Meet New York's Top Surgeons
Dr. Sophie Bartsich, MD, FACS
Dr. Sophie Bartsich was born and raised in New York City. She was educated in the French school system at the Lycée Français de New York and learned early on to appreciate an international aesthetic. She completed the French Baccalauréat degree in biology, then an undergraduate degree in psychology at Cornell University, with a focus on behavior and interpersonal relationships.
Compelled by a growing interest in design, she completed a graduate degree at the world renowned Parsons School of Design while working at the fashion house of Calvin Klein. This was followed by a period of study abroad in foreign language and art centered around classic and modern Italian history. Her design perspective ranges from fashion to architecture, with a focus on balance and natural aesthetics.
Dr. Bartsich completed her premedical studies at Columbia University and her medical degree at the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She was accepted into the independent program in Plastic Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she trained at a wide range of top ranked academic institutions in Manhattan, learning from the leaders in her field. She ultimately became an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical center, where she now trains medical students and residents on a regular basis.
In 2010, Dr. Bartsich was awarded a research grant to pursue studies in implant-based breast surgery. This research won two awards at the national Aesthetic Meeting in 2011, and ultimately became the basis of her current academic endeavors. She has been widely published in several peer-reviewed journals, and has been invited to speak at local and national conferences. She specializes in cosmetic surgery of the breast.
Dr. Emmanuel O. Asare, MD
Dr. Asare is a leading specialist in Smartlipo and Gynecomastia surgery.
He attended medical school at Vinnitsa Medical Institute in Ukraine, completed his internship in General Surgery at Columbia University and finished his residency in Internal Medicine at Brooklyn’s Brookdale University Hospital. From there, he spent years in private medical practice and management and co-founded Pegasus Medical Group, a large multi-specialty group practice in Queens, New York.
After several years of practicing medicine, Dr. Asare discovered his passion for cosmetic surgery. After receiving training in Cosmetic Surgery by some of the best Cosmetic Surgeons in the US, he founded the Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, with offices located in Long Island and Manhattan (New York City).
Today, Dr. Asare is highly acclaimed as one of the world’s leading specialists in smartlipo and gynecomastia (male breast) surgeries. Highly skilled, he has perfected the art of these two surgical procedures and teaches advanced techniques using his unique methods under local anesthesia to some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the country. Currently, Dr Asare performs only selected few cases of smartlipo and gynecomastia surgeries a week.
Dr. Asare is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery
Dr. Alan Bienstock, MD, MPH
Alan Bienstock, MD, MPH, is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He graduated from the prestigious Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. B completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He trained in various plastic and reconstructive disciplines, including microsurgery, cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction at the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex.
Dr. B’s specialties are body sculpting/body lifts for massive weight-loss and Bariatric patients, lip suspension, male breast reduction, post pregnancy body contouring, and facial rejuvenation using invasive and non-invasive approaches.
His talents in painting and drawing, developed during childhood, greatly contribute to his artistic philosophy and enhance his ability to bring out beauty and harmony in his patients. Dr. B combines novel medical and surgical procedures balanced with preventive care to help patients look and feel better. He is passionate about educating his patients on his holistic approach to medicine, where cosmetic and plastic surgery meet health and wellness to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.