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Rhinoplasty in New York

Manhattan woman displays rhinoplasty results at New Look New Life

Cosmetic and functional nasal concerns are prevalent among men and women of all ages, whether they were present at birth or stemmed from a traumatic injury.  Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a “nose job,” reshapes the nasal structure by surgically altering the cartilage, bone, and skin in your nose to improve aesthetics and breathing capabilities. Rhinoplasty is a surgery of millimeters, and the tiniest change can present a significant improvement to your facial structure. If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose or have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum, contact the rhinoplasty specialists at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts in Manhattan to see if nose surgery is right for you.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons are dedicated to providing the highest caliber of facial enhancement treatments to our patients. We customize all of our cosmetic procedures to ensure that your surgery is safe and your results are beautiful and natural looking. From your first consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is performed on men and women to correct aesthetic and functional nasal concerns, including:
  • Uneven facial proportions, including a nose that is “too large” or “too small”
  • Wide noses, including the bridge and tip
  • Bulbous tips
  • Flared or pinched nostrils
  • Crooked noses
  • Drooping nasal tips
  • Enlarged nasal tips
  • Protruding nasal tips
  • Bump on nasal bridges
  • Deviated septums

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial enhancement surgery performed on men, women, and teenagers to correct cosmetic and functional nasal concerns that stem from birth or traumatic injury. Ideal candidates for this surgery do not smoke, are generally healthy, and have realistic expectations for their results.

What Is Discussed During My Rhinoplasty Consultation?

Your rhinoplasty is customized to your needs, and a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to your surgery’s success. During this meeting, your surgeon will:
  • Discuss your rhinoplasty goals
  • Evaluate your skin, bone, and cartilage condition
  • Take “before” photos
  • Measure your nose in relation to your other facial features
  • Explain your surgical options, including the difference between closed and open rhinoplasty
  • Recommend any combination procedures
  • Develop a surgical plan
If you think you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is performed according to each patient’s unique needs and goals. Depending on the extent of modification, your nose surgery may be performed using incisions within the nostrils or through an external incision between your nostrils.  Rhinoplasty corrects nasal concerns by narrowing the nasal bridge, altering nostril openings, reshaping the tip of the nose, or straightening an off-center, crooked nose.

What Is Closed Rhinoplasty?


Closed rhinoplasty is chosen for patients who require minimal correction to their nasal structure. This technique does not require any external incisions; instead, the incisions are made within the nostrils for complete scar concealment. Through the incisions, your surgeon may shave down the cartilage and bone or add grafts taken from the septum, ear, or rib.

What Is Open Rhinoplasty? 


Open rhinoplasty is ideal for patients who require more extensive correction to their nasal structure. This technique includes an additional incision across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils) so that your surgeon can lift the skin back for increased visualization.  Through the incisions, your surgeon may shave down the cartilage and bone or add grafts taken from the septum, ear, or rib.   Open rhinoplasty results in an external “zig-zag” scar across the base of the columella.

Should I Combine My Nose Surgery With Facelift Surgery?

While rhinoplasty is commonly performed as a standalone procedure, it can be combined with facelift surgery to address the beginning signs of aging. Facelift surgery addresses fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on the lower two-thirds of the face, from the cheeks to the jawline (and sometimes the neck). For patients who experience signs of aging around the eyes or forehead, rhinoplasty may be combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or brow lift surgery.

Should I Combine My Rhinoplasty With Cheek or Chin Augmentation?

Rhinoplasty is a facial augmentation procedure, and some patients choose to combine this with other facial surgeries, such as chin augmentation or cheek augmentation to maintain facial balance and symmetry.

What Are Your Nose Surgery Concerns?

What Will My Rhinoplasty Recovery Be Like?


Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, and you will return home shortly after you awake from your surgery. You will likely be required to wear a nasal splint for five to seven days, and your nose will be packed with gauze. Bruising and swelling are expected around the eyes and cheeks, which will typically start to subside within one week.  During this time, we ask that you rest and sleep in an upright position to encourage proper blood flow. This will help to minimize swelling further. Most rhinoplasty patients are able to return to work and social engagements within two to three weeks of their rhinoplasty without noticeable signs of the surgery; however, strenuous activity and intensive workouts should be avoided for at least three to six weeks. The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached during the recovery period.

Is Rhinoplasty Painful?


Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia to prevent any physical pain during the surgery. Some slight discomfort may develop in the following hours and days that can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. As your nose will be packed with gauze, it is common to experience some discomfort and breathing difficulty during the first few days of your recovery. This is very normal and will dissipate shortly. 

Will My Rhinoplasty Leave Scars?


Fortunately, rhinoplasty techniques do not result in significant scarring. The extent of your rhinoplasty scars will depend on the surgical method chosen. There is no external scarring for closed rhinoplasty and only a small scar between the nostrils for open rhinoplasty, which would only be visible if your head was tilted back. All scars will fade with time and can be concealed with makeup.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in New York?

Rhinoplasty is tailored to your personal needs. Therefore, the cost of your rhinoplasty will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings and appointments. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts. We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your rhinoplasty in New York.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty?

How should I prepare for my rhinoplasty? 


Because rhinoplasty is performed under anesthesia, you will be required to stop smoking and taking blood thinners, including ibuprofen, aspirin, and some herbal supplements, for at least two weeks before and after your surgery.  You will also need to arrange for a ride to and from our surgery center and plan ample time off work and your day-to-day obligations.

When will I see the results of my rhinoplasty?

While your initial rhinoplasty results can be seen within a few weeks of your procedure, your final results can take between six months and one year to fully develop. This is due to internal bruising and swelling.

Are there any risks associated with rhinoplasty?

You are in experienced hands with the board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts. However, as with all surgical procedures, there is a risk of potential complications. These complications include:
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Nasal septal perforation
  • Loss of skin sensation (numbness)
  • Unfavorable scarring
You can reduce your risk of these and any other potential complications by following all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty?


While there is no non-surgical way to reduce the size of the nose, some patients can undergo a non-surgical rhinoplasty to augment nasal shape or projection. This is achieved using injectable fillers. Dermal fillers can add temporary shape and projection to the bridge or tip of the nose.

Will rhinoplasty help me breathe better?


While rhinoplasty is commonly performed to enhance nasal aesthetics, it can also be utilized to improve nasal function. This is accomplished by a variation of the procedure known as septoplasty. Septoplasty repairs the inner structure of the nose, including the correction of a deviated septum.

How do I know if I am a teenage rhinoplasty candidate?


Rhinoplasty is one of the few cosmetic surgeries that is safely performed on teenagers. To be a candidate for rhinoplasty, teenagers must have a fully developed nasal structure (which usually occurs at 14 for girls and 15 to 16 for boys) and be emotionally mature enough to accept the physical changes to their facial structures.

Will my rhinoplasty results be permanent?


Because rhinoplasty augments the inner structure of your nose, the results are not expected to change significantly. While some age-related laxity may develop around the nose, rhinoplasty results are considered permanent.  It is very challenging to anticipate how a patient will heal after their rhinoplasty, and additional cosmetic procedures (including revision rhinoplasty) may be needed to improve or alter results. Next Page »

Ultherapy®

Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation in NYC

Tightening, lifting and toning the skin of your face and neck without surgery may sound too good to be true, but it’s not—it’s called Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that helps to stimulate collagen production and achieve a more youthful appearance. Ultherapy requires no incisions and little to no downtime, meaning you can get right back to your fast-paced New York lifestyle while looking younger and younger.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy, coined the uplifting ultrasound, is a non-invasive treatment option that tones and tightens the skin of your face and neck. This non-surgical facelift procedure uses FDA-approved, focused ultrasound energy to stimulate collagen growth beneath the skin’s surface.

Why choose Ultherapy?

  • Surgery-free facelift alternative
  • Toning and tightening of the face and neck
  • Stimulates collagen growth to reduce signs of aging
  • FDA-approved ultrasound therapy

Is Ultherapy right for me?

At New Look New Life, patients are raving about this new facial toning therapy. By stimulating collagen growth, an Ultherapy treatment can help your skin appear firmer and more toned, as well as reduce the signs of aging. For many, it’s a great and effective alternative to a traditional facelift.

Learn more about uplifting Ultherapy. Schedule your consultation at any of our New York offices: Manhattan or Westchester.

When can I schedule my Ultherapy in NYC?

Our team will discuss Ultherapy with you during a brief consultation prior to scheduling the treatment at your convenience. Appointments are available at our three New York locations in Manhattan or Westchester.

How soon will I see results from Ultherapy?

Many patients report skin improvements just after treatment, though the full benefit of your Ultherapy session will come to light within a few months. Your face will continue to look younger and brighter as the new collagen is restored beneath the skin. Full improvement can continue for up to six months after treatment.

How should I prepare for Ultherapy?

No preparation is needed. Just sit back, relax, and envision your more youthful glow.

How long does Ultherapy take?

Ultherapy sessions take about an hour, and you can get right back to your normal routine immediately afterward.

What can I expect during Ultherapy?

Your New York cosmetic surgeon will direct the gentle ultrasound across your facial tissue to stimulate the underlying collagen. Some patients report mild discomfort or tingling during treatment that ceases once the session is complete. 

How long does recovery take?

You can return to your normal activities immediately. You may notice some slight swelling, bruising, or redness that will subside in a day or two.

What are the Ultherapy risks?

Ultherapy is not associated with any significant risks other than short-term swelling, tenderness, or tingling.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s cell phone immediately.

How long does Ultherapy last?

Many patients are enjoying the benefits of their Ultherapy treatment a full year later. As your skin continues to age, you may opt for repeat treatments to further encourage new collagen growth.

How much does Ultherapy cost?

At New Look New Life, Ultherapy starts as low as $1,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your Ultherapy treatment will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility fees, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your Ultherapy in New York.

What are patients saying about Ultherapy?

This exciting new facial rejuvenation treatment is getting rave reviews from our patients.

What are the alternatives to Ultherapy?

Other facial rejuvenating options available at New Look New Life include Clear and Brilliant, Liquid Facelifts, and a range of facial fillers and injectables including Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft™, Juvéderm®, and Radiesse®. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is also highly skilled in providing cosmetic surgery procedures, including facelifts, mini facelifts, and brow lifts.

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Fat Grafting in New York, NY

Losing fat is not always as good as it sounds—especially when it’s lost from critical areas of your face. Believe it or not, a little fat goes a long way in making your face appear full and youthful, but as it decreases with age, you can be left with wrinkles and gaunt contours. With facial fat grafting, our team of New York cosmetic surgeons can reduce the signs of aging by transferring fat cells to the face from an area of the body where you don’t need (or want) the excess fat.

The professionals at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts are dedicated to providing you with safe and beautiful results from our highly customizable procedures. From the time you walk through our office doors, you can feel confident that you will be given the care and attention you deserve.

We strive to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have so we can adequately address your concerns.

Fat grafting is performed on women and men to:

  • Restore volume to the face
  • Achieve a younger-looking facial contour
  • Create a slimmer appearance (as the fat must come from your body)

Both men and women benefit from the revitalizing results of the fat grafting procedure. By re-injecting your fat cells, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim can add natural-looking fullness throughout the face. We can also make very detailed improvements to your nasolabial folds, eliminating the wrinkles and tiny lines that appear from the corners of the mouth to the nose. These simple changes will drastically improve your self-confidence and restore your youthful glow.

Fat grafting is also highly successful in correcting imperfections from acne and other forms of facial scarring. Candidates for fat grafting are in generally good health, do not smoke, and have enough fat on their body to take from.

Fat grafting is a customizable procedure that works to achieve your goals and desires. A consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to achieving your perfect look. During your initial consultation, Dr. Karlinksy or Dr. Kim will:

  • Review your medical history
  • Discuss your goals for the procedure
  • Evaluate your skin and face
  • Take photos
  • Explain your options
  • Develop a surgical plan

If you are interested in learning more about how you can benefit from fat grafting, please contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

Fat grafting is performed to provide men and women with a full face and youthful contours. The procedure often takes one and a half to two hours to complete. To personalize your fat grafting, you have many options as to where the fat is taken from.

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will perform your fat grafting in-office at our Manhattan location. Only topical and local anesthetics are needed at the site where the fat will be harvested and on the face where it will be added.

Small amounts of fat are removed from one part of the body—often the abdomen—and then purified before being injected into specific areas of the face. Dr. Karlinsky has extensive experience with fat grafting and other facial filler procedures—always paying expert attention to evenly smoothing the fat as it is being injected.

While fat is most commonly harvested from the abdomen, some patients benefit from having fat taken from the thighs or buttocks.

Many patients undergoing facelift surgery to address deep wrinkles and sagging are also interested in restoring volume for an even more dramatic enhancement. Fat grafting can be combined with facelift surgery to provide men and women with a full, youthful appearance.

What Will My Fat Grafting Recovery Be Like?

Recovery from fat transfer is nearly painless. You may experience slight discomfort in the areas where fat was removed or added, but this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Any swelling or bruising will subside in a week or two.

Since your fat grafting procedure is performed using anesthesia, you will not experience any pain.

Thankfully, no significant incisions are needed to perform fat grafting. There will be very minor incisions made at the fat-harvesting site (as it uses liposuction techniques), but these heal very well and are most often inconspicuous. There are no incisions made at the fat injection site. Therefore, you will be left with your desired results and no scarring.

The cost of facial fat grafting will vary between patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the number of treatment areas. During your initial consultation with one of our surgeons, all details of this affordable facial enhancement procedure will be explained.

We also offer financing options through CareCredit® to help assist you in paying for your fat grafting.

When will I see my facial fat grafting results? 

Fat grafting results are immediate. Just after the procedure, your enhancements may appear slightly larger or fuller than you anticipated. As your surgeon will explain, fat transfer requires the injection of slightly more volume than desired to allow for the body’s natural absorption during healing. This will resolve itself naturally as your face heals and the swelling subsides, resulting in the enhancement you hoped for.

How soon can I have fat grafting?

You can schedule your fat grafting appointment after you are confirmed as a candidate at your initial consultation.

How should I prepare for fat grafting?

Very little preparation is needed for facial fat transfer, but smoking must be avoided for the month surrounding the procedure.

How long does facial fat transfer last? 

Unlike synthetic facial fillers, facial improvements with fat injections can last for years. Depending on the degree of enhancements, some patients require several injections to achieve optimal results.

What are the alternatives to facial fat transfer? 

Patients who prefer synthetic facial fillers are in good hands at New Look New Life. Our New York cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in the use of a full range of facial enhancement injectables and fillers, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane Lyft™, RADIESSE®, and Restylane®, and will help you choose the product that’s right for you.

Fat grafting can also be performed at the same time as a facelift or mini facelift surgery.

Can fat be transferred to any other areas of the body? 

For some patients, fat transfer can add volume to the buttocks or breasts for a more natural butt or breast enlargement.

Fat transfer is used as part of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and can be utilized for fat transfer breast augmentation.

What are the risks associated with fat grafting?

Since fat transfer involves the use of your fat cells, side effects are very minimal. As with other cosmetic procedures, the risk of bleeding or infection is possible. Your body will naturally reabsorb some of the fat cells, so it is possible to experience uneven results. These are easily corrected with a brief follow-up procedure.

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Lip Augmentation in New York, NY

Full and luscious lips are something many women strive for. However, genetics and age often have a plan of their own and may leave you with thinning lips. Our team can perform lip augmentation using dermal fillers or fat transfer to achieve a fuller, natural-looking pout you’ll love showing off.

What Is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a reshaping or plumping of the lips through injectable fillers or facial fat transfer. At New Look New Life, we use a range of dermal fillers—sometimes called lip plumpers—to help patients achieve fuller lips. Our New York cosmetic team is highly skilled in safely and effectively using lip injections such as Restylane®, Restylane Lyft™, and JUVÉDERM®.



Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


Our surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts are committed to providing you with your ideal, beautiful cosmetic results. When you choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, you can feel confident that you will be treated with the highest quality care and attention no matter how big or small your procedure is.

What Are the Benefits of Lip Augmentation?


Lip augmentation is performed to:
  • Achieve fuller, larger lips
  • Enlarge naturally thin lips
  • Plump lips that have thinned with age
  • Balance uneven lips
  • Reduce the appearance of thin lines around the lips

Am I a Candidate for Lip Augmentation?

Candidates for lip augmentation are men and women looking to improve their overall facial appearance with lip augmentation surgery. 

What Is Discussed During My Lip Augmentation Consultation?

Lip augmentation surgery is customized to your needs to provide you with the results you desire. During your consultation, your surgeon will: 
  • Discuss your goals for the procedure
  • Take photos
  • Review your medical history 
  • Explain your surgical options 
  • Determine if you are a candidate for the procedure 
  • Create a customized surgical plan
If you think that lip augmentation is right for you, please contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Lip Augmentation? 

To personalize your lip augmentation, we can use lip fillers and fat transfer from another part of your body to achieve lip fullness. Patients are often surprised by how a simple improvement to their lips can awaken their whole facial appearance.

How is Lip Augmentation Performed? 

Using a topical anesthetic, your lip enhancement physician will gently numb your lips to ease your comfort during the injections. Depending on your desired level of enhancement, they will expertly make small injections across the lips to insert the filler. Careful attention is paid to balance and a smooth, natural feel.

Which Type of Lip Augmentation Is Right for Me? 

Some patients opt for fat transfer, involving the injection of your own fat cells into the lips, which tends to produce longer-lasting results. 

Other patients choose fillers or injectables for a less invasive option. Injectable fillers can also be added to other areas of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. 

What Are Your Concerns About Lip Augmentation?

What Will My Lip Augmentation Recovery Be Like?


There is virtually no recovery period after lip injections. You may feel slight tenderness as the topical anesthesia wears off; this is easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Some swelling or bruising may occur and will resolve in a week or so.

Is Lip Augmentation Painful?


Many of the lip fillers used during lip augmentation contain numbing agents themselves, so the procedure is virtually painless.

Will My Lip Augmentation Leave Scars?


Since no incisions are made during lip augmentation, you will not be left with any scarring.

How Much Does Lip Augmentation Cost in New York?

Lip augmentation is an affordable way to enhance your appearance with a simple yet rejuvenating procedure. However, since lip augmentation is a personalized procedure, lip augmentation cost will vary between patients. We will review the costs with you during your consultation. 

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation?

How should I prepare for my lip augmentation?


Lip augmentation requires almost no preparation, but you should avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure to promote proper healing.

How long does lip augmentation take to perform? 


Lip enhancement with synthetic fillers can be completed in less than 10 minutes.

When will I see my lip augmentation results? 


You will notice your lip enhancement results immediately—that’s the beauty of lip injections.You will leave our New York City office with lush lips the same day as your treatment. Due to swelling, your lips will initially look somewhat larger than their final appearance after complete healing takes place. Your surgeon and our entire team are all committed to natural enhancements; so, while your lips will look and feel much fuller, they will be evenly and appropriately sized to fit your facial features.

How long does lip augmentation last? 


Synthetic lip fillers typically last about six months and can easily be repeated in a follow-up procedure.

Can I drive home after lip augmentation?


Since lip augmentation does not require general anesthesia or IV sedation, it is safe to drive home immediately after your appointment. 

What are the risks associated with lip augmentation?


Lip augmentation through facial fillers is extremely safe. Occasionally, patients experience some itching or redness at the injection sites. The risk of bleeding, infection, or uneven lips is rare but possible.

If you are experiencing any unusual side effects of your lip augmentation surgery, please call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim immediately. Next Page »

Neck Lift in New York, NY

The skin on your neck ages at the same rate as the skin on your face, and unlike facial skin, it is usually neglected. Neck laxity is common among women and men and often contributes to diminished self-confidence.

A neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure that tightens tissues in the lower face and neck to eliminate sagging skin, vertical banding, excess submental fat (double chin), and wrinkles in the neck.

The surgical experts at New Look New Life have years of experience restoring youthful and natural-looking neck contours and look forward to assisting you achieve your desired results.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking neck contouring results through customized cosmetic techniques. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your neck lift based on your desires and needs, and they are there for you throughout the process. From your pre-op consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery is performed on women and men to:
  • Reduce sagging neck skin
  • Smooth wrinkles in the neck
  • Lessen the appearance of jowls
  • Minimize a double chin
  • Maintain a natural appearance

Am I a Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery is performed to restore slimmer and more youthful-looking necks. Candidates for neck lift surgery do not smoke, are generally healthy, and have no previous medical conditions that can impair the healing process. Neck lift surgery can restore youthful, defined neck characteristics, but it cannot make you look like an entirely different person or prevent additional aging from occurring. Therefore, neck lift candidates must have realistic expectations of their results. 

What Is Discussed During My Neck Lift Consultation?

Neck lift surgery is customized to your needs and goals, and a consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to your surgery’s success. During this meeting, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will:
  • Discuss your goals for your neck lift
  • Evaluate your skin condition
  • Take photos
  • Explain your surgical options
  • Recommend any combination procedures
  • Develop a surgical plan
Your neck lift in New York will be scheduled soon after this initial consultation.

If you think you may be a candidate for neck lift surgery, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery tightens neck tissues to eliminate sagging, vertical banding, and lax jawlines. This surgery is performed at one of our New York surgical centers and takes approximately two to three hours.

Where Are My Neck Lift Incisions Made?


Neck lift incisions are made in discreet locations where they will be easy to cover with hair or makeup. 

Your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will make three different incisions: one behind each ear and one beneath the chin. These incisions allow your surgeon to tighten the skin and tissues in the neck and access the chin to perform liposuction of the neck.

Excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is redraped and sutured for a smoother neck contour. 

Should I Combine My Neck Lift With a Facelift?


Neck lift surgery is commonly performed alongside a facelift or a mini facelift to maintain a youthful balance between the face and neck. Because facelift surgery uses the same incisions (or similar incisions) as a neck lift, it is a natural combination procedure. 

Should I Combine My Neck Lift With Other Facial Procedures?


While a neck lift and facelift combination addresses the lower two-thirds of the face and neck, some patients choose to combine these procedures with facial enhancement of the eyes and forehead. This is usually accomplished with a combination of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or brow lift surgery (forehead lift). These combination procedures ensure that all of your facial features will be rejuvenated together.

What Are Your Concerns?

What Will My Neck Lift Recovery Be Like?


Neck lift surgery is an outpatient surgery, and you can return home after a brief stay in our recovery suite. You will not be able to drive yourself home after your surgery.

You should rest comfortably, with your head elevated, for several days following your surgery. Most neck lift patients return to work and their normal daily routines within seven to 10 days, but extensive physical activity should be avoided for at least two weeks or until cleared by your surgeon.

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during your recovery.

Is Neck Lift Surgery Painful?


Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort during and immediately after the surgery. Bruising, swelling, tenderness, and tightness are common after neck lift surgery, as is some moderate discomfort. Any resulting pain can be alleviated with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

Will My Neck Lift Leave Scars?


Neck lift incisions are placed in easy-to-conceal locations behind the ears and under the chin. While scarring is expected to develop at all incision locations, this scarring is not readily visible and will fade with time.

What Does Neck Lift Surgery Cost in New York?

Your board-certified cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life will tailor your neck lift to your aesthetic needs and goals. Our neck lift surgery starts at $8,000, but this figure may vary once anesthesia, facility, operating room, and surgeon’s fees are factored in. During your consultation at New Look New Life, you will be provided with an accurate cost estimate that will include these fees as well as the cost of required garments and follow-up appointments. We offer financing options through CareCredit® to help you pay for your neck lift in New York.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Lift Surgery?

When will I see my neck lift results? 


Your neck lift results will start to become visible immediately after your surgery and will continue to improve as the bruising and swelling subside and the incisions heal. Within a few weeks, you will notice a significantly thinner and more youthful neck and jawline contour that will last for years to come.

How should I prepare for neck lift surgery?


Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and pre-operative precautions must be taken. Neck lift patients are required to stop smoking and taking blood-thinning medications and supplements for at least 10 to 14 days before and after the surgery. These medications include aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, and some herbal supplements.

You should also arrange for a responsible friend or family member to drive you to and from the procedure and schedule adequate time away from work and your required daily obligations.

What are the risks associated with neck lift surgery?


Neck lift surgery is safe, especially when performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim. While rare, complications can arise, including:
  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding/hematoma
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Prolonged wound healing
  • Unfavorable scarring
Neck lift patients experiencing any unusual symptoms are advised to contact Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim right away.

Do you have to combine a neck lift with a facelift?


While many patients choose to combine their neck lift with a facelift or a mini facelift to maintain facial balance, it is not required. If your aging symptoms are localized to the neck, you can choose to have a neck lift as a standalone procedure. This will tighten the neck and jawline to leave you looking revitalized and rejuvenated.

Does a facelift also address my neck?


Facelift surgery addresses the lower two-thirds of the face, often including the jawline. Some neck aging may be addressed; however, facelift techniques alone will not achieve the same amount of neck correction as a neck lift. Traditionally, most facelift or mini facelift procedures are always performed with a neck lift to ensure harmony between the face and neck.

Will a neck lift get rid of my double chin?


Submental fat can result from weight gain, age, or genetic factors, and it is challenging—if not impossible—to eliminate through natural means. Neck lift surgery, combined with liposuction of the neck, can eliminate the submental fat that makes up a double chin. 

Alternatively, non-surgical KYBELLA® injections can also help to minimize the appearance of a double chin. This injectable solution permanently eliminates excess fat in the neck. This injectable can be done before or after a neck lift to enhance results further.

Are my neck lift results permanent?


You will be able to enjoy your neck lift results and rejuvenated neck contour for many years, especially if you maintain a stable, healthy weight. While neck lift results are long lasting, they are not necessarily permanent. This is because neck lift surgery cannot stop additional aging from occurring. You can help prolong the life of your results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, protecting your skin from the sun, and following a good skin care routine.

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Cheek Augmentation in New York, NY

Do you wish your cheeks were a bit fuller or your cheekbones more pronounced? Maybe your look has changed with age, and your now gaunt cheeks feel as though they belong to somebody else.

Aging often reduces the fullness and tautness of cheeks. However, our New York cosmetic surgeons create the fuller, more youthful appearance patients often desire through cheek augmentation. A cheek augmentation uses cheek implants customized to your specific goals to help achieve your ideal facial appearance.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is committed to providing you with safe, beautiful cosmetic surgery results. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your cheek augmentation surgery to fit your specific needs and desires. By choosing New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, you can feel confident that your safety and satisfaction will be put first.

What Are the Benefits of Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation surgery can provide men and women with full, pronounced cheeks and cheekbones through the use of cheek implants. Cheek augmentation creates:
  • Fuller, higher cheeks
  • Balanced facial features
  • A youthful appearance

Am I a Candidate for Cheek Augmentation Surgery?

Men and women who wish to strengthen their cheekbone area may benefit from cheek augmentation surgery. Cheek augmentation candidates are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of their results.

A consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life can help determine if you are a good candidate for cheek augmentation surgery.

What Is Discussed at My Cheek Augmentation Consultation?

During your cheek augmentation consultation, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will discuss your goals and needs for the procedure. Dr. Karlinksy or Dr. Kim may perform a physical evaluation and take photos to create a personalized surgical plan. At this time, you can ask any questions you may have about the procedure and have all your concerns addressed. You will also receive a financial estimate.

If you think you may be a candidate for cheek augmentation surgery, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Cheek Augmentation?

Cheek augmentation is a personalized procedure that provides men and women with the facial appearance and structure they have always wanted. This surgery often takes an hour to an hour and a half to perform.

Where Are My Cheek Augmentation Incisions Made?


The location and size of your cheek implants will be determined at your consultation. During your cheek augmentation surgery, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will insert the cheek implant through a small incision in your mouth. They will expertly anchor the implant within a secure pocket of the cheek, permanently affixing it to the bone.

Should I Combine My Cheek Augmentation With Facelift Surgery?

Our New York cosmetic surgeons are very open and realistic about the best methods for achieving your cosmetic surgery goals. We are dedicated to helping you select the best procedure for a natural, improved appearance and will always provide a thorough explanation of your treatment options. Patients desiring cheek enhancement may also benefit from a facelift or mini facelift surgery.

What Are Your Concerns?

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Cheek Implants?


Patients often report a sensation similar to the numbness felt after a dental procedure immediately after their cheek augmentation. The next day, a normal feeling will return to your cheeks and mouth, though you will continue to experience some soreness due to swelling. Your surgeon may recommend a soft food diet to ease comfort and healing. Some tightness will also be felt in the cheeks as your skin adapts to the new, fuller shape.

Light exercise can begin as soon as you feel able, though more strenuous activities should be avoided for one week following your cheek augmentation. After your surgery, you will be given specific guidelines regarding sports that involve physical contact.

Is Cheek Augmentation Painful?


Cheek augmentation is performed using anesthesia to ensure you are not in any pain during the surgery. You may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort during your recovery. Any pain can be combated with over-the-counter or prescription pain medication.

Will Cheek Augmentation Leave Scars?


Like any cosmetic surgery procedure requiring incisions, cheek augmentation surgery will leave scars. However, since the incisions are made in the mouth, the scars are not visible.

How Much Does Cheek Augmentation Cost?

At New Look New Life, cheek augmentation starts as low as $5,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim. The cost of your cheek augmentation will include your surgeon fee, anesthesia, operating room fees, your chosen cheek implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Financing options are also available if needed.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Cheek Augmentation?

Do I have to stay overnight after my cheek augmentation surgery?


No, cosmetic cheek augmentation does not require a hospital stay. After recovering comfortably in our surgical center, you should have a friend or relative drive you home.

How should I prepare for cheek augmentation surgery?


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What are the alternatives to cheek augmentation?


Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided for two weeks before and after surgery. We also require that you quit smoking for the month surrounding your procedure.

When will I see my cheek augmentation results?


Cheek implant results are immediate, and, as with other cosmetic procedures, you will continue to see improvements throughout the healing process.

What are the risks associated with cheek augmentation?


Beyond the temporary changes in cheek sensation, the rare risks associated with cheek augmentation surgery may include bleeding, poor scarring, shifting of the implant, and infection.

How long does cheek augmentation last?


Cheek implant surgery gives patients the permanent cheek augmentation results they desire— stronger cheekbones and fuller, more youthful cheeks.

Can I have my cheek implants removed?


Removing cheek implants is a surgical option if you are dissatisfied with your results over time. However, this is rare as most patients are satisfied with the look of their cheek implants for many years.

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Chin Augmentation in New York, NY

Chin Enhancement in NYC

A small or receded chin can throw off your facial balance and make your other features appear larger or more pronounced than they are. Chin augmentation, or chin implant surgery, is a facial enhancement procedure that improves the overall balance of your facial features by correcting the appearance of a weak or recessed chin.


Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking results through customized cosmetic procedures. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your chin augmentation based on your desires and needs, and they are there for you throughout the process. From your pre-op consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation is performed on women and men to:
  • Restore facial balance and symmetry
  • Strengthen the jawline
  • Permanently enhance the width and/or projection of the chin
  • Reduce the prominence of a double chin

Am I a Candidate for Chin Implant Surgery?

Chin augmentation is chosen by men and women who were born with naturally weak (recessed) chins. This surgery helps men and women achieve a stronger jawline and a more balanced facial profile. The best candidates for chin augmentation surgery do not smoke, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results.Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim are highly experienced in providing optimal and natural-looking chin augmentation results. 

What Is Discussed During My Chin Augmentation Consultation?

Since chin augmentation is customized to your needs, a consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to your surgery’s success. During this meeting, your board-certified cosmetic surgeon will:
  • Discuss your goals for your chin augmentation
  • Evaluate the shape of your chin and jawline
  • Take photos
  • Explain your chin augmentation options
  • Recommend combination procedures (if necessary)
  • Develop a surgical plan
If you think you may be a candidate for chin augmentation, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Chin Augmentation?

Chin augmentation surgery creates a stronger, natural-looking jawline that is balanced with the rest of the face. This surgery often only takes an hour to complete with results that are visible almost immediately.

What Are My Chin Implant Options?


Chin implants are available in a range of sizes. Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will work closely with you to select the right one for your goals and facial features. 

Where Are My Chin Augmentation Incisions Made?


Chin augmentation is performed under local anesthesia. An incision is made just beneath the chin, and the implant is permanently secured to the bone. The incision is closed with removable sutures.

Should I Combine My Chin Implant With a Facelift?

Many chin augmentation patients choose to take this time to address unwanted laxity in the face. Facelift surgery minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin while repositioning facial tissues back to a more youthful position.Neck lift surgery is also available to address aging in the neck and beneath the chin, such as vertical banding and submental (beneath the chin) laxity. Neck liposuction may be performed to eliminate a double chin or additional fatty deposits on the neck. By reducing submental fat, your chin augmentation results will be much more pronounced.

Should I Combine My Chin Implant With Another Facial Augmentation Procedure?

Unlike facelift or neck lift surgery, chin augmentation alters the physical shape of the face. Therefore, some chin augmentation patients decide to combine their treatment with other facial augmentation procedures, such as cheek augmentation with implants or fillers, rhinoplasty (nose surgery), or fat grafting to the face.

What Are Your Concerns About Chin Augmentation?

What Will My Chin Implant Surgery Recovery Be Like?


Chin augmentation is an outpatient surgery, and you can return home to recover after a short stay in our New Look New Life recovery suite.You will likely feel well enough to be up on your feet the night of your procedure; although, it is common to experience numbness and soreness in the chin area. We suggest resting and sleeping with your head elevated to ensure proper blood circulation. You may resume light exercise as soon as you feel well enough; however, strenuous activity must be avoided for at least two weeks.Until your chin is fully healed, you will need to avoid any activity that could bump or shift the implant. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during recovery.

Is Chin Augmentation Painful?


Chin augmentation is performed under local anesthesia to eliminate any discomfort during the surgery. You may develop swelling, bruising, tenderness, and tightness in the chin and jaw area over the following days that can be lessened with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.We suggest following a soft-food diet initially to help minimize excess strain on the jaw.

Will My Chin Implant Surgery Leave Scars?


Because an external incision is made beneath the chin, there will be a scar. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim pay meticulous detail to this incision’s size and placement to help ensure that the scar is not easily visible. All scars fade with time and can be lessened further with the use of topical scar creams. It is essential to keep the healing incision out of the sun, as this can darken the resulting scar.

How Much Does Chin Augmentation Cost in New York?

At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts in New York, your chin augmentation starts as low as $5,000. This will vary significantly once your chosen implants, anesthesia fees, surgeon fees, operating room fees, facility fees, and follow-up visits are factored in. You will be provided with an accurate chin augmentation cost estimate during your consultation that will take all of the above factors into account. We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your chin implant in New York.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Chin Augmentation?

How should I prepare for my chin implant procedure?


Since your chin augmentation is performed under local anesthesia, we ask that you stop smoking and taking all blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs, such as aspirin, Advil®, ibuprofen, or Aleve®, for at least 10 to 14 days before and after your surgery. We also suggest planning for adequate time away from work and your day-to-day obligations and arranging for a responsible adult to get you to and from our surgical center.

Can chin augmentation remove my double chin?


Chin augmentation does not remove submental fat; however, because it adds more shape and definition to the chin, the prominence of the double chin may be lessened. If you are displeased by the fullness of your double chin, you can consider combining your augmentation with liposuction of the neck or KYBELLA®, an injectable that dissolves submental fat.

Is there a non-surgical alternative to a chin implant?


There is no non-surgical alternative that can match the results of a chin implant; however, those who are unsure about an implant or those desiring subtle volume enhancement may benefit from injectable fillers. These injectables are good “starter” cosmetic procedures, as they give you a taste of what your cosmetic surgery results may be.

What are the risks associated with chin augmentation?


Chin augmentation is a straightforward and safe procedure, particularly when performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim. Risks are very rare; however, they are not impossible. Patients should be on the lookout for the following complications and contact Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim immediately.These complications include:
  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding/hematoma
  • Infection
  • Prolonged wound healing
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Implant shifting (causing facial asymmetry)

When will I see my chin augmentation results? 


You will start to enjoy the benefits of your stronger, prominent chin immediately following your implant surgery. These results will continue to improve and define over the following weeks and months as all residual swelling fades and your implant settles on the bone. 

Is my chin implant permanent?


The results of your chin implant will be permanent, and the implant is unlikely to experience any damage or complication that would require removal or replacement. After chin augmentation at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, patients report great satisfaction and renewed self-confidence with their significantly improved facial profile. Should you develop any dissatisfaction with your results, contact your board-certified New Look New Life surgeon right away.

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Ear Surgery in New York, NY

Oversized, protruding ears affect children and adults alike, and their presence can lead to long-standing insecurity. Ear pinning surgery (otoplasty) is performed to reposition ears closer to the head. This technique restores more symmetrical facial contours for a well-balanced appearance.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?

New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking results through customized cosmetic procedures. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your otoplasty based on your desires and needs, and they are there for you throughout the process. From your pre-op consultation to your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your ear surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Ear Surgery?

Ear surgery is performed to:
  • Correct the appearance of protruding ears
  • Balance asymmetrical ears
  • Reduce the size of overly large ears

Am I a Candidate for Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty is performed on men, women, and children of all ages to pin back, reshape, or resize ears that stick out. While the ears continue to grow, children as young as five can be successful candidates for otoplasty; however, we recommend that parents not select ear surgery for their child until they are eager and ready for the procedure. We also perform otoplasty on adults who wish to address cosmetic ear concerns. Adult candidates should not smoke, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for their results. Otoplasty is a cosmetic surgery and will not affect or improve ear function.

What Is Discussed During My Otoplasty Consultation?

Your ear pinning surgery is customized to your needs, and a consultation with your surgeon at New Look New Life is essential to your surgery’s success. During this meeting, your surgeon will:
  • Discuss your goals for your or your child’s ear surgery
  • Take photos and measurements
  • Explain the surgical procedure
  • Recommend any combination procedures (for adult patients)
  • Develop a surgical plan
If you think you are a candidate for ear surgery, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Ear Surgery?

Otoplasty takes less than two hours to complete in our New York cosmetic surgery center. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and will be tailored to meet your or your child’s needs.

Where Are My Otoplasty Incisions Made?

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim will make an incision behind each ear in the fold where the ear meets the skull. A small amount of cartilage and/or skin will be removed to reposition the ears closer to the head.Not all patients require the removal of cartilage; some only need to bend the cartilage back. Incisions are closed with internal sutures and external stitches.

Should I Combine My Ear Surgery With Facial Augmentation?

Ear pinning surgery is often performed as a standalone procedure to minimize protruding ears. While younger otoplasty patients cannot undergo an additional procedure, adult patients may benefit from additional facial augmentation, such as facelift surgery, mini facelift surgery, cheek augmentation with implants or fillers, and chin augmentation with implants.

What Are Your Concerns?

What Will My Otoplasty Recovery Be Like?

Ear surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will return home to recover after a short rest in our New York surgery center recovery room. A soft, velcro headband will be worn around the clock for the first week. This will help to relieve tension on the sutures and ease the healing process. We recommend that patients (regardless of age) take one week off work or school to focus on recovery. Following that time, the patient can return to their normal day-to-day routine; however, we suggest that they continue to wear their support headband part-time (usually when sleeping) for the following month. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during recovery.

Is Ear Surgery Painful?

Ear surgery is performed under anesthesia to eliminate any pain during or immediately following the treatment. Some discomfort stemming from the bruising, swelling, and incisions may develop in the hours and days following otoplasty; however, this can be alleviated with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication.

Will My Otoplasty Leave Scars?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim pay meticulous detail to the placement and size of your otoplasty incisions; however, it is impossible to prevent post-surgical scarring. Otoplasty scars are minor and well-hidden behind the folds of the ear.

What Does Ear Surgery Cost in New York?

At New Look New Life Surgical Arts in New York, your ear surgery starts as low as $4,500 but may vary once anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, operating room fees, required garments, and follow-up visits are included. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation that will take all of the above factors into account. We offer financing options through CareCredit® to assist you in paying for your ear surgery in New York.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Otoplasty?

When will I see my ear surgery results?

Your ear surgery results will become visible immediately after the surgery and continue to improve as the bruising and swelling subside. Final results are usually seen within a few weeks and will last for many years (if not forever). After ear surgery, the ears will be positioned closer to the head.

How should I prepare for otoplasty?

Adult patients will need to stop smoking and taking all blood-thinning medication, including aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, and some herbal supplements, for at least 10 to 14 days before and after the surgery. You will also need to arrange for a family member or friend to get you to and from the surgery and stay with you for the first 24 hours to assist with day-to-day activities.

What is expected of children before ear surgery?

Since most of the prerequisite preparations for ear surgery do not apply to children undergoing the procedure, there is often not much for children to do (or give up). However, it is essential for children to be emotionally aware of the process and want ear pinning surgery for themselves. Even if your child is a physical candidate for otoplasty, they must also be mature enough to handle the surgery. If you are considering otoplasty for your child, we recommend sitting them down and explaining what the surgical procedure and results may entail.

What are the risks associated with ear surgery?

Otoplasty is very safe, especially when performed by a board-certified cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim. While rare, complications can arise, including:
  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Prolonged wound healing
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Facial asymmetry
Patients experiencing any unusual symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim immediately.

Are my otoplasty results permanent?

While otoplasty results are long lasting and may be permanent, the length can vary depending on the patient’s age at the time of the surgery. If ear surgery is performed on a young child before their ears are fully developed, a revision may be necessary in the future. Our New York patients are extremely pleased with their ear surgery results. Read their feedback here. Next Page »

Blepharoplasty in New York



Your eyes say a lot about you. Unfortunately, as time passes and you experience damage from sun exposure and poor lifestyle habits, this may include your age. Commonly, men and women develop excess skin on the upper eyelids that can hang over the eye and impede vision or puffy bags beneath the eyes that lead to a fatigued and prematurely aged appearance.  

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) helps rejuvenate your eyes to restore the radiant, youthful person you are inside by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. 

The board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts have years of experience in restoring youthful and natural-looking eyes contours.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful, and natural-looking results through customized cosmetic procedures. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons personalize your eyelid surgery based on your desires and needs, and they are there for you throughout the process. From your pre-op consultation to after your post-op appointments, you will always have access to your surgeon. This one-on-one care places New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts far above the rest.

What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty is performed on women and men to:
  • Reduce upper-eyelid hooding
  • Minimize bags and puffiness beneath the eyes
  • Expand their range of vision
  • Eliminate fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Maintain a natural appearance

Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

The eyelids are often the first facial feature to develop aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. Blepharoplasty is common for men and women who wish to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes, bags beneath the eyes, and drooping skin above the eyes that may impair vision.

By smoothing and tightening the skin in the upper and lower eyelids, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim can provide their patients with a more youthful, refreshed look.

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery do not smoke, are in good overall health, and have realistic expectations of their results. 

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim are highly experienced in providing optimal and natural-looking blepharoplasty results. 

What Is Discussed During My Blepharoplasty Consultation?

Your blepharoplasty may include upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of both. Since this surgery is personalized to you, you will need to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts. Our surgeons will conduct a thorough consultation, during which they will:
  • Discuss your goals for your blepharoplasty
  • Evaluate your skin condition
  • Take photos and measurements
  • Explain your surgical options
  • Recommend combination procedures
  • Develop a surgical plan
If you think you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty, contact New Look New Life Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery is performed to restore more youthful, natural-looking eye contours. Your surgeon at New Look New Life will work with you to tailor your treatment to your unique concerns. This procedure takes approximately one to two hours to complete, depending on the targeted areas.

What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?


Upper blepharoplasty addresses eyelid hooding by eliminating excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid. This technique also helps eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet and other fine lines around the eyes.

Upper blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia in the operating room. An incision is made in the natural fold of your upper eyelid (so it is hidden when the eye is open), and fat pockets are repositioned or removed. Excess skin is then trimmed, and the incisions are closed with removable sutures.

The removal of fatty tissue and skin creates a lifting effect.

What Is Lower Blepharoplasty?


Lower blepharoplasty reduces the appearance of puffiness and bags beneath the eyes to allow for a more awake and revitalized appearance.

Lower blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at our surgical center. An incision is made just below the lower lash line through which excess skin, fatty tissues, and muscles are repositioned or removed. The incisions are then closed with removable sutures.

If a patient only requires the removal and/or repositioning of excess fat, the incision can be made within the lower lid (which eliminates external scarring); however, this technique does not allow for the removal of excess skin.

Should I Combine My Eyelid Surgery With Brow Lift Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is commonly combined with brow lift surgery to address the eyes and the forehead. A lax and sagging forehead and brow can place pressure on the upper eyelids, causing them to sag and hang over the eyes even more. Sometimes, eyelid surgery alone is not enough to correct upper-eyelid hooding. 

Combining eyelid surgery with brow lift surgery helps to maintain balance in the upper third of the face and helps prevent eyelid laxity caused by heavy brows.

Should I Combine My Eyelid Surgery With Facelift Surgery?

Eyelid surgery (and even the combination of eyelid surgery and brow lift surgery) only addresses the upper portion of the face. While the eyes are often the first area to experience significant aging, it is not the only area. Combining eyelid surgery with facelift surgery targets fine lines, wrinkles, sagging tissues, and excess skin all over the face to maintain balance and harmony.

Have Other Concerns About Eyelid Surgery?

What Will My Blepharoplasty Recovery Be Like?


Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home after a short rest in our comfortable recovery suite. Because this procedure requires anesthesia, you will need assistance getting home and performing all household chores for the first day or so. You should plan to rest comfortably at home for up to a week. During this time, you should rest with your head elevated (for blood circulation) and not participate in any activities that will overstress your eyes, such as watching extended periods of television.

You will experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes following your blepharoplasty. This swelling may cause a temporary blurring of vision, but this should resolve as the swelling subsides. Eye drops can be used to help resolve any dryness or itching of the eyes.

Most blepharoplasty patients return to work and their regular day-to-day activities within seven to 10 days but should avoid strenuous physical activities for at least one to two weeks.

Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers to be reached at any time during recovery.

Is Blepharoplasty Painful?


Blepharoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia to prevent any pain. You may develop some bruising, swelling, tenderness, and tightness afterward. Any discomfort can be lessened with prescribed or over-the-counter medication. Most post-operative discomfort remedies itself within a few days.

Will My Blepharoplasty Leave Scars?


While all surgical incisions will result in scarring, our surgeons pay meticulous attention to the placement of the incisions to help ensure that the residual scars are hidden in the skin folds and can be concealed with makeup. All scars will fade with time.

What Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in New York?

Your blepharoplasty is tailored to you, and the cost of your eyelid lift procedure will reflect this customization. At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, eyelid surgery starts at $5,500 for upper blepharoplasty, $7,500 for the lower blepharoplasty, and $9,500 for the combination of upper and lower blepharoplasty. These fees will include anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, operating room fees, required garments, and follow-up visits.

You will be provided with an accurate eyelid surgery cost estimate during your consultation that will take all of the above factors into account. We offer plastic surgery financing options to assist you in paying for your eyelid surgery in New York.

Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery

When will I see my blepharoplasty results? 


The results of your blepharoplasty will start to develop immediately after your surgery and continue to reveal themselves as the bruising and swelling subside. You will notice a reduction in the amount of skin and the sagginess of that skin following your surgery. Many blepharoplasty patients are pleased with their more youthful facial appearances.

How should I prepare for my blepharoplasty?


Regardless of whether you require local or general anesthesia, you will still need to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 to 48 hours. You will also be asked to avoid smoking and taking blood-thinning medication, including aspirin, ibuprofen, NSAIDs, and some herbal supplements for at least two weeks before surgery. Failure to stop these may increase your risk of complications during and after your blepharoplasty.

Will eyelid surgery affect my eyesight?


Some patients notice a temporary blurring of their eyesight after blepharoplasty. This is to be expected and is not a cause for concern. Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure, and it will not affect the eyes themselves. If anything, blepharoplasty patients notice the improvement in their range of sight post-surgery, as they are no longer hindered by the excess skin that blocks their vision.

How does eyelid surgery differ from a facelift?


Eyelid surgery addresses the upper and lower eyelids, but it does not address any concerns beneath the tear troughs. Alternatively, facelift surgery targets aging concerns on the middle and lower regions of the face and neck but does not affect the eyes or forehead. Patients can choose between these two procedures, or they can decide to combine them for complete facial rejuvenation.

Is there a non-surgical alternative to an eyelid lift?


Eyelid surgery is performed to reduce or eliminate the signs of aging in the eyelids and around the eyes. While there is no non-surgical procedure that can eliminate excess skin, non-surgical injectable treatments can help to minimize the lines and wrinkles around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections temporarily reduce the appearance of crow’s feet at the outer edges of the eyes and frown lines between the eyebrows. Dermal fillers can help restore volume to hollows beneath the eyes.

While non-surgical treatments cannot replace the need for eyelid surgery, they are beneficial for individuals with a lesser degree of aging and can provide significant results when combined with blepharoplasty.

Are my blepharoplasty results permanent?


The results of your blepharoplasty will be long lasting if they are well-maintained. This surgery works to reduce the amount of noticeable aging, but it does not stop the aging process from occurring. Lifestyle and hereditary factors may impact your long-term results, and you may eventually see the loosening of the skin. Fortunately, any fat removed during the procedure is gone for good, and you will always look younger than if you did not undergo blepharoplasty. 

Patients can extend their results by protecting their eyes from the sun and following a diligent skin care routine and healthy lifestyle, which includes getting adequate amounts of sleep each night.

What are the risks of eyelid surgery?


Eyelid surgery is very safe, especially when you are in the hands of board-certified cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim. Complications and significant risks are rare; however, as with all surgical procedures, they are possible. Some of these risks include:
  • Negative reactions to the anesthesia
  • Bleeding/hematoma
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Nerve damage
  • Numbness, which may be temporary
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Facial asymmetry
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Mini Facelift in New York, NY

Many patients wish to improve their facial appearance but are not comfortable or ready to undergo an invasive procedure. A mini facelift is a great option for men and women who want more significant and longer-lasting results than facial fillers but want something that is less invasive and requires less downtime than the traditional facelift. With a mini facelift, the cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts can help rejuvenate your appearance without keeping you away from your busy schedule for too long.

Why should I choose New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts?


New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts is dedicated to providing safe, beautiful results for men and women looking to improve their appearance with cosmetic surgery. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeons are committed to you and will work to safely provide you with the results you have always dreamed of. With New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, you can feel confident that you receive the highest quality care and attention when it comes to your cosmetic surgery needs.

What Are the Benefits of Mini Facelift Surgery?


The mini facelift benefits men and women who are looking to improve their facial appearance. Mini facelift surgery:

  • Tightens sagging skin
  • Eliminates aging signs
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Results in less scarring
  • Requires minimal downtime
  • Has a lower risk of complications

Am I a Candidate for a Mini Facelift?

Candidates for a mini facelift are men and women looking to reduce facial aging signs without an invasive procedure. Additionally, mini facelift candidates:

  • Do not smoke
  • Are in generally good health
  • Have realistic expectations of their results

What Is Discussed During My Mini Facelift Consultation?

Since a mini facelift is a customizable procedure, a consultation will be necessary for a successful surgery. During your consultation, one of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons will evaluate your skin condition, take photos, discuss your goals and needs for the procedure, and create an individualized surgical plan to help you achieve ideal results. At this time, you will receive an estimated financial plan based on the surgical techniques used during your mini facelift.

If you think you may be a candidate for mini facelift surgery, contact New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts by calling (646) 559-2854.

How Can I Personalize My Mini Facelift Surgery?

A mini facelift is intended to provide you with natural-looking results. This outpatient procedure will take between two and three hours to complete.

Where Are My Mini Facelift Incisions Made?


Mini facelift incisions are shorter than the incisions made during the traditional facelift. Mini facelift incisions are made in discreet areas along the hairline.

What Is a Traditional Facelift?


A traditional facelift is more invasive than a mini facelift and requires a more extensive recovery. A full facelift is beneficial for men and women who require a significant amount of correction. A full facelift also takes longer to perform and requires larger incisions.

Should I Combine My Mini Facelift With Eyelid Surgery?

Since mini facelift surgery only targets the lower portion of their face, many patients choose to combine their procedure with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Combining the mini facelift with eyelid surgery helps patients achieve a balanced, youthful, and rested appearance.

Should I Combine My Mini Facelift With a Brow Lift?

A mini facelift addresses aging concerns in the lower portion of the face. By combining a mini facelift with a brow lift, you can address aging concerns all over the face to allow for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. A consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Kim can help you determine if you are a candidate for combining procedures.

What Are Your Concerns?

How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Mini Facelift?


No overnight stay is required following a mini facelift. You will only be in our office for four to five hours for the procedure and recovery.

While you will notice significant improvement after only a few days, we recommend that you take one week off work to ensure optimal healing and results.

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim provide all of their patients with their cell phone numbers so that they can be reached at any time during your mini facelift recovery.

Is Mini Facelift Surgery Painful?


Mini facelift surgery is performed using local anesthesia to ensure that you do not feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience minimal pain and soreness during your recovery, but over-the-counter pain medication can be taken as needed to manage the discomfort.

Will My Mini Facelift Leave Scars?


Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Kim will place your mini facelift incisions in inconspicuous locations. Mini facelift incisions are small and are placed close to their hairline so that they can be easily concealed. Scars should also fade over time.

What Does a Mini Facelift Cost in New York?

At New Look New Life, mini facelift surgery starts as low as $6,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your mini facelift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits.

What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Mini Facelift Surgery?

When will I see my mini facelift results?


Mini facelift surgery results will be visible once all of the bruising and swelling subside. Results will continue to improve for the first few months following surgery.

How should I prepare for my mini facelift surgery?


To optimize healing, we recommend that you quit smoking for the month surrounding your procedure. You will only receive local anesthesia for your mini facelift, but, to ensure comfort, you should still arrange a ride home after the procedure.

What are the risks associated with mini facelift surgery?


Mini facelifts pose fewer complication risks than full facelifts. As with any surgical procedure, the risk of bleeding, infection, and poor scarring is possible.

Does mini facelift surgery address the entire face?


No. Mini facelift surgery only addresses the lower two-thirds of your face. If you are interested in addressing aging signs across your whole face, you may wish to undergo additional facial procedures.

Will I still look like myself after mini facelift surgery?


Mini facelift surgery provides natural results that allow you to restore a more rejuvenated, youthful version of yourself.

What are the alternatives to a mini facelift?


For some, the rejuvenating effects of liquid facelifts and facial fillers or injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, JUVÉDERM®, or RADIESSE®, are enough to achieve the desired results. Patients needing more significant facial improvements to address facial muscles and neck rejuvenation may consider a full facelift procedure, a neck lift, or a brow lift.

Are my mini facelift results permanent?


Proper skin care and sun protection can extend the life of your mini facelift. Most patients enjoy positive results for several years to come.

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Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky
Claudia J. Kim, D.O.
Benjamin Liliav, MD
Carey J. Nease, MD
Rita Shats, M.D. Cosmetic Gynecology in Manhattan

Victoria Karlinsky-Bellini, M.D., Claudia J. Kim, D.O., Benjamin Liliav, M.D.Carey J. Nease, M.D. & Rita Shats, M.D.

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

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