Thomas Romo III, MD, FACS

As you consider any facial change or enhancement, the most important decision you will make is the choice of the facial plastic surgeon performing your procedure.

Dr. Thomas Romo, III, MD, FACS, is Double Board-Certified and one of the most respected Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the world.

Thomas Romo, III, has dedicated more than 25 years of his medical career to the practice of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As the Director of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at both Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH)/Northwell Health Systems, in New York City, Dr. Romo brings to the table a level of expertise that assures you that you’re in the best of hands.

Working exclusively on the face, nose, eyelids, brow, and neck, Dr. Thomas Romo, III, is recognized worldwide as a “super-specialist” in his field. Because of this fact, a significant part of Dr. Romo’s practice includes patients in need of corrective work. Many of these patients are referred to Dr. Romo by other physicians.

“NYC’s Best Kept Secret,” Romo Plastic Surgery provides a wide range of state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, along with top-quality care for women, men, and children seeking expert treatment for the face.

Dr. Thomas Romo III was recently awarded a Top Doctor distinction from RealSelf.com. His wealth of expertise and experience put him at the top of his profession. With many years of experience under his belt, he continues to provide the best and most innovative care for all his patients.

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About Dr. Thomas Romo

Dr. Thomas Romo, III, is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Subsequent to his graduation from the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery program at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYC), Dr. Romo completed a one-year Facial Plastic Surgery fellowship at the Infirmary. He then finished a second fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, sponsored by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at Tampa General Hospital.

Dr. Romo published six new surgical techniques for rhinoplasty surgery in the latest editions of the periodical “Facial Plastic Surgery.” In this internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal, Dr. Romo describes his approach to primary reduction-structured rhinoplasty that produces a more natural-looking nose with greater predictability for the long-term outcome. He also demonstrates his technique for revision rhinoplasty that shortens the healing time by limiting the morbidity of multiple-donor graft sites. Dr. Romo illustrates a method for augmentation of the flatter, platyrrhine or ethnic nose, which produces a safer and natural-looking nose on people of color, fitting the race and the face of the individual. These innovative facial plastic surgical techniques are the culmination of more than twenty years of researching, designing, publishing, and teaching facial plastic surgery procedures, both nationally and internationally.

In addition to holding several innovative medical patents and having been published in numerous medical journals, Dr. Romo has received a myriad of honors and awards, including the Distinguished Education Award and the Community Service Award by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Romo is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and maintains a diverse private practice, treating women and men in finance, communications, and entertainment, as well as many on the social register.

Dr. Romo has appeared on major national and local television talk shows and news programs. He has also served as a guest lecturer at medical meetings throughout Eastern and Western Europe, South America, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East.

Areas of Expertise

Rhinoplasty

Facial Lifts

Facial Reconstruction

Injectables

Ear Surgery

Positions

  • Current Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at both Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital (MEETH)/Northwell Health Systems – NYC
  • Director Emeritus of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai/The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary – NYC
  • Past President of the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
  • Eastern Regional Director of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1999–2004
  • Cited in the Castle-Connolly peer review survey as a “Best Doctor in New York” for almost a decade
  • Author and editor of the textbook “Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery: A Multidisciplinary Approach” (Thieme Publishing, 2000)

Publications

  • Silver Book Edition on Endoscopic Brow Lifting and Endoscopic Mid-Face Lifting for Karl Storz, Inc. These beautifully illustrated booklets, with the accompanying DVD, demonstrate Dr. Romo’s technique for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery of the forehead and upper face. This text is utilized worldwide to teach plastic surgeons Dr. Romo’s approach to managing the aging upper face. The new set of endoscopic brow and face lifting instruments designed by Dr. Romo for Karl Storz, Inc. are also available in worldwide distributors.
  • Dr. Romo published six new surgical techniques for rhinoplasty surgery in the latest editions of the periodical “Facial Plastic Surgery”. In this internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal, Dr. Romo describes his approach to primary reduction structured rhinoplasty that produces a more natural-looking nose with greater predictability for the long-term outcome. He also demonstrates his technique for revision rhinoplasty that shortens the healing time by limiting the morbidity of multiple donor graft sites. Dr. Romo illustrates a method for augmentation of the flatter, ethnic nose, which produces a safer and natural-looking nose on people of color, fitting the race and the face of the individual. These innovative facial plastic surgical techniques are the culmination of more than twenty years of researching, designing, publishing, and teaching facial plastic surgery procedures, both nationally and internationally.

Awards and Recognitions

1990s

  • Education Award by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Distinguished Education Award in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fall Meeting, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance. “Highest Award” granted for most impressive scientific paper. “Aesthetic Reconstruction of the Platyrrhine Nose.” Second World Congress of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Distinguished Education Award in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fall Meeting, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ira Tresley Research Award “Long-Term Nasal Mucosal Soft Tissue Expansion”. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Fall Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Otolaryngology. Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. New York, New York
  • Award of Appreciation – “Aesthetics’ International Association” for Contributions Furthering the Advancement of the Aesthetic Industry, Dermascope Magazine and Aesthetics’ World Expo. New York, New York
  • New York Magazine “The Best Doctors in New York” Specialty Plastic Surgery

2000s

  • Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO Award Recipient – Strathmore’s Registry acknowledges those who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry, or profession
  • 2000 New York Magazine #4 Best Doctor Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Community Service Award
  • National Federation of Italian – American Societies, Inc. Humanitarian Award, Brooklyn, New York
  • Congress of Italian-Americans Organizations, Inc., Humanitarian Award, Brooklyn, New York

Committees and Boards

Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Medical Board
2016

New York Head & Neck Institute/Northwell Health Systems
Medical Board
2012 – Present

Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital/Northwell Health Systems
Medical Leadership Committee and Perioperative Committee
2012 – Present

The Little Baby Face Foundation
President
2002 – 2012

The Little Baby Face Foundation
Board Member
2002 – Present

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Alternate Governor of the American College of Surgeons
November 2002 – 2007

American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eastern Regional Director
2001 – 2005

The Campaign for Facial Plastic Surgery
Strategic Development Committee
1999 – 2006

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Facial Plastic Information Service
1994 – 1999

Credentials Committee, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eastern Section Representative
1994 – 1998

Grass Roots Committee, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eastern Section Representative
1993 – 1998

Young Physicians Committee, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Eastern Section Representative
September 1993 – 1996

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Fellowship Committee
September 1986 – 1994

Media Appearances

Dr. Romo has appeared on major national and local television talk and news programs. He has also served as a guest lecturer at medical meeting throughout Eastern and Western Europe, South America, and Asia.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Romo has also dedicated his considerable talents to advancing microtia surgery—a corrective procedure that constructs ears for children born without them. He heads a renowned Microtia team at Lenox Hill Hospital and The Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, working with both autologous rib cartilage and porous polyethylene implants.

Professional Memberships

New York County Medical Society
Medical Society of the State of New York
American Medical Association
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
American Rhinologic Society
New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society (President 1994-1996)

Hospital Staff Appointments

Director: Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital – New York, New York
January 2003 – Present

Chief Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital – New York, New York
January 1993 – Present

Director Emeritus: Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear Infirmary – New York, New York
January 1986 – Present

Board Certifications

American Board of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education and Training

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Richard T. Farrior, M.D. Tampa General Hospital – Tampa, Florida

New York Medical College Affiliated Hospitals – The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Clinical Fellowship: Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Resident’s Teacher Award – New York, New York

New York Medical College Affiliated Hospitals – The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Department of Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery – New York, New York

Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Houston, Texas

Baylor College of Medicine
Department of General Surgery – Houston, Texas

In The News

Dr. Romo III is regularly featured in the media for his medical acumen and facial plastic surgery expertise.

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