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In Practice Since 1999

About Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS

Dr. Tracy Pfeifer, a board certified plastic surgeon, prioritizes patient safety and patient education at her practice, Pfeifer Plastic Surgery. The combination of her love for the creative process and her perfectionist nature makes her dedicated to natural cosmetic results. Dr. Pfeifer is known for a comprehensive and thorough consultative process, utilizing state-of-the art 3D imaging that can offer the patient a view of prospective surgical outcomes. She strives to meet her patients’ expectations and derives great satisfaction from helping her patients reach their goals. She is committed to surgical refinement, beautiful results and an exceptional patient experience.

Professional Background

Dr. Tracy Pfeifer is a double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery. She opened her Upper East Side Park Avenue practice, now on 5th Avenue, in 1999, fulfilling her dream of a boutique aesthetic surgery practice delivering personalized care and exceptional results, in order to help women feel their very best. Dr. Pfeifer was thrilled to open her second office location in the Hamptons in 2011.

Education & Training

Undergraduate: B.A., Rutgers University, Biochemistry
Graduate: M.S., California State University; Health Care Management Columbia University, General Studies
Medical School: M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; with honors
Surgery Internship: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Surgery Residency: New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Residency: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery-New York University Medical Center
Plastic Surgery Fellowship: Plastic Surgery of the Breast, Atlanta Plastic Surgery


Practice, Tracy Pfeifer MD, MS

25 Montauk Hwy
Quogue, NY 11959
United States

Practice, Tracy Pfeifer MD, MS

1125 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
United States

Questions Answered

Questions Answered
Asked 2020-09-07

I had a breast augmentation in August 2019. My left breast is round and looks how a breast should look. However my right breast is not round at the bottom and takes on a slanted shape at the bottom. My surgeon refuses to give me any advice on this or offer any kind of help and I hate how my breasts…

3 Answers
Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS
Answered: 2020-09-09
Thank you for your question. It is hard to answer this question without seeing before and after photos. However, your surgeon should be able to explain the result so you can understand. In some cases, there is a pre-existing asymmetry. Sometimes on the side that looks slanted, the pocket needs to be opened more. I suggest getting a second opinion from an Aesthetic Society members who does a lot of breast surgery. You will get the most from your second opinion visit if you bring your operative report and implant information with you. You should be happy with your result.
Asked 2020-08-10

I had a breast lift and augmentation performed three weeks ago. Two weeks ago it was found that I had significant bruising on my right breast and severe pain and fullness. Since then, they have put a cannula into the right nipple and drained 300cc of old blood, doubled my pain meds and the breast…

3 Answers
Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS
Answered: 2020-08-21
Thank you for your question. Based on the information you provided, I would suggest a second opinion from another board certified plastic surgeon. An ultrasound can be done to see how much blood is still present. The ongoing severe pain is concerning. In this scenario, in my practice I would take you to the operating room and evacuate the hematoma and possible replace the implant and put in a drain. Tracy M. Pfeifer, MD, MS
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…

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Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS
Answered: 2020-08-02
Hello. What you describe sounds like capsular contracture. It is important to be evaluated. If you cannot find a plastic surgeon in your area, go to a breast general surgeon. Get a mammogram, breast ultrasound and possibly MRI to make sure there are no abnormaliities in the breast tissue. An MRI may be necessary because if there is capsular contracture, the mammogram will not be as accurate. Capsular contracture can happen at any time after surgery. Once established. non-surgical interventions will not help a Grade III/IV capsular contracture. Surgery will correct the problem with a low chance of recurrence.
Asked 2020-06-20

Could I qualify for a breast reduction? I’m 17, 5’9, 145 pounds. Been this height for 4 years, but my breasts have grown since. I have a 36in breast, 28in waist, and 33in hip. Could I go down to 32in measurement?

1 Answer
Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS
Answered: 2020-06-24
Thank you for your question. Breast reduction is helpful for patients who are experiencing back, neck and shoulder pain from large breasts. I would need to know your cup size to help guide you. A reduction will not change the band size, so your bra would not go from a 36 to a 32. It would reduce your cup size. Sometimes people are not wearing the correct size bra, and this makes it hard to figure out what is going on. For example, you might be wearing a 36DD bra, but maybe you should be wearing a 34E bra. Many patients wear a bra with a band that is too big and the cup size is too small. So it is possible you would benefit from a reduction. The best thing to do is contact an Aesthetic Society member for a consultation. We are offering in-person and virtual consultations. This way you will get very accurate information about your situation. Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 7AM–5PM
Tuesday 7AM–5PM
Wednesday 7AM–5PM
Thursday 7AM–5PM
Friday 7AM–5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Consultation Price
Patients are seen for consultation in either our Manhattan or Quogue office. Initial consultation appointments are usually 30-45 minutes. The length of the consultation is such that Dr. Pfeifer has enough time to fully understand your goals, explain the best option to suit your personal goals and fully answer any question you have.

Consultation fees are payable at the time of consultation. Surgical fees are payable in advance of the procedure.

Call our office at 212-860-0670 to schedule an appointment or visit either of our websites at
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Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Insurance Options
Pfeifer Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can work with patients who have out of network insurance plans. In some cases, breast reduction and revision breast implant surgery may be partially covered by out of network insurance plans.
Financing Available
The office accepts VISA, American Express, Mastercard, check, and/or cash. Financing is available through either Care Credit or Alpheon.
Brands Offered
Pfeifer Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers Botox, filler product brands including Juvederm and Teoxane, and Sculptra. The practice has a private label skin care line and we also carry Revision Skin Care and SkinBetter Science.
Devices Offered
Quo injections for treatment of cellulite.
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS): 2001-present
American Board of Surgery (ABS): 1999-present
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (AΩA )
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Coalition to Protect Patients’ Rights (CPR)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)
New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)
New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS)
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons (NESPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
Lenox Hill Hospital
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital
North Shore University Hospital-Manhasset
Southampton Hospital
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Surgical Facilities
Dr. Pfeifer performs her surgeries at Hamptons Plastic Surgery and 5th Avenue Millennial. Both facilities are accredited by AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery. As such both facilities satisfy stringent safety standards. Hamptons Plastic Surgery is located in Dr. Pfeifer’s private office in Quogue. 5th Avenue Millennium is located in our office on 5th Avenue and 94th Street. All patients are cared for by Board Certified Anesthesiologists.

Tracy Pfeifer, MD, MS

Practice, Tracy Pfeifer MD, MS

25 Montauk Hwy
Quogue, NY 11959
United States

Practice, Tracy Pfeifer MD, MS

1125 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
United States