Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, RWJ Medical School

Dr. Perry is a board certified plastic surgeon, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Columbia University, and a Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has over two decades of experience as a clinical surgeon – suctioning fat, lifting faces, and injecting Botox at his New Jersey and Manhattan offices.

With a surgical pedigree that includes a medical degree with distinction in research from Union’s Albany Medical College, and surgical, burn, and plastic surgery residencies at Harvard, Cornell, and the University of Chicago, Dr. Perry has been named to the “Best Doctors in the New York Area” book each year for over a decade and has been twice named to New York magazine’s Top Doctors list.


He has won the Volunteer Faculty Award for outstanding service at Robert Wood Johnson and two national awards for his plastic surgery research. After a decade as the Governor’s appointee to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, The New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons awarded him the Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to Plastic Surgery and to the Board. Dr. Perry has published many scientific papers and book chapters and is on the teaching faculty of the Columbia/Cornell plastic surgery residency program.

Dr. Perry has written four books: Are You Considering Cosmetic Surgery (1997), Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery (received Foreword Magazine’s Gold Award for the top health book of 2007), You – Being Beautiful (a New York Times best seller, co-authored with Drs. Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz and Ted Spiker, Craig Wynett and Lisa Oz), and Real Life of a Surgeon (2009).

Dr. Perry has hosted a weekly plastic surgery show on WOR radio in New York since 2005 and co-hosts the nationally syndicated “YOU the Owners Manual Radio Show” with Dr. Roizen. His daily “Looking in the Mirror” vignettes are broadcast throughout the world on the WOR and Armed Forces radio networks. He is also the cosmetic surgery expert and columnist for YouBeauty.com.

In his spare time, Dr. Perry heads Perry Skindustries, a skin care company developing a group of scientifically engineered products. Visit Dr. Perry's website at www.perryplasticsurgery.com, and for more information about the topics discussed in his blog, check out Dr. Perry's book, Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery, available at bookstores everywhere.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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