Mark B. Constantian MD, FACS
About the Practice
Plastic surgery is not magic; it is real surgery. While a great deal can frequently be accomplished, you and I must understand each other to develop an effective surgical plan that you wish to carry out. We must work together before, during and after surgery to achieve the best possible outcome. My goal is always the best attainable surgical result for both airway and appearance, with the greatest possible safety.
We work very hard for our patients. Each member of my staff shares my philosophy. Still, you must understand the limitations of what is possible, collaborate with me to develop a surgical plan, and follow it through to completion. None of us wants an unhappy patient or an imperfect surgical result. We all want things to go "just right," every time. But that would not be surgery, that would be magic.
Nature takes over when the operation is finished and the healing begins. During that time, we follow our patients closely. Our most satisfied patients understand the limitations of cosmetic surgery, are motivated to improve themselves, and are realistic about the outcome. These are also the patients who get the best results.
Some time ago, I was a Visiting Professor at a residency program; and on the day I was to leave, one of the students asked, "Now that we are all going out to start our practices, what is the most important principle we should observe?"
My answer was easy. I told them never to forget what a privilege it is to do the work that we do. Difficult as it is, medicine is a wonderful form of service. Beyond that, the most important ingredient in a successful outcome for the patient is clear communication and mutual trust between the patient and surgeon. It is that framework that defines the philosophy of my practice.
-Mark B. Constantian, MD, FACS
Although Dr. Constantian's main area of interest is rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty , Dr. Constantian also regularly performs breast augmentation , facelift surgery , and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) , as well as injectables ( BOTOX® Cosmetic#botox ) and fillers ( Restylane®#restylane , Perlane®#perlane , and Radiesse®#radiesse ).
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Constantian has lived and practiced in the Nashua, New Hampshire area as a plastic surgeon since 1978. He is a native of Massachusetts where his father and great-grandfather practiced medicine. Dr. Constantian is a graduate of Columbia College, and received his Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
He completed his general surgical training at the University of Virginia Hospital and Boston University Medical Center, his plastic surgery training at the Medical College of Virginia, and was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1979.
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Constantian is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
The Rhinoplasty Society
New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
Northwest Society of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons
North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Constantian teaches regularly at regional, national, and international plastic surgery meetings, is Past President of the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, The Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Rhinoplasty Society, a past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has been an Associate Editor of the International journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
There is no substitute for a rhinoplasty consultation and examination by Dr. Mark Constantian here in our Nashua office. However, for patients who desire information before coming to the office, we have established an "At-home Consultation."
The At-home Consultation was designed to allow patients to receive Dr. Constantian’s opinion of their cases without having to travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, thus enabling these prospective rhinoplasty patients to schedule surgery without making a second trip.
Staff & Facilities
Having plastic surgery is a big decision that deserves thoughtful consideration. Since I have been in practice, I have consistently tried to keep our services as accessible and affordable as possible. I wanted you to know that we offer financing for surgery through CareCredit.
CareCredit Financing is a subdivision of General Electric, and the program has been researched and endorsed by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest educational body for organized plastic surgery in this country. Credit can be approved rapidly online or by phone, and the interest rates charged now compare favorably to those charged by most credit card companies.
Care Credit website":http://www.carecredit.com/
"Ask a Question" Responses
Can I have a closed revision to correct a high bumpy bridge on my nose without negative consequences?
3 1/2 years after revision rhinoplasty, I still have lack of blood flow on tip of my nose due to grafting, it's actually cold to the touch...
You have the right idea. I believe that the closed approach is safer than the open approach for a situation like yours, and I teach this principle...
If so, what are the risks?
Dr. Culbertson is exactly correct. Every surgery has risks, but in rhinoplasty most are under the surgeon's control. Thus they can be minimized by...
I am looking for a top doctor for a secondary rhinoplasty. Who are the top doctors for this in the U.S.? I know that it is important to find a very...
I understand your dilemma, but the question is an impossible one to answer. The reason is that you are you--every patient is looking for a certain...
I've gone to three consultations and most doctors want to cut the skin separating the two nostrils to pull the skin back and shave down a small bump...
Yes. This procedure is called "closed" or endonasal rhinoplasty. It is the oldest rhinoplasty method and I use it exclusively. The open approach...