Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

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May 10, 2017

Sagging of breasts along with loss of volume is common following weight loss and/or pregnancy.

While in a small percentage of patients breast augmentation can correct both problems, generally a lifting with augmentation using implants is necessary. In a majority of cases when the sagging is not severe the breast lifting can be performed through an incision around the areola alone.

This incision often leaves a barely perceptible scar. When more lifting is required other... More

May 10, 2017

 

Following weight loss and/or pregnancy the abdominal skin has been stretched creating excess skin, often with stretch marks. The Abdominal muscle is also usually stretched leaving a space between the muscles, often referred to as diastasis recti.

Generally a classic Abdominal Tummy Tuck is necessary where the abdominal skin is elevated up to the rib cage with the muscle being reconstructed. In this procedure all the stretch marks below the belly button will be removed... More

January 24, 2017

A frequent question posed by patients desiring breast augmentation is recovery time and when they can return to work.

It is important to note that healing varies from patient to patient and while some patients may return to work earlier others may need more time. There are some generalizations that can be said:

First, the size of the breast implants can influence the level of pain and postoperative discomfort – the larger the breast size the more discomfort and the longer... More

January 17, 2017

In the recent past, the cultural standard of beauty has been dominated by thin figures without much definition. Today, the balance is slowly swinging back in favor of more curvy, full, and healthy body shapes – including well-proportioned buttocks. However, many women find it difficult to reshape their buttocks through diet and exercise alone. Buttock enlargement can help solve this problem. If you feel your butt is too flat, or simply doesn’t flatter your image in the way you’d like it to,... More

January 10, 2017

Many women suffer from large pendulous breasts. These are usually associated with neck, back and should pain as well as painful shoulder groove indentations and rashes underneath the breasts.

Many have tried different bras, have gone to chiropractors as well as trying physical therapy. The most definitive treatment is breast reduction. This is a surgical treatment, usually as an outpatient in the hospital. Patients feel immediate relief of symptoms, feel so much lighter, and feel more... More

November 28, 2016

Many women suffer from large pendulous breasts. These are usually associated with neck, back and should pain as well as painful shoulder groove indentations and rashes underneath the breasts.

Many have tried different bras, have gone to chiropractors as well as trying physical therapy. The most definitive treatment is breast reduction. This is a surgical treatment, usually as an outpatient in the hospital. Patients feel immediate relief of symptoms, feel so much lighter, and feel more... More

November 14, 2016

Many patients often present to the plastic surgeon for breast enlargement but who also need a breast lift. These are usually women who have had 1 or more pregnancies and/or who have lost lots of weight. Thus, they have lost elasticity of the skin as well as loss of breast volume.

Inserting implants only will not lead to an aesthetic result. In these cases, the breasts will be enlarged but remain droopy; often at times the breasts may look even worse than the pre-op appearance... More

October 28, 2016

In the past several years, the Brazilian Butt Lift has become very popular in the U.S. as well as in many other countries. I have begun to see a request for the procedure about 15 years ago, and knew that it was only a matter of time before this became one of the most highly sought after procedures.

The procedure became associated with Brazil because of the tremendous emphasis placed on the buttocks in that country. One only has to look at photos of women on the Rio beaches to... More

March 24, 2016

The United States has been a leader in innovation, education and technique development in aesthetic surgery. But it comes at a price; namely it is not covered by medical insurance and therefore is self-paid.  Because of the expense of cosmetic surgery, men and women have left the US for places like Dominican Republic, Costa Rico, Mexico as well as elsewhere to have their surgery for the sole purpose of saving money.

This could be a costly mistake as has been shown in many cases. These... More

March 10, 2016

Patients are often confused about whether they are in need of liposuction or Tummy Tuck. Generally speaking, the distinction is quite simple.

Patients who are young with good skin tone and no history of rapid and/or extensive weight loss and no history of pregnancy are usually very candidates for liposuction.

Patients who have had pregnancies, extreme weight loss, lots of stretch marks and weak abdominals need a Tummy Tuck. A Tummy Tuck is a more extensive procedure requiring a... More

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