Office in New York
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Plastic / Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. William Lao

About William Lao, MD

Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao has a comprehensive understanding of the aesthetic ideals of both East and West and over a decade of extensive education and training in the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Lao combines advanced surgical techniques and concepts from both worlds and customizes procedures to provide the best results possible.

A renowned double-board-certified plastic surgeon in both the USA and Taiwan, Dr. William Lao has dedicated himself to providing patients with personalized care and results that look stunningly natural. Over the course of his education and professional career, Dr. Lao has honed his surgical precision, technical skill, and eye for aesthetics.

Dr. Lao is the recipient of numerous honors and awards that highlight his skills and research. He has published numerous articles in renowned medical journals on topics including aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and oral cancer. Dr. Lao has also dedicated time to holding educational presentations covering a wide array of topics with the goal of informing others and cultivating further research in these fields.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Dr. Lao soon became a student of the world, receiving his high school education in Vancouver, Canada, before moving to the United States to attend the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. There, he completed a double major in biomedical engineering and computer science. He went on to pursue and earn his Doctorate of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. From there, Dr. Lao further pursued his education by completing six years of integrated residency training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He followed that by completing one of the most coveted aesthetic surgery fellowships under Dr. Sherrell J. Aston in New York. Dr. Lao then took on the position of attending physician in the plastic surgery department of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei. He returned to Manhattan, where he opened up his own private practice.

Dr. Lao has also completed a Research and Clinical Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan, and Aesthetic Surgery at the Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH)/New York University (NYU) in New York, USA.

When it comes to the results he provides, Dr. Lao believes that a natural look is best. Precision and artistry come together to create dramatic aesthetic enhancement while retaining a completely natural and untouched look.

Doctor Info

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou, Taiwan
  • Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH)/New York University (NYU) in New York

Board Certification

  • Plastic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Asian Society for Breast Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • Best Research Award 2013, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2011 Research Scholarship from Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commissions Taiwan
Our Office
Phone: 929-505-2060
Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Please Note:

William Lao, MD Plastic Surgery is where science and art blend together to create an atmosphere where aesthetic possibilities are endless. Perched on the 32nd floor in a 5th avenue suite, we invite you into our modernly designed & decorated practice. We passionately believe in aesthetics and helping our patients achieve their best, both in how they see and feel about themselves. Through plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body, Dr. William Lao prides himself on his detailed education, leading to an unparalleled skillset and expertise. As one of the most popular plastic surgery practices in New York, you’ll be in great care from the moment you walk through our elevators.

Our friendly, highly-trained staff will take care of your scheduling needs and put you in touch with our staff for a consultation that could change your life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. We offer in-person and virtual appointments to better accommodate your needs. You can also call us at 929-505-2060 to schedule an appointment.

I have uneven eyelids result from a previous double eyelid surgery years ago. One day I decided to have it corrected. Prior to meeting with Dr. Lao, I was on the verge of giving up the idea of surgery since the first Doctor I saw told me that my situation is not treatable. Consultation (which is free) with Dr. Lao was easy and pleasant. Dr. Lao told me that my problem can be easily solved with minimum invasive suture technic. That is exactly what I had hoped for!! As a plastic surgeon, I think Dr. Lao possesses a great deal of aesthetic sense, as well as good medical skills. At the meeting, he pointed out that my upper eyelids are sunken, a fat grafting procedure would enhance my appearance, so we decided to have both procedures done at the same time. I am so glad I did it, because the surgery had transformed my eyes. A couple of weeks after the surgery, the eyes looking natural, the result is beyond anything I had expected. I love my new eyes! This entire process is so easy. I am so grateful!


I had upper eyelid, lower eyelid and mid eye surgery (asian eye surgery) with Dr. Lao, and I am so happy with my results! I was pretty worried about having my eyes done, but felt assured about going with Dr. Lao after seeing another doctor first, then getting a referral from a different that doctor I trust. I researched Dr. Lao online and was impressed with his education and experience. He has experience performing asian eye surgery overseas and here in New York, so I felt that he really understood what my goals were. On my first consultation, I was warmly greeted by Nancy, who answered a lot of my questions and was so kind from my first visit to my last. Dr. Lao took his time to get to know me, ask me questions, and show me tons of before-and-after photos that assured me that he knew what he was talking about and knew what I wanted. Dr. Lao’s bed side manner is impeccable! He is a kind and caring doctor that made me feel like he really cared about me. A lot doctors make people feel like they are just a number, but Dr. Lao took his time and it made me feel so assured that I was making the right choice. And I’m so glad I did. Dr. Lao and Nancy checked up on me BEFORE my surgery to make sure I was doing ok in getting ready for my big day, then surgery came and although I was nervous, I was surrounded by the nicest group of medical professionals that helped me feel at ease. I did my eye under local, which was little intense, but again, the team helped to put me at ease the entire time. I could Dr. lao spoke to me during the procedure and hearing his voice was comforting, like he was a good friend. Recovery was, as expected, uncomfortable, Dr Lao called me that night and then next morning, then told me to text or call him if i had any questions. I thought that was so awesome. I followed my recovery instructions, took it very easy and bruising was not too bad. The bruises actually went away in about 4-5 days, but minimal swelling lingered for a bit. I went back to work about 10-12 days after my surgery, and no one suspected anything! Today it has been 35 days since my surgery, and my eyes look so natural and fresh! I have no scars, or any sign of surgery. There is a tiny bit of swelling (so minimal only I can notice) but every day I wake up with better and better looking eyes! I can only say I am so glad I did this for myself and so very glad I chose Dr. Lao to do it!


Dr. Lao is very nice and has incredible skills. He is one out of many doctors that I have consulted who can actually do suture upper Eyelid. , all other doctors claimed that they do not do it, but my eyelids are so thin, removing excessive skins as a part of incisional blepharoplasty is not good fit for me. I like my results, it looked very natural and made me look younger.


Dr. Lao performed my brow lift and the results were beautiful. It enabled me to restart my modeling career.


I received a double eyelid nose operation from Dr. Lao, and as a result I am very satisfied. My friends all ask me where I got the surgery and tell them about Dr. Lao. First of all, I feel more confident after this surgery. Dr. Lao is not only having good skills but also taking care of patients. I checked to see if it was okay to see if there was any problem with me the evening after the surgery and the next day. I would like to actively recommend Dr. Lao, who has good medicine to you, and to be highly appreciated.