Andrew N. Kornstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Andrew N. Kornstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.


Andrew N. Kornstein, M.D., board certified plastic surgeon, is distinguished by his expert medical training, honors and expertise. His innate aesthetic sense provides his patients with the most natural and beautiful outcomes. He is renowned as a “revision specialist” in aesthetic procedures of the face, and is an innovator in non-invasive facial rejuvenation, the ever increasing choice of patients.

Early in his training as a plastic surgery resident at the prestigious Columbia University/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Dr. Kornstein met Sydney Coleman, M.D., an innovator in fat grafting techniques. He became his teacher and mentor. Because of this relationship, Dr. Kornstein acquired exceptional knowledge of facial aging with respect to bone and soft tissue changes. He then helped develop techniques to reverse these changes using hand-harvested adipose derived stem cells(fat cells) from one’s own body. As the recognized expert in this technique, he wrote the chapter on “Using Fat Cells for Rejuvenation” in the prestigious Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation. In April of 2014, he presented his findings on fat grafting’s long term structural influence on the face and nose to The Rhinoplasty Society’s National Meeting. His paper was awarded First Prize.

Dr. Kornstein’s research into all available non-surgical anti-aging treatments brought him to Ultherapy®, ultrasound used to tighten and rejuvenate the skin and its underlying support structures. Ultherapy® recognized his extraordinary work with the Award of Distinction and invited him to join their advisory panel. Dr. Kornstein’s findings on the use of Ulthera® to enhance healing after rhinoplasty are published in prestigious peer reviewed journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal. The Rhinoplasty Society featured Dr. Kornstein’s breakthrough work at their Annual Symposium 2012. He also pioneered the use of Ulthera® to remove silicone injections from the lips and face, a challenging procedure but urgently necessary when silicone is inappropriately used.

Dr Kornstein offers (reversible) injectable rhinoplasty as an alternative to surgical procedures and for minor revisions as well as a means of preoperatively assessing and discussing the changes being entertained.

Dr. Kornstein approaches his role as a surgeon with his patients’ global well-being first and foremost. As a fundamental part of this dedication to patient safety, he advocates “in-house” surgeries (those performed in private, accredited, surgical centers) as the preferred, safer and more comfortable alternative to hospitals. ABC NEWS featured Dr. Kornstein in a special segment that discussed his patient safety expertise and this preference.

Dr. Kornstein has several patents pending in his own name for innovative approaches to solving patients’ issues, specifically IVIVI for hair growth, a modification to Strattice™ for breast implant surgery, and refined designs to the instruments used with CoolSculpting®.

Dr. Kornstein graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his degree in Biochemical Genetics and was awarded the prestigious Distinction in Biology. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, where he completed The National Institute of Health Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine and Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Kornstein was selected to join the elite Residency programs at Columbia University/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, both in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, where he continued his Fellowship training in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and refined his aesthetic techniques. Today he serves as attending physician at Columbia University/St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Kornstein is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The Rhinoplasty Society.

Dr. Kornstein’s Manhattan offices are adjacent to his state-of-the-art surgical facility, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, the gold standard for private surgical facilities.

In 2014, Dr. Kornstein joined Split Rock Surgical Associates at The Retreat at Split Rock. The Retreat at Split Rock is recognized worldwide for its state of the art surgical facility and The Split Rock Aesthetic Institute. The Retreat at Split Rock, and the adjoining Inn, is dedicated to each patient’s well-being, safety, and care, all within a private and elegant setting.

Dr. Kornstein invites patients for consultations to his Fifth Avenue office in New York City; Greenwich, Connecticut; and The Retreat at Split Rock in Wilton, Connecticut.

Contact this Doctor

1050 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10028

P 212-987-1300
F 212-987-1818

539 Danbury Rd
Wilton, CT 06824

P 203-292-9190

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