Plastic Surgery and Hair Restoration
Experienced, Double Board-Certified Medical Director
PAMC Medical Director Dr. Ahn is a double board-certified surgeon (American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery) who served as a full-time faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center for 20 years. Dr. Ahn received his medical degree from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1987 and also did his residency training in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
He completed his fellowship training in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at New York University Medical Center before returning to Columbia University as a faculty member. He was the first surgeon in United States to perform eyelash transplants.
Consultations with Dr. Ahn may be scheduled at any of his offices. Consultation fees are available upon request; in most cases, the fee will be credited towards scheduled treatments or procedures.
The Park Avenue and Fort Lee locations are fully equipped with in-office surgical facilities. These facilities are AAAHC accredited and board-certified anesthesiologists are available. For patients from abroad or out of state, our office will happily arrange post-operative accommodations close by, and at reasonable rates; please consult a clinician for details.
Dr. Ahn consults thoughtfully with every patient to determine the most appropriate treatment or surgery, basing the choice on his own assessment as well as the patient’s individual needs and preferences.
Because Dr. Ahn is double board certified in plastic surgery and in ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgery, he focuses on both the functional and aesthetic needs of each patient. He regularly performs revision surgeries on patients who have had plastic surgery in the past which compromised function in the area.
Plastic Surgery Procedures And Treatments
- Upper Blepharoplasty
- Lower Blepharoplasty
- Cheekbone Reduction
- Chin Augmentation
- Endoscopic Forehead Lift
- Face and Neck Lift
- Lip Augmentation
- Fat Graft
HAIR LOSS PROBLEMS TREATED
MALE PATTERN BALDNESS (ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA)
This is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting up to 70% of males during their lifetime. It is hereditary and often presents with thinning of the hair and hairline recession. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) plays a major role in the dermal papillae where the hair follicles are located leading to thinning of the hair and baldness.
FEMALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Female Androgenic Alopecia also known as Female Pattern Baldness can affect up to 40% of women during the lifetime. Although it rarely leads to complete baldness, it can present with diffuse thinning of hair over the scalp.
EYELASH & EYEBROW
Many are impacted by thin or scant eyelashes and eyebrows which affects not only their physical appearance but also their self confidence affecting social life and psychological well being. At PAPHI, we provide treatments for hair loss in these areas as well.
MEDICAL TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES
- Prescription medications: Propecia, Minoxidil, Latisse, Avodart, Viviscal
- Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLP)
- Non-prescription medications and extracts
- Camouflage products and hair pieces
SURGICAL TREATMENT & TECHNIQUES
- ARTAS® Hair Restoration System
- Image-guided robotic alignment
- High-definition user interface
- Minimally invasive follicular unit extraction
- Robotic precision site making
- Minimal donor site scarring with minimal post-operative pain
WHY PARK AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER?
Flexibility & Variety
We provide various treatment options for our patients to choose from. Patients can directly see realistic outcomes through the state of the art ARTAS Hair Studio tool, and be advised on which treatment options are suitable for them.
Maximum Graft Survival
Using the best hair transplant techniques in combination with adjuvant therapies, PAPHI strives for maximum graft quality and survival. We also offer Microcyn® Technology for enhancement in wound healing and HypoThermosol® for maximum quality preservation of grafts during transplantation.