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Plastic Surgery

The Brooklyn Hospital Center offers a wide variety of adult and pediatric facial plastic surgery options. The reasons for facial plastic surgery are varied. Some patients suffer from birth disfigurements such as birthmarks, cleft palates and congenital facial deformities.

Others are victims of accidents, burns, diseases and the treatment required for such diseases. Still others want to change signs of premature aging or the shape of a facial feature that has bothered them for years.

Common Plastic Surgery Treatments at The Brooklyn Hospital Center

  • Facial Reconstruction—Surgery to repair or reconstruct facial features. This includes scar revision, removal of lesions and moles, repair of torn earring holes, fracture repair, laceration repair, craniofacial deformities, facial reanimation and other cancer reconstruction. Recovery time varies with procedure.

  • BotoxTM Cosmetic—BotoxTM injections decrease wrinkles made by facial expressions and restore facial symmetry. No recovery time.

  • Facial Fillers (JuvedermTM, RestylaneTM) and Autologous Fat Transfer—Injections to fill in areas of the face, including wrinkling. No recovery time.

  • Nasal Reconstruction (rhinoplasty)—Surgery of the nose where cartilage and bone are reshaped and reconstructed; excess bone or cartilage may be removed. Recovery time is approximately one week.

  • Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)—Surgery of the eyelids where fat and excess skin, bags, pouches and wrinkles in the eye area are removed. Recovery time is approximately one week.

  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)—Excess skin is removed and muscles are tightened. Recovery time is approximately two weeks.

  • Forehead Lift (browplasty)—Surgery to minimize forehead lines and wrinkles and elevate brows to reduce lid drooping. Recovery time is about ten days.

  • Chin Liposuction (submental lipectomy)—Surgery beneath the chin to eliminate “double” chin; excess fat is removed. Recovery time is about one week.

  • Chin Implant (genioplasty/mentoplasty)—Surgery of the chin where a receding chin is augmented with bone or an implant, or a too prominent chin is reduced. Recovery time is about one week.

  • Ear Pinning (otoplasty)—Surgery of the ear where ears can be “pinned back” by reshaping the cartilage. Recovery time is about one week.

  • Chemical Peel—Controlled removal of the outer layer of skin with specific chemicals. Recovery time of one to three weeks.

What is a Facial Plastic Surgeon?

A facial plastic surgeon has spent five to six years in postgraduate surgical training. This includes one year of training in general surgery and at least four additional years of specialty training in head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. Concentrating on the complex anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, and bacteriology of all the organs and structures of the head and neck provides the facial plastic surgeon with a strong focus on the anatomical region being treated.

Contact and Location

Maynard Building - Suite 8E
240 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250 - 6123