Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

Plastic Surgery for New York City (NYC), Manhattan and all of New York (NY)

September 18, 2017

Women often present for cosmetic surgery of a particular part of their body, i..e, breast augmentation, without considering how that body part improvement  may affect the rest  of their of their body contour. 

For patients seeking breast augmentation an examination of their derriere would be appropriate to see if an enhancement of their butt would help balance out the their newly enlarged chest size. The same may apply to the chest and the abdomen. One cannot separate the two and make... More

July 13, 2017
When do I need a Tummy Tuck?

A question often asked is when is the best time to get a Tummy Tuck and when is Liposuction appropriate? 

A Tummy tuck is indicated when there is an excess amount of loose skin. This is generally due to weight loss and/or following pregnancy, after which there is also a separation of the abdominal muscles. The TT will flatten the abdomen by tightening the abs and removing the excess skin. It often is a part of a Mommy Makeover, which usually also includes... More

June 09, 2017

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

June 09, 2017

The use of PRP has added a new dimension to facial rejuvenation. 

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets provide essential growth factors that are involved in cell stem migration, differentiation and proliferation. They stimulate the deposition of new collagen as well as increasing circulation through new blood vessel formation
Plasma contains many essential ingredients including nutrients, vitamins, hormones, electrolytes and proteins. 

The procedure involves... More

June 09, 2017

Breast Augmentation or "Boob Job" as it is well known in the vernacular is one of to top 2 surgical procedures performed in the U.S according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.

It is popular because women are very concerned about their appearance and femininity. In addition, today's implants are very safe, come in a variety of  shapes and sizes as well as consistency.

The results can be made to appear very natural. There are many factors which will affect outcome... More

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

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