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About Lawrence S. Glassman, MD

Dr. Glassman's philosophy of plastic surgery is the emphasis on a natural appearance. He states, "Patients want to look better not different. The goal of plastic surgery is to enhance a patient's appearance in a natural way."

Education & Training

Dr. Glassman graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1978 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.
He was also elected into The Johns Hopkins University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1975.
He obtained his surgical training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and further specialized in Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.
He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and plays an active roll in teaching plastic surgeons the advanced techniques of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.


Practice, Lawrence S. Glassman MD

978 NY-45
Pomona, NY 10970
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2017-11-28

I'm a 52 yr old female who had breast augmentation in 1992. The implants are textured silicone from DOW. Although the left breast has always seems a bit more full and very slightly larger, I've never had any problems until now. Virtually overnight, my left breast became visibly larger, fuller, more…

9 Answers
Lawrence S. Glassman, MD
Answered: 2017-11-30
The most likely reason for the sudden swelling of your breast is a seroma (fluid around the implant). This type of seroma is usually caused by the textured surface of the implant tearing away from its previous attachments. This can seem like a capsule contracture; however, the rapid upset is most likely a seroma. Recommendations are as follows: 1) Ultrasound the breast in question. If there is a seroma, then some of the fluid needs to be removed and sent for CD30 immunohistochemistry, cell block cytology and culture. 2) If these tests are negative, which is the MOST likely outcome, then capsulectomy and implant exchange is recommended. I would also recommend a smooth walled implant to minimize, if not remove, this risk in the future.3) If the fluid is positive for CD30 ( which is EXTREMELY RARE), then you likely have Breast implant associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. This is not a breast cancer. Treatment usually is total capsulectomy and implant removal on both sides. BEFORE any treatment is recommended, consultation with a plastic surgeon familiar with this entity and oncologist is recommended. SUMMARY: Don't Panic. THIS IS PROBABLY BENIGN FLUID FROM TRAUMA TO THE BREAST. An operation can improve this condition. Get an ultrasound and fluid evaluation. Plastic Surgeons around the world continue to collaborate on these exact issues and you should be able to find a colleague with the above knowledge.
Asked 2017-11-11

I had a full face lift 20 years ago and a half face lift 7 years ago. I would like a partial lift from above the eyes to chin excluding forehead now. Can this be done? My surgeon wants to do a platysmaplasty and temple lift only because he does not know what was previously done and what he will find…

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Lawrence S. Glassman, MD
Answered: 2017-11-14
Multiple facelifts can be performed. The exact operation is based upon your individual anatomy and age related changes. The techniques used may need to be modified to maintain your hairline and scars in the appropriate location.

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Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)
Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
New York Regional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (NYRSPS)
Rockland County Medical Society
Surgical Facilities
Dr. Lawrence S. Glassman has been performing Plastic Surgery for over 20 years. He is co-director of a certified Ambulatory Plastic Surgery Facility and is an inspector for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

Lawrence S. Glassman, MD

Practice, Lawrence S. Glassman MD

978 NY-45
Pomona, NY 10970
United States