Facial Reconstruction & Maxillofacial Surgery

As a diplomate of both the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Monasebian is surgically trained to perform Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial procedures. He works with dental specialists to facilitate placement of osseointegrated dental implants by bone grafting, nerve repositioning and jaw surgery. He has successfully evaluated and treated patients with injury to the mandibular, lingual, mental and infraorbital nerves. He has also worked with aesthetic dentists by performing soft tissue cosmetic surgery on patients that have undergone cosmetic dentistry.

Whether the patient is a newborn with a cleft lip or a senior citizen in need of a mandible augmentation for future rehabilitation, each person is evaluated and a precise, individualized plan is determined by Dr. Monasebian.

The term Maxillofacial Surgery covers a large variety of surgeries that treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, skull, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and maxillofacial (jaws and face) region of the body.

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint, disorders may be corrected through maxillofacial surgery. Disc displacement, the most common TMJ disorder, is usually very painful, sometimes causing a “pop” or “click” whenever the patient opens his or her mouth.

Malocclusion or incorrect bite can be corrected with a series of reconstructive and orthognathic surgery and maxillomandibular advancement. Surgical correction of facial asymmetry may also be used to align a patient’s jaw and mouth – which will both assist in speech and eating, as well as evening out facial aesthetics.

Oral cancer may cause various problems for the patient. Reconstructive surgery may be necessary for bone grafting and surgical flaps to fill in areas of the mouth that may have had to be removed because of the cancer.

Working with specialists in the Medical and Dental fields, Dr. Monasebian has performed many reconstructions of the face and jaws. Jaw reconstruction involves adding bone to the jaws that has melted away over time or has been lost to cancer or accident. In addition, bones of the face may be enhanced through the use of implants to the chin, cheek, nose and jaws. Facial recontouring involves the removal of bone that is excessive in nature. Again all of these procedures are performed to restore facial harmony.

If you are interested in learning more about Facial Reconstruction & Maxillofacial Surgery, Click Here or call 212.472.8700 today to schedule an appointment.

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Because of Dr. Monasebian’s reputation, we are seeing an increasing number of long distance and foreign patients. We have prepared resources that will help with travel and lodging arrangements so you can concentrate on your surgery.

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784 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Park Avenue Plastic Surgery – Now Open For Elective Procedures!

Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery hope you and your family are healthy and safe. These past several months have been trying times for all of us. We all want to take this opportunity to update you as to what we have been doing these past few months. Up until Monday June 8th we had been open seeing patients with emergent and urgent conditions. Governor Cuomo lifted the executive order and we are now permitted to see all patients including those for elective surgeries and procedures. For the safety of our patients, their family, and our staff, we have adopted all the guidelines issued by the CDC and our national, regional and local medical and Plastic Surgery Associations to make sure we are in strict accord with those guidelines.

We are currently up to date with all our PPE and are ready to evaluate and treat all our patients. Please rest assured that we are practicing strict social distancing guidelines and barrier protection has been added to our office. All patients, doctors and staff will be undergoing daily temperature checks in accord with the latest guidelines. Patients will be given questionnaires about their recent health as well. 

Our commitment to our patients has never waned and is our utmost priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you soon!