We spoke with Dr. Michael Wolfeld, a board-certified plastic surgeon and the go-to hair restoration expert for celebrities, CEOs, influencers, industry leaders, and those in-the-know.
After graduating from Cornell University and SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Dr. Wolfeld completed his plastic surgery training at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Following this, Dr. Wolfeld pursued an additional fellowship in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. Dr. Wolfeld is double board certified in plastic surgery as well as hair restoration. His extensive background and these board certifications have provided him the aesthetic acumen, expertise, and know how to deliver to his patients a life changing natural result from a hair restoration procedure.
Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld has been named to the New York Times list of Super Doctors from 2014-2022, the Castle Connelly list of “Top Doctors in America” for 2017 – 2022, and New York Magazine’s Best Doctor list for 2021 and 2022.
Dr. Wolfeld’s expertise makes him the go-to hair loss expert for many media outlets. Multiple times, he has appeared on several news and TV shows like the Dr. Oz show, the Today Show, and GoodDay NY, to name a few.
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Michael B. Wolfeld, MD
New York, NY
Name of your company and your title
Assistant Clinical Professor Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai
Can you briefly tell us a little about your plastic surgery practice? What made you get involved and become passionate about Hair Restoration?
I am double board certified in both plastic surgery and hair restoration with a boutique plastic surgery practice on Park Avenue specifically focused in hair restoration. In regards to aesthetic plastic surgery, hair restoration is all I do! That is unique for a board certified plastic surgeon.
I became passionate about hair restoration when I noticed the unbelievable life changing benefits that a hair transplant procedure can provide. There are medical and surgical treatment options which can significantly improve the appearance and self confidence of both men and women.
What’s the most rewarding aspect of what you do and why?
The most rewarding aspect of what I do is the ability to help someone who is suffering from hair loss. Hair loss can be emotional and can impact one’s daily lifestyle. The ability to utilize both medical and surgical hair restoration procedures to help improve someone’s appearance is extremely rewarding and motivates me every day.
What would you say is the secret to your success?
The secret to my success is being honest and upfront with my patients. It is very important to explain to patients the realistic outcomes from any procedure, and what just may not be possible. The ability to offer my patients all that I have in terms of devotion, dedication, and aesthetic knowhow to give them a natural result from any hair restoration procedure has allowed my practice to flourish and be successful.
What is the biggest misconception regarding hair loss? What makes you different then other people claiming to help people who suffer from hair loss?
The biggest misconception is that there are not any successful options for people suffering from hair loss. That is not true, there are many options which can help people with thinning hair. Also, some women think that a hair transplant procedure is only for men, when in fact, many women undergo hair transplant procedures as well.
Tell everyone what the most important takeaway you can leave them regarding hair restoration?
A hair transplant procedure can provide you with full, natural, and permanent hair in those areas which have thinned which can be life changing. The results of this procedure can boost your self confidence in your personal and professional life, and my patients have been so overwhelmingly happy with their decision to undergo this minimally invasive procedure.
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