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"The major trend is toward naturalness-- a more subtle, restrained, and understated look."

Written by Emel Gerdaneri.

Newlyme Exclusive Interview: Dr. Lara Devgan

Dr. Lara Devgan photoDr. Lara Devgan, MD, MPH, FACS

Dr. Lara Devgan is a top board-certified New York City plastic surgeon and the founder and CEO of luxury medical-grade skincare line Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty.

She is an international lecturer, a renowned industry consultant, a classically trained artist, and an expert in plastic surgery and injectables for the face, breasts, and body.

She is the former Chief Medical Office of RealSelf. She lives with her husband and 6 young children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Dr. Lara Devgan is a board-certified, Yale-educated, Johns Hopkins Medical School-instructed, and Columbia/ New York Presbyterian Hospital-trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon.

Her special interests are cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer, and facial injuries.  

Dr. Devgan is an attending plastic surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Infirmary, where she teaches plastic surgery residents and fellows.

She also serves as CEO of Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty and Chief Medical Officer of RealSelf, the largest online aesthetics community where consumers learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with doctors and other clinicians.

Dr. Lara Devgan is sick of botoxDr. Devgan is a medical expert for ABC News, an editorial consultant for The Lancet, a nationally and internationally invited lecturer on surgical topics, and an advisor on plastic surgical issues for Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global, and Medefield. 

She is fully licensed and credentialed in the practices of medicine and surgery in New York and Connecticut. She is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, having achieved board scores in the top 3% of all plastic surgeons nationwide.

Dr. Devgan is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 

Dr. Devgan has been ranked "#1 female cosmetic surgeon" in New York by RateMDs, featured as a "Super Doctors Rising Star" plastic surgeon in The New York Times Magazine, listed in "America's Top Plastic Surgeons" by Consumers' Research Council, named the featured face specialist in Haute MD's "Nation's Best Plastic Surgeons," awarded the "Top Plastic Surgeon in New York" designation by HealthTap, recognized with the "Patients' Choice Award" by, granted the "Top Doctor" designation by RealSelf, and given the "Excellence in Customer Service Award" by Talk of the Town.

Dr. Devgan is the creator of Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, a luxury medical-grade skin care line and the host of an acclaimed podcast, Beauty Bosses. 

Dr. Devgan, It is a pleasure to communicate with you. Here are the 3 short questions:

1- What is a Typical Day Like When You Work In Your Clinic?

Dr. LaraThank you Emel. I do a combination of surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the face, breast, and body, so my days are a hybrid of these roles. 

I enjoy being able to offer my patients a vertically integrated approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery to better meet their unique needs and goals.

2- What Are The Current Trends in Plastic Surgery and What is the Most Requested Cosmetic Procedure?

Dr. DevranThe major trend is toward naturalness-- a more subtle, restrained, and understated look. 

In my practice, the most requested procedures are facelifts, necklifts, blepharoplasties, and nonsurgical facial optimizations with injectables and suture suspensions.

3- You were Introduced CMO at Realself. As the Chief Medical Officer, What Was The Scope of Your Job, What Were You Doing? Also Newlyme is a Marketplace Where Potential Patients with Cosmetic Concerns Meet with Doctors, How is Your Perspective On Such Platforms and Do You Have Any Suggestions for Newlyme?

Dr. Lara DevranDuring my time at RealSelf, I advised the platform on the perspectives of a practicing board-certified plastic surgeon. 

Finding the right doctor is about finding an ideal match between your goals and your surgeon's expertise, aesthetic, and skills. I believe education, information, and transparency are key.

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Written on 15/01/2021


Last Update: 01/07/2022

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