Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Reduce Signs of Aging With Facial Rejuvenation in NYC

POSTED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014 AT 4:49 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Your facial appearance says a lot about you. It can create a level of attractiveness, expose feelings of happiness, sadness, or excitement, and unfortunately, show your age. As we go through life, we grow older, but fortunately, we can combat signs of aging at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, offers treatments to combat signs of facial aging, allowing you to display the youth you still feel. These procedures range from temporary injectables to the customized facelift, each procedure designed to produce subtle changes with beautiful results.

If you’re in search of adding a little extra volume to your face, but feel you’re not in need of surgical treatments, cosmetic injectables may be the right choice for you. With a variety of methods available, including BOTOX, Radiesse, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, Belotero, and Sculptra, cosmetic injectables can treat nearly any facial area in need of volume, including:

  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Jawline
  • Temples

Fillers are able to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed. Plus, when regularly using an injectable such as BOTOX, you may be able to slow the progression of creases and wrinkles, a keen benefit for those in their early 30s and beyond. The results from these fillers can last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years, depending on your treatment choice. However, if you prefer a longer lasting method for facial rejuvenation, a surgical facelift may be the choice for you.

Facelift surgery can be custom designed to treat the areas experiencing wrinkling, sagging, and loss of definition. Our plastic surgeon will individualize your facelift to restore the natural balance of your face, creating long-lasting, natural-looking results that can turn back the clock on your face! During a facelift in NYC, the connective tissue beneath the skin is elevated and repositioned to create a more youthful position. Excess skin is then removed to restore a firmer, smoother appearance. Fat transfer is often integrated to add aesthetic benefits to this procedure. Recovery from facelift surgery can take 1 to 2 weeks. The results from a facelift are permanent, and our plastic surgeon takes extra care to ensure all incisions are hidden within the hairline or natural creases, allowing for virtually scar-free, beautiful results. If you don’t have the time for an extended recovery from a traditional facelift, but are still looking for a long-lasting results, Dr. Levine offers LazerLift, a minimally invasive, laser face and neck lift.

LazerLift in New York is an innovative, no stitches method for facial rejuvenation that provides outstanding results. This procedure works by using targeted laser energy to deeply heat the skin. The heat promotes tissue coagulation, resulting in a skin tightening effect. Your skin will continue to tighten for months following the procedure. LazerLift will lift the lower face and neck, smoothen wrinkles, reduce sagging, eliminate “turkey neck,” restore jawline definition, and add contour to the neckline.  Results from LazerLift are long-lasting, and unlike traditional facelift techniques, LazerLift requires very little downtime.

Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC can help you determine which facial rejuvenation treatment is right for you. For more information on cosmetic injectables, facelifts, and LazerLift, please contact our New York City officer at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.

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Beat the Summer Heat with Minimally Invasive Treatments

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014 AT 5:15 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Summer is in full swing! Although the warm, summer sun baking on your body is a welcomed part of the season, it may be having some unwelcoming affects, such as revealing excessive sweating and unwanted hair growth usually covered by garments. Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers minimally invasive procedures to eliminate sweating and remove unwanted hair growth. These procedures are a solution to help you look and feel better for summer!

Botox for Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, can affect your underarms, the palms of your hands, and the soles of your feet. Not only is excessive sweating embarrassing, it can also cause rashes, stain clothing, and make social gatherings a stressful occurrence. Although you may sweat most of the time, the summer season brings warmer weather, increasing the occurrences and intensity of sweating. Our dermatologist, Dr. Levine, performs Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis. This natural, purified protein is injected into affected areas. Botox blocks the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate sweat glands and thereby stops the production of sweat. The procedure is outpatient, lasting only twenty minutes and requires zero downtime. The treatment will initially need to be repeated a few times a year, but within time, the frequency of treatments will decrease.

Laser Hair Removal

Shaving, plucking, and waxing are common methods of hair removal that are time consuming, ineffective, and leave your skin feeling soft for only a short period of time. Using a laser-emitted, pulsated light, laser hair removal is able to absorb the pigment in the hair, transmitted all the way down to the root. The heat produced by the laser damages the unwanted hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth. Laser hair removal is often used by women to decrease hair growth in the legs, armpits, face, and bikini line, allowing for a more flawless appearance and eliminating ingrowns. Laser hair removal is virtually painless, with the laser treatment described as a “pin prick” or “prickling”. Results from laser hair removal vary, and a series of multiple treatments are required to achieve long lasting results.

We can help you look and feel more confident for summer with minimally invasive laser hair removal in NYC and Botox Hyperhidrosis treatment! 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 these treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 

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Tummy Tuck NYC: Tighten Your Core

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 09, 2014 AT 5:47 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

A strong core is important to your health, physique, and overall well-being. The appearance of a strong core can only be obtained with a strict workout routine. Even if you’re considering a tummy tuck in NYC to remove areas of excess skin and tighten core muscles, performing core strengthening exercises can help produce head turning results a tummy tuck is unable to replicate. By exercising to tighten your core before a tummy tuck, you’re ensuring maximum results from your surgery.  Developing a routine of core exercises before your tummy tuck can only benefit your health and appearance. Our NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC has tips to tighten your core pre and post tummy tuck to prepare your body for surgery and ensure the best possible results.

Upper Abs: Crunches and sit ups are commonly recommended to strengthen your upper core. Although a very basic exercise, crunches can increase strength in your upper core. To increase difficulty and effectiveness of a crush, you can add additional work out tools, such as dumbbells for your arms, or a swiss ball for additional stretching.

Lower Abs: Doing leg raises can help strengthen and shape your lower core. Although you may be familiar with doing hanging leg raises in the gym, lying leg raises at home have a similar affect. If you have a bench to lay on, letting your legs hang free will increase your range of motion.

Oblique: Twists are often recommended to strengthen your obliques. These abdominal exercises are often accompanied by a dumbbell, twisting side to side with it in hand. If you’re looking to add to your work out, raising your feet off the ground will add additional strengthening.

If you’re having a tummy tuck, our plastic surgeon recommends refraining from strenuous exercises such as the above for at least 6 weeks post-surgery. By performing these exercises after this downtime period, in combination with the core tightening performed by Dr. Levine, your core will be stronger and more toned! Dr. Elie Levine and his staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about tummy tightening exercises or tummy tucks in NYC. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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Enjoy Easy Summer Fixes Without the Downtime!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 AT 2:37 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

It’s summer! With weddings, pool parties, graduations, BBQs, and other celebrations approaching, it’s time for you to look your best, so you can feel your best, at these gatherings. As these events draw near, there’s little time available for the rest required of extensive plastic surgeries, such as facelifts or eyelifts.  Our Dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers dermal fillers in NYC for an easy and fast fix. These fillers, often referred to as “liquid facelifts,” add volume and definition to areas that need some revitalization.

As we age, our bodies begin to lose hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in our bodies. The loss of this sugar causes a depletion of volume and definition in areas of our face. Fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, use this sugar to regain definition and restore volume to areas in need of reinvigoration. These hyaluronic acid fillers last approximately six months. If you’re looking for a longer lasting filler, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC also offers Radiesse.

Unique from other fillers, Radiesse stimulates the production of the body’s natural collagen, increasing the filler’s effects to a year or more. Radiesse in New York City  contains calcium hydroxylapatite, a naturally occurring substance found in your body to help rebuild your skin’s foundation. 

How do I know which dermal filler is right for me?

Depending on your desired results, our dermatologist can help you decide the best treatment choice for your needs. Each filler is used to treat specific trouble areas:

Filler Jaw Definition Volume to Cheeks Smoothen Wrinkles Volume to Chin Volume to Hands Volume to Temples Reduce Hollows Under Eyes Plump Lips
Juvederm Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Radiesse Yes Yes Yes Yes   Yes    
Restylane   Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes
Perlane Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes    

Dermal fillers are a fast, safe, and non-surgical way to restore volume and definition to your face and other areas. As you’re enjoying this summer taking your beach vacation or attending a friendly BBQ, look and feel your best with a little help from our dermatologist. Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about dermal fillers in New York City. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

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BBL Photofacial Before & After Results!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 AT 10:03 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

BBL Photofacial offers amazing results! Check out these amazing results by our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine. Erase the most noticeable signs of aging and even out skin tone with the advanced technology of a BBL Photofacial.

Learn more about BBL photofacials

Dr. Jody Levine and her staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about BBL photofacial in New York. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.


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