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Face Procedures

When a well-trained eye for beauty and exceptional surgical artistry collide, the result is elegant enhancement that stands the test of time. Dr. Ira Savetsky’s lifelong passion for facial rejuvenation led him to complete highly competitive subspecialized training in aesthetic facial procedures following his plastic surgery residency. Naturally, his carefully cultivated skillset and evolution in technique resulted in his mastery of the field.

Dr. Savetsky aims to achieve your aesthetic goals while providing an outcome that looks youthful, natural, and refined. He accomplishes this by performing a personalized facial analysis for each person, reviewing every possible option with patients before developing the perfect treatment plan.


Rhinoplasty is a meticulous procedure in which the most subtle adjustments can lead to the most rewarding outcomes. The intricacy demanded by this surgery necessitates a plastic surgeon of the highest standard, which is why Dr. Savetsky is eager to meet the aesthetic needs of individuals in the NYC area. Often termed a “nose job,” rhinoplasty can reshape and recontour the nasal features to enhance facial harmony and balance the proportions of the rest of the face. The transformative procedure is also utilized for functional reasons, often being performed to improve breathing and open the nasal airways.

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Facelift & Neck Lift

Facelift and neck lift surgery are powerful rejuvenation procedures that go hand in hand. The goal is to turn back time on your appearance without sacrificing the natural character of your face — when performed optimally, facelift patients look (and feel) up to ten years younger. With modern approaches to facelift surgery completely revolutionizing the procedure, a facelift can reduce jowls, sagging skin on the face and neck, deep creases, and other telltale signs of facial aging without any discernible indications of surgery.

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most effective procedures to look more refreshed and alert. The skin and delicate supportive tissue of the eyelids tend to grow weaker with age, often resulting in wrinkles, puffiness, laxity, “hooding,” and other signs of aging that cause a tired or stressed appearance. Blepharoplasty smooths and recontours the eyelids to bring a more rested and youthful look to the forefront.

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Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting refers to a technique in which fat from another region of the body is transferred to the face to enhance volume, smooth wrinkles, and restore the youthful facial contours that help promote a healthy and vital appearance. Fat transfer has been a highly effective means of facial rejuvenation for decades, and the additional volume injected often outlasts the results provided by dermal fillers and similar treatments.

The procedure is performed by collecting excess tissue from a fat-rich region of the body — such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs — through liposuction. As an adjunctive benefit, the “donor area” from which fat was harvested can also be contoured as part of the fat transfer process. The gathered fat is then purified and prepared for injection into volume-depleted areas of the face. This not only restores lost volume, but also works to soften facial angles, fill in creases, and improve scarring.

Facial fat transfer can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Using a syringe, Dr. Savetsky will carefully transfer the fat cells in a grid-like fashion to ensure symmetrical and comprehensive enhancement. The entire process can be completed in approximately two hours, with patients often resuming normal activities in five to seven days.

Brow Lift

An unfortunate effect of the natural aging process is the development of a drooping brow. Commonly accompanied by forehead creases and general laxity along the brow area, these factors can culminate to the point where a happy, energetic expression is shrouded by a look of age and exhaustion. A brow lift is performed to restore a bright and youthful aesthetic in the upper-third of the face, with treatment often occurring simultaneous to eyelid surgery to attain the highest degree of improvement.

During the outpatient procedure, the soft tissue is adjusted to lift the brow to a more rejuvenated positioning and smooth furrows along the forehead. Incisions are typically hidden within the hairline, and Dr. Savetsky’s technique allows patients to achieve beautiful results with less downtime, shorter incisions, and significantly less post-operative discomfort than a traditional brow lift. Recovery times vary from patient to patient, but most individuals are able to resume work and normal daily activities in 10 to 14 days.

Chin Augmentation

Well-balanced projection of the chin in relation to your surrounding features is often a key part of achieving facial harmony — so much so that individuals who have a weak or recessed chin profile often feel their face lacks proportion. Chin enhancement involves placing an implant to strengthen a diminutive chin, thereby balancing the facial aesthetics.

Chin implants are made from a biocompatible silicone material that is available in a myriad of shapes, contours, and sizes. Upon a facial analysis, Dr. Savetsky can determine the best device to provide you with the most natural-looking results. During the outpatient procedure, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is utilized. A small incision is made inside the mouth or underneath the chin, through which Dr. Savetsky will create a space for the implant and position it around the chin bone. The resulting enhancement can bring proportion to your facial profile and even help offset a large or prominent nose. Chin augmentation can generally be performed in less than one hour and patients typically recover after one week of downtime.


The need for balance is not reserved exclusively to the face and neck — a sense of proportion is also essential when regarding the head and ears, which is why many patients with an overly large or protruding ear shape pursue otoplasty. Widely known as “ear pinning surgery,” otoplasty can correct birth defects and adjust the shape or positioning of the ears to improve facial balance. This is one of the few procedures available for adults as well as children who are over the age of five — the typical age wherein the ear cartilage has reached the level of maturation necessary to undergo repair. Dominant ears can unfortunately be a source of teasing and insecurity for children and younger patients, often catalyzing their desire for surgical correction. No matter the reason, Dr. Savetsky offers the compassionate care and surgical prowess required to achieve the best lifelong results.

Otoplasty is usually performed in an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Incisions are often hidden behind the ear, although the exact pattern will depend on the nature of the corrections desired. Dr. Savetsky will always conceal incisions within areas of natural anatomic transition whenever possible. Depending on your goals, Dr. Savetsky can recreate missing folds of the ear, recontour the cartilage, or make the ears lie flatter against the sides of the head. He will go over the most ideal techniques to achieve your desired outcome at the time of your consultation. Patients who have undergone otoplasty can generally return to their normal routines within 7 to 10 days.