What are you best known for?

Best known for facelifts, and endoscopic brow lift – I am one of the pioneers of that technique.

What is your most memorable patient reaction?

A relatively young widow, after a prolonged mourning period, finally decided to “go on living”. She loved her facelift results, and give it a lot of credit for finding happiness again. Since I see my patients for follow up appointments for many months after surgery, I was able to observe her emergence from her cocoon and share in her happiness..

What sets my practice apart:

For the last 2 decades, I run a “boutique” practice specializing in facelift – allowing full attention to the smallest of details from the first contact with our office, to pre-operative evaluation, surgery and very thorough and detailed follow-up visit. Our patients feel that they are part of our office family. When they refer a friend or family member, even years later, they like to come in to say hello to me and my staff.

What I love most about my profession is:

Get to know my patient very well, hear their stories, see how the surgery I perform impacts their lives.

Career defining procedure?

I performed my first independent facelift during my plastic surgery residency. I immediately noted how impacted the patients become after seeing their rejuvenated and vibrant appearance, and how it changed their outlook. From those early days, I was hooked on learning, refining and perfecting my facelift technique.

What new services are you excited to offer?

I am incorporating some less invasive technology, usually in combination with surgery, as opposed to a “stand-alone” procedure.

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