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 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 to remove nasal hump and refine tip by Dr. Miller. After surgery, dorsal hump is gone and nasal tip is slightly rotated for a more attractive profile.

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

 

Facelift, neck lift, and dermabrasion to refresh the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller. Surgery and skin treatment reduce the appearance of wrinkles and jowl formation, leaving skin softer and smoother.

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

before and after results from Botox injections in NYC, NY

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

jaw tightening before and after

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® 
  • Liposuction
  • Neck-Tite 
  • 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

body banking before and after results in NYC, NY

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.

 

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.

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time for Cosmetic Surgery

You look forward to winter every year because of winter holidays, winter vacations, and a light winter workload. It’s the perfect time for cosmetic surgery. 

If you’ve been considering plastic surgery, but think your busy schedule won’t allow it, think again. Both the wanted and unwanted changes that harsh weather brings make it easier for you to transform your look in time for spring. At Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, our expert surgeons Dr. Douglas Steinbech and Dr. Philip Miller, break down how you can turn the plunging temperature to your advantage:

Bundling hides the healing 

If you want a beach body in time for the first hot party in the Hamptons, you have to start now, because you can hide the bruising and swelling that occurs during your healing phase with chunky sweaters and overcoats.

Choose from our most popular body-contouring procedures, which completely transform your physique:

BodyBanking — Gotham’s own Dr. Douglas Steinbrech developed the innovative BodyBanking method to create a fit, sleek physique without a minute at the gym. He not only re-contours your curves and planes by removing fat with liposuction, but he also defines natural-looking six-pack abs and other muscles with his innovative MuscleShadowing technique. BodyBanking improves the look of your abdomen, arms, thighs, and back.

BodyLift — if you lost a lot of weight, you might have a lot of extra skin. A BodyLift trims and tightens the skin on the torso and thighs, plus whisks away the last few inches of unwanted fat. Combine a BodyLift with a breast lift or arm lift for a whole new you.

Tummy tuck — Whether you want your pre-mommy body back, or you need to reshape a protruding stomach for other reasons, a tummy tuck restores your entire abdominal area. Your surgeon trims and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles, removes any excess fat with liposuction, and then tightens, trims, and stitches the skin. Your tummy isn’t just flatter and sexier, it’s stronger, too. Add in a breast lift or breast implants for a complete Mommy Makeover.

Keeping your face covered from the cold

winter holiday cosmetic treatment before and after in new york

Winter winds force you to protect your face with a scarf that reaches to the top of your nose, a beanie that covers your brows, and wind-blocking shades. In other words, you’re wearing the perfect disguise to hide your facelift, blepharoplasty, or rhinoplasty bandages while checking out the shops along the High Line. To completely rejuvenate your look, add in a neck lift, too. To learn more about cosmetic surgery procedures visit healthfinder.gov 

There’s barely any sun

NYC Facial Hyperpigmentation Treatment

Gray, mushy days may dampen your mood but they also make it easier to avoid the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. After laser skin resurfacing,  or any facial plastic surgery, protecting your skin is paramount.  It’s easier to stay out of the sun when you’re already limiting your time outdoors to mad dashes from your office to a cab. But don’t forget: you need to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 no matter how gloomy it looks outside.

You’ll look like you had a really, really great vacation

When you come back from winter break with a fresh new look or reveal a perfect figure at a company picnic next spring, no one will guess your secret. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, our surgeons pride themselves on results that make you look dramatically better and yet perfectly natural. You won’t look like you spent your holidays recovering from plastic surgery, you’ll look like you spent them at an exclusive spa on a private Caribbean island, doing intense cleanses, Qigong, and tantric meditations.

Schedule a consultation at our Manhattan, New York office

Turn the gloom of winter to your advantage by getting the look you want for spring. Schedule a consultation today.