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Finding a Cleft Lip Surgeon in New York

New York NY Plastic Surgeon for Lips

Facial clefting can affect everything from a person’s health and nutrition to their self-confidence and speech patterns. When you or your child needs cleft lip or palate surgery, you want an expert surgeon with extensive experience in treating similar cases. Here are several things to keep in mind before scheduling a consultation:

Look for Experience

How many cleft procedures has the surgeon completed? Does he or she have experience with certain age groups, such as young children or older adults?

Dr. Joseph J. Rousso MD FACS is co-director of a special cleft lip and palate team with the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. As such, he works closely with cleft lip patients, their families, and other surgeons to oversee facial reconstruction and surgeries necessary for cleft repairs.

Types of Cleft Surgeries Offered

Depending on the extent and severity of your cleft lip, surgery could also involve other anatomical structures like the palate or deep into the nasal cavity. It’s at this point where you may need a plastic surgeon who is comfortable with severe cleft lip repairs.

Aesthetic Results: Before and After

Ask to see examples of before and after photographs of completed cleft lip surgeries. Dr. Rousso has completed numerous cases, including many in 3rd world countries as part of global mission outreach. He even offers pre-natal consultations for parents who are expecting, so that your family can plan for early treatment before your baby is even born.

Contact our double board certified cleft lip surgeon today to schedule a consultation for you or your loved one. We serve patients throughout the greater NYC area and United States.

Posted on behalf of Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
  • My son had a cleft lip and now he looks like he never had it! Thank you so much! M. T.
  • Dr. Rousso is absolutely awesome! M. Z.
  • He was super kind and mindful of my comfort!!! Highly recc! G. R.
  • Dr. Rousso took his time and answered all of my questions or concerns. S. S.

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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS
4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

Antonio V.

Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

Aaron B.

It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

Katherine T.

Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.