Shedding light on the subtleties of facial plastic
Shedding Light on the Subtleties of Facial Plastic Surgery Thoughts and Views on Facial Plastic Surgery by Norman J. Pastorek, MD
Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACSDr. Pastorek has practiced Facial Plastic Surgery in New York for more than three decades. An Illinois native, he received his medical degree and surgical training at the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Hospitals in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Although he is dedicated to his private Facial Plastic Surgery practice, Dr. Pastorek is also a highly respected medical educator and teacher. For over two decades, he has volunteered one day a week to a facial plastic surgery clinic to educate residents. He feels that teaching young doctors “finds the soul of the surgeon,” and it is “vital to give back knowledge and share wisdom with the profession in order to complete the circle.”
5 Goals for Facial Rejuvenation• Normal Appearance- I believe in a • Negligible Scar- Scars detract. I conservative approach to facial have adopted techniques that rejuvenation—I don’t want my leave the finest scars possible patients to look as if they have had surgery. • Rapid Recovery- I have devised a regimen for rapid recuperation• Long-Lasting Result- The goal of that begins two weeks prior to facial rejuvenation surgery should surgery by eliminating all of the be to look youthful for years, not possible causes of bleeding and several months. bruising• Safe Surgery-Patient safety is paramount for every procedure. I have performed over 2,500 facial rejuvenation surgeries.
FaceliftsWhat they can do for you What they can’t do for youA facelift is a safe, reliable surgical A facelift also can’t make you look like procedure. If you find age-related Charlize Theron or George Clooney. changes are concealing your great bone While it will eliminate significant structure, a facelift can reduce the wrinkles, it won’t change your overall loose skin and deep lines on your face appearance. You will still look like you— and neck. By tightening the muscles on only younger. In fact, that is my goal for your face and neck, repositioning some every patient: to make it look like you of the subcutaneous (beneath the skin) had no surgery. Instead, you look tissue and fat, and removing excess refreshed. skin, the procedure:• Reduces the sagging that accompanies If you desire a true change in your facial aging appearance, come in to speak with me• Smoothes out deep wrinkles in a personal consultation. We can• Trims excess tissue from your neck discuss procedures that will• Improves the profile of your jaw, chin, permanently and positively change your and neckline features—including rhinoplasty or chin augmentation.
Rhinoplasty• Most common facial surgery• Reshapes the nose• Complex procedure requires surgeon’s careful attention to internal anatomy• Recommended for patients who: wish to make a permanent cosmetic change, experience breathing difficulty, have birth defect or nose injury
Rhinoplasty ProcedureProcedure Post-Operation• Out-patient, 1-2hrs • 1 hour in recovery room• Local anesthesia with • Experience some mild intravenous sedation discomfort and minimal• After incision, gently elevate bleeding skin and then shape bone • 6 days with nose splint and cartiledge • Recommended ~1 week off• Re-drape skin and use tiny, for recovery dissolving stitches
Blepharoplasty• improves the aging or • aesthetic surgery of baggy appearance of extreme accuracy and your eyelids delicacy• Causes of baggy eyelids- • developed a suspension age, heredity, and/or suture technique to sun damage permanently support• Dr. Pastorek has the lower eyelid. performed over 4,900 blepharoplasty procedures.
Creating a Graceful NecklineNoninvasive Neck Lift• Loose skin only concern • Extensive issues including• Ulthera- ultrasound therapy skin and muscle for tightening skin • Neck lift tightens skin,• Exilis and Venus Freeze- repairs the platysma radiofrequency muscles, removes excess fat technologies • Liposuction can enhance• Clear and Brilliant lasers the results combined to improve color and texture of skin
Dr. Pastorek’s Philosophy• “Know all you can about the physical human face—not just the surface, but the depths— understanding all you can about the hopes and dreams of patients as they consider Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery. Treat all patients as family, strive to improve on everything you know, embrace the truth, and do the very best you can. Yes, it is a practice; yes, it is a profession; but mostly it is a passion.”
Dr. Pastorek’s Upper Eastside Practice 12 East 88th St New York City, NY 10128 212-987-4700 www.normanpastorekmd.com