New York Dermatologist, Dr. Howard Sobel, Named One of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors

Lenox Hill dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel was named in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors of 2013 issue. Dr. Sobel has been voted best dermatologist for 14 consecutive years.

The doctor is an attending physician in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Lenox Hill North Shore/ LIJ Hospital. He also founded the New York Institute of Aesthetic Dermatology and Laser Surgery.

The award-winning Dr. Sobel performs a wide array of procedures including Botox and Liposuction treatments.

Dr. Sobel is a strong believer in the benefits of BOTOX. The doctor expertly injects patients in his office in just minutes—sometimes called a lunchtime facelift, Botox injections require no recovery time so the patient can go on with the day. Botox significantly reduces signs of aging via an injection of a small amount of botulism toxin. The BOTOX relaxes the muscles, and in turn the skin, so that the appearance of wrinkles is lessened. The injections can be used to treat crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and lines across the forehead, around the mouth, laugh lines or bands on the neck. Tiny needles are used so there is virtually no bruising.

Along with a younger face Dr. Sobel offers a firmer, fitter body as well.

The doctor performs liposuction surgery using the tumescent (or super wet) technique—which means with a local anesthetic as opposed to a general anesthetic (unconscious.)

Liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Liposuction offers patients the opportunity to slim and contour stubborn areas of the body; by removing the fat cells, it also ensures that these areas will not accumulate fatty deposits in the future.

In 1986 Dr. Sobel was one of the first physicians to perform liposuction using the tumescent technique purely under local anesthesia. According to the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, tumescent liposuction enables a surgeon, using local anesthesia, to safely and successfully remove fat deposits with relatively little patient discomfort, virtually no complications and excellent cosmetic results.

About Dr. Sobel

Dr. Howard Sobel is a board certified cosmetic dermatologic surgeon currently practicing in New York, NY. He graduated with a degree in medicine from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and completed his residency in dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, and worked to pioneer the combination of cosmetic surgery with dermatology. For the past thirteen years, he’s been recognized by both New York Magazine and the Castle Connolly Guide on How To Find the Best Doctors in the New York, Metropolitan Area as one of New York’s best cosmetic dermatologic surgeons, and has appeared on such television programs as the Today Show, Good Morning American, 20/20, and more.

Dr. Sobel can be reached directly at 212-288-4100 or