Dr. Christopher L. Johnson is a highly-trained and widely-respected board certified plastic surgeon with more than two decades of surgical experience. For the past years, Dr. Johnson has been recognized as one of the top plastic surgeons.
Mission & Vision
Dr. Johnson is well-educated and accomplished. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree at the top of his class, he also holds a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford in the UK.
Following his foundational training in general surgery, Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Massachusetts. His cosmetic training included study at Lenox Hill Hospital in Boston under the guidance of Dr. Norman Schulman. In addition to his specialized training in plastic surgery, Dr. Johnson completed a fellowship in Trauma and Surgical Critical Care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California. This specialized training has prepared Dr. Johnson to diagnose and treat complicated and rare medical conditions as needed.
Dr. Johnson’s areas of specialty include:
- Facial plastic surgery
- Eye rejuvenation surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Body/face liposuction and sculpting using the Swiss MediCube®
- Facial rejuvenation using the latest products, including Botox®, Restylane®
As regards his treatment philosophy, Dr. Johnson believes beauty enhancements should be subtle. His aesthetic combines both minimally invasive and surgical procedures to enhance and harmonize the face and body in a natural manner.
Dr. Johnson believes, moreover, in whole-person care. He is a proponent of supporting the spirit, mind, and body when treating patients. He invariably advises his clients that proper skin care and age management are critical to maintaining youth, vigor, and vitality once surgeries and other procedures have been completed.
Dr. Johnson brings to the table deep familiarity with a wide array of techniques and therapies, and his wealth of knowledge is brought to bear every time he interacts with a client. For example, he was one of the first US physicians to employ the ContourVital Swiss MediCube® device to eliminate fat painlessly and without surgery (using high frequency ultrasound).Thanks to his intimate familiarity with these many techniques and therapies, Dr. Johnson’s clients include numerous A-List celebrities, who are some of his most devoted patients.
In addition to being a highly-successful surgeon, Dr. Johnson is an empathetic and compassionate person who views giving back as an obligation. In fulfillment of this mandate, he has performed over 2,000 pro bono medical procedures in developing countries (Dr. Johnson speaks six languages).
Shortly after the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Dr. Johnson and his team arrived in Port-au-Prince, where they carried out over 100 life- and limb-saving surgeries under difficult conditions. He has performed innumerable cleft lip and palate repairs at no cost throughout South America and Africa. Indeed, Dr. Johnson is one of only a few plastic surgeons who has led humanitarian teams into Burundi, one of the poorest and most needy countries in the world.
In addition to Haiti and Burundi, Dr. Johnson’s practice has taken him repeatedly to Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Ecuador. The reconstructive procedures he has performed during these missions have greatly enhanced his understanding of human anatomy.
Dr. Johnson currently practices in Manhattan and the Bronx.