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Our blog is dedicated to those who would like to learn more about the latest news in surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures. At New Look New Life, we try to provide real-time information about a rapidly evolving field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Rhinoplasty

Manhattan rhinoplasty patient at New Look New Life Surgical Arts The practice of cosmetic surgery has made huge strides over the past decade, allowing surgeons to provide more natural, aesthetically-pleasing, and elegant results than ever before. However, no matter how advanced the technology or how sophisticated the surgical techniques may become, nothing can replace the artistic eye and skill of a talented facial plastic surgeon. Simply put, not all surgeons are created equal. This is rarely more apparent than in the case of rhinoplasty (commonly known as a “nose job”).

The nose is one of the most visible features on your face, as immediately noticeable as your eyes and smile. And while you want to choose a surgeon who will provide you with a safe procedure with as little downtime as possible, it’s also of utmost importance that you choose a surgeon with the experience, artistic ability and knowledge of the anatomy of the nose to create a truly beautiful result.

Some surgeons may be skilled at other cosmetic procedures but lack the training and experience to perform outstanding facial surgery. Prior to your surgery is the time to find that out!

When choosing a surgeon for your rhinoplasty, it’s important to do your research. If you know anyone who has had a good rhinoplasty, ask them about their procedure and their experience with that surgeon. Read reviews and ask questions. Many surgeons will provide a free consultation, which gives you a chance to meet the doctor in advance and assess your comfort level with him or her. Never choose a surgeon who you feel intimidated by—if you’re afraid to ask questions or communicate clearly, your experience will be negatively impacted.

Here are some important questions you should get answered before choosing a surgeon for your rhinoplasty:

  1. What are your credentials and certifications?

You can usually learn about a potential surgeon’s education, training, and board certifications online. If your surgeon does not have a web presence of some form, this may be a red flag. Ideally, you should choose a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Facial and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Surgeons who have these certifications have had to undergo extensive specialized training and are truly committed to the field of facial plastic surgery.

  1. How many rhinoplasty procedures have you done?

Your surgeon should be able to provide you with this number—and a good one will have done hundreds, if not thousands, during the course of his career. As with anything, the more times you do something, the better you get. Choose a surgeon who has the “numbers” to have developed advanced technique and expertise if you want to increase your chances of having a beautiful outcome.

  1. May I see your before and after photo gallery?

This is a reasonable and common request. Make sure your surgeon provides you with pictures of patients he has actually operated on, and not stock photos. This will help you to understand the surgeon’s capabilities.

  1. May I see some testimonials or references from your previous rhinoplasty patients regarding their results?

Reputable surgeons should be able to easily produce several patient statements from satisfied rhinoplasty patients, as well as the before and after photos to go with them. If a surgeon isn’t willing to provide these, it may be that he just doesn’t have them.

  1. Can you make my nose look like a particular famous person?

If you have a celebrity “nose crush,” make sure to ask the surgeon about the possibility of reshaping your nose to imitate the nose of your dreams. Beware a surgeon who promises you he can make your nose exactly like someone else’s. Unless your nose has the identical structure of your goal nose, and your face the exact same shape and bone structure, it may not be feasible or even desirable to give you an exact copy. A trustworthy surgeon will discuss the features of your desired nose with you and come up with a plan that makes you happy, while keeping expectations realistic.

  1. What is the cost of this procedure?

You will probably find the cost of rhinoplasty to be fairly consistent over a geographical area, provided you are choosing surgeons with similar levels of expertise. If you find a surgeon who quotes you a price that is drastically less than others you have seen, you need to think carefully about choosing this surgeon. As with everything in life, “you get what you pay for,” and a rhinoplasty procedure is not where you want to find a rock-bottom price. A new, beautiful nose frequently gives patients greatly increased levels of self-confidence, and a new, poorly-done nose can do just the opposite. Remember, you’re not saving any money if you have to pay another surgeon to fix it later.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation at New Look New Life Surgical Arts

If you’re interested in a rhinoplasty, please contact our cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan at (855) 361-8492 or Westchester at (855) 299-7046 to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation. New Look New Life Surgical Arts serves clients in surrounding areas of New York City.

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Which Injectable is Right for Your Needs?

Injectable cosmetic treatments are a great way to rejuvenate your appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers can target most facial concerns such as sunken cheeks, deep lines and wrinkles, and thin lips. Learn more about the benefits of each type of injectable in the infographic below. 

Discover which of these 6 injectables is right for your cosmetic goals
If you’re interested in one of the injectables listed above or have questions, please contact our cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (646) 559-2854. We provide cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments to patients in surrounding areas of New York City. 

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7 Facts About Enlarged Male Breasts

Many people believe enlarged male breasts only affect obese men, but gynecomastia is a condition that impacts men of any size and age. Gynecomastia is the overgrowth of glandular breast tissue and can’t be treated through weight loss, contrary to popular belief. Learn more facts about enlarged male breasts from our Manhattan cosmetic surgeons in the infographic below. 
Enlarged male breasts, gynecomastia, is treated through cosmetic surgery in Manhattan

If you struggle with gynecomastia, please contact our cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (646) 559-2854. We provide cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments to patients in surrounding areas of New York City. 

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Liposuction or Tummy Tuck: Which Is Right for You?

Slim torso of a woman in bra and panties, holding a tape measure wrapped around stomach after liposuctionIf you’re looking to trim your stomach fat, pinch your waist, or otherwise enhance your body contour as we move into the new year, you’ve probably looked into cosmetic surgery. Two procedures that people are often confused about are tummy tuck and liposuction. It can be difficult to know which procedure you need, as on the surface they perform the same task of reducing fat in order to create a better body shape.
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Breast Augmentation with Inverted Nipple Surgery

Woman after breast augmentation wearing a black braBreast augmentation is the single most popular plastic surgery procedure in America. It can help improve the size and shape of your breasts, creating a more shapely figure that is nicely symmetrical and well-proportioned.

Typically, breast augmentation does not involve the nipples. However, many women are bothered by inverted nipples. If you have nipples that dip inwards at the center, we can perform inverted nipple surgery to correct the shape of your nipples at the same time as your breast augmentation.

If you are ready to take the first step towards the beautiful, feminine figure you’ve always wanted, contact NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Karlinsky at New Look New Life by calling 646-559-2854 today.

Do You Have Inverted Nipples?

Inverted nipples are normal, with up to 10% of women having at least one inverted nipple. If you’ve always had inverted nipples, it’s nothing to worry about medically, although it might cause self-consciousness or embarrassment in situations where others may see your nipples. However, if you notice a change from a regular nipple to an inverted nipple, see a doctor just in case.

Inverted nipples are either flat against the areola, or sink inwards instead of protruding outwards. There are different grades of nipple inversion, progressing from mild to severe. During your consultation, we can assess your nipples and let you know if you are a candidate for surgery to correct your inversion.

Why Have Inverted Nipple Surgery with Breast Augmentation?

Nipple correction surgery is a fairly simple procedure with immediately visible results and very little downtime. If you are planning to have breast augmentation surgery and want to correct your nipples at the same time, it makes sense to have both procedures done at once.

Benefits of breast augmentation with nipple correction surgery include:

  • Larger yet still natural looking breasts
  • Beautifully erect nipples that complement your new breasts
  • Symmetrical, nicely shaped breasts with symmetrical, nicely shaped nipples

Beautiful breasts deserve beautiful nipples, and our patients find that nipple correction surgery with their breast augmentation lifts their self-confidence and enhances their overall quality of life. Most patients with inverted nipples who opt for corrective surgery are very satisfied with their decision.

Cost of Nipple Correction Surgery with Breast Augmentation

The cost of your inverted nipple surgery with breast augmentation will vary depending on a number of factors, including the degree of your nipple inversion and the complexity of your procedure. We will be happy to provide you an exact quote during your consultation.

We know that cosmetic surgery can be a large expense, so we provide financing plans to help each of our patients fit their surgery into their budget. We accept CareCredit and United Medical Credit, both of which provide flexible options with low to no APR plans. We can help you decide on the plan that works best with your budget and lifestyle, and help you apply if needed.

Schedule Your Nipple Correction and Breast Augmentation Consultation

If you have been thinking about breast augmentation surgery or nipple correction surgery, don’t hesitate to contact New Look New Life today at 646-559-2854. We have offices in Manhattan and Westchester for the convenience of all of our greater New York City patients.

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Lost Volume in the Lips or Under the Eyes? Fill Them In!

If you feel like your appearance could use a volumizing boost, then you’re not alone. Every year, millions of injectable filler treatments are given in the U.S. to rejuvenate and revitalize aging features. They are extremely effective at providing high-quality results to correct under-eye and lip concerns with quick treatments and little to no downtime. Now you can look your best without having to take time away from more important things in life. More »

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Fall Refresh! Dr. Karlinsky Answers Your Questions About Sculptra®

Karlinsky, Sculptra - ImageSculptra® is a unique filler that gradually restores volume to the face by encouraging your skin’s natural production of its own building blocks. Because Sculptra is different from the other filler options that we perform at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, many of our patients have questions about what Sculptra is and how it can rejuvenate their appearance. Dr. Karlinsky, our very own Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, took the time to answer a few of the questions that she most often hears from our New York City patients.
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Doing More with Forever Young BBL™ – Rejuvenate Your Neck, Chest, & Hands

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When we think about skin-rejuvenation treatments that encourage younger, healthier-looking skin, we tend to focus on the complexion of our face. Yet, as many of our New York City patients know all too well, the wear and tear of their aging skin is not exclusive to their faces. The neck, chest, arms, and hands are also susceptible to the unfortunate effects of aging. More »

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Get that Summer Glow

Karlinsky, Summer Skin - Image Let our aesthetic experts at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts create more youthful skin during the lazy days of summer. While it’s hard to say that there are any true lazy days here in the city that never sleeps, any New Yorker knows just how hard the summer season can be on a healthy complexion. Combined with sun damage, the hot and humid weather can take a toll your skin’s natural glow. Fortunately, with the help of New Look New Life’s team of aesthetic specialists, there are steps you can take to help you achieve beautiful skin all summer long.
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How to Tell Your Family & Friends About Your Decision to Have Cosmetic Surgery

Karlinsky, Revealing PS - ImageYou’ve made your mind up and decided to schedule your cosmetic enhancement at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts. Now, you have another choice to make. Will you tell your family and friends? And if/when you do, how will you break your big news? We understand that this can be a hard thing to tell loved ones, but for many, it is an important next step.
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Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Carey J. Nease, MD

Victoria Karlinksy M.D. and Carey J. Nease, MD

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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