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The Master of Face-Lifts Brings the Look of Youth
“We want to make you look younger because you feel young inside.”
With more than 1,000 facial cosmetic procedures performed each year, Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich has an incomparable knowledge of face-lifts, and is a respected and sought-after surgeon noted for his expertise. The renowned Park Avenue doctor is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has a degree from the Stony Brook School of Medicine. His mantra is very simple: to make women look younger as the natural progression of aging affects every single person in the world, no matter their race, age or ethnicity.
“It’s simple, I have women that come to my office who feel incredibly young since they work out, but when they look at themselves in the mirror they don’t see a young face,” said Dr. Vasyukevich. “The great fact is that we are here for this – to make them look younger and improve their image.”
With an impeccable educational pedigree, Dr. Vasyukevichoriginally came to the United States from Latvia. “I wanted to become a doctor,” he said. “I found myself loving what I do. Plastic surgery is the most challenging discipline in the medical studies.” He feels that plastic surgery requires the most skills and talent because the outcome depends on the surgery. It is comparable to being an artist or a sculptor.
The relaxed feeling of his Upper East Side office is felt with the first steps taken inside. The elegance is apparent as the walls are adorned with fine artwork. Dr. Vasyukevich not only is a talented doctor but he also is an avid art collector, which is why his office also functions as an art gallery. Digital side-by-side screens in the waiting area show before and after images of the doctor’s patients, whereby those in the after photos look remarkably young.
“Every patient is a creation for me,” Dr. Vasyukevich said. “You cannot do the same surgery on each person. Everyone is unique, and that’s what makes our profession so special. Many women want to look the way they feel. It’s called facial rejuvenation.”
This bright young surgeon received his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed a 4-year residency in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, which is affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Vasyukevich also was selected for facial plastic and reconstructive fellowship training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a widely respected program within the medical community that offers some of the finest postgraduate training in the world for facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
“I love what I do,” he said. ”On the Upper East Side women demand perfection. They want to look natural and the best way to do this is with the right doctor. The field has improved tremendously over time, and it has turned 180 degrees, where you don’t simply look at stretched faces. Also, neck surgery is crucial. At the end of the day, we make women look 15 years younger. We do that with men, too!”
“It is important to understand that with age, the body and the face begin to sag,” he added “There is no way to reverse this. The face starts showing wrinkles. You can also do fillers, but surgery is sometimes better in the long run. The reason for this is because with fillers, not only are they temporary, there are some patients who also overdo them. Occasionally, I have to talk the patient out of it. It’s a process that involves emotions as well.”
Dr. Vasyukevich has a special yet individualized approach for each of his patients. During each office consultation, he first photographs each patient in order to showcase the reality of their face. “When we look at ourselves in the mirror, or when we take a selfie, sometimes we are not looking at reality,” he said. “At my office you see the truth in the way you look. This enables my patients to think about the quality of facial rejuvenation and other cosmetic procedures that we can perform on them. It changes their lives in a positive way.”
And it is all done so that patients come out feeling younger and better in every aspect of their life.