Dr. Anthony Sclafani

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
New York, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Anthony P Sclafani, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Address

310 East 14th Street, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, NY
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

2129794315

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

Medicare

Oxford Health Plans

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Anthony P Sclafani, MD, FACS

New York, NY

Division of Facial Plastic Surgery

New York, NY

About

Bio

Double Board Certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery. Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in NYC since 1996. I specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

192 Answers
63 Agrees
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is any procedure which alters the structure of the nose for either functional or cosmetic reasons. Seek care from an experienced, board c... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Probably not: Labyrinth it's is typically characterized by dizziness, vertigo and/or imbalance. This can occasionally be interpreted as a headache. See a neurologi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
See a dermatologist: Home remedies have not worked for you. See a board certified dermatologist to diagnose and treat your problem.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Facial Fillers: "safest" is the most important word here. While these are generally safe treatments, they should be administered by an experienced physician with pro... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: After nasal trauma, complete correction of the deformity may require more than simply re fracturing and repositioning the nasal bones. A foal rhinopla... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Facelift: This depends on the patient as well as the surgeon. Often, an antibiotic is prescribed to prevent infections. Also, a mild corticosteroid is prescri... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Nasal Surgery: Rhinoplasty is generally a very safe procedure when performed by a well-trained physician. Seek care from a facial plastic or plastic surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: When properly performed, cheek implants are a stable and safe way to augment the facial skeleton. Injectable fillers and a patient's own fat can be i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
No, but: Surgery for a deviated septum is primarily designed to improve breathing; occasionally, it is indicated for treatment of nose bleeds or is done in as... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Acne: There are many possible reasons for the sudden outbreak. See a qualified dermatologist to evalation and treatment- there are many tried and true trea... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Botox: Botox is used for muscle spasms around the eyes or in the neck, as well as for spasmodic dysphonia, a nerve - muscle disorder of the vocal cords.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Maybe: Short scar facelifts work best in carefully selected patients, so without an exam it is impossible to give a definitive answer. Consult with a board c... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Double Chin: Double chin treatment may require liposuction, chin augmentation or modification of the bone of the chin. Sometimes, more than one of these is perfor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Very high if....: Rhinoplasty, when performed by a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon highly experienced in functional and cosmetic nasal surgery, is gen... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: Yes. A rhinoplasty often makes a patient appear younger as well, so the combination of facelift and rhinoplasty often makes sense. The combination i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty is a great way to reshape the nose and bring it into better harmony with the rest of the face. A physician trained and experienced in rhi... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Insurance sometimes pays for correction of a septal deviation if it can be shown that it causes nasal obstruction which cannot be corrected with medic... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Deviated Septum: A deviated septum is crookedness of the wall dividing the left and right nasal passageways internally (septum) and is made of cartilage and bone. Yog... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Common Sense: No nose blowing, head-hanging or straining for the first 10 days, mostly to avoid post-operative bleeding.. Exercise extreme ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Not really: Successful Botox treatments often require as few as 4 or 5 minor pinpricks. Occasionally, patients report a headache after treatment, but most patient... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
A few weeks....: Usually, after rhinoplasty, breathing through the nose is difficult for the first 7-10 days, and progressively improves after that. It may take 4-6 w... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Septoplasty: Septoplasty procedures differ for each patient, based on the problems and the anatomy. However, there are a few general concepts. The thin membranes... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Deviated septum: Many people have a deviated septum without any symptoms and do not need surgery. However, septoplasty is indicated in patients with deviated septums ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Cosmetic Fillers: Any substance approved by the fda for augmenting the skin and soft tissues can be considered an injectable filler (also sometimes called a dermal fill... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
15-17 years old: The nose and face should achieve a mature, adult appearance before septoplasty. The growth centers of the nose are located in the septum, and surgery... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Surgery is best: Inserts are sold to lift the nasal tip, and this may make the tip somewhat narrower. However, these are not recommended and can cause irritation and ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Botox: Yes, Botox for sd is a safe office procedure which can help your voice significantly. See a laryngologist experience in Botox treatments.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Unlikely: At your age, these changes are probably related to volume loss. Soft tissue fillers or autologous fat are more likely appropriate treatment for you. C... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Botox: Botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) act by relaxing muscles which are creating skin folds, like crows feet and frown lines.Dermal fillers... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Not really: The most common patient complaint after surgery is a stuffy nose. Pain is generally mild. Prescription analgesics are usually received for the first 2... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Depends what is done: The basic steps of rhinoplasty include incisions to access the tissues beneath the skin, modification of the bridge (removing bone or cartilage or bui... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Botox: Cosmetic treatments are best done when the patient is sufficently bothered by a feature, and a safe and effective treatment exists. Botox is a great ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Knowledge: Understanding what your surgeon will do and what to expect is an important step. Ask you surgeon if some of his/her prior patients would speak with y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: This depends upon the preferences of the patient and the surgeon and the skill and training of the anesthesiologist . Surgery of this kind is often ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Unusual: At this point, most healing should be complete. Return to see your surgeon or other board certified otolaryngologist for a re-evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Acne Scars: Definitely not what anyone would ask for. However, there are a number of procedures which can help improve the appearance of the scars.
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Otoplasty: While sutures are placed to reshape the ear, much of the internal strength of the repair is from internal healing. An elastic headband is typically w... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Board certification: Seek care from a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should regularly perform rhinoplasty. Your surgeon should be able to ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Depends: A standard septoplasty is performed to improve nasal breathing. It is true that the top part of the septum contributes to the nasal bridge; however, ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
5-6 years old: Otoplasty is generally done no earlier than 5-6 years of age. By this time, the ear is about 85% of its adult size. Also, children tend to be teased a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Selecting a surgeon: Find an experienced board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty routinely. After your consultation with your surgeon, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Rhinoplasty: Recovery after rhinoplasty depends on the specifics of the procedure performed as well as the patient's body. Generally, bruising lasts 7-10 days, sw... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Changing mole: Any mole with visible changes, especially in color, size, symmetry, edges, should be evaluated by a dermatologist immediately.
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A male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Absolutely: These two procedures can really enhance results. Seek care from a surgeon experienced in both procedures who is board certified by the american board... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
ENT, definitely: An otolaryngologist (ENT) is specially trained in the function of the nose. Correction of a deviated septum is done for functional, not cosmetic reaso... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Possibly: An accurate diagnosis before treatment is essential for success. See an ophthalmologist (preferrably a neurophthalmologist), as well as a neurologist... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
Yes and no: Modern general anesthesia is quite safe, but intravenous sedation can be used for rhinoplasty. Rarely, the surgery can be performed with local anesth... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
No: The primary reason for fixing a deviated septum is nasal obstruction. If you are concerned, see an ENT or facial plastic surgeon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 34 years experience
1-2 weeks: Stuffiness after a septoplasty is significantly resolved within the first 1-2 weeks, although complete resolution of nasal stuffiness may take up to a... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sclafani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sclafani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Really useful information as my deviated septum is becoming troublesome. Thank you!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

NY EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY

Awards

Named a Top Doctor by US News and World Report, 2012-2013
Named one of New York Magazine's Top Doctors annually, 2004-2014
Awarded the Sir Harold Def Gillies and Ira Tresley (twice) awards by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for excellence in facial plastic surgery research.

Affiliations

Professor of Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Surgeon Director and Director of Facial Plastic Surgery, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mt. Sinai
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