5 Beautiful Steps to Take in 2022
There’s something about the start of a new year that makes us think about how we can improve. Everyone wants to look and feel their best. Maybe you’d like to change the size or shape of your nose or dramatically turn back the clock on the aging process. Perhaps your goal is a more defined jawline or a sculpted physique.
These goals are within your reach in 2022, and the expert surgeons at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York, can help you take steps to achieve them. Gotham Plastic Surgery helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals with a full range of surgical and non-surgical facial and body procedures.
1. Enhance Your Nose with Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that refines the nose by altering its size, shape, and contours. Depending on your needs and goals, the results can be subtle or dramatic. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller will assess your nose and other facial features to help you attain facial symmetry.
The benefits of rhinoplasty include:
- Reducing or increasing the size of the nose
- Modifying the width of the nostrils
- Changing the angle or shape of the nose’s tip
- Altering the distance between the nose and upper lip
- Aligning a hooked or crooked nose
- Removing a bump from the bridge of the nose
- Bringing the nose into proportion with other facial features
One significant advantage of rhinoplasty is that it offers a permanent solution to an aesthetic concern. Once the surgery is complete and the nose has healed, patients enjoy their improved appearance and confidence for a lifetime.
2. Improve Aging Symptoms with a Facelift
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts, tightens, and smooths the facial skin to reduce the signs of aging. A facelift may include the removal of excess skin, the smoothing of folds and wrinkles, and the tightening of facial tissue.
A traditional facelift focuses on the lower portion of the face, jawline, and jowls. It can be performed concurrently with other facial procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or a neck lift.
Dr. Miller also offers the innovative, minimally invasive Micro Lift procedure, which is designed to mimic the appearance of pulled-back hair. The procedure takes less than an hour, is performed under local anesthesia in the office, and is virtually painless. A Micro Lift is an excellent option for patients who aren’t ready for a full facelift or don’t want to commit to a lengthy recovery period.
If you prefer a non-surgical option, the Miller Lift may be right for you.
A Miller Lift, also known as a liquid facelift combines Botox® and dermal fillers to provide a lifted, firm appearance while softening and filling out lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers help restore youthful facial contours by adding volume to the cheeks, chin, and lips. Collagen stimulators and fat eliminators add to the procedure’s effectiveness.
What can a Miller Lift achieve?
- Reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases
- Give your facial features a gentle lift
- Enhance your cheeks, chin, and jawline
- Restore the fullness and contours of your face
- Provide a rested, revitalized appearance
Dr. Miller consults with each patient before performing procedures via his proprietary NatraLook® Experience. This enables you to collaborate with him in developing a customized treatment plan that will ensure you achieve your desired results.
3. Refresh Your Appearance with Injectable Treatments
Gotham Plastic Surgery’s injectable treatments are quick and minimally invasive, allowing you to achieve a more youthful, fresh appearance with no downtime.
Neuromodulators, or wrinkle relaxers such as Botox® Cosmetic, work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Since the injected muscle can’t contract, dynamic wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is used most often on frown lines, forehead lines, and “crow’s feet” around the eyes.
As we age, we lose subcutaneous fat that supports the skin. Dermal fillers boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid and add volume, instantly restoring facial contours and smoothing wrinkles and creases. RHA fillers are designed with Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) to move with the face.
For optimal results, wrinkle relaxers can be combined with dermal fillers, as our expert physicians do with the liquid facelift.
4. Rejuvenate the Neck and Jawline
If a more defined lower face and neck is your goal, you may want to consider NeckTite™ .
This procedure eliminates excess fat from the neck while tightening and contouring loose or sagging skin for a firmer, smoother, younger-looking neck.
Perfect for treating small areas such as the neck and jowls, this minimally invasive liposuction technique is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures like a neck lift or facelift.
With the specific goals of men in mind, Dr. Miller designed his proprietary G.I. Jaw® technique to enhance the chin and jawline for a masculine, chiseled look.
The G.I. Jaw® procedure may include any (or a combination) of the following:
- Injectable treatments such as Voluma®, Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Kybella®
- Facial implants
Chin and jaw injections are minimally invasive with no downtime required and long-lasting results.
Schedule a Consultation at Our New York City Plastic Surgery Clinic
A new year, a new you! Schedule the treatments that will achieve your desired results for a beautiful 2022.
Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller today.
Just for Men: The Best Facial Contouring Procedures
Cosmetic treatments are no longer just for women, as men are realizing the benefits of procedures to turn back the clock and enhance their appearance. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Philip Miller, MD, FACS, has developed procedures for men that take the specific needs and goals in mind in his New York City office.
The Masculine Face
Although tastes vary regarding what constitutes handsomeness, studies and surveys indicate that Americans, from a purely physical standpoint, consider the following characteristics to be indicators of male attractiveness:
- Symmetrical face
- Strong, muscular jaw
- Well-defined cheekbones
- Square chin
The Uptick in Male Procedures
Almost 290,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2020, accounting for 13% of total procedures that year. The most popular male facial cosmetic procedures at a plastic surgery clinic included:
- Lipoplasty (liposuction)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Cheek implants
- Chin augmentation
Facial Slimming Options
Some men want to slim areas of the face to create a more sculpted facial contour. Buccal fat excision removes the fat pads on the bottom third of the face for a more chiseled or slender appearance. This procedure may be beneficial for patients with round or full “chipmunk” cheeks.” Buccal fat excision can be especially effective when combined with other procedures, such as cheek implants, chin implants, or non-surgical jaw contouring.
Cheek liposuction is another option for re-shaping the mid and lower face, by permanently removing fat cells in the cheek area. This procedure is done using tiny incisions and a gentle suction device to eliminate fat from targeted areas.
Neck-Tite™ is a minimally invasive technique that combines radiofrequency energy with aspiration to gently remove excess fat while contouring and tightening the neck area. Neck-Tite™ is superior to other liposuction techniques for treating small areas and can restore a smoother, firmer appearance in patients concerned with jowls or loose, sagging neck skin.
You and your surgeon can discuss the benefits of each procedure and decide which is best for your face and goals.
Treatments for a Weak Chin
Individual facial features can significantly impact entire appearance of the face. If the nose is prominent or large, it will appear even more pronounced when combined with a weak chin. Similarly, a small chin will appear diminished when set against flat cheekbones.
Non-surgical jawline contouring. If you’re dissatisfied with the look of your jawline or chin and want to add definition to that area, treatment with injected dermal fillers can provide a non-surgical solution. The procedure adds volume and stimulates hyaluronic acid or collagen production, reducing the appearance of sagging and bone loss around the jaw.
Non-surgical jawline contouring can:
- Reduce the effects of age-related volume loss in the lower face
- Create a square jawline
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
- Contour the jawline, giving it a sharper appearance
- Balance an asymmetrical jawline
- Strengthen or add proportion to the chin
- Provide a strong foundation and frame for the face
Non-surgical jaw contouring alone isn’t usually recommended for eliminating a double chin. However, it may be effective for this condition when combined with other treatments like Kybella®, an injectable procedure that helps eliminate facial fat.
The results of non-surgical jaw contouring can often be seen right away. Individual results vary, but fillers from a plastic surgery clinic may last as long as two years for many patients. The body gradually metabolizes dermal fillers, so your doctor may recommend touch-up injections about every 6-12 months to maintain your results.
Chin Implants. Chin implants are a popular way to effectively strengthen a receding or weak chin and can be customized to suit the unique characteristics of your face. Implants are composed of biocompatible materials that synthesize efficiently with the body for a natural appearance.
Chin implants can widen and define the lower part of the face, give the chin a more prominent appearance, and create a stronger profile. Implant procedures are often combined with other complementary procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or dermal injections to create a balanced overall facial appearance.
Custom Treatments for the Most Natural Results
Dr. Miller has developed the G.I. Jaw® technique, an exclusive, trademarked procedure designed to enhance your features by defining and supplementing the jawline and existing facial structures. The G.I. Jaw® procedure sharpens the angle of the mandible and the area underneath the jaw for increased jawline definition. Facial implants can be used in the procedure but aren’t always necessary.
Dr. Miller’s exclusive procedure can include any one or more of the following:
- Facial injectables: Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
- Facial implants
Voluma is a dermal filler that can lift, define, and enhance the jawline for a more masculine appearance. It can be injected along the jaw for increased definition or under the chin to appear more prominent. Kybella targets and destroys fat cells for a more sculpted jawline and a better chin profile, making this treatment ideal for individuals with a double chin.
These procedures are minimally invasive and require no downtime. Results are long-lasting—sometimes even permanent—especially if a healthy diet and exercise regimen is followed.
To Learn More about Facial Slimming Procedures for Men, Contact Our Plastic Surgery Clinic
Several procedures are available for men who are interested in achieving a slimmer or more defined facial appearance. Contact Dr. Miller’s Manhattan, NY, office to schedule a consultation and learn how to best achieve your personal aesthetic goals.
What is Body Banking?
Stress, poor lifestyle habits, and aging may lead to the reduction of muscle mass, resulting in the lack of body definition. This may also lead to fat accumulation in the waist, stomach, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and other areas. Unfortunately, age and slow metabolism can render all your diet and exercise efforts less effective. And while liposuction is a medically proven way to “slim out” certain body parts, fat removal is not always enough to achieve the more sculpted physique that most men desire.
Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men” and one of the nation’s most sought out experts for men’s surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech takes liposuction to a whole new level with a revolutionary technique that optimizes body sculpting results. His Body Banking® procedure combines liposuction with selective fat transfer, effectively transforming your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse.
Body Banking Basics
Body banking is Dr. Steinbrech’s high-definition approach to body contouring, giving his patients in Manhattan, the opportunity to not only eliminate stubborn fat but also redefine and reshape their body’s contours. The cosmetic procedure involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired results. Dr. Steinbrech uses the patient’s own body fat as tissue filler material to shape and sculpt the body and create the appearance of muscle enhancement.
How Body Banking Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat
A body banking procedure involves the tried-and-true fat reduction technique known as liposuction. Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO-accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, as well as his Los Angeles and Chicago plastic surgery clinics. The procedure involves Dr. Steinbrech injecting saline solution into the fatty donor sites to enable a more fluid collection of fat. Then, through a small incision, he inserts a blunt-tipped cannula under the skin until it reaches the adipose tissue (fat). Suctioning begins, and the fat collected undergoes a purification process. The incision site will then be cleaned and disinfected, and the incisions are sutured closed.
Body Contouring on a Whole New Level
The selective fat transfer process follows the liposuction procedure. Dr. Steinbrech’s motto, TURN FAT TO FIT®, perfectly summarizes the technique’s main goal. While fat placement seems counterintuitive to achieving a leaner, more toned physique, there are many advantages to transferring fat when it comes to body contouring. The initial liposuction procedure accomplishes the first step of muscle enhancement – removing fat layers that obstruct the view of muscle definition.
Selective fat transfer involves harvesting fat of the highest quality. The fat undergoes a purification process, so it can be redistributed to the recipient sites. Dr. Steinbrech transfers purified fat below the skin through a series of injections using a mini cannula. Areas where selective fat transfer is performed (e.g., shoulders and pectorals) will benefit from the strategically placed fat by achieving the appearance of muscle enhancement.
Benefits of Body Banking
Body banking provides results that cannot be achieved with liposuction alone. Only body banking can elevate the typical fat reduction technique into a more precise procedure that literally chisels and sculpts various regions of the body. Furthermore, it is a safe and effective technique. The patient’s own fat provides a safe filler material, one that the body’s immune system recognizes. This means rejection won’t be a concern.
Additionally, fat is a naturally occurring material in the body which means it will look and feel natural to the human touch. And since Dr. Steinbrech tailors body banking to the patient’s specific needs and goals, the custom-created technique produces excellent results.
With body banking, patients are essentially benefitting from two procedures in one session. Therefore, it is a time-saving and cost-effective procedure. Body banking is relatively quick to perform too – it takes about an hour to complete and offers instant results. Additionally, the new muscular contours achieved by body banking can last for years, and may even be permanent.
Treatment Areas for Body Banking
Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance the following areas:
- Gluteal Muscles
Body Banking vs. Traditional Liposuction
Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves gently suctioning out excess fat in predetermined areas using a cannula. While the procedure creates a slimmer and smoother appearance, there are limits on how far fat removal can go when it comes to sculpting the body. Liposuction alone can’t add shape and fullness to the legs, nor can it create gladiator abs or bigger biceps. Dr. Steinbrech improves on the standard liposuction procedure by adding an extra step that shapes, sculpts, and adds more dimension to the body. To learn more about traditional liposuction, please visit ncbi.gov.
A body banking procedure using tumescent liposuction will also take less time to perform than a traditional liposuction procedure. Most patients will only spend about an hour in the operating room for body banking. Traditional liposuction patients, on the other hand, could undergo a longer procedure, sometimes taking up to 5 hours, depending on how much tissue is being removed and the number of treatment areas. Any discomfort is minimal, and body banking offers lower downtime than most traditional liposuction procedures.
Eliminate Stubborn Fat With Body Banking From Our NYC Plastic Surgery Clinic
Dr. Steinbrech is an expert in male plastic surgery and body contouring procedures, and is leading the new waves of techniques in the field of aesthetics. Are you ready to achieve your dream physique? Contact our New York City plastic surgery clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.
5 Quick Treatments for a Beautiful New Year
The holidays are a great time to schedule self-care cosmetic treatments. Everyone wants to look their best for holiday gatherings and festivities, and dermal fillers and injectables are the simple, minimal-downtime solution.
At Gotham Plastic Surgery, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals. He has developed his own techniques to produce superior results with minimal discomfort and downtime – perfect for patients looking for a quick improvement before a holiday or special event.
Get Midnight-Ready Lips
When the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, will your lips be ready? Lip augmentation uses injectable fillers to add fullness to thinning lips. This safe, effective procedure is performed in-office. Local anesthesia may be used, and the procedure often takes as little as ten minutes.
Minor swelling or bruising may result but typically subsides quickly. Most patients return to work and other activities immediately following treatment. Results are temporary, and treatment must be repeated every 6-12 months to maintain your results.
Wake Up Tired Eyes
Non-surgical eye rejuvenation can refresh the appearance of your eyes without the cost, downtime, or risks associated with surgery.
In about 30 minutes, using a combination of facial fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox®, wrinkles will be reduced, dark areas minimized, and facial volume restored. Depending on the treatments used, the results may be immediately visible or take several days to become apparent.
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you have the following:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Drooping eyelids or brow
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Under-eye bags and dark circles
- Hollowing under the eyes
Botox Cosmetic treats lines and wrinkles by relaxing the movement of the underlying muscles. Results typically last 3-4 months. Fillers can be used in the tear troughs to minimize discoloration and hollowing, while creating a refreshed appearance. Filler improvements usually last 6 months or longer.
You can immediately resume your usual activities following treatment. You may experience minimal bruising or swelling, but these diminish after about a week. Expect about 6-9 months of rejuvenation from dermal fillers, although results vary.
Achieve Facial Harmony
Non-surgical rhinoplasty safely and effectively alters the shape of the nose to enhance your facial symmetry. With injectable fillers, the nose can be reshaped to blend beautifully with your facial features without changing the cartilage or underlying bone of the nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not designed to reduce the size of the nose.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an effective solution for instantly creating a more satisfying nasal shape and profile, particularly if you have any of the following:
- Nasal bump
- Crooked nose
- Asymmetric nose
- Flat or wide nasal bridge
- Broad nasal tip
Dr. Miller and his expert staff can perform a non-surgical rhinoplasty in under 15 minutes at his Manhattan, NY, plastic surgery clinic. The procedure is relatively painless. Although mild swelling and bruising are common, expect little to no downtime from injectable facial fillers.
Men are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to enhance their facial features, contour their bodies, and improve their skin. For this reason, Dr. Philip Miller offers male patients the proprietary G.I. Jaw® procedure to enhance the jawline and chin to create a chiseled appearance.
Based on your desired goals, Dr. Miller’s innovative procedure can include a combination of the following:
- Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
- Facial implants
Voluma is a facial filler that can lift, define, and enhance the jawline. It can be injected along the jaw to fill it out or directly under the chin for a more prominent appearance.
Kybella injections target and destroy fat cells for a sculpted jawline and improved profile, making this an ideal treatment for a double chin.
Chin and jaw injections are minimally invasive, involve no downtime, and offer long-lasting results. The results of this 30-minute, in-office procedure can last as long as two years. For some patients, results can be permanent if a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen are maintained.
Go Natural with the Latest Fillers
RHA fillers are the only dermal fillers FDA-approved to treat dynamic wrinkles in the upper face caused by expressions. In the past, neuromodulators were the only option to treat these symptoms.
RHA fillers moisturize, volumize, and give structure to the skin without restricting your movements, delivering many of the same benefits as dermal fillers like Juvederm or Restylane.
Dr. Miller offers the complete family of RHA dermal fillers to treat many signs of aging:
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella lines
- Thin lips and perioral lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Loss of volume in the cheeks and face
- Deep skin depressions
Turn Back Time
At Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, NY, Dr. Miller performs liquid facelifts, known also as the “Miller Lift,” using a combination of facial fillers to add volume to areas of the face where natural fat has depleted with age or where hollows have developed. This contours and plumps the face, filling in wrinkles, creases, and lines for a more youthful appearance.
Common treatment areas include the mouth, eyes, cheeks, and chin. The lips can be augmented for a fuller, lush appearance while also improving any perioral lines.
Botox injections may also be administered to address dynamic wrinkles, such as frown lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet.
The liquid facelift is performed in-office in an hour or less with minimal discomfort. Recovery is minimal, and most patients return to their routine immediately. Minor redness, swelling, and bruising can occur but quickly subside. Effects will be visible immediately, with continued improvement over the next 7-10 days. Liquid facelift results are temporary, generally lasting between 6-12 months.
Dr. Miller performs all of his treatments using his proprietary NatraLook Process, an enriching experience through which you can explore and ultimately boost your aesthetic confidence by enhancing your appearance. It creates a unified vision of your desired result so that you and New York surgeon Dr. Philip Miller know what to expect.
Take the Next Step and Contact Our Plastic Surgery Clinic
Injectable treatments are versatile and effective, allowing you to achieve natural yet dramatic improvements quickly. You’ll look refreshed and feel confident going into the holidays and new year. If you’re considering injectable treatments this season, Dr. Miller can recommend the best procedures to meet your goals. Contact his New York City plastic surgery clinic today to discuss your options.
How To Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon in NYC For You
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is not as simple as doing an online search and finding the nearest doctor who “seems like a good fit” to perform your desired procedure. Nor should you choose one who is the most entertaining on social media. Whether going for a facelift or rhinoplasty procedure, choosing the best plastic surgeon involves plenty of research, consultations, and conversations. After all, you will have to live with the results of your plastic surgery for many years, if not for the rest of your life.
By investing time to do your homework, you’ll be in a better position to choose a surgeon in Manhattan, New York who will deliver beautiful, natural-looking results while safeguarding your health.
Find a Plastic Surgeon Who Specializes in What You Want
Cosmetic surgery encompasses a whole spectrum of surgical as well as non-surgical procedures, and each area of cosmetic surgery will require a different set of skills. Operating on a nose, for instance, involves working with bone and cartilage which are completely different from operating on breasts which mostly consist of soft tissue. Choose a surgeon who is not only board-certified in cosmetic surgery, but has substantial experience in the procedure you want.
Plastic Surgeons vs. Facial Plastic Surgeons
Plastic surgeons are trained in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the entire body, including the face. Their training is more comprehensive, with a less exclusive focus on the face and neck. Facial plastic surgeons, on the other hand, are specifically trained in procedures exclusively for the face and neck. This means facial plastic surgeons have specialized knowledge of the complex anatomy and function of the face and neck, and a deeper understanding that both aesthetics and function are critical to achieving optimal results.
Experience, Expertise at Gotham Plastic Surgery
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller, is considered one of the country’s leading experts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation. He specializes in cosmetic facial procedures and can create custom treatment plans that combine minimally invasive treatments, innovative surgical techniques, and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. He has over 20 years of experience within the facial plastic surgery industry and has performed over 5,000 successful surgeries. His approach combines art and science with skill and innovation to provide thousands of patients in Manhattan, New York with natural-looking results that exceed their goals.
Dr. Miller offers customized treatments using his own patented NatraLook. The NatraLook process ensures patients undergo an enriching experience in which they achieve results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. Procedures Dr. Miller offersinclude:
Rhinoplasty can improve the nose’s appearance by reshaping, reducing, or augmenting the nose, removing a hump, narrowing the nostril width, or changing the angle between the nose and mouth. In addition to aesthetics, Dr. Miller can also improve nasal function by correcting injuries, birth defects, and certain breathing problems.
Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is designed to counteract the signs of aging in the mid to lower face and neck, such as wrinkles, deep creases, jowls, loose folds, and fat deposits. During surgery, Dr. Miller tightens muscles and removes excess fat and skin to restore a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance.
Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, a blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eye area by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids to improve a puffy, sagging, or tired appearance. The procedure results in a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the eyelids. Dr. Miller can perform blepharoplasty for cosmetic purposes, such as to improve aging symptoms or for functional reasons, such as droopy eyelids that interfere with the patient’s field of vision.
Consider Their Education and Experience
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) formed a board exclusively dedicated to a cosmetic surgeon’s education, training, and certification – and this is one of the most dependable ways of finding out if a surgeon is properly trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery.
ABCS is a certifying board that tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience exclusively in cosmetic surgery. Their surgeons have completed a fellowship (1-2 years) where they have trained exclusively in cosmetic surgery and patient care. Furthermore, their surgeons are carefully screened to ensure the highest level of patient safety, ethical practice, and outstanding moral character.
In addition to the surgeon’s education and credentials, experience matters too. The more times a plastic surgeon performs a particular procedure, the better your results will likely be. Experience is what allows a plastic surgeon to prevent or recognize surgical complications should they occur, or develop the aesthetic eye to create pleasing results.
Ask how many patients with your specific concern the plastic surgeon has treated. If you need a specific procedure, ask how many of the procedures the doctor has performed and find out about complication rates (complications the doctor has encountered, as well as your own risk of complications).
Read Patient Reviews & Testimonials
Doing your homework and reading what other people have to say about a surgeon will provide a lot of insight into how a doctor communicates with his patients or how he performs his procedures. Patient reviews can reflect other people’s entire journey –from scheduling appointments and wait times in the office to the hospital environment, staff friendliness, and overall patient care. You can also speak with friends and family that you trust can provide honest opinions.
Take your time and don’t rush the decision-making process. You need to feel 100% comfortable with your surgeon and their support team. As you narrow down your list, call each surgeon’s office to see if he or she is accepting new patients. If so, request an appointment to meet and interview the plastic surgeon.
For something as invasive and life-changing as plastic surgery, choose a surgeon who will not only achieve results based on your unique needs and goals, but someone who can provide the support and care you need before, during, and after your procedure.
Consider the Cost
Cost is another critical factor in selecting the right plastic surgeon for you. Keep in mind that like other things in life, you “get what you pay for,” when it comes to plastic surgery. The cost of cosmetic surgery typically represents the surgeon’s skill and experience, as well as the quality of care you can expect to receive.
Schedule a Consultation at Our New York City Plastic Surgery Clinic
Understanding how to find the right facial plastic surgeon is the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals, as you embark on your journey towards a more confident you. To learn more, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miller and the entire team at his plastic surgery clinic look forward to meeting you and discussing the changes you envision for yourself.
Say Goodbye to the Dad Bod with These Procedures
Women may be known for it, but many men also care about their appearance, which motivates them to stay youthful and fit. Whether it’s keeping a competitive edge in the workplace or simply looking their best, men are beginning to embrace the benefits of cosmetic procedures, especially those that can help them achieve slimmer and more toned physiques.
With innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, Gotham Plastic Surgery is your number one choice for plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures in New York, Manhattan. Dr. Steinbrech is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring. Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech leads the new wave of techniques in the rapidly advancing field of men’s aesthetics.
The Male Trend
A man’s physical competencies and muscle strength generally reach their peak between 20-30 years of age and then begin to change. The reduction of male hormones, combined with a diminished response to strength training, leads to a natural loss of muscle mass. Men also tend to steadily gain weight from age 30 to 55. Since men typically carry excess weight around the waist, they often develop a pot belly or love handles.
Men’s body goals differ from women’s. Men don’t want to look thin but more toned and defined. They want to get rid of the spare tire and love handles while also achieving obliques and contours that make them look younger and stronger. And men are more willing to turn to cosmetic procedures to help make those goals a reality today. The numbers say it all. According to an ASPS report, 1.1 million men in the US underwent cosmetic procedures in 2020. Liposuction made up 22,815 of those procedures, while 18,575 men underwent breast reduction (gynecomastia).
Liposuction is a clinically proven method of eliminating fat cells and reducing the size of the waist, abdomen, upper arms, hips, thighs, and other areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at his JCAHO-accredited plastic surgery clinic at Gotham Plastic Surgery. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas, as well as the amount of fat to be removed, liposuction may take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete. He may administer local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural.
Dr. Steinbrech makes very small incisions in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. He will then manipulate the cannula to disrupt the fat cells which are then suctioned out. The result is a slimmer, more contoured body shape.
Advanced liposuction techniques offer several advantages over traditional liposuction, including more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. Examples of advanced liposuction techniques include:
- Tumescent liposuction – Dr. Steinbrech first injects a saline (salt water) solution that includes a local anesthetic called lidocaine and a small amount of adrenaline to help decrease bruising and bleeding.
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – Ultrasonic energy is first applied to liquefy the fat before Dr. Steinbrech removes it through the cannula.
Dr. Steinbrech also performs high-definition liposuction: an innovative approach that uses more precise methods to create more chiseled contours. The technique not only allows him to enhance abdominal muscles, but also the back, arms, calves, and thighs for a complete body transformation.
Body Banking: An Innovative Approach to Body Contouring
Dr. Steinbrech combines his high definition liposuction with a proprietary procedure known as body banking, his signature fat transfer procedure that takes body contouring to a whole new level.
Body fat makes for a source to shape and sculpt areas of the face and body. The method involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired body contours.
Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance areas like the pectorals, shoulders, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves. The strategically placed fat provides the appearance of muscle enhancement, providing that coveted chiseled look. He can perform body banking on its own or with the addition of silicone implants.
Implants for Everyone
Despite dieting, exercising, and weight lifting, some men simply cannot build or define certain body parts like the chest, pectoral muscles, calves, and buttocks. In these situations, body implants can help restore balance and enhance the male body shape. Implants are made of soft but solid silicone that mimics natural tissue or muscle. When inserted, they can shape the following areas:
These implants are long-lasting and provide men a permanent change to their physiques.
The Torso Tuck for a Full Lift
For men who have lost a significant amount of weight rapidly, one side effect they may experience is excess flab and skin. This can make any man lose confidence, especially when wearing a swimsuit or during intimacy with a partner. Dr. Steinbrech’s torso tuck procedure can address this problem by removing loose skin to create smoother and sleeker body contours.
During the procedure at his NYC plastic surgery clinic, which is typically done under general anesthesia, Dr. Steinbrech makes incisions near the buttocks, inner thighs, or near the bottom of the stomach. Excess skin is removed and smoothed firmly over the new body contour. The incisions will be closed via sutures. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Steinbrech may add some body banking to further sculpt the body.
What No Man Wants to Talk About: Gynecomastia Treatments
Enlarged male breasts, medically referred to as gynecomastia, affects more than 60% of the male population at some stage in life. Whether caused by medications, heredity factors, hormonal imbalance, or being overweight, gynecomastia is often a sensitive topic for men.
For men who are unable to resolve gynecomastia symptoms despite initial efforts, Dr. Steinbrech in New York, Manhattan can help improve its appearance and restore a firmer, flatter male chest. There are two surgical methods for treating enlarged male breasts: liposuction surgery, which removes breast fat only, and male breast reduction surgery, which removes breast gland tissue.
Dr. Steinbrech has developed a unique technique for breast reduction surgery using mini-incisions to remove the glandular tissue and fat without a larger incision that can leave visible scarring. Dr. Steinbrech can give patients more natural-looking results, as well as more confidence in their toned, well-contoured bodies.
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Dr. Steinbrech can provide customized treatments for the skin and body. The NatraLook® Process ensures that you will undergo an enriching experience in which you achieve results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. Are you ready to transform your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse? Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.
5 Fixes for a Sagging Jawline
Age brings about many changes — and, unfortunately, a sagging jawline is one of them. As we age, our bodies stop producing the collagen that once kept our skin and underlying tissue firm and elastic. Wrinkles begin to form, while the tissue in the midface starts to sag. This often causes fat and tissue to collect around the jawline, forming jowls and saggy skin.
At Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip J. Miller takes a multimodality approach to facial treatments. As a highly reputable plastic surgeon, he offers the latest techniques in skin tightening, facial contouring, wrinkle reduction, and more.
If you’re unhappy with your jawline, Dr. Miller offers the best techniques for improving the shape of the chin and jawline.
Skin Tightening Solutions At Our Plastic Surgery Clinic
Jowls are simply skin and fat that sags beneath the chin and jawline. Nearly everybody gets jowls as the elasticity in their skin gradually depletes, though some have more prominent sagging than others. Fortunately, there are plenty of skin tightening solutions for loose skin around the jawline, including:
Ultherapy is a noninvasive treatment that is FDA-cleared to lift and tighten skin around the neck, chin, and brow. To lift saggy jowls, the device sends targeted ultrasound energy directly into the treatment area, which stimulates new collagen.
FaceTite combines liposuction with radiofrequency energy to simultaneously eliminate unwanted fat and tighten skin. For those with saggy jowls, FaceTite is an excellent alternative to a traditional facelift.
A facelift is a surgical procedure to lift the skin and underlying tissue. This procedure is ideal for individuals with severe jowl formation. Most patients recover from facelift surgery within 14 days and the effects can last for 10 years or more. Dr. Miller can also perform a liquid facelift, which uses a combination of injectables to lift and plump the skin.
The Fat Factor
Loose skin is one of the primary culprits behind aging skin, but fat collection is another important cause of jowls. Eliminating sagging fat can slim out your face and give you a more youthful appearance overall. There are many surgical and nonsurgical treatments to reduce submental fat underneath the chin and sculpt the jawline, such as:
Kybella is an injectable medication that uses synthetic deoxycholic acid to eliminate unwanted submental fat. Deoxycholic is a substance the body uses to break down and absorb fat. By injecting a synthetic form of this molecule into the fat beneath the chin, your body can get rid of it without surgery.
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive treatment that essentially freezes fat. Once frozen, the fat cells beneath your chin die off and your body removes them through the liver.
Facial liposuction is a procedure to remove unwanted fat through a cannula, a small tube that results in less bruising and swelling than a traditional needle.
Wrinkles around the mouth and chin can exacerbate the signs of aging when you have a sagging jawline. Fortunately, Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York offers several treatments to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These include:
Neuromodulators, like Botox® and Dysport®, smooth wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles beneath them. Facial lines that form from expressions, such as smiling and frowning, are called dynamic wrinkles. If you have lines around the mouth from puckering your lips, neuromodulators can help soften these wrinkles before they become deep set, static wrinkles.
Dermal fillers, such as Sculptra® and Restylane®, are gel-like substances that fill in static wrinkles. Unlike dynamic wrinkles, static wrinkles are formed by volume loss. Injecting dermal fillers into static wrinkles around your chin, cheeks, and midface can have a lifting effect that reduces the appearance of heavy, saggy jowls.
Laser resurfacing harnesses thermal energy to heat your skin’s underlying tissues. Your body responds by releasing new collagen and strengthening existing fibers to generate firmer, tighter skin.
Chin Improvement Options
A chin that looks proportional to the rest of your facial structure is crucial for a balanced appearance. When you lack jawline definition or have a weak chin, saggy jowls can appear more prominent. By increasing the size of the chin or jawline, Dr. Miller can improve your facial symmetry at their Manhattan, New York plastic surgery clinic. The treatments they offer include:
Dr. Miller can increase the projection of your chin with a silicone, gore-tex, or medpor implant. Not only can a chin implant reduce the appearance of saggy jowls, it can also add balance between your chin and nose.
Unlike chin implants, mandibular implants are designed to augment your entire jawline for a stronger, more defined appearance. Adding implants to your jawline also lifts and tightens saggy tissue that droops beneath the chin.
Injecting dermal fillers into the lower face plumps up your skin to correct sagging around the chin and jawline.
Neck Rejuvenation Tricks
When treating a sagging jawline, addressing the neck is just as important as tightening skin and reducing fat around the face. Fortunately, Dr. Miller offers several treatments to rejuvenate the neck at his plastic surgery clinic, such as:
Neuromodulators and Dermal Fillers
While neuromodulators can minimize neck wrinkles caused by muscle movement, dermal fillers can fill in lines to improve the appearance of horizontal lines and crepey skin.
While FaceTite slims and tightens the face, NeckTite targets unwanted fat and skin laxity in the neck. Combining these treatments can significantly improve the appearance of the jawline and neck for comprehensive rejuvenation.
A traditional neck lift is a surgical procedure that lifts the tissue around the neck. This one-time procedure produces long-lasting results that can dramatically enhance the tone and texture of the skin beneath your jawline. Many patients choose to combine a facelift and neck lift to address sagging in both areas.
Dr. Miller’s proprietary NatraLook® process is an individualized treatment that allows you to collaborate with your facial plastic surgeon for truly customized results. During this process, you are encouraged to work with Dr. Miller to design a treatment plan that addresses all your concerns and helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City today.
7 Myths (and Facts) About Liposuction
Since liposuction removes fat from the body, can it cure obesity? And if the fat removed can be replaced over time, does this mean improvements aren’t permanent?
While liposuction is among the most popular and widely performed cosmetic procedures in the world, people still have various misconceptions about it that can lead to unwarranted fears and unrealistic expectations. The best way to optimize the likelihood of liposuction success is by doing your homework, including understanding what the procedure is (and isn’t) and selecting the most qualified surgeon who can give you the best possible outcome.
Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech comprise Manhattan’s first collaborative duo of a facial plastic surgeon and a general plastic surgeon who work together to create comprehensive, custom treatment plans. By combining minimally invasive techniques with advanced technology, they can help patients achieve the best version of themselves with natural-looking results.
With their NatraLook® approach, they can address both restorative and transformative changes by allowing their patients to work on improving their Aesthetic Confidence® and creating a unified vision for their desired results. To help patients make a more informed decision about liposuction, they are debunking its most common myths.
Myth #1: Liposuction is an Effective Weight Loss Tool
The reality is that liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. Rather, it is for patients who are looking for a body contouring treatment. Ideal liposuction candidates are those within 30% of the healthy weight range and have localized fat pockets in the body.
Liposuction is neither a “miracle cure” for obesity nor an “easy way out.” It is still essential that patients stick to a healthy lifestyle after liposuction, so they can achieve long-lasting results while maintaining a proportionate figure. To learn more about liposuction, please visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
Myth #2: You will Need Significant Downtime After Your Liposuction Procedure
Over the years, surgeons have refined liposuction into a safer and more effective procedure. Dr. Steinbrech, one of the top plastic surgeons in New York, performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at their JCAHO-accredited office-based plastic surgery clinic at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York. He offers many newer liposuction techniques, including ultrasound-assisted and tumescent liposuction. These generally offer several benefits over traditional liposuction including more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. Patients will see an immediate change in their body shape after surgery, with continued improvement over time as the swelling fades. They can usually resume work within a few days, but should postpone strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks.
Myth #3: Liposuction Only Offers Temporary Results
Liposuction not only successfully removes fat from various body areas, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, but it removes fat for good. Fat cells that are removed won’t return to the treatment area. However, fat cells will remain and can grow and expand in the same area where liposuction was performed if you do not maintain an improved lifestyle. A healthy diet along with a fitness regimen will not only preserve your results, but help enhance them too.
Myth #4: Liposuction is Only for Women
Liposuction is one of the top five most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Because liposuction is a safe and effective procedure, both men and women of any age can benefit from it. It’s not just women who have trouble getting rid of unwanted fat. In fact, liposuction is one of the most popular procedures requested by men to target excess fat pockets in areas such as their “love handles,” chest, stomach, and thighs in order to get more toned and ripped.
Myth #5: Liposuction Tightens the Skin
Liposuction only targets excess fatty tissue and not skin issues such as laxity. For instance, a double chin or heavy abdominal area that has some degree of sagging skin may become more prominent once the underlying fat is removed. For these cases, Dr. Steinbrech may recommend our BodyTite procedure in conjunction with liposuction to tighten and contour the skin and achieve optimal results.
Myth #6: All Liposuction Procedures are the Same
There are several different types of liposuction procedures and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Surgeons also perform each procedure in a slightly different way. The most common procedures include:
- Tumescent liposuction – This procedure uses liquid solution prior to fat removal that numbs the treatment area, stops bleeding, and loosens fat cells for gentler fat removal. Once the fluid is injected, tiny cannulas combined with gentle suction remove the fat.
- Laser-assisted liposuction – This device liquefies the fat using laser energy for easier removal from the body.
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – uses high-frequency sound waves to liquefy the fat before being removed
Myth #7: All Liposuction Providers are the Same
When it comes to liposuction, it’s not just the technique or device that matters. The most important factor to consider is the surgeon performing the procedure. Only a skilled, board-certified surgeon who specializes in body contouring can have a high level of training and expertise, as well as the arsenal of tools that will help you safely achieve the results you desire.
Dr. Steinbrech is a highly-acclaimed plastic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive aesthetic procedures, including liposuction. He also offers patients who come to Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York one of the most innovative body contouring methods. Dr. Steinbrech developed the BodyBanking® procedure that allows the transfer of fat from one part of the body to the other. Specifically, he uses a patient’s own body fat to augment areas like the shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, or calves. Fat is delivered via injections, enhancing muscle appearance and ultimately, sculpting the perfect physique.
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If you are ready to say goodbye to stubborn, unwanted fat, Dr. Steinbrech can help you determine whether this procedure is right for your goals. Contact our plastic surgery clinic in New York, Manhattan to learn more about our body contouring procedures or to schedule a consultation.
Surefire Signs of Plastic Surgery
Patients who undergo facial plastic surgery procedures have a common goal: to achieve a youthful, enhanced look without displaying telltale signs of surgery. Because the most successful plastic surgery outcome is the one that no one else can see.
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS, knows the best, most innovative techniques to produce natural, beautiful results. Dr. Miller specializes in cosmetic facial procedures and is one of the country’s leading experts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation. By creating comprehensive and customized procedure plans and delivering the highest level of care at his plastic surgery clinic in Manhattan, New York, Dr. Miller can help you achieve your aesthetic goals without leaving behind the following clues that you’ve had anything done.
A facelift is a powerful procedure that can tackle severe wrinkles, droopy jowls, and restore more youthful contours, producing dramatic results. However, it is a complex surgery, and mistakes can happen.
Visible scars are glaring signs of plastic surgery. Generally, facelift incisions run from the hairline at the temple and continue in front of and behind the ears and extend to the lower scalp. If a surgeon does not strategically position the incisions, that is, if they’re not within the highlights and shadows to blend in on the face, even the thinnest, flattest scar will become conspicuous.
When a surgeon secures a facelift only to the skin instead of the ear’s cartilage, and if the skin is pulled too tightly, the earlobes may begin to droop over time, resulting in an elongated look. To learn more about pixie ear, please visit pubmed.gov.
Unnatural Facial Expressions
Have you met someone with a permanently surprised look on their face? Are they showing a severely “pulled” look that prevents them from shifting facial expressions? Especially if they’re over 60 and sporting wide-awake eyes and a windswept look, they most likely underwent a facelift with an inexperienced surgeon.
Rhinoplasty is a highly challenging procedure that is very difficult to master. The nose itself is a complex structure, making missteps a common occurrence when an inexperienced surgeon is involved.
When a surgeon does not remove enough cartilage above the nose’s tip or when the tip falls because of lack of support, undesired results in the form of a “pollybeak deformity” can occur. Resembling a parrot’s beak, a pollybeak deformity is characterized by showing an unnatural fullness at the nasal tip.
Overrotation of the nasal tip takes place when the surgeon attempts to correct a droopy tip by shaving off cartilage or septum too aggressively which ends up shortening the nose’s length and causing an upturned look.
When the surgeon removes a bump incorrectly and the cartilage is not supported, or when they shave off too much dorsum, an inverted-V deformity or scooped-out appearance of the nose on the profile view can occur.
When performing blepharoplasty, the surgeon’s goal is to modify the configuration and contours of the eyelids by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle. Due to the intricate nature of the eye’s anatomy, errors can happen.
Unnatural Crease Above the Eye
A scar can easily hide within the natural crease on the upper eyelids, but when surgeons misplace the incision, the eyelid’s shape can change, resulting in an asymmetrical and unattractive look.
Lower Lid Hangs Too Low
Lower lid surgery is an extremely delicate procedure where every micro-centimeter counts. Positioning the lower lid incorrectly can dramatically alter the eyes’ shape and make them appear to be different sizes.
Eyelid scars are more noticeable when they are depressed, and they typically result from excessive removal of muscle or connective tissue.
While liposuction is clinically proven to safely and effectively minimize unwanted fat, results may still look all wrong when not performed properly.
Liposuction scars are typically 2mm in length and should be barely visible. When significant scarring occurs, it can be due to poor incision placement during the procedure.
A successful liposuction procedure should be able to smooth away isolated pockets of fat to form a more desirable shape. Uneven fat removal will result in lumpy, irregular contours.
Experienced plastic surgeons should be well aware of the impact the skin elasticity has on overall results. Knowledge of certain liposuction techniques would also help encourage the skin to tighten back up. If a surgeon removes too much fat, performs the procedure on patients who already have loose skin, or does not comply with the weight limit associated with the liposuction procedure, visible laxity may become more pronounced after surgery.
Botox Gone Wrong
While Botox® Cosmetic injections do a wonderful job at non-surgically rejuvenating the face, the procedure is more of an art form. Without a trained aesthetic eye, wrong placement or incorrect dosing of Botox or another neuromodulator like Xeomin, Dysport, or Jeuveau can occur and produce unnatural-looking results.
Altered Brow Line
When performed incorrectly, Botox Cosmetic injections to the forehead can distort the eyebrows, giving the patient a super arched or “sinister” look. In other cases, a slight miscalculation during the procedure can cause Botox to migrate over to the eyelid muscles, causing a drooping effect. This, however, is uncommon in experienced hands.
The real art of Botox Cosmetic injections lies in making the results subtle. So, when the surgeon incorrectly calculates the dosage and injects too much Botox in the forehead or other areas, the patient can end up with an unnatural appearance or what many describe as the “frozen look.”
Unnatural Facial Expressions
Having a frozen look will result in an expressionless face. And a face that can’t move is unattractive. We want to be able to show how we are feeling, right?
It is crucial to look for a surgeon who has your best interests at heart and won’t continue to add more Botox when you really don’t need it. This is the reason behind Dr. Miller’s NatraLook approach. The process expands the typical procedure experience for patients by creating the opportunity to explore their Aesthetic Confidence® in a supportive and positive environment. By allowing patients to become active participants in their journey, they can create a unified vision of their desired results.
Trust Your Skin to Manhattan’s #1 Plastic Surgery Clinic
By recognizing the telltale signs of plastic surgery, you can better select your surgeon and achieve overall satisfaction with your results. For more than two decades, Dr. Miller has dedicated his career to providing patients with customized treatments with the most advanced techniques. Combining his expertise and skill with an artistic eye, Dr. Miller achieves impeccable results that can be life-changing. To schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Miller’s Manhattan, New York plastic surgery clinic.
5 Reasons to Start Body Contouring Now
While there is no definitive rule on the best time to have cosmetic surgery, there are several benefits to working on your body contouring goals during the colder months. “Summer bodies are made in the winter,” as the popular fitness mantra goes. It holds true because why wait until the last minute to give yourself your dream body when chilly weather gives you the best excuse to comfortably recover at your own pace?
At Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, Manhattan, we want to make aesthetic goals attainable by helping you work on your concerns now. We create custom treatment plans that combine surgical and minimally-invasive techniques to help you achieve the best version of yourself. Our unique NatraLook approach addresses both restorative and transformative changes, producing natural-looking results that boost your aesthetic confidence by enhancing your appearance. If you are considering any body contouring procedure, Dr. Philip J. Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech share the following reasons why the cold season is the perfect time to do it:
1. Hide Under Loose Clothing While You Heal
Baggy, comfortable clothing are your best friends while you heal. Loose, chunky shirts, soft, stretchy pants, and layers of extra fabric are the best way to camouflage the after-effects of surgery. Cooler weather and its corresponding wardrobe not only cover up bruises and sutures, but they make wearing post-op compression garments more comfortable too. Compression garments, which are used for support and to control swelling, can be thick and uncomfortable, making you hot and sweaty especially during the summer. Cooler weather coupled with loose-fitting clothes will enable you to heal more comfortably.
2. Cooler Temps Keep Swelling Down
Whenever you encounter swelling on any part of your body, you might instinctively grab an ice pack. That is because cold application slows down the blood flow which in effect, controls and relieves the swelling. Recovering during the cooler months will also help keep post-operative swelling under control. Typically, a body that is in the process of healing will have blood vessels that are pushed closer to the surface of the skin to dissipate heat, and this results in swelling. In chilly weather, the body does not have to work as hard to dissipate heat, helping to control any post-op swelling.
3. Avoid Sun Exposure
Sun exposure should be avoided after most surgeries. Your incisions are very sensitive, and UV light increases your risk of scarring and pigmentation. During the spring months, there is considerably less sun, and you will be covered in layers of clothing. Furthermore, the chilly weather will make you more likely to spend more time inside and away from the sun, making these months your best chance to avoid the damaging effects of UV light.
4. Feel Confident At Upcoming Gatherings
As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine, we’ll soon graduate from video calls to real social gatherings where we can physically interact with family and friends. Undergoing your body contouring procedures now means you’ll be fully recovered in a few months, allowing you to show off your amazing results with utmost confidence. In addition to finally seeing those you love in person, you will be able to do so looking and feeling your absolute best!
5. Swimsuit-Ready by Summer
Summer is still a short time away, giving you time to recover–whether you’re waiting for incisions to heal, treated areas to shrink and tighten, or implants to settle. By having your body procedures done now, you will give your body the healing time it needs and achieve full results before the skin-baring days of summer arrive. Once the temps rise, you will be ready to flaunt your new body by the pool or on the beach.
Body Contouring Treatments at Gotham Plastic Surgery
Patients fly in from around the world to undergo remarkable body transformations at Gotham Plastic Surgery. With a combination of experience, skill, and state-of-the-art technologies, we can provide patients with slimmer, more toned bodies with beautiful contours. At our New York, Manhattan plastic surgery clinic, some of our most requested body contouring procedures include:
Ideal for male body contouring, body banking is an innovative body shaping procedure developed by Dr. Steinbrech that allows the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another to sculpt the perfect physique.
Why choose body banking?
- Your own fat provides a safe material recognized by the body’s immune system, so rejection is not a concern.
- There are multiple areas that can be treated with fat transfer, including the shoulders, pectorals, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves. These muscle groups can benefit from strategically placed fat to provide the appearance of toned muscles and a more shapely physique.
- Dr. Steinbrech can produce custom, natural-looking improvement long-lasting results.
Your body isn’t the only area that can benefit from a pre-summer makeover. Neck procedures will rejuvenate the lower face and neck to make you more confident in your favorite summer tank tops. Neck-Tite™ gently removes excess fat while tightening and contouring the neck area through radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology.
Why choose Neck-Tite?
- Fat is removed, and the skin is tightened in a single procedure.
- It is ideal for those bothered by loose or sagging neck skin, jowls, or a “turkey” neck. It can restore a smoother, firmer, more youthful-looking appearance to the neck.
- It can treat small areas like the neck and jowls, and it is an excellent alternative to more extensive surgical procedures.
- Results are quickly visible and long-lasting.
- Since the procedure enhances collagen production, it offers continued improvement in the look of your skin.
During a neck lift, Dr. Miller removes excess fat and skin around the neck and jowl area and tightens the underlying muscles.
Why choose a neck lift?
- Though less invasive than the facelift, the neck lift nevertheless provides dramatic results.
- It accomplishes what diet and exercise cannot.
- By removing skin and pulling the skin tighter, lines and wrinkles can also be eliminated, helping you look younger.
- Incisions are usually made around the ear lobe and behind the ear, ending in the lower scalp, to minimize visible scarring after surgery.
- Neck lifts produce long-lasting results.
- You can wear lower necklines with more confidence in the summer.
A mommy makeover refers to a specialized combination of body contouring procedures aimed at returning a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state. These can include breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, and liposuction procedures.
Why choose a mommy makeover?
- Having multiple procedures at one time limits the hassles of scheduling, downtime, and billing.
- These combined surgeries allow you to see the overall effects all at once, which can make the results more dramatic.
- Results are long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
You can feel younger and more confident.
Liposuction removes excess or unwanted fat in order to sculpt the body and improve the body’s shape. It involves making very small incisions through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube (cannula) is inserted, disrupting the fat cells and suctioning them out.
Why choose liposuction?
- It can get rid of specific trouble spots quickly (e.g., stomach, back, upper arms, and thighs).
- It effectively removes stubborn or remnant pockets of fat after major weight loss (e.g., individuals who have had weight-loss surgery).
- The results can be very long-lasting if you maintain healthy habits.
- Besides swelling, which may take a few weeks to subside, the results and enhancement are almost immediate.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin while tightening abdominal muscles to flatten and shape the abdomen and waist.
Why choose a tummy tuck?
- It is ideal for those who have lost a significant amount of weight but have loose, excess skin hanging around the belly or have a protruding abdomen.
- It is excellent for those who are in very good shape, but can’t get rid of stubborn stomach fat.
- It is particularly beneficial for women with stretched skin and muscles resulting from pregnancy, as these concerns do not typically resolve without intervention.
Begin Your Body Contouring Journey At Our NYC Plastic Surgery Clinic Today
A comfortable, stress-free recovery with plenty of rest is key to the success of any surgical procedure. By scheduling your procedures now, you can also take advantage of this time when social events are fewer. With no pending pool parties in the next few weeks, you can devote ample time to focus on yourself, and Gotham Plastic Surgery will provide you with unsurpassed care and treatment services. With our innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, we are your number one choice for plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and non-surgical procedures in Manhattan, New York. Contact our plastic surgery clinic to schedule a consultation.