Since establishing his Park Avenue practice in 1989 in New York, board certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Z. Paul Lorenc MD, FACS (pronounced “Lawrence”) has specialized in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. He chose aesthetic plastic surgery as his medical specialty because it offers the ideal medical venue for combining his scientific expertise with an acute aesthetic sense of composition and proportion.
“In the past few years, there has been a tremendous shift toward less invasive rejuvenative procedures with minimal recovery and side effects. The emphasis is on prevention for younger patients, and well as maintenance and correction. It’s all about technique, filler selection, experience and more experience. I use eight different fillers and three neuromodulators in my practice, and it is common to combine several products in one session to get the best and most long lasting result for my patients.”
As author of the international bestseller A Little Work The Truth Behind Park Avenue’s Façade (St. Martin’s Press, 2004), Dr. Lorenc gives readers a revealing look inside the evolving world of cosmetic procedures in New York City.
He is considered a pioneer in the development of the new generation of dermal fillers. As a leading authority in facial anatomy, he served as Principle Investigator on the EVOLENCE® U.S. pivotal study, culminating in FDA confirmation for its use in the United States in June 2008. He was the sole aesthetic plastic surgeon involved in clinical research for Restylane®. Heading the largest clinical trial site for Restylane testing, he tracked its safety and efficacy in blind studies of more than 100 patients over a nine-month period. Based on this experience, Dr. Lorenc was selected to lead the team of experts who presented the resulting data on Restylane to the FDA Advisory Panel, leading to confirmation in December 2003 for its use in the U.S.
Dr. Lorenc continues to be closely involved in research and development of new advances in aesthetic surgery. He is internationally recognized for creating endoscopic techniques for a broad spectrum of aesthetic procedures, most notably the endoscopic brow lift. Further advancing the field of endoscopic plastic surgery, Dr. Lorenc developed a bioabsorbable soft tissue device that he patented in 1997 (US Patent No. 5,611, 814 March 18 1997). The device allows for placement of soft tissue in a superior position and eliminates the use of obvious suturing or the metal fixation screws that often require a secondary procedure for removal. Patients experience a more seamless surgical process and enjoy a natural result.
Dr. Lorenc is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., where he serves on the Public Education Committee of the Communications Commission.
He writes regularly for his specialty’s scientific journals, including The Aesthetic Surgery Journal and The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, regularly reviews publications on the topic and has contributed many chapters to aesthetic surgery textbooks.
Recognized as an expert in his field, Dr. Lorenc is frequently consulted by national and local broadcast news outlets to offer scientific opinions and comment on new aesthetic surgical procedures. He is regularly seen on television, including NBC’s Today in New York, The Today Show, Dateline, Larry King Live and the CNN documentary, The Fountain of Youth, Good Morning America,The View, 20/20, WABC Channel 7 News, CBS Morning Show, WCBS Evening News, and Oxygen Life in Style.
A speaker in demand by leading medical societies and universities around the globe, Dr. Lorenc has been widely quoted in major consumer magazines and newspapers including: Allure, Conde Nast Traveler, Cosmopolitan, Departures, Elle, Family Circle, Forbes, Glamour, GQ, Bride’s, Harper’s Bazaar, Jane Magazine, Lucky!, Marie Claire, More, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Psychology Today, Redbook, Shape, Smart Money, Tatler, Vogue, US News & World Report, W, Women’s Wear Daily, The Times of London, Sunday London Times Magazine, New York Times, The Daily News, New York Post, Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and USA Today.
I was a patient of Dr. Lorenc’s for laser liposuction on the stomach. It was no small procedure, but the doctor put ma at total ease. I was awake the entire time as he calmly explained to me what would be happening and what I could expect to feel. There were fully informed about how the technology was being used, and why. But most impressive the treated area even before the swelling came down. I would go to Dr. Lorence again for any cosmetic procedure, because he possesses that rare combination of talent competence and compassion.” – Samantha Marshall
It is both a pleasure and a privilege to write this letter of appreciation in honor of Dr. Lorenc. He very recently performed a face lift [including a rhinoplasty] on my wife and the results were spectacular. There were no complications and the healing process is proceeding smoothly. We were both extremely impressed with his skills and gentle and assuring manner. What we believe was also an important component in contributing to the wonderful results was the continuity of care and long-term interdisciplinary camaraderie between himself, his surgical nurse and anesthesiologist, with whom he has worked for approximately the past 20 years. They really are an integrated team in the true sense. Dr. Lorenc’s office staff always made us feel welcome and at ease throughout the process. The post-operative care, hotel and private duty nurses were superb. As a result of my wife’s experience with Dr. Lorenc, I will soon be undergoing an abdominoplasty with him as well and I have already requested the same private duty nurses for myself that cared for my wife. Dr. Lorenc provides both of us with updates regarding the recuperation phase during each post-op office visit and we are more at ease about what to expect and the time course of the healing process. I can easily describe the individual, as well as the overall, results of his surgical expertise to looking at one of the European paintings of the 15th – 17th century masters…Dr. Lorenc is the Peter Paul Reubens of Park Avenue plastic surgery. We recommend him and his team unreservedly to anyone considering cosmetic surgery.” – R.G. (Physician)
Actually, it was Carissa, in Dr. Lorenc’s office, who did the treatment, but she, like the rest of his staff, is a great reflection on Dr. Lorenc and his practice. I’ve known Dr. Lorenc for a couple of years now. He performed laser lipolysis on me in the past, and it was such a positive experience that his office is always my first choice for cosmetic treatments of any kind. They make you feel confident that you are in the most experienced and capable hands.” – Sam Marshall
Several years ago, I underwent major surgery which left me with an 8” vertical keloid scar from navel to groin. This was the most uncomfortable thing that I had ever experienced as it itched and was irritated by the fly of my trousers each and every day. Dr. Lorenc had recommended that he treat this scar with CryoShape. The results are 100% better. I no longer have the annoying itch which was almost constant and there is no irritation as all. The result of the procedure has left me with minimal visual side effects. I am sure that after a few more months, that the existing scar will be hardly noticeable at all. I am so very pleased with the results from being treated with CryoShape. I had almost given up on ever having an acceptable resolution to my problem until CryoShape.” – Carl L, Age 59, New York City