About Dr. Forley

Bryan G. Forley, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic facial, breast and body contouring surgery. He has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1994.

Dr. Forley is affiliated with the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Dr. Forley also serves as the Medical Director of the flagship Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa on New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Dr. Forley graduated from Brown University in 1979 with a degree in Bio-Medical Ethics. He subsequently received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1984 where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Forley trained in general surgery at New York University Medical Center and the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He was selected as a Plastic Surgery Research Fellow at the Duke University Medical Center and received a National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Support Grant awarded through the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. He then completed his residency in plastic surgery at the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Forley pursued additional post-graduate surgical training, including a prestigious and highly coveted fellowship in aesthetic surgery with Dr. Bruce F. Connell in Santa Ana, California. He was also selected for fellowships in the field of craniofacial surgery and the treatment of congenital deformities with internationally renowned plastic surgeons Barry M. Jones, FRCS in London, England and Dr. Daniel Marchac in Paris, France.

About Volunteer Work

Dr. Forley speaks about his volunteer work treating children overseas.

A world traveler, Dr. Forley has volunteered his expertise to help children and adults during several surgical expeditions with the Reconstructive Surgery Foundation in the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia and in Peru with Interplast.

Dr. Forley was voted one of New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” of 2012 and a “Super Doctor” in the 2014 Guide to the Top New York City Physicians. He is also listed annually in the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” guide. Dr. Forley has been cited in numerous consumer publications including Vogue, Allure, Time, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Tatler, Men’s Health, Business Traveler International, and WebMD. He has published his scientific and clinical research in plastic surgery journals and textbooks, and frequently presents at national and international plastic surgery meetings.

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery – 1997


A.B. 1979 – Brown University

M.D. 1984 – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • The American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

Hospital Appointments

Beth Israel Medical Center – New York, NY- Clinical Assistant Attending

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary – New York, NY - Adjunct Attending Surgeon

St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center – New York, NY - Jr. Assistant Attending

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New York Magazine

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UK-based Tatler discussed Dr. Forley in its 2008 Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery Guide as one of the "A-list of cosmetic surgeons"..."who are at the top of their game"...and whose "innovations are shaping the art of cosmetic surgery around the world." It was noted that Dr. Forley's "discreet Upper East Side clinic is perfect for women and men in search of minimally invasive natural-looking surgery. He was trained in France and the UK and has a straightforward, gentle, less-is-more approach. He uses the intimidating-sounding MACS-lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension), which is an ingenious short-scar method. A small incision is placed just above where the ear meets the hairline and the cheeks and jowls are gently pulled up. He makes sure the skin is in great shape by using the Fraxel laser for resurfacing and combines it with expertly placed fillers like Sculptra to maximise his results. He also does Juvederm, Botox and Restylane at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa on Fifth Avenue. He has been on missions to Asia and Africa, where he has devoted his skills to treat children with facial deformities."
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