POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016 AT 10:44 AM by Dr. Elie Levine
For many, the term “breast enhancement” is synonymous with breast implants. While breast augmentation is a popular breast enhancement option for patients, there are a variety of procedures aimed at improving breast size, shape, and positioning to fit in with your individual profile. Patients can undergo fat grafting to provide natural-looking volume to the breasts, a breast lift to restore youthful-looking contours, breast asymmetry surgery to correct unevenness of the breasts and nipples, breast reduction to reduce overly-large breasts, and inverted nipple correction. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, breast surgeon Dr. Elie Levine provides different breast enhancement procedures to help you achieve your desired results. Know your options!
Improve Breast Size And Shape
Patients have numerous breast augmentation options to consider when looking to improve the size and shape of breasts. Breast implants can be customized to fit in with your individual body type, as well as your procedure goals. Saline, silicone gel, and gummy implants are all offered in either round or teardrop shapes to ensure natural-looking results that harmonize with your individual profile. Patients can also opt for fat grafting to provide natural-looking volume to the breasts. During your natural fat transfer procedure, fat cells are carefully collected from a donor site through liposuction—oftentimes around the abdomen, flanks or thighs. Once extracted, these fat cells are gently reinserted into the breasts to enhance contours.
Add Lift To Sagging Breasts
Breast lift surgery can lift drooping breasts to a more youthful position. Over time, breasts may begin to sag due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. A breast lift can surgically remove excess skin, while also lifting drooping skin to achieve youthful, firmer-looking breasts. Incisions are carefully placed around the breasts to remain inconspicuous.
Correct Asymmetries Or Unevenness
Breast asymmetries, including differences in breast size or shape, as well as nipple asymmetries, can be corrected surgically. Your breast surgeon may utilize breast lift surgery to reposition uneven breasts, as well as breast augmentation, to enlarge a smaller bust. Fat grafting can also be utilized to add volume and symmetry. Those suffering from nipple irregularities can undergo nipple correction to achieve natural-looking, symmetrical nipples.
Reduce Breast Size
Overly-large breasts may cause aesthetic concerns, as well as physical discomfort. Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the size and weight of breasts, while simultaneously improving shape and aesthetics and easing tension on the back, neck, or shoulders. Surgical techniques can remove and re-drape excess breast tissue, while liposuction can gently suction small amounts of breast fat to reduce the size of breasts. Male patients can also undergo breast reduction to treat gynecomastia. During male breast reduction surgery, excess chest tissue is carefully removed and repositioned to craft a more athletic-looking chest.
Improve The Appearance Of Nipples
Inverted nipple correction can target nipples that project inward or appear flat to improve nipple symmetry. This procedure can be completed in less than 1 hour and usually requires local anesthesia—making it a very common treatment for patients looking to enhance the appearance of their nipples. During inverted nipple surgery, tiny incisions are made at the base of each nipple to release tight tissue that contributes to an inward-looking appearance. Patients can expect long-lasting improvements to the shape of their nipples after undergoing inverted nipple correction.
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 fat grafting, breast enhancement, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast asymmetry, breast reduction, and inverted nipple correction, as well as our other body contouring procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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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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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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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® 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 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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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?
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.
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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