Dr. Benjamin Liliav

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
I enjoy what I do. Plastic surgery is as much an art form as it is medicine. It allows me to express my expertise as a surgeon as well as the craft of making peoples’ dreams come true. There’s no better feeling than knowing you had a role in making that happen for a patient.

Benjamin Liliav MD, FACS is an experienced double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, body, and breast. He also offers a variety of nonsurgical face and body enhancement procedures. His mission is to tailor his treatment to each individual patient in order to achieve aesthetically pleasing yet naturally appearing results in a safe and effective fashion.
Dr. Liliav is a cum laude graduate from Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY. He then continued his medical education at the Albany Medical College in New York. He completed five years of general surgery training at Staten Island University Hospital in Staten Island, NY where he also served as chief resident. He then went on to pursue his plastic reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery training at the prestigious University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Liliav’s academic accomplishments include multiple peer-reviewed journal article publications, book chapters, and national conference presentations. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Dr. Liliav was recognized with America’s Top Plastic Surgeon Award in 2017 and 2018 by Consumer Research Council of America. In addition, he was honored with academic achievement and excellence in research awards with distinction.

When not in the operating room, Dr. Liliav is an avid triathlete who competes in nationwide Triathlons. He also enjoys playing the piano and multi-adventure travels.

Board Certification
Double Board Certified
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
North Eastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
New England Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association

Medical Licensure
Maine | Illinois | New York State | New Jersey | Florida

Honors and Awards
America’s Top Plastic Surgeons 2017, 2018 (Consumer Research Council of America Honors of Distinction and Excellence)
First place at Plastic Surgery Bowel ISPS 2012 (UIC)
First place at Plastic Surgery Bowel ISPS 2011 (UIC)
Excellence in Research Award (SIUH)
Academic Achievement Award for Dedication and Commitment to Academics (SIUH)
Service Excellence Award (SIUH)
Cum Laude Graduate (USB)
Phi Beta Kappa (USB)
Golden Key National Honor Society (USB)
Dean’s List (USB)

Chief Plastic Surgery Fellow
University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital
Plastic Surgery Fellow
University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital
Chief General Surgery Resident
Staten Island University Hospital
Surgical Residency
Staten Island University Hospital

Medical Degree
CAlbany Medical College Albany, New York | M.D.

Undergraduate Studies
Stony Brook University Stony Brook, New York | B.S. in Biochemistry

  • Jones, McLane, Adenegan, Lee, & Ganzer. (2017). Advancing Keloid Treatment: A Novel Multimodal Approach to Ear Keloids. Dermatol Surg. doi: 10.1097/ dss.0000000000001145
  • Jones, Hardy, & Ridgway (2015). Head and neck keloid management. Edorium J Otolaryngol 2015;2;14–19.