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 facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller of Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City is nationally known for 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.
Why Gotham Plastic Surgery is the Top Choice for Men
Dr. Miller—a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, creates comprehensive and innovative treatment plans and results that exceed expectations. He provides 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.
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Dr. Miller is a renowned expert 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.
No More ‘Dad Bod’: Liposuction Options for Men
Liposuction is an effective, popular procedure for removing unwanted fat from the face and body. Douglas Steinbrech, MD, FACS, of Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, is one of the nation’s most sought-after experts in men’s cosmetic surgery. His approach and techniques have been customized to the male anatomy.
Multiple media sources — The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC & ABC — have recognized Dr. Steinbrech as one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons for men.
The Facts About Men and Liposuction
Liposuction is currently the number one cosmetic surgery chosen by men.
The ideal male physique is typically depicted as trim and athletic, with a broad chest and shoulders, a flat abdomen, and narrow hips and waist. However, the aging process can cause fat to accumulate around the chest, waist, abdomen, lower back, and along the chin and neck.
Men often seek liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat that has proven resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction can help sculpt these areas into a more youthful, leaner, athletic appearance — achieving a toned and defined look.
Liposuction is also frequently used to treat gynecomastia and pseudo-gynecomastia to reduce excess male breast tissue.
Men vs. Women
The liposuction procedure is essentially the same for males and females, although fat deposits on the male physique often appear in different areas than on the female body.
Many of Dr. Steinbrech’s patients at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York City, NY, are men. Dr. Steinbrech’s experience and innovation in cosmetic procedures for men make him uniquely qualified to help achieve your desired results.
Popular liposuction techniques include tumescent liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Compared to traditional liposuction methods, these options offer more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times.
During tumescent liposuction, a mixed solution of saline, lidocaine, and a small amount of adrenaline (to decrease bruising and bleeding), is injected to ease the removal of fat.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction involves the application of ultrasonic energy to liquefy the fat before removal.
Tumescent liposuction is the most commonly used technique, primarily when fat removed from one area will then be used to sculpt or enhance another area of the body.
What to Expect from the Procedure
You may be given local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural. Small incisions are made in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. The surgeon manipulates the cannula to disrupt the fat cells, which are then suctioned out of the body.
Liposuction typically takes between 1-3 hours, depending on the size and number of treatment areas and the amount of fat being removed.
Expect to experience some bruising, pain, and swelling. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medication for your comfort and antibiotics to help reduce the risk of infection.
Patients must wear a compression garment for several weeks following their procedure to control swelling and help support the body’s new contours. Swelling and bruising generally subside within about three weeks.
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.
A healthy diet and exercise regimen will help you maintain your results.
Adding Body Banking for a Full Contouring Experience
The combination of a slowing metabolism and the aging process can make it challenging to achieve your ideal body through diet and exercise alone.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech offers patients at Gotham Plastic Surgery his exclusive BodyBanking® procedure. During this procedure, Dr. Steinbrech redistributes the fat to sculpt and contour other areas of the body, such as the pectoral, bicep, or gluteal areas. This innovative method of body contouring, combined with his MuscleShadowing® technique, can transform your body and help you attain your aesthetic goals.
Is Male Liposuction Right For You?
The best candidates for liposuction have realistic expectations, are within a healthy weight range, but are bothered by stubborn fat deposits in specific body areas. Results are best on skin that has a healthy elasticity.
If you smoke, it’s strongly recommended that you quit well before your procedure to facilitate quicker healing and reduce the risk of complications.
Liposuction is not recommended if you have diabetes, a weak immune system, heart disease, or other major health problems.
Gotham Plastic Surgery’s Exclusive NatraLook Process
Aesthetic Confidence is the sense of empowerment we feel about the way we look, dress, design, and decorate. It dovetails with confidence in our abilities, intellect, and emotions. The NatraLook Process focuses exclusively on the look component of Aesthetic Confidence. The NatraLook Process is an enriching experience through which you explore and ultimately boost your aesthetic confidence by enhancing your appearance.
Get Your Male Liposuction With the Best in NYC
Dr. Steinbrech can help male patients achieve significant physique improvements with liposuction and Body Banking.
If you’re ready to transform your body, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, NY, to schedule a consultation with #1 male plastic surgeon Dr. Steinbrech.
5 Beautiful Steps to Take in 2022
There’s something about the start of a new year that makes us think about how we can improve. Everyone wants to look and feel their best. Maybe you’d like to change the size or shape of your nose or dramatically turn back the clock on the aging process. Perhaps your goal is a more defined jawline or a sculpted physique.
These goals are within your reach in 2022, and the expert surgeons at Gotham Plastic Surgery in Manhattan, New York, can help you take steps to achieve them. Gotham Plastic Surgery helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals with a full range of surgical and non-surgical facial and body procedures.
1. Enhance Your Nose with Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that refines the nose by altering its size, shape, and contours. Depending on your needs and goals, the results can be subtle or dramatic. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller will assess your nose and other facial features to help you attain facial symmetry.
The benefits of rhinoplasty include:
- Reducing or increasing the size of the nose
- Modifying the width of the nostrils
- Changing the angle or shape of the nose’s tip
- Altering the distance between the nose and upper lip
- Aligning a hooked or crooked nose
- Removing a bump from the bridge of the nose
- Bringing the nose into proportion with other facial features
One significant advantage of rhinoplasty is that it offers a permanent solution to an aesthetic concern. Once the surgery is complete and the nose has healed, patients enjoy their improved appearance and confidence for a lifetime.
2. Improve Aging Symptoms with a Facelift
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts, tightens, and smooths the facial skin to reduce the signs of aging. A facelift may include the removal of excess skin, the smoothing of folds and wrinkles, and the tightening of facial tissue.
A traditional facelift focuses on the lower portion of the face, jawline, and jowls. It can be performed concurrently with other facial procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or a neck lift.
Dr. Miller also offers the innovative, minimally invasive Micro Lift procedure, which is designed to mimic the appearance of pulled-back hair. The procedure takes less than an hour, is performed under local anesthesia in the office, and is virtually painless. A Micro Lift is an excellent option for patients who aren’t ready for a full facelift or don’t want to commit to a lengthy recovery period.
If you prefer a non-surgical option, the Miller Lift may be right for you.
A Miller Lift, also known as a liquid facelift combines Botox® and dermal fillers to provide a lifted, firm appearance while softening and filling out lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers help restore youthful facial contours by adding volume to the cheeks, chin, and lips. Collagen stimulators and fat eliminators add to the procedure’s effectiveness.
What can a Miller Lift achieve?
- Reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, folds, and creases
- Give your facial features a gentle lift
- Enhance your cheeks, chin, and jawline
- Restore the fullness and contours of your face
- Provide a rested, revitalized appearance
Dr. Miller consults with each patient before performing procedures via his proprietary NatraLook® Experience. This enables you to collaborate with him in developing a customized treatment plan that will ensure you achieve your desired results.
3. Refresh Your Appearance with Injectable Treatments
Gotham Plastic Surgery’s injectable treatments are quick and minimally invasive, allowing you to achieve a more youthful, fresh appearance with no downtime.
Neuromodulators, or wrinkle relaxers such as Botox® Cosmetic, work by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. Since the injected muscle can’t contract, dynamic wrinkles relax and soften. Botox is used most often on frown lines, forehead lines, and “crow’s feet” around the eyes.
As we age, we lose subcutaneous fat that supports the skin. Dermal fillers boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid and add volume, instantly restoring facial contours and smoothing wrinkles and creases. RHA fillers are designed with Resilient Hyaluronic Acid (RHA) to move with the face.
For optimal results, wrinkle relaxers can be combined with dermal fillers, as our expert physicians do with the liquid facelift.
4. Rejuvenate the Neck and Jawline
If a more defined lower face and neck is your goal, you may want to consider NeckTite™ .
This procedure eliminates excess fat from the neck while tightening and contouring loose or sagging skin for a firmer, smoother, younger-looking neck.
Perfect for treating small areas such as the neck and jowls, this minimally invasive liposuction technique is an excellent alternative to surgical procedures like a neck lift or facelift.
With the specific goals of men in mind, Dr. Miller designed his proprietary G.I. Jaw® technique to enhance the chin and jawline for a masculine, chiseled look.
The G.I. Jaw® procedure may include any (or a combination) of the following:
- Injectable treatments such as Voluma®, Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Kybella®
- Facial implants
Chin and jaw injections are minimally invasive with no downtime required and long-lasting results.
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A new year, a new you! Schedule the treatments that will achieve your desired results for a beautiful 2022.
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Just for Men: The Best Facial Contouring Procedures
Cosmetic treatments are no longer just for women, as men are realizing the benefits of procedures to turn back the clock and enhance their appearance. Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Philip Miller, MD, FACS, has developed procedures for men that take the specific needs and goals in mind in his New York City office.
The Masculine Face
Although tastes vary regarding what constitutes handsomeness, studies and surveys indicate that Americans, from a purely physical standpoint, consider the following characteristics to be indicators of male attractiveness:
- Symmetrical face
- Strong, muscular jaw
- Well-defined cheekbones
- Square chin
The Uptick in Male Procedures
Almost 290,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2020, accounting for 13% of total procedures that year. The most popular male facial cosmetic procedures at a plastic surgery clinic included:
- Lipoplasty (liposuction)
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
- Cheek implants
- Chin augmentation
Facial Slimming Options
Some men want to slim areas of the face to create a more sculpted facial contour. Buccal fat excision removes the fat pads on the bottom third of the face for a more chiseled or slender appearance. This procedure may be beneficial for patients with round or full “chipmunk” cheeks.” Buccal fat excision can be especially effective when combined with other procedures, such as cheek implants, chin implants, or non-surgical jaw contouring.
Cheek liposuction is another option for re-shaping the mid and lower face, by permanently removing fat cells in the cheek area. This procedure is done using tiny incisions and a gentle suction device to eliminate fat from targeted areas.
Neck-Tite™ is a minimally invasive technique that combines radiofrequency energy with aspiration to gently remove excess fat while contouring and tightening the neck area. Neck-Tite™ is superior to other liposuction techniques for treating small areas and can restore a smoother, firmer appearance in patients concerned with jowls or loose, sagging neck skin.
You and your surgeon can discuss the benefits of each procedure and decide which is best for your face and goals.
Treatments for a Weak Chin
Individual facial features can significantly impact entire appearance of the face. If the nose is prominent or large, it will appear even more pronounced when combined with a weak chin. Similarly, a small chin will appear diminished when set against flat cheekbones.
Non-surgical jawline contouring. If you’re dissatisfied with the look of your jawline or chin and want to add definition to that area, treatment with injected dermal fillers can provide a non-surgical solution. The procedure adds volume and stimulates hyaluronic acid or collagen production, reducing the appearance of sagging and bone loss around the jaw.
Non-surgical jawline contouring can:
- Reduce the effects of age-related volume loss in the lower face
- Create a square jawline
- Reduce the appearance of jowls
- Contour the jawline, giving it a sharper appearance
- Balance an asymmetrical jawline
- Strengthen or add proportion to the chin
- Provide a strong foundation and frame for the face
Non-surgical jaw contouring alone isn’t usually recommended for eliminating a double chin. However, it may be effective for this condition when combined with other treatments like Kybella®, an injectable procedure that helps eliminate facial fat.
The results of non-surgical jaw contouring can often be seen right away. Individual results vary, but fillers from a plastic surgery clinic may last as long as two years for many patients. The body gradually metabolizes dermal fillers, so your doctor may recommend touch-up injections about every 6-12 months to maintain your results.
Chin Implants. Chin implants are a popular way to effectively strengthen a receding or weak chin and can be customized to suit the unique characteristics of your face. Implants are composed of biocompatible materials that synthesize efficiently with the body for a natural appearance.
Chin implants can widen and define the lower part of the face, give the chin a more prominent appearance, and create a stronger profile. Implant procedures are often combined with other complementary procedures, such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery) or dermal injections to create a balanced overall facial appearance.
Custom Treatments for the Most Natural Results
Dr. Miller has developed the G.I. Jaw® technique, an exclusive, trademarked procedure designed to enhance your features by defining and supplementing the jawline and existing facial structures. The G.I. Jaw® procedure sharpens the angle of the mandible and the area underneath the jaw for increased jawline definition. Facial implants can be used in the procedure but aren’t always necessary.
Dr. Miller’s exclusive procedure can include any one or more of the following:
- Facial injectables: Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®
- Facial implants
Voluma is a dermal filler that can lift, define, and enhance the jawline for a more masculine appearance. It can be injected along the jaw for increased definition or under the chin to appear more prominent. Kybella targets and destroys fat cells for a more sculpted jawline and a better chin profile, making this treatment ideal for individuals with a double chin.
These procedures are minimally invasive and require no downtime. Results are long-lasting—sometimes even permanent—especially if a healthy diet and exercise regimen is followed.
To Learn More about Facial Slimming Procedures for Men, Contact Our Plastic Surgery Clinic
Several procedures are available for men who are interested in achieving a slimmer or more defined facial appearance. Contact Dr. Miller’s Manhattan, NY, office to schedule a consultation and learn how to best achieve your personal aesthetic goals.
What is Body Banking?
Stress, poor lifestyle habits, and aging may lead to the reduction of muscle mass, resulting in the lack of body definition. This may also lead to fat accumulation in the waist, stomach, love handles, thighs, buttocks, and other areas. Unfortunately, age and slow metabolism can render all your diet and exercise efforts less effective. And while liposuction is a medically proven way to “slim out” certain body parts, fat removal is not always enough to achieve the more sculpted physique that most men desire.
Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men” and one of the nation’s most sought out experts for men’s surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Steinbrech takes liposuction to a whole new level with a revolutionary technique that optimizes body sculpting results. His Body Banking® procedure combines liposuction with selective fat transfer, effectively transforming your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse.
Body Banking Basics
Body banking is Dr. Steinbrech’s high-definition approach to body contouring, giving his patients in Manhattan, the opportunity to not only eliminate stubborn fat but also redefine and reshape their body’s contours. The cosmetic procedure involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired results. Dr. Steinbrech uses the patient’s own body fat as tissue filler material to shape and sculpt the body and create the appearance of muscle enhancement.
How Body Banking Gets Rid of Stubborn Fat
A body banking procedure involves the tried-and-true fat reduction technique known as liposuction. Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at the JCAHO-accredited office-based surgery facility at Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, as well as his Los Angeles and Chicago plastic surgery clinics. The procedure involves Dr. Steinbrech injecting saline solution into the fatty donor sites to enable a more fluid collection of fat. Then, through a small incision, he inserts a blunt-tipped cannula under the skin until it reaches the adipose tissue (fat). Suctioning begins, and the fat collected undergoes a purification process. The incision site will then be cleaned and disinfected, and the incisions are sutured closed.
Body Contouring on a Whole New Level
The selective fat transfer process follows the liposuction procedure. Dr. Steinbrech’s motto, TURN FAT TO FIT®, perfectly summarizes the technique’s main goal. While fat placement seems counterintuitive to achieving a leaner, more toned physique, there are many advantages to transferring fat when it comes to body contouring. The initial liposuction procedure accomplishes the first step of muscle enhancement – removing fat layers that obstruct the view of muscle definition.
Selective fat transfer involves harvesting fat of the highest quality. The fat undergoes a purification process, so it can be redistributed to the recipient sites. Dr. Steinbrech transfers purified fat below the skin through a series of injections using a mini cannula. Areas where selective fat transfer is performed (e.g., shoulders and pectorals) will benefit from the strategically placed fat by achieving the appearance of muscle enhancement.
Benefits of Body Banking
Body banking provides results that cannot be achieved with liposuction alone. Only body banking can elevate the typical fat reduction technique into a more precise procedure that literally chisels and sculpts various regions of the body. Furthermore, it is a safe and effective technique. The patient’s own fat provides a safe filler material, one that the body’s immune system recognizes. This means rejection won’t be a concern.
Additionally, fat is a naturally occurring material in the body which means it will look and feel natural to the human touch. And since Dr. Steinbrech tailors body banking to the patient’s specific needs and goals, the custom-created technique produces excellent results.
With body banking, patients are essentially benefitting from two procedures in one session. Therefore, it is a time-saving and cost-effective procedure. Body banking is relatively quick to perform too – it takes about an hour to complete and offers instant results. Additionally, the new muscular contours achieved by body banking can last for years, and may even be permanent.
Treatment Areas for Body Banking
Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance the following areas:
- Gluteal Muscles
Body Banking vs. Traditional Liposuction
Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves gently suctioning out excess fat in predetermined areas using a cannula. While the procedure creates a slimmer and smoother appearance, there are limits on how far fat removal can go when it comes to sculpting the body. Liposuction alone can’t add shape and fullness to the legs, nor can it create gladiator abs or bigger biceps. Dr. Steinbrech improves on the standard liposuction procedure by adding an extra step that shapes, sculpts, and adds more dimension to the body. To learn more about traditional liposuction, please visit ncbi.gov.
A body banking procedure using tumescent liposuction will also take less time to perform than a traditional liposuction procedure. Most patients will only spend about an hour in the operating room for body banking. Traditional liposuction patients, on the other hand, could undergo a longer procedure, sometimes taking up to 5 hours, depending on how much tissue is being removed and the number of treatment areas. Any discomfort is minimal, and body banking offers lower downtime than most traditional liposuction procedures.
Eliminate Stubborn Fat With Body Banking From Our NYC Plastic Surgery Clinic
Dr. Steinbrech is an expert in male plastic surgery and body contouring procedures, and is leading the new waves of techniques in the field of aesthetics. Are you ready to achieve your dream physique? Contact our New York City plastic surgery clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.
How To Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon in NYC For You
Choosing the right plastic surgeon is not as simple as doing an online search and finding the nearest doctor who “seems like a good fit” to perform your desired procedure. Nor should you choose one who is the most entertaining on social media. Whether going for a facelift or rhinoplasty procedure, choosing the best plastic surgeon involves plenty of research, consultations, and conversations. After all, you will have to live with the results of your plastic surgery for many years, if not for the rest of your life.
By investing time to do your homework, you’ll be in a better position to choose a surgeon in Manhattan, New York who will deliver beautiful, natural-looking results while safeguarding your health.
Find a Plastic Surgeon Who Specializes in What You Want
Cosmetic surgery encompasses a whole spectrum of surgical as well as non-surgical procedures, and each area of cosmetic surgery will require a different set of skills. Operating on a nose, for instance, involves working with bone and cartilage which are completely different from operating on breasts which mostly consist of soft tissue. Choose a surgeon who is not only board-certified in cosmetic surgery, but has substantial experience in the procedure you want.
Plastic Surgeons vs. Facial Plastic Surgeons
Plastic surgeons are trained in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the entire body, including the face. Their training is more comprehensive, with a less exclusive focus on the face and neck. Facial plastic surgeons, on the other hand, are specifically trained in procedures exclusively for the face and neck. This means facial plastic surgeons have specialized knowledge of the complex anatomy and function of the face and neck, and a deeper understanding that both aesthetics and function are critical to achieving optimal results.
Experience, Expertise at Gotham Plastic Surgery
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Philip Miller, is considered one of the country’s leading experts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation. He specializes in cosmetic facial procedures and can create custom treatment plans that combine minimally invasive treatments, innovative surgical techniques, and advanced technology to help patients achieve the best version of themselves. He has over 20 years of experience within the facial plastic surgery industry and has performed over 5,000 successful surgeries. His approach combines art and science with skill and innovation to provide thousands of patients in Manhattan, New York with natural-looking results that exceed their goals.
Dr. Miller offers customized treatments using his own patented NatraLook. The NatraLook process ensures patients undergo an enriching experience in which they achieve results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. Procedures Dr. Miller offersinclude:
Rhinoplasty can improve the nose’s appearance by reshaping, reducing, or augmenting the nose, removing a hump, narrowing the nostril width, or changing the angle between the nose and mouth. In addition to aesthetics, Dr. Miller can also improve nasal function by correcting injuries, birth defects, and certain breathing problems.
Also known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is designed to counteract the signs of aging in the mid to lower face and neck, such as wrinkles, deep creases, jowls, loose folds, and fat deposits. During surgery, Dr. Miller tightens muscles and removes excess fat and skin to restore a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance.
Also known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, a blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eye area by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids to improve a puffy, sagging, or tired appearance. The procedure results in a more youthful and refreshed appearance to the eyelids. Dr. Miller can perform blepharoplasty for cosmetic purposes, such as to improve aging symptoms or for functional reasons, such as droopy eyelids that interfere with the patient’s field of vision.
Consider Their Education and Experience
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) formed a board exclusively dedicated to a cosmetic surgeon’s education, training, and certification – and this is one of the most dependable ways of finding out if a surgeon is properly trained and experienced in cosmetic surgery.
ABCS is a certifying board that tests a surgeon’s knowledge and experience exclusively in cosmetic surgery. Their surgeons have completed a fellowship (1-2 years) where they have trained exclusively in cosmetic surgery and patient care. Furthermore, their surgeons are carefully screened to ensure the highest level of patient safety, ethical practice, and outstanding moral character.
In addition to the surgeon’s education and credentials, experience matters too. The more times a plastic surgeon performs a particular procedure, the better your results will likely be. Experience is what allows a plastic surgeon to prevent or recognize surgical complications should they occur, or develop the aesthetic eye to create pleasing results.
Ask how many patients with your specific concern the plastic surgeon has treated. If you need a specific procedure, ask how many of the procedures the doctor has performed and find out about complication rates (complications the doctor has encountered, as well as your own risk of complications).
Read Patient Reviews & Testimonials
Doing your homework and reading what other people have to say about a surgeon will provide a lot of insight into how a doctor communicates with his patients or how he performs his procedures. Patient reviews can reflect other people’s entire journey –from scheduling appointments and wait times in the office to the hospital environment, staff friendliness, and overall patient care. You can also speak with friends and family that you trust can provide honest opinions.
Take your time and don’t rush the decision-making process. You need to feel 100% comfortable with your surgeon and their support team. As you narrow down your list, call each surgeon’s office to see if he or she is accepting new patients. If so, request an appointment to meet and interview the plastic surgeon.
For something as invasive and life-changing as plastic surgery, choose a surgeon who will not only achieve results based on your unique needs and goals, but someone who can provide the support and care you need before, during, and after your procedure.
Consider the Cost
Cost is another critical factor in selecting the right plastic surgeon for you. Keep in mind that like other things in life, you “get what you pay for,” when it comes to plastic surgery. The cost of cosmetic surgery typically represents the surgeon’s skill and experience, as well as the quality of care you can expect to receive.
Schedule a Consultation at Our New York City Plastic Surgery Clinic
Understanding how to find the right facial plastic surgeon is the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals, as you embark on your journey towards a more confident you. To learn more, contact Gotham Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miller and the entire team at his plastic surgery clinic look forward to meeting you and discussing the changes you envision for yourself.
Say Goodbye to the Dad Bod with These Procedures
Women may be known for it, but many men also care about their appearance, which motivates them to stay youthful and fit. Whether it’s keeping a competitive edge in the workplace or simply looking their best, men are beginning to embrace the benefits of cosmetic procedures, especially those that can help them achieve slimmer and more toned physiques.
With innovative techniques, impressive results, and thousands of satisfied patients, Gotham Plastic Surgery is your number one choice for plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures in New York, Manhattan. Dr. Steinbrech is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring. Described by Forbes as the “go-to surgeon for men,” Dr. Steinbrech leads the new wave of techniques in the rapidly advancing field of men’s aesthetics.
The Male Trend
A man’s physical competencies and muscle strength generally reach their peak between 20-30 years of age and then begin to change. The reduction of male hormones, combined with a diminished response to strength training, leads to a natural loss of muscle mass. Men also tend to steadily gain weight from age 30 to 55. Since men typically carry excess weight around the waist, they often develop a pot belly or love handles.
Men’s body goals differ from women’s. Men don’t want to look thin but more toned and defined. They want to get rid of the spare tire and love handles while also achieving obliques and contours that make them look younger and stronger. And men are more willing to turn to cosmetic procedures to help make those goals a reality today. The numbers say it all. According to an ASPS report, 1.1 million men in the US underwent cosmetic procedures in 2020. Liposuction made up 22,815 of those procedures, while 18,575 men underwent breast reduction (gynecomastia).
Liposuction is a clinically proven method of eliminating fat cells and reducing the size of the waist, abdomen, upper arms, hips, thighs, and other areas that have not responded to diet and exercise.
Dr. Steinbrech performs liposuction on an outpatient basis at his JCAHO-accredited plastic surgery clinic at Gotham Plastic Surgery. Depending on the size and number of treatment areas, as well as the amount of fat to be removed, liposuction may take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete. He may administer local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or an epidural.
Dr. Steinbrech makes very small incisions in the treatment area, through which a narrow, blunt-tipped tube known as a cannula is inserted. He will then manipulate the cannula to disrupt the fat cells which are then suctioned out. The result is a slimmer, more contoured body shape.
Advanced liposuction techniques offer several advantages over traditional liposuction, including more precise fat removal and quicker recovery times. Examples of advanced liposuction techniques include:
- Tumescent liposuction – Dr. Steinbrech first injects a saline (salt water) solution that includes a local anesthetic called lidocaine and a small amount of adrenaline to help decrease bruising and bleeding.
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – Ultrasonic energy is first applied to liquefy the fat before Dr. Steinbrech removes it through the cannula.
Dr. Steinbrech also performs high-definition liposuction: an innovative approach that uses more precise methods to create more chiseled contours. The technique not only allows him to enhance abdominal muscles, but also the back, arms, calves, and thighs for a complete body transformation.
Body Banking: An Innovative Approach to Body Contouring
Dr. Steinbrech combines his high definition liposuction with a proprietary procedure known as body banking, his signature fat transfer procedure that takes body contouring to a whole new level.
Body fat makes for a source to shape and sculpt areas of the face and body. The method involves designating specific areas for fat removal, using proper fat-purification techniques, and introducing fat to parts of the body to produce the desired body contours.
Dr. Steinbrech uses selective fat transfer to enhance areas like the pectorals, shoulders, biceps, triceps, glutes, and calves. The strategically placed fat provides the appearance of muscle enhancement, providing that coveted chiseled look. He can perform body banking on its own or with the addition of silicone implants.
Implants for Everyone
Despite dieting, exercising, and weight lifting, some men simply cannot build or define certain body parts like the chest, pectoral muscles, calves, and buttocks. In these situations, body implants can help restore balance and enhance the male body shape. Implants are made of soft but solid silicone that mimics natural tissue or muscle. When inserted, they can shape the following areas:
These implants are long-lasting and provide men a permanent change to their physiques.
The Torso Tuck for a Full Lift
For men who have lost a significant amount of weight rapidly, one side effect they may experience is excess flab and skin. This can make any man lose confidence, especially when wearing a swimsuit or during intimacy with a partner. Dr. Steinbrech’s torso tuck procedure can address this problem by removing loose skin to create smoother and sleeker body contours.
During the procedure at his NYC plastic surgery clinic, which is typically done under general anesthesia, Dr. Steinbrech makes incisions near the buttocks, inner thighs, or near the bottom of the stomach. Excess skin is removed and smoothed firmly over the new body contour. The incisions will be closed via sutures. In addition to removing excess skin, Dr. Steinbrech may add some body banking to further sculpt the body.
What No Man Wants to Talk About: Gynecomastia Treatments
Enlarged male breasts, medically referred to as gynecomastia, affects more than 60% of the male population at some stage in life. Whether caused by medications, heredity factors, hormonal imbalance, or being overweight, gynecomastia is often a sensitive topic for men.
For men who are unable to resolve gynecomastia symptoms despite initial efforts, Dr. Steinbrech in New York, Manhattan can help improve its appearance and restore a firmer, flatter male chest. There are two surgical methods for treating enlarged male breasts: liposuction surgery, which removes breast fat only, and male breast reduction surgery, which removes breast gland tissue.
Dr. Steinbrech has developed a unique technique for breast reduction surgery using mini-incisions to remove the glandular tissue and fat without a larger incision that can leave visible scarring. Dr. Steinbrech can give patients more natural-looking results, as well as more confidence in their toned, well-contoured bodies.
Schedule a Body Contouring Treatment at our Plastic Surgery Clinic Today
Dr. Steinbrech can provide customized treatments for the skin and body. The NatraLook® Process ensures that you will undergo an enriching experience in which you achieve results that are rewarding in both physical and emotional ways. Are you ready to transform your body into a sculpted, natural-looking powerhouse? Contact Gotham Plastic Surgery in New York, Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.
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 surgeon Dr. Philip Miller breaks down how you can turn the plunging temperature to your advantage:
Keeping your face covered from the cold
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
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 at a company picnic next spring, no one will guess your secret. At Gotham Plastic Surgery, we 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.