Five Years of Y Gallery

After our last expansion of Yager Esthetics, we installed a free art space for Hispanic artists called the Y Gallery.  In its 5th year, we have showcased some terrific artists from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Spain.  It has been also used in conjunction with the debut of a book of poetry and performances by live musicians.

The whole idea of Yager Esthetics is to provide a space for the art of plastic surgery and nonsurgical treatments specialized in the Hispanic beauty ideal that the whole community can be proud of.  Anyone who has been to our office knows exactly what that means.

It has been gratifying to be able to support so many deserving artists with the proceeds of my practice.  While our fees are quite reasonable for the services we provide, it is still important to give back to those who support you.  Y Gallery has been especially dear to me, as I consider myself an artist as well as a lover of art.

I encourage you all to visit the Y Gallery in my office to appreciate the creative energy of the space, and to enjoy the art.  Also, you can sign up to be informed of special artist nights in the gallery where you can meet the artist and discuss the work.

Thank you all for trusting me with your beauty, and for helping me keep Y Gallery as a resource for our community.

New Years and Plastic Surgery

In a few days, 2014 will be in the past.  This has been the fastest year of my life, and I never even had a feel for it.  The seasons and weather were odd, and it never really felt like it got going.  So, as always, the question becomes, what can I do to make 2015 even better at Yager Esthetics?

This past year was quite successful, in both patient care and community service. We added Exilis Elite for skin tightening, new skin care and stretchmark treatments, improved scar reduction techniques, and enhanced our spider vein and injectables practice quite a bit.

We had very successful Y Gallery art events, with a very high quality group of artists.  Many paintings were sold completely for the benefit of our Hispanic artists.  Our educational seminar series has been met with a tremendous response, and patients are acquiring the tools to make informed decisions.

So, what to do for Yager Esthetics in 2015?  We have some great live events planned, and details will follow soon.  We have hired even more Hispanic women to help the community and our practice grow together.  New technology is being evaluated now to add to the offerings for our patients, both surgical and nonsurgical.

We are expanding our social media outreach, and I still tweet daily and have an active Facebook page.  Look for videos and photos of our events, as well as copies of my live television appearances.

We are interactive, so if there are questions or suggestions of how we may serve you better, or if there are suggestions for Blog topics or seminars, contact us at or call 212-543-1700 any time.

Prospero Año y Felicidad!

From Plastic Surgeon to Patron of the Arts

As I sit here awaiting the opening of the Y Gallery event for famed Puerto Rican artist Celestino, I am thinking of how I got to this point. Opening Yager Plastic Surgery in 1997, my goal was to serve the Hispanic community with safe and affordable cosmetic surgery. Sixteen years and two expansions and renovations later, I have created Yager Esthetics/Estetica.

Here in Washington Heights in upper manhattan, I now have a state-of-the-art 6000 sf facility, complete with an accredited Surgery Center, Laser center, the Yspa, and Y Gallery. Y Gallery is a free art space within my office for the benefit of Hispanic artists looking for a venue in NYC to have their art seen. There is no fee to the artist, they can sell art and we do not take one penny. We also print a mailing postcard, provide music, food, and drink as well as an exhibition night and up to 2 months of time to show the work.

The yGallery events have become more popular over the 3 years we have been doing it, and virtually every artist sells something. The stature of the artists has also grown, leaving us to vet the best for inclusion. The Pequenos Picassos program to introduce children of single mothers of low income Hispanic families to art and help provide funding for art programs and scholarships to the community has also been an incredible success.

Why art in a Plastic Surgery center? Plastic Surgery is the perfect blend of art and medicine, and being able to enhance the experience of my patients means the world to me. In The Community, For The Community is not just a slogan for me, it is a way of life.