Benjamin Liliav, M.D. FACS

Benjamin Liliav MD, FACS is an experienced double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, body, and breast. He also offers a variety of nonsurgical face and body enhancement procedures. His mission is to tailor his treatment to each individual patient in order to achieve aesthetically pleasing yet naturally appearing results in a safe and effective fashion.

Dr. Liliav is a cum laude graduate from Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. He then continued his medical education at the Albany Medical College in New York. He completed five years of general surgery training at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY where he also served as chief resident. He then went on to pursue his plastic reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery training at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Liliav’s academic accomplishments include multiple peerreviewed journal article publications, book chapters, and national conference presentations. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Liliav was recognized with America’s Top Plastic Surgeon Award by Consumer Research Council of America. In addition, he was honored with academic achievement and excellence in research awards with distinction.

When not in the operating room, Dr. Liliav is an avid triathlete who competes in nationwide Triathlons. He also enjoys playing the piano and multi-adventure travels.

Board Certification

  • Double Board Certified
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Medical Association

Medical Licensure

  • New York State
  • New Jersey
  • Florida

Honors and Awards

  • America’s Top Plastic Surgeons 2017, 2018 (Consumer Research Council of America Honors of Distinction and Excellence)
  • First place at Plastic Surgery Bowel ISPS 2012 (UIC)
  • First place at Plastic Surgery Bowel ISPS 2011 (UIC)
  • Excellence in Research Award (SIUH)
  • Academic Achievement Award for Dedication and Commitment to Academics (SIUH)
  • Service Excellence Award (SIUH)
  • Cum Laude Graduate (USB)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (USB)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society (USB)
  • Dean’s List (USB)


  • Chief Plastic Surgery Fellow
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital
  • Plastic Surgery Fellow
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital
  • Chief General Surgery Resident
  • Staten Island University Hospital
  • Surgical Residency
  • Staten Island University Hospital

Medical Degree

  • Albany Medical College Albany, New York | M.D.

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky
Claudia J. Kim, D.O.
Benjamin Liliav, MD
Carey J. Nease, MD
Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D., Claudia J. Kim, D.O., Benjamin Liliav, M.D.Carey J. Nease, M.D. & Rita Shats, M.D.

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as body scultpting, facial and vaginal rejuvenation specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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