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16 Aug 2016

Where Are Abs Made?

IS IT TRUE HOLLYWOOD IS THE PLACE WHERE ABS ARE MADE? OR IS IT FROM THE GODFATHER OF MALE PLASTIC SURGERY HIMSELF…

Abs are envied by all. But who has the best? We asked our go-to expert on this subject, Dr. Steinbrech, and he provided us with a list of the top most requested abs in Hollywood, made in his highly-accredited practice with his top level technique and advanced procedures. Here they are:

CHARLIE HUNNAM

From leading man and total bad*ss on “Sons Of Anarchy” to mysterious man for “Reveal” by Calvin Klein, Hunnam’s six pack is nothing short of fantastic. This biker babe shows off his killer washboard abs, in an unapologetic fashion, and honey, it’s totally okay with us!

 

RYAN GOSLING

Emma Stone said it best in “Crazy, Stupid Love”, one look at Gosling with his shirt off and you’re simultaneously sweating and exclaiming, “Seriously? It’s like your photo shopped!” This isn’t the Mickey Mouse Club anymore, Gosling is all grown up and has turned out to be nothing short of amazing. Whether he’s Noah, our favorite romantic heartthrob from “The Notebook” or Sargent Jerry Wooters from “Gangster Squad”, this Hollywood hunk has no problem showing off is best assets (and we have no problem with that).

 

ZAC EFRON

Puberty hit Efron like an 18 wheeler, straight on, and the results are nothing short of immaculate. The one time teen heartthrob turned Hollywood’s hottest neighbor has always been one to make sure his body was camera ready, however, his metamorphosis has transformed him into some sort of sculpture-esque being. Some may say it’s a bit much to take your shift off that may times, but we don’t mind Mr. Efron, not one bit.

 

TERRY CREWS

Did you seriously think we weren’t going to recognize one of the most solid individuals in Hollywood? Terry Crews is more than just a talented actor or on-screen funny guy. This guy is sporting some serious tone in his body. Does fat even exist on his stature? Hm, I really don’t think so. Funny man Crews has used his impeccably chiseled physique in conjunction to hilarious comedy and acting skills. Keep on flexin’ Terry!

 

IDRIS ELBA

Move on over Denzel, there’s a new front runner in town! London born Idris Elba is on the rise as one of the hottest celebs. to hit the big screen. His rising stardom (and killer core muscles) have landed him a spot to be the next possible James Bond, at least, that’s what the rumors are saying. The people have spoken and I think it’s about time to give the people what they want. Idris Elba for Bond? He’s got my vote!

 

CHRIS PRATT

Funny guy, Chris Pratt, is not only an adorably innocent Andy Dwyer in NBC’s hilarious sitcom, “Parks and Recreation”, but also shows off his masculine, chiseled contours as Peter Quill in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Who knew Pratt was packing a rock hard six pack under his Jurassic Park uniform? We definitely didn’t, but we’re glad we know now!

 

MARK WAHLBERG

We all remember Mark Wahlberg’s infamous Calvin Klein ad circa 1992 (I mean, I was born that year but you can’t NOT know about this kind of thing). It’s been continuously circulating around the media steadily for 24 (and counting). This can be owed to plenty of things; maybe it’s his Baywatch arms or perfect pecs but we’d like to be a bit biased here (because we can) and owe it to his killer six pack. And you know what? 24 years later and he’s still got it.

KEVIN HART

This pint sized power house may be small in size but never underestimate his strength. Kevin Hart is currently at the peak of his stardom with countless comedy tours and movies premiering left and right. Hart takes a lot of pride in making sure he is always fit, in shape and takes the proper time to work on his physique. Work hard, play hard but still be “Seriously Funny”. Sexy AND comedic? Let’s just say scoring Kevin Hart is like winning the lottery, only I’m sure it’s a lot more fun.

Honestly, who can blame these men for always taking their shirts off? (Seriously, because we need to know who to thank for this) Looking good is a rising trend that grew in popularity thanks to social media outlets like Instagram and Snapchat. Through proper diet and exercise, men have always believed that they will achieve the body they want, however, the majority of men do not know that problem areas are real. Problem areas tend to be the more stubborn portions of the body that may take a bit longer to build muscle mass or have an issue shedding fat that stays stagnant. For these reasons, among a handful of others, men have turned to plastic surgery at a growing rate. After multiple attempts at getting your body into the shape you want, men begin to realize that the excessive amount they are putting in is not giving them the outcome they deserve.

Male Plastic Surgery is where rock hard abs are made and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has been dubbed the “Go-to surgeon for men” by Forbes.

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20 Jul 2016

Social Media Makes Over Plastic Surgery

34f33b0Influenced by the power of the hashtag, our culture’s appetite for perfect Instagram bodies submerging our feeds have spawned an alarming number of individuals to seek out cosmetic enhancement and plastic surgery procedures. Heaps of selfies and flawlessly fit photos have transformed social media into a boundless marketplace for the industry to flourish in.

How is a person’s confidence and self-esteem not supposed to be affected by such unnatural, filtered standards and unobtainable aesthetics constantly ‘viralling’ out of control? Of course, we are going to be dissatisfied with our physical. We can’t help ourselves by comparison. Yet, we all choose to ignore the one obvious realization. Social media is simply public perception. None of this is legitimate.

More effective than traditional platforms for advertising, both the InstaCeleb and the leading professionals create exposure through their fan-base of followers. Figures like Kim Kardashian, fitness models, fashion moguls and pretend somebodies have all taken to Instagram to share photos of their coveted curves or smoothed out faces. Now people can even download photos and videos from Instagram of their favorite celebrities or social media influencers. From basic make-up tutorials guiding your contour to some of the most extreme before and after results are all being delivered directly to the hand-held devices of authoritative beauty bloggers and their extended communities.

Board-certified plastic surgeon and expert Dr. Douglas Steinbrech explains, “Social media is without a doubt having a substantial impact for my practice. Since the growth in digital popularity, individuals have become more comfortable with the idea of altering their image all in the name of selfies. They are walking around with cameras glued to their palms 24/7. They want to look their best at all times in case of impromptu snaps. Both surgical or the alternative non-invasive treatments are reaching an entirely new audience and segment of potential patients.”

Generations of the past were much more discreet about the work they were having done. In prior decades, individuals who opted for a little nip and tuck would slip away for about a week or so only to turn up appearing miraculously rejuvenated. Nothing like some ‘R&R’ to reclaim your youthful look right? Wrong. Society was hip to your game. However, now our enlightened adolescents have no shame in injecting some filler, plumping up their pout, and minutes later showing off their new look on the Gram. Many young women are even being paid via dermal fillers to promote these serums and formulas as an avenue to boost sales among med-spas and practices.

Beauty seekers are eager to get in on the action. They are able to target large demographics without even having to try very hard. Our notoriously self-obsessed upbringing leads many women and men too willing to share information and happily document their plastic journey across the Internet.

According to recent reports from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, various procedures among both male and female patients seeking fillers and other enhancing hydraulics have skyrocketed up to 43 percent in a short five year period. Many surgeons are attributing this rise to the increased usage of the social media stage.Theresa Pinson is an exceptional example of spa technician’s offering first class, at-home care including Chemical Brow Lift using Botox Cosmetic, lip enhancement, Cheek augmentation and overall facial rejuvenation. Early on she was able to establish her credibility simply on a referral basis chronicling transformations on social media. Highly accredited and famed celeb surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir insights, “My patients often upload and post moments after waking up from surgery, or even while undergoing a contemporary ‘lunch-time’ cosmetic treatment- like lip filler.” Surgeons who are not participating in this realm of media are missing out on a huge opportunity. According to Kassir, majority of his traffic and lead generation comes from social forums, which are single-handedly shaping beauty enterprises.

Whether for attention, or almost a sense of civic duty to exchange reviews of their experience, a new breed of clients have been born, alongside their supplements, Fit Teas and teeth whitening kits.

Advanced plastic surgeons like Dr. Monica Tadros are very understanding to the current social media movement. Tadros has pioneered a new technique in lip shaping with ‘Love Your Lips’, sculpting a person’s natural pucker. Thanks to major personalities and VIP’s like Kyle Jenner highlighting this paramount facial feature, young girls are not walking, but running to the nearest injector. Tadros customizes her methods by specializing in a wide variety of injectables to create balance and symmetry while designing luscious, fuller lips with more definition and curvature. Since such extreme, wide-spread initiatives on social media like #TheKylieJennerChallenge made headlines, this was a necessary strategy to educate young adults on how to enhance their supple lips safely. And although we can appreciate one’s desire to keep up with the ‘trends’, too many big names were attached to overfilled botches.

Support on these networking channels can be as big of a driving force into these plastic procedures as is the negative backlash. With ever-evolving technology between both plastic surgery and innovative media tools, both women and men desire the ability to track their progress behind total perfection. Individuals will forever crave the satisfaction with ‘likes’ and followers, solidifying their level of attractiveness. From inflated lips to inflated egos, social media is the ideal visual solution the cosmetic plastic surgery field has been waiting for.

16 Jun 2016

Male Plastic Surgery Expert Develops Exclusive Procedure on Examiner

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BodyBanking®  is a new cosmetic plastic surgery procedure developed by the highly accredited “Godfather of Male Plastic Surgery” himself, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech. The goal of the treatment is to provide the transfer of a patient’s access fat from one target area of the body to another. By using an individual’s own body fat, Dr. Steinbrech is able to relocate said fat injections strategically as a way to position and/or remove surplus fat, causing imbalance. When transmitting the original disproportionate and stored pockets of fat to the proper desired regions, the trained surgeon is able to create and sculpt the perfect physique for their patients simply with injectables. Natural body fat makes for an outstanding tissue filler material that involves the customized displacement of fat to be distributed evenly and symmetrically. Subtracting fat while enhancing curves is a more subtle and effective alternative to designing and built aesthetic.

BodyBanking® in NYC solidifies the benefits of fat injections to fill and shape areas of the face and body for male patients as a solution for substitute formulas and serums.

ADVANTAGES OF BodyBanking® ARE:

• Body fat is an individal’s very own organic filler
• Method of treatment may be timed on average 1 hour for completion
• Injections may last anywhere from a few months to permanently
• Little to zero recovery, downtime or disruption in one’s daily routine (Affords the opportunity for individuals to return to work and their set day to day activities immediately)
• Minimal discomfort
• Safe, advanced, and exclusive technique accomplished by one of the top tier professionals leading the industry market
• No pre-testing is required and the fat cannot be rejected in this manner due to the fact that it was naturally produced and stored
• Credible surrogate if the patient is allergic to bovine collagen and/or other substances
• Cost effective when combined with any another contouring procedure, like liposuction

How It Works?

The donor area and the aimed treatment area are first interjected with a local anesthetic. Fluids are then instilled into the donor site to enable fat collection using a cardinally placed syringe. Once the fat is introduced and infused, penetrating through the surface of the skin, the syringe is then pulled out, ready to be processed and cleaned. Finally, the last step is injecting the patient’s fat into the updated, aspired area. The amount of fat injected into the body must be greater than the amount needed, (as fat is absorbed into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for an optimal, successful result.

BodyBanking® is not permanent. Application of this approach may require maintenance and/or personalized attention. Your trusted, board-certified surgeon will openly discuss and communicate any concerns prior to, during assessment and consultation. Long-lasting and extended results will crave healthier lifestyle choices as needed. There is immense value added because there is no unnatural implant. BodyBanking® is receiving mass amounts of inquires because people are interested and encouraged through these non-invasive options.

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8 Jun 2016

Secret To The Summer Body Revealed

11142348_372266539631272_1459533314_nAs we are getting closer to the summer season, some of the main thoughts on our brains are hitting the beach, catching a tan and…trying to see our feet over our giant belly?

Nobody wants to feel out of shape, especially on the beach, ultimately bearing all for the world to see our insecurities and problem areas. Common beach goers aren’t always as perfect as the hunky lifeguard or the chiseled volleyball player, as that takes a lot of work and dedication in the gym and in our diets.

For men, there are three specific body types that characterize each build and ability/inability to build mass and bulk.

First, we have the ectomorphs, which are typically the skinny, lanky guys. They have a slight frame with a fast metabolism. These individuals often have a harder time building muscle mass and fat. This makes it difficult to achieve that certain physique they desire and those signature surfer abs.

Then, we have the mesomorphs, who are the men who seem to be naturally athletic. For these guys, they seem to gain healthy weight and muscle just by breathing and stepping into the gym. Their athletic physique and strong bone structure helps give them the ability to pack on muscle while gaining healthy weight and mass. These people are considered “genetically lucky”.

Last, we have the endomorphs, which are usually the small, stocky guys who smell pizza and gain ten pounds in all the wrong areas. These men have the ability to gain muscle however struggle because they gain extra fat. Although these individuals are strong, they tend to carry around excess weight that becomes harder to shed.

Not everyone can be a mesomorph, and more often than not, guys are either an ectomorph or an endomorph. However, with the rising trend in male plastic surgery, genetics and inability to gain muscle and tone in the body is no longer the factor holding men back.

Dr. Steinbrech has perfected the art of “Gladiator Abs”. This procedure, also known as abdominal etching, is used to surgically remove unwanted fat from the abdominal region and sculpt the stomach to a more defined appearance. By enhancing and improving the definition and tone of the abdominal muscles, men cam finally have the chiseled abs that they’ve always dreamed of.

Believe it or not, there are a large group of men who have participated in extreme exercise and strict diet regimens that have built their ideal six pack, however, it is well-hidden underneath a layer of stubborn, unwanted fat. For some, diet and exercise only do so much for the body and the harsh truth of the matter is that sometimes, these methods just do not work effectively, no matter how much time and effort is dedicated to the final result.

Dr. Steinbrech has mastered the Gladiator Abs and did so with the fact that gladiators are always displaying a strong, well-structured physique that drips in masculinity while displaying the ultimate defined body.

This surgery takes approximately one hour to complete and may be performed under local or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Before the surgery begins, Dr. Steinbrech will first draw an outline of the patients existing abdominal muscles that will act as a guide for small incision placements. Then, a small metal tube, a cannula, is inserted under the skin to give the appearance of a raised ab. Excess fat along the drawn lines is then removed using a liposuction approach, ultimately shaping and sculpting  the abs into a desired contour. Depending on the size of the incision, which is typically less than a quarter inch, stitches may be required.

Some common side effects of the surgery may be redness, bruising and swelling. All invasive surgeries run their risks of complications. In this procedure, there is potential for bleeding, excessive scarring and a possibility of infection. It is extremely important to consult with your doctor and make sure you understand all post-operative steps to ensure proper healing.

For more information on Gladiator Abs, contact Dr. Steinbrech’s New York office at (646)-480-7750.

8 Jun 2016

The Latest Trend in Male Plastic Surgery Revealed…

BodyBanking®: The Latest Trend In Male Plastic Surgery

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It most likely comes as no surprise that the number of plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures continue to increase in the United States as they become more affordable and less stigmatized-for both men and women. However, in the United States there is always new data and uprising trends suggesting Americans are going under the knife more and more with each passing year. Male patients are also increasing as a leading demographic in a industry once dominated and typically only associated with women.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015, a 2% increase since 2014. The organization published its findings in a report, which analyzed statistics from 2000 to 2015 to track trends across the $12 billion industry.

Although Butt implants were the fastest growing type of cosmetic surgery in 2015, with Americans undergoing 2,540 of these procedures, a 36% uptick from 2014. The number of butt lifts performed also increased by 36% to 4,767 total procedures in 2015.

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Another facet of the business that’s changing is the patient base. Men are getting more plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures than ever, and for the first time, men accounted for more than 40% of the total 68,106 breast reduction surgeries performed in the United States, according to the report. That’s a 5% increase over the previous year and a 35% growth in the procedure among men since 2000.

However, now there is a new direction in revolutionary procedures taking the market by storm- BodyBanking®.

What is BodyBanking® You Ask?

BodyBanking® is a new cosmetic plastic surgery procedure developed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.  The goal of treatment is to provide the transfering of fat from one part of the body to the other. Using the patient’s own body fat, Dr. Steinbrech is able to implement fat injections in order to transfer and/or remove excess fat. By targeting pockets of fat from unwanted areas and injecting stored fat into new, desired areas of the body, this trend allows top surgeons to sculpt out the perfect physique for their patients. By subtracting fat and enhancing other areas, muscle shadowing becomes a more subtle and effective way to create a built aesthetic.

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The Breakdown 

Subtraction Areas:

  • Buccal Fat
  • Neck/Submental
  • Chest Fat
  • Flank Fat
  • Inner Thigh
  • Outer Thigh
  • Upper Abs
  • Lower Abs
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Buffalo Hump
  • Upper Arms

Enhancements Include: 

  • Pecs
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Delts
  • Quads
  • Calves
  • Forearms
  • Gladiator Abs
  • Surfer Abs
  • Breast
  • Hips
  • Cheeks
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Eyes
  • Glutes

Muscle Shadowing Effects:

  • Abs
  • Pecs
  • Delts
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Calves
  • Forearms

An Individual’s Own Fat Injections…

Body fat makes for an outstanding tissue filler material that involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat injections in NYC can be used to fill and shape areas of the face and body for male patients.  Fat injection is not permanent, and therefore requires maintenance, which is discussed with your doctor during your consultation. Long-lasting results require a healthier lifestyle alternative. The biggest benefit to the procedure is that there is no unnatural implant. A person’s own stored body fat acts as a natural filler. Many patients may be allergic to different formulas, serums, or implanted materials, so this approximately 1 hour method is a solution for individual’s who have not been able to undergo invasive or non-invasive options in the past. Disruption for recovery as well as discomfort are minimal throughout the process and thereafter. Many people return to work and their day to day activities immediately.

A Before and After speaks for itself…

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How Does Body Banking Work?

After proper assessment, patients will select a problem area where they are looking for fat to be transferred from. The donor area, as well as the treated area for injection, will both experience application of a local anesthetic. Fluids are then injected into the donor site to begin to enable fat collection.  Once the fat is injected, it is then placed in a syringe and processed for cleaning. Finally the fat is injected into the desired area. The amount of fat injected into the body must be greater than the amount needed, (as fat is absorbed into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for your desired final result.

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17 May 2016

Examiner Calls Dr. Steinbrech an Authority in Male Plastic Surgery

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Male plastic surgery authority offers implant packages

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Whether you are in LA or NYC, there are different trends which cater to the each market and what defines male “perfection”. Consulting with a advanced and highly-accredited surgeon who specializes in male plastic surgery is the first step in the right direction when considering cosmetic surgery. By doing so, you will gain an extensive amount of helpful information that will give you a better understanding of how the process works and what procedures will suit you and your needs best.

 

 

 

27 Apr 2016

Male Plastic Surgery Packages in New York City

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The popularity in male plastic surgery is picking up momentum at a fast rate. Men are now, more than ever, taking control over their bodies and making the changes they feel necessary and comfortable with. With such a wide variety of procedures to pick from, how do you know which is right for you and will give you the results you desire?

Consulting with a knowledgeable surgeon who specializes in male plastic surgery is the first step in the right direction when considering cosmetic surgery. By doing so, you will gain an extensive amount of helpful information that will give you a better understanding of how the process works and what procedures will suit you best and give you the body you so desire.

Dr. Steinbrech now offers implant packages that combine multiple procedures to help you get your desired results. These bundles make it easier and more affordable for patients who want to improve multiple parts of their body and contribute to the overall “image” that the patient is trying to achieve.

The Standard 3 Package: Pectoral. Bicep, and Deltoid

The Big Quarterback Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid and Calf

The Classic 5 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, and Forearm

The Super 6 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, Forearm, and Quadriceps

The Universal 7 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, Forearm, Quadriceps, and Triceps

The Ultra 8 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, Forearm, Quadriceps, Triceps, and Gluteus Maximus

The Olympia 9 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, Forearm, Quadriceps, Triceps, Gluteus Maximus, and Abdominal 6 Pack.

The Titanic 10 Package: Pectoral, Bicep, Deltoid Calf, Forearm, Quadriceps, Triceps, Gluteus Maximus, Abdominal 6 Pack, and Latissimus Dorsi.

Each package can help an individual obtain the body that they desire, as multiple procedures can accompany and accent each.

Pectoral implant procedures enhance the chest and offers a sculpted, muscular contoured appearance to the upper body. Under general anesthesia, an implant is inserted through a small incision under the armpit for the designated side(s). Once healed, regular routine activity is recommended and all muscle function will be back to normal.

Bicep implants are inserted to increase muscle definition in the upper arm region. This procedure is ideal for men who have issues building muscle mass with regular diet and exercise. This can help improve proportion in the upper body and overall appearance. Each implant is customized to the patient’s desired results. An incision is made in the underarm and the implant is inserted and positioned precisely within the soft tissue. In time, the area that contains fat and muscle will develop scar tissue that acts as a barrier-lock and surrounds the implant to keep it in place.

Deltoid implants are an option for men who are looking to add definition and bulk to their upper arms. This can also improve proportion or correct deformities and reconstruction of the shoulder if the area has been exposed to trauma or injury. This implant, made of solid, soft silicone, is customized and shaped to the appropriate size and inserted carefully. This procedure is ideal for men who lack the genetics to add bulk and definition to the deltoid region.

Calf implants is a great option for men who have a difficult time both growing and sculpting their existing calf muscles. Some find it easier to build mass in their upper body and not the lower half and can result in looking unproportioned. The soft silicone material is customized and inserted through a small incision behind the knee and will result in increased calf size, symmetry and overall confidence.

Forearm implants can help patients gain a full, muscular definition in their arms and restore balance and proportion to their overall appearance. This procedure is ideal for men who are unable to achieve muscle development from their regular workout routine. These implants will give individuals an increased sense of self-confidence and will feel more comfortable rolling up their sleeves and having their shirts off, revealing a balanced, well-toned aesthetic.

Quadricep implants are used to create the appearance of definition and muscle mass in the upper legs, specifically for bodybuilders. This option is ideal for men who want to create proportion throughout their entire body and have existing muscle mass and definition in the upper regions of the body from regular exercise.

Tricep implants will create muscular definition and increased mass in the lower arm region for men that have a difficult time building mass through regular routine exercise. This procedure offers lasting results that aid in balancing the proportion of the upper body.

Gluteus Maximus procedures will help reshape or enlarge the buttocks area giving it a fuller appearance for a balanced profile. By injecting the patients’ own body fat or silicone implants, the surgeon will make up for the deficit of fat deposit in the gluteus. This is ideal for men that are unable to develop gluteal muscles naturally through exercise.

Abdominal 6 pack implants will help get rid of that stubborn belly fat that intense, vigorous diet and exercise cannot achieve due to genetics. This is an alternative procedure to abdominal etching except implants are inserted and strategically placed throughout the abdominal region for a more structured, well defined look.

Latissimus Dorsi implants will create definition in the upper back and increased muscle mass. This procedure is ideal for men who have difficulty building muscle in their back and want to create balance with their existing arms, shoulder and chest size. With latissimus dorsi implants, the client will receive overall proportion to their appearance that they were unable to achieve through regular, rigorous exercise.

For more information regarding plastic surgery packages, please call (646) 480-7750 or fill out our contact form to set up your no-obligation consultation today.

22 Mar 2016

Breaking Down Chasing News Segment on Examiner…

downloadNYC based plastic surgeon, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is not only highly-accredited by professional standards within the industry, but he’s also one of the most sought after experts in the media regarding his field. Most recently Dr. Steinbrech provided quality insight on the latest cosmetic “Barbie” trend and was cited with an appearance on Chasing News (aired on my9 and Fox). Recently Mattel made newsworthy headlines when they announced that for the first time in 57 years, the iconic Barbie doll was undergoing a transformation- a true plastic makeover.

Mattel debuted a brand new line in their collection of dolls featuring a wide range of body types and even more diverse skin tones, including curvy, petite, and tall. From a consumer standpoint, this is a huge game-changer and potential movement for self-acceptance and promotion. Girls no longer have to be exposed to impossibly slender figures, defeating their own identity and ideals of body image. The revolutionary alterations to the doll are by far the most dramatic.

Speaking of dramatic… which seems to be the common theme of the televised story, this comes at a pivotal time when cosmetic procedures and theatrical enhancements seem to have skyrocketed in the U.S., with an estimated 15.6 million surgeries carried out in 2014 alone. Society’s quest for flawlessness mixed with a social media divide has contributed a tremendous amount to new wave of individuals seeking an extreme solution to their esteem and a cartoon vision behind their aesthetic goals.

Dr. Steinbrech weighs in, “I get at least 2 calls per year with people looking to become a real-life Barbie. People have to remember that the doll is made out of plastic. What we are dealing with is real human tissue and real breathing people and it has to make sense safety wise and it has to make sense with their anatomy and physiology.”

The segment highlighted Pixee Fox, a blonde bombshell who endured a total of 16 surgical procedures including the removal of 6 ribs just to look like the classic, plastic beauty.

Pixee expresses, “My hobby is plastic surgery. I see my body as a work of art.”

At 25 years old Pixie Fox has spent over $100,000 in facial and body treatments (all invasive methods). Also, she claims that she is not done yet.

Dr. Steinbrech reiterates, “When it starts to impact one’s health, there are other issues and surgeons need to understand that it is time to turn people away.”

On the other end of the spectrum, what happens when the doll you have worked so hard to become, changes in front of your own eyes?

Curvier. Trendier.
-And more “average” than ever, it seems a new generation of little girls are praising dolls who look more like the people they know, ones who are role models, and ones they love.

When being compared to the original, there is much more of an accurate and healthy reflection for young women to attempt to live up to. After all, people do not come in one shape…So why should a doll right? After years of overwhelming pressure for women to achieve unrealistic levels of “perfection”, finally young girls can have a chance at a new perspective.

14 Mar 2016

Sometimes Freezing is Good, Especially When it Melts Away Fat – Freeze Now, Melt Later with the CoolSculpting Technique

Today’s technology makes it possible to literally freeze fat cells and permanently remove fat – all without surgery. This option certainly sounds good to anyone who has had to deal with that extra roll of fat that just won’t budge or go away.

How CoolSculpting Cools Away Fat Cells in the Body

male-treatmtThe concept of freezing away fat was originally formulated by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. The facility is an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. CoolSculpting has been designed to safely deliver controlled cooling by targeting the fat cells beneath the skin. When the process is used, the cells become crystallized and ultimately die. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the dead fat cells and, “voila!” produces a new, slimmer you.

The CoolSculpting method, which has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), contours the body effectively without surgical downtime. Therefore, you can sit back and relax while saying a good-bye once and for all to any stubborn rolls or fat.

After you consult with the physician about the areas that need treatment, the CoolSculpting device will be positioned over the area. At that time, controlled cooling is applied. During the process, you are free to – check your email, snooze or read a book or your Kindle or Nook.

No Downtime Involved

The CoolSculpting method of freezing fat can get rid of fat on more than one area of the body. Additional sessions may also be needed to enhance the results. Each client receives an individualized treatment plan that is created for his specific fat-reducing needs. Because this fat-freezing method is entirely non-surgical, you can return to your daily activities after each appointment without hospital bed recovery.

After several weeks or months, you will start liking what you see when you look in the mirror. CoolSculpting makes it possible for you to get rid of the fat you never thought was possible to eliminate. While you will feel cold during the process, you won’t feel any pain. Plus, if you are a guy who wants to enhance his physique, you can use this process and still stay under the radar about the therapy. You don’t have to worry about any downtime when this fat-loss process is used.

A “Cool” Way to Get Rid of Fat

The results are not apparent immediately because the body needs to take some time to reabsorb the cells that have been annihilated during the process. It takes about four months for patients to note a real change. Once those stubborn fat cells are gone, they are really gone. However, that does not mean the weight won’t return if you don’t’ continue to exercise or eat nutritional low-calorie foods.

Therefore, CoolSculpting is an excellent process to consider if you have been dieting but are having trouble getting rid of that fat that does not burn off during the weight loss process. When combined with sensible eating and exercise, CoolSculpting is an ideal solution for anybody wanting to make a distinct improvement in how he looks and feels.

8 Mar 2016

Bodybuilder Season is about to Strike! Check out the Sculpting Procedures that Help a Bodybuilder Bulk Up and Lean Out

shutterstock_96813160Sometimes the process of bodybuilding and working out is not enough. You need a little cosmetic help. Fortunately, you can obtain six-pack abs and developed biceps without resulting to steroids or long and strenuous hours in the gym. While it is still important to work out, it does not hurt to obtain some assistance from augmentation or sculpting therapies.

You may be a bodybuilder who is competitive or a man who wants more definition for your bodybuilding efforts. Commonly requested bodybuilder procedures include high-defintiion lipo-sculpting of the abs, high-definition pec enhancement and gluteal enhancement. The liposuction or liposculpting that is performed is done to remove the undesirable fat that stubbornly does not respond to exercise or diet. If you want the ultimate bodybuilder physique, then liposuction or liposculpting is a viable solution.

What to Expect

When a bodybuilder patient opts for high-definition liposuction to enhance the look of his abdominals, he will need to wear a compression garment, use drainage tubes or take antibiotics while healing. Usually, the recovery process goes well as patients normally return to work or other act ivies in only a few days. However, medical professionals recommend that strenuous exercise by avoided for a month.

Pec Enhancement

If you want to define your pectoral muscles, implants are suggested for bodybuilding candidates who cannot seem to develop their chest as they would like with regular bodybuilding routines. If you want to look your best, then pectoral implants may be the answer. Implants can also be added to the biceps to enhance the muscles in this area. Most bodybuilding candidates either opt for abdominal sculpting or pec enhancement to supplement their workout activities.

To define the pecs, the enhancement surgery involves creating a small incision in the area of the armpit. The implants that are used are kept intact by the pectoralis muscle. Muscle functioning is not impaired, permitting a patient to freely exercise after healing. Unlike the implants that are used for female patients, these implants are not filled and therefore feel firm to the touch.

Gluteal Augmentation

Bodybuilder candidates who wish to re-define their buttocks may find gluteal enhancement the right solution. The procedure offers a more balanced profile by augmenting the buttocks with silicone implants or with injections of a patient’s body fat.

Usually, bodybuilders opt for gluteal enhancement when they cannot develop their gluteal muscles to the point that they are proportionate with the rest of the body. The most common technique for gluteal enhancement is the transfer of fat. Fat grafting or fat injection is proven to be an effective and safe process which also provides natural results.

After gluteal augmentation, patients are told not to sit down or lie on their back for about three weeks. A special compression garment is worn in order to lessen swelling. Swelling is a normal post-procedure result as is some bruising and discomfort. Patients usually return to their daily activities or work in about three weeks after the augmentation. The swelling subsides after about six weeks.

Do you want to make a resolution for a better body this spring? Then you need to make a consultation now and not later. Be your best self and be fabulous at any age.

 

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