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Meet Dr. Hazen




Alexes Hazen MD, FACS is a New York City based aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. She specializes in breast surgery, facial reconstruction, gender affirming surgery, and aesthetic surgery including fat grafting and non-invasive techniques. Along with running her private practice in Midtown Manhattan, Dr. Hazen is an Associate Professor at the Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.  Dr. Hazen has been an educator and practicing surgeon for over 20 years and has received numerous awards for both her teaching and her work as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Hazen practices what she preaches - she not only performs a variety of cutting-edge procedures, but she is often at the helm of conducting studies and writing published papers on the very procedures she performs. She has co-authored over 60 publications many of which have won awards as well. Dr. Hazen is a very sought-after surgeon not only for her natural aesthetic and expertise but also because she provides a more holistic approach to longevity, health, and beauty. She offers the best of medical technology and traditional wisdom and strives to create a partnership for a path to a better and healthier life with her patients.



Dr. Hazen attended Brown University School of Medicine,  graduating in 1996.  She did residency at NYU Langone Health in the combined General Surgery/Plastic Surgery Program.  She completed a microsurgery Fellowship also at NYU.  In 2002 she began as an Attending at Bellevue and NYU hospitals, and then served as the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Manhattan Veterans Affairs Hospital until 2011.  She was the Director of the NYU Aesthetic Surgery Center from 2002 until 2018 when she branched off to create her own practice.  


Having a holistic approach to plastic surgery, anti-aging, and wellness in combination with a highly academic background, makes Dr. Hazen's private practice and approach to products and innovative techniques particularly unique. Dr. Hazen is interested in helping patients transform both body and soul through the latest technology and innovations. Her clinical interests lie in breast surgery including cancer reconstruction and aesthetic surgery, facial reconstruction, face transplant, gender affirming surgery, and aesthetic surgery including fat grafting and non-invasive aesthetic techniques. She does extensive research on the quality of life particularly relating to post gender affirming surgeries.  


Beauty and attractiveness are not just an external shell. Our state of mind, overall health and well-being, nutrition, sleep, and stress levels are all things that affect our appearance.  Plastic surgery can make life-altering and amazing changes but is not the sole answer to feeling and looking stunning. Dr. Hazen believes in a holistic approach to longevity which includes the best of both medical technology and traditional wisdom. She believes in creating a partnership for a path to a better and healthier life with her patients. Health and beauty must address lifestyle, diet and the very soul.Check out Zen Essentials Blog where we cover all things wellness, longevity and beauty related!

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