Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Know Your Breast Enhancement Options!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 AT 10:44 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

For many, the term “breast enhancement” is synonymous with breast implants. While breast augmentation is a popular breast enhancement option for patients, there are a variety of procedures aimed at improving breast size, shape, and positioning to fit in with your individual profile. Patients can undergo fat grafting to provide natural-looking volume to the breasts, a breast lift to restore youthful-looking contours, breast asymmetry surgery to correct unevenness of the breasts and nipples, breast reduction to reduce overly-large breasts, and inverted nipple correction. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, breast surgeon Dr. Elie Levine provides different breast enhancement procedures to help you achieve your desired results. Know your options!

Improve Breast Size And Shape

Patients have numerous breast augmentation options to consider when looking to improve the size and shape of breasts. Breast implants can be customized to fit in with your individual body type, as well as your procedure goals. Saline, silicone gel, and gummy implants are all offered in either round or teardrop shapes to ensure natural-looking results that harmonize with your individual profile. Patients can also opt for fat grafting to provide natural-looking volume to the breasts. During your natural fat transfer procedure, fat cells are carefully collected from a donor site through liposuction—oftentimes around the abdomen, flanks or thighs. Once extracted, these fat cells are gently reinserted into the breasts to enhance contours.

Add Lift To Sagging Breasts

Breast lift surgery can lift drooping breasts to a more youthful position. Over time, breasts may begin to sag due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. A breast lift can surgically remove excess skin, while also lifting drooping skin to achieve youthful, firmer-looking breasts. Incisions are carefully placed around the breasts to remain inconspicuous.

Correct Asymmetries Or Unevenness

Breast asymmetries, including differences in breast size or shape, as well as nipple asymmetries, can be corrected surgically. Your breast surgeon may utilize breast lift surgery to reposition uneven breasts, as well as breast augmentation, to enlarge a smaller bust. Fat grafting can also be utilized to add volume and symmetry. Those suffering from nipple irregularities can undergo nipple correction to achieve natural-looking, symmetrical nipples.

Reduce Breast Size

Overly-large breasts may cause aesthetic concerns, as well as physical discomfort. Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size and weight of breasts, while simultaneously improving shape and aesthetics and easing tension on the back, neck, or shoulders. Surgical techniques can remove and re-drape excess breast tissue, while liposuction can gently suction small amounts of breast fat to reduce the size of breasts. Male patients can also undergo breast reduction to treat gynecomastia. During male breast reduction surgery, excess chest tissue is carefully removed and repositioned to craft a more athletic-looking chest.

Improve The Appearance Of Nipples

Inverted nipple correction can target nipples that project inward or appear flat to improve nipple symmetry. This procedure can be completed in less than 1 hour and usually requires local anesthesia—making it a very common treatment for patients looking to enhance the appearance of their nipples. During inverted nipple surgery, tiny incisions are made at the base of each nipple to release tight tissue that contributes to an inward-looking appearance. Patients can expect long-lasting improvements to the shape of their nipples after undergoing inverted nipple correction.

NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about fat grafting, breast enhancement, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast asymmetry, breast reduction, and inverted nipple correction, as well as our other body contouring procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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3 Reasons To Consider SculpSure™ To Slim Down Problems Areas This Spring!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 AT 9:47 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Did you know you can eliminate troublesome pockets of fat around the body without lengthy surgery or recovery time? SculpSure™ is a completely non-invasive laser fat removal procedure that can target stubborn belly fat, love handles, bulging flanks, and more! This FDA-approved laser treatment uses heat energy to remove excess fat cells from the body, resulting in youthful-looking contours. Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers SculpSure™ treatment for patients looking to achieve a slimmer-looking profile. Here are 3 reasons why you should consider SculpSure™ this spring!

There’s No Surgery Involved!

Patients who are looking for a non-surgical alternative to body contouring can undergo SculpSure™ treatment without enduring any incisions. SculpSure™ targets fat cells by placing specialized applicators above the surface of the skin. These applicators deliver laser heat energy to the target area(s) to disrupt fat cells and detach them from surrounding tissue. The SculpSure™ machine simultaneously cools your skin during treatment to minimize any discomfort.

Quick Treatment With No Downtime!

SculpSure™ can take under a half hour to complete! The SculpSure™ procedure is performed in the comfort of our in-office treatment rooms and patients can return to their daily routine upon completing SculpSure™ treatment. Unlike other body contouring procedures, there is no downtime after your laser fat removal treatment.

Results Are Long-Lasting!

SculpSure™ delivers long-lasting results for patients. When fat cells are loosened from surrounding tissue, they are gradually processed and eliminated naturally by the body. Once these fat cells are removed, they cannot re-enter your system! However, patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan in order to sustain optimal results.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about SculpSure™, as well as our other body contouring and liposuction procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Regain Your Full Head of Hair with NeoGraft Hair Restoration!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016 AT 11:43 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Did you know that over two-thirds of men will experience some form of hair loss by their mid-thirties? Additionally, it is estimated that almost 50% of women see thinning hair in their forties and beyond. Though hair loss is probable for many, it doesn’t have to be permanent. Advances in hair restoration techniques have led to some of the most efficient hair loss solutions possible. These cutting-edge hair transplant techniques are minimally invasive, resulting in less downtime and faster recovery than traditional treatments. Our talented NYC hair doctor, Dr. Elie Levine, specializes in NeoGraft, an innovative hair restoration procedure that can achieve natural-looking results and restore fullness to your hairline.

How NeoGraft Works

NeoGraft carefully removes hair follicles from a donor location on your scalp where ample hair is present. Oftentimes, follicles are taken from the back of the head, as this is one of the last places to experience hair loss. Your hair surgeon will carefully remove hair follicles through the use of pneumatic pressure—a hands-free technique that avoids any damage to the hair. Once hair follicles are collected, they are carefully preserved in a moist environment to ensure a high survival rate. Next, these follicles are inserted into the desired location(s) to fill in areas of thinning hair. This innovative technique requires no incisions and produces no linear scarring.

What Can I Expect On The Day Of My Procedure?

Patients are given a local anesthetic in preparation for their hair restoration treatment. During your NeoGraft procedure, you are free to read, listen to music, or even watch television. Hair follicles are carefully extracted and reinserted into the desired location. Your NeoGraft procedure may last approximately 3 hours or longer and patients can return to daily activities within weeks.

What Type Of Results Can I Expect?

NeoGraft can achieve natural-looking hair restoration results, thanks to a high follicle survival rate during your procedure. Additionally, NeoGraft results are long-lasting and patients can expect to see a thicker, fuller head of hair following treatment.

NeoGraft Overview:

NeoGraft Benefits

Procedure Details


Can reshape the hairline and fill in thinning areas

NeoGraft is an outpatient procedure

Healing time usually lasts 1-2 weeks following your procedure

Minimally invasive procedure

Patients require local anesthesia

Follicle survival rate is over 90% when undergoing NeoGraft

No lineal scarring after undergoing your hair transplant

NeoGraft hair restoration lasts around 3 hours or longer

Patients can return to light showering in a few days


Our NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and staff at NYC Hair Restoration welcome any questions you may have about NeoGraft, as well as any of our other hair restoration methods. Contact our office at 1.800.755.4247 (HAIR) or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Treat Troublesome Double Chin Non-Surgically with Kybella™!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 09, 2016 AT 6:20 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Is the area below your chin causing you to look heavier and older than you are? This particular part of the body is troublesome for many patients, as excess fat cells may build up over time and take away from chin definition. Also known as “submental fat,” these fat cells may prove difficult to eliminate, even with strict dieting and exercise. Excess fat underneath the chin can result in a rounder-looking jawline that contributes to a seemingly older, heavier appearance. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC is proud to offer Kybella™—the first FDA-approved injection to reduce double chin. Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers Kybella™ treatment for patients looking to improve the appearance of their jawline in as little as 30 minutes per treatment.

How Does Kybella™ Work?

The Kybella™ solution is composed of deoxycholic acid—a natural substance found in your body. Upon injection, Kybella™ begins to break down submental fat cells. Over time, your body naturally removes these fat cells from your system, resulting in youthful-looking contours around the jawline.

What Can I Expect During Kybella™ Treatment?

Kybella™ treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per session and patients can opt for submental fat reduction in the comfort of our NYC treatment rooms. During your double chin procedure, the Kybella™ solution will be carefully injected around the entire submental area to ensure balanced results. Patients may require a series of 2-6 injections for optimal results; these injections are spread out approximately one month apart. Dr. Levine will form a personalized treatment plan that best fits your individual goals and desires.

Is There Any Downtime Involved?

Kybella™ is a non-surgical procedure! As a result, patients experience virtually no downtime following treatment. You are free to return to work, as well as your daily responsibilities, immediately after your Kybella™ procedure. Minor bruising or swelling may occur after your Kybella™ treatment and should subside in the weeks following your procedure.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

Results will ultimately vary from patient to patient. However, you can expect improvements to chin and jawline definition after undergoing Kybella™ treatment. Patients usually see results in subsequent months. Moreover, Kybella™ offers long-lasting results, as submental fat cells cannot re-enter the body after being eliminated. However, it is possible for new submental fat buildups to form over time. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, complete with a proper diet and consistent exercise, to maximize their Kybella™ results following treatment.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about Kybella™, as well as our other non-surgical treatments! Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Put an End to Underarm Sweat and Odor with miraDry®!

POSTED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 AT 9:46 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Are you tired of worrying about embarrassing underarm stains or odor after a long day? The hustle and bustle of a day-to-day routine can cause you to work up a sweat, as can a few hours at the gym. In addition, stress, anxiety, and nervousness can contribute to excessive sweating. For some, underarm sweating may result in a hesitance to partake in your normal activities or wear your favorite outfits, for fear of revealing unsightly sweat stains underneath. To combat these effects, patients often apply an excessive amount of deodorant under the arms. Unfortunately, too much deodorant can also cause stains, in the form of white, chalky lines on your clothes that may make you even more self-conscious about your look.

For those suffering from underarm sweat, odor, and deodorant stains, there is finally a long-term solution! MiraDry® is the first FDA-approved treatment to put an end to armpit sweat and odor. Patients who opt for miraDry® can eliminate sweat stains under the arms and no longer need to apply deodorant! At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, Drs. Jody and Elie Levine offer miraDry® treatment to provide long-lasting sweat and odor relief.

How Does MiraDry® Work?

MiraDry® reduces armpit sweat and odor by targeting both eccrine glands (sweat-causing glands) and apocrine glands (odor-causing glands). The miraDry® system positions underarm glands closer to the surface of your skin through suctioning. Once in place, miraDry® delivers specialized miraWave™ energy to effectively eliminate odor-causing and sweat-causing glands for long-lasting results. Specialized cooling technology helps soothe the skin during your miraDry® treatment.

Why Choose MiraDry®?

MiraDry® Benefits

Procedure Details


FDA-approved to treat underarm sweating

Treatments usually last around an hour

Patients experience virtually no downtime

Eliminates unsightly armpit stains & reduces armpit odor

No general anesthesia or incisions necessary

You can return to work immediately after treatment

Achieves long-lasting results by targeting sweat & odor glands

Underarms are numbed to minimize patient discomfort

Exercise & other physical activities can be resumed after a few days

Patients no longer need to apply deodorant after undergoing miraDry® treatment

MiraDry® is equipped with cooling technology to soothe skin during treatment

Slight swelling or tenderness will subside within a week


NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about miraDry®. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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