Dr. Katz knows that appearance is an important aspect of modern life. People want to look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside. The benefits of a positive self-image include feeling confident and secure in everyday interactions with others, and even a minor cosmetic enhancement can result in a major increase in one’s self-esteem and emotional well-being.
People choose cosmetic or reconstructive surgery for a variety of reasons. Some wish to improve a physical attribute that causes them discomfort, others desire to recover their former physical appearance following breast removal or significant weight gain, and many whose jobs depend of their appearance want to maintain their youthful good looks as a means of remaining competitive in a crowded marketplace. Dr. Katz helps his patients achieve these ends through cosmetic enhancement and reconstructive surgery of the breasts, body, and face.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), Dr. Katz is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with hospital privileges at several local hospitals, including the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Stony Brook, the North Shore Surgicenter in Smithtown, and the Long Island Surgicenter in Melville.
His talent for artistic excellence and beautiful results qualify him as one of the top plastic surgeons in the Huntington area. One of the most important aspects of achieving outstanding results is having a comprehensive consultation in advance of having any procedure performed.
About Our Staff
All of our staff members – Christine and Avril in reception; Linda, our business coordinator; and Kathleen, our practice coordinator – have extensive medical office experience. Each was hand-chosen for being exceptionally warm, friendly, and helpful. Kathleen has nine years of experience in managing the many aspects of a busy medical and surgical office. She is well known in the Huntington area for being the founder of Roberta’s Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
About Our Philosophy
We are dedicated to building legendary relationships with our clients based on trust and confidence in our ability to enhance their appearance and self-esteem. Our goal is to bring to life the look that our clients envision, thereby making a positive difference in their lives. Quality services, professionalism, and safety are of the utmost importance to each and every member of our staff, and we strive to provide a comforting and caring environment in which our clients may consider the benefits and risks of cosmetic enhancing procedures and make an informed decision. Our success is your success, and we look forward to serving your needs.
About Our Offices
Custom-designed, our inviting and comfortable office offers exam/consult rooms that put you at ease. All consultations begin in the private consult rooms and are followed by a visit to Dr. Katz’ office, where procedures being considered can be discussed in detail and photos reviewed. Kathleen is involved in all aspects of patient consultations to answer any questions you may have, to discuss the financial arrangements, and provide follow-up information.
We are located in the Village Green medical
office plaza on Main Street in quaint, beautiful
Huntington Village. Main Street is full of
small shops, antique stores, and galleries.
The office is on a wooded hill overlooking
beautiful Hecksher Park – a cultural
landmark. Huntington is conveniently located
just a stone’s throw from several North
Shore Long Island waterfront villages such
as Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Neck, and Northport.
About Our Comprehensive Consultation
While the results of cosmetic or reconstructive surgery are often beautiful and sometimes exhilarating, they are also often permanent, which is why it is so important to know what to expect before making the final decision to undergo any procedure. Click here for more information about the comprehensive consultation Dr. Katz recommends.
It is important that you be aware that no procedure is completely free of risk. Even minor cosmetic procedures involve some risks, and there is no guarantee that the end result will be exactly as you have envisioned.
The best assurance for obtaining a satisfying outcome is to choose an experienced plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A plastic surgeon's specific training and experience make him or her knowledgeable about the best techniques for specific problems (and specific patients), and the plastic surgeon's familiarity with the various procedures helps reduce the risk of complications.
Although it is good to learn about the various cosmetic procedures from the Internet or magazine articles, there is no substitute for a comprehensive consultation with your plastic surgeon. The following is a list of questions to keep in mind for your consultation with Dr. Katz. It is important to answer these questions before making any decision to undergo cosmetic surgery:
- What procedures are available for the part of your body you would like to improve, and what do they entail?
- Does the procedure ordinarily require hospitalization, or can it be done on an outpatient basis?
- What type of anesthesia is typically used? (local, general, epidural, other?)
- How much time is needed for recovery, and when can normal activities be resumed?
- What sort of outcome can you reasonably expect?
- How long will the improvements last?
- What are the possible risks?
- Are there any special considerations that might influence your decision on whether or not to have the procedure?
(For example, some skin procedures require that the patient avoid sun exposure permanently; patients need to know this before they elect the surgery.)
Each procedure can be evaluated according to the same checklist, which makes it easy to compare procedures when several options are available. Dr. Katz will discuss all of these questions with you in detail during your consultation.