Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

The Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) provides comprehensive care and management of all facial cosmetic and reconstructive conditions with the most advanced techniques and equipment available. Our specialists have dual board certifications by American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and have in-depth understanding of both medical and cosmetic issues concerning the ears, nose, and throat. Each patient undergoes a full evaluation to develop a customized treatment plan to achieve the desired functional and aesthetic improvements based on their individual qualities and goals, while maintaining a natural look.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Services

Our teams routinely perform aesthetic (cosmetic) facial surgery, including facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), ear surgery (otoplasty), browlift, cheek and chin augmentation, facial liposuction, and autologous fat grafting. We use the latest techniques in endoscopic facial aesthetic surgery, as well as non-surgical treatment options such as ultherapy, dermal fillers, and injectables like Botox. Patients left unsatisfied with a previous facelift can schedule a consultation with our experts to discuss options for repair and revisions to the previous surgery for more satisfactory results.  

Pediatric facial surgery includes correction surgery for various ear deformities, including hidden ear (cryptotia), pointed-ear defects (Stahl’s ear), and prominent ears. Newborns born with ear deformities can often be treated with an EarWell device through ear molding. The service also offers pediatric mole removal and scar revisions.

Reconstructive facial surgery includes management of post-traumatic, post-surgical, and congenital facial malformations. Our service routinely handles complex reconstructive procedures, including cleft lip and cleft palate, microtia, scar revisions, orbital fracture repair, vascular malformations and birthmarks, hemifacial microsomia, postsurgical nasal obstruction, rehabilitation of facial paralysis/facial reanimation, nasal valve collapse, and septal perforation.

We treat facial skin cancers using Mohs surgery with an emphasis on reconstruction that achieves a natural appearance and normal function after ensuring total tumor removal. Larger cancers of the head and neck are repaired with larger flaps or microvascular free tissue transfer.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Facial surgery, whether reconstructive or cosmetic, can be complicated and involve multiple specialists and subspecialists to achieve optimal functional and cosmetic results. Our surgeons work closely with otologists at the Ear Institute’s Microtia and Atresia Program, as well as vascular birthmark and malformation specialists on complex facial tumors. Cases involving cleft lip and cleft palate may include entire teams of specialists from oral surgeons, pediatric dentists, and orthodontists to hearing and speech experts, all working in concert with the facial plastic surgeon to ensure feeding, swallowing, and speech functions are normal.