The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department is staffed by 45 of the most outstanding plastic surgeons in the region. Patients who need reconstructive surgery as a result of disease, malformation, or tragic accident, or those who choose elective cosmetic surgery, all can benefit from specialty care provided by the New York Eye and Infirmary.
Clinical innovations are improving people’s lives at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, where surgeons are exploring the use of various plastic materials and the patient’s own cartilage for example to construct an absent outer ear in a condition called microtia. Unique surgical procedures to transfer tissue are performed by our microvascular surgeons in order to repair or reattach missing digits and thumbs. The team at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary performs transformational surgery on children born with cleft lip and palate malformation, providing them with a chance to have a better appearance and quality of life.
Our Breast Reconstruction Service provides a new technique for breast reconstruction following removal for cancer; the program is headed by the innovator of the technique, Dr. Robert Allen. This procedure offers a chance for these unfortunate patients to return to a normal life.
How individuals feel about their appearance affects their general health. Those seeking elective plastic surgery are offered a wide array of the latest techniques, including endoscopic face lifts, a refinement of the facial plastic operation that uses a straw-like telescopic instrument inserted through small incisions to smooth wrinkles from "beneath" the skin; and no-incision eyelid plasty and liposuction for reshaping body contours.
Our Plastic Surgery Staff is at the cutting edge of world Plastic Surgery techniques in both Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is a natural complement to The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary’s services, bringing new hope to 1,500 patients annually.
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