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Dr. Elliot Duboys

Plastic Surgery
Huntington, NY
46 years experience male

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Saturday: Closed
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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

185 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Mederma: Mederma or other scar reducing creams. Scar-guard, etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
More specific?: There are relatively few medical indications for botox. You can get Botox therapy by going to your doctor with specific complaints - usually plastic ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
18 years old: There is no set age requirement. However, the individual should be psychologically mature for an image change.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Sure: Make you look better!
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
EKG?: Ekg leads can be placed on the arms, legs and back.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: No idea why this is happening. You didn't state how long its been since your initial injury. Can you move your fingers. Did you hit your hand on th... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Perhaps with time: In uv - as in sun light - it may increase the chance of ultimately developing skin cancer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Pimple?: It might not be a pimple. Might i suggest a consultation with a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon?
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Itch vs pain: Ringworm usually itches while acne may be painful. Also, ringworm is rare on the face.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Hospital: If he has burns all over - it is best that he be treated in a hospital setting.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: All surgery has its risks. If I understand your question when you ask if "plastic surgery" is dangerous, am I correct to assume that you mean cosmeti... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Medical Examination: Who knows! :) Suggest an examination with a dermatologist.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
A million things!: Could be any one of a million things. More than likely, it is nothing to worry about. A pimple is usually an infections process, so I'm not sure it... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Not abnormal: do you sleep with a clenched fist? Are you running a fever? Are your hands and feet always sweaty? If the answer to the last question is yes, you m... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Perhaps: Wouldn't it be simple if you could just go to the internet and become a physician. That what the insurance companies would like you to do! If, what ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Several: Breathing difficulty sleep apnea are perhaps the two most common.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Depends: All medications have side-effects. However, when you weight the risks vs benefits and benefits wins out - then it would seem appropriate to give it a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Endoscopic: While it is not new (been around for 20 years), a small incision is made and the surgery is done through a "micro" incision.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Yes & No: There are two types of acne scars. Craters and ice-pick. The ice-pick scar has sharp borders whereas the crater has smoother borders. Ice-pick vari... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Easy: As with any surgical procedure - experience is key. An experienced cleft surgeon can repair a simple cleft lip in 30 minutes while a more complex pro... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Highly unlikely: The definition of gangrene is tissue death due to loss of blood supply. While it is extremely unlikely, one can get an infection from anything. Wit... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Plastic Surgeon: A plastic surgeon, certified by the american board of plastic surgery. The american society of plastic surgeons offers excellent resources for indivi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Surgery or splinting: If the mallet finger just happened - a splint for 6 weeks under the supervision of a physician. If it is an older injury, the only way to correct a m... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Totally different: Liposuction is usually performed when the skin is of good quality. Liposuction works by reducing the fat and relying on the skin the shrink back to r... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
YES: Breasts may be asymmetrical for a variety of reasons. I usually break them down into two causes: volume and contour differences. If yours is a volu... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Probably Should: If you are concerned - probably best that you see a doctor. While most hand injuries show up within a few days, you want to make sure that you didn't... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
NO: Abdominoplasty is a well known procedure and if performed under the proper conditions by a competent practitioner will give wonderful and satisfying r... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Surgical Procedure: Earlobe repair following the pull-through of an ear-ring requires surgery and sutures, .
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Testimonials
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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 30, 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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