Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Treat Troublesome Double Chin Non-Surgically with Kybella™!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 09, 2016 AT 6:20 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Is the area below your chin causing you to look heavier and older than you are? This particular part of the body is troublesome for many patients, as excess fat cells may build up over time and take away from chin definition. Also known as “submental fat,” these fat cells may prove difficult to eliminate, even with strict dieting and exercise. Excess fat underneath the chin can result in a rounder-looking jawline that contributes to a seemingly older, heavier appearance. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC is proud to offer Kybella™—the first FDA-approved injection to reduce double chin. Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, offers Kybella™ treatment for patients looking to improve the appearance of their jawline in as little as 30 minutes per treatment.

How Does Kybella™ Work?

The Kybella™ solution is composed of deoxycholic acid—a natural substance found in your body. Upon injection, Kybella™ begins to break down submental fat cells. Over time, your body naturally removes these fat cells from your system, resulting in youthful-looking contours around the jawline.

What Can I Expect During Kybella™ Treatment?

Kybella™ treatment takes approximately 30 minutes per session and patients can opt for submental fat reduction in the comfort of our NYC treatment rooms. During your double chin procedure, the Kybella™ solution will be carefully injected around the entire submental area to ensure balanced results. Patients may require a series of 2-6 injections for optimal results; these injections are spread out approximately one month apart. Dr. Levine will form a personalized treatment plan that best fits your individual goals and desires.

Is There Any Downtime Involved?

Kybella™ is a non-surgical procedure! As a result, patients experience virtually no downtime following treatment. You are free to return to work, as well as your daily responsibilities, immediately after your Kybella™ procedure. Minor bruising or swelling may occur after your Kybella™ treatment and should subside in the weeks following your procedure.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

Results will ultimately vary from patient to patient. However, you can expect improvements to chin and jawline definition after undergoing Kybella™ treatment. Patients usually see results in subsequent months. Moreover, Kybella™ offers long-lasting results, as submental fat cells cannot re-enter the body after being eliminated. However, it is possible for new submental fat buildups to form over time. Patients are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle, complete with a proper diet and consistent exercise, to maximize their Kybella™ results following treatment.

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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Put an End to Underarm Sweat and Odor with miraDry®!

POSTED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 AT 9:46 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Are you tired of worrying about embarrassing underarm stains or odor after a long day? The hustle and bustle of a day-to-day routine can cause you to work up a sweat, as can a few hours at the gym. In addition, stress, anxiety, and nervousness can contribute to excessive sweating. For some, underarm sweating may result in a hesitance to partake in your normal activities or wear your favorite outfits, for fear of revealing unsightly sweat stains underneath. To combat these effects, patients often apply an excessive amount of deodorant under the arms. Unfortunately, too much deodorant can also cause stains, in the form of white, chalky lines on your clothes that may make you even more self-conscious about your look.

For those suffering from underarm sweat, odor, and deodorant stains, there is finally a long-term solution! MiraDry® is the first FDA-approved treatment to put an end to armpit sweat and odor. Patients who opt for miraDry® can eliminate sweat stains under the arms and no longer need to apply deodorant! At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, Drs. Jody and Elie Levine offer miraDry® treatment to provide long-lasting sweat and odor relief.

How Does MiraDry® Work?

MiraDry® reduces armpit sweat and odor by targeting both eccrine glands (sweat-causing glands) and apocrine glands (odor-causing glands). The miraDry® system positions underarm glands closer to the surface of your skin through suctioning. Once in place, miraDry® delivers specialized miraWave™ energy to effectively eliminate odor-causing and sweat-causing glands for long-lasting results. Specialized cooling technology helps soothe the skin during your miraDry® treatment.

Why Choose MiraDry®?

MiraDry® Benefits

Procedure Details


FDA-approved to treat underarm sweating

Treatments usually last around an hour

Patients experience virtually no downtime

Eliminates unsightly armpit stains & reduces armpit odor

No general anesthesia or incisions necessary

You can return to work immediately after treatment

Achieves long-lasting results by targeting sweat & odor glands

Underarms are numbed to minimize patient discomfort

Exercise & other physical activities can be resumed after a few days

Patients no longer need to apply deodorant after undergoing miraDry® treatment

MiraDry® is equipped with cooling technology to soothe skin during treatment

Slight swelling or tenderness will subside within a week


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 miraDry®. 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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SculpSure™ to Remove Stubborn Belly Fat Non-Invasively!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016 AT 4:41 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

The midsection is one of the most notorious problem spots for patients looking to slim down. Stubborn fat tends to accumulate around the abdomen and flanks, resulting in unsightly stomach bulges and love handles. Even despite dedicated dieting and exercise, these fat deposits may persist. However, did you know that you can now treat stubborn belly fat non-invasively? Introducing SculpSure™: the 1st FDA-approved hyperthermic laser treatment to eliminate fat cells around the flanks and abdomen. Here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, Drs. Elie and Jody Levine offer SculpSure™ to trim excess fat layers for a slimmer-looking, toned waistline and midsection.

Eliminate Fat Cells Non-Invasively In 30 Minutes Or Less!

SculpSure™ uses cutting-edge hyperthermic laser technology to target fat cells around the abdomen through specialized applicators. Up to 4 of these applicators can be used at once to treat the midsection and are fastened above the target area(s) with straps. Once in place, the SculpSure™ applicators begin delivering heat energy to fat cells around the abdomen and flanks. These fat cells are loosened from the surrounding tissue and are naturally eliminated by your body over time. SculpSure™ treatment lasts as little as a half hour, on average.

No Downtime Or Extensive Recovery!

Patients do not need to worry about any incisions, scars, or anesthesia, as SculpSure™ is completely non-invasive. You can return to work and daily activities immediately after undergoing your SculpSure™ procedure.

SculpSure™ Achieves Long-Lasting Results!

SculpSure™ yields long-lasting fat reduction results! Patients can expect a slimmer-looking waistline and flatter stomach after undergoing SculpSure™ treatment. Furthermore, once fat cells are eliminated, they cannot re-enter your body. Frequent exercise and proper dieting is recommended to help maintain your results.

SculpSure™ And Liposuction

SculpSure™ can be combined with different liposuction techniques to enhance your body sculpting results. For example, SmartLipo® can complement your SculpSure™ results by promoting skin tightening around the midsection. The heat from the SmartLipo® laser produces a firming effect underneath the skin, resulting in a toned appearance. Additionally, other liposuction options, such as tumescent lipo, super wet liposuction, power assisted lipo, and VASER® LipoSelection, can be paired with SculpSure™  to achieve optimal fat reduction results. Dr. Elie Levine can help you determine if combining SculpSure™ with liposuction is best for your individual procedure goals.

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 SculpSure™ treatment, as well as our other body contouring and liposuction procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Achieve Youthful-Looking Skin with Our Cutting-Edge Vein Treatments!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 AT 1:35 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Looking to achieve youthful skin this new year? One commonly-requested treatment among patients is the reduction of troublesome varicose and spider veins. These bulging veins affect a large number of both men and women. Many factors, including age, sun exposure, and hormonal fluxes, may result in the appearance of large, twisting vein patterns underneath the skin. In addition to being unsightly, varicose and spider veins can also affect self-confidence, causing patients to cover up their arms and legs instead of flaunting their complexion. Hiding beneath layers of clothes comes with ease during the cold winter months, however, as many patients find their wardrobes limited. Numerous vein treatments are available to produce long-lasting results in time for spring! Undergoing vein treatment during the winter can lead to smoother-looking skin by the time the weather gets warmer. If you’re suffering from unsightly, bulging veins, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers various solutions, including laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy, to eliminate both spider veins and varicose veins for radiant skin!

What Causes Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?

Varicose and spider veins may be caused by a number of factors. Aging and genetics are prominent causes for many patients, while obesity, over-exposure to the sun, and a sedentary lifestyle also contribute to bulging veins. Additionally, hormonal shifts during pregnancy or menopause may play a part in the formation of vein patterns. Our vein treatments are designed to reverse the effects of these troublesome factors and improve the appearance of skin.

Where Do Spider & Varicose Veins Form?

The most common treatment areas for spider and varicose veins are the upper and lower legs. These vein clusters can also form around the face, hands, and arms, depending on the patient. Laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy are designed reduce bulging veins around all of these areas.

Eliminate Unsightly Veins With Laser Treatments!

Laser vein treatment incorporates advanced laser technology to break apart varicose veins and spider veins. During your procedure, laser energy is directed through the skin and delivered to the vein(s) underneath. Heat from the laser results in the gradual closing and disappearance of veins, as the body absorbs the targeted veins over time. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately following their laser vein treatment.

Sclerotherapy To Dissolve Veins!

Sclerotherapy uses a specialized solution to collapse bulging veins. The sclerosing agent is carefully injected into the targeted vein(s) in as little as 15 minutes. This solution causes the vein(s) to close up. Over time, the targeted veins begin to disappear, as they are absorbed by the body. Patients are given compression tape and support stockings for healing and may begin to see results within a few weeks of undergoing sclerotherapy treatment.

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 laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy, as well as our other laser procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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