Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC
POSTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 06, 2017 AT 2:52 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Cellulite is often a top cosmetic concern for patients. Cellulite refers to the herniation of fat cells beneath your skin, which can result in unsightly dimpling. Cellulite is more common in women, but men can also be affected. Despite popular misconceptions, cellulite cannot be treated by simply removing unwanted fat; it takes a comprehensive approach and different techniques.
At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, leading plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine can address the underlying causes of cellulite using Cellulaze™ treatment, as well as a combination of subcision, liposuction, and fat transfer techniques. Learn more about these cellulite solutions below!
Cellulaze™ is an innovative minimally invasive treatment for cellulite that utilizes laser technology to achieve a smoother-looking complexion. Laser heat energy is delivered to the target area, disrupting herniated fat pockets below the skin. Next, the Cellulaze™ laser releases fibrous tissue bands that cause bulging.
Additionally, Cellulaze™ can stimulate the production of new collagen fibers for enhanced firmness and elasticity. Cellulaze™ can achieve long-lasting cellulite reduction with minimal recovery time.
Subcision, Liposuction, & Fat Transfer
Subcision, liposuction, and fat grafting work together to improve skin texture and reduce cellulite. During this comprehensive cellulite treatment, a small needle is used to release the fibrous bands that contribute to dimpling. Additionally, liposuction can remove small amounts of excess fat around the target area to enhance contours. Fat transfer injections can add volume to the area and smooth asymmetries for long-lasting 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 cellulite treatment, liposuction, fat transfer, or Cellulaze™, 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!
Smartlipo New York
Skin Tightening New York
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 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 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!
Lipo And Tummy Tuck NYC
POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 AT 3:40 PM by Dr. Jody Levine
May is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is one of the most widespread cancers, affecting millions of people each year. Skin cancer can stem from genetics, overexposure to the sun, excessive tanning, and environmental factors. Often, skin cancer can be efficiently treated if caught early. It is important for patients to have a board-certified dermatologist examine any atypical moles or suspicious growths. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, our dermatologists can properly diagnose and treat different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
Skin Cancer Prevention
Perhaps the most effective way to reduce your risk of skin cancer is to limit and monitor your sun exposure. You should always apply sunscreen (even on cloudy days) and try to cover up your skin under long sleeves or a hat if you are going to be in the sun for an extended period of time. Eliminating tanning at tanning booths is another way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, as tanning beds deliver harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays to the skin.
Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
Patients are encouraged to self-check for any atypical moles, especially those that change in size, color, or shape. Moles that bleed or have irregular borders, as well as scaly or crusty patches of skin, should be examined by a board-certified dermatologist. Cancerous growths can be surgically removed and sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Types Of Skin Cancer
There are many different types of skin cancer, ranging from cancers that are easily treated and rarely spread (basal cell carcinoma) to more severe forms (melanoma). Below is an overview of some of the more common skin cancers.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
The most common form of skin cancer
Usually a lump or patch that is flesh-colored
Rarely spreads to the rest of the body
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
The second most common form of skin cancer
Usually a red patch or bump
Slow-growing and may spread to adjacent areas
Most serious form of skin cancer
Usually dark brown in appearance
Can spread to other areas or organs and may develop anywhere
Precancerous lesions that can lead to skin cancer
Usually a scaly or crusty patch
Can become cancerous if not treated
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 skin cancer treatment. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
Mole Mapping NYC
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POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 04, 2017 AT 3:44 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Patients who would like to reduce the signs of facial aging and replenish volume without undergoing traditional facelift surgery may instead benefit from a non-surgical facelift. This procedure can add natural-looking volume to the face and tighten drooping skin in one comprehensive treatment. The non-surgical facelift combines cosmetic injectables with FaceTite™ radio frequency treatment to achieve a younger-looking facial profile. Opting for a non-invasive facelift has many benefits. The non-surgical facelift results in less procedure time, downtime, and overall recovery than a standard facelift. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we offer the non-surgical facelift to restore facial definition.
Cosmetic Injectables To Add Natural-Looking Volume
Cosmetic injectables can improve wrinkles, fine lines, and hollowing in under 30 minutes using BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. BOTOX® can temporarily ease facial muscles that result in furrows and wrinkles, while cosmetic fillers like Juvederm™, Restylane®, Belotero®, Voluma™, Radiesse®, and Perlane® can add natural-looking volume to facial features and smooth fine lines. Additionally, Sculptra® can be injected into the deep dermis to stimulate collagen production and improve skin structure around the mid-to-lower face.
FaceTite™ To Reduce Sagging And Add Lift
FaceTite™ can firm lax facial skin to reduce drooping and sagging. FaceTite™ uses radio frequency energy to tighten the initial layers of skin, while also stimulating the production of collagen fibers under the surface of your skin. This results in a smoother, firmer-looking facial profile. Additionally, FaceTite™ treatment can also remove small amounts of unwanted fat, if necessary, to further enhance facial definition.
How Does A Non-Surgical Facelift Compare To Facelift Surgery?
Undergoing a non-surgical facelift can result in less healing time than facelift surgery. Non-invasive facelift patients generally experience only a few days of downtime. In contrast, a traditional facelift usually requires weeks of healing time and recovery. However, facelift surgery can yield longer-lasting facial rejuvenation results than a non-invasive facelift. Your plastic surgeon can discuss which of these procedures best fits your needs during your consultation.
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 non-surgical facelift treatment, as well as FaceTite™ and cosmetic fillers. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
Non-Surgical Browlift NYC
Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation New York
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty NYC
POSTED ON MONDAY, MAY 01, 2017 AT 10:25 AM by Dr. Jody Levine
Kybella™ is the first non-surgical double chin treatment available! This procedure can achieve natural-looking results without the need for extensive recovery time. Kybella™ targets submental fat cells underneath the chin that can take away from jawline definition. These unwanted fat cells are often extremely difficult to reduce through traditional dieting and exercise. Kybella™ can achieve long-lasting improvements to your facial profile. Here’s 5 reasons to consider Kybella™ treatment to reduce double chin!
1. Targets Submental Fat Cells That Cause Double Chin
Kybella™ can reduce double chin by eliminating excess submental fat cells. Kybella™ is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a natural substance in your body that aids in the breakdown of fat cells. Upon injection, the Kybella™ solution begins targeting submental fat cells. Over time, your body naturally breaks down this unwanted fat and removes it from your system.
2. Fast Treatments
Kybella™ treatments can be completed in under a half hour! During your procedure, the Kybella™ solution is administered through a series of injections that are strategically placed around the submental area. Multiple Kybella™ treatments are recommended for optimal results. Each Kybella™ session is spaced out approximately one month apart from the previous treatment.
3. No Recovery Time
There is virtually no healing time required after undergoing Kybella™ treatment. Some mild swelling or tenderness may temporarily occur after your procedure, but these effects should subside within a few weeks. Patients can usually resume their daily activities immediately following Kybella™ treatment.
4. Accentuates The Face And Jawline
Kybella™ treatment can enhance the contours of your chin, neck, and jawline. The reduction of a double chin can also accentuate your overall facial symmetry and add balance to your facial profile.
5. Results Are Long-Lasting
Kybella™ can achieve long-lasting improvements to jawline definition. Once excess fat cells are removed, they cannot return. However, new buildups of excess fat can occur over time. We recommend that all Kybella™ patients maintain a consistent diet and exercise routine after treatment to help sustain 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 Kybella™, as well as our other non-surgical treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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