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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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 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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POSTED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 AT 1:34 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Did you know facial rejuvenation is consistently among the most requested cosmetic procedures by men? Each facial surgery technique can address a variety of needs, such as skin laxity, excess tissue, and facial asymmetries. The eyes, brows, nose, chin, and neck are often problem areas for male patients, as the signs of aging first begin to present themselves around these regions. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we specialize in achieving long-lasting facial rejuvenation results using the latest technological advancements. Below are some of the most common facial surgery techniques for men!
Restore Youthful-Looking Eyes & Brows
Many men begin to notice slight sagging around the eyelids as they age, as well as bags under the eyes; these effects can contribute to an older-looking appearance. Blepharoplasty surgically removes excess skin while repositioning lax tissue to correct drooping or bagging and to restore natural contours to your eyelids.
Your brows can also show signs of aging, often in the form of deep forehead furrows. Browlift surgery can lift and redrape loose skin that contributes to brow wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful profile.
Improve Nose Contours
Male patients can enhance nose shape and size with rhinoplasty to improve facial symmetry. During nose surgery, your plastic surgeon can straighten the nose, correct bumps around the nose bridge or tip, and reshape the nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also be an effective solution for men who have sustained trauma to the nose or suffer from functional issues, such as a deviated septum.
Enhance Your Jawline
Opting for chin implants can help achieve a firm, confident jawline, especially for patients with a round or receded chin. Chin augmentation uses customized chin implants that fit in with your facial profile. Your plastic surgeon will carefully place your implant to ensure a natural-looking, masculine chin.
Neck lift surgery can also enhance your chin line by addressing lax neck skin. During a neck lift, loose skin is tightened and small pockets of excess fat are carefully removed through liposuction to ensure a more defined neck line.
For patients seeking a minimally invasive approach, LazerLift can carefully firm the neck and lower face in as little as 30 minutes. LazerLift uses specialized laser technology to heat underlying tissues and promote skin tightening, as well as precise fat removal. Male patients suffering from jowls or neck bands can undergo LazerLift treatment to accentuate jawline 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 blepharoplasty, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, neck lift surgery, and LazerLift, 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, AUGUST 29, 2016 AT 2:23 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Facial aging can result in the gradual loss of definition and youthful-looking volume around your most distinguishable facial features. As we age, a loss of skin elasticity can lead to sagging wrinkles and folds, as well as lost volume. Common problem areas include the eyelids, brows, nose, cheeks, and chin. A variety of different facial rejuvenation techniques are available to address these areas of concern and ensure natural-looking results. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine can incorporate eyelid surgery, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek lift surgery, chin augmentation, and fat transfer to bring about a youthful, natural-looking profile.
Contour The Eyelids!
The eyelids tend to droop over time, leading to sagging, as well as under-eye bags. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can reposition and remove loose skin from the upper and lower lids. By redraping excess skin, your blepharoplasty surgeon can reduce under-eye bagging and drooping lids for a smoother result.
Reposition Sagging Brows!
Fine lines and furrows may develop along the forehead. Browlift surgery targets these unsightly forehead wrinkles and creases. During a forehead lift, the brows are carefully lifted and loose skin is repositioned and/or excised to eliminate furrows that contribute to a tired appearance.
Reshape The Nose!
Patients may wish to reshape the nose to correct irregularities. Rhinoplasty can enhance the features of your nose to ensure a balanced facial profile. Any bumps or asymmetries around the nose tip, bridge, or nostrils can be corrected during nose reshaping. Patients can also undergo rhinoplasty to address breathing issues caused by a deviated septum or past facial trauma.
Lift The Mid-Face!
The cheeks may slip from their natural position over time, leading to the formation of smile lines. Undergoing a cheek lift can reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as jowls. During a mid-facelift, the cheeks are restored to a youthful position and excess fat is redraped to ensure a smooth, natural-looking result.
Improve Chin Definition!
Chin augmentation utilizes chin implants to improve the appearance of a round or receding chin. During your chin implant procedure, your implant is carefully placed to ensure a natural-looking fit. Implants can be sized and shaped in accordance with your facial proportions to improve jawline contours.
Add Natural-Looking Volume!
Patients may experience a loss of facial volume as a result of aging. Natural fat transfer can replenish facial fullness using your body’s own fat cells. During your fat grafting procedure, fat cells are taken from a donor location, such as your abdomen, thighs, or flanks, using liposuction. Next, these fat cells are reinjected into the upper, mid, and lower face to smooth wrinkles and enhance definition. Patients can expect youthful, natural-looking improvements to their facial profile after undergoing fat grafting.
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, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek lift surgery, chin augmentation, and fat transfer, 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, JUNE 27, 2016 AT 5:30 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
Are you looking to achieve a firmer, more-masculine physique this summer? Despite your best efforts, stubborn fat may be getting in the way of hard-earned results. Certain problem areas are extremely difficult to slim, no matter how much time you spend at the gym. Excess fat under the chin, as well as fat pockets around the midsection or back, can take away from youthful definition. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we understand that certain problem areas may be preventing you from achieving an athletic-looking body. We offer a variety of liposuction treatments to trim fat and enhance body contours.
Improve Jawline Definition
A defined jawline is among the most-coveted physical attributes, as a strong chin can enhance the entire facial profile. Submental liposuction targets excess fat underneath the chin to accentuate your jawline. These fat pockets often lead to the appearance of a double chin, which can result in a rounder-looking facial profile. Small cannulas are inserted under the skin to gently suction-out fat cells from the neck area. Additionally, technology-based liposuction techniques, including SmartLipo® and VASER® LipoSelection, can promote skin tightening by heating collagen fibers beneath the surface. These lipo procedures can achieve a more-defined chin line for patients. Additionally, submental liposuction can be combined with facial rejuvenation procedures, including a facelift or necklift, for a younger-looking appearance.
Eliminate Male Breasts For A Masculine-Looking Chest
For men suffering from gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, lipo procedures can be used to help sculpt a firmer chest. Gynecomastia may result from obesity or genetics and is difficult to reduce through diet and exercise alone. During male breast reduction, excess fat can be removed with liposuction to improve chest definition. Traditional liposuction options, including tumescent lipo, super wet liposuction, and power assisted lipo, as well as technology-driven liposuction, can be used during this procedure. Gynecomastia surgery can also be combined to remove or re-drape excess chest tissue, reducing the size of male breasts. Together, these body sculpting techniques can promote an athletic-looking chest.
Enhance Back Contours
Back liposuction can remove stubborn fat from the upper, mid, and lower parts of your back to enhance contours. Liposuction can also eliminate mid-back bulges and lower back pockets. Depending on your individual treatment, either traditional liposuction or technology-based lipo may be utilized. Your plastic surgeon may also recommend back lift surgery to tighten lax back skin and promote sleek shoulders and back muscles.
Firm The Midsection And Flanks
The abdomen and flanks are among the most-troublesome areas for patients, as buildups of localized fat deposits often result in love handles at the waist. Abdominal liposuction is designed to remove stubborn belly fat and bulging. Eliminating excess fat from the abdominals and oblique muscles can promote a flatter-looking stomach. Additionally, a tummy tuck can surgically tighten abdominal muscles that have become weakened or stretched due to weight gain or substantial weight loss.
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 submental liposuction, male breast reduction, back lipo, and abdominal liposuction, 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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