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Are You Self-Conscious About Your Ears? Oct 3rd, 2021

Although some people may embrace their hooked nose, gapped teeth, or hooded eyelids, most prefer to have facial features that don’t stand out for any particular reason, because they draw unwanted attention. Unique ears are a common source of teasing and ridicule among children, but adults feel the effects as...

Turn Back Time with Laser Resurfacing Sep 6th, 2021

When your age starts to show on your face, your first instinct may be to buy creams and ointments that promise smoother, younger-looking skin. If you’re like most people, you soon realize those promises were empty, and you start researching professional treatments to fix your skin issues. If that’s what...

What to Expect After Rhinoplasty Aug 4th, 2021

More than 352,500 Americans got a nose job last year. Some wanted to fix a bump, others wanted to size down, and some did it to resolve medical issues like fractures, deviated septums, or chronic sinus infections.  New Yorkers looking for an experienced, skilled plastic surgeon to perform their rhinoplasty...

Is a Drooping Eyelid Impairing Your Vision? Jul 27th, 2021

How often do you think about your eyelids? Do you even notice when you blink? These little folds of skin perform a big role in your eye health and vision. The average adult blinks about 15-20 times per minute, which equals up to 19,200 times per day.  Every time you...

Complications of Chronic Sinus Problems Jun 24th, 2021

Almost 29 million Americans a year get a sinus infection, also known as sinusitis. A little over 4 million of them need a doctor’s help and an antibiotic to beat it. Often, that does the job, and the problem is solved. But when sinusitis keeps coming back, or worse, it...

Noncosmetic Reasons to Consider an Otoplasty May 14th, 2021

Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a time-honored, routine, and very popular cosmetic procedure. About 23,000 people a year get their ears resized, reshaped, or pinned back to improve their appearance.  Insurance companies typically don’t cover elective surgeries like otoplasty, but there are some conditions that may make them ...

Sagging Skin? Here's How Laser Skin Resurfacing Can Help Apr 14th, 2021

If you’ve decided to reclaim your youthful look by getting a facelift, you’re in for a life-changing experience. It’s the perfect solution for sagging skin, droopy jowls, and deep-set wrinkles and lines.  However, depending on the age and condition of your skin, you may still see textural problems and pigmentation...

Helping Your Facelift Results Last Longer Mar 11th, 2021

These days, you have myriad options to help you fight the effects of aging. From Botox® and dermal fillers to laser resurfacing, you can choose the treatment that fits your needs and your budget. These methods are great ways to add volume and smooth wrinkles. However, if you want a...

How Eyelid Surgery Can Help Your Upper and Lower Lids Feb 9th, 2021

You may have been born with your dad’s sharp intellect or your mom’s silky hair, but if you inherited hooded eyes, you’re likely struggling with the way they make you look older than you are, as well as appearing perpetually sleepy. You may even be wondering whether or not you...

Help for Your Deviated Septum Jan 7th, 2021

The reason you have two distinct nasal passages is because there’s a thin wall of cartilage separating them called the septum. When it runs down the center, you breathe freely, but if it leans to the left or right, you have a deviated septum — and considerable problems to go...

Why Revision Rhinoplasty Might Be Right for You Dec 1st, 2020

Rhinoplasty, better known as a nose job, remains one of the top five plastic surgery procedures, with more than 207,000 performed last year alone. Sadly, about 15% of those go sideways — sometimes literally — and leave you with two options: live with the consequences, or opt for revision rhinoplasty....

How Botox® and Dermal Fillers Can Work Together Nov 1st, 2020

If you’re looking to clear away the lines and wrinkles criss-crossing your face and giving away your age, you have more options than ever. Not long ago, your only choice was a surgical facelift. And that procedure still does wonders for severe facial issues, but not everyone wants or needs...

Myths and Facts about Facelifts Oct 6th, 2020

In 1907, Charles Miller performed the first facelift in the United States. While the operation itself was a success, facelifts had a turbulent debut in this hemisphere. In fact, mainstream physicians in the 1920s sought to eradicate the procedure completely, forcing doctors to perform facelift surgeries in secret.  As doctors...

3 Things You Do Every Day that Damage Your Eyelids Sep 14th, 2020

Given the immense importance of your eyes, it’s a wonder that they’re only protected by thin, flexible folds of skin. It’s even stranger that we neglect our eyelids and weaken them, often without even realizing it.  Not only are damaged eyelids an eyesore, they also pose a risk to your...

Complications of a Deviated Septum Aug 23rd, 2020

If you’re one of the millions of people living with a deviated septum, you know just how frustrating it can be. From frequent nose bleeds to difficulty breathing, this nasal issue makes normal living and breathing a chore.  You might be tempted to accept your deviated septum as a part...

Non-Cosmetic Reasons for a Rhinoplasty Jul 27th, 2020

Rhinoplasty is a great way to lose the bump or hook on your nose or to change the size or shape, but this surgical procedure is not only about how you look. Often, rhinoplasty is about your health. Dr. Robert A. Guida is well known for his skillful plastic surgery...

Preparing for Surgery — A Little Planning Goes a Long Way Jun 18th, 2020

Congratulations! Now that you’ve decided to have plastic surgery to correct or enhance your features, you’ve made a great stride in your journey toward better self-confidence and self-esteem. But there are a few more steps you need to take before you begin. Double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Guida...

Tips for Protecting Your Skin after Laser Skin Resurfacing May 26th, 2020

Most signs of aging — sun damage, brown and red patches, minor scars, and of course, those pesky wrinkles — dwell in your epidermis, the outer layer of your skin. Anti-aging treatments all have the same goal of reducing the appearance of these problem areas, but nothing is more effective...

Fillers and Botox® — A Powerful Anti-Aging Combination Apr 30th, 2020

When you say you want to reverse the signs of aging, what do you mean? If you’re like most people, it’s all about lines and wrinkles. But those symbols of maturity are not all created equal — they’re caused by multiple environmental conditions, health issues, genetics, and lifestyles, and they...

Open Your Eyes to Benefits of Blepharoplasty Mar 20th, 2020

Your eyes are the first areas to betray your age. The delicate skin starts to thin and wrinkle, crows feet reveal years of laughter, and loose skin begins to form sags and bags above and below your eyes. It happens to almost everyone, but you don’t have to be one...

When Your Crooked Nose Is More than Just a Cosmetic Issue Feb 1st, 2020

Rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job), remains one of the top five cosmetic procedures in the nation, with more than 213,000 performed last year alone. For years, people have been changing their noses to achieve the face of their dreams. But is a perfect profile the only reason to...

Tried Everything and Still Have Sleep Apnea? It Might Be Time for Sinus Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that interrupts your sleep multiple times a night so that you wake up feeling groggy, unrested, and irritable. “Apnea” comes from the Greek word “apnos,” which means “without breathing.” If you have sleep apnea, you’re literally sleeping without breathing for some portion of the...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Dec 1st, 2019

You should have known better: spending too much time in the sun can ruin your complexion. But, it’s easy to ignore the damaging effects of those ultraviolet rays when you’re young and having fun. Unfortunately, over time, skin damage starts revealing itself in the form of fine lines and wrinkles....

Embarrassed By Your Ears? Otoplasty Could Be the Answer Nov 1st, 2019

Are you unhappy with the way your ears look? Do you wish you could do something to make them look different? If so, you may want to consider otoplasty: a surgical procedure that is also referred to as “ear pinning.” By changing the look of your ears, you can change...

5 Reasons to Consider a Facelift Oct 1st, 2019

Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean that you surrender to every wrinkle. If you’re bothered by the aging on your face, you might be a good candidate for a facelift. The surgical procedure also known as a rhytidectomy reduces visible signs of aging in your face and neck so you...

How Does Deviated Septum Surgery Work? Aug 31st, 2019

Septoplasty, the correction of a deviated septum, is the most common ear, neck, and throat (ENT) surgery among American adults.  About 70% to 80% of people have a deviated septum, but most don’t show any symptoms.  A deviated septum occurs when the bone and cartilage that divide your nose in...

Banish Under-Eye Bags With a Lower Eyelid Lift Aug 1st, 2019

As you age, the skin under your eyes thins and may have a puffy appearance that makes you look tired and older than you really are. If the bags under your eyes are starting to look more like suitcases, it may be time to consider cosmetic surgery. A lower eyelid...

If You Suffer from Chronic Sinus Infections, Consider Sinus Surgery Jul 10th, 2019

Sinus infections can be a recurring nightmare, involving clogged airways, pressure, pain, and mucus. If you have experienced ongoing sinus issues, it could be time to look into permanent relief in the form of sinus surgery. At his offices in Staten Island and Carnegie Hill, New York, Dr. Robert Guida...

Finding Solutions Together: Everything You Need to Know About Generational Plastic Surgery Jun 14th, 2019

Cosmetic surgery has become a family affair, with generations of women now often seeing the same surgeons for the same procedures, or each choosing their own special pick-me-up. Botox is replacing flowers as a gift on special occasions, and women are now proudly sharing their cosmetic changes with other female...

Take Years Off Your Face with Eyelid Surgery May 20th, 2019

Do your eyelids have a droopy appearance, making people assume you are older than you actually are? Or do your lids sag and interfere with your vision? There’s nothing we can do about getting older, but we can slow the process down a bit. Having a vibrant, youthful look to...

Pre-Surgical Examination on the Morning of Your Surgery Can Save Your Life Apr 8th, 2019

Having surgery can be exciting and quite nerve-wracking at the same time. You’ll have a list of tasks to do and a few to avoid before heading to our office for your pre-surgical examination. Though postponing surgery is rare, Dr. Guida and his care team want you to know that...

Recovering From Rhinoplasty: Here's What to Expect Mar 4th, 2019

Once you make the decision to have rhinoplasty, undoubtedly, you’ll be eager to reveal the finished results of your “new and improved” nose to friends and family. But, rhinoplasty isn’t a quick, immediate-results type of surgery. It takes some time for your nose to fully heal. At his practice, with...

How Eyelid Surgery Can Help Fight Signs of Aging Feb 7th, 2019

Eyelid surgery – medically known as blepharoplasty – doesn’t compete with breast augmentation as the number one cosmetic surgery performed in the United States, but it’s solidly in the top five, with over 200,000 procedures done in 2017. Unlike purely cosmetic procedures, eyelid surgery can be necessary when drooping skin...

3 Reasons You May Want to Consider Sinus Surgery Jan 23rd, 2019

Sinusitis, inflammation around the nasal passages that clogs your sinuses and makes breathing difficult, is a common condition that affects about 31 million Americans. The causes of sinusitis can include: An infection A growth such as a polyp inside the nose A deviated nasal septum You may, at first, write...

Who is the Best Candidate For Eyelid Surgery? Dec 12th, 2018

As you age, the muscles supporting your eyelids begin to weaken, and your skin loses its elasticity, causing your eyelids to stretch. When this occurs, you can develop excess fat above and below your eyes that creates sagging eyebrows, droopy eyelids, and the appearance of puffy bags underneath your eyes....

Rhinoplasty: Selecting the Right Revision for Your Nose and Face Nov 30th, 2018

Rhinoplasty is considered one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures, due to the complex anatomy of the nose and sinuses as well as certain unpredictabilities of healing. Revision rhinoplasty is done when the original procedure doesn’t create the aesthetic results that you expected from your original procedure. Some rhinoplasties...

Can a Deviated Septum be Corrected During a Rhinoplasty? Oct 26th, 2018

People often think of a nose job as mainly a cosmetic procedure. But it can can also correct certain problems with the airways through which we breathe, namely a deviated septum. In the strictest sense, this isn’t true. The confusion stems from the fact that the surgery to correct the...

How Long Will a Face-lift Last? Sep 12th, 2018

You’re considering a face-lift. You’ve actually been contemplating it for some time. But one of the reasons you’re hesitating is that you wonder if a face-lift lasts long enough to be worthwhile, or if you’ll be pulling your face up in the mirror again two years from now.The standard answer...

Considering a Chin Implant? We Answer All of Your Questions Aug 22nd, 2018

You’ve noticed that celebrities almost universally have balanced faces with a strong, projected jawline. You’ve also noticed that your own profile looks out of proportion. Is your nose too big, your chin too weak, or both?Sometimes a weak chin exaggerates the size of your nose. Rather than undergoing extensive rhinoplasty...

Top Five Things About Mini-Facelifts You Didn’t Know Jul 31st, 2018

You’re not alone in your quest to look better and younger. More than 17 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and many of those procedures were focused on the face.While you may have tried Botox® and laser...

Unhappy With Your Nose? Rhinoplasty Can Help Jun 19th, 2018

Of all facial features, it’s most often the nose that seems to not quite fit in. The nose can interrupt the harmony or balance of your appearance, distracting others from your eyes or mouth. Sometimes it simply seems that Mother Nature put the wrong nose on the right face, or...

Look Younger with Eyelid Surgery May 14th, 2018

Your eyes are the first thing people notice about your appearance. They’re also the first to show your age, as your delicate eyelids droop and bags form under your eyes. Eyelid surgery is a great way to solve these problems and trim years from your appearance.When Dr. Robert Guida performs...

Is it Possible to Get a Natural-Looking Facelift? Apr 25th, 2018

Ongoing advances in aesthetic medicine have made it easier than ever to fight the visible signs of aging and preserve a more youthful appearance. But even if Botox® and laser skin resurfacing are more popular than ever, facelift surgery is still the gold standard, if you’re looking for a way...

Preparing for Eyelid Surgery: Five Helpful Tips Mar 26th, 2018

Whether you’ve already scheduled your eyelid surgery with us or you’re just taking a peek to learn more about it, we’re glad to have you on board, and we look forward to transforming your eyes.Here at our practice, we’ve helped men and women in the New York area say goodbye...

Five Reasons Botox is the Most Popular Medically-Administered Cosmetic Treatment Mar 16th, 2018

Millions of Botox procedures are performed each year, and for good reason. The treatment, which involves injections of a medication that temporarily paralyzes facial muscles, is designed to have you look as young as you feel — or at least more youthful. Whether you wish to prevent the desire for...

6 Things You Didn't Know About Laser Skin Resurfacing Feb 26th, 2018

Laser skin resurfacing has rejuvenated the skin care industry, not to mention millions of faces. Compared with harsh chemical peels and heavy dermabrasion procedures, lasers are noninvasive and have reasonable recovery times. Because laser technology has come a long way in the last decade, people don’t always know the latest,...

Deciding Whether Otoplasty is Right for Your Child Nov 22nd, 2017

Every parent wants the best for their children, with a life free of preventable obstacles. Otoplasty -- more commonly called ear pinning -- is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures chosen by parents for their children, and it may sidestep a childhood full of teasing.The otoplasty procedure is...

5 Tips for Reducing Post-Rhinoplasty Bruising and Swelling Oct 17th, 2017

With nearly any cosmetic surgery, there’s a point where things get worse before they get better. When it comes to rhinoplasty -- the technical name for a nose job -- bruising and black eyes are a normal part of the procedure. How much bruising you experience is partly up to...

Deviated Septum vs. Bump on Nose Aug 24th, 2017

What is the difference between a deviated septum and having a bump? Can you repair one without repairing the other and why is it best to correct both simultaneously?Patients often ask me if their deviated septum be fixed at the same time as having a bump removed from their nose...

Does insurance cover employees seeking rhinoplasty? Feb 8th, 2017

Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, improves the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty will improve cosmetic appearance, ranging from a large or crooked nose, to bumps or an asymmetric tip of the nose, or a nose that is simply too large for a person’s face. Sometimes, a patient is...

How Seasonal Sinus Pressure May be More Than Just Allergies – Sinusitis Feb 8th, 2017

Do you suffer from “seasonal” allergies that seem to transcend every season? Do you feel the ache of sinus pressure all year round? Have your symptoms escalated to where your sinuses become swollen and even lead to on-going sinus infections? Your allergies, may not be allergies at all, but in...

Treatment for 9/11 First Responders Chronic Sinusitis in NYC Feb 8th, 2017

Health problems fueled by airborne particles in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks remain a long-term challenge for many individuals.Patients with chronic conditions may feel they’ve exhausted every opportunity for relief. But that should not be the scenario when it comes to a 9-11 related illness like...

Get Ahead of Your Allergies with Sinus Surgery Feb 8th, 2017

Whether you’re observing nature’s display of beautiful colors or enjoying your favorite pumpkin spice treats, it’s easy to see that fall is upon us.  Unarguably one of the most beautiful times of year for most people, however, for some allergy sufferers it is the most dreaded season when sniffling, sneezing,...

Boost Confidence with Cosmetic Ear Surgery/Otoplasty in NYC Feb 8th, 2017

Do you or your child have protruding or misshapen ears?  Don’t let your confidence suffer any further.  Cosmetic surgery is an option through a procedure called Otoplasty.Candidates for Ear SurgeryPatients that undergo Otoplasty are most commonly children as young as 5 or 6 when the ears have stopped growing, but...