Richard M. Winters, M.D.

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Dr. Richard M. Winters did his undergraduate work at Tufts University in Boston and earned his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Winters went on to complete his General Surgery training at the University of Connecticut Integrated Program in General Surgery where he distinguished himself with numerous surgical and educational honors. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Winters subsequently completed his plastic surgery training at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Winters then did additional training in complex microsurgery at the world-renowned Buncke Clinic in San Francisco, California.

Dr. Winters is currently the Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Chief of Facial Reanimation and Restoration at Hackensack University Medical Center. He has served as the President of the Medical Staff, Chairman of the Medical Board/Executive Committee, Medical Director of Medical Administrative Affairs, Trustee of the Board of Governors and longstanding member of the Patient Safety and Performance/Quality Improvement Committees among others.

Dr. Winters is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and maintains active memberships in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and others. He has been recognized by numerous professional and consumer organizations for his quality of work and is the recipient of many surgical and educational awards. These awards include Castle Connelly, New York Magazine, New Jersey Monthly as chosen by N.J. Physicians, New Jersey Monthly as chosen by NJ Nurses, Vitals/Patients’ Choice and others.

All of Dr. Winters’ qualifications and experiences can be found on his resume.

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Rick is the proud member of the following respected industry associations:

New York Magazine – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Castle Connolly Top Doctors For Cancer – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
New York Metro Area Top Doctors – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
New Jersey Top Doctors – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Meet Rick

Dr. Winters sat down with Dr. Stephanie Cohen – his friend and colleague of 20+ years – to share what motivated him to become a plastic surgeon and why he believes their core values distinguish their practice from everyone else. As a bonus, Rick shares with us how he got his nickname around the office.

Dr. Winters’ Surgical Specializations

Primary Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the term used to describe surgery that changes the size, shape and orientation of the nose.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

The difference between an optimal or undesirable outcome can often be measured in mere millimeters.

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Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

In addition to surgical inaccuracies, the aging process, scar tissue and changes in facial proportions may necessitate the need for a reconstructive rhinoplasty.

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Functional Rhinoplasty

It is common for patients seeking rhinoplasty to also suffer from some form of airway obstruction, especially after trauma or previous nasal surgery.

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Teenage Rhinoplasty

Teenagers who are dissatisfied with their noses often become preoccupied with their appearance or develop self-esteem issues.

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Other Services

Cohen-Winters are uniquely qualified to perform a range of both reconstructive and aesthetic surgical procedures.

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Our patients rave about their results.
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Dr. Winters’ Featured Posts

Rhinoplasty Experience: Lessons From My 15 Years of Practice

Some of the Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned In Over 15 Years of Nasal Surgery Practice

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I have always felt strongly that there is no substitute for experience in surgery as experience and judgment are inextricably linked. Judgment guides decision-making and instills confidence while infusing humility…

What Can I Expect From Abdominoplasty Surgery?

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In the field of elective cosmetic plastic surgery, body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction often aren't contemplated to the same exacting technical standards as more refined…
Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Primary Rhinoplasty: Why It’s So Important to Get It Right the First Time

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Over the past few years I have seen my NJ practice transition heavily towards rhinoplasty. I attribute this to my peaked interest in noses, my working knowledge of nasal anatomy…

“Dr. Winters is the best! He did some reconstructive surgery on a family member, that was incredible! He tells you exactly what you will feel/experience…he’s upfront. He is truly a caring individual…and we are eternally grateful!”

“Although technology and new methods can be exciting and marketing catalysts, I firmly believe that technique trumps technology in aesthetic surgery….always.”