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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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Facial Rejuvenation Solutions to Reinvigorate, Restore, & Revitalize Your Look!

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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Which Liposuction Options Are Right for You?

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

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®

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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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Know Your Breast Reconstruction Options

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?

Breast Implants

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.

Fat Transfer

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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Achieve Graceful Curves with Submental Liposuction and LazerLift!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 AT 3:11 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Advancements in technology have allowed for some of the most minimally-invasive treatments available! Patients who have concentrated pockets of excess fat can now target these areas with precision. One such location is the area underneath the chin. These excess fat cells—also known as submental fat cells—are often tough to eliminate with traditional methods of fat loss.

Cutting-edge procedures, however, have allowed for the specific targeting of these cells to reduce submental fullness. New York plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine can combine numerous procedures to achieve a graceful neck and jawline, including submental liposuction, SmartLipo, VASER® LipoSelection, and LazerLift, among others.

Submental Liposuction

Submental liposuction can target the area underneath the chin, as well as the upper neckline, to help create natural-looking contours. Patients with a moderate amount of excess fat can undergo submental liposuction to gently remove localized fat from the submental area.

Advanced Liposuction Techniques

Additionally, specialized liposuction methods can aid in crafting an elegant facial profile. VASER® LipoSelection utilizes ultrasound energy to selectively target submental fat cells, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. SmartLipo® is another minimally-invasive option that delivers controlled laser energy to firm skin and remove small pockets of fat.

LazerLift

Once excess fat is removed, Dr. Levine can sculpt the submental area to add youthful definition! LazerLift is a minimally-invasive option to tighten sagging skin for smooth curves around the chin and jawline. LazerLift uses laser technology to safely heat the area under the surface of your skin to promote tissue tightening and stimulate natural collagen production for sculpted, natural-looking results.

These are just some of our submental fat solutions! Dr. Levine will help craft a personalized treatment plan to suit your specific needs and desired results.

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 liposuctionSmartLipo®, VASER® LipoSelection, and LazerLift, 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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