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Benjamin Liliav, M.D. FACS

Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.

“Challenge is what I live for.”

The doctor is passionate about all plastic surgery procedures of the face, breasts and body. With his artistic eye and skilled hands, he is able to create elegant and natural results, wiping away the years and refining what may have caused patients to lose confidence. As he says, “Because I am both a general surgeon and a plastic surgeon, I am able to deal with any challenge of the human body. Restoring a face, sculpting a body, creating beautiful breasts – I love all aspects of surgery”

“I strive for form and function and a balance between science and art.”

Dr. Liliav is particularly adept at creating beautiful results as well as leaving patients comfortable in their own bodies. “You cannot sacrifice comfort for beauty. Or vice versa. Everything matters!” He feels honored and appreciative of his more than seventy 5-STAR reviews on Real Self. His patients attest to how much they love him and what he has been able to do for them.

“I can relate to all patients because of my own life experience.”

Dr. Liliav says, “working in so many industries and fields over the years, along with my humble beginning has made it easier for me to relate to my patients who come from different cultures and economic backgrounds. “The open conversations I have with my patients determines the success of their outcome, primarily because I am able to relate to their situations.”

“I believe in being totally honest with every patient.”

Being truthful means giving each patient realistic expectations based on their age, anatomy, skin, muscle condition and so much more. Sometimes a person’s anatomy doesn’t allow for their dream breasts or recreating a favorite celebrity’s nose. He says, “I tell my patients what I can achieve, explain every aspect of the surgery so they can make informed decisions.

Often, I find myself re-educating patients because there is so much misinformation online and, in the media, some of which is misleading and inaccurate.”

“When I’m not in the office”

“People often ask how I spend my time when I’m away from the operating room. My interests are varied, and I love playing the piano as much as being a triathlete competing in different regions of the world. Travel is also a passion for me and exploring remote regions of the world to experience new cultures and expand my awareness is something I enjoy sharing with my friends, family and patients.”

Benjamin Liliav, M.D. FACS


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.

A highly-respected, award-winning surgeon –specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery

Dr. Liliav has gone through extensive training to achieve his double board- certification in general surgery and plastic surgery which is why he is able to help so many patients, regardless of their age or challenges and whether their concerns may be for reconstructive needs or aesthetic surgery requests.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation in New York

If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments, please contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts today at (646) 559-2854 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini. Our boutique practice serves patients in the surrounding Miami areas.
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