Michael Constantin Gartner, MD, a Plastic Surgeon with Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center

Get to know Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Constantin Gartner, who serves patients in Paramus and Eatontown, New Jersey & Manhattan, New York.

Dr. Gartner is a top-rated, award-winning plastic surgeon & board-certified general surgeon. He founded Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in 2008, offering clients a beautiful Manhattan clinic location and two locations in New Jersey (Paramus and Eatontown), where he performs hundreds of breast augmentations yearly.

A meticulous surgeon who prides himself on attention to details, Dr. Gartner is extensively trained in an array of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the face and body. He continuously pushes the envelope in surgical techniques and procedures, using the latest non-invasive techniques, including performing surgeries while the patient is awake. Surgeries range from surgical procedures such as Brazilian butt lifts and breast augmentations to non-surgical procedures such as lip and Botox injections.

Double board-certified in plastic surgery and general surgery, this means that Dr. Gartner has extensive knowledge of all areas of the body, from superficial soft tissues to internal organs, and has been trained to perform surgical procedures that target both areas for therapeutic and cosmetic improvement. As a result of this, he can handle very complex cases, including any complications that one may have experienced from other cosmetic surgeons. 

World renowned as an innovator in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Gartner has refined his surgical techniques to provide a less invasive approach, so that the patient does not have to deal with lengthy, overly uncomfortable recovery periods. For example, it is the standard for general anesthesia to be administered during such procedures as breast augmentation, breast reduction and liposuction. However, with the advanced techniques that Dr. Gartner has designed, suitable patients may choose to have these procedures under local anesthetic instead. 

With a broad educational background, Dr. Gartner received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed a one-year rotating internship at Atlantic Medical Center, where he was the Chief Intern, followed by a five-year residency in general surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey, during which he was the Chief Resident in his final year. 

After an initial interest in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Gartner pursued plastic surgery instead not only because of the diversity in surgical procedures, but also because it appealed to his artistic and creative sensibilities. To complement his training, he trained for an additional year in hand and microsurgery at the world renowned Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Unmatched for his passion for his profession and his desire to achieve perfection, the doctor is fully certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is fully certified as a general surgeon by the American Board of Surgery.

Recognized as one of the best surgeons in the Tri-State, New Jersey, Manhattan area, Dr. Gartner has hospital affiliations with the Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, New Jersey), Paramus Surgery Center (Paramus, New Jersey), and Tri State Surgery Center.

On a professional level, he is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons (Fellow), the American College of Surgeons – New Jersey Chapter, and the American Medical Association.

Remaining up to date with the latest in aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Gartner remains on the cusp of advancements not only in the United States, but in other countries as well. As a matter of fact, he was one of the first plastic surgeons in the country to perform Brazilian Butt Lifts, a procedure that he learned about while on a trip to South America performing charitable work for the national organization, Healing the Children. 

Dr. Gartner refined the procedure by adding an extra step in the surgical process: purifying harvested fat with a handheld centrifuge. Doing so improves the longevity of the fat and its ability to “take” to the buttocks, making it an essential part of the surgery that is now routinely performed by other plastic surgeons today. In addition, when Dr. Gartner re-injects the fat to sculpt the buttocks, he uses a micro droplet technique that further improves longevity of results.

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories – reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery. A plastic surgeon’s primary responsibility is performing surgical and non-surgical procedures, and they use a variety of reparative and reconstructive techniques to get the job done. 

At home and abroad, Dr. Gartner has volunteered his services to enrich the lives of others in need, most notably for Healing the Children, which provides critical healthcare to children in urgent need. 

With a well-deserved reputation for providing his patients with the highest quality outcomes possible, Dr. Gartner has been repeatedly selected by Consumers’ Research Council of America as a top plastic surgeon in the country, as listed in Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, editions dating from 2004-2013, as well as NJ Top Docs from 2013 to 2015. 

As a native New Yorker who was raised in New Jersey, Dr. Gartner is a proud member of the community of Bergen County where he currently resides with his wife and four children. In his spare time, he enjoys painting and playing active sports with his children. He is also an avid skier and member of a local men’s hockey league. 

Learn More about Dr. Michael Constantin Gartner:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/956745-Michael-Gartner-Plastic-Surgeon or through Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, https://gartnerplasticsurgery.com/dr-gartner/

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