Our blog is dedicated to those who would like to learn more about the latest news in surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
We try to provide a real-time information about a rapidly evolving field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.
November 20th, 2013
Women consider breast augmentation for many different reasons. Yet the common motive always seems to be, we want to look and feel our best.
The tenderness experienced originates from the muscle expanding to make room for the implant. The pain around the breast area is normal due to the pectoralis muscle being lifted off of the chest wall. Your level of pain during the first few days will vary depending on the size of the implant that is chosen.
While there are several things you can do to minimize the pain and discomfort, in our practice patients receive two types of medication to try and make this transition as comfortable as possible. Flexeril is our prescription of choice in combination with a narcotic pain medication. We recommend Flexeril because it acts within the central nervous system to relax skeletal muscles. It is not an analgesic. It works by inhibiting motor signals that can cause muscle spasms and involuntary muscle contractions. Patients have voiced a preference for this drug because it does not cause nausea and reduces the need for narcotic pain medications.
Because Flexeril is known to cause drowsiness, we suggest that patients take it prior to going to bed and not before work or operating heavy machinery. When used as directed it is known to make the recovery time easier and allows you to return to work as soon as three days after surgery.
Our office is dedicated to doing everything we can to make your surgical experience with us as comfortable as possible.
October 28th, 2013
The trick is to always keep them guessing but that can be hard when certain features give you away. Your neck can give away more than just your age. Gravity can drag you down and keep you from looking your absolute best. A face lift
can be one way to get rid of all that excess skin and smooth out all of those unwanted years but for those of you that are looking for a more natural and non-invasive treatment there’s Ultherapy
Ultherapy is a way for you to fight gravity on your own terms. With this treatment there is no downtime and your results reveal a more natural and noticeable effect on your skin. This in office procedure creates new collagen that builds over time and all that’s required is 60-90 minutes of your day. In a course of 2-3 months patients begin to see the results and continue to see improvement for up to 6 months. From lifting to tightening of the skin on the neck, chin, jaw line and brow this treatment does wonders for men and women who are looking for that added boost without having to compromise their daily activities.
With the help of ultrasound technology this treatment specifically targets the deep foundation below the skin. This is the only FDA approved procedure that uses ultrasound imaging which allows us to actually see the layers of tissue we treat so that we can deposit the energy to where it would be most effective. This treatment however is not a replacement for a face lift
, it simply provides an alternative for those who want the effects of a lift but are not ready for surgery. It also appeals to the younger crowd who wants to take preventative measures against aging or is looking to prolong the effects of cosmetic surgery.
We would consider a good candidate for Ultherapy
to be someone with skin that isn’t as firm and toned as it used to be. For instance sagging of the eyelids, neck or under the chin are often the first signs of skin aging that is losing laxity. However this varies from patient to patient and can only be properly determined after a full consultation. Our Ultherapy page
listed on our website and can help determine whether this is something you can benefit from.
October 14th, 2013
is considered by women for many different reasons. Whether it’s enhancing the breast size because it’s too small, achieving a proportionate size or restoring firmness and shape, the fact is women want to feel and look their best. Of course every woman has their reasoning for considering breast augmentation, but once you’ve decided this is what’s right for you educate yourself on the different implant alternatives.
The number one question seems to be, what is the difference between a saline and a silicone implant. However the real question should be which is a better fit for the individual since it is important to know that “every women is different”. A variety of options are available to fit the need and sought after result but silicone still seems to be the most popular choice among our patients.
The consistency of the gel make it attractive to women who are not looking to give up the natural feel of their breast while increasing the size.
Chosing the right implant became a little bit more complex. Earlier this year the FDA added a new option “The shaped memory gel implants”, the Natrelle 410. Created with the modern woman in mind this choice of implant offers a different approach to breast augmentation. Now to the added natural feel, women can also maintain the natural tear shape. Natrelle 410 is quickly becoming the most desireable implant on the market for women who want a perfect silhouette.
Choosing the right implant is a decision that depends on a number of factors. Speaking with Dr. Karlinsky about which implant alternative is best suited to meet your personal goals is crucial to patient satisfaction. We invite you to explore our Surgery of the Season
page and check out the tools bar where we’ve included a 3D Breast Augmentation Turorial Video as well as a 3D Breast Implant Simulator. We look forward to seeing you at your next step: “ consultation
July 31st, 2013
New Look New Life Surgical Arts presents its new skin care regimen designed to prolong the results of Botox™ and fillers.
The new European trend is to enhance the results and the longevity of traditional botulinoum toxin and alyuronic acid fillers with serum formulated of the same active ingredients.
FillRigen is a highly effective serum that encourages firm, yet silky and soft skin. Infused with active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, it targets blemishes caused by acne and scarring. The main components found in this product transform the skin and distribute anti-aging benefits that fortify the skin’s natural renewing ability. By applying it daily, you will progressively improve the longevity of your Restylane and Perlane
BoRigen is a potent cream engineered to transform and illuminate the skin. By releasing key ingredients, it diminishes and prevents wrinkles on the face caused by cell aging or by the contraction of muscles in facial expressions. Used in conjuction with Botox
, BoRigen will help tighten the skin and retain firmness.
July 23rd, 2013
Super fabulous high heels seem to be the new trend. Whether you’re walking down the runway or walking to your next meeting, people never fail to notice your stride.
What does your walk say about you?
Strapping on the inches of your favorite designer pair can sometimes be painful, and has left women looking for ways to cope with hours of wear. A “loub job”, nicknamed in honor of world renowned designer Christian Louboutin after his latest 8-inch heel master piece, is a treatment that allows doctors to strategically inject fillers to the balls, heels and bony edges of the feet to create that extra pillowy cushion.
Finally, women can enjoy 2 to 3 months of extra padding. So whether you live in heels or are planning for your next big event, this is the solution for you. Everyone from celebrities to average gals suffer from the effects of this fashion-driven trend. Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky
, says, “Being able to walk with confidence, instead of pain, in your favorite pair of shoes is priceless. Men have a power tie and women have the elegance of heels; own it.”
Source and Image Credit: BotoxForum.com
July 19th, 2013
They say that a person’s eyes can tell a story or that you can get lost in something as simple as a glance from a stranger. Yet most chose to hide their bright eyes behind a layer of saggy skin because they don’t know what else to do. Creams, sleep and the old wives tale of frozen spoons just don’t seem to cut it anymore when it comes to getting rid of that exhausted look. Well then maybe it’s time to look into a more permanent solution.
, better known as eyelid surgery, can remove excess skin on the lower and upper eyelids. It works by tightening the skin around the eyes, therefor giving you that well rested younger looking appearance. We’ve put together a list of our most FAQ’s to help you figure out whether you’re the right candidate for an “eye lift”.
What is Blepharoplasty?
It is cosmetic procedure that is done by removing or re-drapping the excess fat as well as extra skin from the upper and lower lid. The patient will look completely refreshed and rejuvenated.
Am I the best candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons. It is recommended to men and women who are looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. This surgery is a quick fix for baggy skin above or below the eye that cause puffiness and give off a droopy look. By tightening and smoothing the area a brighter and more revived look is what you end up with!
How long is surgery and how soon will I see results?
Surgery can be anywhere between 1-2 hours. As far as results go, it’s INSTANT GRATIFICATION and as the swelling subsides in the weeks following you will continue to see improvements.
What about recovery, what should I expect?
Mild discomfort is expected during the initial recovery period. During the first few days you will have mild to moderate swelling of the lids. Healing takes about a week, so ladies no eye make-up and if you wear contact lenes when the swelling goes down you can resume normal wear.
Waking up after a good nights sleep to only realize that you still look exhausted is everyone’s nightmare. Yet knowing that this is what lies ahead every morning when you look at the mirror is torture. You should always look as great as you feel and while this surgery sounds extensive and messy, it’s not. Besides a little information never hurt anyone so check out our youtube video
and see whether it’s something that can work for you!
July 3rd, 2013
We've all finished with our spring cleaning, but what do we do about all those pesky webs that just don’t seem to go away? With summer already here and the new collection of swim wear being showcased on every beach, we want to be able to order just about anything and not worry about those pesky veins running down our legs. The truth is that there is a way to rid ourselves of the embarrassment with just one visit to our trusted beauty guru. So ladies, this is an opportunity for us to flaunt our stems and head out the door. After 3 seasons of covering up I feel that all I would need is a point in the right direction. Confidence is what this FDA approved treatment offers and the results are breath taking!
Now I understand our natural instinct as women would be to question this miracle treatment but let me tell you the answers are in plain sight. So before I clue you in on your friends’ best kept secret let’s discuss what spider veins are and what even causes these annoying little defined trickles down our legs. Spider veins (1mm in diameter) are those very small and fine red and blue veins that are close to the surface and can branch out long enough to look like your family tree. Now reticular veins (1 to 3mm in diameter) those are feeder veins and are beneath the surface of the skin. They become enlarged because of increased pressure in the vein and can be hereditary. However both these veins can be caused by many different factors:
- Overweight and Obesity
- Prolonged Standing
is the latest in sclerotheraphy treatments. It is administered at our practice by Dr. Victoria Karlinsky
to treat these two different types of veins. The treatment session lasts 15 to 45 minutes but your results last up 26 weeks! Now this can really give you the freedom that you've been longing for.
February 22nd, 2013
Following seven years of research, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday the approval of the Natrelle 410 breast implant. These silicone gel-filled implants, used for 20 years in Europe and Canada, are anatomically shaped to provide more natural breast enhancement results for women of all ages.
is pleased to offer these proven safe breast implants for cosmetic breast augmentation
. The anatomical shape of the Natrelle implants creates a more natural-looking, curved breast. Additionally, the Natrelle implant contains a more cohesive gel filler that enhances uniformity.
Women have the option of traditional, rounded breast implants or a naturally-sloping implant.
Based on research conducted by Allergan, the maker of Natrelle breast implants, 96.5% of patients remain satisfied with their Natrelle 410 implant seven years after augmentation.
Schedule a complimentary consultation
to learn more about Dr. Karlinsky’s expert NYC breast implants.
February 1st, 2013
On behalf of Dr. Victoria Karlinsky and everyone at New Look New Life Surgical Arts, we would like to thank you all for attending the event!
We had a wonderful turn out and can't wait to see you for the next one! In addition, we are thrilled to announce our winner of the raffle....Congratulations Deborah S!
December 3rd, 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Ultherapy Full Neck
Last month, the Ulthera® system received FDA approval to non-invasively lift lax tissue on the neck and submental area. For years, we’ve heard about the significant concerns patients have with sagging skin under their chins and on their neck. Now Ultherapy has a treatment to address this issue – in a single session with no downtime.
Ultherapy is the only FDA approved procedure to Lift, Tone and Tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin.
This is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses ultrasound without disturbing the surface of the skin. It heats the tissue below the surface to naturally stimulate and create new collagen.
On the Upside, there is No downtime!