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Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS


Dr. Kaufman has been consecutively named as a Top Plastic Surgeon, in both the Castle Connolly Guide (New York metro area) and Inside New Jersey magazine. He has also been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by New Jersey Monthly magazine. Dr. Kaufman's training was completed at the best surgical programs in both New York City and Los Angeles. He received his undergraduate degree from Binghamton University where he graduated with Honors and was named to the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society. He attended medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, graduating in the top 5% of his medical school class. While there, he received numerous honors including acceptance into the AOA medical honor society and an endowment scholarship for outstanding academic performance.

Dr. Kaufman embarked on his surgical training at one of the nation's top training programs for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. While there, he trained with world-famous surgeons dedicated to complex Head and Neck Reconstruction and Facial Plastic Surgery. Upon completion, he continued his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. While in Los Angeles, he learned the most advanced and innovative plastic surgery techniques from leaders and innovators practicing in the epicenter of the cosmetic surgery world. Dr. Kaufman is highly skilled in all cosmetic surgery procedures of the face and body. These procedures include facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation), brow lift, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), ear reshaping (otoplasty), chin/lip surgery, skin resurfacing, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift/reduction and abdominoplasty. In addition, he has advanced expertise in complex revision rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty (non-Caucasian rhinoplasty). Dr. Kaufman has the rather rare distinction of achieving board certification in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This gives him the added expertise necessary to deal with complex cosmetic and reconstructive problems of the head, face, and neck.

Dr. Kaufman has pioneered treatments for diaphragm paralysis due to phrenic nerve injury, and ventilator dependency due to spinal cord injury, and has successfully treated over 500 patients with these conditions from throughout the U.S. and from countries as far away as South Africa, Australia, and Israel. Dr. Kaufman is a regional expert in nerve decompression surgery for migraine headaches and occipital neuralgia. He has been surgically treating this condition since 2006 and is amongst the most experienced in the U.S. Based on his surgical expertise and the success of these innovative surgical therapies, he is now offering treatments for other complex reconstructive problems, including ETS (endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy) Reversal for compensatory hyperhidrosis, and septal perforation repair using the CBGB (cranial bone graft barrier), a technique he has pioneered. Dr. Kaufman has been featured in Cosmetic Surgery Times for his tissue engineering research and has been a medical consultant for Untold Stories of the ER, a syndicated series on The Learning Channel. Other media appearances include Health Professionals Radio, PBS (NJTV), WCTC (The Voice of Central New Jersey), SIRIUS Doctor Radio, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Health, CBS News, Radio Pacifica, and Eyewitness News. Dr. Kaufman has published more than 35 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the surgical literature and has lectured at more than 60 national and international surgical meetings. He is a co-editor of the textbook, Rehabilitative Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for an Emerging Field.

Dr. Kaufman is a lead author of Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery for Darker Skin Types, the first textbook dedicated to cosmetic surgery in darker racial ethnic groups, in which he also has chapters on Ethnic Rhinoplasty and Breast Surgery. Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society, a non-profit organization that consists of top surgeons throughout the world who specialize in Rhinoplasty. These surgeons undergo a thorough selection process and are considered innovators in their field, deeply committed to aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery. Dr. Kaufman is the founder and co-director of Axon Advance Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable organization developed in 2013 to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury through clinical research, access to innovative surgical procedures, and community outreach. Dr. Kaufman also specializes in healing Chronic Hiccups.


  • Undergraduate:
    • Binghamton University
  • Medical School:
    • Upstate Medical University
  • Professional Training:
    • Surgical: Head & Neck Surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan
    • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: UCLA Medical Center

Insurance Accepted

The Plastic Surgery Center participates in-network with a wide range of insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Horizon NJ Health, and Medicare. Each physician has their accepted insurance and hospital affiliations. For those out of network, our insurance specialists will work with you before your appointment to find the most coverage available for your treatment. We can often develop individual agreements with your insurance carrier for your personalized treatment plan.

Practice Locations

Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS

Shrewsbury 535 Sycamore Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Bridgewater-Greymark 1200 US Route 22 East, Suite 19 Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Real People Real Results

I recently had a upper and lower Blepharoplasty and laser treatment under my eyes by Dr, Kaufman. I am so happy with the result of my surgery. Dr. Kaufman is so Professional and made me feel so comfortable under his care. His staff at his office and the out patient surgical center was phenomenal. I would recommend Dr. Kaufman to anyone considering surgery.
Claire C.
patient of Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS
The best choice for a rhinoplasty! I'm so grateful for Dr. Kaufman and the entire staff at The Plastic Surgery Center. Choosing a surgeon to perform surgery, especially a rhinoplasty, is always a difficult decision to make. But, as soon as I met with Dr. Kaufman, I knew I was in the right hands. He has exceptional bedside manner and makes you feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He took the time to answer all of my questions and I truly felt like he understood exactly what I was looking for. It's been a little over a year since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with my results! He's the best surgeon for a rhinoplasty, hands down.
Jen N.
patient of Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS
Dr. Kauffman and the entire team are awesome. My Daughter recently had a mastopexy (breast lift) back in January and from start to her last visit and every question in between they were amazing. Dr. Kauffman explained the whole procedure to both of us to ease our minds and at each visit she came home reassured of the progress and happy. 4 months and she feels they look amazing and she is thrilled. His calm demeanor and relaxed personality are an asset.
Lisa A.
patient of Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS
I was diagnosed with paralysis of the right diaphragm, due to a phrenic nerve injury. After a search of the internet I found Dr. Matthew Kaufman was the only surgeon that appeared to be specializing in this field. After vetting out Dr. Kaufman I made an appointment. After my consultation with Dr. Kaufman he felt he could help me. I traveled from Boston, MA to New Jersey to Have Dr.Kaufman repair my phrenic nerve. The next day I was noticeably breathing better. I feel that I am on the road to recovery and for that I thank Dr. Kaufman and his wonderfully talented staff.
Matt M.
patient of Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS
I had an excellent experience at Dr.Kaufman’s office! The staff was super helpful and delightful. He is awesome. I got a cosmetic rhinoplasty with a septoplasty and double turbinate reduction back in August, and am in love with the results. I would recommend to anyone looking for a very natural cosmetic fix.
Olivia K.
patient of Matthew Kaufman, MD, FACS

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