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Gary D. Breslow, MD, FACS is a highly regarded board certified plastic surgeon in New Jersey, known by both patients and peers as a problem-solver with a warm, engaging personality, and an instinctive ability to identify and truly understand the goals of his patients and the patients, themselves.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Dr. Breslow graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree and received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.

Following medical school, Dr. Breslow spent 6 years training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania’s nationally renowned Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency Program. There he received extensive training in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from some of the nation’s top practitioners. After leaving Penn, he returned to NYU Medical Center to spend one year as the Microvascular Reconstructive Fellow at NYU’s prestigious Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Breslow is Board-Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is licensed to practice plastic and reconstructive surgery in both New Jersey and New York.

bandages for varicose veins

Varicose veins are a common condition in both men and women, and though we more readily associate them with old age, younger adults can get them too. Not only are these enlarged blood vessels in the lower leg unflattering, but they also cause discomfort and pose serious health risks. Regardless of whether or not you experience pain, the appearance of varicose veins can…

Venus Freeze

Venus Freeze uses magnetic fields and radio frequency to tighten skin on the face and neck. Six to ten sessions are generally required, spaced one week apart. The procedure is quick and painless, with no downtime whatsoever. Our skin tends to lose its firmness and elasticity as a natural part of the aging process, and nowhere is this more noticeable than on…

TCA Peels

TCA peels use trichloroacetic acid to remove the top layer of skin, and come in a variety of concentrations. Downtime can vary from none at all to three weeks, depending on the intensity of the peel. TCA peels can burn or sting, but the pain doesn’t usually last beyond the duration of the treatment. Chemical peels use mild acids to remove…

Septal Perforation

Overview The septum is a structure comprised of cartilage, bone, and a thin membrane that separates the two nasal passages. If a perforation -- hole -- develops in the septum it may need to be repaired. Treatment can range from rinsing with a saline solution to complex surgery. The urgency and type of treatment depends on what caused perforation, the…

Polands Syndrome

Poland syndrome is a rare, congenital condition characterized by a sunken or underdeveloped chest and hand abnormalities. Researchers believe that Poland syndrome is caused by a lack of blood flow during embryonic development, which stops the chest, arm and hand from growing. The gold standard of Poland syndrome treatment is plastic surgery, and there’s a variety of options available to…

applying concealer to hide redness

Broken capillaries are tiny veins that can appear through the skin on your face, legs, and chest. Although these spidery, reddish blemishes don't pose a serious health risk, you may want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Overview What are broken capillaries? “Broken capillaries -- commonly known as spider veins or by the medical terminology telangiectasias -- are tiny blood vessels…


Quick Facts Overview: Hyperhidrosis is a skin disorder characterized by excessive sweating which normally begins during adolescence. The condition can be effectively managed by both non-invasive and invasive treatments. 15.3 million people in the United States suffer from hyperhidrosis, or about 4.8% of the U.S. Population. Symptoms: Localized or systemic excessive sweating that interferes with daily activities. Clothing soaked with…

Fordyce Spots

Fordyce spots are very common; studies have found that 70 to 80% of adults have them. Men are twice as likely to have Fordyce spots as women. Fordyce spots typically appear in groupings of approximately 50 spots, but a solitary spot can appear in certain cases. Fordyce spots can lead to an avalanche of anxiety and questions, especially when they…


Clear + Brilliant is a laser skin care treatment from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of Thermage and Fraxel. Also known as “Baby Fraxel,” Clear + Brilliant is a non-ablative laser treatment, which means that it's gentler than Fraxel or Thermage, let alone surgical procedures. Quick Facts  Here are some quick facts about this new treatment. How it works: Clear + Brilliant uses…

Sea Lice Rash

Itchy, red bumps characterize this rash for which treatment is often unnecessary. Research shows outbreaks in the coastal region of the United States occur intermittently between March and August, but peak from April through early July. In the Caribbean, jellyfish breed throughout the summer, peaking in May. A few key tips can help reduce the risk and minimize symptoms. What…