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5 Options to Treat Double Chin!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015 AT 2:29 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

A graceful, contoured chin is among the most coveted physical attributes among patients, as it can promote attractiveness and inspire confidence in one’s appearance. However, there are numerous factors that can take away from jaw line definition, including age, your genetics, and obesity. Submental fat cells underneath the chin may begin to build up over time, resulting in a rounded chin-line. Moreover, neck skin may begin to droop with age, creating the appearance of excess fat under the chin. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine utilizes numerous non-surgical procedures to reduce the appearance of double chin. See which of these 5 submental fat treatments may be right for you.

SkinTyte™ To Tighten Tissues

Laser skin tightening can firm up lax neck skin that contributes to double chin. SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive laser skin tightening procedure that uses light pulses to heat the deeper layers of the skin. The laser’s heat results in the contraction of your body’s collagen fibers to produce a long-lasting firming effect, while also stimulating new collagen production in the deep dermis. The SkinTyte™ laser is applied above the neck and simultaneously provides a cooling effect on the skin’s surface during treatment to minimize patient discomfort.

Lift Sagging Skin With SmartLipo™

SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive laser skin tightening treatment that can remove tiny deposits of fat around the chin to improve contours and produce optimal skin firming results. Like SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™ utilizes heat energy to target tissues in the deep dermis and promote skin tightening, as well as the production of new collagen. Rather than treat lax neck skin above the surface, the SmartLipo™ laser is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision. Once in place, the laser begins to deliver heat to the target area, destroying fat cells and producing long-lasting skin tightening results. Patients are given a local anesthetic during their SmartLipo™ procedure to reduce discomfort.

BOTOX® To Reduce Neck Banding & Folds

BOTOX® can temporarily reduce the appearance of neck bands and folds that contribute to double chin by relaxing neck muscles. BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses that result in wrinkles and bands. As your muscles relax, the surrounding skin becomes smoother, reducing droopiness and promoting a firmer, younger-looking chin line. BOTOX® results typically last several months before follow-up treatment is required to maintain your youthful jaw line.

Eliminate Submental Fat With Kybella™

Kybella™ is the first non-invasive injection to eliminate submental fat cells from the body for a more-defined jaw line. Recently approved by the FDA, Kybella™ is made from deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that helps break down fat cells. The Kybella™ solution is administered to the area under the chin through a series of small injections spread evenly around your double chin. Once injected, Kybella™ begins targeting submental fat cells. Over time, these cells are removed from the body, offering long-lasting submental fat reduction for patients.

Submental Liposuction To Remove Excess Fat Cells

Submental liposuction can shape the neck by removing small pockets of submental fat to promote smooth contours around the jaw line. Cannulas are inserted through small incisions around the area of your double chin to gently suction excess fat cells from your body. The removal of these submental fat cells through liposuction can improve chin definition and reduce the appearance of double chin. Local anesthesia is administered during your submental liposuction procedure to minimize discomfort.

These double chin removal procedures may be combined to produce ideal results, depending on each patient’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Levine will discuss the best course of action for your double chin treatment during your consultation at our New York office.

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 SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™, BOTOX®, Kybella™, or submental liposuction. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Summer Solutions to Accentuate Facial Contours!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015 AT 10:32 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Are you unsatisfied with your facial features and looking to achieve a more refreshed appearance and enhance contours? Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers facial rejuvenation solutions that can treat a host of conditions, including loss of facial volume or definiton, hollowing, and facial folds. Our procedures can be combined depending on the needs of each patient in order to produce optimal results. NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, is dedicated to offering specialized facial rejuvenation solutions that satisfy your treatment goals. Below are just some of our innovative procedures!

Browlift – Lift Your Expression!

Over time, the skin above the brow can droop as a result of aging, heredity, stress, sun exposure, and muscle activity. This sagging skin causes wrinkles to appear around the forehead. In addition, excess skin may begin to hang over the eyelids—causing an older or even sullen look, in some cases. A browlift can lift the brow to reduce forehead wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. Patients with mild drooping may be candidates for a non-surgical browlift, which utilizes BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers to ease forehead muscles that cause a pulling of the brow. A non-surgical browlift can achieve a “lifting” effect and restore lost volume around the eyes.

Rhinoplasty – Add Shape And Balance To Your Nose!

Looking to change the size and shape of your nose? Rhinoplasty can achieve a natural-looking, symmetrical nose for a more balanced facial profile. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing issues for patients who experience functional problems, such as a deviated septum. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a viable treatment option for temporary results without extensive downtime; this non-surgical method utilizes dermal fillers to correct nose size and shape to add balance.

Chin Augmentation – Enhancements For A Sculpted Chin!

A defined chin can be one of the most noticeable components of your overall facial profile. Enhancements to the shape and size of your chin can accentuate surrounding facial features. A chin augmentation uses chin implants to improve overall chin and jawline porportion. Patients seeking a less-invasive alternative may explore non-surgical chin augmentation options using dermal fillers to reshape the chin and promote contouring.

NY 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 a browlift, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or non-surgical treatments, 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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Blepharoplasty & Non-Surgical Summer Repairs for Wrinkles!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015 AT 7:18 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Summer’s in full swing, which means you want to look your best! While this is the time to enjoy the warm weather, too much sun may be contributing to facial wrinkling and lax skin. Squinting into the summer sun can create or worsen conditions like under eye bags, drooping lids, and crow’s feet. Here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine offers blepharoplasty, along with dermal fillers, to rejuvenate all areas of the face and achieve a younger-looking you.

Eliminate Under Eye Bags And Drooping Eyelids!

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can correct lax or excess skin around the eyes. Using the latest surgical techniques, our NYC plastic surgeon can achieve extremely precise results by either removing or repositioning loose skin and fat near the upper or lower eyelids. Correcting any bagging, hollowing, or bulging can give a smooth, youthful appearance and restore the eyes to a more natural-looking and vibrant state. Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, laser skin resurfacing, or browlift, to ensure the best results.

Improve Skin Texture And Replenish Lost Facial Volume!

Does your appearance make you look older than you actually feel? Factors like overexposure to sunlight, aging, and facial expressions can lead to increased facial wrinkling, hollows, and lines that may result in a worn appearance. A gradual loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin can lead to increased laxity and large creases.

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers a variety of non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate skin! Conditions such as crow’s feet, facial wrinkling, and loss of facial volume or skin texture can be addressed with various treatment options, as there is no specific treatment method for each condition. Rather, Dr. Elie Levine provides personalized solutions to fit each patient’s individual needs and may utilize a combination of different facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve optimal results. The following are just some of our innovative facial rejuvenation solutions.

BOTOX can relax facial lines and smooth creases around the forehead, eyes, and mouth, among others. Different treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, can be used to treat your specific needs.

Laser skin resurfacing is another non-surgical solution to worn skin! Laser skin resurfacing can be used to target both the surface layer of skin and underlying layers. Dr. Elie Levine uses the PicoSure® laser to deliver precise laser treatment that encourages the growth of fresh skin cells and increases natural collagen production within the body.

Dermal fillers can improve skin texture and restore lost facial volume. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid—a natural sugar found in the body—to add volume to facial folds, smooth wrinkles, and correct hollows to restore a youthful appearance.

NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about blepharoplasty, dermal fillers, and 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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Cosmetic Injectables to Redefine Your Expression!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015 AT 3:19 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Spring is on the horizon and it’s time to rejuvenate your expression! As we age, our skin begins to produce less of the necessary proteins and sugars to maintain a youthful complexion. As skin starts to thin and lose elasticity, wrinkles begin to appear. External factors like sun exposure and the environment can also slow the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid—leaving you wanting to cover up your expression. Did you know that there is a solution? Cosmetic injectables can produce results with no scarring or stiches and virtually no downtime. Here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, our fillers can revitalize any part of your face, from your eyes to your jawline.

Add Youthfulness To Your Expression

Suffering from under eye hollowness? Loss of volume under the eye occurs with aging, resulting in the appearance of sunken eyes that can prevent you from looking your best. Belotero adds volume and fills hollows to produce a more refreshed and youthful look!

Restore Volume To Your Cheeks

Your cheeks can also suffer from loss of volume. The appearance of cheek lines can make your face appear hollow and worn. Voluma XC is designed to work in the deeper layers of the upper cheeks to add firmness and volume to gaunt areas. Patients can also combine Voluma with Sculptra treatment, which is designed to encourage new collagen production in the cheeks to reinforce your skin’s firmness!

Volumize Your Lips

Consider Juvederm for a full pout. Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid—a natural substance produced by the body that is responsible for keeping your face hydrated and looking fresh. A few injections can produce plump lips to accentuate your expression!

Define Your Jawline

A strong jaw commands confidence and attention. Our Radiesse treatment not only replaces lost volume in the jaw and chin, but it also rebuilds the structure of these areas with natural collagen found in the body! Radiesse is one of the longest lasting fillers and can add fullness for a sculpted, more defined jawline.

Our variety of cosmetic injectables can revitalize any part of your expression. With regular appointments, you can keep your appearance looking fresh for years to come! 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 our Belotero, Voluma XC, Sculptra, Juvederm, and Radiesse treatments, as well as any of our other cosmetic injectables. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Treat Yourself to Non-Surgical Procedures!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 10:01 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

When considering various procedures to restore your youth, scalpels, stitches, and long recoveries are often what comes to mind. With today’s advances, however, the invasiveness and recovery associated with traditional procedures is no more! At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers tricks of the trade to correct signs of aging on your face, hands, and lips without any downtime. One of the most requested procedures at our practice is dermal fillers. Some may not realize it, but with the array of cosmetic injectables available, there’s a filler for almost all of your anti-aging needs, even the less common ones, such as gummy smile, smoker’s lines, and boney hands. 

Gummy Smile Correction & Dimpling

Botox® Cosmetic is often referenced as an injection to relax muscles, smooth wrinkles and eliminate fine lines.  This natural, purified protein, however, can treat much more. Used by plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and dentists alike, Botox® is injected into a patient’s upper lip muscles to alleviate signs of a gummy smile.  The treatment relaxes the lips so less gum is exposed, for a more evenly distributed, beautiful smile. Another uncommon use for Botox® is the treatment of a dimpled chin.  Dimpling is usually caused by an overactive mentalis muscle. With precise injection of this filler, the muscle is relaxed and the dimple becomes less apparent.


Like Botox, cosmetic injectables, such as Belotero and Radiesse, are known for their wrinkle reduction and volumizing powers, utilizing hyaluronic acid (HA) or calcium minerals, depending on the filler.  Radiesse, specifically, uses calcium-based microspheres to replenish lost volume. This filler is highly effective for treating lost volume in the hands. Eliminating their worn, skeletal appearance, Radiesse revives the youth in your hands.

Smoker’s Line

Belotero uses a cross-linked hyaluronic acid to smoothen wrinkles commonly referred to as smoker’s lines. Belotero’s unique HA formula allows for the treatment of delicate lines and wrinkles, such as the lines around the pucker. The results from Belotero can be seen immediately and will reduce signs of aging around your lips.

Cosmetic fillers are constantly evolving and increasing in their uses as medical technology continues to advance. 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 the uses for dermal fillers. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 


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