Our Team

Dr. David A. Schlessinger, M.D., F.A.A.C.S.

Dr. David A. Schlessinger ophthalmologist cosmetic surgeon

Dr. Schlessinger is the Medical Director at Schlessinger Eye & Face. He is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1988. Dr. Schlessinger completed his Fellowship training at the University of Minnesota in Eyelid Plastic Surgery and Neuro-Ophthalmology in 1992. A Fellow of the Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Schlessinger is a renowned surgeon in his field, and listed among New York’s Top Physicians for Oculoplastic Surgery in Castle Connolly’s prestigious Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” for several consecutive years and most recently named a “NY Super Doctor 2015, 2016, & 2017”.

As an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Schlessinger is uniquely qualified to treat the delicate skin of the eyelid and face. Numerous respected local physicians entrust the care of their own patients to Dr. Schlessinger and also refer their family members and friends. Many of these same physicians count themselves among Dr. Schlessinger’s patients as well. Frequently called upon to see the most difficult and challenging eyelid surgery cases, he performs reconstructive surgery for both trauma and Cancer patients and lectures extensively to other professionals in the area. Dr. Schlessinger specializes in a variety of facial cosmetic procedures including Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Reconstruction, Browlifts and mid-Facelifts. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation options include Botox, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvéderm and other therapies. He also offers Ultherapy Ultrasound, IPL Laser Treatments, Chemical Peels and the latest in facial rejuvenation products and services.


Dr. Brett Kotlus, M.D.

Dr. Brett Kotlus Cosmetic Surgeon NY

Dr. Kotlus is one of only a few physicians in the United States that are Board Certified in Cosmetic Surgery and fellowship-trained and Certified in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery. He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures and more than 1,000 cosmetic eyelid procedures.

Dr. Kotlus received a Master’s degree in Genetics from the Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. After completing his residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he completed two accredited fellowships in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery and General Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson, Arizona. He subsequently served as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona. Before joining Schlessinger Eye & Face in 2014, Dr. Kotlus provided surgical and non-surgical aesthetic services for 7 years in one of the country’s most successful cosmetic surgery offices.

Dr. Kotlus is the recipient of the Robert F. Jackson Award from the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery for achieving the highest score on the board examination and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He also received the Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and two research grants from the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation. He developed his own eyelid surgery instruments with 3D printers and has a patent pending for his methods of designing custom aesthetic facial implants.

Dr. Kotlus is active in charitable causes and has performed medical mission work in Mongolia with Health for Humanity.


Dr. Tony Perkins, M.D.

Dr. Perkins

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Anthony Perkins, MD. Dr. Perkins is a highly-skilled and precise plastic and aesthetic surgeon who comes to us from New York City and Short Hills, NJ. Dr. Perkins is originally from Canada, and he is fluent in both English and French. He is affiliated with the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, the St. Barnabas Hospital, the Overlook Medical Center, the Surgical Center at Millburn, and Plastic Surgery of Short Hills.

Tony Perkins, M.D. Dr. Perkins received his medical education from the McGill University in Montreal, Québec, where he also completed his integrated Plastic Surgery residency. He then completed his Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a member of the American College of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Physicians, the American Society of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Physicians, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr. Perkins is dedicated to his patients, providing excellent medical care; within the span of your complimentary consultation, he will provide you with a full and comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.

Dr. Perkins will be offering complimentary consultations to our patients who are interested in cosmetic options for their bodies and reducing fat surgically.


Kelly Benitez, Medical Aesthetician

Kelly Benitez
Please join us as we welcome Kelly Benitez, Medical Aesthetician.

Kelly comes to us with a wealth of experience in the medical aesthetics field. She will be offering a wide variety of services and can assist our patients in all aspects of skincare and rejuvenation.

Whether you want to address acne, pigment irregularities, post-surgical excess skin or scarring or just need a skincare analysis, Kelly provides top-notch treatment and is extremely knowledgeable about the latest offerings in the field of aesthetics & beauty. With a focus on facial skin rejuvenation, facials, peels and laser treatments, Kelly is licensed to perform treatments for all skin types, all ages and all stages!

We can’t wait for you to meet with her and experience her enthusiasm for skincare personally. See below for Kelly’s list of certifications.

Berner Medical Device
New York State Laser Certified
Alma Laser Certified
SculpSure Laser
ALMS CE
ASLM CE
Sciton Laser Certified

Kelly speaks Italian & Spanish. Welcome, Kelly!

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