Dr. Mihye Choi graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1987 and received general surgery training at Harvard Beth Israel Hospital. She completed plastic surgery residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a hand surgery fellowship at NYU Medical Center. She joined the Faculty at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine in 1998. Dr. Choi is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1998.
The focus of Dr. Choi’s New York City practice is face, breast and body plastic surgery. Dr. Choi performs many of the latest breast surgeries including breast reduction with lollipop short scar technique, breast lift with minimal incision technique, and breast augmentation with cohesive silicone implants. As an experienced microsurgeon, Dr. Choi offers various breast reconstruction techniques after mastectomy using implants or autologous tissue such as DIEP flaps. Dr. Choi also performs body contouring surgeries including abdominoplasties, liposuctions, body and thigh lifts. She approaches each patient individually and customizes her surgery to the patient’s need, physique, and desire. She also has a Certificate in Hand Surgery and performs various hand surgeries.
Dr. Choi’s current research interests include using three dimensional imaging to accurately calculate breast volumes for reconstruction and other types of breast surgery. She is investigating a vertical incision design for breast reconstruction to shorten the length of scars. Dr. Choi is involved in studies to improve breast reconstruction with fat injections. She is also studying anesthetic techniques to reduce pain and shorten the recovery period associated with breast and body surgery.
In addition to her clinical appointments, Dr. Choi maintains memberships in several professional societies, including:
- American College of Surgeons
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Association of Women Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- American Society of Peripheral Nerve
Dr. Choi’s hospital affiliations include:
- New York University Medical Center, N.Y.
- Bellevue Hospital Center, N.Y.
Dr. Choi is currently Assistant Professor for the Department of Surgery at New York University School of Medicine. She has numerous publications and presentations on her areas of expertise.
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