Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director
Dr. A. Abraham Levin, MD has thirty five years of cosmetic surgical experience. His expertise includes gynecomastia surgery, laser liposuction, Brazilian butt lift and facial plastic surgery. As the Surgical Director of Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, Dr. Levin believes that it is an honor, a privilege, and a special spiritual responsibility to be entrusted with the healthcare of his patients. He truly feels that all patients should be seen as one would envision any close friend or family member, thus he genuinely places his patients’ wellbeing above everything else. Dr. Levin prides himself on doing something meaningful that no other surgeon he has ever met does: He gives his personal home and cell phone numbers to all of his surgical patients so that, if ever needed postoperatively, they can directly reach him 24/7.
Dr. Levin has taken care of as many as 200,000 patients. After decades of listening attentively to the lifetime experiences, goals, and heartfelt needs of all those who have placed their trust and confidence in him, Dr. Levin has developed a keen awareness and sensitivity to what patients hope to achieve. His goal is to help patients acquire the beauty and body image they show to the world so that their image is consistent with who and what they desire to be. Too many of us are not seen by others, as we quietly and sometimes desperately want to be seen. Because of his compassion, empathy, and genuine desire to facilitate his patients’ dreams, Dr. Levin is able to transform his patients’ wishes for beauty or handsomeness into attainable reality. He values and enjoys finding what he calls, “commonality” or kinship with all people from the most diverse backgrounds. He is fluent in Spanish, which authentically sounds Latino when he converses; but more importantly, he is fluent in the language of the human heart.
Liposuction- Most surgeons no longer use their laser when they perform SmartLipo, and only perform suctioning, which fails to liquefy fat for maximum removal while also failing to achieve the skin tightening only the laser can provide. Dr. Levin, however, uses the laser to such an extent that outstanding sculpting, contouring, and skin tightening is achieved, thus creating a superior cosmetic result.
Gynecomastia- While a majority of surgeons rely upon fat removal alone, do not remove the enlarged mammary gland, and do not utilize laser liposuction for this procedure, Dr. Levin thoroughly removes the gland and utilizes a large amount of laser energy for skin tightening and sculpting so that the flatness the patient desires is maximally achieved.
Brazilian Butt Lift - The hour glass look, a maximal shapely figure his patients desire, is achieved while their buttocks is created to be the perky, youthful and sensuous shape they have always coveted. After a dramatic amount of excess body fat is removed, Dr. Levin, unlike his colleagues, uses his laser to create additional skin tightening and contouring everywhere the fat is harvested from so a superior outcome is provided.
Facial Plastic Surgery - Dr. Levin has decades of experience in this specialty and has particular expertise in rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction achieving a nose that looks and breathes just right, while still looking natural. He is able to do this while often avoiding the excess risk and cost of general anesthesia which is used in other centers.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dr. Levin trained at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, a world renowned center for surgical excellence, where he was Chief Resident. He is certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and certified by the Society of Aesthetics in Medicine. Dr. Levin received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical School.
James Christian Sardelli, RPA-C
BOTOX And Fillers Injector
James Christian is a Physician's Assistant that has injected fillers and botulinim toxin over the past decade and continues to make strides as modern cosmetic medicine evolves.
The passion of beauty enhancement is the cornerstone of James Christian’s philosophy. “Looking at a patient’s natural beauty and enhancing it at a steady methodical pace is my main objective. I strive for perfection for a natural aesthetic appearance versus overdoing or altering a person’s natural look.” James Christian, RPA-C.
James Christian began his studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida; and then completed his graduate studies in Allied Health Sciences at Touro College receiving a degree and license as a physician's assistant.
Training under some of the top plastic surgeons of the metropolitan area, James Christian utilizes the latest dermal fillers, botulinum toxins, Dermapen and Smart Lipo under the supervision of a physician. James Christian firmly believes in using injectables as an art form to regress as well as prevent the aging process in the skin.
James Christian’s subtle technique accompanied by a light touch of the hand gives patients the relaxed state of mind before any procedure. His bedside manner creates a comforting experience from the moment your dialogue begins. James Christian strives for perfection as well as a pain free procedure.
With his continuing education in the technological advancements in Aesthetics, James Christian is always on the cutting edge. With his finger on the pulse, you will always have access to breakthroughs in aesthetic anti-aging treatments.
James Christian’s affiliates range from cosmetic injectables supplied by Allergan, Merz, Invasix, and many more. James Christian’s advanced training includes certifications in performing the industry's top services: Botox, Xeomin, Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Bolotero, Sculptra, and Cynosure.
Dr. Elie Frederic Harouche M.D., F.A.C.S
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
(37+ Years Experience)
Dr. Elie Harouche has over 30 years of experience in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. He is an expert in facial plastic surgery and eye lift, rhinoplasty for patients of all ethnic backgrounds, breast surgery and breast reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery, liposuction, fat transfer, tummy tuck, and labiaplasty.
While most plastic surgeons are single Board Certified, Dr. Harouche is uniquely qualified because he is double Board Certified. He holds Board Certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Elie Frederic Harouche is a graduate of the University of Paris School of Medicine (France). After obtaining his M.D., he performed his General Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. It is at New York University Medical Center that he completed his Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Residency.
He obtained his Plastic Surgery Residency training, including fellowship in Microsurgery and Surgery of the Hand, at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine.
Dr. Harouche has maintained privileges at the most prestigious hospitals in Manhattan and Long Island; Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, St. Luke’s, and Roosevelt Hospital Centers. He also has privileges at North Shore University Hospitals in Syosset and Plainview as well as Huntington Hospital.
PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS & ASSOCIATIONS
He has authored multiple articles and presented numerous lectures in the areas of plastic surgery as well as ear, nose, and throat surgery. Dr. Harouche currently teaches and trains plastic surgery techniques to other physicians at Lenox Hill Hospital.
He previously served as Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital.
He is listed as one of “American’s Top Surgeons” and “Top Physicians” by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is also listed in Marqui’s “Who’s Who in America” and appears in the New York State Medical Directory.
Dr. Harouche is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Dr. Theodore Diktaban
Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
(32+ Years Experience)
Dr. Theodore Diktaban is a highly educated and qualified plastic surgeon in Manhattan and Long Island. He attended NY Medical College where he received his undergraduate degree. He continued his training via two residencies; at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. His fellowship in microsurgery was completed at the University of Louisville. Once he completed all of his education and training, he began working as a researcher in skin care, laser, and liposuction at several different companies. He is triple-trained as a plastic surgeon, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), and microsurgeon. With over 32 years in practice, it’s no wonder patients come from all over the world to be treated by Dr. Diktaban. He is a multi-lingual Greek American; speaking English, Greek and Spanish fluently.
Dr. Theodore Diktaban is a well-known plastic surgeon in the U.S. as well as throughout the world for his pioneering in microsurgery of the face and ears. He has been given New York Plastic Surgeon accolades in such magazines and newspapers as: The New York Times’ “SuperDocs of New York”, Castle Connolly’s “One of the Best Surgeons in New York”, New York Magazine’s “New York’s Best Plastic Surgeons”, and named in the Who’s Who in America.
He regularly appears on television and is frequently interviewed for radio, magazine and newspaper articles. He is closely involved as a preceptor for the fellowships in cosmetic surgery at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital as well as at Lenox Hill Hospital. We feel very fortunate to have him on our Manhattan and Long Island Plastic Surgeon team!
Dr. Diktaban has perfected his abilities as a plastic surgeon to provide his patients with a beautiful balance of scientific knowledge with artistically natural results. He meets with patients for as long as they need to find out every last detail of what concerns them and formulating a customized plan for plastic surgery procedures that address each patient individually.
Due to his years as an ENT and experience with microsurgery, he has developed cutting edge endoscopic techniques for brow lifts as well as no-scar breast augmentation methods. He is also a contributing publisher in a variety of peer-reviewed medical journals and scientific articles. He also regularly lectures and teaches other doctors at country-wide plastic surgery seminars and workshops.
His techniques for delivering “natural results” to every patient have made him a sought-after plastic surgeon. He believes in taking the “plastic” out of plastic surgery and giving patients the appearance of having been born with their plastic-surgery-enhanced features. He performs a variety of plastic surgery procedures in our two AAAHC accredited surgical centers and meets with patients for consultations at our Manhattan and Long Island plastic surgery office locations.
Dr. Robert Tornambe
Dr. Robert Tornambe is renowned by both colleagues and patients as a talented, respected and trustworthy plastic surgeon in New York City. As part of the surgical team at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, his focus is on Body Contouring (Tummy Tucks, Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and Liposuction) and Cosmetic Facial Surgery. His numerous press coverage, television appearances, and magazine features are a testament to Dr. Tornambe’s long-standing superior reputation in New York. He has earned the merit of being named one of the “Best Doctors” in NY Magazine, and has appeared on major television shows such as Extreme Makeover, Discovery Health, Charlie Rose, CNBC, and NBC Nightly News. He has lectured in the United States and Europe, and regularly offers his expertise on radio shows, most recently BBC radio in the UK. As an accomplished blogger and aesthetic author, Dr. Tornambe has been honored with publication on such websites as Oprah.com, the Huffington Post, and Pop Dust, to name just a few. His book, The Beauty Quotient Formula, conveys his philosophy of promoting self-confidence, happiness, and healthy living, which all contribute to a person’s overall desirability.
Dr. Robert Tornambe is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.) and a proud member of both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He believes that less is more when it comes to cosmetic enhancements. Enhancing one’s natural beauty through the art of plastic surgery is one of Dr. Tornambe’s great joys as a physician. He finds it extremely rewarding to hear his patients come back and share that everyone thought they looked “younger and well-rested;” their procedure didn’t leave them looking “overdone.” Dr. Tornambe prides himself on focusing on the whole patient, not just the procedure they came in for. He enjoys building a long-term relationship with each and every one of his patients. It is truly a joy and an honor to have him at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York.