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Madison Plastic Surgery


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Reconstructive Surgery
in New York City - Upper East Side

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Dr. Robert Tornambe, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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Madison Plastic Surgery, based in New York City, is the destination for those seeking cosmetic surgery by one of the most trusted and experienced surgeons in NYC. The goal of our practice is to provide natural, satisfying results, in a comfortable and private environment, where safety and integrity come first. We offer a wide range of proven surgical and non-surgical options designed to naturally enhance and improve the beauty of the face, breasts and body. We treat each person as an individual, and tailor each procedure to satisfy the needs of each particular patient. Surgical procedures are performed in our private, state of the art, surgical Operating Suite, which is fully certified by the American Association For Accreditation Of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

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Liposuction is an extremely popular procedure performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Tornambe. Patients seeking this surgery have a wide variety of options to choose from. The combination of heavy media coverage and glossy marketing strategies can create confusion for even the savviest consumer. Liposuction is a safe and rewarding operation when performed by a competent and experienced plastic surgeon, but can have disastrous consequences when performed by surgeons with less than adequate training. Dr. Tornambe has been performing liposuction in his state of the art, fully certified, office-based operative suite for over 20 years. He has demonstrated his liposuction technique on several news programs, including CNBC and the NBC Nightly News. Has lectured on the subject in United States and Europe.

Patient selection is crucial with regard to liposuction surgery. Many people mistakenly turn to liposuction as an “easy” way to lose weight. They mistakenly believe they can disregard diet and exercise, and achieve their desired goal by going under the knife. The best candidates for liposuction surgery are those individuals who have nearly obtained their ideal weight, but have plateaued, and wish to address those areas that are unaffected by diet and exercise. In women those areas commonly include the upper outer thighs (saddlebags), upper inner thighs, abdomen and the upper back regions. In men, those areas include the lower abdomen and flank regions (spare tire) and chest region (gynecomastia). These patients enjoy the most satisfying results because the fat is well localized and easily removed. Genetics also play a role. It is quite common to inherit your mother’s wide hips or your father's heavy thighs, which for some reason, do not always respond well to diet and exercise.

Another common misconception is the notion that after undergoing liposuction surgery, the fat will “travel or shift” to other areas of the body. In reality, there are fewer fat cells in those areas that have undergone liposuction, and therefore if the patient gains weight, it will occur in those untreated areas with more fat cells still present.

Dr. Tornambe discusses all of the above issues during consultation for liposuction surgery. Oftentimes, he will recommend diet and exercise prior to surgery to maximize the patient's postoperative result. After surgery, the patient can expect to be somewhat bruised and swollen for several weeks during the healing process. Over time these resolve, and a positive final result can be enjoyed. The patient should notice a favorable difference in the way his or her clothing fit after healing is complete, and may even notice a reduction in dress size. Liposuction is truly body contouring surgery, rather than a noticeable loss of actual pounds. Dr. Tornambe emphasizes this fact during all aspects of the surgical process and continues to monitor and advise his liposuction patients with regard to diet and exercise long after the actual operation.



Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery operation performed by board certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Even in New York City, it is one of the most popular and common procedures at Madison Plastic Surgery, based in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon with experience and expertise in this operation. The cosmetic surgeon’s technique and selection of breast implants should be tailored to match the patient's desires and body type. The philosophy of New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Tornambe is to guide the patient through this process and assist her with the selection of breast implants and explore all possibilities to obtain the best result. The selection of the wrong size breast implants can cause a result that looks unnatural and fake.

The consultation process includes an in-depth discussion about the patient's desires with regard to size, shape and dimensions of her breasts after breast augmentation surgery. It is the cosmetic surgeon’s job to explain all aspects of the breast augmentation operation, the pros and cons, and most importantly, the concept of realistic expectations with regard to her postoperative result. Dr. Tornambe asks each patient to bring photographs demonstrating the size and shape of the breasts that she desires, so he can understand exactly what she is looking for. He uses various techniques to achieve this goal, including the process of choosing assorted sized breast implants and placing them in brassieres covered by T-shirts, to give the patient an idea of what she will look like in clothing after surgery with different sized breast implants. Dr. Tornambe meets a second time with each patient prior to surgery to assure complete understanding of the patient’s desires from her breast augmentation operation.

Patients from all over the U.S. and Europe continue to visit New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Tornambe for their breast augmentation surgery because of his experience, integrity, compassion and of course, his superb and consistent postoperative outcomes. Dr. Tornambe was the only New York City based plastic surgeon to appear on the ABC network hit Extreme Makeover, where he demonstrated his breast augmentation technique. Over 20 years of experience and dedication to his breast augmentation patients has rewarded Dr. Tornambe with a loyal following of women who understand the importance of choosing the right plastic surgeon for their breast implant surgery.



Facelift (Rhytidectomy) surgery has evolved over the years to allow patients to choose the appropriate operation that fits best. The aging process not only causes skin laxity, but also fat atrophy of the face, which detracts from a youthful appearance. The goal of the operation is to restore that youthful appearance to facial structures, while preserving normal anatomy and distinguishing patient facial characteristics. Options include a Full Facelift, addressing the patient's mid face and neck regions and sometimes their lateral brow, with incisions extending from the upper scalp region coursing in front of and behind the ears and back into the lower scalp region. A Mini-Facelift has shorter incisions, and usually addresses the neck and mid face in a less dramatic fashion.

New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Tornambe tailors his facelift operation to the needs of each particular patient. The Full Facelift is usually reserved for those patients with significant skin laxity of the neck and mid face regions with long-term sun damage and changes in skin laxity and texture. Dr. Tornambe utilizes a 2 layer technique that addresses and tightens underlying facial muscle and skin and restores subcutaneous fat to achieve that youthful appearance. Dr. Tornambe’s approach to the Mini-Facelift utilizes the MACS-Lift Short Scar technique. This innovative facelift approach developed and popularized in Europe, offers the advantages of shorter scars, reduced operative time, and quicker recovery. It was designed for the younger patient just starting to develop signs of facial aging.

Dr. Tornambe has enjoyed great success utilizing both techniques for years and his experience, reputation and natural postoperative results have attracted patients from all over the world. He demonstrated his Full Facelift technique on ABC’s TV show, Extreme Makeover.



Rhinoplasty, or surgery of the nose, is a popular procedure performed by New York City plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Tornambe. The operation can be purely cosmetic; dealing only with the shape of the nose, reconstructive; correction of a deformity caused by trauma, or a combination. Cosmetic surgery of the nose is a procedure to improve the appearance of the nose to fit in a more balanced fashion with the other features of the face. In either case, the surgery involves manipulation of bone, cartilage, mucosa (inner nasal tissue) and skin of the nose. Specific features addressed during cosmetic surgery of the nose involves; nasal size, width and profile, including the removal of unnatural bumps on the dorsum of the nose. The size and shape of the nasal tip is also addressed, as well as the size and shape of the nostrils, if necessary. In nasal reconstruction, the correction of deformities that inhibit breathing through the nose usually involves correction of a “deviated nasal septum,” which is the internal wall between the nostrils. The cartilage which makes up that wall, can become bowed, causing blockage within one or both nostril airways. The offending, blocking cartilage is removed surgically, restoring normal nasal breathing.

This demanding surgery requires a skillful and experienced cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Tornambe. He has been performing nasal surgery for over 20 years and he demonstrated his rhinoplasty surgical technique on the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover. Dr. Tornambe’s philosophy regarding cosmetic rhinoplasty includes a conservative approach towards improving the shape and contour of the nose, without drastic changes, avoiding the creation an unnatural looking nose. In essence, a nose job that doesn't look like an obvious nose job; a clean natural look.



Cosmetic surgery of the eyelids is an extremely satisfying procedure among Dr. Tornambe's patients because it rejuvenates the upper face in an unassuming way. Postoperatively, patients are complimented on their refreshed appearance, like they just returned from a restful vacation. They appear vibrant and wide awake, compared to their previous sleepy, tired appearance caused by fleshy redundant skin weighing heavily on their eyelids.

In an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty, Dr. Tornambe surgically removes redundant upper eyelid skin and sometimes fat, to redefine the upper eyelid sulcus in a conservative fashion that rejuvenates the region, without affecting eyelid function. Sometimes droopy forehead skin contributes to this condition, and Dr. Tornambe combines the Blepharoplasty with a Mini-Brow Lift, to address and enhance the entire upper facial region.

The lower eyelids can take on a baggy appearance from bulging fat pads from the deeper tissue, creating a tired appearance. This condition is often hereditary, and patients remark that their mother or father have a similar condition. Dr. Tornambe addresses this condition by excising some of the bulging fat and re-distributing the rest to eliminate the unappealing eyelid bags in a natural fashion. Sometimes a small amount of lower eyelid skin is removed also to eliminate fine line wrinkling in the area. Scars in the eyelid region mature extremely well because this region has the thinnest skin on the body and a strong blood supply. That combination results in nearly imperceptible scars.

Dr. Tornambe's technique for Eyelid Tuck (Blepharoplasty) with or without Mini-brow Lift, is an effective and popular procedure to rejuvenate the face in a conservative fashion. Patients are thrilled with results and appreciate the short 5 to 7 day down time.