Robert Tornambe, Plastic Surgeon

Robert Tornambe

Plastic Surgeon | Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

110 East 66 street New York New York, 10065

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Dr. Robert Tornambe is a cosmetic medicine and surgery specialist practicing in New York, New York. Dr. Tornambe specializes in the enhancement of appearance. Improving aesthetic, symmetry and proportion are key goals in cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic medicine has nothing to do with these specific areas not functioning properly; therefore, this elective field solely focuses on aesthetics and anti-aging.

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American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Robert Tornambe's Expert Contributions
  • 10 Reasons Why Getting A Dog Is Better Than Getting Facelift!

    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...

  • 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

  • Can you have empty nose syndrome after nose surgery?

    Empty nose syndrome is a condition when nasal passages are clear, however the person has sensation of nasal stuffiness. This is extremely rare occurrence after cosmetic rhinoplasty, but can occur. READ MORE

  • Is eyelid surgery risky?

    Any operation carries certain risks. Those risks are decreased when appropriate precautions are taken and the surgeon is trained properly with lots of experience and expertise. Board-certified plastic surgeons fit this criteria. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to greatly increase your chances for the safest and best result. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can lip fillers be dangerous?

    Generally speaking, lip fillers carry very low risk, however, greater concern should be taken with regard to result. Fillers placed in the wrong location of the lips or too generously can leave a result that looks abnormal and unattractive. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is eye lift surgery dangerous?

    Any operation carries certain risks, however those risks are significantly decreased when surgeon is properly trained, with lots of experience and expertise. Board-certified plastic surgeons fit this requirement. Come see me for a virtual or in person consultation to explore the best options for you. READ MORE

  • Can you get plastic surgery on your lips?

    The best options for lip augmentation is either fillers or fat transfer. Other operations such as lip lift surgery can result in unsightly scarring. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is nose surgery painful?

    Rhinoplasty surgery recovery does involve modest pain and swelling, appropriately and easily treated with pain medication. Plan on 1 to 2 weeks for recovery depending on the type of surgery. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What can you do after eyelid surgery?

    This matter should be discussed with your operating surgeon. In general,Recovery from eyelid surgery is fairly straightforward. Since there is swelling and bruising it is important to apply cold compresses within the first 48 hours. Most of my patients are out and about the next day wearing sunglasses to run errands. No strenuous activity or heavy workouts for 1 to 2 weeks. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Will an otoplasty affect my ability to hear?

    Otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to decrease the projection of prominent ears. The surgery is performed on the outer portion of the ears and does not affect hearing. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is eyebrow lift surgery painful?

    Eyebrow lift surgery is a fairly common procedure that carries a high level of satisfaction. It can be done in the office under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. There is little pain afterwards, and this is easily controlled with pain medications. READ MORE

  • Is dermabrasion a surgical procedure?

    Dermabrasion is a minor surgical procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Do plastic surgeons treat burns?

    Plastic surgeons most certainly do treat burn scar deformities. Depending on the type of scar and location, options for treatment vary. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can a plastic surgeon fix a facial scar?

    Plastic surgeons most certainly treat all types of scar formation. However, the scar can be improved, but not removed entirely. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is a chin implant painful?

    Chin implant surgery is a common operation performed by board-certified plastic surgeons. The surgery can be done in the office under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The modest pain experienced after surgery is easily controlled with pain medication. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What is the recovery for otolarynology plastic surgery?

    You are describing otoplasty, an operation to treat prominent ears. Recovery from this operation is usually 1 to 2 weeks to allow swelling to settle down, but most patients are able to return to work within one week. READ MORE

  • How long after lip fillers can you kiss?

    I would wait at least 1 to 2 days before kissing after a Lip Augmentation with fillers to allow swelling to settle down and prevent displacement of the filler material. READ MORE

  • Are lip injections dangerous?

    Lip fillers are not dangerous as long as the procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, or dermatologist. Other untrained “specialists“ can create problems such as asymmetry and misplaced filler. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long is the recovery from a deviated septum surgery?

    Recovery from deviated septum surgery usually lasts about one week to allow swelling to resolve. However you need to refrain from heavy exercise or anything with significant exertion for 2 to 3 weeks. READ MORE

  • How can I make my lips bigger with surgery?

    The best options for a lip augmentation are fillers or fat transfer. Operations like lip lift surgery can leave the patient with fairly significant scars that are hard to camouflage. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is face lift surgery safe?

    Facelift surgery is a safe operation as long as there are no significant health issues. However, any operation does carry certain risks, but these can be minimized by surgeon training and experience. Good Luck. READ MORE

  • How long does a facelift last?

    It sounds like you are a candidate for a mini facelift. My favorite technique is called MACS mini facelift and it has the advantage of a shorter recovery time and less extensive scarring. Lifestyle and skin care affect the longevity of any facelift operation, but generally speaking, this procedure lasts 7 to 10 years. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What is the best surgery for under eye bags?

    This is a common condition and often has genetic implications as in your mother or father probably had bags as well. Blepharoplasty is the name of the surgery which plugs out pillows of fat that are causing the bags. READ MORE

  • What is a one stitch face lift?

    Never heard of it. Sounds like a marketing ploy, as some surgeons try to stand out by attaching a catchy name to her procedure. Probably some sort of mini facelift with shorter scarves and shorter recovery. READ MORE

  • What is a mini face lift?

    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. READ MORE

  • What is a liquid face lift?

    Sounds like you are referring to the vampire facelift which involves drawing blood from an individual, spinning It down and separating it and injecting the plasma under the skin. Supposed to act like a facelift, but really doesn’t work and is not FDA approved. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How do you sleep after ear lobe surgery?

    You should simply elevate your head with two pillows for the first couple of nights. Also, use older pillowcases because a bit of blood may drip on to the surfaces, which is normal. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How do you prepare for a nose job?

    Simply follow instructions from your operating surgeon, no special preparation needed other than typical preoperative orders. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What are the bad side effects of Botox?

    Literally millions of people have been treated with Botox with minimal complications. The most common one however is a droopy upper eyelid, which can sometimes occur when treating the wrinkles of the forehead. However, it goes away with time. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Will my ear pinning surgery be delayed from Covid-19?

    Unfortunately, all elective surgery has been put on hold mandated by executive orders by Governor Cuomo in New York. It looks like he may not permit elective surgery in the office setting before June 1, but that may change. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does a blepharoplasty last?

    The nice thing about a blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is that it usually lasts 20 or 30 years. The trimmed redundant skin usually does not come back. After surgery, patients look refreshed and well rested as most people do not realize that they have had cosmetic surgery. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How do you get rid of a double chin without surgery?

    If your double chin is secondary to a collection of fat under the skin, which is usually the cause, micro liposuction is by far the best option and still the gold standard. The procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia and results are immediate. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does Botox last?

    Botox usually lasts approximately 3 to 4 months, depending on the degree of wrinkling and the activity of the muscle causing it. It carries a high level of satisfaction. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can you touch your nose after a rhinoplasty?

    Best to ask your plastic surgeon but you should not touch your nose for at least one week after surgery. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can a rhinoplasty make nostrils smaller?

    Nostrils can be made smaller by performing a procedure called Weir excision, which decreases the diameter of the nostrils, and the scars are hidden quite nicely. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can you get fat removed from your cheeks?

    Depending on the location of the fat in your cheeks, it can be reduced by either micro liposuction or buccal fat pad removal. Either one can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Are cheek implants a long-term option?

    Cheek implants can be a long-term option to increase cheek projection, however, I prefer fat transfer as the result is far more natural with less complications. It can be done in the office, under local anesthesia. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long is recovery from a face lift?

    While most sutures will be removed after one week, and at that time you will certainly be comfortable, but may be still bruised. I usually recommend patients taking off 10 to 14 days after a facelift to allow swelling and bruising to resolve. At that point, any residual bruising can be covered by make up. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

    Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but rather an option to remove well defined areas of fat non-responsive to diet and exercise. It is best to lower your BMI to around 30 before considering any type of surgery for safety purposes. READ MORE

  • What is the best age for face lift?

    I appreciate your concern, but understand you are not alone, as aging gracefully is something we all wish to achieve! It sounds like you are 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. I would also consider fat grafting to your face to re-define your jaw line and fill out those areas that have lost volume over time. Be certain to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What to expect after a face lift?

    Expect modest bruising and swelling after either a mini or a full facelift, and while your comfort level should increase within a few days after surgery, it can take as long as 10 to 14 days before you want to be seen in public. At that time, any residual bruising can be covered with make up. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can a nose job improve breathing?

    Yes, one of the many indications for a nose job is to improve nasal airway breathing. This can also eliminate snoring in certain cases. The cosmetic aspect, removing a bump on the nose or refining the nasal tip, can also be performed at the same time. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Do nose jobs hurt for weeks?

    Pain after the nose job usually only lasts for a couple of days and is usually easily controlled by medication. Swelling, however, can last weeks and even months, but the worst swelling is usually gone within 1 to 2 weeks. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Does a septoplasty change your nose appearance?

    Septoplasty is performed to improve nasal breathing and should have no effect on the appearance of your nose. Good luck. READ MORE

  • When can I wear makeup after eyelid surgery?

    I usually ask patients to start wearing make up after sutures are removed 5 to 7 days after the operation. At this time, make up can be an effective way to hide any residual bruising. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can under eye bags be removed?

    Lower eyelid bags are usually genetic and removal is a common procedure called lower eyelid blepharoplasty. The bags are actually small pillows of fat which can be removed and thus removing the bulge. Call anytime for a virtual consultation if you wish to discuss the matter further and explore the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How old do you have to be to have a nose job?

    Since girls mature a bit faster than boys, 16 years old is the earliest that I will perform a nose job on a young lady. So, if you are 17, you should be ready. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long is the recovery for a rhinoplasty?

    Typically, cosmetic rhinoplasty recovery lasts 1 to 3 weeks. There will be bruising initially with swelling and after your bump removal, if the nasal bone needs to be in fractured, you cannot wear eye glasses for three weeks. Most people return to work in one week, however. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does eye lift surgery last?

    Unlike facelift surgery, which lasts between 8 and 10 years, eyelid surgery usually lasts significantly longer, perhaps 30 years. At most, down the line as you age after this procedure, redundant excess skin may need to be trimmed the second time. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of Botox?

    Literally millions of people have been treated with Botox over the years with high levels of satisfaction and minimal complications. The only rare troublesome complication that can arise is drooping of your upper eyelid after the procedure, but this is temporary and rare. Call anytime to make an appointment for a virtual consultation to further discuss this if you desire. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is facelift surgery safe?

    As long as you are healthy, without significant medical issues, facelift surgery is a reasonably safe operation. Even with issues such as high blood pressure or heart problems, surgery can be performed after medical clearance by your personal physician. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is facial plastic surgery painful?

    Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is not as painful as many other cosmetic procedures and, because of swelling, creates more discomfort than actual pain. However, either of these issues are well controlled with medications. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can you wear glasses after an otoplasty?

    You may be able to wear eyeglasses after otoplasty, but this depends on each case. I usually ask my otoplasty patients to wear a type of headband covering the ears to support the region after surgery. Sometimes eyeglasses can be worn over them. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Does an otoplasty affect hearing?

    Otoplasty does not affect hearing in any way, shape, or fashion. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long do you have to wear bandages after an otoplasty?

    I usually do not apply bandages after otoplasty surgery, rather, antibiotic ointment on the incision sites. I also usually apply a type of headband over the ears to support them right after surgery. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is the rhinoplasty procedure painful?

    Typically, most patients describe their rhinoplasty surgery as discomfort afterwards rather than severe pain. This is usually secondary to swelling and packing inside the nose. In either case, pain medications easily control pain or discomfort after surgery. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does facial plastic surgery take?

    Facelift surgery is pretty rare for someone your age, even a mini facelift. However, typically, a mini facelift lasts approximately two hours. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does rhinoplasty surgery last?

    Rhinoplasty surgery typically lasts around two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does rhinoplasty surgery last?

    Rhinoplasty surgery typically lasts around two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What are the side effects of face lift surgery?

    Complications after any type of facelift surgery include nerve injury, hematoma, and scar issues. However, these are rare, but can occur. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is neck lift surgery effective?

    Mini facelift surgery with attention to the neck can be extremely effective in patients with most indications, including sagging skin, excessive fat, or prominent muscle bands. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is a nose job painful?

    Nose job surgery is not extremely painful afterwards, and most people describe it as more of a discomfort because of swelling and packing inside the nose. These issues are easily handled with pain medication. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can plastic surgery help with my scar?

    Sometimes scar revision can improve the scar on your forehead, however, it will never be able to be completely removed. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What's the best skin tightening treatment for the face?

    Most so-called non-invasive skin tightening procedures of the face or body really don’t work and I have treated many patients who have been unhappy with their results afterwards. Options for tightening the face include some sort of mini or traditional facelift, still the gold standard, or possibly fillers. Call anytime for a virtual consultation to further discuss this issue. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Should I get a second opinion before plastic surgery?

    Cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery can improve the size and shape of your nose, however it is unrealistic to ask for a specifically shaped nose. I often times have to explain to patients requesting the exact same nose they have fallen in love with on a famous actress or actor. The general idea is to perhaps remove a bump on the nose or refine the nasal tip, however one never wishes to drastically change the shape of a nose to the point of absurdity. See Michael Jackson! Call anytime to schedule a virtual consultation to further discuss this matter if you so desire. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What is the best type of facelift procedure?

    In person or a virtual consultation would be needed to confirm my advice, however at your age, a mini facelift would be the best option. 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. Call anytime for a virtual consultation to further discuss this matter if you so desire. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can a teenager get a nose job?

    Typically it is important to be certain that you are fully grown prior to nose job surgery. In girls I usually wait until age 16, in boys sometimes a bit older. Call anytime for a virtual consultation to further discuss this matter if you so desire. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What is the fastest way to recover from eyelid surgery?

    Recovery from eyelid surgery is usually pretty quick and uneventful, but it can be hastened somewhat using ice packs and elevating your head religiously for the first 48 hours. This greatly helps reducing swelling and bruising afterwards. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What is the recovery time for ear lobe surgery?

    Earlobe reduction surgery is a fairly benign procedure performed under local anesthesia in the office. I usually allow these patients to return to work the same day or certainly the next day and normal activities including exercise in two days. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How is a cheek lift done?

    It sounds like you are 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. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How do they put cheek implants in?

    Cheek implants are typically placed through incisions inside the mouth. My preferred procedure to address this facial region is fat grafting as the results appear more natural and complications are less frequent. Good luck! READ MORE

  • How is eyelid surgery done?

    It is rare for a 32-year-old to require eyelid surgery unless there is something called ptosis present, which is a form of eyelid drooping or significant redundant upper eyelid skin because of genetic factors. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What are the risks of a nose job?

    The primary risk while recovering from a nose job is excessive bleeding, which is rare, but can occur. It is usually successfully treated with additional packing inside the nose. Otherwise, nose job surgery carries a high level of patient satisfaction. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Is a septoplasty painful?

    Most patients describe their experience after septoplasty as uncomfortable rather than painful. This usually stems from packing or swelling within the nose, necessitating breathing through the mouth for a few days. All discomfort is well controlled with medications. Good luck. READ MORE

  • How long does it take to recover from ear lobe plastic surgery?

    Earlobe surgery is a fairly benign procedure performed in the office under local anesthesia. I allow my patients to return to work the same day or certainly the next day afterwards. Confirm my advice with your plastic surgeon performing the procedure. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can cheek implants be removed?

    Cheek implants can certainly be removed and that is sometimes necessary if they become displaced or their position is changed, causing an odd appearance. Once removed, one option can be fat transfer to the cheek region to improve projection and contour. Good luck. READ MORE

  • Can you get surgery for smaller ears?

    Otoplasty is an operation designed to decrease the projection of prominent ears. Surgery allows the ears to be pinned back somewhat so they don’t stick out as much. However it does not make the ears smaller. Call anytime for a virtual consultation to discuss the best options for you. Good luck. READ MORE

  • What can you eat after nose surgery?

    You can eat pretty much anything after nose surgery, but the first night after surgery you may consider food that is easier to digest like soup or yogurt or milkshakes. After that you should be able to eat anything you desire. Confirm my advice with your operating surgeon. Good luck. READ MORE

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