Robert M. Tornambe, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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Robert M. Tornambe, MD

Plastic Surgeon | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

815 Park Ave. 1A New York NY, 10021


Dr. Robert M. Tornambe, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon currently serving his patients in Upper East Side, New York. Recognized by patients and peers as one of the top plastic surgeons in New York City, Robert Tornambe, MD, offers a variety of precision surgical techniques at Madison Plastic Surgery. Dr. Tornambe is also a frequent guest lecturer, he speaks throughout North America and Europe on the latest advances in aesthetic medicine. Furthermore, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He values a less-is-more approach in cosmetic surgery and tailors each procedure to the patient’s individual anatomical needs and personal desires. In addition, Dr. Tornambe also focuses on the entire patient, and not just the procedure, and believes in building long-term, honest relationships with his patients.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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    I have had dogs in my life since I was a little boy, and I have been a plastic surgeon for over 25 years. So, I consider myself an expert in both categories. While I can rattle off the advantages of a facelift for someone who is an appropriate candidate, a lot more people are candidates to enjoy the...

  • Does facelift surgery last forever?

    I appreciate your concerns, however facelift surgery, tightening underlying facial muscle and skin, usually lasts approximately 10 years. Individuals in their 40s or 50s can choose mini facelift first, and then years later full face lift when needed. READ MORE

  • What is the best treatment for turkey neck?

    I understand your concern and treatment depends upon the cause of your turkey neck. Sometimes this is caused by just fat in the neck region and liposuction can provide an excellent option for treatment as the skin of the neck re- contour after fat removal. However if the cause of turkey neck is redundant skin and fat than a neck lift, a type of facelift, would be needed. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to explore the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from neck liposuction?

    Neck liposuction is a wonderful, fast solution to removing fat from the neck and contouring the area nicely. It is usually done under local anesthesia and takes less than one hour. Recovery involves wearing an elastic neck garment initially full-time for two days and then at night for another five days or so. Many people have the procedure on a Friday and return to work Monday after the weekend. Modest swelling and bruising usually resolves within days or easily concealed with scarf or clothing. READ MORE

  • How painful is a facelift?

    I appreciate your concerns, however most facelift patients describe the postoperative experience as somewhat uncomfortable however not very painful. Usually there is a bandage wrapped around your face and head for the first one to two days which can cause modest discomfort. However once removed the discomfort is alleviated and overall most patients rate the pain after facelift as 2 to 4 out of 10. Pain medication as prescribed but often Tylenol extra strength is all that is needed. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to further explore facelift options. Good luck! READ MORE

  • How painful is a brow lift?

    Brow lift surgery involves 1 to 2 days of modest pain and swelling, easily controlled with pain medication or even extra strength Tylenol. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to explore the best brow lift options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from eyelid surgery?

    Recovery from eyelid surgery is actually a bit shorter than many other cosmetic procedures. There can be swelling and bruising after this operation, however this is easily covered with sunglasses. Usually upper eyelid sutures are removed within 5 to 7 days after surgery. Most individuals return to work from home one or two days after surgery and return to outside activities approximately one week after surgery. However complete resolution of swelling usually takes between 2 to 3 months. READ MORE

  • How long after rhinoplasty will my nose feel normal?

    I appreciate your concerns, however it may take as long as 3 to 6 months before your nose feels and reacts normally. While much of the swelling will resolve after 3 to 6 months, it can take as long as one year for all swelling to resolve and achievement of your full final result. Stay patient and positive and continue to stay in touch with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck! READ MORE

  • What is the best age to get a facelift?

    It is difficult to answer this question without photographs or physical examination. Generally speaking, someone your age may be a candidate for a mini facelift. My favorite technique is the MACS short scar Mini-Facelift. Developed in Europe, it is the ideal approach for the younger patient, not ready for a full facelift, or patients who desire a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time. It addresses both the mid face area (especially the jowls) as well as the neck, if needed. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to explore the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is chin reduction surgery painful?

    Chin augmentation utilizing a silicone implant or transferred fat is a fairly common procedure with little pain involved and it is performed under local or general anesthesia. READ MORE

  • What happens after a rhinoplasty surgery?

    Recovery from rhinoplasty surgery is fairly simple. If the nose needs to be broken, the small cast placed after surgery is usually removed after one week. Recovery from the surgery is usually uneventful. Come see me for an in person or virtual consultation to explore further. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How is a forehead lift done?

    A modern surgical forehead lift, is really a “mini lift“, which lifts the lateral eyebrows through an incision in the hair bearing region on the side of the scalp. For someone your age, a reasonable brow lift can be accomplished with just BOTOX! READ MORE

  • When can I wash my face after nose surgery?

    You can usually wash your face a day or two after the operation, depending on the specific surgery performed. Better to ask your operating surgeon for specific instructions regarding this question. READ MORE

  • Does a lip lift change your nose?

    It can change the shape of your nostrils if the scarring is misplaced or thickened. Approach this procedure with great caution! READ MORE

  • What is a non-surgical nose job?

    A non-surgical nose job is usually injection of filler to the dorsum or top of the nose to camouflage a bump or temporarily appear to straighten the nose. While this form of treatment is effective for a short term., 3 to 4 months, it must be repeated to continue positive results. Come see me any time for a virtual or in person consultation. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is liposuction safe?

    Liposuction is an extremely effective procedure when performed on properly selected patients and carries a very high satisfaction rate. Long-term risks include contour skin irregularities, which usually occur when performed by doctors were not board-certified plastic surgeons. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Do they put you to sleep for ear plastic surgery?

    Otoplasty or surgery for prominent ears can be performed under local anesthesia alone, local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. The choice depends on the desires of the patient in concert with the plastic surgeon. Good luck READ MORE

  • Is nose plastic surgery safe?

    Rhinoplasty or cosmetic nose job is performed safely every day by board-certified plastic surgeons or facial plastic surgeons. It usually requires general anesthesia, and as long as you are healthy, there are a few concerns. READ MORE

  • What is the difference between plastic and cosmetic surgery?

    There are many practitioners out there claiming to be experts in “cosmetic surgery”, without any form of legitimate training. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties, which also recognizes appropriate training within legitimate medical specialties like cardiology and internal medicine. You can verify your surgeon’s credentials on the website of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Another way to verify qualification is to ask your perspective surgeon if he or she has the credentials to perform your procedure at a local hospital. You can then check with the medical staff office at that hospital to verify this information. Good luck READ MORE

  • Are face lifts dangerous?

    Facelift surgery is reasonably safe operations with high levels of satisfaction. As long as you are healthy and cleared by your medical doctor, if necessary, Surgery can proceed with little risk. Come see me any time to evaluate the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How painful is a non-surgical nose job?

    A non-surgical nose job usually consists of injection of fillers to the dorsum of the nose to camouflage a bump. However this is a temporary fix lasting 6 to 8 months. Come see me for a virtual or in person consultation to explore the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

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