Talking Books with Dr. Frederick Lukash author of 'The Safe and Sane Guide to Teenage Plastic Surgery'

Dr. Frederick N. Lukash, M.D.,FACS, FAAP, has consistently been voted one of “America’s Top Doctors,” by the Castle Connolly guide, and by the Consumer Research Council of America ( A board-certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon in practice in Manhattan and Long Island since 1981, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Dr. Lukash achieved board certification by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Lukash holds staff appointments at Long Island Jewish Medical Center / Schneider Children’s Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Winthrop University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He has also served as a plastic surgical consultant to the New York Islanders hockey team and the New York Jets football team.

His latest book is The Safe and Sane Guide to Teenage Plastic Surgery.

You can visit his websites at and

Q: Thanks for this interview, Dr. Lukash. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published.

First time general audience book author. Many published articles and chapters in books.

Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

Mainstream. I wanted the legitimacy of critical review processes.

Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

1 year

Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

Felt very good! Gave copies to family and friends.

Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?

Hired PR firms

Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

Lack of interest in promotion.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

Personal acheivement

Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

Do not expect too much

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