MEET THE Team at Manhattan Aesthetics

Our skilled team of professional aestheticians is focused on you. When you visit Manhattan Aesthetics, we provide personalized care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals, and work hard to ensure that you can enjoy beautiful, long-lasting results. Each member of our team continues to pursue advanced training, ensuring that we remain knowledgeable and up-to-date on the best practices so that we can give you the highest quality of care. Give us a call today at 212-960-8172 to learn more about Manhattan Aesthetics in New York, New York, and make your appointment with our doctors, medical aestheticians, and stylists. We look forward to caring for you!

Jerrold Gendler, M.D., F.R.C.S.

With more than 30 years of experience as a board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gendler is the supervising medical director at Manhattan Aesthetics and is committed to providing his patients with the highest level of care and safety. Dr. Gendler is Board Certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. A pioneer in liposuction Dr. Gendler was among the first plastic surgeons to perform liposuction surgery in the United States. His extensive surgical background and experience in the latest minimally invasive techniques offer a truly comprehensive approach to cosmetic medicine and wellness.


With more than a decade of clinical experience in the Medical and Dental fields, Craig founded Manhattan Aesthetics; a haven where New Yorkers come to enjoy the highest standard of care paired with exceptional customer service and unprecedented personalized attention. Craig has carefully vetted the industry’s most advanced laser technologies and paired with stringent protocols ensuring the diverse and individualized needs of each patient are met. Craig is trained in HIPAA and OSHA and has implemented protocols to ensure safety without compromising results!


Rita Mullaev is an established board certified cosmetic Nurse Practitioner specializing in minimally invasive facial and body rejuvenation. Rita is one of only ten nurses in all of New York City to hold the title of Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS), a prestigious recognition awarded by the American Academy of Plastic Surgical Nurses. Rita discovered her passion for aesthetic medicine when she began working in plastic surgery over 10 years ago. Working alongside some of the most highly regarded plastic surgeons she has honed her craft. Rita’s dedication to individualized patient care and bespoke beauty ensures she addresses your specific concerns while preserving your natural aesthetic. Her work focuses on an artistic, natural, and clinically safe approach with an emphasis on enhancing her patients in the most undetectable, yet powerful way.

Marek Paliwoda, PA-C

Marek Paliwoda is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant with more than 19 years of clinical experience practicing cosmetic and medical dermatology. Passionate about giving back to those in need he has traveled the world providing dermatologic care to people in impoverished countries. Marek believes in a comprehensive approach to skin health leveraging the latest aesthetic advancements including laser, RF Microneedling, Ultrasound and non-invasive body sculpting. He is inspired by the life changing positive impact cosmetic dermatology has had for his patients and this has motivated Marek to dedicate his career to become an expert in the field. Marek’s specialties include PDO Thread Lifting of the face and neck, Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation, injectable fillers and collagen biostimulators as well as botulinum toxin injections.

Susan Hirsch, PA-C

Susan Hirsch is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant. Her specialties include cosmetic and medical dermatology with a focus in advanced laser therapies and injectables. With more than 20 years of practice Susan’s extensive medical knowledge and passion for the evolving field of medical aesthetics paired with her artistic eye ensure her patients receive the highest standard of care. Through subtle enhancements and careful treatment planning she takes pride in helping her patients enhance their confidence and natural aesthetic. When she is out of the office Susan enjoys spending time with her two children Jagger and Maddox.


Natalya Litovskaya is a licensed medical aesthetician in New York with more than 15 years of experience. Natalya is widely regarded as a body sculpting expert and is nationally recognized as a top provider of the latest body sculpting technologies including EmSculpt NEO (top 50 provider), EmSculpt, truSculpt iD (Largest Provider in North America) , truSculpt 3D (Diamond Level Provider) and SculpSure (Center of Excellence). Her passion is helping her clients achieve and maintain their skin and body goals. Natalya regularly attends continuing education to stay abreast of the latest trends and cutting edge techniques. Natalya has an extensive understanding of the skin and is certified in Laser Genesis, Aerolase, IPL, VIVACE RF Microneedling, AviClear, Medical Grade Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Dermaplaning and Jet Peel. She takes pride in helping her clients achieve and maintain healthy, vibrant glowing skin. Regardless of your concern Natalya will work with you to build a customized regimen to achieve long-term results.


Olga is a licensed medical aesthetician in New York with more than 15 years of experience. Passionate about helping people achieve their goals Olga works with her clients to create a personalized treatment plan designed for their skin type, condition and individual goals. She is an expert in non-invasive body contouring and is certified in EmSculpt NEO, EmSculpt, truSculpt iD, truSculpt 3D, SculpSure, Laser Hair Removal and VIVACE RF Microneedling. Olga’s goal is to empower her clients to make the best decisions for their skin and body through by educating them to ensure their long term success.

Christopher Coffee - Beauty Guru

Featured on CBS, Fox Business, and NBC as a beauty expert, Chris Coffee is a visionary and innovator. A graduate of the Make Up Forever Academy in New York City, the former professional ballet dancer is no stranger to getting glammed up as he has worked with some of the most premiere dance companies and has graced the largest stages such as the New York State Theater. Chris has traveled to international cosmetic shows and worked for leading beauty products and consulted brands from Europe to South America.

Diana Seo - Clinical Team

Having graduated with a Biophysics degree from the University of CT, Diana’s involvement with the sciences only enhanced her experience and knowledge in the skincare, beauty and health industries. She has had over ten years of combined experience in the health, medical, fashion, and beauty fields. In the last six years, she has learned a great deal working for one of the most notable plastic surgeons in the world, Dr. Charles Thorne, who wrote a textbook on plastic surgery named “Grabb and Smith’s Plastic Surgery.” Continuing her education, Diana then graduated with advanced training at the Atelier Esthétique Institute of Esthetics. Besides her aesthetician license, she received the ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) certification, part of the new standard in aesthetics. The ITEC certification includes both the Beauty Skin Specialist and Facial Electrical diplomas, which is recognized over thirty-nine countries. Her strategy to skincare combines both Eastern and Western teachings. She contributes her holistic approach to her interests, which includes Ayurveda, yoga, acupressure, and reflexology. She firmly practices and preaches that balance is key to a healthy life. She believes that “Your body systems work together, therefore, they are interdependent of each other. Visible signs of aging are inevitable, but can be slowed dramatically with proper care.


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.