Surgeon

Dr. Cindy Wei

Dr. Wei is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. Her focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best. Every service offered is tailored to meet your goals, and is done with the utmost attention to detail to optimize your results and enhance your recovery.

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“Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance or self-confidence, facing the prospect of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, or have wounds to heal, my goal is the same – to understand your particular situation and goals, and help you achieve the results you desire.”

– Dr. Cindy Wei

Expertise

Areas of Focus

Dr. Cindy Wei has expertise in all areas of plastic surgery and noninvasive aesthetic services with a clinical interest in the following areas:

Facial cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Reconstructive Microsurgery
Complex Wound Care
Laser Facial Resurfacing
Facial Injections and Skin Care

ALL PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES

Facial Plastic Surgery

A face lift is performed in order to restore a person’s appearance to give a natural and rested look to your face. We use a multi-layer approach to reshape the muscles, skin and connective tissue. Our rejuvenating technique allows the muscles to heal better and more rapidly.

A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is the removal of facial wrinkles that result from aging, gravity, exposure to the sun, and the daily stresses of life. This procedure can help make you look younger and fresher, thereby enhancing your self- confidence. It is commonly performed after the age of 40, when skin starts to sag and deep creases may start to appear on cheeks and between the nose and mouth. At this time, you might also notice some folds and fat deposits around the neck, or a double chin forming.

Facelift Procedure

A facelift is generally a fairly lengthy surgical procedure normally performed with a combination of local anesthesia and sedation that takes up to 2 to 5 hours. It typically begins at the temples right above the hairline, following a natural line in front of the ear, and continuing behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck requires some correction, a small incision may also be made under the chin. To improve the contour, fat may be trimmed from around the neck and chin.

Next is the tightening of the underlying muscle and membrane, and then the skin is pulled up and excess skin removed. After closing the incision, cotton dressing is used to bandage the face and head. This helps to prevent swelling and also to provide good support for 2 to 3 days. Bruising and swelling normally decrease to “socially acceptable levels” within 10 to 20 days. But remember, we all heal differently. Any significant discomfort can be reduced with some pain medication. You can expect some numbness, which normally disappears within a few weeks or months.

Recovery and Final Result

Although a face lift cannot stop the clock of aging, most patients feel that their faces look up to 10 years younger. We use only the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques and technology. These advanced techniques ensure the highest possible quality for all our clients

Called to Help Others

About Dr. Wei

Education

Dr. Wei received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. She attended Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. After her third year in medical school, Dr. Wei was awarded a prestigious research fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland performing research in tissue engineering. She graduated from medical school in 2007 with a combined M.D./M.A. degree.

Dr. Wei then completed a comprehensive plastic surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. While in residency, she took a special interest in breast reconstruction as well as cosmetic surgery, which she believes go hand in hand. She went on to complete two fellowships, one in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the second in aesthetic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. She then drove cross-country to Seattle, Washington, to begin her career in private practice.

Career Influence

“I was born and raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. My interest in science and the “devastation” I felt when I learned I needed glasses at a young age spurred me to enter the field of medicine. Determined to become an ophthalmologist and rid the world of myopia, I enrolled in the premedical curriculum at Rutgers University. In medical school, I was introduced to the field of plastic surgery during a lecture about cleft lip and palate. I was fascinated by the mechanisms that led to cleft lip and palate, and was struck by how surgery could so drastically affect not only the appearance, but also the functional abilities of these patients. Drawn by the ability of plastic surgeons to alter the lives of their patients from a physical, functional, and emotional standpoint, I changed the focus of my career to plastic surgery.”

Clinical Interests

Dr. Wei is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body. Her focus is on providing a uniquely personal experience and the highest quality care to help you look and feel your best. Every service offered is tailored to meet your goals, and is done with the utmost attention to detail to optimize your results and enhance your recovery.


Restorative & Natural

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Wei is committed to providing you with the time and attention needed to understand your concerns, discuss all of the treatment options, and formulate a plan that best fits your wishes and lifestyle. It is a partnership. She hopes for every encounter to be an informative, comfortable, and compassionate experience. Whether you are looking to enhance your appearance or self-confidence, facing the prospect of mastectomy and breast reconstruction, or have wounds to heal, her goal is the same – to understand your particular situation and goals, and help you achieve the results you desire.

Best in Class

Expertise & Results

  • Highly skilled
  • Loved by her patients
  • Terrific results
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