“Board certified.” It’s a credential you’ve likely encountered on your search for a facial plastic surgeon here in Manhattan. But what does it actually mean—and is it worth it to seek out a board-certified facial plastic surgeon? If your personal safety and attractive results are your priorities, I believe it is. Certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) is a completely voluntary process that requires a candidate to successfully complete challenging exams related to the specialty of facial plastic surgery. When a doctor is board-certified in his or her field, it’s considered a benchmark of excellence … Read More
The loss of skin elasticity is one symptom of aging that many of us are all too familiar with. As we grow older, our bodies produce fewer of the ingredients that keep skin resilient and tight, resulting in sagging. Natural chemical changes in the skin, coupled with the effects of gravity, often make wrinkles and drooping skin much more noticeable. These symptoms can affect the entire face, including the upper and lower eyelids. Somewhat counterintuitively, the age-related displacement of fat and other tissue can actually make the eyelids appear swollen. When the eyes look aged, the entire face follows suit. Blepharoplasty, … Read More
Five secrets of beauty: Dr. Konstantin talking live with a renown psychologist and an author of “Your Best Age is Now” Dr. Robi Ludwig.
For most patients, the decision to undergo facial plastic surgery is significant and made after many weeks or months of consideration. While the vast majority of these procedures meet or exceed patient expectations, occasionally a secondary procedure or revision facelift is required to achieve the desired outcome. My revision facial plastic surgery patients in NYC often have very specific ideas about what they wanted from their first surgery. I make every effort to truly listen to these patients and work with them to create the results they originally wanted. If you’re considering a revision or reconstructive procedure of your own, it’s important … Read More
If you’re bothered by visible signs of facial aging, especially in areas of the lower face or neck, you may have considered pursuing facelift surgery. This popular procedure is known throughout the world for its ability to tighten and smooth the skin of the face. Today’s advanced techniques also lift and improve the integrity of the underlying facial structures, creating results that look natural and last much longer. As a New York facial plastic surgeon, I see patients of many ages and from diverse backgrounds. Good candidates for a facelift procedure often show physical and emotional signs that indicate it may … Read More