Dr. Shirley Madhere, Holistic Plastic Surgeon
"I believe that the desire for beauty is an inherent trait to all human beings. We all wish to be surrounded by Beauty if we do not ourselves embody it, whether through art, the spoken or written word, or through nature. The ability to recognize beauty and the grace to appreciate it comes from within. Beauty is fundamentally a matter of perception, personal preference, and emotional response. After all, how does it feel to be looked upon as beautiful or to look upon someone beautiful or to behold an object of beauty? In a sense, there is no one standard of beauty. Nevertheless, the response to beauty is uniquely universal.
I am privileged to work with beauty every day and to have been trained to help others to bring their individual stories of beauty to light. With regard to my work as a plastic surgeon, my approach to putting one’s best face (and body) forward is via a holistic approach, when appropriate, incorporating complementary therapies as well as the healing arts for optimal recovery, health, and wellness. I take an interest in the person before the procedure, as I assess and make recommendations vis-à-vis skin care programs, nutritional status, exercise, stress management, among other parts of the whole. In a similar manner in which recovery from an operation is a mindset, looking good is very much a function of feeling great and being holistically well, on many levels. Whether with use of the needle or the scalpel, aesthetics matter, and I aim to help you to determine if and how aesthetic services may serve you in your quest to maintain the beauty that radiates from within you.
On plastic surgery: Yes, I am a plastic surgeon. Surgery (both reconstructive and aesthetic) is, indeed, what I do, among other related procedures. I am well trained, and I thoroughly love what I do for a living. While I enjoy working with many different people, not everyone is a candidate for surgery. Thus, I maintain a diverse practice that offers a variety of options for those seeking not only improvement in form and function but also cosmetic enhancement. Some of these options are surgical, and some are non-operative. All, in general, are discussed with the specific individual as well as his or her preferences in mind and in sight.
What are your motivations for considering plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures? Be clear, do your research, and do it for yourself—with love."
Dr. Shirley Madhere
Dr. Shirley Madhere is a plastic surgeon who practices using a holistic approach. As with her multi-cultural background, her interests are diverse and contribute to her perspective that beauty and healing emanate from within, and that external appearance is a reflection of inner health of the mind, body, and spirit. Beauty serves as the foundation upon which her work is accomplished.
Her professional life involves the care of those who seek to maintain form and function through cosmetic as well as reconstructive plastic surgery.
A published author, Dr. Madhere is a prolific contributor to the written word. She is a public speaker, contributes to press publications and to the scientific literature, and has appeared on various media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, NY1, and the Dr. Oz Show and has been featured in O,Town and Country, Marie Claire, Elle.com, Harper’s Bazaar, and Lifestyle Mirror.. She is also the founder of Jet Set Beauty Rx (Dr. Shirley’s exclusive signature Beauty service developed for the Leading Salons of the World and bookable at www.theleadingsalons.com), Click-lift.com (an online consultation portal, or e-consult, named a “best practices” site in the industry), and the acclaimed seminar series, “Les Salons: A Wellness Series devoted to The Beautiful Life” (LesSalons-nyc.com). Dr. Madhere is the former Vice-Chair of and was instrumental in spearheading the initiative Fashion 4 Development (F4D). She currently serves as the Founder and Chairperson of Beauty for Empowerment (B4E, beauty4empowerment.com), a campaign for global awareness whose mission is to empower people in partnership with the beauty industry as a vehicle for change.
Dr. Madhere studied liberal arts at Boston University then received her medical education at both Dartmouth and Brown Universities. She is doubly trained in general and plastic surgery, and has received additional aesthetic plastic surgery training under the tutelage of some of New York’s world-renowned plastic surgeons. She resides in New York, is a citizen of the world, and remains a student of life.