Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Tummy Tuck NYC: Tighten Your Core

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014 AT 5:47 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

A strong core is important to your health, physique, and overall well-being. The appearance of a strong core can only be obtained with a strict workout routine. Even if you’re considering a tummy tuck in NYC to remove areas of excess skin and tighten core muscles, performing core strengthening exercises can help produce head turning results a tummy tuck is unable to replicate. By exercising to tighten your core before a tummy tuck, you’re ensuring maximum results from your surgery.  Developing a routine of core exercises before your tummy tuck can only benefit your health and appearance. Our NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC has tips to tighten your core pre and post tummy tuck to prepare your body for surgery and ensure the best possible results.
 

Upper Abs: Crunches and sit ups are commonly recommended to strengthen your upper core. Although a very basic exercise, crunches can increase strength in your upper core. To increase difficulty and effectiveness of a crush, you can add additional work out tools, such as dumbbells for your arms, or a swiss ball for additional stretching.

Lower Abs: Doing leg raises can help strengthen and shape your lower core. Although you may be familiar with doing hanging leg raises in the gym, lying leg raises at home have a similar affect. If you have a bench to lay on, letting your legs hang free will increase your range of motion.

Oblique: Twists are often recommended to strengthen your obliques. These abdominal exercises are often accompanied by a dumbbell, twisting side to side with it in hand. If you’re looking to add to your work out, raising your feet off the ground will add additional strengthening.

If you’re having a tummy tuck, our plastic surgeon recommends refraining from strenuous exercises such as the above for at least 6 weeks post-surgery. By performing these exercises after this downtime period, in combination with the core tightening performed by Dr. Levine, your core will be stronger and more toned! Dr. Elie Levine and his staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about tummy tightening exercises or tummy tucks in NYC. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.

 

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Enjoy Easy Summer Fixes Without the Downtime!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 AT 2:37 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

It’s summer! With weddings, pool parties, graduations, BBQs, and other celebrations approaching, it’s time for you to look your best, so you can feel your best, at these gatherings. As these events draw near, there’s little time available for the rest required of extensive plastic surgeries, such as facelifts or eyelifts.  Our Dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers dermal fillers in NYC for an easy and fast fix. These fillers, often referred to as “liquid facelifts,” add volume and definition to areas that need some revitalization.

As we age, our bodies begin to lose hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in our bodies. The loss of this sugar causes a depletion of volume and definition in areas of our face. Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, use this sugar to regain definition and restore volume to areas in need of reinvigoration. These hyaluronic acid fillers last approximately six months. If you’re looking for a longer lasting filler, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC also offers Radiesse.

Unique from other fillers, Radiesse stimulates the production of the body’s natural collagen, increasing the filler’s effects to a year or more. Radiesse in New York City  contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring substance found in your body to help rebuild your skin’s foundation. 

How do I know which dermal filler is right for me?

Depending on your desired results, our dermatologist can help you decide the best treatment choice for your needs. Each filler is used to treat specific trouble areas:

Filler Jaw Definition Volume to Cheeks Smoothen Wrinkles Volume to Chin Volume to Hands Volume to Temples Reduce Hollows Under Eyes Plump Lips
Juvederm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radiesse Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes    
Restylane   Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Perlane Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    

Dermal fillers are a fast, safe, and non-surgical way to restore volume and definition to your face and other areas. As you’re enjoying this summer taking your beach vacation or attending a friendly BBQ, look and feel your best with a little help from our dermatologist. Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about dermal fillers in New York City. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

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BBL Photofacial Before & After Results!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 AT 10:03 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

BBL Photofacial offers amazing results! Check out these amazing results by our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine. Erase the most noticeable signs of aging and even out skin tone with the advanced technology of a BBL Photofacial.

Learn more about BBL photofacials

Dr. Jody Levine and her staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about BBL photofacial in New York. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.

 

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Shape Sensational Summer Curves

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 AT 9:58 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Do you wish you could show off your toned body in that itsy-bitsy yellow polka-dot bikini, but your breast size or asymmetry is preventing you from finding the perfect-fitting bikini? If you’re dissatisfied with the shape or size of your breasts, our New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, offers breast enhancement procedures to obtain the breasts you desire! Dr. Levine will work with your needs and body type to help decide the best treatment plan for you:

Increase Size: One of the most common complaints that women have about their breasts is a lack of size. Saline or silicone breast implants have the ability to increase size, add fullness, and correct irregularities. Our plastic surgeon will work with you to determine the best size for your needs and body type.

Get a Lift: If you’re satisfied with the size of your breasts, but feel they have begun to sag or droop after pregnancy, weight change, or aging, Dr. Levine can perform breast lift surgery. This procedure can add density and shape to your curves.  Although a breast lift cannot delay the natural aging process, your breast will be lifted into a more youthful-looking shape and position.

Enhance Shape Naturally: Breasts in need of a minor shaping or contouring are great candidates for fat transfer.  Using your own natural fat, Dr. Levine is able to enhance areas of your breast to give them a more shapely appearance. Fat grafting is an ideal choice for patients looking to correct asymmetries without using breast implants.

How do I know which surgery is right for me?

Our plastic surgeon will discuss treatment options to help determine the best procedure for your desired results. Using Vectra 3D technology, Dr. Levine can produce a visual image of your results before undergoing surgery to help determine the best treatment plan and create more accurate expectations.

After breast augmentation in NYC, enjoy the bikini shopping trip you’ve always dreamed of! Dr. Elie Levine and his staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about breast augmentation in New York. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.
 

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Beat Razor Burn with Venus Gillette Razors

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014 AT 8:21 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Whether the cause is environmental or chemical, razor burn happens! Don’t blame your skin for razor burn! Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, can help relieve and even prevent burns with proper use of razors, including a pre-shave regime. Find out how you can beat the burn:

 

Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about skin care. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 


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