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Summer Cellulite Solutions For A Smoother-Looking Complexion!

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!


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Ideal BodyTite™ Treatment Areas – Firm & Shape Your Body!

POSTED ON MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017 AT 1:42 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

BodyTite™ is a revolutionary treatment to tighten drooping skin and remove small amounts of excess fat in one minimally invasive procedure! Patients looking to firm the arms, breasts, midsection, or thighs can opt for the innovative BodyTite™ system. Radio frequency (RF) technology liquefies fat cells and safely removes them from the body, while also tightening skin layers. BodyTite™ allows for precise body contouring results with minimal downtime and can be used on multiple parts of the body to achieve comprehensive improvements to your physique. Learn more about some of these ideal BodyTite™ treatment areas below.

BodyTite™ For The Arms – Firm The Arms

BodyTite™ delivers radio frequency energy to the arms to achieve slender, more-toned arms. During your BodyTite™ procedure, a specialized electrode is placed on your skin and a tiny cannula is inserted beneath your skin. Together, these two devices send RF energy to the skin’s lower layers, tightening skin and encouraging the production of new collagen fibers to enhance skin structure and elasticity. Additionally, small amounts of arm fat can be removed during BodyTite™ treatment.

BodyTite™ For The Breasts – Lift The Breasts

BodyTite™ can be used to carefully raise the breasts to a more youthful position. The BodyTite™ breast lift, also known as a scarless breast lift, can address sagging breasts without the need for traditional breast lift surgery. The BodyTite™ breast lift may be an ideal procedure for mothers bothered by lax breast skin after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

BodyTite™ For The Abdomen – Tighten The Midsection And Flanks

Both the abdomen and flanks can be targeted using the BodyTite™ system to achieve firmer-looking results. Loose skin around these areas may result in abdominal bulging or love handles. BodyTite™ can tighten hanging skin and remove small amounts of belly fat to achieve a slimmer, more contoured midsection.

BodyTite™ For The Thighs – Slim The Thighs

BodyTite™ for the inner thighs can achieve a firmer-looking lower body by addressing skin laxity and excess thigh fat. Unlike a surgical thigh lift, using BodyTite™ for the thighs requires minimal downtime and recovery.

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 BodyTite™ treatment. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Hair Restoration Overview: Know Your Hair Loss Options!

POSTED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017 AT 10:15 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Which hair restoration option is right for you? There are a variety of different hair loss treatments available to encourage the growth of thick, healthy hair and improve areas of thinning hair. NeoGraft, PRP for hair loss, Lasercap LCPRO, and the HRS-10 Hair Regrowth System can each achieve a fuller, natural-looking head of hair, but which one best fits your needs? Discover the benefits of each of these innovative hair restoration options with our comprehensive hair loss solution guide.


NeoGraft can transplant healthy hair follicles to areas of balding. Your hair follicles are carefully extracted from an area with ample hair (oftentimes the back of the head) and preserved in a moist environment. Next, these follicles are implanted into areas of thinning hair to thicken the hairline. NeoGraft’s hands-free technique ensures a high survival rate among the transplanted hair follicles.

PRP Hair Treatment

PRP hair treatment uses platelet rich plasma therapy to stimulate the growth of new hair. During PRP hair restoration, your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to isolate your platelet rich plasma. Once separated, your platelet rich plasma is injected into the scalp to encourage the growth of thick, healthy hair.

Lasercap LCPRO

Lasercap LCPRO is a non-invasive hair loss treatment that can promote the growth of new hair for patients affected by androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). Lasercap sends lower level laser therapy to your hair follicles, extending hair growth cycles. The Lasercap device is completely portable and can fit underneath a hat or cap to remain unnoticeable. Hair loss patients should wear the Lasercap LCPRO device for approximately 36 minutes every other day during treatment for optimal results.

HRS-10 Hair Regrowth

The HRS-10 Hair Regrowth System is a comprehensive 3-step solution for hair loss. HRS-10 consists of a volumizing shampoo that can add thickness and shine to your hairline, a replenishing conditioner that protects roots, and a hair growth serum that improves thinning and ensures proper hair growth. This non-surgical hair restoration treatment can restore fuller, healthy-looking hair.

Our NY plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and staff at NYC Hair Restoration welcome any questions you may have about NeoGraft, PRP hair treatment, Lasercap LCPRO, and the HRS-10 Hair Regrowth System, as well as any of our other hair restoration methods. Contact our office at 1.800.755.4247 (HAIR) or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Introducing The Scarless Breast Lift To Raise & Firm The Breasts!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 AT 12:52 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Introducing the scarless breast lift to raise the breasts without undergoing traditional breast lift surgery! This minimally invasive technique utilizes the revolutionary BodyTite™ system to carefully firm and lift drooping breast skin. Unlike traditional breast lift techniques, BodyTite™ recruits radio frequency (RF) energy to tighten lax skin with precision. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC is proud to offer this innovative new treatment to patients seeking a minimally invasive solution to sagging breasts. Learn how BodyTite™ can lift the breasts below.

How Does The Scarless Breast Lift Work?

When performing a scarless breast lift, BodyTite™ technology is used to achieve efficient skin tightening results by delivering radio frequency (RF) energy beneath the skin to stimulate collagen and firm the breasts. During your procedure, the BodyTite™ electrode is applied to the treatment area, while the BodyTite™ cannula is carefully inserted beneath the skin through a 1-2 millimeter incision. The electrode and cannula work together to deliver radio frequency energy to the skin. This energy can achieve immediate skin contraction at the surface of your skin, while also encouraging the production of subsurface collagen fibers to improve skin structure.

Who Are Ideal Candidates For A Scarless Breast Lift?

Mothers who are experiencing sagging skin around the breasts after pregnancy or breast feeding may be ideal candidates for a scarless breast lift. Additionally, patients who would like to lift the breasts with minimal downtime and recovery may be candidates for the BodyTite™ breast lift.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

The scarless breast lift can achieve long-lasting enhancements to breast contours. Patients can expect immediate skin firming benefits after undergoing treatment, with results continuing to improve in the subsequent months. Scarless breast lift patients experience minimal recovery and downtime and many patients can resume daily activities immediately following treatment.

Can I Combine My Scarless Breast Lift With Breast Augmentation?

Depending on the specifics of your procedure, the scarless breast lift may be combined with breast augmentation using breast implants or natural fat grafting to achieve substantial 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 the scarless breast lift and BodyTite™ treatment. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Breast Reconstruction Options Post-Mastectomy

POSTED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016 AT 11:49 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we would like to acknowledge the millions of women bravely fighting this disease. For many breast cancer patients, treatment can bring about substantial physical changes—especially for those who have underwent a mastectomy or double mastectomy. Breast reconstruction is an important part of the recovery process for many breast cancer patients and can help restore a sense of self after undergoing a mastectomy. Thanks to technological advancements, there are now numerous surgical options available to help reconstruct the breasts post-mastectomy, including breast implants, fat grafting, and tissue flap surgery. When choosing which form of breast reconstruction is right for you, your plastic surgeon can work closely with you to determine the best treatment option. In many cases, a combination procedure may be recommended to achieve an optimal result. Symmetry procedures on the other side may be of benefit in patients with one-sided breast cancer. Options include lift, augmentation, reduction, or fat transfer to achieve better symmetry. Learn more about these breast reconstruction techniques below.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is designed to add natural-looking size and shape to the breasts. When undergoing breast reconstruction, patients can opt for breast implants, natural breast augmentation using fat grafting, or tissue flap surgery, depending on their treatment goals.

Breast implants are specially made to complement your body type. Implants are available in different sizes, as well as shapes (round and teardrop) to fit the body size of each patient.

Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, can complement breast implants by volumizing the surrounding areas using your body’s natural fat cells. These fat cells are first taken from a donor location (usually the thighs, flanks, or abdomen) using liposuction. After being collected, your natural fat is then injected into the breasts to add shape and smooth asymmetries.

During tissue flap surgery, skin, muscle, and fat are taken from the back or abdomen and used to reconstruct the breasts. Since this method uses your body’s own skin and muscle, tissue flap surgery can achieve realistic-looking results.

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery can yield substantial results and is often combined with the above breast augmentation or fat grafting techniques for those who have underwent a mastectomy or double mastectomy. During a breast lift, the breasts are raised to a more youthful position and breast tissue is carefully redraped or removed, if necessary, to achieve natural-looking contours.

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 reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, and fat grafting, as well as our other breast enhancement procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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