Dr. Andrew Goldman is a diplomat of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His expertise is in performing a wide range of surgical procedures for the face, head and neck. During your consultation with him, he will strive to understand your goals and tailor the procedure to meet your specific needs.
As we age, the skin and soft tissue of our face and neck become looser, manifesting itself in unflattering ways: sagging jowls, neckline, and cheeks. Such features combine to make us look older and more tired.
A facelift can help reverse these effects and restore your appearance. Through a combination of tightening the soft tissue structure and removal of excess skin and fat, the procedure can naturally transform your face and neck.
Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)
Facial plastic surgery has come a long way since the early days of the “nose job.” Dr. Goldman believes that your nose should harmonize elegantly with the other features of your face so that it is a perfect fit for you. He will discuss with you how subtle changes to your nasal structures can create better proportions in your nose, and can accentuate your other facial features, giving your face a natural sense of balance.
Rhinoplasty is the most delicate and complex of all facial plastic surgeries. Since the procedure must be individualized for each patient, Dr. Goldman will work with you to plan the procedure that will best meet your needs and goals.
Dr. Goldman also specializes in revision rhinoplasty, helping those patients who are unsatisfied with earlier nose surgeries.
Of all your facial features, none has such power to convey your individuality, emotions and youthfulness as your eyes. The eyes, however, are often the first to show signs of aging. When eyelids become puffy, sag or are wrinkled, they can make you look tired and older. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can help you look more rested, energetic, and rejuvenated.
Just as time can bring sagging skin and wrinkles to our faces, it often takes an even greater toll on the neck, in the form of unattractive folds or “turkey wattle,” bands of fat and muscle, and loose skin.
Neck rejuvenation can provide dramatic results, either when performed alone or in combination with other plastic surgery procedures. Aside from conveying a younger appearance, a more elegant and youthful neck can also give the impression that you’ve lost weight.
While a traditional facelift can bring dramatic improvements to your lower facial appearance, it doesn’t always address the cheeks and lower eyelids adequately. When the signs of aging are concentrated around the cheeks, nose and eyes, a mid-face lift is often more appropriate.
This procedure lifts your cheeks, softening the heaviness and deep folds between the nose and upper lip. Mid-face lifting is often performed with lower eyelid surgery to improve the entire cheek-lower lid complex.
Sagging eyebrows or deep furrows between the eyes have a way of making us look tired, upset or worried, even when we are not! A forehead lift (also known as a browlift) is a naturally restorative procedure that can bring our forehead, and eyebrows back to a more youthful position which has a profound effect on our overall appearance.
Chin & Cheek Augmentation
Personal beauty emanates from all of a person’s facial features working together harmoniously and in balance with each other.
Receding chins and sunken cheeks are two traits that can throw off that balance. A “weak” chin may draw more attention to the nose or make the neckline appear shorter. Flat or sunken cheeks may make a person look less youthful and energetic.
To help achieve improvement in facial harmony and structural proportions, many patients opt for facial implants to their chin and/or cheeks.
Otoplasty (Surgery of the Ears)
Few facial imperfections are as conspicuous as protruding, oversized or distorted ears. Children with this trait may be teased by their classmates, hurting their self-image, and adults can likewise be insecure about the appearance of unnatural-looking ears. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected through a surgery known as otoplasty, in which the ears are set back closer to the head, reshaped and/or reduced in size.
A common skin related problem that patients discuss with us is scar revision. People with conspicuous scars on their face or neck are often uncomfortable or insecure about their appearance. Aside from being a cosmetic problem, scars can sometimes interfere with normal function.
While scars cannot be completely erased, there are several surgical techniques and nonsurgical techniques that can turn them into thinner, less noticeable lines that discretely blend into the normal creases and contours of your face. The technique that is used will depend on the characteristics of the scar, such as its size and depth, its direction, the blood supply and the color of your skin.
Unlike cosmetic plastic surgery, in which the goal is improving the appearance of facial features, reconstructive surgery corrects abnormal structures and tries to restore normal function, with a simultaneous goal of preserving or restoring the aesthetic appeal of the face. These abnormalities may be due to birth defects, such as cleft lips and palates, or they may be acquired in life—the result of diseases like skin cancer, auto accidents or other traumatic events.
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with Dr. Goldman can help these patients achieve a more normal appearance and erase the stigma associated with these conditions.