STATE OF ICELAND, NY – With people living longer, healthier lives, many wish they could go back in time and look the way they do.
That is why Dr. Robert Guida has dedicated his life’s work to the field of plastic surgery.
“Overall, people are healthier, live longer and are more aware and motivated to live a higher quality life. As we get older, we feel good, but the aging process continues due to gravity and sun damage. “The signs of aging – whether it’s a drooping nose, wrinkled sun-damaged skin, drooping swollen eyelids or a drooping neck – make us look older and tired, even though we thought we were feeling youthful, energetic and healthy.” said Guida.
“Plastic surgery, laser techniques, Botox, fillers and skin care have been dramatically improved in the last few decades. We can reverse the signs of aging while maintaining a natural appearance. It is possible to age gracefully, but still look younger, more rested and better in many ways if the appropriate cosmetic procedures are selected and performed correctly, ”he added.
For these reasons, Guida quickly found his niche as a plastic surgeon, and he recently expanded his Manhattan-based operations to launch a state-of-the-art satellite office equipped with a certified operating room at Corporate Commons 3 in Bloomfield in November.
“Many of my employees – office manager and nurses – come from Staten Island. Several years ago, they encouraged me to open a satellite office on Staten Island,” he said. [Park Avenue] practice grew exponentially to the point that we now needed a larger, modern space. … The State of Iceland is sophisticated and cosmopolitan on the one hand, yet in many ways it often feels like a small town where everyone knows each other and helps each other. ”
TRAINED BY ‘THE BEST’
Guida is board certified in facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, as well as otolaryngology – head and neck surgery (ENT). His specialty services include cosmetic and functional nose surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery, facelift and neck lift, cosmetic ear surgery and reconstruction after Mohs surgery for skin cancer.
During her surgical education at Graduate Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, Guida worked with some of the best facial plastic surgeons in Philadelphia “and it piqued my interest,” he said. He later ended his stay at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI)
“It seemed like all the best rhinoplasty surgeons in New York City operated there every day of the week. As a teaching hospital and one of the finest – and busiest – residency programs in the country, I observed and performed many nose surgeries, facelifts, blepharoplasties. [plastic surgery around the eyes], and other facial plastic surgery procedures during my four years there, ”said Guida.
“We had a very busy clinic at NYEEI and our patients came from all over the world. We worked six days a week. It was an amazing, unique experience. It was during my stay that I knew I had the technical expertise, excellent training and judgment to perform these procedures very well and it was exciting, ”he recalled.
He later held an academic position at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan for a decade before opening his own private practice on Park Avenue.
FOCUS ON RHINOPLASTICS
Guida said his focus has always been on rhinoplasty, “as it is the most challenging and rewarding surgery in plastic surgery.”
Because of this, he pursued further education in the area and completed a scholarship at Oregon Health Sciences University with top teachers in rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery in the country.
“The nose is in the middle of the face, and its shape must balance and even enhance the rest of the facial features. Often, after puberty, either due to trauma or genetics, the shape of the nose can grow, twist, hang and often do not work so well, “said Guida.” A nose that is too big or hanging on an otherwise attractive young woman or man can really have a negative effect on one’s self-esteem, especially today with the emphasis on social media and the use of digital pictures for our phones to communicate with friends. “
Guida said the most entertaining and rewarding part of his job “is observing positive life-changing transformations.”
“I see often [this] after a well-performed nose operation. “There is a happiness factor that is difficult to explain when you see the joy a young woman or man expresses when they compare what they looked like before and after their nose surgery,” he said.
In addition, Guida said he also enjoys working with many of the close-knit families on Staten Island.
“It seems that we have many generational patients, where the grandparents, the parents and the teenage grandchildren are all my patients. And it’s great to see how close many of the families are to Staten Island, ”said Guida. “I can often see through their interaction a real sense of love, care and strength in the family ties. It’s pretty heartwarming.”
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