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Nolan Karp at [NYU Langone Health]
NYU Langone Provider
NYU Langone providers are employed by NYU Langone Health as part of our physician network, known as the Faculty Group Practice.

Nolan S. Karp, MD

NYU Langone Provider
NYU Langone providers are employed by NYU Langone Health as part of our physician network, known as the Faculty Group Practice.
  • Specialties: Breast Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-355-5779
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30+
Years of Experience in Advanced Breast Reconstruction Techniques
First to Perform Short-Scar Breast Reduction in New York, with More Than 1,500 Procedures
125+
Peer-Reviewed Publications
Named
One of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly

I am the first doctor in my family, and I chose medicine because I want to help people. Surgery appeals to me because it is so definitive and provides immediate results.

As a cosmetic and breast plastic surgeon at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, I see people who have received a breast cancer diagnosis and choose to have breast reconstruction. I also see people who wish to make aesthetic improvements to their breasts, face, or body. I perform breast reduction, augmentation, and lifts, as well as facial aesthetic surgery and body contouring. I specialize in all types of breast reconstruction, including reconstruction using implants and autologous breast reconstruction, in which the person’s own tissue is used.

Plastic surgery is an evolving and innovative field. I offer my patients the latest techniques and expertise to achieve the best possible results. Our patients are not just a number or another person in line. My team and I offer specialized care that focuses on each person—we listen to our patients and try our best to understand their objectives and expectations.

Many of the patients I see had a procedure elsewhere and come to NYU Langone looking to improve upon or repair the previous surgery. It is important to me that my patients are happy and satisfied with the results of my work.

I engage in research related to breast reconstruction using breast implants and breast support products. I also conduct research on three-dimensional imaging of the breast to simulate and plan surgery. I am on the board of directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and I am a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


Conditions and Treatments

Treatments
  • mammaplasty
  • breast reduction
  • breast augmentation
  • abdominoplasty
  • liposuction
  • facelift
  • eyelid repair
  • hernia repair procedure

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery, 1994
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Microsurgery, 1992
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Surgery (Plastic), 1991
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Surgery, 1988
  • MD from Northwestern University, 1983

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This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Plan
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Large Group
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO Small Group
    • BCBS Blue Access PPO Large Group
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Local 32BJ Employees
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS PPO/EPO Small Group
    • New York Hotel Trades
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Viacom Employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Value, Advantage and HDHP (New York University employees)
    • UnitedHealthcare Choice (JP Morgan Employees)
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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Plastic Surgery Associates - 47th Street

305 East 47th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY 10017

Research Summary

Dr. Karp's current research interests include 3D imaging to improve the quality of breast reduction, reconstruction and augmentation, anesthesia techniques to shorten and improve the recovery of all breast procedures, and short-scar and skin-sparing mastectomy breast reconstruction. Dr. Karp is also involved in studies to improve breast reconstruction with new structural support products and fat injections. He has recently written book chapters on male breast reduction (gynecomastia) and breast augmentation and mastopexy. Dr. Karp has also just completed the book Atlas of Reconstructive Breast Surgery.

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