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Facial Plastics ENT

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Plastic Surgery Face, ENT
Bio

Dr. Westreich specializes in septoplasty, primary and secondary/reconstructive rhinoplasty as well as facelifts, and eyelid surgery. Dr. Westreich was selected multiple times by Castle Connolly and New York magazine as one of the top doctors in facial plastic surgery. He is a past president of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. He serves on the review board of the American Journal of Rhinology, is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngologists, the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is active in the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and serves on several committees. He has been a presenter at numerous medical meetings and a course instructor for the AAFPRS. Dr. Westreich is recognized as an expert in his field and has authored numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals on the topics of Septoplasty and complex Rhinoplasty techniques, as well as the surgical correction of the deviated nose. He is the originator of the innovative Foundation Rhinoplasty™ technique, a closed method of surgery that is utilized to straighten noses in people who have nasal septal deviations and/or facial asymmetries.

Hospital Affiliation

Lenox Hill Mount Sinai SUNY Downstate

Board Certifications

American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Education and Training

BA, Upenn MD, NYU Otolaryngology residency, Mount Sinai Hospital Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Mount Sinai Hospital

What Makes Me Stand Out

My artistic sense, my spatial awareness, and my ability to create new innovative techniques.

My Quote

"a plan without a vision is a recipe and having a recipe doesn't make you a chef. "

If I Wasn’t a Doctor I Would Be

An architect or a musician.

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Frequently Asked Question

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty aimed at restoring, reconstructing, or altering aspects of the face and body. Broken nose repair dates back to 3000 BC in ancient Egypt. India has a long and respected history of plastic surgery, dating back to 800 BC. Many modern facial plastic surgery techniques were developed for veterans of WW1 who had endured disfiguring facial injuries.

Plastic Surgery procedures generally fall into 2 categories: Reconstructive and Cosmetic. Reconstructive Surgery applies to the repair of congenital and developmental defects, as well as deformities due to trauma and disease. Cosmetic surgery has the aim of enhancing the appearance of the face and body or making elective alterations.

Common Questions, Concerns and Protocols

Plastic surgery is often referred to as Cosmetic surgery or Aesthetic Surgery. Although many Doctors can train to do cosmetic procedures only surgeons who are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons can refer to themselves as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Cosmetic consultations usually require a fee that many Plastic Surgeons will deduct from the cost of the procedure if you decide to schedule it with them. If your consultation is for a non-cosmetic concern, the fee may be billed to your insurance.

In preparation for a plastic surgery procedure your Plastic Surgeon will take a complete medical history and do a physical exam, particularly if your surgery will be a major procedure such as an abdominoplasty. Your surgeon will discuss scar placement and length, risks, complications and realistic expectations. Your Plastic Surgeon may suggest endoscopic surgery if appropriate. Endoscopy incisions are shorter and the risk of sensory loss from nerve damage is decreased.

Your pre procedural instructions will invariably include cessation of smoking. Many smokers resist this requirement, but it is extremely important. Nicotine has a tremendous adverse effect on healing and blood flow, which can lead to tissue necrosis and wound infection. You will be advised to quit smoking 6 to 8 weeks prior to your surgery.

Typically, you will see your Plastic Surgeon two weeks prior to your procedure for a comprehensive pre-operative visit. A complete list of "dos and don'ts" will be reviewed as well as the pre and postoperative instructions and any questions that remain will be answered. You will be directed to avoid anything that has a blood-thinning effect (aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E etc.) for two weeks before surgery. You will be asked to minimize alcohol intake. Basic blood work for preoperative testing will be ordered.

Most plastic surgery patients can go home the same day, and be seen on the day after surgery to remove bandages and drains. Stitches are removed within 4 to 7 days. Temporary bruising and numbness are normal, and will improve in a few weeks. During your recovery your Plastic Surgeon will see you for post-operative visits. He or she will answer any questions you may have about your recovery.

Complications

Temporary bruising and numbness are expected for most procedures and will improve in a few weeks. Complications are rare but may include hematoma, temporary or permanent nerve injury, infection, and reactions to anesthesia.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Procedures

  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Hand Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Gender Confirmation
  • Microsurgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Scar Revision
  • CranioSynostosis
  • Migraine Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Giant Nevi Removal
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Tissue Expansion

Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Implant Revision
  • Autologous Fat Breast Aug
  • Liposuction
  • Arm Lift
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Body Contouring
  • Buttock Enhancement
  • Thigh Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Cheek Reduction
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Chin Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Face Lift
  • Facial Implants
  • Neck Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Vaginal Rejuvenation
  • Revision Surgery

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