Richard Swift MD Richard Swift MD, New York's Premier Plastic Surgeon. Brazilian Butt Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck. Breast Implants, Labiaplasty and Fat Transfer.
110E. 87th St., New York, NY 10128
NEW YORK, 110E. 87th St 10128 New York
Richard Swift MD
Richard Swift MD, New York's Premier Plastic Surgeon. Brazilian Butt Lift, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck. Breast Implants, Labiaplasty and Fat Transfer. Dr. Swift is just amazing!! His office is beautiful, welcoming and has a very relaxing feel. His office manager Stefanie is enthusiastic, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Dr. Swift educated me on my different options to produce the desired outcome I was looking for. He took his time to explain to me what he would be doing for my fine lines and wrinkles and what I can expect. He had a wonderful demeanor, he was thorough and I felt comfortable. Most importantly, I look fabulous!! I highly recommend Dr. Swift for your botox, your fillers and any/all of your anti-aging needs!! I recently called to make an appointment with Dr. Swift to discuss Botox. I spoke with his lovely office manager Stefanie, who happens to be the most warm welcoming person I ever met. I should start by saying this was the first time getting Botox so I must add how nervous I was. Upon arriving at my appointment Stefanie greeted me and we had the nicest conversation which helped me feel super comfortable. After a few short minutes Dr. Swift greeted me with such a nice hello. We discussed what brought me in and what I was looking for. Dr. Swift gave some recommendations and the rest is history. He is amazing at what he does and I am so happy with the results. He is a genius and makes you feel so great about wanting to enhance your beauty. So thank you Stefanie and Dr.Swift I had a wonderful experience! Looking forward to seeing you both in 3 months! I went to Dr Swift to try Juviderm as I am looking for a new dr in the city. He was patient, took time to answer questions, go over options and to educate me on my options. This is important to me as I am in medical sales and I like to learn. He did the best job of anyone who has given me fillers. I will absolutely be back as he was the best I have had. Great staff- clean office- nice bedside manner. 2 months ago, I had a breast lift done. For years, I kept dreaming of getting the procedure but kept putting it off. My daughter had a breast augmentation with Dr. Swift 1 year ago. I was surprised and shock as to how natural they look, with no scars after the healing process! Wow, I remembered thinking that this was amazing. I had to write this review and share the wonderful, amazing and great experience I had with Dr. Swift and his team. By far, this really was the best decision I made. Dr. Swift is a person that listens, sympathizes and very caring of how you feel and what you want done. I can’t thank him enough, I feel and look great! Stephanie, is wonderful and an important part of the process, she was the first person I met, a pleasure to deal with, I felt like I’m part of the family. The follow up visits have been from every 2 weeks, to 6 weeks each time Dr. Swift notice the great improvements and the great job he’s done. Thank you, Dr. Swift, I’m a lifetime supporter and 100% satisfied with your hard work and diligent desire for perfection! You’ll not regret your experience. I am a woman of some years – it was time to do my lower lids – they call it a lower blepharoplasty. The experience from the first consult has been top draw- Stephanie was a gem and he answered all of my questions- my recover time was amazing – I had interviewed 6 plastic surgeons and chose him because his energy was gentle – I brought along a friend to my second consult because I had more questions and she booked him for her upper lids- All around a great experience and i look amazing – I highly suggest Dr. Swift for any procedure that you might need- He is the top. As a thirty eight year old woman, I have been treated by a handful of plastic surgeons and have had consultations with numerous doctors over the years. I can enthusiastically recommend Dr. Richard Swift as the very best I have encountered. I discovered him using Google (Yelp), and it didn’t take me long to understand what all the praise was for. For me, there are three crucial factors when evaluating a doctor: talent, personality and professionalism. Dr. Richard Swift is outstanding in all of these domains. From the moment I stepped into his office and was greeted by his welcoming and cheerful assistant, I knew I found my fit. The office space is quiet, peaceful and beautifully decorated. Dr. Swift and his staff are incredibly nice and take the time to listen to your concerns. He will never push a specific method or procedure if it’s not best for you. Lastly, but arguably most importantly of all, his work is technically excellent. I was both nervous and embarrassed to undergo my cosmetic procedure as it was a defect I’ve disliked since I was a teenager. With the help and encouragement of Dr. Swift, I finally underwent surgery in October 2014. The surgery room is conveniently located in his office. The assisting nurse was kind and caring. The results of my procedure are flawless. I don’t have any scars and the healing process was rapid. I also began Botox treatments shortly after my October procedure. I feared that I would look different, but I look as natural, youthful and beautiful as ever. I strongly recommend Dr. Swift. Thank you! I just had my last follow up appointment with Dr. Swift for my Breast Augmentation and I couldn’t be happier with the results! I greatly appreciate Dr. Swift’s professionalism and dedication to helping me achieve the best results. I met with him for about 4 months prior to having the surgery to address ALL my questions and concerns to ensure that when it came time for my operation I felt comfortable. His staff from the receptionist, to the operating room nurse, and anesthesiologist were very caring and helpful. One thing that stood out to me was the day after my procedure, I received a phone call from the anesthesiologist to check on how I was feeling. I highly recommend Dr. Swift to all my friends because of his superior service and compassionate team! I went to Dr. Swift for Sculptra treatments. He serves as a trainer for the company to train other physicians so I knew he had great experience. I had several vials of sculptra injected to my whole face. The procedure was relatively painless and there was very little downtime. The result was amazing. I know that placement of this product is very operator dependent and I am glad that I found Dr. Swift who I could trust, that came through, and gave me the excellent result I was seeking. I will be going back for further treatments in the future. I have been to Dr. Swift twice, following a recommendation from three friends who received surgery from him. Once for liposuction on my abdomen and again for an upper and lower blepharoplasty (aka making my eyelid larger and taking away my under-eye “puffies”). The results look amazing and natural; I could not be any happier with the results! Recovery time and pain was minimal, significantly better than I thought it would be. I was extremely nervous before my first procedure, and Dr. Swift and his team were patient and understanding. If you are interested in having plastic surgery, I strongly recommend Dr. Swift. I went to Dr. Swift to have my deviated septum and my nose reshaped. Being 29 years old not being able to breath very well and very self-conscious of my nose I needed someone who I could trust. A good friend of mine had recommended Dr. Swift, being very skeptical and nervous I made an appointment to see him. After my speaking to him for 20 minutes and him explaining the process he made feel so comfortable and and at ease. Never having had any surgery I was afraid of the end result. Now I can breathe for the first time in my life, my nose is perfect all thanks to Dr. Swift! Even after the surgery his dedication, patience, and his way making you feel at ease has really helped me. I am very happy with the results and very thankful to Dr. Swift for the amazing job, his work is amazing he really cares the results and your satisfaction. I will be going back to him again for other procedures. I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of getting something done.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars

In The Media

The Filler Effect


When patients land in a dermatologist’s office, frustrated with a line or fold, they often want to plump the offending crease with filler. See a wrinkle, fill a wrinkle.

In his Upper East Side practice, Dr. Richard Swift, a plastic surgeon, sees more than 100 people for fillers every month. For many of those patients, his filler technique is surprising.

“One woman came to me with jowls,” Dr. Swift said. “I explained I’d start injecting the cheek area to correct the sagging in the lower face. She stopped me: ‘Whoa, why are you injecting up there when the problem’s down at my jawline?’ I asked, ‘How did you look when the last surgeon injected you with five syringes of product in your lower face?’ She answered, ‘Like a bulldog.’”
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One (bigger) treatment will truly erase stretch marks.

image (3)Laser treatment does not always meet the expectations of patients, “because you need multiple treatments and the results are not that effective,” says NYC board-certified plastic surgeon Richard Swift, MD. For slam-dunk success with stretch marks appearing below the belly button, he offers a mini tummy tuck, which removes the stretch marks completely and tightens the skin. (A full tummy tuck would also tighten the ab muscles underneath.) “Although a mini tummy tuck is a surgical procedure, the downtime is minimal and the results are permanent,” Swift says.
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Our ways to fight stubborn fat before summer rolls around
By Bryce GruberMar 29, 2016
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The fatty deposits that bulge out around your bra straps and make strapless dresses a hard sell aren’t in your imagination—for most of us, they’re a very real part of being a woman, and they’re inspiring a variety of new treatment options for those looking to enjoy a smooth silhouette without wearing full body Spanx. We caught up with the bra fat experts to learn what can be done to tone up this tricky area.

1) Liposuction may still be the only real guarantee. “It’s often a hereditary distribution of fat, and it doesn’t matter how skinny someone is— anyone can have it,” explains Dr. Richard Swift, a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City. “Liposuction has been the gold standard of treatment for this area, with the tumescent variety being the best option since the area really requires a lot of finesse.” Tumescent liposuction is when a doctor adds fluid to a patient’s fatty areas first to sort of ‘puff up’ the trouble spots, and then uses the most precise technique possible to suction out the fat. The fat cells are then disposed and can never return to the area they were suctioned from. According to, about 400,000 liposuction procedures were performed in the U.S. last year alone, and several thousand of those were to eliminate dreaded bra fat bulges.

2) But there are injectable options, too. For the anti-surgery types out there, Dr. Swift says he’s had success with Kybella, a relatively new injectable designed to break up and destroy fat cells. “Kybella is deoxycollic acid and when it’s injected into fatty tissue, a chemical reaction occurs and it dissolves the fat. The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who can pinch and feel some fat in the area to be treated. Patients with excessive skin laxity are not ideal candidates for Kybella because the skin will not contract, but the main advantage of Kybella is that it is minimally-invasive and consists of a series of injections.” While it’s not quite as precise or thorough as tumescent liposuction, Dr. Swift says he’s seen success with breaking up fatty deposits. It’s currently only FDA-approved for the chin area, but that will likely change as demand increases. Each treatment costs $1,200 to $1,500, and patients should expect treat an area up to 6 times for full results.

3) Change your focus at the gym. “In order to avoid unsightly bra fat spillage, you will want to concentrate on toning the largest muscle of the back—the Latissiumus Dorsi, also known as your ‘lats,'” shares fitness expert and trainer Nadia Murdock. “Other muscle groups that you should work are the Serratus Anterior (wings) found on the side of the body. It is important to remember that there is no miracle move to banish back fat overnight. However, with consistent toning exercises coupled with a proper diet and cardio, you will definitely see a change.” Murdock suggests pull-downs on the cable machine, cable rows and bent-over rows. Basically, if you hate your bra fat, you should be rowing yourself to freedom.

4) A new non-invasive treatment called SculpSure may be able to kill those fat cells. While SculpSure is non-surgical and boasts no downtime, it still is only available in dermatology and plastic surgery offices right now and may take up to 12 weeks to show visible results. According to Dr. Arash Akhavan, a cosmetic dermatologist at The Dermatology & Laser Group in New York, “the fat cells are destroyed by the laser and the fat leaks out of the cells and goes into our lymphatics. The fat particles are then processed in our liver and excreted from our bodies as waste.” Small, heated pads are placed on fatty deposits and go to work heating fat cells beyond the point of repair for 25 minutes per treatment. “One of the reasons SculpSure is such a huge hit with our patients is that there is truly no downtime following a procedure. After a treatment, most patients don’t experience any after effects, and a minority have at most minor soreness for a day or two. We don’t restrict our patients’ activities in any way. Patients can start to see a loss of fat and positive body contouring effects starting six weeks after treatment, with a completion of the process by 12 weeks post-therapy.” SculpSure is said to destroy about 24% of the fat cells it treats, giving patients a somewhat noticeably smoother silhouette after just one or two treatments.

5) A lifestyle change is key. There are a variety of massage techniques and other lasers widely marketed at spas, weight loss centers and even some doctors’ offices that promise to shrink fat cells versus destroying them, but by and large, you’re being sold snake oil with these ‘wonder machines.’ Since we all have a set number of fat cells in our body, permanent and long-term bulge fighting depends on either completely changing our lifestyles (you guessed it— clean eating and exercise!), or eliminating the fat cells altogether. While fat cells can drain to some degree, they can and will fill right back up the next time you decide to slack on your healthy diet. Cheeseburgers, as it seems, will forever be the enemy.​

See Dr. Swift in the media! Dr. Swift, a board certified plastic and general surgeon, is frequently asked to discuss his plastic surgery, plastic surgery for men, and skin rejuvenation procedures – including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction in New York City and other procedures for the face, breasts, and body – with reporters or media professionals. Below are video clips and articles regarding Dr. Swift and his body of work.

“I Got Injectable Filler Under My Eyes to Combat the ‘Tired Mommy’ Look!”
Bryce Gruber came to see Dr. Richard Swift regarding how to make the dark circles under her eyes diminished!
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2016 Plastic Surgery Trends: These Aren’t Your Mother’s Cosmetic Procedures!
Dr. Richard Swift discusses the newest trends in Cosmetic Surgery and gives his input regarding.

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Women are getting Labiaplasty to look good in their yoga pants
By: Jane Ridley
Article regarding Labiaplasty from the New York Post.

Plastic Surgery – – – Down There? Dr. Swift quoted regarding women getting Labiaplasty to look better in Yoga Pants. Click below to learn more!

Brand_Hollywood-Life_289Think you want lips like Kylie Jenner? Check with Dr. Swift and see how he can help you achieve a lip augmentation the right way.

Dr. Swift weighs in on using fillers for Lip Augmentation and getting that perfect pout a safe way. Click here to learn more!

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