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Dr. Minas Constantinides

Plastic Surgery
New York, NY
35 years experience male

Locations

Minas Constantinides, MD, FACS, PC

New York, NY

Address

74 E. 79th Street, Suite 1-B, New York, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Minas Constantinides is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and a Director on the Board of Directors on the American Board of Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery. From 1994 until 2012, he was the Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at New York University Langone Medical Center. He continues to director of the fellowship program in facial plastic reconstructive surgery at NYU. He received his A.B. with Honors from Brown University in 1983 and his M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1987. He underwent specialty training at Harvard in general surgery and at NYU Medical Center in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. After completing his fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in 1994, Dr. Constantinides accepted his position at NYU School of Medicine. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed and invited articles and recently edited the “Cosmetic Rhinoplasty” issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. He has given over 150 lectures focusing primarily on rhinoplasty nationally and internationally. He has been listed among the best facial plastic surgeons in New York by Castle-Connolly, New York Magazine, and Town and Country. He serves as an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His pro bono efforts have focused on establishing facial plastic surgery in Hanoi, Vietnam, where he travels annually on surgical and educational missions.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, Greek

Doctor Q&A

54 Answers
57 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty Risks: Risks of rhinoplasty: poor outcome, need for revision, bleeding, prolonged swelling, new nasal obstruction, new deviations/asymmetries, anesthesia ris... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Revision Rhinoplasty: Revision rhinoplasty requires experience. You should seek a doctor who is recognized as a revision expert by his peers. He should be able to show you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
DO: Do take arnica pills for 2 days before facial plastic surgery & for 1 week after to lessen bruising.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Runny nose postop: Thin nasal discharge is very common after the initial healing but before full healing occurs at one year. The quality of the nasal mucous is different... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Blepharoplasty Cost: Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, is a lasting way to achieve improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Surgeon fees run between $2000 and... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Suntan bed dangers: Generally, 3 months after primary closed endonasal rhinoplasty is long enough to be able to do whatever you normally like to do. By then, the skin of ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose Humps Regrowing: This is somewhat controversial. I believe that nasal dorsal humps do not re-grow after surgery, mostly because i haven't seen it in my own patients n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Postop blurry vision: Definitely see your doctor asap. Blurred and double vision almost one month after surgery should be evaluated. Your doctor can check to see if you a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Plastic in surgery: No, rhinoplasty does not include real plastic. Indeed, we avoid using plastic-like implants (called Silastic) since they tend to get infected and extr... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Bump on bridge: Eight weeks is still a little early, but if it is high on the bridge, over the nasal bones, then it's time to see your surgeon. He may say it is still... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Scar Massage: Massage can never hurt a keloid, but may not do much either. However, massage can help an hypertrophic scar. The difference between a keloid and a h... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Shave vs Full Rhino: If you have a big nose, then it's probably not just the bump that is the problem. A large hump holds up the tip, something called a "tension nose". Re... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Shrinking tip: Many people want a smaller tip after rhinoplasty. The best way to get an accurate idea of how much is possible for you is to see a surgeon who can do... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Misshapen eyelid: The lower eyelid may be pulled down, allowing too much white of the eye showing below the colored part of the eye. This is called lower eyelid malposi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Risking Facelift: Others have given great answers about the medical risks of facelifting. The main risk with any cosmetic surgery is that your results won't match your ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Best Rhinoplasty?: There is no "best rhinoplasty". Approaches vary from surgeon to surgeon (endonasal vs. Open) and each have their advantages. The "best" approach is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Skin tags: Any facial skin tag is best removed by a competent dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon. Removing it yourself can lead to bleeding and/or infectio... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Risks Benefits Eyes: Benefits far outweigh risks in blepharoplasty. The eyes are what we look at most of the time we are looking at each other. Making them look better w... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose bump a week old: Ice really only helps to reduce swelling for about 48 hrs. On the positive side, it can take several weeks for swelling to complete resolve, so don't ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Consult costs: Every doctor has different consult fees that vary with geographic location, local competition, etc. Many doctors offer free consultations. In NYC wher... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty air flow: Initial swelling increases for 48 hours, then starts to diminish. If only a rhinoplasty was done, then your breathing will feel pretty normal after 2 ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: Most moles are best treated by shaving them flat with the skin. This will improve their appearance while leaving an imperceptible scar. If suspiciou... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Job Lifts?: As we age, we begin to place more value on our looks as they change. Many patients start to feel that if they can look better, they will feel better a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Cysts: Sebaceous cyst will generally not heal naturally. They tend to go through cycles of inflammation and infection that may settle down by themselves or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose Success: Studies of patient satisfaction after rhinoplasty range from 75% to 95%. Primary rhinoplasty seems to result in higher satisfaction rates than revisio... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Be safe: Typically rhinoplasty creates cuts in the nasal bones and initially weakens the nose. As the nose heals, everything stabilizes. The time to take it ea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Young Facelift: Since your profile says you are 48, but you are asking about 37, either you had one then and wonder if it was a good idea, or you are asking about a f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Vertical Facelift: A vertical facelift lifts the tissues of the face and neck more up and down than front to back. Older style lifts pull in a direction from the angle o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty or clips: External devices cannot change the shape of the nose. Only surgery (or to a limited extent fillers) can. One of the founders of rhinoplasty, Jacques J... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nonsurgical Rhino: There are risks to injectable rhinoplasty, but filler moving into the body is not one. Risks include lumpiness, irregularities, injury to the blood s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
MS & Dysport: Botox & dysport, both botulinum toxin type a, can be safely administered to ms patients with no ill effects on the course of their ms. They will also... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
No smell after surg: If you have poor sense of smell all the time, then it probably will not improve if it has not improved in 2 years. However, if it returns when you sm... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Tonsils & Nose Surg: Tonsillectomy and nasal surgery can be performed at the same time, but you are going to be in a lot of pain. Tonsillectomies hurt, and if your nose i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty Cost: If you want an idea of the what determines the cost of rhinoplasty, here is a summary: Cost varies by surgeon experience & location. Revisions ar... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty Lump: You should consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Lumps after surgery can be from scar tissue, permanent sutures, cartilage grafts or just the new sha... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Acids for skin tags: Although some acid peels can remove skin tags, most are ineffective. Salicylic acid is too weak an acid to remove a skin tag. Best is to simply shav... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Girls OK; Boys ?: Rhinoplasty is best performed when nose has fully matured. This age varies depending upon when puberty occurred. In most girls, 16 is ok. In many b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty Costs: When looking up rhinoplasty costs, be aware that quoted costs usually only are for the surgical fee. Typically, there will be additional fees for ane... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose Ring: Yes or No: Yes, but nose ring should be removed before surgery. Typically if placed correctly it will not have created a problem so will not complicate rhinoplas... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Scars can be changed: Scars cannot be removed, only changed so that they look more imperceptible. This often involves reorienting the scar so that the eye cannot follow it ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Accutane after Rhino: Typically, the medical answer is 6 months or longer. However, it is best to consult with the dermatologist who prescribed the accutane.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Eyelid Twitch: Blepharoplasty may help an eyelid twitch, but don't get the surgery just for that. If the twitch is on the upper eyelid, then often a bit of the musc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nose Bridge Healing: Even though it can take a full year for the bridge to settle, unless temporalis fascia has been used most changes have occurred by 6 months. In a typ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Bleph Complication: There are numerous complications possible from blepharoplasty, but cataracts are not among them. You may be at an age where cataracts may form normall... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Bell's palsy?: If you had sudden loss of facial symmetry, you may be experiencing Bell's palsy. This is a sudden weakness of one side of the face and requires urgent... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Until symptoms gone: Opinion varies as to how long it is safe to wait after stopping Accutane before elective surgery. The best opinion I have heard is to wait until all ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Midface Lift Age: Midface lifting at 35 is young but not unheard of. Many doctors use injectables to fill the midface instead of surgery, but at this age fillers reall... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty & Photos: After rhinoplasty, you will photograph well after 8 weeks, even if you have had extensive external rhinoplasty with osteotomies. Make sure your photo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Time Off After Rhino: Time off depends upon what you do. If you can work from home, then you will be able to focus after about 5 days. If you need to be seen at work, then... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Bumps after Rhino: Small invisible irregularities after rhinoplasty are probably little edges of cartilage or bone that are becoming easier to feel as the swelling after... Read More

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Sep 1, 2014
Great answers. Thank you!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Constantinides is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Constantinides is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Residency

DEACONESS HOSPITAL

Awards

Community Service Award, 2010, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Affiliations

American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS)
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
American academy of otolaryngology - head & neck surgery
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