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16 Dec 2020

Can you get plastic surgery to remove body fat?

While it’s common to struggle with weight loss, stubborn body fat can stick around despite a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. In recent years, plastic surgery techniques in New York have proven successful in removing excess fat cells and sculpting a slimmer body. These include non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments but ultimately it depends on the weight and amount of fat deposits present in the patient, in addition to the desired outcome. Although plastic surgery is not considered the optimal method for weight loss, you can get plastic surgery to remove body fat.

Do I need surgery to remove body fat?

Whether you’ve undergone extreme weight loss or have always struggled to lose fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise, it’s not impossible to look and feel your best. Know that you’re not alone and that certain areas of the body are predisposed to store fat. Factors like gender, genetics, physical activity, and caloric intake also play a part. Through body sculpting and contouring procedures, you can attain the figure you’ve always wanted.

Can You Get Plastic Surgery to remove body fat men

Body fat removal with plastic surgery is not an option for everyone, and typically should only be sought after by adults in good health and who are within 30% of their ideal weight. Whenever considering an aesthetic procedure, it is important that you be assessed in person by a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands your needs and anatomy.

How to remove body fat with plastic surgery

According to Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, there are a few effective methods to remove body fat. Here are three plastic surgery procedures that he offers at his practice:

Liposuction 

Liposuction is repeatedly the most requested aesthetic procedure amongst men in the US. A common misconception is that people consider liposuction to be a weight loss procedure. In reality, it is only able to remove small, localized fat—10 pounds or less. It’s a technique that helps to shape and contour the body by removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, and more. It’s an effective treatment for ensuring that these aforementioned areas do not accumulate fatty deposits in the future.

Some of the limitations associated with liposuction include:

  • It will not remove or reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
  • It won’t tighten loose, hanging or sagging skin
  • Body liposuction will make you look slimmer, but not necessarily change your weight

CoolSculpting 

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to removing body fat for patients who are averse to anesthesia, needles or incisions. The procedure itself uses a unique device to naturally destroy fat cells by freezing them away. There is no downtime following a CoolSculpting session, but typically it is required to undergo additional treatments over several weeks to see complete results. After just one session, however, CoolSculpting studies have noted a 25% fat reduction.

If you’re interested in fat freezing, know that some of the limitations include:

  • The results are contingent on a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • The results from CoolSculpting are identified between a three and four-month period
  • The procedure likely requires multiple sessions

BodyBanking

Dr. Steinbrech developed a plastic surgery procedure known as BodyBanking™, which allows the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. This is commonly performed while a patient undergoes liposuction by removing a patient’s own body fat from unwanted parts of the body and inject it into the desired areas of the body. These areas can include the pecs, glutes, biceps, triceps, shoulders and even calves.

A few things to consider about BodyBanking™ are:

  • The results are not permanent and require maintenance
  • Often performed in conjunction with liposuction
19 Nov 2020

How Dr. Steinbrech Became the Top Plastic Surgeon for Men

Last week, Jeremy Ryan Slate of the Create Your Own Life Podcast interviewed Male Plastic Surgery NY founder Dr. Douglas Steinbrech. Slate explores how Dr. Steinbrech became one of the nation’s top plastic surgeons and dominated in an otherwise challenging market using the blue ocean strategy.

In this episode, Dr. Steinbrech takes listeners through his collegiate journey from the campus of NYU to becoming the most recognized name in male plastic surgery. “I loved the artistry and the creativity of [male aesthetics]. It was organic. When I started my own practice, I was going to do ladies’ facelifts. I started to see men in my practice. So I decided, when I started to see so many men, to make a website. After we made a website, it went viral… Then we expanded and started the Los Angeles Male Plastic Surgery practice.”

“You need to have a good idea, and you need to have a plan. The other thing I learned is, you can’t be afraid to talk about [your idea]… Since I’ve entered the entrepreneurial world, I realized everyone has their own ideas. We all know you need a business plan; it’s got to be a good idea. You have to have execution… don’t be afraid to share your idea.”

Click below to listen to the full episode.

15 Oct 2020

Top 5 Male Aesthetic Procedures

Plastic surgery was not always a topic that was discussed so publicly. And historically, women made up the majority of the industry. In recent years, the number of men undergoing or considering aesthetic enhancements has increased. Noticing this demographic shift, surgeons have even started offering non-invasive and surgical treatments that cater to the male anatomy specifically, that diet and exercise alone cannot fix.

At his flagship New York City practice, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has witnessed this uptick firsthand and in 2014, altered his practice to accommodate his male patients. Men now make up over 80% of his total clientele. What this shows is that men are not immune to the anti-aging bug. And even though the aesthetics industry has been traditionally targeted towards women, statistics have demonstrated that men too are interested in being, and looking, their best. So what were the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures for men in the past year?

Below, you will notice that liposuction, breast reduction (gynecomastia), eyelid surgery, tummy tuck and rhinoplasty were among the most popular. These physical enhancements can benefit men in the same psychological way they would women, by boosting their confidence. From a man’s perspective, that might give him the competitive advantage he’s been looking for—from new job opportunities to a more active dating life and improved fitness. “In a marketplace where looking fit, younger, and more masculine is imperative, the better you look, the better your chances of ascending the corporate ladder,” said Dr. Steinbrech.

In today’s society, there’s a hyper-focus on wellness and thanks to social media, appearance. Those factors have contributed dramatically to the rise in plastic surgery procedures for men over the past 10 years. Looking to the future, those numbers can only be expected to increase.

Top cosemetic treatments for men

19 Aug 2020

Is Botox a Permanent Treatment

According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Botox injections in men have seen a 337% increase over the past two decades. Popular amongst men in NYC who are looking to maintain a healthier, more vibrant look, Botox has become the most requested non-surgical solution to reverse the effects of aging. But is Botox a permanent treatment?

Ideal for those who are entering a new stage of life, changing careers, or who want to maximize their youthful appearance—Botox can erase undesirable signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles. From celebrities to athletes and politicians, men are now more open than ever about wanting to feel good about how they look.

Before embarking on your Botox journey, it’s important to understand how Botox injections for men work, the benefits, long-term effects, and whether or not it’s a permanent treatment.

What is Botox?

Botox is short for Botulinum Toxin Type A. It is administered to the patient in small doses via injection to treat unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. After it’s injected, Botox is able to block certain nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. As a result, the muscles relax and wrinkles are no longer able to occur.

How Does Botox for Men Work?

At a younger age, your skin has more elasticity which helps it snap back into place with the formation of facial expressions. As you grow older, the skin starts to lose its elasticity and that’s how wrinkles, folds, and fine lines are formed. Botox for men works to reverse these effects by relaxing muscles in the face so they do not contract in the same way as they did before. While other injectables push wrinkles out, Botox targets specific areas with small doses in order to stop the muscle from causing fine lines or wrinkles.

Patients are asked to be mindful for the first 2 to 3 hours after receiving Botox, but the overall procedure time is approximately 10 minutes. After a Botox injection, the treatment can begin to work within 24 to 48 hours and after one week, the muscles and nerves stop completely.

What are the Benefits of Botox for Men?

As one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments, a Botox injection takes just minutes and the results can be seen quickly with no downtime required or visible scarring. The use of Botox has seen advancements over the years and today, it’s a solution for more than fine lines and wrinkles. At Dr. Steinbrech’s NYC practice, Botox has been used safely in the treatment of:

  • Vertical frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Forehead creases
  • Expression improvement
  • Chronic migraine

So, is Botox a Permanent Treatment?

Botox is a temporary treatment that keeps certain facial muscles in a relaxed state. The effects of a Botox treatment can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months, depending on the patient. Certain factors such as large amounts of exercise or overly expressive facial movements can cause Botox to fade faster. In order to keep the desired effect, it is advised to repeat Botox injections every 4 to 6 months. Therefore, Botox is not considered a permanent treatment.

However, if Botox is used regularly over a prolonged period of time, you’ll need less and less maintenance. Depending on the frequency and amount of Botox that is injected, you may not need as much Botox or require injections as often to train the muscles beneath the skin. If you begin your Botox treatment before the lines become too deep, you can prevent getting permanent wrinkles.

Treatment Cost & Consultation

Dr. Steinbrech specializes in working with male clients. For more information about Botox for men in NYC, please call (646) 480-7750 or fill out our contact form to set up your no-obligation Botox consultation today. Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

31 Jul 2020

Best Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Available For Men

People typically choose a non-invasive procedure when they want to avoid scarring or going under anesthesia. This method leaves the skin intact or unbroken, meaning it does not require an incision or cutting of the skin. Rather than going under anesthesia, your NYC board-certified surgeon will use lasering or syringe techniques to achieve the patient’s goals. Non-invasive procedures are most common for individuals who are aging, and those who have health conditions that can’t succeed in invasive surgery. The best non-invasive cosmetic procedures available for men include:

  1. Facial and Body Fat Injections

Fat injections are performed to fill and shape areas of the face and body for male patients. Sometimes the process will not create a permanent change, as it will require maintenance. The method includes an injection in the donor area, which typically is the gluteal or abdominal region. The infusion will take the fat from that area and transfer it to the face or desired area. Before injection, the fat is placed in a syringe where it will be cleaned and available for the designated area. Dr. Steinbrech of Male Plastic Surgery NYC is a strong advocate for Selective Fat Transfer when performing liposuction procedures. Most notably his personally developed procedure, BodyBanking® which can be combined with an array of other treatments:

The recovery process for this procedure is straightforward. There is little to no downtime, and the patient can continue their daily routines. There might be minor swelling and/or bruising that occurs for about two days after the procedure. A patient can return to have the process again. 

  1. Botox

Botox for men consists of injections that cause specific muscles to stop producing wrinkles or frown lines. The goal of this procedure is to create a younger facial appearance. Botox has a plusnot only does it diminish wrinkles and lines, but it also stops them from recurring. Within 24 to 48 hours, the patient will see a difference in facial appearance, and up to one week, the patient will see the full results. 

People choose botox because it is painless and does not require recovery time. However, patients are asked to be mindful for the first 2 to 3 hours after receiving Botox. The overall procedure time is at least 10 minutes and can last anywhere from 3 to 12 months. Botox is also known to help people who have:

  • Vertical frown lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • Chronic migraines 
  • Desire to improve expressions
  1. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers help diminish facial wrinkles and repair the volume and fullness in the face. This procedure takes up to about 15 minutes with minimal recovery time. Patients will find minor swelling and redness that can last up to three days post-procedure. Two types of fillers for men include:

Restylane was created to help patients who want to enhance their lip shape and facial contours while smoothening the wrinkles. This treatment is most commonly performed between the eyebrows and the bottom of the nose to give the mouth more angle. A synthetic gel is injected into the middle layer of the skin, smoothing out the wrinkles and adds volume. The gel used is a natural substance that is also found throughout the body. 

Radiesse is another filler for men performed on the lips, smile lines, depressed scars, and corners of the mouth. The desired area is injected with a biocompatible gel which is made of the same minerals in our bones. This filler targets scarring and creases on the face. 

  1. Kybella

Kybella is most common for patients with moderate-to-severe (submental) fat sediments below the chin area. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes, where the surgeon will use Kybella injections into the unwanted fat. It is the perfect procedure for people who want to get rid of their double chin. 

  1. Sculptra

Sculptra targets the fat under the skin to improve the appearance of the cheeks, hollow eyes, indentations, and wrinkles. This type of injection is placed into the deep dermis layer of the skin. Men choose this procedure because the results can remain up to two years.

 

1 Jul 2020

Differences Between Invasive and Non-invasive Surgery

Over the last decade, research points to a healthy increase in both surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. Statistics show particularly upward trending numbers in treatments from 2017 to 2018 alone. According to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons data, 2018 showed nearly a quarter-million more cosmetic procedures than the previous year.

While reports show equally rising numbers for top non-invasive treatments (fat reduction) and cosmetic surgeries (liposuction), it’s worth mentioning the distinct differences between invasive and non-invasive surgery. Surgical options often yield the most dramatic changes but can come with a moderate period of recovery. Minimally-invasive procedures, while sometimes not measuring up in terms of results, are a great option for those who want little-to-no disruption in their daily routine.

11 Jun 2020

Different Types of Facial Implants For Men

Facial implants were designed to permanently reshape and enhance specific features of the face. Just like implants of the body, there is the number of facial implant options to choose from. These implants can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. The implant itself is a solid, synthetic material that is compatible with human tissue, adding body and contour to facial structure. Here are four different types of facial implants for men to choose from.

facial implants for men1. Chin Implant

A chin implant will increase the size and prominence to become proportional to the mid-face and forehead. The implant will be positioned internally right under the bottom lip or under the chin.

Typically, patients who undergo a chin implant have a small chin that disappears into the neck. Not only does this implant improve one’s facial profile, but it also strengthens the chin. If the chin does not fully develop, weakening problems will arise as well as a receding chin. Having a weak chin creates an imbalance of the face, making the nose look larger, midface top-heavy, the lower face looks short, and it de-emphasizes the lips. Results are often dependent on the patient’s desired look.

2. Jaw Implant

A jaw implant is similar to the chin implant as it will create a fuller, more prominent looking jaw. This implant enhances the bone structure and is placed on the jawline, an area known for being associated with an attractive masculine appearance. This augmentation is usually paired with the chin implant to create a fuller lower face, but this pairing is completely optional.

Patients who choose this implant have wide lower faces who want to have a defined jawline. Also, these facial implants are also best for candidates who suffer from overbites, misaligned teeth, open bites, or other abnormal bites that affect one’s appearance.

3. Malar Implants

Malar implants, also known as a cheek implant, increases the projection of the cheekbones. This augmentation is popular for individuals who have a weak facial bone structure. With a malar implant, the cheekbones will go from a flat surface to a more full structure. Because the malar region projects more than any other part of a person’s midface skeleton, the implant will be placed right on top of the existing cheekbone for the best result.

Patients will find that their cheeks are very prominent in their appearance. The more hollow the cheeks are, the older you will look. This causes people to look older than they actually are. Whether it be from aging or simply losing the bone structure (or density), the cheek implants will ensure the fullness of the cheekbone structure.

facial implants for men

4. Nasal Implant

A nasal implant focuses on the shape of the nose. The implant will support the upper and lower lateral of the cartilage. By doing so, cartilage support will create an open airway, making it easier for patients to breathe.

This implant is more popular for individuals who have a hard time breathing. This is usually caused by a trauma-related injury or defects that remain from childhood. Patients who had this procedure found improvements including:

  • Reduced congestion and stuffiness
  • Improved ability to retain air through the nose while exercising
  • Reduced blockage or interference
  • Better sleeping habits
  • Easier to breathe overall through the nose

Determining if You’re a Good Candidate For Facial Implants

Facial implants are best to be performed on individuals whose skull and head have reached physical maturity, usually adulthood. It is also very popular for patients to go through this process after a trauma-related injury that was damaging to the face. Ideal candidates also include those who are non-smokers, are physically healthy, and contain a positive outlook on the procedures with specific and realistic goals for the surgeon to achieve.

Patients will sit down with their doctor before the procedure to discuss and examine the patient’s desires, this also includes body implants. This will help the patient and doctor understand the expectations and limitations.

29 May 2020

Weight Loss Plastic Surgery for Men in NYC

For most men, losing the weight required to maintain a healthy lifestyle is a difficult task. It is important to value the weight on your body, as it can be the source of serious health concerns. Men who are overweight are at risk for a myriad of health issues including diabetes, strokes, heart attack, cancers, and more. Not only will weight loss surgery ease the possibility of a life-threatening condition, but it will also increase the chances of a longer (and happier) life. Listed as Forbes’ go-to surgeon for men, Dr. Steinbrech specializes in weight loss plastic surgery at his NYC practice.

Massive Weight Loss Surgery Options

There are multiple different forms of weight loss surgery that Dr. Steinbrech can perform to help patients achieve desirable and long-lasting results. In order to determine which surgery is best, there will be a consultation beforehand to discuss the following options:

TorsoTuck™ Bodylift

The TorsoTuck™ was developed by Dr. Steinbrech for male patients who, after achieving massive weight loss, are faced with excess skin that hangs from the torso. This specialized procedure targets this loose skin, leaving the patient with a tighter, more natural-looking chest to complement their weight loss. Unlike typical body lifts, Dr. Steinbrech’s TorsoTuck™ procedure targets the male body from all angles, one which aims for minimal scarring and can include other problem areas such as the thighs and the buttocks.

How to Determine Which Is Best for You

Before deciding which option is best for you, there will be an initial consultation in which Dr. Steinbrech will examine your body mass and discuss your cosmetics goals. From this meeting, Dr. Steinbrech will come to a conclusion on which surgery option will be best for each individual case—there is no “one size fits all.” Massive weight loss surgery was created to make your life better and put your body concerns to rest. It reassures the values and importance of a healthy weight and mind. In order to be a candidate, it is vital for your body weight to remain stable for one year.

What To Expect

Many of these surgeries are performed using general amnesia. The length of the surgery will be dependent on the extent of the surgery. The surgeries consist of tightening and repositioning the muscles and skin. The recovery time depends on the type of surgical procedure. In most cases, a patient undergoing a full-body lift will take about 4 to 6 weeks to completely recover. Patients may feel discomfort in the areas of the procedures during the healing process, which makes the downtime even more valuable.

Results

The results of each procedure are astonishing. Dr. Steinbrech has documented the before and after results from a massive weight loss with torso tuck body lift procedure. Patients should see results perfectly after the recovery time.

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Treatment Cost & Consultation

Dr. Steinbrech is located in New York City and is known as a leading expert in male plastic surgery. He is committed to his patient’s goals and desires. His philosophy is one that gives men an individualized approach to reach their highest body potential. It is easy to schedule your consultation today by using the Male Plastic Surgery NYC contact form or speak to a patient advisor by calling (646) 480-7750.

29 May 2020

Jaw Implant for Men in NYC

What is a Jaw Implant?

Jaw implant surgery, or Genioplasty, is a procedure that enhances one’s facial anatomy with the use of a state-of-the-art silicone implant. Jaw augmentation contours the face’s side profile and harmonizes facial symmetry for a more natural, masculine look. Board-certified Dr. Steinbrech specializes in male anatomy. His NYC practice offers various customizable implant sizes and shapes to meet each patient’s unique goal. Dr. Steinbrech’s NYC office also uses the latest in 3D computer imaging technology to manufacture a one-of-a-kinds implant tailored to the needs of each patient. In addition, Dr. Steinbrech may recommend pairing jaw augmentation with Rhinoplasty or Mentoplasty (chin augmentation) to optimize the results of surgery.

How is Jaw Implant Surgery Performed?

Using a local anesthetic, jaw implant surgery takes just 30 minutes to an hour to complete. Following a CT scan and general health assessment, your medical professionals will help you prepare for the procedure. The customized implant is inserted with a tiny incision inside of the patient’s jawline or mouth. This implant can be placed over any bone deficiencies, leaving the patient with a more youthful, chiseled facial shape. After implant surgery, scars are typically non-visible and self-dissolving sutures are placed on the incision. Each implant is made to look and feel natural on the bone.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Jaw Implant?

All patients are advised to be in good health (non-smokers) before considering jaw implant surgery. Candidacy can be further determined during your initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech at his NYC practice. Altering the appearance of the jaw can greatly improve the balance of the face as well as counteract signs of aging. Jaw implant surgery is best for men looking to improve upon:

  • Facial symmetry due to an injury or accident
  • Natural bone deficiencies in the jawline
  • Chewing dynamics
  • Restore contour due to a congenital condition
  • Weak jawline

Recovery Time

Customized jaw implant surgery is typically followed by mild swelling due to incisions made inside the mouth. However, this swelling usually begins to subside around the 48-hour mark and will resolve within the first month post-procedure. Dr. Steinbrech recommends a soft diet for about the first week as the sutures dissolve inside the mouth. If necessary, antibiotics or medication may be prescribed and patients can return to most normal activities within the first week. It is advised that overtly strenuous exercise be postponed for 14 days. The final results continue to improve by the month. Minor adjustments to oral hygiene are modified post-surgery with the assistance of Dr. Steinbrech’s office.

Treatment Cost & Consultation

To schedule a consult, please contact Dr. Steinbrech’s clinic to set up your no-obligation Genioplasty consultation today. You may also call 646-480-7750 to speak to a Patient Advisor. Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The “Go-to surgeon for men” according to Forbes, Dr. Steinbrech knows the male face and specializes in jaw implant surgery in NYC. All consultations are confidential.

29 May 2020

Cheek Implant for Men in NYC

What is a Cheek Implant?

Cheek implant surgery is often performed to accentuate the cheekbones and improve the appearance of a “flattened” face. There are 3 types of cheek implants which include malar, sub-malar, or both. These implants are placed directly onto the bone, giving the cheek a greater volume and projection. A cheek implant also tightens skin, resulting in a more sculpted, youthful look. Dr. Steinbrech performs cheek implant surgery at his fully-accredited NYC surgical center alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as chin implant surgery to achieve more desirable facial symmetry. Conversely, patients may also choose facial fat injections as an alternative to synthetic cheek implants.

How is Cheek Implant Surgery Performed?

Prior to the cheek implant procedure, your surgeon will help you choose a customizable implant that best suits your situation and desired look. Using a local anesthetic, tiny incisions (of only about 1 tenth of an inch) are made near the cheeks, under the eye, or most commonly, above the gum line. From there, the implant is inserted into either the malar or sub-malar region depending on the goal of surgery. The incisions are closed up with sutures following the procedure’s completion. The full surgery may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. All implants require a confidential consultation with Dr. Steinbrech prior to surgery. Each implant is created by Dr. Steinbrech’s team using medical-grade material that mimics the look and feel of natural bone.

Who is a Good Candidate for Cheek Implant Surgery?

The best candidates for cheek augmentation surgery are patients seeking correction of an indistinct or weak cheekbone structure. Cheek implants are often chosen because they offer dramatic yet subtle results. As men age, they lose natural volume in their cheeks and face which can create a “hollow” look. Synthetic cheek implants are also ideal for patients seeking to reverse undesirable facial contours due to genetics. Men in good health are typically good candidates for cheek implants, especially those looking to improve:

  • Deep nasolabial folds
  • Hollow cheeks
  • Sunken under eyes
  • Aging facial skin
  • Sagging jowls

Recovery Time

During recovery, patients are able to return home the same day. Though some moderate swelling around the cheekbones can persist for 2 to 3 days, this usually subsides thereafter. After the 2 week mark, visible signs of swelling should be resolved entirely. However, it may take up a month for all swelling to fully disappear. Dr. Steinbrech may prescribe medication or anti-inflammatories following surgery to make one’s recovery time more comfortable. Sutures in the mouth dissolve but patients are required to make minor adjustments to their oral hygiene routine as the incisions heal. In addition, it is advised that patients stick to a soft diet for the first day. Following this, it is recommended to avoid sharp or hard foods for 1 to 2 months.

Treatment Cost & Consultation

Dr. Steinbrech specializes in cheek implant surgery for men at his NYC practice. For more information and pricing, please contact Dr. Steinbrech’s office to set up your confidential cheek implant consultation today. You may also call 646-480-7750 to speak to a Patient Advisor. Dr. Steinbrech is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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