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Give Your Girls the Boost they Need!

The breasts undergo changes over time, which might include alterations to their size, shape and position on the breast. These changes can impact your self-confidence and make you look older than your feel. If you are unhappy with the changes you have seen to your body contour, perhaps a breast lift is the right solution for you. There are a number of potential benefits associated with breast lift surgery today.

Restoring a Youthful Body Profile

Sagging breasts, a common problem after pregnancy and breastfeeding, can give an aged look to your body. The problem can also lead to skin irritation if there is too much skin friction in the breast crease due to heavy, hanging breasts. A breast lift or mastopexy can restore your breasts to their youthful position on the chest and give you a more youthful body profile overall.

Bringing Proportion Back to the Breasts and Buttocks

When breasts begin to droop, the entire proportion of the body’s curves can be thrown off. Reversing the sag can bring proportion back to the body, particularly between the breasts and the buttocks. This newly balance proportion can make a difference in how you look, how you feel and how your clothing fits.

Improved Self-Confidence

When your breasts start to sag, the changes to your appearance can directly impact your self-confidence. You may start dressing differently in an effort to hide the changes to your breasts. You may even stop wearing some types of clothing, such as bathing suits, completely. These changes can even prevent you from participating in activities you once enjoyed, due to embarrassment about your appearance. A breast lift can help restore your self-confidence and make you look forward to wearing those figure-hugging fashions once again.

Ability to Change the Size of the Breasts at the Same Time

A breast lift is primarily used to change the position of the breasts, not their size. However, you can opt to have breast augmentation or breast reduction at the same time as your breast lift to further enhance your results. Because the procedures can be performed together, you only have to worry about one dose of anesthesia and one recovery period.

Breast augmentation typically uses synthetic implants to create size and fullness to the breasts. Implants come in a wide range of sizes, shapes and materials, allowing us to customize your breast augmentation to your specific needs and desired results.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue. Liposuction may also be used during the procedure to eliminate isolated areas of fat that are interfering with your breast contour. Breast reduction can do more than change the look of the breasts; it can also eliminate uncomfortable symptoms like back and shoulder pain that frequently come with large, heavy breasts.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, perhaps now is the right time to do something about it. Breast lifts are usually recommended for women that are finished having children, since pregnancy can alter the results. The procedure may be performed alone or in conjunction with other breast procedures, a tummy tuck or other types of body contouring. Dr. Sherman performs breast procedures on an outpatient basis in most cases and patients can usually return to regular activities within 1-2 weeks.


To learn more about your options in breast lift surgery, contact Dr. Sherman’s Manhattan office today at 212-535-2300.

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery

Finding Balance in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures today. Enhancing the size, symmetry or appearance of the nose can offer dramatic results in terms of facial balance and proportion. Dr. Sherman has performed countless rhinoplasty procedures in more than 30 years of practice and is well-versed on what it takes to create natural and beautiful results to the central focal point of the face.

Facial Balance in Thirds

To evaluate the overall balance of the face, we divide the face into thirds. The top third consists of the forehead, brow and eyes. The middle of the face includes the area under the eyes, the cheekbones, and the nose. The lower third encompass the mouth, chin, and jawline.

To ensure an aesthetically pleasing balance to the face, all three of these portions need to be in proportion and alignment. Since the nose is at the center of the face, it tends to get the most attention when things don’t appear to be in perfect symmetry. While the nose is indeed often the culprit, adjustments to other areas of the face might affect the appearance of the nose as well.

Nasal Imperfections Affecting Balance

There are a number of concerns involving the nose that could throw off the overall proportions of the face:

  • A large bump or concaving in the bridge of the nose
  • A nose that is disproportionately long or wide
  • A drooping or bulbous nasal tip
  • An asymmetrical nose or uneven nostrils
  • A deviated septum that results in a crooked line to the nose

The good news is that any of these specific concerns can be effectively addressed using a rhinoplasty technique offered by Dr. Sherman. However, before nose surgery is undertaken, you need to discuss other potential facial imperfections that if corrected, could change the appearance of the nose as well.

Other Procedures to Consider

Some patients may think it is their nose that needs to be fixed when in fact it is another facial feature that is throwing their appearance out of proportion. The most common culprit in this scenario is the chin. When the chin is weak or recessed, it can make the nose appear even larger. For this reason, Dr. Sherman often performs a chin implant at the same time as rhinoplasty to ensure the proportion of the entire face in a single surgical procedure.

Another area that might be exaggerating the disproportion of the nose is the cheekbone. When the cheekbones lack definition, it can make a large nose look even larger. In these situations, Dr. Sherman may recommend the use of dermal fillers in the cheek areas or even under the eyes to smooth and add definition to that area while correcting the shape and size of the nose through surgery.

About the Procedure

Dr. Sherman usually performs rhinoplasty on an outpatient basis at his Manhattan office. The procedure may be done with local or general anesthesia, depending on the specific procedure to be performed and whether other procedures will be done at the same time. Dr. Sherman may perform rhinoplasty as a closed procedure, which means the incisions will be located inside the nasal passages. Some patients may require an open approach, which involves a small incision across the tissue that separates the two nostrils.

Because correction of the nose may be a complex procedure that involves other facial features as well, it is important to select a plastic surgeon that highly skilled and experienced in various aspects of facial surgery. Dr. Sherman performs all types of facial enhancement, ensuring his patients get just the procedure they need to achieve their aesthetic results. To learn more about your surgical options, contact Dr. Sherman at 212-535-2300.

Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin

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Spring may be here, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at your winter-worn skin. The harsh winter climate can take its toll on your complexion, resulting in dry skin, uneven texture and tone and other significant skin issues. If you are ready to brighten your look for the new season, Dr. Sherman has a number of options in reconstructive skin repair to rejuvenate your skin and refresh your appearance. With many choices to consider, you are sure to find the treatment that fits your needs and desired results perfectly.

Repairing the Damage

The skin is the largest organ of the body and one of the most vulnerable to damage. Sun exposure, cold temperatures and even the simple passage of time can leave their marks. Some of the damage you might see includes:

  • Fine lines and facial wrinkles
  • Dull, uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation, including brown spots, freckles and melasma
  • Shallow scarring from acne or chicken pox
  • Skin laxity

No matter what your skin concern might be, Dr. Sherman can help you address it using one of his safe and effective skin rejuvenation techniques.

Choices in Reconstructive Skin Repair

Dr. Sherman offers the following skin repair treatments at his Manhattan office:

Laser Peel – This procedure uses laser energy to remove outer layers of skin cells, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. A laser peel can be customized to your specific needs, with deeper peels offering more dramatic, long-lasting results. Lighter peels can be used to refresh the complexion without discomfort or downtime. After discussing your concerns and cosmetic goals, Dr. Sherman will help you determine the best laser peel for you.


Chemical Peels
– Chemical peels offer the same exfoliating benefits of a laser peel, but use chemical solutions instead of laser technology to achieve their results. There are many different types of chemical peels available, which allow us to select the formulation that will work best with your specific skin type and condition. Chemical peels also come in a variety of depths, with lighter peels offering more superficial results without downtime and deeper peels providing dramatic results that can last for many years.

Injectable TreatmentsDermal fillers and Botox injections can be used to address specific signs of aging like facial creases and loss of facial volume. Botox is specifically designed to relax wrinkles on the upper portion of the face while dermal fillers are better suited to creases around the nose, mouth and chin. Some formulations are now smooth enough to provide youthful volume in areas like the cheeks, under the eyes and along the jawline as well, addressing mild facial laxity and creating a rejuvenated facial profile.


Scar Repair
– Dr. Sherman also provides scar repair for patients that are self-conscious about residual scarring from acne, chickenpox, injury and surgery. Different types of scars will require different treatment techniques to produce the best results. Dr. Sherman is experienced in a variety of techniques to help his patients achieve smoother, clearer skin.

Spring has arrived, but if you are not feeling the season due to dull, damaged winter skin, a rejuvenation procedure may be the solution. Contact Dr. Sherman’s office today at 212-535-2300 to find out which skin treatment is the right choice for you.

Best Candidates for a Facelift

Say Goodbye to Telltale Aging Signs

Best Candidates for a Facelift
No matter how many wrinkle creams we use or how careful we are about protecting our skin from the sun, the effects of aging are bound to catch up with us sometime. When that does happen, the good news is there are many effective ways to turn back the clock today. While non-surgical treatments can effectively catch those lines and wrinkles before they get to deep, some patients find that the only way to truly reverse the aging process is with plastic surgery. Introducing the facelift, a surgical solution that comes in different shapes and sizes so we can customize your surgery to your specific needs.

Explaining the Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that removes sagging skin from the face, firming and toning the mid and lower face for a more youthful facial profile overall. This procedure has evolved considerably, now offering much more natural results than ever before. With a variety of techniques to choose from, you can rest assured Dr. Sherman can tailor your surgery to your specific concerns and desired outcome.

A facelift may be performed alone, but is often combined with other procedures to enhance the results in a single surgical session. Procedures frequently performed in conjunction with a facelift include eyelid surgery, a brow lift or a neck lift.

Best Candidates for a Facelift

Most of Dr. Sherman’s facelift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70. This procedure offers the best results for:

  • Non-smokers in relatively good health
  • Individuals with significant skin laxity and pronounced facial creases
  • Patients with signs of aging around the cheeks and mid-face
  • Those with skin laxity around the jawline, giving the appearance of jowls or a double chin
  • People with facial fat and tissue that has displaced, contributing to an aged appearance

Types of Facelift Procedures

Dr. Sherman offers two different techniques in facelifts. The proper technique for you will be determined by how much correction you need and other factors. Dr. Sherman will discuss your medical history, concerns and aesthetic goals to help you choose the best procedure for you. Options include:

Traditional Facelift

– This procedure is generally performed under IV sedation and local anesthesia to avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia. Most patients can have this surgery as an outpatient procedures, although there may be situations where an overnight in a hospital is preferred. Incisions for a traditional facelift typically run along the hairline and around the ears, with care taken to ensure all visible post-procedural scarring is minimal.

Through the incisions, Dr. Sherman removes excess skin and repositions the underlying muscles and tissue to ensure a natural result. As the skin is redraped over the face, facial creases are smoothed away and the facial profile becomes firmer and more youthful.

Short Scar Facelift

– This procedure is considered less invasive than a traditional facelift, featuring smaller scars and a shorter recovery period. The short scar facelift technique has been utilized by Dr. Sherman since 2000, so he has ample experience in this procedure. This is a good option for patients that require slightly less correction and do not want the scarring and extended recovery period of a traditional procedure. Short scar facelifts can be performed on an outpatient basis using anesthesia and IV sedation.

Incisions for a short scar facelift tend to be limited to the inside of the ear and the area behind the ear. In patients that require additional correction, Dr. Sherman may extend the scar to the side-burn area and behind the ear. Through the incisions, Dr. Sherman is able to remove sagging skin and firm up the entire facial profile.

What You can Expect after Surgery

After facelift surgery, you can expect to have some bruising and swelling around the incision sites. These side effects will resolve on their own with a few days to a week. Oral pain medication can be used to manage any post-operative discomfort for the first few days. Ice packs may also be recommended to limit swelling and bruising. You may be advised to sleep with your head in an elevated position to reduce swelling as well.

Most patients are back to regular activities within 2-3 weeks after a traditional facelift. A short scar procedure may get you back in action a bit sooner. The recovery time allows for healing of the area so that when you venture out into public, you don’t have the telltale signs that you had surgery performed.

Some patients wonder if they need a surgical facelift or if they can achieve satisfactory results with less invasive injectable treatments. A careful combination of dermal fillers and neuromodulators like Botox, known by some as a liquid facelift, can offer dramatic results with less discomfort and downtime than a surgical procedure. At the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon, these injections can smooth and firm the skin, while restoring youthful volume to areas like the cheeks, jawline and under the eyes.

While an injectable treatment might fit the bill with patients with earlier signs of aging, those with more pronounced skin laxity and facial creases will likely obtain better results with a surgical lift procedure. In addition, injectable treatments only last for a few months before touch-up procedures are required. A surgical lift may last as many as 10 years before age and gravity take their toll and require additional procedures.

Only you and your plastic surgeon can determine whether a surgical facelift is right for you. Your surgeon will take into consideration your overall health, medical history and other factors that could indicate surgery might not be the best option. If you determine that a surgical facelift is the best choice, your surgeon will advise you on the best procedure for you, based on the amount of correction you need and the results you are hoping to achieve.

When it comes to surgical facelifts, Dr. Sherman is one of the best in the Manhattan area to offer this procedure. To learn more or find out if a facelift is right for you, contact Dr. Sherman’s office today at 212-535-2300.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Facts About Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is one of the most performed plastic surgery procedures, due to its excellent results and high patient satisfaction rate. However, those results are dependent on a number of choices that must be made prior to the procedure, including implant size. When it comes to breast surgery, one size does not fit all. Choosing the right size for you will make all the difference in how happy you are with the outcome of your surgery.

One Size Does Not Fit All: Facts About Breast Augmentation

Making the Breast Augmentation Choice

Choosing breast augmentation is a highly personal decision that should be made between a woman and her plastic surgeon. This procedure can create curves and better proportion to the female body overall. Women that have breast augmentation surgery often find their clothing fits better after their procedure. They also often enjoy increased self-confidence in their appearance, which can trickle into every aspect of their lives.

Dr. Sherman sees many breast augmentation patients in their 20s and 30s at his 5th Avenue office. Some have never been completely satisfied with their curves, while others wish to reverse the toll childbirth and nursing have taken on their breasts. However, it is not uncommon for Dr. Sherman to perform breast augmentation on women in their 40s and even beyond in some cases.

Implant Options

There are three basic implant options to choose from today and each one comes in different shapes and sizes to customize to your unique body proportions:

Saline – Consisting of a silicone shell filled with a sterile saline solution, these implants require smaller incisions because they can be filled after they are placed in the breast tissue. However, these implants tends to have a higher rate of rippling and if they rupture, the change will become apparent on the outside of the breast almost immediately. These implants are not used often by Dr. Sherman, since there are other good options to choose from. However, patients between the ages of 18 and 21 may consider saline implants, since silicone and cohesive gel implants are not approved for patients younger than 22.

Silicone – Also crafted of a silicone shell, these implants are filled with a silicone substance that tends to look and feel closer to natural breast tissue. Silicone implants come in a variety of prefilled shapes and sizes to accommodate every patient’s body size and proportions. If these implants rupture, the result is less likely to be noticeable on the outside of the breast. For this reason, patients with silicone implants are advised to have regular MRIs to ensure the implant remains intact.

Cohesive Gel Implant – Known also as the “gummy bear” implant, these products have a similar texture to the gummy bear candies. The implants tend to be somewhat firmer and better able to hold their shape than traditional silicone implants. Cohesive gel implants were approved by the FDA for use in the U.S. in 2012. Dr. Sherman was one of the first plastic surgeons in the country to use the Allergan Natrelle 410 shaped gel implants, and is considered an expert in this type of implant today.

Choosing the Right Size for You

Choosing the size of your implants will be determined by a number of factors:

  • Current breast measurements
  • Breast base width
  • Frame size
  • Current height and weight
  • Chest and should width
  • The quality/elasticity of your skin
  • Your desired results

Implants are measured in cubic centimeters (cc’s) rather than cup size. This can be confusing for a woman that knows what cup size she is currently and what cup size she thinks she might like to be. However, Dr. Sherman can help you determine the best size implant for you based on your visualization of cup size. In addition, Dr. Sherman offers innovative technology that allows you to “try on” your new breast size before your surgery even begins.

“Trying On” Results

Dr. Sherman offers Crisalix 3D simulation that allows you to see what your results will look like before your surgery. The technology is available on his website and requires simply completing your profile, sending in three photos and requesting a consultation. The Crisalix application will turn your photos into 3D imaging that can be altered based on the procedure you choose. By actually visualizing what your breasts will look like prior to your procedure, you can have peace of mind in knowing you are making the best decision for you.

What is Profile?

In addition to size, implants come in a variety of profiles that indicate the amount of projection they will give the breast. Moderate profile offers minimal projection, while high profile offer ample fullness and projection. Moderate profile implants are often recommended for women with wider chests, although not all patients will be satisfied with the lower projection these implants offer. High profile are typically preferred by most of our patients and offer the advantages of superior lift and cleavage.

Placement Matters

A final choice you will be making prior to your breast augmentation surgery is the placement of the implants. Implants can be put above the pectoral muscle, just under the breast tissue. They can also be placed underneath the pectoral muscle. The choice of placement may also impact the size of the breast implants you choose. Dr. Sherman can help you take this factor into consideration, after recommending the best placement option for you.

Are You Ready for Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a major decision, since the implants can remain in the chest for many, many years. It is best to make good choices prior to your initial procedure to avoid potential revision surgeries to change the size or type of implant originally placed. Once you know you are ready for breast augmentation, you will need to work closely with Dr. Sherman to determine which implants will work the best to give you the results you want now and over the long-term.

If you are ready to move forward with your breast augmentation, the next step is to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Sherman to discuss your options. Contact our Manhattan office today at 212-535-2300.

Get Ready for Summer with Lipo

With bathing suit season nearly right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about getting that winter body summer ready. If small deposits of fat are getting in the way of your ideal body contour and your self-confidence, perhaps liposuction is the solution you need to get ready to greet the warm weather months in style. Dr. Sherman is uniquely qualified to perform your liposuction procedure in New York City, with the experience and expertise necessary to promise you the best possible results.

Get Ready for Summer with Lipo

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes isolated areas of fat from nearly any area of the body. Commonly used on problem spots like the midsection, hips and thighs, the procedure also offers good results around the breasts, back, upper arms and even the neck. With a variety of liposuction techniques to choose from today, your body contouring procedure can be tailored to your unique needs and desired outcome.

Liposuction is generally recommended to patients that have achieved a healthy weight but have focal areas of fat that have not responded to their diet and exercise efforts. This procedure is not used for weight loss and will usually not be performed on patients that have a body mass index (BMI) that indicates the person is overweight or obese. Patients should also be in reasonably good health with proper expectations for their procedure and a willingness to adhere to a healthy lifestyle after surgery to ensure the results are long-lasting.

Liposuction Options

There are a number of different types of liposuction techniques Dr. Sherman offers:

Tumescent Liposuction This proven method of liposuction involves the injection of a liquid into the fat pocket that makes it easier to target the fat cells in the treatment area. In addition, the fluid has lidocaine and epinephrine in the mix to serve as an anesthetic and minimize bleeding during the procedure.

Ultrasonic Liposuction (UAL) This procedure uses ultrasound technology to emulsify fat cells in the treatment area, making them easier to remove. The technique offers excellent results for the patient with less trauma to the body and a shorter recovery time.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) PAL features a vibrating cannula that effectively loosens fat cells in the treatment area to make them easier to remove. Benefits of PAL include a more efficient procedure with smoother results overall.

The right liposuction procedure for you will depend on a number of factors, including the area to be treated, the amount of fat to remove and the desired results of the patient. Dr. Sherman will advise you on the best procedure for your needs before treatment, so you can properly prepare for your upcoming surgery.

What to Expect from the Procedure

Liposuction is usually performed on an outpatient basis at our office-based facility on 5th Avenue. The procedure may be done using local or general anesthesia, depending on the size of the treatment area and the preferences of the patient. The procedure may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours, depending on the area to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed.

Most patients are able to go home a few hours after liposuction is completed. Results will become evident as the treatment area heals and will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.

If you are looking for a way to greet the summer season with renewed confidence, perhaps liposuction is the right choice for you. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Sherman’s Manhattan office today at 212-535-2300.

Shine Bright with Flawless Skin

With spring right around the corner, now is the time to think about how you can refresh and invigorate your dull winter skin for the new season. Fortunately, there are many effective options in skin rejuvenation today that can enhance your complexion without taking a significant amount of time away from your busy schedule. Dr. Sherman offers a variety of skin rejuvenation treatments at his 5th Avenue office, including laser and chemical peels that allow your procedure to be tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

Shine Bright with Flawless Skin

What is a Laser Peel?

A laser peel, also known as a micro laser peel, is a procedure that uses laser energy to remove outer skin layers, revealing softer, smoother skin underneath. The depth of the procedure can be customized to the unique concerns of each patient, ensuring the best possible results for nearly every skin type and a host of skin concerns.

Micro laser peels can be used to address the following concerns:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Shallow scarring
  • Signs of sun damage
  • Irregular skin texture and tone
  • Pigmentation issues

Micro laser peels are performed in our office on an outpatient basis. Most procedures are performed without any type of anesthetic. A handheld device is run across the surface of the skin, which delivers the laser energy to exfoliate outer damaged skin cells. The entire procedure may take less than 30 minutes to complete, depending on the depth of the peel and the size of the treatment area.

Recovery from a micro laser peel will depend on the depth of the treatment. Most patients are back to regular activities within a day or two. Results of the peel will be evident right away and will continue to improve in the weeks following the procedure. Most patients will schedule regular micro laser peel treatments to maintain the positive results.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are also exfoliating treatments that remove the outer layers of skin cells. Instead of laser energy, these procedures use a chemical solution applied to the skin, which loosens outer cells to reveal fresh new skin cells underneath. Different chemical solutions are available that allow for full customization of the procedure based on the specific concerns and desired results of the patient.

Chemical peels can be used to address a wide range of skin issues:

  • Facial wrinkles
  • Signs of sun damage
  • Melasma and other pigmentation problems
  • Scarring
  • Some types of precancerous skin growths

Chemical peels are also performed in our office on an outpatient basis. Treatments can be mild, medium or deep, depending on the skin concerns to address, the results you want to achieve and the amount of downtime you are willing to take. Deep peels tend to require a longer recovery period, but also offer more dramatic long-lasting results.

Which Peel is Right for You?

The type of peel that works best for you will depend on many different factors. As a general rule, chemical peels tend to work more effectively on younger skin, while laser peels offer excellent results for skin showing signs of aging. However, Dr. Sherman will weigh other factors, including your skin type, skin issues, and desired outcome before recommending the best procedure for you.

Spring is on its way – now is the perfect time to refresh your look for the season with a peel treatment designed just for you. To learn more, contact Dr. Sherman’s office today at 212-535-2300.

Facial Trauma: Choosing a Surgeon

Injuries to the face can be more than painful, they can be catastrophic in terms of the way they alter your appearance. When facial trauma occurs, it is essential you turn to a plastic surgeon that is experienced in these types of procedures to ensure the best possible outcome from your surgery. Dr. John Sherman has done more head trauma and fracture surgeries than most plastic surgeons in the New York City area, giving him the experience and expertise to treat your injuries.

Facial Trauma: Choosing a Surgeon

Types of Facial Trauma

Facial trauma may be the result of car accidents, domestic violence, animal bites, sports, fights, or a host of other circumstances and events. There are many types of facial trauma that may require plastic surgery to restore the patient’s appearance and self-confidence:

  • Fractures or other injuries to the orbital bone
  • Fractures to the cheekbone
  • Fractures to the upper or lower jawbones
  • Fractures of the forehead and frontal sinuses
  • Fractures of the nasal bone

In addition to fractures, patients may seek the help of a plastic surgeon to restore the appearance after significant lacerations, poor wound or scar healing, or extensive cancer repair. These procedures do more than provide cosmetic benefits, they can help patients move forward after traumatic events on both a psychological and emotional level.

Repairing Facial Fractures

The first goal in repairing any facial fracture is to place bones back into their proper position, a process known as reduction. Once they are in the proper position, they must be held there until the bone actually heals, which is referred to as stabilization. Stabilization of facial fractures is not as easy as stabilization of other broken bones – after all, you cannot put a cast on your eye socket or cheekbone! Instead, stabilization of these bones typically involves the placement of plates or screws at the site of the fracture.

Stabilization techniques for facial fractures need to be completed with the overall aesthetic result in mind. This means any necessary incisions should be small and inconspicuous to avoid too much visible scarring after healing is complete. When reduction and stabilization are complete, additional procedures may be recommended to completely restore the patient’s appearance after the facial trauma.

Finding the Right Surgeon

When patients first encounter facial trauma, they may not think about the long-term consequences of their treatment. However, when bones are not reduced or stabilized properly at the beginning, revision surgery may be necessary to correct positioning and create an enhanced aesthetic result. Because plastic surgeons are experienced in seeing treatment in terms of form as well as function, they are often uniquely qualified to treat various types of facial trauma most effectively.

Facial trauma is more than a physical injury, it can impact your mental and emotional health as well as your self-esteem. Seeking proper treatment for your injury can make all the difference in the outcome of your procedure on many different levels. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon that will keep both form and function in mind as you work through the healing process from your injury.

Dr. Sherman is a plastic surgeon in New York City that is uniquely qualified to treat all types of facial trauma. If you have suffered a serious injury, contact our office today to learn more about your treatment options at 212-535-2300.

Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Plastic surgery is an effective way to take one of your features and make it better, improving your look while increasing your self-confidence. Dr. Sherman offers a wide array of procedure options to help you meet whatever your aesthetic goals might be. The following procedures are just a sampling of the many ways Dr. Sherman is ready to help you enhance your natural beauty with a cosmetic procedure designed just for you.

Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Breast Augmentation

Enhance your natural curves with breast augmentation to add size and cleavage. We offer a variety of implant options to fit every woman’s body proportions and desired results. Breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis, using general anesthesia. Most patients are back to regular activities within 1-2 weeks. Full results of breast augmentation are usually seen within a few weeks after the procedure, once swelling subsides and the breasts heal completely.

Neck Lift

While most of us focus on signs of aging in the face, the neck often belies those passing years even sooner. If your neck is making you look older than you feel, a neck lift may be a good option. This procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the neck area to create a smoother, more youthful transition from the jawline to the chest. This procedure can also be combined with a lower facelift to produce even more dramatic results.

Eyelid Surgery

Drooping eyelids and puffiness underneath the eyes can make you look perpetually tired. Wake up weary eyes with eyelid surgery that removes extra skin and tissue from around the eyes to create a refreshed appearance. A little enhancement around the eyes can go a long way in reviving your appearance overall. This procedure is also performed on an outpatient basis in most cases, using general anesthesia. Recovery can be surprisingly quick, with many patients back to their schedules within a week or two.

Rhinoplasty

As the central feature on your face, the nose has a tremendous amount of influence on the rest of your appearance. If that feature is too large, misshapen or asymmetrical, it can impact your entire facial proportions. The importance of the nose explains why rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today. By reshaping that central feature, we can bring balance and proportion to the entire facial profile.

Liposuction

Even when you reach your goal weight, isolated deposits of fat may interfere with your new and improved body contour. Say goodbye to those bulges with a liposuction procedure customized to your specific needs and desired outcome. Innovations in liposuction have allowed for effective body contouring results with less trauma to the treatment area. For the patient, this means less discomfort and shorter recovery periods without sacrificing the excellent results liposuction typically offers.

Making the most of your natural beauty is easier today than ever before with refinements in plastic surgery procedures that enhance your appearance by letting your inner radiance shine through. To learn more about how you can improve your appearance, contact Dr. Sherman’s office today at 212-535-2300.

Tuck that Holiday Guilt under the Rug

Now that the holidays are over and a New Year has begun, many of us are wishing we had gone a little lighter on the celebrating during that festive time of year. If you can relate, perhaps now is the time to tuck away that holiday guilt with a tuck procedure to enhance your body contour. The winter months are often the perfect time to indulge in plastic surgery that will help you greet the upcoming warm weather season with confidence. Is a tummy tuck the body boost you are looking for?

Tuck That Holiday Guilt Under the Rug

What is a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that tightens abdominal muscles while removing excess skin and tissue from the midsection. While it can produce a more streamlined body contour, it is not designed to be a weight loss procedure. However, a few extra holiday pounds may be addressed beautifully with a tummy tuck, particularly if liposuction is included in the procedure.

Tummy tucks are usually recommended for patients that have lost a significant amount of weight and have residual loose skin marring their results and keeping them out of their smaller clothing sizes. The procedure can also be beneficial for women that have been through multiple pregnancies that have led to separation of the abdominal muscles. Men also benefit from tummy tucks if they have significant amounts of loose skin and tissue around the middle that are getting in the way of their overall body profile.

Benefits of a Tummy Tuck

There are numerous advantages a tummy tuck can provide:

  • Reduces bulges in the midsection to create a flatter abdominal area
  • Removes stretch marks appearing between the naval and pubic bone
  • Reverses muscle laxity after multiple pregnancies
  • Eliminates loose, hanging skin after significant weight loss
  • Allows clothing to fit more comfortably and attractively
  • Restores self-confidence in your appearance

Procedure Facts

A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that can be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the patient’s preference, medical history and specific procedure to be completed. The surgery is usually performed in a hospital setting under general anesthesia or epidural anesthesia that numbs the patient from the waist down. Surgery typically takes around two hours to complete.

Most patients take around 10-14 days off work and other activities to recover from a tummy tuck. Compression garments are usually worn during this time to limit swelling and promote healing to the area. The full results of a tummy tuck often take a number of months to develop as swelling and bruising subside and the body slowly adapts to its new contour. However, once those results appear, they will be long-lasting as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.

Is a Tummy Tuck Right for You?

If you are contemplating a tummy tuck, now is the time to schedule your procedure so you have time to recover before summer. The first step will be a consultation with your plastic surgeon to determine whether a tummy tuck is the right procedure for you and will give you the results you are hoping for. To learn more or make an appointment for your consultation, contact Dr. Sherman’s office at 212-535-2300.

Schedule your consultation today

If you would like to meet with Dr. John Sherman to discuss your options, please contact our practice today. Dr. Sherman will be happy to answer your questions and talk with you about procedures that may be right for you.

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New York plastic surgeon John E. Sherman, MD, FACS offers breast augmentation, breast reduction, facelift, nose surgery (rhinoplasty), ear surgery (otoplasty), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and a wide range of other plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments. Dr. Sherman treats patients in the New York area. Patients from other areas of the U.S. and throughout the world travel to New York for plastic surgery with Dr. Sherman. Photos of actual plastic surgery patients are available in the plastic surgery before and after photo gallery. Dr. Sherman is a top NY Breast Augmentation doctor on RealSelf.

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