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POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2015 AT 9:27 AM by Dr. Elie Levine
Looking to restore a youthful glow to your facial profile? As we get older, our age inevitably starts to catch up to our appearance in one form or another. Facial tissues begin to sag, leaving creases and folds that contribute to a worn look. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, Dr. Elie Levine specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures to improve facial contours and definition for natural-looking results. Below are just a few of our facial surgery solutions that can be combined to achieve a more youthful you!
Reinvigorate The Eyes
Eyelid surgery can lift the eyelids back to a natural position in order to improve the appearance of your gaze. Also known as blepharoplasty, this facial rejuvenation technique removes excess or sagging skin around the eyes to restore youthful contours to the upper lids. Patients who suffer from under-eye bags, puffiness, or hooding around the eyelids can opt for blepharoplasty to reduce the appearance of these troublesome issues. Combining a facelift with a blepharoplasty will enhance your results and create facial harmony.
Restore Facial Contours
Facelift surgery targets loose and sagging skin around all areas of the face. A facelift can smooth wrinkles and deep creases by elevating soft tissue and tightening lax skin. Jowls can also be corrected through facelift surgery. Undergoing a facelift and fat transfer can restore volume and improve facial definition for long-term results.
Replenish Jaw Line Definition
Many patients consider the chin a cosmetic concern. A receding jaw line can result in a rounded facial profile. Chin implant surgery can add definition to the chin for a prominent-looking jaw line that inspires confidence. Chin implants can be shaped and sized according to your specific goals and desires, allowing for chin augmentation results that enhance your individual facial profile. Placing a chin implant in combination with a neck lift will produce a more balanced and complete youthful appearance.
Revitalize The Neck Line
If your neck is affected by aging in the form of drooping skin and neck bands, a neck lift may be a viable option for you. Neck lift surgery can tighten lax and sagging neck skin to create a defined neck line. Undergoing a neck lift can complement blepharoplasty, facelift and chin augmentation results, while cosmetic fillers can add temporary volume to areas of the neck without undergoing surgery.
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 eyelid surgery, facelift, chin augmentation, and neck lift, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AT 10:34 AM by Dr. Jody Levine
Is unsightly sweat keeping you from enjoying your favorite clothing or social gatherings with confidence? Underarm sweating can result in embarrassing wetness and odor, as well as rashes or irritation. Additionally, for many, combating sweating with deodorant may leave white antiperspirant stains on clothes, impacting self-esteem. Patients may be hesitant to wear their favorite outfits for fear of unattractive stains caused by both underarm sweat and excessive use of deodorant. Moreover, excessive sweating can result in unwanted stress, leading to further perspiration.
However, did you know there is a long-term solution to underarm sweating? Introducing miraDry®: the first FDA-approved treatment to eliminate the burdensome effects of armpit sweating, as well as the need for deodorant. Here at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, is proud to offer this non-surgical procedure for those looking to say goodbye to underarm sweat and antiperspirant.
How MiraDry® Works:
MiraDry® is specially designed to eliminate excess sweat glands under the arms that cause perspiration. The miraDry® system uses focused miraWave™ energy to gradually destroy sweat glands during treatment. First, the miraDry® hand-piece is applied to the skin and uses suctioning to position perspiration glands closer to the skin’s surface. Once sweat glands are optimally positioned, the miraDry® system sends waves of concentrated energy to the armpit area, while simultaneously providing a cooling sensation to minimize pain or discomfort. As sweat glands are exposed to the miraWave™ energy, they are gradually eliminated.
Why Undergo MiraDry® Treatment?
MiraDry® can effectively destroy both eccrine glands (perspiration-causing glands) and apocrine glands (odor-causing glands)—making miraDry® an ideal procedure for patients suffering from sweat stains and/or odor. After undergoing miraDry® treatment, patients no longer need to apply deodorant! Additionally, miraDry® can remove troublesome armpit hair, as hair follicles are also targeted during the procedure.
How Long Does MiraDry® Last?
MiraDry® is shown to provide long-lasting sweat relief because excess sweat glands are permanently removed during the procedure. However, individual results vary by patient. Dr. Levine will discuss your specific goals to create an ideal treatment schedule that will yield 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 miraDry®. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 AT 10:24 AM by Dr. Elie Levine
With winter around the corner, it’s time to cover up. As the arctic air and blowing snow arrives, people take refuge in layers of thermals and heavy coats to protect themselves from the winter chill. This may be a perfect opportunity for those considering a body sculpting procedure. The winter months allow for ample time to recover from liposuction before the summer arrives! But how do you know which form of liposuction is right for you? Below are some of the liposuction methods we utilize here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC. These liposuction options can treat a variety of areas, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and more!
Tumescent Liposuction and Super Wet Liposuction
When undergoing tumescent liposuction, a solution is injected into the treatment area to reduce patient discomfort and to prepare the area for fat removal. Upon injection, the targeted area becomes firm and makes fat cells easier and safer to suction. Cannulas are then inserted to begin gently removing fat from the area, often without the need for general anesthesia. Those looking to selectively target areas of fat can do so with tumescent liposuction.
Super wet liposuction is similar to tumescent liposuction in that it uses a specialized solution to treat the target area. However, super wet liposuction uses a smaller volume injected than the tumescent liposuction technique (approximately half the amount of solution).
Power Assisted Liposuction
Power assisted liposuction (PAL) uses a specialized electric device to create an oscillating cannula so that fat can be easily suctioned. This is very effective when treating larger areas.
SmartLipo® is an advanced liposuction technique utilizing laser technology to remove stubborn pockets of fat while promoting skin tightening. SmartLipo® is ideal for targeting smaller concentrations of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. The SmartLipo® laser can liquefy fat before being suctioned out. Additionally, the laser’s heat stimulates collagen growth to reinforce skin structure and produce a tightening effect.
VASER® LipoSelection uses ultrasound technology to precisely target localized areas of fat. VASER® LipoSelection sends ultrasound energy to the affected area, making it easier to remove fat. Like SmartLipo®, VASER® LipoSelection also yields skin tightening results in the months following your VASER® procedure.
These liposuction techniques can be combined in order to achieve optimal results! Additionally, liposuction may be utilized alongside both surgical and non-surgical body sculpting or facial rejuvenation procedures to meet the needs of each patient.
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 tumescent liposuction, super wet liposuction, power assisted liposuction, SmartLipo®, and VASER® LipoSelection, as well as our other body sculpting procedures! Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 AT 4:45 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women, and approximately one in eight women will be affected over the course of their lives. Additionally, thousands of men develop breast cancer each year. Breast Cancer Awareness Month not only reminds us of those who have been diagnosed and have fought breast cancer so bravely, but it also raises awareness about options following surgery that many women may not realize are available. The decision to undergo breast reconstruction after breast cancer is an important decision in the recovery process for many survivors. There are numerous questions that need to be considered when undergoing a breast reconstruction procedure post-mastectomy to determine the best option for you.
What Are My Options?
Patients can choose from three types of breast implants: silicone gel implants, saline implants, and gummy implants. All three of these options come in different implant shapes for natural-looking results, including round and teardrop-shaped implants. A tissue expander is used to slowly stretch the skin and muscle in order to create a pocket in which to place your breast implant.
Tissue Flap Surgery
Tissue flap surgery utilizes skin, muscle, and fat from your body to produce a more natural-looking appearance. Tissue flaps can be taken from a variety of areas, including the back and abdomen. While the tissue flap method can produce more realistic-looking results, it is important to know that these procedures are more invasive—requiring more downtime after surgery.
Autologous fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is another breast reconstruction procedure that harvests fat cells from other parts of your body to recreate a breast. This fat is carefully collected to ensure survival during the transfer. Once processed, these cells are injected into the breast area.
What Results Can I Expect?
All three of these procedures can produce natural-looking results and help restore the appearance of breasts. Depending on the procedure, it may take weeks, or even months, for your final results to take shape. Once they are achieved, however, they are long-lasting.
Breast plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine will sit down and discuss each breast reconstruction option with you in order to create a treatment plan to achieve natural-looking results that fit your goals and desires.
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 your breast reconstruction options. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2015 AT 9:34 AM by Dr. Jody Levine
The summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the sultry sun failed to leave its mark. Symptoms of sun damage, such as redness and uneven pigmentation, are often undesirable after-effects of a summer well spent. Though the face is most equated with sun damage, your entire body is prone to the effects of ultraviolet rays. Repeated exposure to the sun can break down collagen—causing fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers different laser and light-based therapies that are designed to improve skin tone and keep skin looking rejuvenated!
Laser skin resurfacing treats sun damage with revolutionary laser technology! Utilizing the PicoSure® Laser, this procedure delivers precise bursts of energy to the affected area without damaging surrounding skin cells. The PicoSure® Laser resurfaces your skin, allowing fresh skin cells to grow—improving skin texture and pigmentation. The laser’s energy also stimulates collagen production below the surface of your skin; this new collagen provides firmness and elasticity to round out your smooth new look. Laser skin resurfacing can be performed on multiple areas of the body as well, including the face, chest, arms, hands, and legs, among others.
Light therapies can also be utilized to treat the medical effects of sun damage—and not only the cosmetic effects. Photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive procedure that uses a photosensitizing topical medication and a light to target certain skin cells that show signs of damage. First, a photosensitizing solution is applied to the area of uneven pigmentation. The solution is absorbed by damaged skin cells being targeted. The area is then exposed to light, which activates the photosensitizing solution and destroys the precancerous or cancerous sun-damaged cells. The majority of patients require 1 treatment, with annual touch-ups as needed. Patients are required to avoid sun exposure for 48 hours after undergoing photodynamic therapy.
BroadBand Light photorejuvenation (BBL) delivers powerful pulses of broadband light energy to sun-damaged skin. This energy breaks up excess pigments to create smooth, even skin tone. Additionally, heat pulses from BBL photorejuvenation encourage normal collagen production for continuing results in the months following BBL 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 laser skin resurfacing, photodynamic therapy, and BBL photorejuvenation, as well as our other sun damage treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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