Dr. Lefkovits NY Plastic Surgery Blog

Buttock and Breast Augmentation (NYC), Park Plaza Plastic Surgery New York (NY)

November 10, 2018

The aging process is a continuum and affects individuals differently. Some look real well even in the 50’s while others have progressive signs beginning in the 40’s. While there are non-invasive treatments including injectables and laser, when jowling and/or neck bands become really noticeable the best treatment is a face/neck lift. And you don’t have to worry about looking artificial.

What are the latest facelift techniques

Today’s techniques combined with the Plastic Surgeon’s sense... More

June 12, 2018

Breast lifting is often needed following weight loss and/ or pregnancy. It may be performed with augmentation when loss of breast volume is also present. Most Mommy Make-overs include breast lifting.

Depending on the degree of sagging, breast lifting, very often, can be performed through an incision around the areola which usually leaves a barely perceptible scar. When augmentation is also included the lifting effect is further enhanced.

When sagging is very significant... More

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

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