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Featured on 2020 America’s Best Doctor List by America’s Best and Findatopdoc.com

At New Jersey Plastic Surgery in Montclair, NJ, we believe that your beauty is your power, and you reserve the right to manifest exactly how you wish to present yourself to the world. We are here to facilitate that vision so you can realize your true beauty and aesthetic excellence.

Our practice is led by Medical Director, Dr. Barry DiBernardo, who in addition to being the past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons and being repeatedly listed as one of the best doctors in New Jersey, was featured in Harper’s Bazaar as one of the 24 top beauty doctors in the country. Alongside him works his full team of beauty experts, a highly-professional team that offers award-winning expertise which will comfort and empower you to become the best version of yourself without worry.

Dr. Barry DiBernardo

Medical Director

Dr. DiBernardo is a recognized leader in plastic surgery and is the immediate past President (2017-2018) of The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation of ASAPS. Dr. DiBernardo is the Medical Director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery® and the New Jersey Clinical Research Center in Montclair, NJ.

He is the past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons (2005-2006). He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and an Associate Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He also serves on the Advisory Board to many of the leading skincare and injectable and technology companies worldwide.

Barry DiBernardo is a widely published author, committed to providing his patients with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical options. He was named one of the Top 24 Top Beauty Doctors by Harper's Bazaar Magazine and Top Plastic Surgeon, Eastern United States ( 2016) by Aesthetic Everything. A 1984 graduate from Cornell University Medical College, for 25 years, Dr DiBernardo has continued research, teaching and innovation in Lasers, Energy Devices, Skincare, Injectables, Hair Transplant and Surgical Aesthetics. Aside from medicine, Dr DiBernardo is a Master photographer and has traveled worldwide with National Geographic, as well as one of the world leaders in clinical photography and imaging.


Dr. M.J. Trovato is a board-certified aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon with sub-specializations in microsurgery, craniofacial, and pediatric plastic surgery. He is a member of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, with its preeminent, state-of-the-art operating and recovery facilities, and laser center.

Dr. Trovato is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is a founding member of the Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute and directs its craniofacial surgery fellowship. He is a clinical instructor at Baylor University Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Hospital, and Texas A&M Medical School, and has volunteered with LEAP and Operation Smile Foundations on medical missions to help children throughout the world.

Dr. Trovato takes a highly individualized approach to providing each patient with the highest level of care. His hallmark incorporates aesthetics and function with a comprehensive patient consultation that utilizes all aspects of anti-aging medicine, hormone therapy, weight-loss therapy, and surgery to achieve dramatic, yet natural results, and promote longevity.

Dr. Trovato’s most frequently requested procedures include breast lift and augmentation, abdominoplasty, and Brazilian Lift. Patients continually refer to Dr. Trovato for Botox and a signature combination of minimal downtime, in-office procedures, such as eyelid lifts, fat grafting and cheek lift, lip rejuvenation, chemical peels, and lasers. He is considered a go-to expert for male plastic surgery procedures, such as necklifts, breast reduction, and chin and pectoral augmentation.


  • ThriveMD™ Age Management Strategies
  • KidKutsMD™, KidEarsMD™, & HandCallMD™ Concierge Plastic Surgery
  • Pediatric & Craniofacial Plastic Surgery
  • Rhinoplasty & Revisional Rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetic, Revisional, & Reconstructive Breast Surgery
  • Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery
  • Mommy Makeover Surgery & Labioplasty
  • Male Aesthetic Procedures
  • Eyelid and Browlift


  • B.A. cum laude, Duke University
  • M.D. Alpha Omega Alpha, Rutgers University
  • Residency, Rutgers Medical School
  • Fellowships, Buncke Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical School

We’re happy to have Dr. Trovato as part of the New Jersey Plastic Surgery Team!


Manager of Clinical Operations

Kris started her career in aesthetics with NJPS in 2013. She started as a CMA, and as a result of her hard work, dedication, and exceptional work ethic, she has been promoted to a managerial position in 2018. Kris is currently enrolled in Penn Foster College to obtain her bachelor’s degree in business management. Kris is an exceptional asset to our practice. Her responsibilities exceed the amount allowed for this short bio! Some of her responsibilities, to name a few, are to oversee all HR documentation, circulating in the OR, assisting patients with their medical clearances pre-procedure, as well as post-operative care. She oversees all hair transplant procedures, does a multitude of administrative duties, and she is our go to problem solver! Kris is a real team player, which makes her a valuable part of the NJPS family. Kris is also obsessed with sushi!


Practice Manager

Shirlee has been working with Dr DiBernardo since 1992. She has assisted Dr DiBernardo with hair transplant surgery in Germany and Canada, and has served both on the medical and administrative capacity of the practice. Shirlee truly loves going to work every day and assisting patients in making their aesthetic dreams become reality. She will assist you with your initial consultation and financial planning for your procedure, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and all of your expectations are addressed. In her spare time, Shirlee is busy with her family, her lab and can be found at all of the Miami Dolphin home games.


Patient Account Representative

Kathleen has been an important part of the patient experience at NJPS since 2013. She is recognizable to many patients as the friendly face patients have come to know during their check-out process. Kathleen has extensive knowledge of the latest surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments as well as skin care options that help our patients look and feel their very best. Kathleen assists our patients with their financial needs and assures all questions are answered and appointments are secured. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media from William Paterson University. Her previous experience in marketing and promotions for large scale events helps to make NJPS injectable nights and educational seminars even better!


Front Desk Patient Concierge

Paola has a management background in communication sales, the aesthetic industry and hospitality. Her solid experience in the hospitality industry along with her outgoing and friendly personality provides a welcoming experience with the growing demands of a busy and diverse patient base. Paola’s strong communication skills, calm and pleasant demeanor shines through the minute you meet her. She is our point person and is responsible for greeting, scheduling and registering our patients, along with arranging special and individualized extra services tailored specifically for you. Paola is always happy to see you!


Medical Assistant

Gina is a kind and compassionate medical assistant who has worked in Plastic Surgery for over 22 years. She has a passion for helping and caring for people. She is happily married and has a son that she adores! She enjoys reading, puzzles, boating and the great outdoors. You may see Gina assisting during consultations and post op visits in our office. Once you meet her, you'll love her!


Medical Aesthetician

We have had the pleasure of Debbie working with us since October of 2013. She received her esthetics license from Christine Valmy School. Debbie specializes in facials and her favorite facial to perform is our state of the art Hydrafacial. Debbie has a unique understanding of all skin care types. She has even had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Obagi himself! I know lucky right? Debbie is a very passionate employee, her goal is to make sure you look and feel your best. Stop by our gorgeous beauty bar and let Debbie help you with all of your skin care needs. She’ll be waiting!

Our practice is led by Dr. Barry DiBernardo, the medical director of New Jersey Plastic Surgery® whose expertise caused Harper’s Bazaar to name him as one of the top 24 beauty doctors in the nation, in addition to being regularly celebrated as one of the best plastic surgeons in America from the NYC metropolitan region and frequently named as one of New Jersey’s best doctors.

Dr. DiBernardo is a leader in the field and a pioneer who has been recognized by his peers. He is a past president of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been recognized by an array of organizations and publications such as:

  • 2017 Man of the year, Essex County NJ
  • Aesthetic Everything: Top Plastic Surgeon Eastern US
  • Top Beauty Doctors: Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
  • Top Doctors: New Jersey-New Jersey Monthly Magazine
  • New Jersey Life Magazine
  • Guide to America’s Top Surgeons
  • Consumers Research Council of America
  • Top Doctors New York Metro Area
  • Leo M. Davidoff Award
  • Charles L. Horn Prize
  • 1992 ASPRS National Scientific Exhibit Award: National Meeting, Washington, DC
  • Julian B. Hoffman Award

There’s a reason why our patients rave about the New Jersey Plastic Surgery® practice and the stunning, quality of life enhancing results that we achieve day in and day out on behalf of our patients. We truly believe that with the entire team at New Jersey Plastic Surgery® on your side you can get the look you want and achieve your cosmetic and aesthetic goals. Contact us now to start believing in your personal beauty again and take action to reach your aesthetic goals with partners who you can count on to deliver results you will love.

New Jersey Plastic Surgery 29 Park St, Montclair, NJ 07042

Our New Jersey Plastic Surgery cosmetic specialists are ready to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with the most advanced treatments the cosmetic industry has to offer. Contact us today to take your first step toward a more beautiful you.