Dr. Kenneth Rothaus Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in NYC

Kenneth O. Rothaus, MD is a board-certified Manhattan and Westchester plastic surgeon offering cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face, breast, body, and skin. Educated at Yale College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rothaus’ general and plastic surgery training was at the Columbia and Cornell campuses of the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Rothaus values the wants and needs of his patients and strives to give them the best experience possible. With both a national and international practice, Dr. Rothaus has unmatched experience in a number of plastic surgery treatments and techniques. As a distinguished surgeon, husband, and parent, Dr. Rothaus has a profound appreciation for the apprehension a patient, spouse, or parent may feel approaching a surgical procedure and feels that trust and communication are of the utmost importance in developing a close doctor-patient relationship.

Rothaus Plastic Surgery has demonstrated its commitment to patient safety by gaining accreditation from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). AAAASF is celebrating its 37th year of promoting the highest quality patient safety in the ambulatory surgery setting (office-based or outpatient), as well as rehabilitation and outpatient therapy agencies and rural health clinics.

Specialties and Expertise

Throughout his extensive career, Dr. Rothaus has mastered many treatments and surgical techniques to help his patients. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures, advanced laser and radiofrequency technology, and the full spectrum of injectables to help patients who do not require or are not candidates for surgery. Non-surgical treatments and fillers can help patients look more vibrant and youthful. Dr. Rothaus uses many FDA-approved procedures such as laser skin tightening, ThermiTight®, SmartXide DOT® CO2 laser, SlimLipo™, Palomar Icon by Cynosure® Lux 1540 fractional resurfacing, EndyMed, Pellevé, Spectra™, SculpSure®, Botox®, Juvedérm®, Juvedérm® Voluma, Sculptra®, among others.

Dr. Rothaus has extensive experience in a number of surgical procedures that help patients to achieve the best results possible and are ready for surgery to reduce the signs of aging and the changes that come with pregnancy or massive weight loss. He offers, for example, Harmonic facelifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation surgery, breast lift and breast reduction surgery, as well as body contouring including abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lifts and minimal incision brachioplasty butt augmentation, and lower body lift treatments.

Education and Training

Dr. Kenneth Rothaus is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He graduated with honors from both Yale College and Harvard Medical School having excelled in both the classroom and clinical rotations as well as the research laboratory. Dr. Rothaus trained during his surgical internship and residency at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Columbia Medical Center. He followed that with his residency in plastic surgery at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center, to which he returned as an attending staff and faculty member after completing a microsurgical fellowship.

Appearances and Contributions

As a physician, surgeon, educator and researcher, Dr. Rothaus has made and continues to make a substantial contribution to medical knowledge. He has written and presented numerous scientific papers, book chapters, and articles on various topics in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery and aesthetic laser surgery. His work includes numerous clinical trials of laser and other nonsurgical procedures. Dr. Rothaus has served as the chair of professional courses and committees. He has received patents for research from his laboratory. Dr. Rothaus has appeared on several television and radio programs, including The View and Good Morning America. In addition, Dr. Rothaus appeared on the Dr. Oz Show featuring, “Age Erasers.” His other print and TV media appearances include VogueMen’s Fitness, The New York TimesHarper’s Bazaar and GQ. Dr. Rothaus has extensive experience in facelift and brow lift surgery, and offers surgical facial rejuvenation for patients who are ready for surgery to reduce the signs of aging.

An Empowering Surgeon

The book that Dr. Rothaus co-authored with Dr. Theodore Tyberg, Hospital Smarts, provides invaluable information to the average patient in order to empower them, and is considered “recommended reading” by numerous hospitals and medical groups for anyone going to a hospital for care (but especially for teens and parents). As a father of three sons, as well as a distinguished surgeon, Dr. Rothaus holds himself to the highest standards and commitment to the individual patient and the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Rothaus believes strongly in patient education so that patients are able to make well-informed and confident decisions regarding the medical care they receive.

Societies and Membership

Dr. Rothaus is proud to be affiliated and hold membership with the following associations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Member, 2007 – Present
    • Chairman, 2011 – 2014
    • Co-chair 2015 – Present
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
    • Member, 2007-2011
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School Alumni Association of New York
  • Presbyterian Hospital Alumni Association
  • Emerging Trends Committee
    • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Technology Assessment Committee
    • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Medical Privileges


Dr. Kenneth Rothaus is proud to hold medical privileges at New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he has access to some of the best medical equipment and research available, as well as the support and assistance of a highly trained staff to provide his patients with the highest quality care and service. With state-of-the-art technology and medicine, Dr. Rothaus can perform many outpatient and invasive procedures such as body contouring and breast augmentations.


Weill Cornell Hospital for Special Surgery offers a wide array of outpatient and invasive surgical treatment and is a top provider in the area. At the Weill Cornell Hospital for Special Surgery, Dr. Rothaus has access to the industry’s latest in technology and medicine where he can perform a number of different plastic surgery procedures such as fat transfers, rhinoplasty, and body sculpting. Dr. Rothaus is very honored to join such a highly qualified and prestigious network of doctors, nurses, and technicians.

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