Congratulations, you’ve decided to take the next step toward increased confidence and improved appearance! This can be a very difficult thing for many, but a successful aesthetic surgery can transform people in ways they could have never imagined. After you’ve selected the surgical procedure that you would like and picked a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure, there are a few additional things that you need before the actual surgery occurs. They are as following:Tests Medical... More
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New York plastic surgeon George Lefkovits, M.D., is often asked by patients, "If I have a medical problem, can I still undergo plastic surgery?"
Generally, plastic surgeons have health as top criteria for surgery eligibility. It is difficult for those in poor health to recover successfully from a surgery and achieve results that are positive. In addition, plastic surgery requires anesthesia, including general anesthesia, which is similar to a medically induced coma, so that the... More
You’ve picked the procedure that could transform your life and appearance. You’ve done the research on the positive effects and potential negatives of the procedure, and you are ready. Now you just need to pick a surgeon. In popular culture, the terms “plastic surgeon” and “cosmetic surgeon” are often used interchangeably. However, there are real differences between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon. These differences range between:Education Training Board certification... More
Not only is it difficult to select the right kind of plastic surgery to address your hopes, the amount of plastic surgeons that you find on the Internet and through people can be staggering. However, plastic surgeons can vary in quality and experience. The right New York plastic surgeon for a friend may not be right for you. Someone that is well respected within the field for a specific type of surgery may not be the best for another type of surgery. It is ideal for people to select plastic... More
Bigger is not always better. Some breast implants are so large that people immediately know that they are not real. Some breast implants are so small that there is no noticeable cosmetic improvement, which can be discouraging. When women are making the decision about their implant sizes, there are some important factors to take into consideration. Our breast surgeon is skilled in assessing your needs and helping you select an implant size that respects your natural contours while also... More
When you are considering breast surgery, two options that are typically available to you are a breast lift or augmentation. Both surgeries can address issues with breast volume, symmetry, shape, and even size. They are terrific procedures for women that are in overall good health. The type of surgery that you pick depends on a combination of your goals and your natural contours.
One of the first things to take into consideration is breast sagging. Many women experience breast sagging... More
Motherhood can be difficult on the body. Many women feel physically different after pregnancy. Pregnancy can also be coupled with significantly less time and resources to get back in ideal shape. The impact of carrying a baby and breast feeding can also wreak havoc on the body. The cumulation of these events can be very difficult on the self esteem. Fortunately, with improved surgical techniques, mommy makeovers are safer and produce better results than ever. As a result, mommy makeovers are... More
If you recently lost a significant amount of weight – whether through weight loss surgery or diet and exercise – you may be excited about reaching your goals, but disappointed with the way your body looks. Loose, hanging skin and excess tissue are common problems after weight loss. Some patients also notice stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body that remain completely unaffected by exercise.
Body contouring can help you solve these problems and more, putting the... More
Patients often ask us whether they should choose saline or silicone breast implants. Here is What New York breast augmentation surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits has to say on the subject:
The options for breast implants are diverse and depend on what works best for your body and your needs. For most women, the best options available are saline and silicone breast implants. Saline breast implants are implants that are filled with sterile salt water upon insertion. Silicone breast implants... More
With new advances in technology and surgical methods, many people are seeking out surgical procedures that can tackle multiple issues at the same time. One such procedure is fat grafting to the buttocks. With this technique, fat is harvested from one portion of your body through liposuction, such as your flanks or your lower abdomen, and then grafted onto your rear end. This results into a more natural appearing and feeling enchantment to the buttocks. The benefits of grafting are as... More