A Masculine Touch: Plastic Surgery For Men

Whether to stay competitive in the workplace or simply look and feel their best, an increasing number of men are seeking cosmetic procedures to improve their faces and physiques. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one in every 35 male adults has had a plastic surgery procedure.

With cutting-edge techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech of Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City are nationally known experts in male cosmetic procedures. 

A Rising Trend

Men accounted for 13% of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2020—almost 290,000 procedures total. Women still outnumber men, but the gap is narrowing as more men realize the significant benefits cosmetic procedures can offer in improved appearance and confidence. 

The most popular cosmetic procedures among men included: 

  • Liposuction
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Ear surgery
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Dermabrasion

Benefits of Plastic Surgery for Men

Increased Confidence

Men have plastic surgery to look and feel better. Some men turn to plastic surgery because they’re unhappy with a particular element of their appearance. Others want to look younger to stay competitive among younger peers at work. 

A Better Body

Some men seek body sculpting procedures to rid themselves of stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction and other procedures can give men a leaner, more defined physique. 

Looking Younger Without Downtime

Men are increasingly embracing injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, which provide a more youthful, revitalized appearance with no downtime. 

Relief of Medical Conditions

Beyond aesthetic advantages, plastic surgery offers functional benefits. A deviated septum can be repaired during rhinoplasty, back pain from gynecomastia can be relieved by breast reduction surgery, and excess skin following weight loss can be removed with body sculpting procedures. 

Men and Rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty before and after

Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” can resize the nose, minimize the appearance of a bump or hooked bridge, reshape the nasal tip, and improve facial symmetry. When performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon well-versed in aesthetic standards for men, rhinoplasty surgery can masculinize the nose and improve overall facial appearance.

Dr. Miller will perform an in-depth consultation, assess your nose and facial features, and discuss your desired outcome. Using his proprietary NatraLook process, you’ll collaborate in developing a treatment plan to address your concerns and aesthetic goals. 

Men and Facelifts

Facelift and neck lift to rejuvenate the appearance of a male patient by Dr. Miller. After surgery, loose neck skin is gone and jaw is more defined.

Men choose facelifts because they want to look and feel better. Facelift surgery can help turn back the clock and increase confidence. Techniques differ significantly between male and female patients. 

Women typically have facelift surgery to achieve a more delicate, soft look, whereas men seek a rugged, masculine appearance. Men opt for facelift surgery primarily to enhance jawline definition and eliminate loose skin folds in the neck.

Facelift Options

Dr. Miller offers a variety of facelift options for his male patients. By using different approaches and techniques, he can customize each treatment to the precise needs of his patient, ensuring natural, lasting improvement. 

Miller Lift. The Miller Lift is a non-surgical technique using a combination of Botox® for a firmer, lifted appearance and dermal fillers to smooth lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers also restore volume to the contours of the face. Fat eliminators and collagen stimulators complete the Miller Lift.

Micro Lift. Men who prefer a minimally invasive option over facelift surgery may achieve their goals with a Micro Lift. A Micro Lift reduces the early signs of aging and improves the appearance of jowls, sagging skin, and displaced fat on the lower face.

Facelift (rhytidectomy). The traditional facelift is a comprehensive anti-aging procedure, producing dramatic results. The results of facelift surgery can last up to 15 years.

Procedures such as rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, neck lift surgery, and laser skin resurfacing can be combined with facelift surgery for maximum anti-aging effects. 

The Masculine Jawline

jaw tightening before and after

Creating a more masculine jawline doesn’t necessarily have to involve surgery. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your chin or jawline and want to add definition to those areas, dermal filler injections may offer a non-surgical solution. Dermal fillers boost hyaluronic acid in the skin and restore volume, improving the look of sagging around the jaw.

Non-surgical jawline contouring can:

  • Create a square jawline
  • Minimize the look of jowls
  • Give the jawline a sharper, contoured appearance
  • Strengthen or add proportion to the chin
  • Provide a strong foundation for the face
  • Reduce the effects of age-related volume loss 

Combined with a treatment such as  Kybella®—an injectable procedure that helps eliminate facial fat—non-surgical jaw contouring can help eliminate a double chin. 

Dr. Miller’s exclusive, trademarked 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.

G.I. Jaw® can include any one or more of the following procedures:

Dermal fillers such as Voluma define and enhance the jawline for a more masculine appearance. Kybella targets and destroys fat cells for a sculpted jawline and a better chin profile.

The Male Physique

body banking body contouring before and after results in New York City

Men often seek liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can help sculpt these areas into a more youthful, leaner, athletic appearance.

 Liposuction is also frequently used to treat gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia to reduce excess male breast tissue.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is a nationally known, sought-after expert in cosmetic procedures for men. His innovation and expertise in male cosmetic procedures make him uniquely qualified to help you achieve your desired results.

Liposuction Options

Popular liposuction techniques include tumescent liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Tumescent liposuction is the most commonly used technique. This is the technique Dr. Steinbrech uses in his BodyBanking technique, in which fat removed from one area of the body is used to sculpt or enhance another area. 

Before liposuction, you may receive local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural.

During tumescent liposuction, a mixed solution of saline, lidocaine, and a small amount of adrenaline (to decrease bruising and bleeding), is injected to ease fat removal. 

Narrow, blunt-tipped tubes known as cannulae are inserted through small incisions in the treatment area. The surgeon uses the cannula to dislodge the fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body.

You’ll see an immediate change in your body shape after your procedure, with continued improvements becoming visible as swelling diminishes. Most patients resume work within a few days, although strenuous activity should be avoided for 2-4 weeks.

Dr. Steinbrech’s signature fat transfer procedure, BodyBanking®, involves removing fat from specific areas, then using the extracted fat to augment the pectorals, shoulders, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves. 

The strategically placed fat provides the appearance of muscle enhancement, transforming the body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse. BodyBanking can be combined with Dr. Steinbrech’s innovative, proprietary MuscleShadowing® technique for a dramatic body sculpting transformation.

Why Gotham Plastic Surgery is the Top Choice for Men

plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller consulting with a patient in NYC Dr. Miller—a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and Dr. Steinbrech—a board-certified general plastic surgeon, work together at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan to create comprehensive and innovative treatment plans and results that exceed expectations. Together, they provide customized treatments for the face and body using their patented NatraLook™ experience. 

Dr. Miller is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon whose practice includes many male patients. His expertise with male plastic surgery has given him a comprehensive understanding of men’s goals and in-depth knowledge of the aesthetic improvements that enhance the male face.

Dr. Steinbrech is an expert in men’s cosmetic surgery, with a surgical approach and techniques specifically designed for the male anatomy. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, ABC,  and other media outlets have recognized Dr. Steinbrech as one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons for men.

Schedule Your Procedure at Gotham Plastic Surgery Today

Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech are renowned experts in cosmetic procedures that produce natural, aesthetically pleasing, long-lasting results for male patients. 

Ready to transform your face and body? Contact our New York plastic surgery clinic today to schedule your consultation.

 

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

before and after results from Botox injections in NYC, NY 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

cosmetic treatment before and after results on male patient from NY, NY 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:

  • Botox® 
  • Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
  • Kybella®
  • Liposuction
  • Neck-Tite
  • 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

liquid facelift before and after results in NYC, NY 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 

plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller consulting with a patient in NYC 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

Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech comprise New York’s first collaborative duo of a facial plastic surgeon and a general plastic surgeon. 

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. Steinbrech is a board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on face and body procedures, including breast augmentation and body contouring. He is described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men,” leading the new wave of techniques in the advancing field of men’s aesthetics.

Together, they provide customized treatments for the skin and body at their plastic surgery clinic, using their 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 and Dr. Steinbrech offer include:

Rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty results from facial plastic surgeon in NYC 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. 

Facelift

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.

Blepharoplasty

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.

Body Banking

body banking results from plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NY Body Banking is Dr. Steinbrech’s signature fat transfer procedure that takes body contouring to a whole new level. The method involves designating specific areas for fat removal by using proper fat-purification techniques and introducing extracted fat to augment other areas of the body. Particularly, 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, transforming the body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse.

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.

plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller looking at a patient's nose in NY, NY 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, Dr. Steinbrech, and the entire team at their plastic surgery clinic look forward to meeting you and discussing the changes you envision for yourself.

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.

Facelift Tip-Offs 

facelift before and after results included in blog about signs of plastic surgery in NYC 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.

Noticeable Incisions 

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.

Pixie Ear 

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 Fizzles

rhinoplasty before and after results included in blog about signs of plastic surgery in New York City 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. 

Pollybeak Deformity 

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.

Over-Rotated 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.

Bridge Abnormalities 

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.

Blepharoplasty Flops 

blepharoplasty before and after results included in blog about signs of plastic surgery in NY, NY 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.

Visible Scarring 

Eyelid scars are more noticeable when they are depressed, and they typically result from excessive removal of muscle or connective tissue.

Liposuction Fails

liposuction before and after results included in blog about signs of plastic surgery in NYC While liposuction is clinically proven to safely and effectively minimize unwanted fat, results may still look all wrong when not performed properly.

Visible Scarring

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.

Irregular Contours 

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.

Sagging Skin 

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 

Botox before and after results included in blog about signs of plastic surgery in NYC 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.

Frozen Forehead

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.

Why People Choose Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Whether it’s the influence of social media, the desire to look younger and boost one’s self-esteem, or the technological advances that make certain procedures less invasive, people are more accepting of cosmetic plastic surgery than ever before. Although most people assume that going under the knife is solely for altering the appearance, there are other benefits to cosmetic plastic surgery.

Comprising Manhattan’s first collaborative duo of a facial plastic surgeon and a general plastic surgeon, Philip Miller, MD, FACS and Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS work together to combine minimally-invasive techniques and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. Their unique approach to cosmetic plastic surgery addresses both restorative and transformative changes, producing natural-looking results and helping patients achieve Aesthetic Confidence®. 

What is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic plastic surgery is a specialized area of medicine that focuses on enhancing the appearance with advanced surgical techniques. Plastic surgeons can perform procedures on all areas of the head, neck, and body, and these procedures aim to improve an individual’s self-esteem as well as satisfaction with their new appearance. While they are performed for aesthetic reasons and not for resolving health issues, cosmetic plastic surgery can provide health benefits, too.

cosmetic plastic surgery results in NYC

Who Should Consider Cosmetic Plastic Surgery? 

Whether you should consider cosmetic plastic surgery depends on several factors, including your overall health, the cosmetic issues

you’d like to treat, and your aesthetic goals. Specifically, patients who meet the following criteria may be good candidates for cosmetic plastic surgery:

  • Has advanced signs of aging (wrinkling and deep furrowing, sagging skin, etc.)
  • Has concerns that cannot be addressed through non-surgical treatments 
  • Desires permanent results
  • Has realistic expectations
  • Has time for the recovery process
  • Has finances ready to cover the procedure/s

Benefits of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

While surgeons perform cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to improve a patient’s appearance, the aesthetic changes achieved are just one of the benefits it can offer. Its many advantages can be life-changing for certain patients.   results of the benefits of cosmetic plastic surgery in NYC

Increased Self-Confidence

When you look good, you feel good. If you are satisfied with your rejuvenated appearance after a facelift, your natural-looking breasts after breast reconstruction surgery, or your more sculpted physique after a body banking procedure, you should feel more positive and confident. More self-confidence means greater willingness to explore new things and improved social interactions.

Improved Physical Health

In addition to improving your appearance, some cosmetic plastic surgery procedures can positively impact your physical health too. For instance, a patient may develop improved breathing and quality of sleep after a functional rhinoplasty or enjoy relief from neck pain associated with having large breasts after a breast reduction procedure. Those who undergo liposuction to eliminate excess fat from the body can also gain the benefit of reduced stress on the joints, improving hip and knee pain.

Long-Term Body Contouring Results

Those who undergo body contouring procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks may find it more manageable to maintain weight loss after their cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. The satisfaction that you get from your procedure’s positive outcome may help motivate you to live a healthier lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy weight will not only lead to a healthier and leaner-looking body but also a reduced risk for certain weight-related illnesses. image of cosmetic plastic surgery results in NY, NY

Common Cosmetic Plastic Surgeries 

Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are more popular than ever in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Americans underwent more than 18.1 million cosmetic surgical procedures in 2019 to enhance their appearance. Listed below are some of the popular cosmetic plastic surgeries in the country, which are all offered at our plastic surgery clinic in Manhattan:

  • Liposuction – This is a surgical procedure that removes undesirable fat deposits to improve the body’s shape. We perform liposuction on the face, arms, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, and back.
  • Breast augmentation – Augmentation surgically enhances the breasts through implants. It is ideal for those with tubular and asymmetrical breasts, those who have gone through mastectomy, or those who simply want to look and feel sexier or more feminine.
  • Blepharoplasty – This surgery removes excess or sagging skin that impairs vision or contributes to an aged appearance. Dr. Miller performs a lower eyelid procedure to alleviate persistent under-eye bags or an upper eyelid surgery to create an “eye lift” by removing extra skin and fat, and tightening loose muscle that causes the eyelids to droop. The result is a refreshed and more alert appearance.
  • Abdominoplasty – Commonly known as “tummy tuck,” this procedure removes excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and tightens the outlying skin. Dr. Steinbrech often performs tummy tucks on people who have lost weight after bariatric surgery or those who have excess skin after being pregnant. A tummy tuck is one of the procedures in our mommy makeover.
  • Breast reduction – This procedure removes the unnecessary abundance of glandular tissue and skin on women with oversized breasts. In addition to improved appearance, surgeons perform breast reduction procedures to help women return breasts to their smaller, pre-pregnancy size, achieve back pain relief and better posture, or find clothes that fit them better.
  • Rhinoplasty – Commonly known as a “nose job,” this procedure reshapes the nose to make it fit more harmoniously with the rest of the face. Dr. Miller is considered one of the country’s foremost experts in rhinoplasty and can create a customized result for you.
  • Rhytidectomy – Popularly known as a facelift, this surgical procedure corrects signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin to restore a youthful, fresh-faced appearance. It also enhances the jawline and improves facial contours. Dr. Miller commonly performs neck lifts in conjunction with facelifts.
  • Breast lift – This surgery treats sagging, poorly shaped, or deflated-looking breasts typically caused by weight loss or pregnancy. Dr. Steinbrech raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues to create a fuller appearance with more youthful contours.
  • Forehead lift – Also known as a “brow lift,” this procedure pulls the skin of the forehead tighter to reduce wrinkles, smooth creases, correct “hooded” eyelids, improve frown lines, and give the eyebrows a lift. The eyebrows’ new, elevated position gives the face a more alert, energetic, and youthful look.
  • Gynecomastia treatment – This surgical procedure treats enlarged male breasts to restore a firmer, flatter chest. Dr. Steinbrech is one of the nation’s most sought out experts for men’s surgery and can either perform liposuction to remove breast fat or perform male breast reduction surgery to remove breast gland tissue.

No matter what procedure you select, Dr. Miller or Dr. Steinbrech will take you through the NatraLook® process, which evaluates and expands the typical cosmetic plastic surgery experience into a safe, un-intimidating opportunity to nurture your Aesthetic Confidence®. It provides a reassuring, supportive, and positive environment where you can discuss and work through your personal obstacles and goals, resulting in a clear, Unified Vision® for enhancing the new you.

Seek the Best Plastic Surgery Clinic in Manhattan For Your Cosmetic Procedures

Cosmetic plastic surgery procedures can make a big impact on the way you see yourself and ultimately, the way you live. Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech provide innovative and comprehensive treatment plans in a state-of-the-art facility, yielding natural-looking results that may exceed your unique aesthetic goals. To learn more about our cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, contact our plastic surgery clinic today.