Gary Linkov, MD
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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Hair Restoration SurgeonNew York, NY
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Dr. Gary Linkov is a dual Ivy League-educated facial plastic surgeon. A native of New York, he graduated as salutatorian from Cornell University with a focus on psychology. Before, during, and after his undergraduate years, Dr. Linkov pursued advanced art training in painting, sketching, and sculpture, including a six-week scholarship program in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Italian International Institute. He then received his Medical Degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, which was the first medical school to award the Doctor of Medicine degree in the United States and is consistently ranked one of the top medical schools in the country. During medical school, Dr. Linkov received funding to conduct advanced head and neck cancer research at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, which has been ranked as the best hospital for cancer care for the past 25 years by U.S. News & World Report. He also volunteered as an art therapist for Wilma’s Studio and ran his school’s Smile Train chapter, to help children with cleft lips and palates. Dr. Linkov then completed his residency training in Head & Neck Surgery at the Temple Head and Neck Institute, including Fox Chase Cancer Center, in Philadelphia. He served as Chief resident in his final year. His mentors included leaders in the fields of facial reconstructive surgery and oculoplastic surgery. After residency, Dr. Linkov completed an accredited American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the highly regarded Washington University in St.Louis, where he served as clinical instructor. During fellowship, he had the privilege of running a facial plastic surgery service at the St.Louis Veteran Affairs hospital, where he performed reconstructive facial surgery for our veterans in need. Dr. Linkov has also had advanced training in cutting edge hair transplant technology. He worked with the prestigious Foundation for Hair Restoration as a Hair Transplant Surgeon. He also served as the Director of the Women’s Center for Hair Loss in NYC.
Professional & Academic Titles
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Hair Restoration Surgeon
- Hair Transplant Specialist
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Hair Restoration Surgery
- Head and Neck Surgery
Years of Experience
- Less than five years of experience
- American Board of Otolaryngology
Experience and Expertise
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Questions and Answers
The incision is custom designed per patient and follows the curvature of the base of the nose. The width of each nasal ala and the width of the columella (central portion of the nose) will affect the incision design. The bullhorn lip lift incision will be near the junction of the nose and upper lip and the central portion is at the base of the columella. Some doctors choose to extend the incision inside of the nose to better hide it, some refer to this as the M-type incision. The problem is that the upper lip then gets pulled into the nose which leads to an artificial appearance and also destroys the nasal sill contour which cannot be replaced. Dr. Linkov believes in making the incision for the bullhorn lip lift procedure at the base of the nasal sill to preserve the natural appearance of the nose.
The answer to this depends in part on which techniques were used during your nose job surgery. Some techniques are more durable than others. Another factor that can impact long-term rhinoplasty results is the aging process, which causes a weakening of the nasal tip and subsequently a droopy tip in some patients. There are methods of more permanently securing the nasal tip during surgery that limits its ability to drop over time (septal extension graft and tongue-in-groove suturing).
Candidates for cheek lift are typically people who have either experienced loss of volume of the cheeks over time or who desire augmentation of the cheeks to enhance their current aesthetic appearance. During the aging process, the skin and fat that comprise the mid face area start to sag, and the underlying facial bones change in such a way that a face that was once shaped like a heart starts to look more like a pear. Additionally, some younger people may simply be dissatisfied with their current appearance and seek augmentation.
Sometimes referred to as an endonasal approach, this technique involves no external, visible incisions. The incisions are made on the inside of the nose and are used to access the necessary areas. This technique was once the most popular approach but has become less popular over time due to limited visibility for the surgeon. This makes it more challenging to learn the techniques and to execute certain rhinoplasty maneuvers. Advocates of this approach believe that one can better judge the outcome during the surgery because the nasal skin remains in place. There is still nasal tip swelling after this type of approach if the tip is manipulated.
My mission is to help people feel beautiful and confident.
Gary Linkov, MD
Practice and Location
City Facial Plastics
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Temple University Hospital, Jun 2017
- Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (2012)
- Cornell University (2007)
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- VA New York Harbor Healthcare System - Brooklyn Campus
- VA New York Harbor Healthcare System - Manhattan Campus
- American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
- New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
- NY (2018 - 2021)
- Best Oral Presentation - Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology
- Medical Knowledge Award - Philadelphia
- NIH Research Fellowship - Columbia University College of P&S