Dr. Lara Devgan is a board-certified, Yale-educated, Johns Hopkins Medical School-instructed, and Columbia/New York Presbyterian Hospital-trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Her special interests are cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer, skin cancer, and facial injuries. She is also the creator of Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, a luxury medical-grade skin care line and the host of an acclaimed podcast, Beauty Bosses. She lives with her husband and six children on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Can you describe your practice?
My practice focuses on cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments for the face, breasts, and body. Plastic surgery is a tricky topic. Like most smart, career-oriented women of our era, I was raised to think that women of substance didn’t or shouldn’t care about superficial things like plastic surgery — that it was frivolous, for airheads, for people without anything better to do. The truth is that the term “plastic surgery” still conjures up some of those same emotions in many of us. But the reality of my work is far more nuanced. My patients are discerning and intelligent people who want to feel a little fresher, more rested, and more confident. They want to feel like the reflection staring back at them in the mirror reminds them of how they feel on the inside and how they think of themselves with their eyes closed. I believe that you can be a person of substance and also care about your appearance — whether that means wearing high heels, putting on mascara, or getting botox.