Types Of Liposuction – Know Your Options!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2017 AT 5:51 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

There are a variety of minimally invasive liposuction techniques available to sculpt the body! Each of these lipo procedures can treat stubborn fat for natural-looking results. Liposuction can target multiple areas of the body, including the neck, chin, breasts, arms, back, midsection, legs, and thighs. At NYC Lipo, we offer multiple modalities to best fit your liposuction goals, including laser lipo, ultrasound liposuction, radio frequency lipo, and non-surgical liposuction. Learn more about our liposuction techniques below.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction utilizes a specialized numbing fluid to prepare the treatment area(s) for liposuction. The tumescent technique can reduce patient discomfort helping patients stay active. Tumescent lipo can treat both smaller and larger areas of stubborn fat.

Super Wet Liposuction

During super wet liposuction, a small amount of numbing solution (approximately half of the fluid used during tumescent liposuction) is injected into the treatment area(s). Super wet lipo can result in faster procedure times for patients. The super wet technique can be used for all areas of the body.

Power Assisted Liposuction

Power assisted liposuction can remove dense clusters of stubborn fat using a vibrating cannula. This cannula uses quick oscillations to break apart fat cells and can be extremely effective when treating larger areas of the body, such as the back or midsection.


SmartLipo® is an innovative laser liposuction technique that can remove smaller fat deposits with precision. SmartLipo® sends laser heat energy to the treatment area, eliminating excess fat cells and tightening loose skin for a firmer-looking result.

VASER® LipoSelection

VASER® LipoSelection utilizes ultrasound technology to remove stubborn fat. During treatment, VASER® energy is delivered to the target area(s), separating unwanted fat cells from surrounding tissue and eliminating them. VASER® LipoSelection can also encourage the contraction of collagen fibers below the skin, leading to skin tightening benefits.


BodyTite™ combines radio frequency technology and liposuction to tighten lax skin and remove small amounts of stubborn fat. During your BodyTite™ procedure, radio frequency energy liquefies fat cells, tightens fibrous tissues, and encourages collagen production to achieve a slimmer, firmer result.


SculpSure™ is a non-invasive lipo technique that can remove fat pockets without undergoing surgery. SculpSure™ sends hyperthermic laser energy to the body using specialized applicators that are placed over the treatment site. Laser energy disrupts fat cells, resulting in their gradual removal from the body. SculpSure™ requires no downtime or recovery and patients can resume their daily activities immediately.

NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and the staff at NYC Lipo welcome any questions you may have about tumescent liposuction, super wet lipo, power assisted liposuction, SmartLipo®, VASER® LipoSelection, BodyTite™, or SculpSure™, as well as our other body contouring treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Comprehensive Cellulite Options To Combat Dimpling!

POSTED ON MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016 AT 10:58 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Cellulite is often one of the top summer skin care concerns for patients. This condition is caused by structural issues in the skin’s lower layers and can result in unsightly dimpling around the lower body. Cellulite forms as underlying tissues contract and fat pockets become herniated, leading to uneven texture. Cellulite is more prevalent in women; however, men can also be affected. Factors like aging and weight gain can further accentuate the effects of cellulite. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we utilize a comprehensive approach when treating cellulite. Dr. Elie Levine can combine innovative laser cellulite treatments, lipo techniques, and fat grafting to improve skin structure and achieve a smoother, natural-looking appearance.


Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive laser cellulite procedure that addresses stiff, fibrous tissue beneath the skin, as well as subsurface fat. The Cellulaze™ laser releases connective tissues that cause the herniation of fat pockets. Additionally, Cellulaze™ also promotes skin tightening benefits, as laser heat energy encourages collagen production to enhance skin elasticity around the legs, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction can complement your Cellulaze™ procedure by sculpting the surrounding treatment area(s). Small deposits of fat are carefully removed from the body to achieve firmer curves. Dr. Levine can selectively contour the lower body using minimally invasive lipo techniques.

Fat Grafting

Dr. Levine may also combine fat grafting with Cellulaze™ and laser liposuction to improve skin texture. Natural fat transfer uses your body’s own fat cells to enhance volume around the treatment area(s). Dr. Levine can use liposuction to take excess fat from a donor area and then reinject these natural fat cells into the legs, thighs, buttocks, or midsection to add smoothness. Fat grafting can volumize the target area after cellulite treatment and reduce irregularities.

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 Cellulaze™, laser liposuction, and fat grafting, 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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Liposuction Treatment Areas For Men – Achieve A Firmer Physique!

POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016 AT 5:30 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Are you looking to achieve a firmer, more-masculine physique this summer? Despite your best efforts, stubborn fat may be getting in the way of hard-earned results. Certain problem areas are extremely difficult to slim, no matter how much time you spend at the gym. Excess fat under the chin, as well as fat pockets around the midsection or back, can take away from youthful definition. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we understand that certain problem areas may be preventing you from achieving an athletic-looking body. We offer a variety of liposuction treatments to trim fat and enhance body contours.

Improve Jawline Definition

A defined jawline is among the most-coveted physical attributes, as a strong chin can enhance the entire facial profile. Submental liposuction targets excess fat underneath the chin to accentuate your jawline. These fat pockets often lead to the appearance of a double chin, which can result in a rounder-looking facial profile. Small cannulas are inserted under the skin to gently suction-out fat cells from the neck area. Additionally, technology-based liposuction techniques, including SmartLipo® and VASER® LipoSelection, can promote skin tightening by heating collagen fibers beneath the surface. These lipo procedures can achieve a more-defined chin line for patients. Additionally, submental liposuction can be combined with facial rejuvenation procedures, including a facelift or necklift, for a younger-looking appearance.

Eliminate Male Breasts For A Masculine-Looking Chest

For men suffering from gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, lipo procedures can be used to help sculpt a firmer chest. Gynecomastia may result from obesity or genetics and is difficult to reduce through diet and exercise alone. During male breast reduction, excess fat can be removed with liposuction to improve chest definition. Traditional liposuction options, including tumescent lipo, super wet liposuction, and power assisted lipo, as well as technology-driven liposuction, can be used during this procedure. Gynecomastia surgery can also be combined to remove or re-drape excess chest tissue, reducing the size of male breasts. Together, these body sculpting techniques can promote an athletic-looking chest.

Enhance Back Contours

Back liposuction can remove stubborn fat from the upper, mid, and lower parts of your back to enhance contours. Liposuction can also eliminate mid-back bulges and lower back pockets. Depending on your individual treatment, either traditional liposuction or technology-based lipo may be utilized. Your plastic surgeon may also recommend back lift surgery to tighten lax back skin and promote sleek shoulders and back muscles.

Firm The Midsection And Flanks

The abdomen and flanks are among the most-troublesome areas for patients, as buildups of localized fat deposits often result in love handles at the waist. Abdominal liposuction is designed to remove stubborn belly fat and bulging. Eliminating excess fat from the abdominals and oblique muscles can promote a flatter-looking stomach. Additionally, a tummy tuck can surgically tighten abdominal muscles that have become weakened or stretched due to weight gain or substantial weight loss.

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 submental liposuctionmale breast reduction, back lipo, and abdominal liposuction, 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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Get Bikini-Ready With These Body Contouring Procedures!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016 AT 3:00 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Bikini season is almost here! Are you ready to hit the beach? Or are there certain aspects of your physique that you’d like to improve upon before trying on your bikini? Dr. Elie Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers a variety of different body contouring procedures that can tighten loose skin, remove excess fat, and improve definition. Patients can target the breasts, midsection, thighs, and buttocks for a firmer-looking physique with these treatments!

Enhance The Breasts

Patients now have more breast enhancement options available to them than ever before. Breast augmentation can increase the size of your breasts through breast implants, while a breast lift can provide a youthful-looking lift to your bust. Additionally, fat transfer can be combined with these breast enhancement procedures to correct asymmetries in size or shape using your body’s natural fat.

Tummy Tuck For A Tighter-Looking Abdomen

Even with consistent diet and exercise, bulging around the midsection may persist, due to lax skin or stretched stomach muscles. Tummy tuck surgery can carefully remove excess skin around the abdomen, while also tightening stomach muscles that have become weakened due to weight gain or pregnancy.

Remove Fat From The Stomach & Flanks

Liposuction can target troublesome love handles around the stomach and flanks. These small pockets of fat are often difficult for patients to remove through traditional weight loss methods. Our technology-based liposuction techniques, including SmartLipo™, VASER® LipoSelection, and SculpSure™, can slim love handles, stomach bulges, and more, while also promoting skin tightening for firmer-looking results.

Reshape The Thighs

Thigh lift surgery can address sagging thighs to achieve a shapelier lower body. During a thigh lift, loose skin around the inner and outer thighs is carefully excised and re-draped for balanced results. Thigh lift surgery can also reduce the appearance of skin rashes caused by chafing at the inner thighs.

Buttocks Augmentation For Firmer Glutes

There are two approaches to creating a well-rounded buttocks: accentuating gluteal curves and lifting the buttocks to a more youthful position. Buttocks augmentation combines fat grafting and surgical techniques to achieve firmer-looking glutes. Buttocks fat transfer utilizes your body’s own fat cells to add natural-looking volume, while a gluteal lift reshapes and removes excess tissue for a more defined buttocks.

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 breast augmentation, tummy tuckliposuction, thigh lift surgery, and buttocks augmentation, 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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Regain Your Pre-Pregnancy Curves with a Mommy Makeover!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016 AT 5:30 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Pregnancy is a wonderful, life-changing moment for mothers, as the birth of a child can bring unbridled happiness to one’s life. Following pregnancy, however, many women realize that their bodies are not what they once were. Abdominal muscles may become weakened or lax, while breasts can lose youthful volume over time. Pregnancy may also affect the texture of your skin, resulting in the development of stretch marks, red spots, or hair growth. Here at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we provide Mommy Makeover surgery for mothers who want to restore youthful definition to the body post-pregnancy! Our New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, can combine different forms of treatment to target a variety of areas and meet your specific aesthetic goals.

Tighten Abdominal Muscles With A Tummy Tuck

Mommy Makeover patients often have weakened abdominal muscles that have become stretched due to pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery can create a firmer-looking, flatter midsection. Also known as abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck removes excess skin from the abdomen, while also tightening lax stomach muscles, creating a natural-looking, defined midsection.

Improve Breast Shape & Size

Both pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in drooping breasts, as well as volume loss. Breast lift surgery aims to lift sagging breasts to a symmetrical, youthful-looking position. Additionally, breast augmentation uses either breast implants or natural fat transfer to volumize breasts. Breast implants come in numerous shapes and sizes to fit in with your individual profile, while fat transfer uses your body’s natural fat to restore breast definition.

Liposuction To Remove Fat From The Entire Body

Liposuction can be utilized for patients struggling to trim stubborn layers of fat around the body. Liposuction precisely removes fat deposits for long-lasting results. Patients can target the neck, flanks, abdomen, back, arms, legs, thighs, and more to improve contours. We offer a variety of minimally invasive and non-invasive lipo techniques, including traditional and laser-based liposuction treatments, to achieve natural-looking results.

Laser Treatments For Smooth-Looking Skin

Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, combines numerous laser treatments to achieve younger-looking skin. After pregnancy, prominent stretchmarks often form. These stretchmarks are difficult to treat with traditional creams or ointments. Laser treatments can reduce the appearance of these stretch marks while also tightening skin. Additionally, lasers are effective at treating red spots, known as cherry angiomas, as well as rosacea. Patients struggling with hair growth as a result of post-pregnancy hormones can opt for laser hair removal to eliminate unsightly hair follicles at the root. Together, these laser therapy treatments can produce smooth, natural-looking results for Mommy Makeover patients.

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 Mommy Makeover surgery, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, and laser treatments, as well as our other procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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