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Meet the Doctors

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New York Plastic Surgical Group holds itself to the highest possible standards to ensure you and your family can receive the best in care. Our reputable surgeons have helped patients from all over the world and treat each individual with the utmost respect and compassion. Skilled in a wide range of specialties, our cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help you successfully realize your aesthetic goals and renew your self-confidence.

Dedicated to continuing education and research, our surgeons have studied at some of the world’s most prestigious international medical institutions. They have also served as featured experts in stories by numerous national media outlets, and have frequently presented lectures or lead seminars for organizations such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Their accumulated skill and expertise distinguishes NYPSG from other plastic surgery practices and allows our surgeons to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Below, you will find some brief descriptions on each of our surgeons, followed by links to more detailed biographies covering their credentials, accolades, and areas of specialty. For more information about our doctors at New York Plastic Surgical Group, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

Leland M. Deane, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Leland M. Deane has been a partner at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group since 1988. He obtained his MD from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, New York, followed by a General Surgery internship and residency at the Tufts New-England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Deane completed a plastic surgery residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia and received special training in hand surgery during a Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



Michael Dobryansky, MD, FACS

Dr. Michael Dobryansky earned his medical degree at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine where he devoted much of his research to the NYU Laboratory of Plastic Surgery and Tissue Engineering. Dr. Dobryansky offers a wide array of cosmetic surgery procedures.



Jerry W. Chang, MD, FACS

Dr. Jerry Chang earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated with honors in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Urology. He received the Yale Plastic Surgery Scholastic Award and the Yale Microvascular Certificate for his work in Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Chang performs a variety of both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.


Noël B. Natoli, MD, FACS

A Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Noël Natoli focuses on breast reconstruction, cosmetic breast surgery, and female rejuvenation. A graduate of Upstate Medical University, she also completed an intensive Microsurgical Fellowship in Reconstructive Surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Natoli has co-authored articles, presentations, and research projects, and she is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the Association of Women Surgeons.



Richard G. Reish, MD, FACS

Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Reish has led investigations of many new scar-minimizing treatments and published numerous articles in the nation’s most prestigious plastic surgery research journals. Dr. Reish served as the Chief Resident of Harvard Plastic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, and facial implants, he specializes in both breast and body cosmetic procedures.



Frederick N. Lukash, MD, FACS, FAAP

Voted one of “America’s Top Doctors” by both the Castle Connolly guide and the Consumer Research Council of America, Dr. Frederick Lukash specializes in working with children and teens. HIs extensive research and innovations in the field led to the publication of his critically acclaimed book titled “The Safe and Sane Guide to Teenage Plastic Surgery” and a follow-up book titled “The Restore Point: The Safe and Sane Guide to a Lifetime of Lean For Kids, Teens and Families.”


Haritha B. Veeramachaneni, MD

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Haritha B. Veeramachaneni (Dr. Veera) received her undergraduate degree in biology from Duke University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and went on to earn her Medical Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her Residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and a fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the C.M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Veera specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face and body, as well as breast reconstruction, complex hand and wrist injuries, and nerve repair.


Dr. Finny George

Finny George, MD

Dr. Finny George is a board-certified plastic surgeon who earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from CUNY Sophie Davis and SUNY Upstate Medical University through a selective 7-year accelerated program. He furthered his training by completing residencies in general surgery at New York Medical College and plastic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Fellowship-trained in reconstructive microsurgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. George specializes in cancer reconstruction utilizing microvascular surgery. He also performs a variety of cosmetic surgical procedures.


Irena Karanetz, MD

Irena Karanetz, MD

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Irena Karanetz is a graduate of Loyola University and earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College. While in medical school, Dr. Karanetz was recognized for her academic and clinical achievements with multiple awards and honors, including the Award for Excellence in Surgery. She completed her residency at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and went on to a fellowship in Breast Aesthetic and Reconstructive Microsurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Karanetz specializes in breast reconstruction, as well as a variety of breast and body surgeries, rhinoplasty, and non-surgical and surgical facial procedures.



David Mattos, MD, MBA

Dr. David Mattos is a graduate with honors of Harvard University, where he completed his undergraduate and medical education. He was further accepted to the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program, where he completed his specialty training. Dr. Mattos served as Chief Resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he received several honors and published numerous articles in the country’s leading plastic surgery journals. He has experience in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Mattos specializes in rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, abdominoplasty, and injectables. He also has an interest in migraine surgery.


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