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Our Plastic Surgeons

Our plastic surgeons Dr. Spero J Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T Chiaare pioneers in the field of cosmetic surgery under local anesthesia. As surgical directors of Park Avenue Smart Lipo™, Cynosure's (the manufacturer of Smartlipo) first and only Certified Center of Excellence Training Center in Manhattan, NYC, they have the exclusive privilege to teach and train other plastic surgeons on Smartlipo procedures.

  • Our surgeons are focused on providing high definition Smartlipo laser liposuction and other state-of-the-art body sculpting procedures for their patients.
  • Patient safety and comfort is their prime concern and therefore they are dedicated to providing minimally invasive cosmetic surgery under local anesthesia that offers optimal results.
  • The use of local anesthesia for most cosmetic procedures sets us apart from other plastic surgery practices.
  • With our plastic surgeons, you will be totally at ease and cared for at every step.
  • They provide unique plastic surgery solutions that will make you feel better about yourself.
  • Both surgeons remain academically active, contributing peer-reviewed articles and books to plastic surgery literature.
    • They have to their credit the largest published series of Smartlipo cases. Read our peer-reviewed journal article - Largest published series of cases in peer reviewed journals analyzing safety and efficacy.
    • Our surgeons have been selected by Thieme Publishing, Inc to write the first authoritative plastic surgery textbook on body contouring and technology - "Emerging Technologies in Body Contouring."
    • Theodorou SJ, Chia CT Smart Lipo Triplex 1440. One thousand cases: Analyzing Safety and Efficacy, 2017 In press.
  • Dr. Theodorou and Dr. Chia are the only plastic surgeons in NYC who are certified by Cynosure to teach and train* other plastic surgeons on Smartlipo.
  • They are also the only plastic surgeons selected to be involved in the research and development of the newest Smartlipo Triplex (1440) wavelength by Cynosure.

* Physician training only entails observation of the two experts operating

All Smartlipo procedures are performed by Dr Spero Theodorou and Dr Christopher Chia. All consultations are by Spero or Chia, and are complimentary. Our plastic surgeons spend quality time with patients and answer all the questions they may have.


Dr. Spero Theodorou

Dr. Spero Theodorou is an experienced and talented plastic surgeon with a practice based on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Dr. Theodorou specializes in providing a full range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures designed to enhance your looks. He is committed to providing you with personalized care in a safe and trusting environment with the highest regard for quality.

Dr Theodorou strives to provide his patients the improvements in body image they have always dreamed about with fast recovery, minimal scarring, and the latest in technology. He is known by his many fashion clients for his runway ready Smartlipo procedures. Dr. Theodorou runs Park Avenue Smart Lipo™, the only SmartLipo training facility in NYC. He is also specially trained in the latest SmartLipo liposuction techniques such as Smartlipo Triplex. He works with an amazing staff that goes the extra mile to make sure each patient's individual needs are met. Dr. Theodorou is the section editor for liposuction for the prestigious Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.



Dr. Christopher T. Chia

Dr. Christopher T. Chia is a fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeon in Manhattan, New York City. His practice focuses on aesthetic surgery, specializing in surgery of the face, breast, and body. He has special interest in liposuction / body contouring, for which he utilizes the latest, most effective techniques available. In addition, he has additional experience in facial rejuvenation, nasal reshaping and breast surgery.

Dr. Chia is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Medical Society of the State of New York. As former Program Director of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, he was involved in teaching aesthetic surgery to future leaders in plastic surgery. Dr. Chia is the Section Editor for the Emerging Technologies for the prestigious Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Journal.



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