Dr. Vito C. Quatela
Dr. Quatela is known as one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester, NY region, but his reputation extends well beyond Upstate NY. His expertise in facial plastic surgery is recognized nationally and internationally by the medical community and patients alike. Dr. Quatela’s dedication to improving people’s lives by using his skill to enhance their appearance and confidence has led him to develop a comprehensive practice, which extends beyond traditional facial plastic surgery with Q the Medical Spa and the Quatela Center for Hair Restoration, both located at the Lindsay House.
His long list of professional accomplishments includes serving as the president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and establishing the HUGS (Help Us Give Smiles) Foundation that supports medical missions to underserved countries such as Ecuador, Guatemala, and Vietnam. Dr. Quatela is an Allergan Top 250 provider, placing the Quatela Center as the only practice with this distinction in the Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo area. This recognition puts he and the Quatela Center in the top 2% of all of Allergan’s practices across the country.
You can meet personally with Dr. Quatela and discuss your cosmetic concerns by request your consultation using our online form. Or you can call our office at (585) 244-1000 and a member of our staff will help you schedule an appointment.
"I started seeing Dr. Quatela in 2016 after months of research. Having a facelift is a very personal procedure and I wanted to be confident in my decision. I have had a few procedures since then. Dr. Quatela has done a forehead lift, neck lift and rhinoplasty. He did an amazing job and I can’t really say enough great things about this doctor. I am very grateful that I was able to have my procedures done by him. He is a gifted surgeon, an artist and a very kind, caring and compassionate person who takes the time to really listen and care about all of his patients. The team that supports him is wonderful, friendly and encouraging. Brooke is amazing and very helpful. Dr. Quatela and the staff in the surgery center made me very relaxed and comfortable. I am very pleased with the outcome of my surgery. He is a skilled physician who listened to me, understood my wishes, addressed my concerns and gave me exceptional care. I am very happy with the amazing improvement in my appearance."
"Dr. Quatela did my rhinoplasty... from the start with my consultation he made me feel like I could trust him. He listened to my concerns and thoughts about my nose and it turned out amazing. I am only 12 days post op and my nose already looks fantastic. I’ve had such a great experience with not only him, but with the Quatela staff. If you live in Rochester or close by, go to Quatela you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait to see what my nose looks like a month out from now. This has been such a fun and great experience. Thank you Dr. Quatela for making me feel better about myself."
"I am from Rochester, NY. I had a facelift done by Dr. Quatela back in July, 2020. I happened to talk to many ladies that told me that Dr. Quatela was the person to see for a facelift. He came very highly recommended. Everyone from the very start were very kind. The place is beautiful and clean. I was having a hard time in my life at that time and Dr. Quatela was so supportive every time i saw him. He did a fantastic job!! I wish i had it done years ago. If you did not know me there is no way you can tell that i had it done. I absolutely love it! It made a huge difference! Great place!"
"It has been a few months since I underwent hairline correction surgery with Dr. Quatela, and I am thrilled with the results. I cannot speak more highly of the intricate detail that Dr. Quatela puts into not only his surgical art, but also to the Quatela Center practice in its entirety. From the initial patient consultation through each post-op visit, it was clear that every member of the Quatela team prioritized the patient care experience. I would also like to recognize Dr. Quatela’s fellow, Dr. Ahmedli, for her extraordinary bedside manner. I would undoubtedly recommend the Quatela Center to all prospective patients both near and far."
"My experience with Dr. Quatela was excellent. He is a gifted surgeon, an artist and a very kind person. He described every aspect of my surgery and the results I could expect (I had a neck lift, a facelift, under eye work and a forehead lift). I could not be more pleased with the results. Dr. Quatela's gift is to make you look your most beautiful, while still looking like yourself. Aside from the people I told, most people don't realize that I had surgery, but keep telling me how wonderful I look. If I had known the results would be this beautiful, I would have done it sooner. In addition to Dr. Quatela, the team that supports him is wonderful, friendly and encouraging. I was in wonderful hands! And, I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone and everyone who is thinking about having this kind of work."
"The outcome was better than expected. Dr Quatela is a perfectionist and makes treatment decisions based on vast experience. The rest of the organization is professional, compassionate and efficient. Everything is done under one roof in a pleasant and discrete setting."
"A year ago I began this journey to improve my tired look and the bags under my eyes. I was not happy with swelling from fillers in the tear trough area and decided that surgery was the way to go. I chose to have a lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition plus a brow lift. I am a perfectionist and was very worried that the fat transposition could end up bumpy or uneven."
"But I placed faith in Dr Quatela’s surgical skills as I have always heard he is the best. I figured he would give me the best chance at achieving the natural refreshed look that I was seeking. I am 6 weeks post op and happy to say that I am thrilled with the results of both procedures. I am honestly amazed at how perfectly my under-eye area is contoured.Be prepared to be patient as healing takes time and everyone is different. Every week I love the results just a little more. It was the best decision I made and definitely worth the cost!"
Leadership and Compassion
Dr. Quatela completed a residency in Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at Northwestern University. He also completed two fellowships in facial plastic surgery, and is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery (ABO). Dr. Quatela has emerged as a leader in the field of aesthetic facial surgery. In addition to serving as past president of AAFPRS, Dr. Quatela serves annually as a board examiner for the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) certification examinations. He also helps train the next generation of surgeons through an annual fellowship, as well as multiple national and international lectures, and as a clinical associate professor at the University of Rochester in the otolaryngology department.
Dr. Quatela’s inspiration for establishing the HUGS Foundation was a personal belief that every human being has a fundamental right to the opportunity to grow and develop socially and intellectually without being ostracized or rejected due to physical abnormality. The foundation organizes missions that send multi-specialty teams of experts to provide medical care to children and adolescents suffering from deformity or conditions that are remedied or alleviated through plastic surgery.
“There are no shortcuts to quality.”
– Vito C. Quatela, M.D.
“Patient satisfaction is my top priority, and I know that in order to achieve true quality, no shortcuts can be taken. This is evident in my care and attention to detail while operating, and the fact that I give patients my undivided attention while in an appointment. What seems superficially to be the same endpoint, in the face of shortcuts, will have quantitatively a very different outcome. This mantra reminds me that while many are seeking “quick fixes” in today’s society, my work is most about superb quality.”
A Noted Authority
Dr. Quatela’s credentials as a foremost authority on facial plastic surgery, including research published in medical journals and publications, leads members of the national media to interview him for stories related to advances and trends in the field. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, W Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS networks.
With a deep commitment to family and tradition, Dr. Quatela resides with his wife and 3 children in Rochester, NY. In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing and is an avid wine collector and audiophile.
Review Dr. Quatela’s full curriculum vitae.