Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery in New York
What is cosmetic plastic surgery?
While plastic or cosmetic surgery might not sound like it fits with an athlete’s typical treatments, it is becoming more and more prevalent among professional and collegiate athletes, whose job requires continuous risk of physical trauma that can change their appearance. Both amateur and professional athletes now turn to plastic surgery to correct disfigurements due to sports injuries, including taking a bat or ball to the face, leaving broken bones or scars. Our doctors at Performance Health in NYC & Pearl River offer a range of cosmetic procedures to restore your appearance and allow you to return to your normal activities. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about your options for plastic surgery for sports injuries.
Why is cosmetic plastic surgery performed?
Cosmetic surgery can be used to treat facial or bodily disfigurements caused by an injury or other health problem. The most common conditions that can be treated using plastic surgery include:
- Broken nose/deviated septum
- Broken jaw
- Cauliflower ear
- Direct blow that leaves a deep gash
- Microdermabrasion (non-invasive scar removal)
What kinds of plastic surgeries are available at Performance Health?
The most common cosmetic surgeries performed on athletes include the following:
Rhinoplasty for Sports Injuries
Also called a nose job, rhinoplasty is a popular procedure among athletes, especially those who play hockey, rugby, mixed martial arts (MMA), kickboxing, basketball, boxing, or soccer. During a rhinoplasty, one of our experienced surgeons will realign your nose after a break.
Otoplasty for Sports Injuries
An otoplasty is performed to fix disfigured ears, especially among athletes who have suffered repeated blows to the ears, such as in MMA. Commonly called “cauliflower ears,” this kind of injury creates a swollen, bumpy appearance of the ears. We commonly treat men and women to correct cauliflower ear as well as other ear deformities that occur during an athlete’s career.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Sports Injuries
Cosmetic dentistry may be required after an athlete suffers a blow to the face, causing a chipped tooth or tooth loss. In sports like hockey, rugby, boxing, and lacrosse, these types of injuries are common and cause a drastic change in the athlete’s appearance. Our doctors are able to provide options for treating dental problems and restoring your original look.
What are the advantages of visiting Performance Health for cosmetic plastic surgery?
Choosing Performance Health cosmetic plastic surgery after a sports injury can result in the following benefits:
- Restored and improved physical appearance
- Ability to return to sports as soon as possible
- Access to a wide range of recovery programs when needed
- Minimally invasive procedures used when possible
If you have suffered a sports injury that has disfigured your appearance, cosmetic plastic surgery for sports injuries could benefit you. Schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians are experts in sports-related injury treatments and can help you get back to looking and performing your best. Call one of our New York offices at 212.486.8616, or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment now.