Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

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

May 13, 2008

If you are considering getting breast augmentation surgery in preparation for a special event, such as your wedding, a class reunion, or even just to be ready for the swimsuit  and sundress season, it’s important to have your surgery done long enough before the event that your breasts can look their best when you want to show them off.

Breast implant surgery makes your breasts immediately larger, but it takes time for your breasts not just to heal, but to settle into place. ... More

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May 08, 2008

When patients seek correction for a larger-than-desired abdomen, a physical examination will determine whether liposuction or a tummy tuck is the appropriate procedure.

In liposuction, a small incision is made, and through this incision, a cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted.  Suction is applied to the tube, and fat is suctioned out of the body.

Abdominoplasty is a more complicated procedure, involving a longer scar in the bikini area, in which excess skin (as well as some fat... More

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May 05, 2008

Liposuction is the removal of fat through suction of the fat-bearing areas of the body.  In this procedure, a small incision is made, and a cannula (narrow tube) through which the suction is applied.  Traditional liposuction could be accompanied with a significant amount of tissue damage.

To reduce the amount of damage caused by liposuction and to facilitate the removal of fat, tumescent liposuction injects a significant quantity of fluid into the areas to be treated.  This fluid is... More

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May 01, 2008

Some people may think that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same thing, and there is a great deal of overlap between the two terms, but each of them stresses different parts of what we do at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery.  Plastic derives from the Greek “plastikos” meaning to mold, so plastic surgery is surgery that shapes or forms the human body, emphasizing the ability of surgery to change features of the body. Cosmetic, on the other hand, comes from the same Greek root as cosmos... More

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May 01, 2008

The facelift is a very recent discovery in plastic surgery.  Nose and ear reconstruction were practiced in ancient India.  Eyelid surgery was successfully practiced in the sixteenth century.  Abdominoplasty (without navel reposition), what we would call rhinoplasty, breast lift, and breast reduction were all well-accepted procedures by the mid-nineteenth century.  But facelifts were not invented until well into the twentieth century. At first, facelifts were only made by repositioning the... More

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