Sophie Bartsich, MD

The New York City Plastic Surgeon

1110 second avenue
New York, NY 10022

Main: (646) 599-2969
Fax: (646) 933-4320

About Me

Dr. Sophie Bartsich is a native New Yorker with a multi-cultural background. Multilingual from an early age, she completed the French baccalaureate with a focus on math and biology. She attended Cornell University, where her interests expanded, and she pursued her undergraduate degree in psychology while learning about the arts. Compelled by a growing interest in design, she completed a graduate degree at the world-renowned Parsons School of Design while working in the fashion world on a corporate level.

Ultimately, the call to medicine returned, and she completed her pre-medicine post-baccalaureate at Columbia University, followed by her medical degree at the Weill Cornell Medical College. In order to meld all of her interests and preserve her desire to design, Dr. Bartsich continued her training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where she is now an assistant clinical professor.

Dr. Bartsich currently practices plastic surgery in New York and Connecticut, melding her love of science with her passion for the arts. An expert in breast procedures and a self-proclaimed women’s health warrior, her focus is on cosmetic breast surgery and post-partum abdominal wall reconstruction. She performs a wide variety of procedures and has a unique level of experience with reconstructive surgery after trauma or mastectomy, as well as complicated revision surgery for the breast and abdomen.

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Published Work

Commentary on:

Microbiologic Safety of the Transareolar Approach in Breast Augmentation, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2015. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv108

Book Chapters:
S Bartsich, SA, and Schwartz, MH, Abdominoplasty and abdominal contouring procedures Lange Cosmetic Surgery, 2010

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC SURGERY MIAMI, 2018 What Women Want in Breast Implants Can Plastic Surgeons Really Tell What Implant a Patient is Wearing?

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY VANCOUVER, 2012 Hot Topics Panel: Capsular Contracture- Are We Making Progress? Topic: The Breast – A Clean Contaminated Surgical Site

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY BOSTON, 2011 Residents and Fellows Forum Bartsich, S Ascherman, J Whittier, S Yao, C and Rohde, C The Breast: A Clean-Contaminated Surgical Site

NEW YORK REGIONAL SOCIETY NEW YORK, 2011 Resident’s Night Bartsich, S and Morrison, N Composite Skin and Fat Grafting for the Management of Chronic Sickle Cell Ulcers

NEW YORK REGIONAL SOCIETY NEW YORK, 2010 Resident’s Night Bartsich, S and Wu, J Liquid Silicone Injections: Growing Illicit Cosmetic Surgery Practices and Their Sequelae

THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR HUMAN REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY. LAUSANNE, 2001 Bartsich S, Hariprashad J, et al. Gender selection of human spermatozoa: a simple and effective approach. Takeshita N, Bartsich S, et al. Y chromosome microdeletions in male factor infertility.

Journal Articles
Kakish D, Jensen A, Luster S, Bartsich S. Can plastic surgeons really tell what type of implant a patient is wearing? J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2019 Dec;72(12):2064-2094

Sophie Bartsich, MD FACS, Caroline A. Yao, MD Is Frosting Effective? The Role of Retention Sutures in Post-Traumatic Orbital Reconstruction Surgery Aesthetic Surgery Journal. DOI:

Bartsich, S and Morrison, N Composite fat and skin grafting for the management of chronic sickle cell ulcers. Wounds 2012; 24(3): 51–54.

§ Bartsich, S Swartz, KA and Spinelli, HM Lateral canthoplasty using the mitek anchor system. Aesthet Plast Surg 2012; 36(1): 3-7.

Bartsich, S Ascherman, JA Whittier, S Yao, C and Rohde, CH The breast: A clean-contaminated surgical site. Aesthet Surg J 2011; 31(7): 802-6

Bartsich, S and Ofodile, FA Accessory breast tissue in the axilla: classification and treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg 2011; 128(1): 35e-6e

Bartsich, S and Ascherman, JA Posterior dissection of the rectus abdominis muscle during TRAM flap harvest for the preservation of medial row perforators. Plast Reconstr Surg 2010; 126 (4): 193e-5e.

Bartsich, S and Wu, JK Silicone emboli syndrome: A sequela of clandestine liquid silicone injections. A case report and review of the literature. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2010; 63(1): 1e-3e.

Ascherman, JA, Seruya M, and Bartsich, SA Abdominal wall morbidity following unilateral and bilateral breast reconstruction with pedicled TRAM flaps: an outcomes analysis of 117 consecutive patients. Plast Reconstr Surg 2008; 121(1): 1-8.

Bartsich, SA and Schwartz, MH Deepithelialization of a complex ventral hernia for completely extra-peritoneal Rives-Stoppa herniorrhaphy. Hernia 2005; 9(3): 280-3.

Athwal, GS, Bartsich, SA, and Weiland, AJ Herpes zoster in the ulnar nerve distribution. J Hand Surg [Br] 2005; 30(4): 355-7.

§ Bartsich, SA and Schwartz, MH Purse-string method for immediate umbilical reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 2003; 112(6): 1652-5

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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