Dr. Valerie J. Ablaza is a partner and the Corporate Vice President of The Plastic Surgery Group. She is unique in her profession, noting that just one out of 10 plastic surgeons are women.
“I wanted to be a doctor so I could help people feel better. I wanted to be a plastic surgeon so I could repair people’s bodies, in ways big and small, not just to improve their looks, but to help them align their physical appearance with their internal perception of themselves. There’s nothing better than doing what I always wanted to do. I consider it an honor and a privilege to serve my patients, and I never take for granted the ability to change people’s lives for the better.”
Dr. Valerie Ablaza is board certified by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Fellow of The American College of Surgeons. She is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Phi Beta Kappa and the Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society. She received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania, completed her residency in plastic surgery at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, and finished her training with a fellowship in breast and aesthetic surgery in Nashville, Tennessee, with the internationally renowned plastic surgeon G. Patrick Maxwell.
Dr. Ablaza was selected as one of “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”
Dr. Valerie Ablaza is currently writing a blog for New Jersey Health and Beauty Magazine on a bi-weekly basis on various topics of plastic surgery. She also contributes or advises on other publications as well, including BERGEN Magazine and North Jersey Woman. She has frequently been quoted on internet websites including PlasticSurgery.com, CosmeticSurgery.com, and awcancer.com and she has been featured on CN8 One on One with Steve Adubato. She was also a guest author of “Fifty Things To Do When You Turn Fifty”, a book about self-help and personal growth. She has had numerous articles published in medical journals, written chapters for plastic surgery and orthopedic textbooks.
Dr. Ablaza has donated her time and expertise to Healing the Children, an international charity that provides reconstructive surgery to children from low-income communities and third-world countries. She has been an active participant with leadership roles in plastic surgical societies on the state and local level and sits on the executive committee of the NJ Society of Plastic Surgeons.
By Allen D. Rosen, MD & Valerie J. Ablaza, MD
*Your copy of “Beauty In Balance” can be personalized by Dr. Rosen and Dr. Ablaza
“A refreshingly sensible approach to cosmetic surgery that explains the myriad of surgical options, from head to toe, in clear, realistic terms. As television makeover shows have taken cosmetic surgery to a whole new extreme, Drs. Rosen and Ablaza bring readers back to reality.”
– Mehmet Oz, M.D.