Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

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June 28, 2013

Once you have chosen the size and type of breast implants you want, the next question you will need to consider is where to place the implants relative to your chest muscle. This will affect your breast augmentation results in a few different ways.

Breast implant placement under the chest muscle (subpectoral) is usually the preferred choice, since the muscle coverage helps hide the edges of the implants, resulting in a more natural look and feel. Certain studies suggest that placing... More

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June 21, 2013

If your breasts have begun to sag due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for a breast lift. Dr. Lefkovits can help you determine this during a confidential consultation. Generally speaking, if your nipples are at or below the level of your breast fold – and if you have a significant degree of loose breast skin – there is a good chance you need a breast lift.

There are different degrees of breast ptosis (sagging) that Dr. Lefkovits will... More

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June 14, 2013

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvéderm are two of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures available today. Both are FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles. However, there are a few key differences between these two options that potential patients should understand.

Firstly, Juvéderm is a dermal filler, while BOTOX® is not. Juvéderm works by restoring volume in the dermal layer of your skin, smoothing away the wrinkles caused by thin, aging skin. Meanwhile, BOTOX® is... More

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May 20, 2013

Generally speaking, there are three main areas of the face that can be addressed with a facelift:

Forehead Midface (from your mouth to your eyes) Lower face/neck area

In many cases, midface and lower face/necklifts can be combined into a single procedure, but a brow (forehead) lift is usually performed as a separate procedure. Brow lifts are at times performed as a complement to blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery).

Your facial muscles, fat, and skin will all be altered together to... More

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April 26, 2013

Strictly speaking, there is no universal best age for breast augmentation, although you must be at least 18 years old for saline breast implants, and at least 22 years old for silicone implants. Apart from these basic qualifications, the best age for you to receive breast augmentation will depend on your own lifestyle, future plans, and cosmetic goals.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), most women decide to have breast augmentation in their twenties (30%)... More

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March 22, 2013

In 1992, silicone breast implants were taken off the market by the FDA due to safety concerns about the effect of silicone implant leaks on the body’s immune system. However, by 2006, years of extensive clinical testing had uncovered absolutely no links between silicone breast implants and any kind of immune system deficiencies. The FDA re-approved silicone breast implants for use in women 22+ years old, and ever since, they have been the preferred choice among many patients and plastic... More

March 15, 2013

Taking walks and engaging in other types of light exercise after breast augmentation is important in order to prevent blood clots and promote proper healing. However, it’s equally important to avoid strenuous exercise for the first month after breast augmentation. You need to allow your incisions to heal with minimal interference.

Since every patient heals at a different rate, follow up with Dr. Lefkovits to determine when it would be safe for you to return to your regular exercise... More

March 03, 2013

If you have been considering a tummy tuck, it’s important to take few different factors into account when deciding when to schedule your procedure. Tummy tucks achieve the best results when you are close to your target weight. This means that if you are still in the process of losing weight, you should wait until you are at or near your goal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.

Additionally, if you are planning on getting pregnant in the near future, you should probably wait until... More

March 01, 2013

Has your facial skin started to sag? Do your cheeks look gaunt and hollowed out, and/or are jowls starting to form in your neck area? If so, you may be a good candidate for a facelift.  Facelift surgery is designed to reduce the common signs of facial aging that are caused by:

Loss of facial volume Changes in your skin The pull of gravity

Over the years, your skin will become more prone to stretching and wrinkling, and the effects of gravity on your facial tissues will become more... More

February 25, 2013

Once you have decided to move forward with a breast augmentation in NYC, being prepared for the surgery and recovery process is the best way you can ensure the success of your results. Your participation as a patient is essential in order to obtain the most satisfying final appearance possible.

If you are a smoker, it is imperative that you stop smoking at least two weeks prior to surgery – preferably three or more. You will also need to refrain from taking certain medications that... More

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