Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in NYU Langone Health’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery provides training for surgeons who wish to specialize in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures in patients with hereditary or trauma-induced conditions or complications from infections and tumors.
Residents and fellows have the opportunity to train with world-renowned experts in facial reconstruction, reanimation, and rejuvenation. You gain experience performing surgery to correct facial injuries, lacerations, and fractures; reanimation surgery for facial paralysis; reconstructive surgery for congenital anomalies; reconstruction after Mohs surgery; and functional rhinoplasty to correct nasal obstructions, including deviated septum.
You also refine your ability to carry out cosmetic procedures that reduce the effects of aging on the skin, including face-lifts, brow lifts, and blepharoplasty; cosmetic rhinoplasty to refine the nose; otoplasty to reduce prominent or protruding ears; and scar revision. You learn minimally invasive surgical techniques to minimize incisions and are trained to administer in-office treatments ranging from injectable fillers and botulinum toxin (Botox®) to photorejuvenation laser therapies and dermabrasion.
Our faculty members are among New York City’s most experienced facial plastic surgeons. They have authored numerous textbooks and scientific papers and are regularly invited to present their work and demonstrate surgical techniques at national and international conferences. Many of our experts hold positions in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and are nationally recognized on the Castle Connolly and U.S. News & World Report top doctor lists.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Education
We provide residency and fellowship training in the full spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgical procedures. Trainees gain comprehensive experience working with New York City’s diverse patient population in a variety of high-volume settings within our academic medical center, including a Level 1 trauma center in a public hospital, the Veterans Affairs healthcare system, and the private practices of our faculty members.
Residents in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Residency Training program work with full-time fellowship-trained surgeons who staff specialty clinics and cover both reconstructive and cosmetic operative cases at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital and Kimmel Pavilion, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, Lenox Hill Hospital, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.
At Bellevue and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, residents see maxillofacial trauma patients and patients requiring reconstructive surgery through the facial plastic surgery clinic and emergency room referrals. This experience provides valuable hands-on experience with soft tissue and bony trauma. Dermatologic cancer reconstructions and reanimation procedures for facial paralysis are performed at all sites.
Residents also train with faculty who perform a variety of cosmetic procedures at Bellevue. In addition to providing opportunities to perform face-lifts, brow lifts, and blepharoplasty, we offer training in septorhinoplasty, a procedure that combines both reconstructive and cosmetic surgical techniques—septoplasty to correct a deviated septum and restore breathing function and rhinoplasty to enhance appearance.
We also offer one full-time facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. The fellow acts as mentor for resident cases and coordinates medical student and resident clinical research.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Services
Our facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, including Danielle Eytan, MD, and Judy W. Lee, MD, provide a wide range of patient services. We offer cosmetic procedures for aging skin, surgical treatment for nasal obstruction, reconstruction for basal and squamous cell skin cancers, rhinoplasty, and craniofacial surgery including cleft lip, cleft palate, microtia, and other ear malformations.
We also provide multidisciplinary treatment for patients with early or chronic facial paralysis. Our Facial Paralysis and Reanimation Center is one of the few specialty centers that perform masseteric nerve transfer and free tissue transfer for the treatment of chronic facial paralysis. Learn more our services for adults with facial nerve paralysis.