Meet Dr. Aston
Dr. Sherrell Jerone Aston is a New York City, double board-certified plastic surgeon who is one of the world's foremost experts in aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Aston is Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University, past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and for twenty-three years Chairman of the Plastic Surgery Department at Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. Dr. Aston is a surgeon, educator, and author of scientific papers, textbooks, and teaching videos for plastic surgeons. Dr. Aston is invited to lecture and operate in numerous countries to teach his advanced surgical techniques.
Specialties & Skills
Dr. Aston is known around the world for his development of the modern facelift techniques, which produce natural, unoperated results. Dr. Aston’s techniques reposition not just the skin but also the deeper plane of muscles and fascia beneath the skin of the face and neck. While Dr. Aston repositions the deeper plane in every patient, variations in individual’s anatomy require different techniques of lifting and repositioning the muscles and fascia to give the most desired and elegant facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Aston is also an expert in cosmetic eyelid surgery and browlifting techniques, again choosing the technique that is most appropriate to rejuvenate one's appearance without changing the shape, size, or expression of the eyes.
Dr. Aston is an expert in the closed rhinoplasty technique, which avoids incisions and scars on the outside of the nose. He has used the closed technique for thousands of noses, both in primary and secondary procedures. He has lectured to plastic surgeons around the world and written textbook chapters on closed rhinoplasty.
Dr. Aston has tremendous amount of experience with cosmetic breast and body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, as well as liposuction and abdominoplasty.
Dr. Aston has a lot of experience with nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as fillers, BOTOX®, lasers, and peels for those patients who are not candidates or do not wish to have a surgical procedure.
Education & Training
Dr. Aston received his medical degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. His post-doctoral training included a surgical internship and residency at the University of California, UCLA Medical Center. Prior to being Chief Resident at UCLA, he was a Halsted Fellow in Surgery at John Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Aston continued his training as a Plastic Surgery Resident and Chief Resident at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center. Dr. Aston is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Aston holds board certification to practice in New York, California, Florida, and Virginia.
Dr. Aston is an internationally renowned teacher of aesthetic surgery and has lectured extensively across the United States, Brazil, Canada, Dubai, China, England, France, Iran, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and New Zealand. He has performed live surgical procedures in other countries including Brazil, China, Iran, Spain, and Turkey. In August 2016, Dr. Aston performed a facelift demonstration in Rio on closed circuit television at the annual Symposium of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plastica Regional Rio de Janerio. Dr. Aston organizes the annual "Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium" in New York, and has authored, co-authored, and edited many original journal articles, book chapters, and textbooks. He continues to make dozens of teaching videotapes on various aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Aston's Annual Symposium
For more than 35 years, Dr. Aston has led the world-renowned "Cutting Edge Aesthetic Surgery Symposium" which is held in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. At a recent meeting, more than 900 attendees from 64 countries traveled to NYC to learn from Dr. Aston and carefully selected colleagues for the faculty. During the symposium, attendees are educated in the latest advancements in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, and cosmetic surgery of the face and body. This program is officially endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
Recognition & Awards
Dr. Aston is the co-chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital and the site Director of the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He also serves as a Professor of Plastic Surgery at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Aston has received numerous awards from medical societies, and has been named by Castle Connolly as one of America’s Top Doctors, New York Magazine's Best Beauty Docs, and he is consistently listed as one of the Best Doctors in America. These honors come from physician peers who recognize his contribution to the specialty of plastic surgery.
Dr. Aston has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. Some from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery include:
- The Walter Scott Brown Award, which is presented to the individual who is judged the Best Panelist at the ASAPS/ASERF annual meeting. Dr. Aston is a three time winner for his surgical videos on “Short Scar FAME Technique” and Orbicularis Muscle Flaps Oculi.”
- The Simon Fredricks Award, which is presented to the individual who is judged the Best Panelist at the ASAPS/ASERF annual meeting
- Certificate of Excellence for Best Panel Moderator at the ASAPS Meeting in Montreal 2015
- The SHERRELL J. ASTON AWARD was established by one of Dr. Aston's graduated trainees for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is awarded annually to the best research paper presented by a Resident or Fellow at the annual American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery conference
- Certificate of Appreciation from the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Associations & Memberships
Dr. Aston is a past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is a member of a number of organizations, including:
- The American Society of Plastic Surgery
- Fellow American College of Surgeons
- American Association of Plastic Surgeons
- Sociedade Brasileira De Cirurgia Plastica
- International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- International College of Surgeons
- The Rhinoplasty Society (Founding Member)