facial plastic surgeon New York City

Steven J. Pearlman 

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Dual Board-Certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Steven Pearlman is a distinguished reconstructive and facial plastic surgeon in New York City. Operating out of our office on Park Avenue and with a wide range of professional credits, he is also an educator and humanitarian. Dr. Pearlman is uniquely dual board-certified in both Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and in Head & Neck Surgery.


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Dr. Pearlman in a suit and tie

With extensive clinical and academic backgrounds in both fields, Dr. Pearlman provides his patients with distinctive expertise and understanding in the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and eyes.

Affiliations, Awards & Recognition

Professional Affiliations

Attending Surgeon / Lenox Hill and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospitals–both prestigious hospitals, world renowned for Facial Plastic Surgery

Awards & Recognition

Chosen as a Top Doctor over 10 times by New York Magazine and Castle Connolly, and has won the Patients’ Choice Award over 10 times

Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021

Featured in The New York Times, Vogue, W, Elle, Instyle, Esquire, Realself News and more


Dr. Pearlman is a visiting professor to lecture on rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and treatment of facial aging throughout the world–he leads the leaders.

Fellowship Director and Preceptor in Facial Plastic Surgery from the AAFPRS. There are only 46 fellowships throughout the country for top residency graduates to receive advanced training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Dr. Pearlman is a Clinical Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Dr. Pearlman in scrubs and glasses


Face to Face
This is an international program in which Dr. Pearlman traveled to China, Honduras and Vietnam. There, he provided pro-bono surgery on children and adults. In addition to pro bono surgical services, Dr. Pearlman, along with his colleagues, provided additional education to local doctors on advanced and new surgical techniques.

National Domestic Violence Project
Dr. Pearlman is a part of this organization to provide pro bono facial reconstructive surgery on the victims of domestic abuse who have suffered facial injuries. This helps empower women to regain self-esteem and rebuild their lives.

Little Babyface Foundation
Dr. Pearlman is on the medical advisory board and performs pro-bono reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities through this foundation.

Education & Certification


Dual board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

Following his residency, Dr. Pearlman pursued his interest in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery by participating in the highly sought fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This is a full-year program offering a unique opportunity to study with one of AAFPRS’s master surgeons.

The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY: Medical School. 1982.

Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery / St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY, 1987-88.

Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery / The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. 1987.

Brandeis University / Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Biology. 1978.


Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Over 34 years of experience

Over 34 years of experience

Over 7,500 rhinoplasty procedures performed

Personal Statement

To showcase where I came from, I would like to share a letter my father, Herbert Pearlman received in 1995.
Herb was a B-17 pilot who was held captive as a POW in Germany during World War II:
world war II pictures in a box

Feb 9, 1945 – Feb 9, 1995.
50 Years.

Dear Herb,

I thought I would take a minute and thank you once again for that difficult landing in Germany.

Your superior personal skills plus your dedication to training enabled you to come in with 75% power gone and through enemy fire, and in doing so you gave to me and the others a chance to experience the last 50 years.

“It has been this drive, resilience and courage that I have modeled my career after.”


Dr. Pearlman ready for surgery

I wanted to be a doctor since I was 5 years old.

Dr. Pearlman in a suit and tie smiling
Dr. Pearlman smiling in a lab coat
Dr. Pearlman smiling in a lab coat
Dr. Pearlman with face mask and operating clothing
Dr. Pearlman in scrubs without face mask
I always pursued science and human development as an interest and professional goal. I have always sought and achieved being at the top of my class. From High School on, I somehow became a leader, group president or in some leadership position of whatever it was I was participating in at the time. I was fortunate to have attended a top medical school, one of the most respected residency programs in Otolaryngology and undergo a fellowship from a true leader and innovator in facial plastic surgery. It was this pursuit of excellence that has led me to become a top surgeon and a leader in my specialty. This is how I have been able to distinguish myself from other plastic surgeons.
I don’t now – nor have I ever – settled for less than the best; for myself, family, friends, staff and especially my patients. It’s my pathology! I strive for the ultimate in office environment for my patients and staff and even seek out the best surgical instruments available. I continue to educate myself in ways to improve my surgical techniques, services offered and subsequent results for my patients.”
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“These experiences have made me a truly superior surgeon. This all came from having a supportive family, top mentors and first-class role models. I don’t see myself as a superior person, but a person who made the most of excellent opportunities. My way of giving back is to always strive for – and offer the best. This helps me obtain top quality results on each individual and to provide comprehensive care for my patients.”