Dr. Z Paul Lorenc, MD

Dr. Z Paul Lorenc, MD

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Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS (pron: Lawrence) is a world-renowned board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who balances surgical expertise with an acute aesthetic sense of composition and proportion in the areas of facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. Since he established his private Park Avenue practice, Dr. Lorenc has been actively involved in the research, development, advancement and creation of new aesthetic surgical and non-surgical techniques and procedures, most notably the endoscopic brow lift and other minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Lorenc’s methods allow for much more precision, are less invasive, limit the risks involved, and, most importantly, provide a more natural result. Dr. Lorenc is responsible for many patents–one of the most notable is a bio-absorbable soft tissue suspension device, US Patent No. 5,611,814, issued in 1997. The invention of this revolutionary device made procedures less invasive, thereby allowing patients a quicker recovery. It eliminated the need for external metal screws in some procedures, which often required a secondary procedure for removal, and also replaced the use of visible stiches with tiny, nearly undetectable incisions. Considered an anatomical facial authority, he is a pioneer in the development of the latest generation of dermal fillers and neurotoxins, leading several clinical trials, such as the pivotal study of Restylane®. As the sole aesthetic plastic surgeon involved, Dr. Lorenc headed the largest clinical trial site and tracked the safety and efficacy of Restylane® in a double blind study of more than 100 patients over a twelve-month period. Subsequently, he was selected to lead the team of experts who presented the resulting data on Restylane® to the FDA Advisory Panel, resulting in confirmation for its use in the United States in December 2003. Much more effective and longer lasting than its predecessor, bovine collagen, Restylane® became [and still is] one of the leaders in facial fillers. Dr. Lorenc is often called upon to appear in front of the FDA in a number of capacities. He has presented data in front of their advisory panels prior to product / drug approval, based on his expertise and the number of patents he holds. He has also appeared and testified on several projects that involve bringing various medical devices through the regulatory process. He continues to participate in many ground-breaking studies every year, investigating the safety and efficacy of new devices and procedures. A sought-after public speaker by leading medical societies and universities, Dr. Lorenc travels the globe making presentations, teaching and lecturing. He is a frequent contributor to medical journals, including theJournal of Dermatologic Surgery, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal among others, as well as editing medical publications and contributing chapters to aesthetic surgery textbooks. He is the author of the international bestselling book, A Little Work…Behind The Doors Of A Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), a revealing look inside the exclusive and evolving world of aesthetic procedures in New York City. He has appeared on The Today Show, Dateline; WNBC’s Today in New York; the CNN Presents documentary, The Fountain of Youth; Good Morning America, The View, 20/20, WABC’s Eyewitness News; CBS’s Morning Show; WCBS’sEvening News; Fox News and the Oxygen Channel’s Life in Style. He has been widely quoted in major consumer magazines and newspapers about new aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. They include Allure, Condé Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, Departures, Elle, Family Circle, Forbes, Glamour, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky!, Marie Claire, More, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Redbook, Shape, Smart Money, Tatler, The Chicago Tribune, The Daily News, The New York Post, The New York Times, The Sunday London Times Magazine, The Times of London, The Berliner Zeitung, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, US News & World Report, Vogue, W, and Women’s Wear Daily. Dr. Lorenc is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and others. He operates in his fully AAAASF Accredited office-based surgical facility. This accreditation ensures patients that the surgical facility implements best practices in health care and complies with nationally recognized standards. Many private insurance carriers recognize accreditation by AAAASF for reimbursement of covered procedures. Dr. Lorenc is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Institute, in New York City.

Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS

983 Park Ave

New York, NY 10028
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Care Philosophy

To Dr. Lorenc, aesthetic plastic surgery is the point where art and medical science converge. This merger can create positive changes in the way you look and the way you feel about yourself. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lorenc possesses the years of special training and expertise that makes it possible to successfully reshape the human form. He is however, first and foremost a medical doctor for whom your total well-being is his most important concern.
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Dr. Lorenc's Experience

Dr. Lorenc's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Aging Face
  • Body Disproportion
  • Chemical Burn
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Large Breasts
  • Nose Injuries
  • Premature Aging
  • Skin Aging
  • Spider Veins
  • Stretch Marks
  • Sun-Damaged Skin
  • Wrinkles


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Procedure
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facelift
  • Hair Removal
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
  • Wrinkle Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Suny At Stonybrook
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • New York University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • New York University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Albany Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lorenc has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Member

Dr. Lorenc's Reviews

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based on 43 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Lorenc's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
I did not have good surgical results and found his demeanor to be extremely arrogant and not transparent. He looks good online because of his PR and press connections. Don't be fooled by this. Ask to see many before and after photos of recent patients and be sure to do your homework. I would not recommend this surgeon for a surgical procedure.
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Lenox Hill Hospital
100 E 77th St
New York, NY 10075
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Southampton Hospital
240 Meeting House Ln
Southampton, NY 11968
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