Dr. Marissa Lafer

Meet Dr. Marissa Lafer

Searching for a facial plastic surgeon? It’s important to choose a qualified doctor to help you achieve the results you deserve.

Dr. Marissa Lafer has joined the office of Jon B. Turk, M.D., in Manhattan to provide patients in New York, NY, world-class cosmetic care.

Learn about how Dr. Lafer’s education and experience can help you rejuvenate your appearance to help you reach your goals…

Dr. Lafer’s Background

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The Path to a Career in Medicine

Originally from Los Angeles, Marissa Lafer, MD received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Following a stint on Wall Street, Dr. Lafer decided to make a career change. Returning to school at Columbia to complete her post-bachelor pre medical training, she went on to earn her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine.

Medical School and Residency

Following graduation from medical school, Dr. Lafer continued her training at New York University-Langone Medical Center where she completed her internship and residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery. During her education and residency, Dr. Lafer held leadership roles including those on the Medical School Student Council and Hospital House Staff Leadership Committee. She also participated in several prestigious research projects within the Department.

Fellowship Training

Following her residency, Dr. Lafer was selected for a highly sought-after fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) with the renowned aesthetic practice of Dr. Edward Buckingham in Austin, Texas. Dr. Buckingham is recognized by his peers as an authority in facial plastic surgery and holds an executive leadership position in the AAFPRS. During her fellowship, she focused on treatment of the aging face, rhinoplasty, and Mohs reconstruction.


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Dr. Lafer Offering Comprehensive Cosmetic Care

Dr. Lafer is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon helping patients of all ages improve their appearance. Joining Dr. Jon B. Turk, who has been voted one of New York’s top surgeons for several years running from our offices in Manhattan serving New York, NY, Dr. Lafer can address the cosmetic concerns that impact your self-confidence. 

Dr. Lafer performs aging face surgeries, rhinoplasty, and complex reconstruction of facial deformities. She specializes in a full suite of aging face surgical techniques including full facelift, neck lift, limited incision facelift, liposuction of the neck and jowls, fat transfer, chemical peel, brow-lift, eyelid surgery, lip-lift, and earlobe reduction.  

Dr. Lafer can also perform functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty in addition to submental microliposuction, scar revision, otoplasty, Mohs reconstruction, and the treatment of rhinophyma. Minimally invasive anti-aging skin treatments provided by Dr. Lafer include BOTOX® Cosmetic, filler, and laser and radio frequency skin resurfacing.

You can view Dr. Lafer’s complete Curriculum Vitae here.

Personal Life

When not helping patients achieve their best possible selves, Dr. Lafer enjoys life in New York City with her husband and two daughters. To unwind after work, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and cooking. 

To stay fit, Dr. Lafer is an avid member of the Peloton network.  She also loves to ski and is focused on improving her abilities to the point where she can make it down the mountain faster than her husband.

Dr. Marissa Lafer

Jon B. Turk, M.D.

Dr. Jon Turk is a double board-certified surgeon with more than 30 years of experience performing facial plastic surgery and non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments. He is one of New York's top plastic surgeons, and actively maintains his affiliation with the following organizations:

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Certified
  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Certified
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Member

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