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5 Common Myths About Plastic Surgery

Many misconceptions and questions surround the plastic surgery industry. Shows like “Nip/Tuck” and “The Swan” made a spectacle of the plastic surgery industry, leaving many people with negative and incorrect visions of plastic surgery. Realistically, plastic surgery is much like any other medical procedure, with trained doctors providing their services to willing customers. Here are 5 common myths about plastic surgery that many people believe to be true, even though they are often misconceptions. 1. Plastic surgery is all about vanity When most people hear the phrase plastic surgery, images of breast implants, Botox and facelifts may come to mind. … Read More

Wrinkle Relief: Botox May Treat Depression

Botox has long been thought of as a cure-all for cosmetic procedures, bringing new life to worn and wrinkled faces. But a recent study may prove that Botox is not only the preferred treatment method for cosmetic surgery, but for depression as well. The study is based on the theory that physical expressions of emotion can alter our experience of feelings. For example, if someone were to force a frown, their mood and outlook would be negatively impacted. Expressing an emotion physically has been shown to bring out feelings, with happiness coming from smiles and sadness stemming from frowns. This … Read More

Facial Fillers Procedure: What’s the Difference?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Botox and dermal filler procedures are the two fastest growing cosmetic treatments over the last decade. Dermal fillers and Botox offer similar solutions for wrinkles and can be a path to more youthful looking skin. There are differences among the treatments. Botox injections work on muscles to reduce wrinkles while fillers operate to create volume to “plump up” sagging skin and wrinkles. 1. Juvederm This dermal filler is used most commonly to target lines around the mouth. Results from injections of this hyaluronic acid can last from six to nine months. 2. Restylane or Radiesse … Read More

Facial Rejuvenation Options: Is Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For You?

Deciding whether or not facial cosmetic surgery is right for you can be a difficult decision, so it’s important that all options are weighed and a qualified surgeon is sought. One of these options includes laser resurfacing, which, according to WebMD, occurs when “a laser sends out brief pulses of high-energy light.” The laser light becomes heat, which then “vaporizes thin sections of skin” thus creating newer, younger looking skin. While this method has been tested and proven to be successful, science has taken this method a step further, in a process known as fractional laser skin resurfacing. Fractional laser … Read More

Study Finds Cosmetic Surgery Boosts Self Esteem

Everybody knows that plastic surgery can be used to improve your looks, but can it also improve your outlook? A study appearing in an issue of Plastic Surgery Nursing suggests this might be the case, revealing that the positive effects of plastic surgery run beyond the purely physical. Cosmetic surgery improves people’s self image Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida, conducted the study for her doctoral thesis at Barry University in Miami Shores. She is quoted as saying, “Many individuals, including health-care providers, have preconceived negative ideas about those who elect to have plastic surgery, without … Read More

Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich

Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Konstantin is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in artful treatment of the aging face, eyelids, and neck. He performs more than 1,000 facial cosmetic procedures annually, making him one of the busiest facial plastic surgeons in Manhattan.

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Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery for patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. His expertise includes facelifts, brow lifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), rhinoplasty, and cosmetic injectables including BOTOX® Cosmetic and fillers.