Rhinoplasty goes by many names—Nose surgery, “Nose job,” or nose reshaping surgery. This procedure is the third most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S. with 213,780 rhinoplasties performed in 2018 alone. The goal of rhinoplasty is to change the size and/or shape of the nose to address breathing difficulties, aesthetics concerns, or both. Many men and women are unhappy with the appearance of their nose and rhinoplasty can deliver stunning results by altering the bridge of your nose, nostrils, or nasal tip.
If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your nose or have difficulty breathing through your nose, please contact our rhinoplasty specialist and board-certified cosmetic surgeons in Manhattan today at (646) 559-2854 or fill out our contact form to see if a rhinoplasty is right for you. New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts serves patients in Manhattan and nearby New York City areas.
What is Rhinoplasty?
The goal of a rhinoplasty procedure is to change the appearance of your nose for cosmetic or medical reasons. This face procedure involves surgically altering the cartilage, bone, and skin of your nose. Every patient, and therefore every rhinoplasty, is unique. Depending on the extent of modification, your nose surgery may be performed inside the nose or through an external incision on the underside of your nose between the nostrils. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which means you’ll be able to leave the surgical center (though you’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home) the same day of your surgery.
You’ll likely need to wear a nasal splint during the first 5-7 days of your recovery. There will be swelling and slight bruising around your eyes, but these typically subside within a week of your rhinoplasty. Avoid intensive workouts and activities for three to six weeks or until one of our cosmetic surgeons has cleared you to do so.
Our Rhinoplasty Specialist, Dr. Carey Nease, will go over your nose reshaping procedure and answer your questions during your initial consultation at New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts.
Your final result can usually be seen after around six months, but you’ll be able to return to work and social engagements around two or three weeks after your rhinoplasty without noticeable signs that you had cosmetic surgery. Final results can take up to a year to be realized.
What Nose Issues Can a Rhinoplasty Address?
Rhinoplasty can correct a number of aesthetic concerns while also eliminating breathing issues caused by structural defects of the nose from trauma or birth including:
- Uneven facial proportions such as a nose that is “too small” or “too large”
- Wide Nose- bridge and tip
- Bulbous Tip
- Flared or Pinched Nostrils
- Crooked Nose
- Drooping Nasal Tip
- Enlarged Nasal Tip
- Protruding Nasal Tip
- Bump on Nasal Bridge
This cosmetic surgery corrects the issues listed above by narrowing the nasal bridge, altering nostril openings, reshaping the tip of the nose, or straightening an off-center, crooked nose. In some cases, the angle of your nose in relation to your upper lip can be changed as well.
Schedule Your Consultation with Our Rhinoplasty Specialist
If you’re interested in a “nose job” for cosmetic or health reasons, please contact our rhinoplasty specialist in Manhattan at (646) 559-2854 to schedule your one-on-one consultation. At New Look New Life Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we provide face, breast, and body procedures to patients in nearby areas of New York City.Next Page »
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.Next Page »
Facial Fat Transfer in NYC
Losing fat is not always as good as it sounds—especially when it is coming 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.
What is fat grafting?
Facial fat grafting or facial fat injection is the transfer of fat from one area of the body to the face. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini uses the rejuvenating effects of fat grafting to drastically reduce facial wrinkles and fine lines. Our surgeons can also use your fat cells to add fullness under the eyes, to the cheeks, and to the lips. This minor surgical procedure yields extremely natural results for her patients.
Is fat grafting right for me?
Both men and women benefit from the revitalizing results of the fat grafting procedure. By re-injecting your own fat cells, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini 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 as well as other forms of facial scarring.
How soon can I have fat grafting?
You will have an initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini to review your cosmetic goals and the procedure details, after which you may schedule your appointment.
When will I see the results of my facial fat grafting?
Fat grafting results are immediate. Just after the procedure, your enhancements may appear slightly larger or fuller than you anticipated. As Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini 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 just the enhancement you hoped for.
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 is facial fat transfer performed?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will perform your fat grafting in-office at our Manhattan location. Most often, only topical and local anesthetics are needed at the site where the fat will be harvested and then 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-Bellini 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.
How long does fat grafting take?
The entire fat transfer procedure takes about 1.5-2 hours.
How long does recovery take?
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.
What are the fat grafting risks?
Since fat transfer involves the use of your own 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.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s cell phone immediately.
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 injection procedures to achieve optimal results.
How much does fat grafting cost?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini all details of this affordable facial enhancement procedure will be explained.
What are patients saying about fat grafting?
Our fat grafting patients love their natural, younger-looking faces. You can read about their exciting results by clicking here.
What are the alternatives to facial fat grafting?
Patients who prefer synthetic facial fillers are in good hands with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, as well. Our New York cosmetic surgeons are highly experienced in the use of a full range of facial enhancement injectables and fillers such as Botox®, 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.Next Page »
Lip Enhancement in NYC
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 thinner lips. Our team can perform a non-surgical lip augmentation using dermal fillers or fat transfer to achieve a fuller, completely natural-looking smile you will 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 choose lip augmentation?
- 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
Is a lip augmentation right for me?
We can use lip fillers and fat transfer from another part of your body to enlarge your lips and achieve lip fullness. Patients are often surprised by how a simple improvement to their lips can awaken their whole facial appearance.
Learn more about lip augmentation. Schedule your consultation at any of our New York City offices: Manhattan or Westchester.
How soon can I have lip augmentation?
Following a brief consultation with our team, you will be on your way to scheduling your lip filler appointment.
When will I see the results of my lip augmentation?
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. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini 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 should I prepare for lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation requires almost no preparation, but you should avoid smoking for two weeks before and after the procedure to promote swift healing.
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. Many of the lip fillers contain numbing agents themselves, so the procedure is virtually painless. Depending on your desired level of enhancement, she will expertly make small injections across the lips to insert the filler. Careful attention is paid to balance and a smooth, natural feel.
How long does lip augmentation take?
Lip enhancement with synthetic fillers can be completed in less than 10 minutes.
How long does recovery take?
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.
What are the lip augmentation risks?
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.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call us immediately.
How long will lip augmentation last?
Synthetic lip fillers typically last about six months and can easily be repeated in a follow-up procedure.
How much does lip augmentation cost?
Lip augmentation is a very affordable way to enhance your appearance with a simple yet rejuvenating procedure. We will review the costs with you during your consultation.
What are patients saying about lip augmentation?
What are the alternatives to lip augmentation?
Lip filler treatment is available through a range of synthetic products. Some patients opt for fat transfer, involving the injection of your own fat cells into the lips, which tends to produce longer-lasting results. Many patients choose to have other fillers or injectables added to the face, such as Botox, Dysport, or Restylane, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in other areas of the face. These procedures can be performed at the same time for an even more significant rejuvenation.Next Page »
Neck Contouring in NYC
Who says you have to live with deep folds or loose facial skin? Many people will develop them as they get older, but if an aging neck has you feeling less confident or unlike yourself, there is a way to take back your youthful appearance. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini uses the neck lift procedure to achieve natural looking results for patients who wish to reduce sagging skin and wrinkles or excess fat around their neck and chin.
What is a neck lift?
Neck lift surgery addresses excess skin and fat of the neck with significantly slimming and smoothing results.
Why choose neck lift surgery?
- Tone and reduce sagging of the neck
- Smooth wrinkles on the neck
- Remove excess neck skin and fat
- Achieve a slimmer, more youthful-looking neck
Is a neck lift right for me?
Our natural-looking neck lifts produce drastically-slimming and anti-aging results in patients of good health.
Find out if a neck lift is right for you by scheduling your consultation at our Manhattan or Westchester office.
How soon can I have my neck lift?
You and your New York cosmetic surgeon will schedule your neck lift in New York shortly after your initial consultation.
When will I see the results?
The striking results of a lower face and neck lift are appreciated and can be seen immediately. Patients are often amazed at how quickly they appear to have lost weight and years off their look. Of course, there is a recovery period to consider, and it will take some time for the skin to fully heal.
How should I prepare for my neck lift?
Neck lift surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia, which requires the avoidance of blood thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® for two weeks before and after surgery. Smoking must also cease during this time.
How is a neck lift performed?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is highly adept at achieving the careful balance between natural results and noticeable improvement. During your neck lift surgery, your surgeon will make a careful incision below your chin, giving her access to perform liposuction fat treatment. Well-hidden incisions are also made behind the ears to tighten the skin of the neck for a natural-looking neck lift.
How long does a neck lift take?
Commonly called a “lunchtime neck lift”, this surgery is completed in approximately 2-3 hours. You can schedule your neck lift at any of our New York locations.
Do I have to stay overnight after my neck lift surgery?
No, after your neck lift you will simply rest comfortably in our recovery suite prior to riding home with a friend or relative.
How long does recovery take after my neck lift surgery?
Just after surgery, you should rest at home with assistance for routine tasks. Within 7-10 days, you will be able to comfortably return to work, but you should wait to resume major physical activity for two weeks after surgery. Resting with your head elevated will speed up the healing process and reduce swelling.
What are the risks of neck lift surgery?
Neck lift procedures performed by Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini at New Look New Life are very safe; surgical considerations include the risk of poor scarring, infection, or bleeding.
Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s cell phone immediately.
How long will my neck lift last?
You will enjoy your neck lift results for many years to come, especially if you maintain a healthy weight. You may notice some relaxing of the neck over the years as a result of aging skin.
How much does a neck lift cost?
At New Look New Life, neck lift surgery starts as low as $8,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your neck lift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your neck lift in New York.
What are patients saying about their neck lifts?
Click here to read first-hand testimonials from patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery procedures and neck lifts.
What are the alternatives to a neck lift?
While the results of neck lift surgery are unique, some patients may consider other rejuvenating procedures in conjunction. Depending on the results you desire, a facelift or mini facelift may be a nice complement to your neck procedure.Next Page »
Cheek Enhancement in NYC
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. A cheek augmentation uses cheek implants customized to your specific goals to help achieve your ideal facial appearance.
What is cheek augmentation?
Cheek augmentation is a cosmetic facial surgery that uses cheek implants to create the appearance of stronger cheekbones or fuller cheeks.
Is cheek augmentation right for me?
Both men and women who wish to strengthen their cheekbone area may opt for permanent cheek augmentation surgery. Aging often reduces the fullness and tautness of cheeks. However, through cheek augmentation, our New York cosmetic surgeons create the fuller, more youthful appearance her patients desire. Those who want fuller cheeks might try filler injections first and then opt for the permanent results that cheek implants provide. Cheek augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift.
When can I have cheek augmentation?
Your cheek augmentation can be scheduled just a short time after your in-office consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini.
How soon will I see results after my cheek augmentation?
Cheek implant results are immediate, and, as with other cosmetic procedures, you will continue to see improvements throughout the healing process. (*)
How should I prepare for 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.
How is cheek augmentation performed?
The location and size of your cheek implant will be determined at your consultation. During your cheek augmentation surgery, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will insert the cheek implant through a small incision in your mouth. She will expertly anchor the implant within a secure pocket of the cheek, permanently affixing it to the bone.
How long does cheek augmentation take?
Cheek augmentation surgery takes approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Do I have to stay overnight after cheek augmentation?
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 long does recovery take?
Immediately after cheek augmentation surgery, patients often report a sensation similar to the numbness felt after a dental procedure. The next day, a normal feeling will return to your cheeks and mouth, though you will continue to experience some soreness due to swelling. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini 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.
How soon can I start exercising?
Light exercise can begin as soon as you feel able, though more strenuous activities should be avoided for one week following your cheek augmentation. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide specific guidelines regarding sports that involve physical contact.
What are the cheek augmentation risks?
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 will my cheek augmentation results last?
Cheek implant surgery gives patients the permanent cheek augmentation results they desire – stronger cheekbones and fuller, more youthful cheeks.
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-Bellini. The cost of your cheek augmentation will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your chosen cheek implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your cheek augmentation in New York.
What are patients saying after cheek augmentation?
To learn more about how happy our patients are following their cheek augmentations, click here.
What are the alternatives to cheek augmentation?
Our New York cosmetic surgeon is very open and realistic about the best methods for achieving your cosmetic surgery goals. She is 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, as well as facial fillers and injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, or Radiesse.Next Page »
Chin Enhancement in NYC
A smaller or receded chin can be the reason other areas of your face appear bigger or slightly off. Chin implants can be a great way to improve the overall balance between facial features. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini works with each chin augmentation patient to customize his or her ideal implant and achieve a look with which he or she will feel confident.
What is chin augmentation?
Chin augmentation, or chin implant surgery, is a facial cosmetic surgery that corrects the appearance of a weak or recessed chin.
Is chin augmentation right for me?
This surgery helps both women and men achieve a stronger chin and more balanced profile through her skilled use of chin implants. Chin augmentation is highly effective for patients who desire a permanent change to their jawline, whether it be a more prominent chin or a wider chin.
When can I have chin augmentation?
Following your thorough consultation with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini, your chin implant will be scheduled within weeks.
How soon will I see results after my chin augmentation?
You will immediately enjoy the benefits of your improved chin and stronger profile and will continue to see improvement as you heal (*).
How should I prepare for chin augmentation?
Blood thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided for two weeks before and after surgery. You must also quit smoking during this time period. For your safety and comfort, you should arrange for a ride home after the procedure.
How is chin augmentation performed?
Chin implants are available in a range of sizes. Through her careful attention to natural results, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will work closely with you to select one that is right for you. While you are under local anesthesia, your New York cosmetic surgeon will place your chin implant through an incision just under the chin and permanently secure it to the bone.
How long does chin augmentation take?
The chin augmentation procedure takes just an hour or so to complete.
Do I have to stay overnight after chin augmentation?
You will not have to stay at a hospital overnight following your chin surgery. Chin augmentation surgery is safely performed in the New Look New Life surgical center, and you will return home after a short rest in our recovery suite.
How long does recovery take?
You will feel well enough to be up and around the evening of your procedure, though you are likely to feel numbness in your chin area. Until your chin is fully healed, you must avoid rigorous activity or anything that could bump or shift the chin implant. Elevating your head while resting will help reduce swelling.
How soon can I start exercising?
You may resume light exercise as soon as you feel well enough, though more physically-demanding activity should be avoided for at least two weeks. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will provide specific guidelines regarding sports that involve physical contact.
What are the chin augmentation risks?
Chin augmentation risks are rare but could include poor scarring, bleeding, implant shifting, and infection.
How long will my chin augmentation results last?
Your new, more prominent chin will be permanent. Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini’s patients report great satisfaction and significantly improved self-confidence with their new profile.
How much does chin augmentation cost?
At New Look New Life, chin augmentation starts as low as $5,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your chin augmentation will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your chosen chin implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your chin augmentation in New York.
What are patients saying after chin augmentation?
Our patients are raving about their new chins and improved profiles. Read more about them here.
What are the alternatives to chin augmentation?
Prior to chin augmentation, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini may recommend injectable fillers for those patients who can benefit from minimal enhancements. For other patients, a combination of facial cosmetic procedures may help achieve the desired goals. Chin augmentation can be performed in conjunction with procedures such as a facelift, mini facelift, or brow lift.Next Page »
Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty) in NYC
Many children and adults with large or protruding ears struggle with low self-esteem or are embarrassed by their appearance. Ear pinning surgery with Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is designed to bring the ears closer to the head for a well-balanced facial appearance.
What can ear surgery fix?
- Correct the appearance of protruding ears
- Balance asymmetrical ears
- Reduce the size of overly large ears
Is ear surgery right for my child?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini is expertly trained to safely and effectively address ear concerns for both children and adults. They perform ear surgery on children who are as young as five; however, we recommend that parents do not select ear surgery for their child until the child is eager and ready for the procedure. We also perform otoplasty on adults who wish to cosmetically address ear concerns.
Find out more about otoplasty. Schedule your consultation at either of our NYC locations: Manhattan or Westchester.
How is otoplasty performed?
During an otoplasty procedure, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini makes an incision behind each ear where the ear meets the head. In some patients, a small amount of ear cartilage may be removed to achieve the desired results. In other patients, they may simply bend the cartilage as they pull back the ears and “pins” them closer to the head with internal sutures and external stitches.
How should we prepare for otoplasty?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will outline all pre-surgery guidelines during your consultation. NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve®, and blood thinning medication must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. Adults will be required to quit smoking for one month surrounding the surgery.
How long does otoplasty surgery take?
Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini performs otoplasty on most patients in under two hours.
Will my child have to stay overnight for otoplasty surgery?
Neither you nor your child will require an overnight hospital stay following ear surgery. Otoplasty is safely performed under general anesthesia with just a few hours of in-office recovery afterward.
How long does ear surgery recovery take?
Following cosmetic ear surgery at our New York cosmetic surgery location, a soft, velcro headband is worn full-time for about a week to relieve tension on the sutures and ease healing. We recommend that the patient stays home from school or work for one week following otoplasty. After that time, we suggest that the headband continue to be worn part-time—usually during sleep—for a couple more weeks to ensure comfortable and complete healing.
Any risks associated with otoplasty surgery?
Otoplasty is extremely safe and effective. Similar to other cosmetic surgery procedures, risks could include infection, bleeding, or poor scarring. However, otoplasty scars are very minor and are well-hidden behind the folds of the ears.
Will my otoplasty results last?
Otoplasty surgery result can vary by patient and is long lasting; however, depending on the age at which the procedure is performed and the child’s growth rate, it is possible that a revision could be needed in the future.
How much does ear surgery cost?
At New Look New Life, ear surgery starts as low as $4,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your ear surgery will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your ear surgery in New York.
What are patients saying after otoplasty?
Our New York patients are extremely pleased with their ear surgery results. Read their feedback here.Next Page »
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
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
- Nerve damage
- Numbness, which may be temporary
- Unfavorable scarring
- Facial asymmetry
Minimally Invasive Facial Rejuvenation Surgery in NYC
The mini facelift is a great option for men and women who want something with more significant and longer-lasting results than facial fillers, but that is also less invasive and requires less downtime than a facelift. With a mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini can help rejuvenate your appearance without keeping you away from your busy schedule for too long.
What is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is a great procedure for patients who would like to see more significant results than fillers can offer, but do not require the drastic changes of a full facelift. Our surgery team recommends mini facelifts for those who desire less invasive, but highly effective facial rejuvenation.
How is a mini facelift different from a regular facelift?
A mini facelift is designed to tighten the skin of your face for a smoother, more youthful appearance. During a mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini uses a less-invasive technique for tightening facial muscles, which enables them to perform the procedure on patients under local anesthesia. Mini facelifts reduce healing and recovery time and are more cost-effective than full facelifts. For many patients, a mini facelift is just enough to achieve the improvements they desire.
When will I see the results of my mini facelift?
Mini facelift results are immediate, though your appearance will continue to improve as bruising and swelling subside.
How should I prepare for my mini facelift?
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.
How is a mini facelift performed?
During your mini facelift, Dr. Karlinsky-Bellini will skillfully reposition and tighten the skin and muscles of your face. Facial muscles are tightened and the neck is minimally addressed during a mini facelift.
How long does a mini facelift take?
Your mini facelift will be completed in 2-3 hours.
Do I have to stay overnight for a mini facelift?
No overnight stay is required following a mini facelift. You will only be in our office for approximately 4-5 hours during the procedure and recovery.
How long does recovery take?
While you will notice great improvement after only a few days, we recommend that you take one week off from work to ensure optimal healing and results.
What are the mini facelift risks?
Mini facelifts are minimally invasive and pose fewer complication risks than full facelifts. As with any surgical procedure, risk of bleeding, infection, and poor scarring are possible.
How long will my mini facelift last?
Proper skin care and sun protection can extend the life of your mini facelift. Most patients enjoy the positive results for several years to come.
How much does a mini facelift cost?
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, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your mini facelift in New York.
What are patients saying about their mini facelifts?
New Look New Life’s mini facelift patients are very pleased with their results. You can read their stories here.
What are the alternatives to a mini facelift?
For some, the rejuvenating effects of liquid facelifts and facial fillers or injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Juvéderm, or Radiesse are enough to achieve the desired results. Patients in need of more significant facial improvements to address facial muscles and neck rejuvenation may consider a full facelift procedure, a neck lift, or a brow lift.Next Page »