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If you have a facial feature or cosmetic flaw that causes you concern or impacts your confidence, City Facial Plastics is your source for cosmetic and surgical procedures. We specialize in facial transformations that look natural and accentuate the best features of your face. Dr. Gary Linkov and his team at our clinic in Manhattan can help you find the right procedure to help you look your best and feel confident in your appearance.

Our patients come to us for a variety of reasons and from all walks of life. We offer a full spectrum of cosmetic procedures that can improve the aesthetics of the facial features, neck, skin and hair. Dr. Linkov is an Ivy League educated facial plastic surgeon who possesses extensive skill and experience in facial rejuvenation and reconstruction. You can expect personalized attention and superior, natural-appearing results when you choose us for your cosmetic procedure.

What Is Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

Facial cosmetic surgery, which is sometimes called facial plastic surgery or facial aesthetic surgery, is a surgical discipline focused on improving the appearance of the face. This is in contrast to cosmetic facial reconstruction surgery, in which there has been a prior insult or trauma to the face. Many different types of procedures, summarized below, constitute facial cosmetic surgery.

Certain facial features or proportions can invite a negative social response. This can then further impact upon the psychological state of an individual. People may withdraw from social interactions and have lower levels of self-esteem. Attractive individuals tend to have higher self-esteem and greater academic as well as occupational satisfaction. Luckily, facial cosmetic surgery can help those who struggle to accept their facial appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

People who become interested in facial cosmetic surgery stem from two main categories:

  1. Inherited facial features – These are characteristics that we are born with and grow up with. They shape our early development and contribute to how others see us and treat us. Some people with certain physical traits experience ridicule and bullying while others are looking to achieve a certain refined aesthetic based on personal preference.
  2. Age-acquired facial features – As we age, the effects of gravity and volume loss cause many facial changes, such as jowls or a droopy nasal tip. People may be at the peak of their career and want to refresh their look to stay productive and successful. Others do not recognize themselves in the mirror and look much older than they feel.

It is important to understand the potential shortcomings of facial plastic surgery options. Surgery may raise your self-esteem but it will not fix every life’s problem. It is also important to realize that facial cosmetic surgery is not meant to make you look like somebody else, including a celebrity. Instead, it is meant to enhance your existing face.

What Are the Types of Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

The types of facial cosmetic surgery options can best be outlined based on the facial area.

Forehead

  • Forehead reduction (hairline lowering)

Nose

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Alarplasty

Eyes

  • Blepharoplasty (upper and lower)
  • Brow lift
  • Eyebrow transplant

Ears

  • Otoplasty (ear pinning)

Lips

  • Lip lift
  • Lip reduction

Cheeks

  • Cheek lift
  • Mid facelift

Lower Face

  • Facelift
  • Chin augmentation (implant)
  • Beard transplant

Neck

  • Neck lift
  • Liposuction

Are Patients Satisfied After Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

Satisfaction rates are high for facial cosmetic surgery. Surgery, however, is usually not easily reversible. That is why it is very important to pick the right specialist to improve your appearance.

What Is the Cost of Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

The cost of facial cosmetic surgery is often not covered by insurance and is a combination of a surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee. These are sometimes reported as a combined fee in certain offices and other times broken down into their components in other offices. The actual cost of a particular facial cosmetic or facial plastic surgery will vary by location, surgeon experience and demand, along with the anticipated complexity of the surgery.

What Is the Difference Between Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgery can include cosmetic or reconstructive procedures on the face. Facial cosmetic surgery refers more specifically to aesthetic, or cosmetic, procedures performed on the face. These terms are often used interchangeably. All facial surgeries are in some way cosmetic in that because the face is always on display, a surgeon operating on the face needs to consider the effect on cosmesis with every procedure.

Who Performs Facial Cosmetic Surgery?

The following types of specialists may be qualified to perform facial cosmetic surgery (though certain specialists will usually focus on specific facial cosmetic surgeries that relate to their training):

  • Plastic surgeons (general)
  • Facial plastic surgeons
  • Cosmetic surgeons (general)
  • Oral surgeons
  • Dermatologists
  • Oculoplastic surgeons

Be sure to verify credentialing, read reviews, and check out before and after photos before choosing a specialist.

Who Is the Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in NYC?

Dr. Gary Linkov is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in NYC. He is the  Chief of Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery for the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates on complex facial deformities, serving our country’s veterans. Dr. Linkov’s private practice in NYC focuses on facial cosmetic surgery.

Exceptional Facial Transformations

Whether you want to change the shape of your nose or are looking for options to restore a healthy head of hair, our team at City Facial Plastics can help. Our clinic offers cutting-edge techniques and technology to perform intricate surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures for our patients. Every patient receives personalized attention from our knowledgeable team. This is whether you come to us for a quick cosmetic injection or a complex surgical procedure. Learn more about options for facial transformations on our links to pages below:

If you are ready to explore the options for transforming your facial appearance, come visit us at our clinic on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. Contact City Facial Plastics today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gary Linkov. Begin your journey to a new and improved you.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
City Facial Plastics

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 47 reviews

Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.