Dr. Robert Morin
Dr. Robert Morin, MD, FACS
Address: 30 Central Park South Suite 10A New York, NY,10019
Phone: (212) 740-7500
Address: 125 Prospect Ave Hackensack, N, 07601
Phone: (212) 488-3422
Dr. Robert J. Morin is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices located in New York City and New Jersey. He is highly experienced in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeries as well as the more common cosmetic surgeries of the body such as facelifts, blepharoplasty, and liposuction. However, above all, he is an expert in performing all kinds of rhinoplasty surgeries, including specialized procedures like nasal reconstructions and cleft rhinoplasties.
Q: Tell us about some of your achievements.
Dr. Morin: I have received my certification from the nationally recognized American Board of Plastic Surgery. Moreover, I am a huge supporter of organizations which help children in third world countries and I have also volunteered extensively in several countries around the globe including Costa Rica, Mauritius, Guatemala and Haiti. I have received numerous awards for the work I have performed overseas.
Lastly, I am one of the co-founders of our non-profit charity called Developing Faces. As stated earlier, I have a passion for working with children and through this non-profit, we provide medical care to hundreds of children in developing countries who are in dire need of treatment for various facial abnormalities.
Q: So, rhinoplasty is your main field of expertise?
Dr. Morin: Yes, definitely. Rhinoplasty is indeed my strongest point. To be specific, there are several subcategories within this area that I generally deal with. These are:
- General Rhinoplasty
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
- Reconstruction Rhinoplasty
As you can expect, the general form of rhinoplasty is the one that is most prevalent. However, even though the other three forms also fall under rhinoplasty, they are more specialized and not every plastic surgeon can perform them.
For example, revision rhinoplasty is performed to touch up or repair a previous rhinoplasty surgery that went wrong or did not produce the desired results. It takes deep understanding of the nasal structure to correct initial flaws and to subsequently construct a natural looking nose.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty is another complex procedure. Different ethnic groups have different types of noses. This large variety brings in specific forms and shapes. Thus, it is extremely crucial for plastic surgeons to possess sophisticated knowledge of the various ethnic groups’ nasal structure and have the skills to be able to conduct appropriate surgical procedures for each.
As for reconstruction rhinoplasty, it is used in cases of accidents and trauma. It may also be used to treat cases of skin cancer where cancerous tissue is removed and the shape of the nose is restored.
Q: Can you please expand on the craniofacial surgery?
Dr. Morin: Sure. Craniofacial surgery relates specifically to the face, head, neck, and jaw areas. It is broadly divided into the following types:
- Maxillofacial Surgery
- Bone Grafting
- Facial Fractures
Craniosynostosis deals with correcting an abnormally shaped head in which the skull begins growing in an abnormal manner due to the cranial sutures. Craniosynostosis itself has several subdivisions and each differ from the other depending on the shape of the head.
Maxillofacial surgery relates to the upper and lower jaws. Specifically, it is used to correct the jaws which are not aligned properly and may cause the patient unnecessary difficulty in chewing food. Next we have bone grafting which is used to take a bone from one area of the body to another – similar to fat grafting. This is ideal in cases where patients with cleft palates can have a bone taken from one part of the body and attached to upper jaw to treat the opening.
Lastly, facial fractures can occur from calamities like serious sport injuries or car accidents. Such fractures can deform the face and affect a person’s basic abilities like chewing and talking. Treating these fractures is a very delicate procedure and requires the skill of an experienced craniofacial plastic surgeon.
Q: Are there any other nasal surgeries that you perform?
Dr. Morin: Apart from what was stated earlier, another common surgery I perform is septoplasty. Septoplasty relates to the nasal septum which is the divider between the two nostrils. When it deviates to either side, it causes an obstruction in the airflow of that particular nostril. This surgery is used to correct this deviation and relieve the patient from any blockage that may be caused while breathing.