Meet Dr. Westreich
Dr. Westreich graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biological Basis of Behavior, Neuroscience concentration in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his medical school training at the New York University School of Medicine in 1999 with an M.D. and Honors in Cell Biology Research. Dr. Westreich then did his post-graduate training in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology at the prestigious Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City.
He is an assistant professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and is on staff at Lenox Hill and Mount Sinai Hospitals. He is a faculty member and teacher at a fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery at Mount Sinai. His private practice is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he specializes in rhinoplasty, septoplasty, secondary and reconstructive rhinoplasty, facelifts, eyelid surgery, and non-surgical procedures including facetite, bodytite, fat grafting, laser skin treatments, fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma) and wrinkle relaxing injections (Botox and Dysport)
Dr. Westreich was selected multiple times by Castle Connolly and New York magazine as one of the top doctors in facial plastic surgery. He is a past president of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society. He serves on the review board of the American Journal of Rhinology, is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngologists, the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He is active in the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and serves on several committees. He has been a presenter at numerous medical meetings and a course instructor for the AAFPRS. Dr. Westreich is recognized as an expert in his field and has authored numerous articles for peer-reviewed journals on the topics of Septoplasty and complex Rhinoplasty techniques, as well as the surgical correction of the deviated nose. He is the originator of the innovative Foundation Rhinoplasty™ technique, a closed method of surgery that is utilized to straighten noses in people who have nasal septal deviations and/or facial asymmetries.
Dr. Westreich's Surgical Specialization in Rhinoplasty
For starters, one must know that not all Plastic surgeons work on all areas of the body and face. Therefore, a facial plastic surgeon specializes in the neck up. That means that a facial plastic surgeon spends all of his time performing procedures in the region you are considering. When someone is specialized in a specific area, they will likely have seen a variety of nasal shapes, ethnicities, deviations, desires, and outcomes.
Secondly, having a background in Otolaryngology can give a doctor the expertise a patient wants in their surgeon. Otolaryngology or Ear Nose and Throat doctors, study those intricate structures of the face specifically. The nose is complex and more than just a physical feature of the face; it is also a key part of your respiratory system. Did you know that your septum actually goes as far back as your throat does? Having a nose specialist means your doctor can not only cosmetically enhance the nose but he can correct the septal deviation, breathing impairment, sinus issues and knows how internal changes may affect the exterior appearance.
Commitment to Exceptional Care
In choosing your surgeon, you should feel extremely comfortable that your doctor is committed to giving you exceptional care. This starts with the consultation when the doctor should be comfortable answering your medical questions and explaining thoroughly (in a language you understand) the surgical plan and expected outcome including possible difficulties or limitations. Each doctor’s recommendations may vary slightly so it can be confusing for a patient. This is why most patients choose the doctor they feel is being thorough and attentive to their personal goals while informing them of realistic options. Exceptional care also includes being available after the procedure, following up with your progress and providing realistic expectations throughout the healing process.