Nasal Reconstruction

  Nasal Reconstruction   The nose lies in the center of the face and is the most visible of all facial structures.  It is composed of a lining, structure and skin envelope, all of which must be individually reconstructed in the cases of injury from trauma, malformation, or as result of tumor excision. Excellent reconstruction results can be achieved by transferring tissue from the other parts of the nose, or sometimes from the forehead or cheek.  Larger defects...

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Migraine Surgery

Migraine Surgery

   Migraine Surgery Migraines are severe headaches that are thought to arise from a pathologic nerve response from constricting muscles.  Patients non-responsive to medications may be candidates for botox therapy.  Botox is thought to function by either directly mediating the nerve signals or by reducing muscle contraction and thus nerve compression.  Patients in whom this technique fails may be candidates for surgery where the involved nerves are completely released...

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Lower Extremities

Lower Extremities

    Lower Extremity Reconstruction Trauma from car accidents and falls can cause severe damage to the tissues and bones of the legs.  Plastic surgeons are often consulted by orthopaedic and vascular surgeons to help manage complex wounds and repair damaged structures.  Wound coverage may be as simple as a straight line closure or skin graft and can be as complex as free microvascular tissue flaps. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon...

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Lip Surgery

  Lip Surgery The lips are the center of facial expression and reconstruction requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy.  The upper lip is in the shape of a bow, and has a central fullness known as the tubercle.  The depression above the center of the is known as the philtral dimple. Plastic surgeons are often consulted for lip reconstruction for post-ablative tumor resection and for trauma.  The reconstruction may consist of moving adjacent lip tissue and...

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Laser Surgery

Laser Surgery

  Laser Surgery An ablative or non-ablative laser maybe used for removing lesions and for skin resurfacing. Dr. Nicholas Bastidas is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in the treatment of pediatric and adult craniofacial, cleft and vascular abnormalities. Dr. Bastidas is a leader in craniofacial surgical procedures and serves the Long Island and greater New York region. Call us today at (516) 497-7900. We are looking forward to serving you and your...

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Ear Reconstruction

Ear Reconstruction

  Torn Ear Lobes Heavy earrings worn for long-term can lead to stretching of the holes and sometimes complete tears of the earlobe.  Torn ear lobes can be easily repaired under local anesthesia and the ears can be pierced again after 3-6 months. Trauma/Cancer Defects of the ear resulting from trauma or skin cancer may require extensive reconstruction of the cartilage and skin of the external ear.  These reconstructions are typically performed in one or two stages....

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