Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

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

July 31, 2013

Dr. Lefkovits recently spoke with The National UAE while consulting and acting as visiting plastic surgeon at the BodywoRx Aesthetics clinic in Abu Dhabi. During the interview, he revealed that a large amount of referrals he receives for plastic surgery cases are from male clients. You can read the full interview at The National UAE’s site here: ‘Male patients top US plastic surgeon’s list on UAE visit.’

When asked about the most common concerns that male clients have, Dr. Lefkovits... More

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July 15, 2013

If you are an active, athletic woman considering breast augmentation, there are many different options available that can help you maintain your competitive edge while looking and feeling your best. Dr. Lefkovits will take your lifestyle into consideration when helping you choose your breast implant size and determine the best breast implant placement, among other decisions.

Silicone breast implants tend to be the most popular choice with athletic patients, since they have a softer,... More

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July 01, 2013

If you are thinking about moving forward with breast augmentation surgery, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure in more detail. Whether pregnancy has impacted your breast appearance, or you have always been dissatisfied with your figure, Dr. Lefkovits can help you make an informed decision about breast augmentation. Please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today at (212) 750-9494 to schedule your consultation.... More

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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

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