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:
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Ear surgery
- Laser skin resurfacing
Benefits of Plastic Surgery for Men
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, 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
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.
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
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:
- Facial injectables: Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
- Facial implants
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
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.
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
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.
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.
5. Sculpt the Body with Our Proprietary Body Banking Procedures
Do you want to feel better about your body in 2022?
Stress, long hours, poor eating habits, and inactivity can contribute to increased fat accumulation in your stomach, waist, love handles, thighs, and buttocks — especially once you’re in your mid-30s and beyond.
The combined effects of age and a slower metabolism can make even the healthiest diet and most diligent workouts far less effective than they once were.
Gotham Plastic Surgery’s body contouring expert, Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, devised his innovative BodyBanking® fat transfer procedure to counter the effects of age and inefficient metabolism. When combined with his exclusive MuscleShadowing® technique, this advanced method of body contouring can dramatically sculpt and transform your body.
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 plastic surgeons Dr. Miller or Dr. Steinbrech.
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.
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 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.
Mothers are bombarded with the concept of having to “bounce back” after having babies. From Kate Middleton’s consistently fit and fabulous appearance to all the magazine covers and social media feeds showing how celebrities and influencers are already looking photoshoot-ready in a bikini (complete with six-pack abs) just weeks after giving birth.
Meanwhile, you are wondering if you can ever escape being held prisoner by your ultra-comfy pair of sweatpants. What you need to know is that getting your body back is not all about vanity –it’s about reclaiming yourself –and a Mommy Makeover or other non-surgical procedures could be your key to, once again, feeling good inside and out.
Dr. Douglas Steinbrech and the team at Gotham Plastic Surgery offer the Mommy Makeover along with non-invasive treatment options for skin and body rejuvenation, all performed in our state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Philip Miller offers facial treatments that can restore your pre-pregnancy vitality and glow to your face. Renowned for our innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, we are the number one choice for plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and non-surgical procedures in New York City.
Look And Feel Empowered
It is a fact that moms want to look and feel healthier, stronger, fitter, and more beautiful. And what moms need to take note of, is that it is not selfish to make yourself a priority. You should not feel guilty about self-care. Why not? Because taking care of yourself should not ever be a luxury but rather, a fundamental component of your well-being. So, if you want to feel free again as you take your kids to the playground without having the nagging anxiety and self-consciousness of having to conceal your body, or if you simply want to be more fearless and confident, treat yourself. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, you have several options for surgery to injectables to get your body back.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a specialized combination of procedures designed to reverse the physical changes women can experience during pregnancy.
Possible procedures included in a Mommy Makeover and performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech are:
- Breast Reduction – a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and glandular tissue, and also tightening the remaining skin. The result is smaller, lighter breasts that are not only more proportionate to the rest of your body but will also help relieve common concerns that are associated with large breasts, including pain, improper posture, rashes, and poor self-esteem.
- Breast Lift – a mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the supporting tissues to restore a more youthful, uplifted shape to the breasts. Surgery can also reduce the size of large areolas.
- Tummy Tuck – if you have stretched skin and muscles resulting from pregnancy, a tummy tuck can be particularly beneficial for you. This surgical procedure removes excess skin while tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall, helping restore a flatter, more toned appearance to the waist and abdomen. It may be combined with liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat in the abdomen or flanks.
- Liposuction – Ultrasound-Assisted Lipectomy (UAL), Suction-Assisted Lipectomy (SAL), and tumescent liposuction can sculpt the body after pregnancy for a more toned and contoured shape. It is ideal for improving areas of the body that no longer respond to diet and exercise, including the arms, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and buttocks. Through tiny incisions made on the body, a small tube called a cannula is inserted to break up the fat which is then suctioned out. In addition, Dr. Steinbrech offers high-definition liposuction for more precise results.
Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover Options
While Mommy Makeover results can be dramatic, the procedures will require a significant amount of downtime. In addition, you may just want simple tweaks here and there –perhaps, a few inches off your waist and an appearance that looks less tired. When combined strategically, these less invasive treatments can give you results that are more subtle than their surgical counterparts but will be just as satisfying.
Here are common non-surgical treatments offered at Gotham Plastic Surgery that are perfect for your mommy makeover:
- Liquid Facelift – our facial plastic surgeon, Philip Miller MD, uses a combination of facial fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm that fill in areas of the face where hollows have developed or where fat has depleted with age. These fillers will plump and contour the face, filling in wrinkles, lines, and creases, giving you a more youthful appearance. They will also plump facial folds and improve under-eye bags and hollows. Treatment areas can include the eyes, cheeks, mouth area, chin, and lips. Botox injections can also be performed to address dynamic wrinkles such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and frown lines. The non-surgical facelift can also be combined with skin tightening treatments such as Ulthera to address sagging skin.
- CoolSculpting – delivers freezing temperatures through the skin to underlying fat cells, causing them to crystallize. Fat cells will then undergo apoptosis, a process of cell death which results in them gradually being absorbed by the body. In addition, Gotham Plastic offers Dual CoolSculpting which allows faster, more efficient treatment time for optimal patient comfort.
- Eye Rejuvenation – Dr. Miller utilizes a combination of neuromodulators and/or facial fillers to reduce wrinkles, minimize dark areas, and restore facial volume around the eye area. Localized Botox injections can address vertical brow lines and crow’s feet, giving you a non-surgical brow lift that will leave you with a more youthful and alert appearance.
- Scar Revision – for C-section scars, a skin needling treatment can be used to flatten scar tissue, resulting in smoother skin. This technique creates hundreds of microscopic pinpricks that activate the body’s natural wound healing process. As your skin heals, collagen production is stimulated, naturally filling in wrinkles and scars.
Choosing The Right Surgeon
If you’re choosing to have a major procedure such as a Mommy Makeover or facial rejuvenation post-pregnancy, you should carefully select a surgeon you can trust. It is vital to choose a plastic surgeon that you feel comfortable with and is more than qualified to provide you with the results you desire. Dr. Steinbrech and Dr. Miller are board-certified and considered some of the country’s foremost experts in bodily and facial rejuvenation, respectively. For more than two decades, they have dedicated their careers to providing patients with customized surgical and non-surgical procedures. To learn more about their board certification by the American College of Surgeons, visit facs.org
Schedule An Appointment in our New York Office Today
Having a Mommy Makeover, surgical or not, can do more than just restore your pre-pregnancy body. It can give you your self-confidence back, which may be the most essential benefit of all. To learn more about our post-pregnancy treatments, contact our medical spa at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York to schedule a consultation.