Sometimes it’s difficult to gauge whether you like something before you’ve even tried it out. And when it comes to cosmetic surgeries like rhinoplasty, people often struggle with making a commitment to the actual procedure, typically because they have one or more of these three main concerns: ‘what is the cost of rhinoplasty - can I afford it?’, ‘will the change be overly noticeable - will I still recognize myself?’, and ‘what if something happens when I’m asleep - is the anesthesia safe?’.     If you’ve been considering getting a nose job, but have been held back by anxiety …

With the increasing acceptance and popularity of rhinoplasty procedures, the majority of the population has either considered it or has gone through with getting a nose job. However, many people find they are held back by the idea due to three main fears: what the cost is of rhinoplasty, the anesthesia aspect - being asleep during the surgery, and if they are going to look the same.   Though the identity of many people is comprised of many variables, one of the essential aspects of it is their appearance. Their appearance, specifically their face, reflects not only who they are, …

Lip Lift: Get A Permanent Kylie Jenner Pout

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Jan. 18, 2017, 9:04 a.m.

With Kylie Jenner being the poster child for full lips, she’s blazed the trail for women across the world to start looking into procedures to give them plumper pouts. A popular trend is lip injections with fillers like Restylane, but those are temporary and need consistent maintenance. Plus, if you’re not a fan of needles, you’ll have to suck it up and bare through the multiple pricks.   Many don’t realize that there is a permanent solution to fuller lips. A lip lift is a surgical procedure that involves increasing the volume of the upper or lower lip for a …

The concept of a full Facelift can terrify even those who put on the bravest of faces. That’s why the Band Aid Lift is the perfect way to cover up those fears and lift your confidence to new levels!   The Band Aid Lift is a mini face-lift that’s perfect for those who are beginning to show true signs of aging or those who are looking to touch up a previous full Facelift.   Why It’s Worth It:   Because it’s a mini-facelift, the Band Aid facelift is less invasive, reducing the risks significantly and generating a faster recovery time. …

CoolSculpting: Give Stubborn Fat The Cold Shoulder

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Jan. 6, 2017, 8:34 a.m.

Unless you are one of the unique individuals who relishes in the freezing temps of winter, there’s not a lot of positives that come to mind when winter is mentioned, especially when it comes to weight loss (it’s more so the season for hibernating and insulating), but CoolSculpting is bringing the benefits out of freezing temps.   It all started with a popsicle - one scientist noticed children who noshed on popsicles had slimmer faces. After that, the concept of CoolSculpting was born. It was FDA approved in 2010, but last year it became one of the hottest trends sweeping …

As a new parent, you’ve experienced the incredible miracle of delivering a precious new life. In this state of wonderment, it’s easy to get lost in the joy of your family’s new addition, but also the hectic life and stress that comes with.   Though a new child is a beautiful experience one should relish in, it does take a toll on not only the body, but the mind of a woman. That once tight body has been stretched out, and you find yourself living inside an almost unfamiliar body.   As women, we are almost trained by society that …

3 Things to Know About Fillers

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Dec. 26, 2016, 2:28 p.m.

If you’ve been been looking best treatment to combat the signs of aging, you've come to the right place! Dermal fillers are a great way to start! Dermal fillers have various uses when it comes to facial rejuvenation. They can be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump up lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin. Here is som detailed information about dermal fillers: What are dermal fillers?At around the age of 25, important changes begin to take place. Your body stops producing collagen and elastin, (two proteins that work …

What's Behind Aging Skin?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Dec. 19, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

Gravity plays a much smaller role in the aging process than most of us thing. The main factor behind sagging the loss of volume underneath the skin, not gravity, is primarily to blame for sagging, lose sin is volume loss. Depending on your overall facial structure and age, re-columns get as opposed to a facelift may be your solution to a mer refreshed and youthful appearance. The less of flume and subcutaneous fat crease a hollow looks throughout the face and especially around cheeks, underneath the eyes and around your lips and mouth.This creates an older appearance. Dr. Kassir has customized …

Top 5 Habits That Make Us Age Faster

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Dec. 15, 2016, 3:49 p.m.

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Most of us are always looking for ways to reverse the signs of aging. No matter how old we are, at one point or another, we begin to see signs of aging- from gray hair to wrinkles, fine lines, dull and saggy skin.  As soon as we notice some of these sings of aging, we quickly search for ways to reverse them. Here’s something we often forget. We can actually slow down the aging process by changing some of our habits and taking preventive measure. Here are the top 5 that we make that age us faster: Smoking: besides harming …

Your Solution Youthful Looking Hands

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Dec. 5, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

We all know that your face can give away your age. Wth cosmetic surgery and minimal invasive procedures being available to mat people in NYC, your face ant quite an indicator of your age. There's no area of the body gives away a person’s age more easily than the hands. All parts of your boy age, and the aging process doesn't skip your hands.At Dr. Kassir's office, we have you covered! There's a non-invasive solution for you gang hands- combination Radiesse (a dermal filler) and our newest laser. Think about the signs of a younger person's hands. The sin appears …

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Another injectable filler has his the US market: meet JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™, the first and only HA (hyaluronic acid) filler FDA-approved to add volume to the cheek area, resulting in a subtle lift, helping to restore a more youthful profile, for up to two years, in patients over the age of 21. Dr. Kassir, one of the first facial plastic surgeons to use Voluma™ XC, explains, “We inject Voluma™ into the cheeks to recreate fullness and youthful contour. It is great for those who want a more chiseled bone structure or simply want a more youthful look.” Costs depend on how much filler is needed to rebuild …

Surgical or Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Nov. 8, 2016, 4:49 p.m.

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People want options. Options are good because they provide people with an opportunity to decide for themselves what works best for them according to their concerns, tastes, or personal preferences. This is true across the board in everything from the menu at a restaurant to cosmetic procedures. For those who are considering changing the appearance of their nose, we offer surgical and non-surgical options. Factors to Consider When It Comes to Rhinoplasty: Do I need it for medical or health reasons? Will rhinoplasty improve my appearance? Can I have surgery? Do I want to have surgery? Can I afford a …

How to Maintain Your Plastic Surgery Results

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Nov. 2, 2016, 7:32 a.m.

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Plastic surgery is an investment in yourself. You’re investing money, energy and time into improving your appearance, and it’s equally important that you’re satisfied with your results and able to maintain them. Most surgical procedures, when performed correctly by a board certified plastic surgeon provide patients with long-lasting results. They key to maintaining the best results is what you do to up-keep them. Remember, the aging process is natural and we cannot prevent it, but we can slow down the aging process and maintain our plastic surgery results. Here are Dr. Kassir’s 3 suggestions to maintain your plastic surgery results: …

It's Time to Turn Back the Clock!

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 29, 2016, 6:55 a.m.

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If you’re noticing sagging skin and jowls throughout your face, puffiness under your eyes, and droopy lids, and want long-lasting results, you may be a candidate for a combination of surgical procedures.  Meet our beautiful patient of the week, who had a facelift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, fat transfer and an endoscopic brow lift for overall facial rejuvenation. The entire aging process has an impact on our skin, muscle and fat throughout our face. As we age, we begin to see skin elastosis, the fat underneath our skin thins out, and our underlying muscles weaken. To turn back the …

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1.Protect and Nourish Your lips Dry and flaky lips can make your lip lines stand out even more, and since lips are covered by a thin layer of skin, it is very easy to get chapped and cracked lips. To protect your lips, apply a rich emollient balm with SPF to protect against sun damage. 2.Change Your Habits Your daily habits may contribute to fine lines and wrinkles forming on your lips. Drinking out of straws or whistling may seem like it’s harmless, but making a habit out of this can cause lip lines. More harmful habits like smoking also …

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We explained both CoolSculpting and Liposuction methods in our previous blog. Most patients want to determine which procedure is right for them, based on the results it provides, downtime and cost. Here’s a breakdown that may help you determine which procedure would work best for you. Liposuction may be an excellent option for you if you’re looking to reduce larger deposits of excess fat. You may be able to target multiple areas under one surgery, and best results are seen between 16 and 20 weeks. On the other hand, liposuction includes a higher cost, recovery time of at least 6 …

Difference Between CoolSculpting & Liposuction

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 11, 2016, 5:34 a.m.

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At one point or another, most of us- male or female have had or still have an area of unwanted fat that is resistant to diet and/or exercise. Stubborn fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, and bulges around flanks and fat can be difficult to get rid of permanently. For many years, liposuction has been one of the most popular and top performed cosmetic procedures.  When performed by a board certified surgeon who specializes in liposuction, it is generally a safe and effective procedure in permanently and effectively reducing fat and refining the body contour. In recent years, thanks …

Droopy Nasal Tip Explained

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 8, 2016, 5:40 p.m.

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What causes a droopy tip and imbalance (alar-columellar disproportion) at the base of the nose? That is one a question we often get. When performing rhinoplasty, it is important for surgeons to focus on all aspects and specific details of the nose, such as the alar- columellar disproportion in this particular case.  Each patient's surgery is unique, and special attention should be given to specific anatomic components of the nose such as the relationship of the alar rim to columella visibility and nostril proportion. In this particular case, this patient had natural hanging columella, and alar rim retraction, causing nasal imbalance …

4 Signs you may be a candidate for Eyelid Surgery

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Oct. 1, 2016, 6:01 p.m.

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Have you examined your eyelids lately? Are they looking feeling heavier? Looking tired, saggier or puffier? What about what’s around your eyes? Do you have dark circles? Crows feet or wrinkles? Most of us know that staying out of the sun, leading a healthy lifestyle and going in for some injections can prevent some signs of aging, but what if we are beyond that point? Aging eyelids that begin to droop and sag can impact your vision, and we suggest that you address these concerns on time. You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) if: 1.      Your eyes …

3 Plastic Surgery Trends of 2016

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 23, 2016, 7:05 p.m.

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Millenials have become the new faces of plastic surgery. It is more acceptable to undergo plastic surgery as young celebrities openly speak about their procedures on social media. The number of men getting plastic surgery continues to grow. While younger men are looking for nose and chin augmentation in their teens and 20s, the older demographic is looking for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. Thanks to technology, more than ever before, patients have access to information about plastic surgery. Youtube is full of informative videos, plastic surgons are blogging about new procedures, and patients are documenting their own transformations on …

The Aging Process Explained

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | Sept. 16, 2016, 4:36 p.m.

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Sooner or later, we all see signs of aging and begin to suddenly wonder, how it all happened.The photos above show structures of a youthful face, and an aging face. You can see that the composition of fat,muscle and skin changes as we age.The way that we age depends on our genes, anatomy and of course, lifestyle. Diet, exercise and alcohol consumption, and sun exposure play a role. Over time, the epidermis and subcutaneous fat thin and there is effacement of dermal-epidermal junction. This progressively leads to elastosis, collagen loss and weakening of underlying muscles.While  the aging process is normal, …

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