Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc MD FACS, aesthetic plastic surgeon
Z. Paul Lorenc, MD, FACS (pronounced "Lawrence") is an aesthetic plastic surgeon who, in addition to his private practice, enjoys surgical privileges at New York City's finest hospitals.
Since establishing his Park Avenue practice in 1987, Dr. Lorenc has specialized in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. He chose aesthetic plastic surgery as his medical specialty because it offers the ideal medical venue for combining his scientific expertise with an acute aesthetic sense of composition and proportion.
Dr. Lorenc continues to be closely involved in research and development of new advances in aesthetic surgery. He is internationally recognized for creating endoscopic techniques for a broad spectrum of aesthetic procedures, most notably the endoscopic forehead lift. Further advancing the field of endoscopic plastic surgery, Dr. Lorenc developed a bioabsorbable soft tissue device that he patented in 1997 (US Patent No. 5,611, 814 March 18 1997). The device allows for placement of soft tissue in a superior position and eliminates the use of obvious suturing or the metal fixation screws that often require a secondary procedure for removal.
He is considered a pioneer in the development of the new generation of dermal fillers. As a leading authority in facial anatomy, he served as Principle Investigator on the EVOLENCE® U.S. pivotal study, culminating in FDA confirmation for its use in the United States in June 2008. He was the sole aesthetic plastic surgeon involved in clinical research for Restylane. Heading the largest clinical trial site for Restylane testing, he tracked its safety and efficacy in blind studies of more than 100 patients over a nine-month period. Based on this experience, Dr. Lorenc was selected to lead the team of experts who presented the resulting data on Restylane to the FDA Advisory Panel on November 22nd 2003, leading to confirmation in December 2003 for its use in the United States.
Dr. Lorenc is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., where he serves on the Public Education Committee of the Communications Commission. He is a clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.
He writes regularly for his specialty's scientific journals, including The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, regularly reviews publications on the topic and has contributed many chapters to aesthetic surgery textbooks.
As author of the international bestseller A Little Work: Behind The Doors Of A Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon (St. Martin's Press, 2004), Dr. Lorenc gives readers a revealing look inside one of the world's latest and seemingly unabating obsessions.
Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Lorenc is frequently consulted by national and local broadcast news outlets to offer scientific opinions and comment on new aesthetic surgical procedures. He is regularly seen on television, including NBC's "Today in New York," "The Today Show," and "Dateline"; CNN's "Larry King Live" and the CNN Presents documentary, "The Fountain of Youth;" the ABC' Network's "Good Morning America," "The View," and "20/20"; WABC's "Channel 7 News;" the CBS Network's "Morning Show," "The WCBS Evening News" and the Oxygen Channel's "Life in Style."
A speaker in constant demand by leading medical societies and universities around the globe, Dr. Lorenc has been widely quoted in major consumer magazines and newspapers including Allure, Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, Departures, Elle, Family Circle, Forbes, Glamour, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, Jane Magazine, Lucky!, Marie Claire, More, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Redbook, Shape, Smart Money, Tatler, Vogue, US News & World Report, W, Women's Wear Daily, The Times of London, The Sunday London Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Daily News, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and USA Today.