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Dr. Elliot Duboys

Plastic Surgery
Huntington, NY
44 years experience male

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Thursday: 9:00am - 12am
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Bio

A perfectionist by nature, Dr. Duboys greatest satisfaction is seeing the happiness his work brings to his patients. Whether they have undergone a procedure to correct a major defect, needed reconstructive surgery after cancer or trauma, or cosmetic surgery – in each case Dr. Duboys has been able to help his patients improve their physical appearance and enhance their body image and self-esteem. Dr. Duboys’ dedication to his patients has given him the well-earned reputation as one of the most respected cosmetic surgeons in the field. He takes time to understand what each patient is seeking, what they expect, and the outcome they hope to achieve. Cosmetic surgery is one of the most important decisions anyone will make in their lifetime. Dr. Duboys is dedicated to making sure each patient has the information needed to make the right decision when it comes to choosing a life-altering and frequently life-changing procedure.

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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

245 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Time: Will wear off within a week. It depends upon the agent used for the tanning. I would wait it out rather than try anything very aggressive. You migh... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Warm soaks: Don't under-estimate the value of warm soaks. The brown is what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This can be improved by certain cream... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Discuss with surgeon: Ask your surgeon how much tissue was removed. By just - if you mean several days ago - you're going to have to wait a while for the swelling to decre... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Letter: Frequently breast reduction is covered by insurance. Your best bet would be to consult with a plastic surgeon and have him/her write a letter requesti... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not a keloi: You probably have a hypertrophic scar rather than a keloid. Most people confuse the two. A keloid, by definition overgrows the area of injury. It i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Sure: If you have a head you have a forehead! don't need plastic surgery to give you a forehead. Please try and be a bit more specific in your question. ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
30: The number indicates the amount of time you can remain out in the sun compared to not wearing any sun screen. Therefore 30 would indicate 30x longer ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Not really: Sagging, puffy skin beneath the eyes is hereditary in nature can cannot be reversed without surgery. The surgery is simple. You can try some eye moi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Many: Depends upon which geographic location and for what subspecialities you are seeking.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Apples Oranges: Two totally different specialties. Dermatology is a medical specialty whereas plastic surgery is surgical. You would have to be more specific.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Minimal: Rhinoplasty is a superficial procedure. Al procedures carry risks. There is the risk of anesthesia and the risk of surgery. The risks should be min... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Absolutely not!: Why shouldn't you improve yourself if possible? Some people exercise to look better, some individuals use make-up. Patients undergoing cosmetic surg... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Same: Oslo rendu weber involves vascular malformations on mucosal surfaces and is a congenital genetic disease. These vascular abnormalities frequently ble... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: However, if one is over weight that it is best to lose weight.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Itch vs pain: Ringworm usually itches while acne may be painful. Also, ringworm is rare on the face.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: Try it and see if you achieve the result that you are looking for. Its like trying on any other piece of clothing. Spanx is nothing more than an ol... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
OK for whom?: Cosmetic surgery, when performed by a competent surgeon is relatively safe. Check out the credentials of your plastic surgeon and make sure he/she is... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Anyone who has itp and diabetes are at a higher risk than normal for post operative complications. Risks vs benefits should be discussed with your fa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Exfoliation is the most common form of rejuvenation and good to start early. However, there are other treatments that become more aggressive dependin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
What: Type of advice are you seeking? Have to be a bit more specific!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
None: If you have true gynecomastia (development of the male breast) which involves glandular tissue - exercise will not help. Exercise strengthens muscle ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
18 years old: There is no set age requirement. However, the individual should be psychologically mature for an image change.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
NO: Nothing is permanent unless you find the "fountain of youth" which we have all been looking forever to find. Need maintenance. Just like you would ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Get rid of eczema : First the eczema must be treated. Hydrating creams work well. Also, techniques such as ipl and laser resurfacing seem to work well.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Mederma: Mederma or other scar reducing creams. Scar-guard, etc.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Normal: The forehead is directly connected to the upper eyelids and gravity causes the bruising to descent. Nothing to worry about and should disappear in a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
EKG?: Ekg leads can be placed on the arms, legs and back.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
???: You don't state if you are male or female. I assume, albeit incorrectly that you are male. What is your genetic history? Certain individuals cannot... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
6-12 months: Typically, around the mouth - 6 months, whereas elsewhere, can last as long as 12 months.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: How long after the forehead lift? If it is greater than 1 year - chances are unlikely. Speak to your surgeon to find out the technique that was perf... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
1 in 100,000: Incidence is 1 in 100, 000. Involves overgrowth of bone combined with vascular malformation - such as port wine stain.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Depends: Different types of chemical peels cause different amounts of pain. Typically the aha (glycolic acid peels) are not painful as are the tca (tricholora... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
??: Having been a burn surgeon for over 30 years, never heard of 6th degree burn. Some people categorize a 4th degree burn as one involving muscles.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
YES: There has to be a balance with the amount of skin removed (length of scar, etc) and the amount of fat removed. If too much fat was removed and not en... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Perhaps: Irresponsible of me to make a diagnosis with consultation. Usually one relies on the abc's to determine cancer: area, border, color. If the area is... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Probably: If you are sure it is a brown recluse spider bite, you should see a doctor as the spider bite can be quite debilitating. Frequently the wound become... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Perhaps with time: In uv - as in sun light - it may increase the chance of ultimately developing skin cancer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Will improve: Rosacea is a continuing process. It may be kept under control with certain lasers. www.associatedplasticsurgoens.com.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Absolutely - depends upon how deep they are. The older treatment was microdermabrasion which was effective because it went deeper. The medical commu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Ipl definitely works with rosacea. However, it must be kept up to be effectivel.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Pimple?: It might not be a pimple. Might i suggest a consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Hard to do!: Eyebrow hair grows to a specific length and then stops. When one does a hair transplant, the follicle remembers from where it came - and therefore, i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
No: Impossible to predict. Would depend upon how much you weigh at the present time, whether or not you have stretch marks and your age. The younger an ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Several: Breathing difficulty sleep apnea are perhaps the two most common.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: Basically frost bite. All burns depend upon the length of exposure and the source.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Surgical Procedure: Earlobe repair following the pull-through of an ear-ring requires surgery and sutures, .
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
I'll try: Two types of breast reconstruction following mastectomy. 1st is implant based and the second is using one's own tissue. One could write volumes on b... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Sure: Make you look better!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes and No: All wounds heal by themselves, however the quality and quantity of the scar may be improved by placing sutures, especially on the lip.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Coincidence: Nothing but coincidence. Basal cell carcinoma is usually (>90%) painless.

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Jan 3, 2014
Thank you so much for your contribution to the Health tap community, patients and doctors!
Sep 9, 2013
Dr. D helped train me. He is a terrific surgeon and an wonderful human
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Duboys is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! I didnt know it would irritate my skin. Plz answer me there if it will
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for the answer...have a great time
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. This helps me out a lot!! Thanks (:

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Medical/Graduate school

Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Nassau County Medical Center

Residency

SUNY Medical Center

Awards

Best Doctors in the New York Metro Area, Castle Connolly
Top Plastic Surgeon, Third Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American College of Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
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