Elie and Jody A. Levine, New York.

The Levines met on their first day of college at Columbia, got married before graduation and had their first child in the summer between their first and second years at the Yale School of Medicine. Now the husband-and-wife team are in business together, sharing a new 3,000-square-foot Upper East Side practice. The space includes a baby blue operating room for Elie, 35, the plastic surgeon, and 10 laser machines—including models that remove tattoos and smooth stretch marks—for Jody, 33, the dermatologist. Naturally, the couple, who now have four children, favor a collaborative approach. “A facelift is going to turn back the clock, but it’s not going to improve skin quality,” says Elie, who first referred a postsurgical patient to Jody two years ago, when they were practicing separately. “I thought she looked great,” says Jody. “But it was only after the laser resurfacing that I realized how much better she looked with both modalities. We are able to give people exactly what they need.”

Elie and Jody A. Levine, New York, 212.988.1800

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