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How do you choose a neck lift?

Nobody wants a neck lift. Seriously. If we had our druthers, our swan necks would be lithe and tight until death do we part. 

Unfortunately, Mother Nature, time, and the sun all conspire to create loose, crepey, and sagging skin on your neck that makes you look 10-20 years older than your energy and your otherwise glowing skin would suggest. In fact, if you have a turkey neck and only have the budget for one type of plastic surgery or procedure, a neck lift should be your first choice. A neck lift is so essential to a convincing rejuvenation, in fact, that almost all surgical face lift procedures also include a neck lift. 

If you’ve been researching neck lifts, you’ve probably realized that there are a couple of different options. How do you choose a neck lift? The answer depends on what you need. 

Phillip J. Miller, MD, FACS, an expert facial plastic surgeon in New York with an artist’s eye and touch is one of the most skilled practitioners of neck lifts in the country. Not only has he written neck lift chapters for medical textbooks, he also developed the innovative Neck-Tite™ nonsurgical neck lift. With Neck-Tite, Dr. Miller removes excess chin fat and jowls using BodyTite™’s patented radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) technology combined with a specialized applicator, which also tightens and contours the neck and chin area.

Benefits of a Neck Liftnecklift surgery before and after in new york

Both a surgical neck lift and Neck-Tite resolve a “turkey neck” by tightening sagging skin under your chin or on your jowls that look aged and unflattering. The benefits you can expect with either procedure include:

  • Tighter, smoother neck
  • No more double chin
  • No more jowls
  • Sharper jawline
  • Turns back clock 8-10 years 

If you opt for a surgical neck lift, Dr. Miller also tightens the platysma muscle that underlies your neck skin. Tightening the platysma muscle makes a surgical neck lift a very long-lasting procedure. You can expect for your neck to look younger than your non-treated peers for 10 years or more. 

Candidates for a Neck liftnecklift to rejuvenate the neck and reduce loose skin in new york

If you’ve noticed sagging skin under your chin or a softer jawline, you may be a candidate for Neck-Tite or a surgical neck lift. Signs that you could benefit from a neck lift include:

  • Double chin
  • Jowls
  • Crepey neck skin
  • Sagging skin under the chin
  • Sagging on neck
  • Neckbands
  • Soft, saggy profile
  • Soft or diffuse jawline

While you can choose whichever procedure you prefer, if you have significant sagging or if your skin has lost elasticity, Dr. Miller may recommend a surgical neck lift. With surgery, he also removes excess fat from your lower face and neck with liposuction.

If you have just a small pouch of skin and fat under your chin, Dr. Miller may recommend a liposuction-only treatment. Liposuction removes double-chin fat, plus slightly tightens your neck skin in the treatment area.

How to Prepare for a Neck lift

If you want to tighten your neck with liposuction alone or with a Neck-Tite procedure, you can relax: You don’t need to do any preparation at all. Dr. Miller and his staff may recommend that you quit smoking and avoid blood-thinning medications for a few weeks before your neck lift.

On the day of your treatment, you simply come to our New York City office. The entire procedure is conducted under IV anesthesia. If you choose twilight anesthesia, you’ll need to take a cab home or have a friend pick you up, because you’ll be sleepy afterward.

If you’re having surgery, Dr. Miller and his staff will provide you with a full list of substances to avoid before your procedure, including cigarettes and blood thinners. You should arrange for someone to help you take a cab home. You should also arrange for household help and take off from work for at least a week while you heal.

Also, be prepared for a few double-takes and long, lingering looks after your neck lift has healed. You’ll look:

  • Younger
  • Fresher
  • More vibrant

If you don’t want anyone to know that you’ve had “work” done, you might want to create a “beard” for your rejuvenation by taking a mini spa vacation or trying a new hairstyle. Your friends and colleagues will envy your new, vibrant look — without any visible, telltale scars to tell them how you achieved it. To learn more about how to prevent an aging neck with a necklift, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Adding on to your neck lift

facelift before and after in new york

Of course, if you need a neck lift, chances are your face could use a boost, too. Depending on the degree you want to improve and rejuvenate the contours of your face, you might opt for non-surgical procedures, such as lasers and dermal fillers, or a type of liquid facelift called The Miller Lift that uses Botox® and fillers to lift and re-contour the planes and curves of your face.

 If you’re having a surgical neck lift, that’s a great time to add in a surgical facelift, too. Choose from:

  • Micro-Lift — skin-only lift for slight aging; also called the “ponytail lift” because it mimics the lift you get when you pull your hair back in a ponytail or bun
  • Mini-Facelift — a mini-lift uses shorter incisions to fix moderate lower-face drooping.
  • Facelift — a full facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, lifts the entire lower face, including the underlying SMAS layer, for long-lasting improvement. Philip MIller, MD almost always recommends a surgical neck lift when you opt for a facelift.

Schedule Your Neck Treatment Today

Instantly refresh your look with Neck-Tite, a surgical neck lift, or other rejuvenating procedures. today.  Call our New York office at 646.791.3025 or book an appointment online.

Look and Feel Your Best for Your New York Wedding

Without question, your wedding day is going to be one of the most special and memorable events of your life. Not only is it the day when you and your beloved make a heartfelt commitment to each other in front of your family and friends, but it’s also a day that will be undoubtedly immortalized in dozens of beautiful professional photos and a high-end video, too.

Of course, you want to look your best for your partner. But you also want to look your best for posterity. That’s why a wedding gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in the ultimate head-to-toe makeover.

But just as a perfect wedding takes planning, so does a perfect wedding makeover. You don’t want to be healing from lip injections when the photographer catches a candid shot. Nor should you get fitted for your wedding dress or tux before you’ve sculpted your ideal figure!

If looking your best is part of your wedding plans, Dr. Phillip J. Miller and his team of experts in New York City can help. Below are some of their most popular pre-wedding treatments, along with a timeline that will give you the ideal time-frame as to when you should schedule!  

Re-shape your nose

Rhinoplasty

nose surgery before and after in new yorkIf rhinoplasty is part of your journey toward facial harmony, you need to schedule that as far in advance as you do an ideal venue. To fully heal from a surgical rhinoplasty, you need to allow about one year. 

Schedule: More than a year before your wedding day.

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

But if you’ve already past the deadline, don’t despair: A non-surgical rhinoplasty might be all you need to create the most flattering profile of your life. Dr. Miller has developed a non-surgical rhinoplasty that utilizes dermal fillers to correct nasal defects in just minutes. A quick and pain-free non-surgical rhinoplasty can create beautiful changes, including:

  • Evening out a nose-bump
  • Correcting small dips
  • Correcting asymmetries

Straightening your nose with injectable dermal fillers may even make it appear shorter. A non-surgical rhinoplasty only takes a few minutes and doesn’t cause any pain or swelling. Results can last for 18-24 months.

Schedule: Several weeks before the wedding.

Eliminate Loose Skin

Facelift

Facelift, neck lift, dermabrasion and earlobe repair to enhance the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller.

If you’re in the market for a full-on surgical facelift, make sure you leave at least six months to heal. Like a surgical rhinoplasty, a surgical facelift is a long-term project that has lifetime results. Once you turn back the hands of time, you continue to age from that prior stage, looking 10 years younger than your peers (provided they’re not also patients of Dr. Miller’s, of course!).

Schedule: More than one year before your wedding.

Micro-lift

If you’re still in your 20s or 30s, you could benefit from a Micro Lift, which mimics the result of wearing a tight ponytail. In this skin-only facelift, Dr. Miller makes a small incision in front of your ear and lifts from there. Results are subtle but permanent.

Schedule: At least two months before your wedding

Face-Tite

Dr. Miller and his team also have a bouquet of non-surgical face-lifting methods to lift sagging skin and spirits. You can look younger than you ever dreamed of by rejuvenating your skin with:

Face-Tite™ — A combination of mini liposuction and radiofrequency (RF) energy, Face-Tite sculpts away sagging, aging fat from your eyebags, jowls, chin, and neck while tightening your skin. You can tighten every area of your face from brow to neck.

Schedule: At least six weeks before the wedding. You’ll see amazing results by then, though your skin grows tighter and firmer for up to a year. 

Ultherapy

Ultherapy® — This non-surgical face and neck tightening procedure relies on the power of ultrasound waves to heat your collagen, which both contracts it and stimulates your body to create new collagen. Depending on how severe your skin sagging is, you may need more than one treatment. Ultherapy works with your body’s healing and rebuilding capabilities, so it takes several months before you see the degree of tightening and firming that you desire.

Schedule: At least three months before the wedding for one treatment, or seven months for two treatments.

Miller Lift

Micro Lift to address skin laxity and other early signs of aging in a female patient by Dr. Miller

Miller Lift — This non-surgical liquid facelift uses nothing but injectable dermal fillers and Botox® to re-contour and lift your face to a more youthful position. You can erase frown lines and nasolabial folds, while lifting and building your midface and cheekbones.

Schedule: Two weeks before your wedding.

Touch up trouble spots

New York Botox Wrinkle TreatmentWhether you’ve opted for other treatments or not, to create a portrait-perfect face you may want to smooth out your brow and fill in creases and wrinkles. We custom-design a treatment plan with dermal fillers and Botox to give you the smooth, silky skin that you (and your makeup artist) deserve. Botox lasts between 3-4 months. Dermal fillers can last for up to a year.

Schedule: 2 weeks before your wedding for fillers

Get an extra glow

You’ll already be glowing from excitement and fulfillment when the Big Day arrives. But you can boost your luminance with skin treatments that detoxify your skin, slough off old skin cells and resolve acne scars and dark spots. Our aestheticians choose from a variety of med spa treatments that are right for your skin type and problem areas. Many treatments have the added benefit of tightening your skin, too. 

Schedule: A week or two before your wedding.

Sculpt your Body

Don’t rely on Spanx to create your perfect wedding silhouette, or on willpower either, as indicated by this study. Sculpting away excess fat and tightening your muscles ensures you’ll look amazing both in your dress or tux and in your wedding night lingerie (and out of it, too). 

CoolSculpting® — If you’d rather eliminate fat without any kind of incisions or downtime, a series of up to three CoolSculpting treatments freezes off excess bulges, including muffin tops and thunder thighs. Leave about a month between treatments. To learn more about CoolSculpting, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Schedule: At least six months in advance of your wedding.

Schedule Your New York Wedding Treatment Today

You don’t need a wedding planner for your perfect wedding look. Just say “I Do” to a pre-wedding makeover by calling our Manhattan office at 646-791-3025 for a consultation or book online today. 

Top New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Reveals Difference Between Surgical and Liquid Face Lifts

Once upon a time, you didn’t have many options after the signs of facial aging started to appear, other than smearing your face with ineffective cold cream or wearing a chin strap to try to lift up your jowls. Nowadays, though, there are so many choices offered in New York City for reversing signs of aging and rejuvenating your skin that you may be overwhelmed and uncertain of what choice to make.

Dr Miller of Gotham Plastic Surgery New York demonstrates the ponytail microlift with his patient.

You might even feel paralyzed by the number of options available to you — stuck in the “paradox of choice” that we sometimes experience in our abundant world. At Dr. Phillip J. Miller’s Facial Plastic Surgery practice, we want to make sifting through your abundance of choices easy for you. Here are a few questions that can help you decide whether you’re ready for a surgical facelift, or if another option better suits your needs and lifestyle.

Do you want immediate results for your face?

You’ve made up your mind to turn back the clock, but you don’t want to spend weeks to months in recovery from a surgical facelift. A liquid facelift is by far your best option if you want to leave our office looking anywhere from 5-10 years younger, with no recovery time at all. Dr. Miller developed his own variation on a liquid facelift — dubbed the Miller Lift — in which he resculpts and re-contours your face to look more youthful, using only injectable therapies.

Facelift, neck lift, dermabrasion and earlobe repair to enhance the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller.

Facelift, neck lift, dermabrasion and earlobe repair to enhance the appearance of a female patient by Dr. Miller.

Dr. Miller may choose from a variety of dermal fillers to find ones with the right consistency, longevity, and composition to reverse the signs of aging on your face. You can use a liquid facelift to:

  • Restore volume to your midface, which lifts up a slightly sagging lower face
  • Build up your cheekbones for greater elegance and more lift, too
  • Fill in hollows under your eyes or on your temples
  • Smooth out and un-do deep creases around your nose and mouth
  • Re-contour your jawline and chin to be sharper and more youthful
  • Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, including perioral lines
  • Rejuvenate and plump up your lips

Philip Miller, MD, may recommend combining hyaluronic-acid (HA)-based fillers (e.g., Juvéderm® and Restylane®) with collagen stimulators (e.g., Radiesse® and Sculptra®) to give you the best of both worlds. The HA fillers immediately add volume, lift, and add smoothness to your face so that you look visibly younger in less than an hour. The collagen stimulators work over the long-term, in the deeper layers of your dermis, to create more collagen that rebuilds and strengthens your skin from the inside out. Together, they provide a powerhouse of anti-aging benefits.

Your treatment could also include Botox® as part of your liquid rejuvenation. Botox smooths out wrinkles:

  • On your forehead
  • Between your brows
  • At the top of your nose
  • Around your eye corners
Facelift results in New York by Dr. Philip Miller

*Patient results may vary

However, Botox’s benefits don’t stop there. Dr. Miller can also use Botox to relax tensed muscles around your jawline, neck, and mouth to create cosmetic improvements such as:

  • Softer, more feminine jawline
  • Liquid neck lift
  • Nonsurgical lip flip

 

The final component in a Miller Lift is Kybella® — an injectable treatment that melts away unwanted facial fat. Dr. Miller uses Kybella to eliminate double chins and jowls, and tighten the skin along your jawline.

The downside of a liquid facelift is that some of your immediate and dramatic benefits are temporary. You will need periodic touch-ups of both the dermal fillers and Botox (though not of Kybella!), which can range from every 3-4 months for Botox, to up to 24 months for some fillers. We are able to schedule your maintenance checkups and send you reminders so that you always look great, but if you’d rather trade the time savings of a liquid facelift for the ultimately lower cost of more long-term anti-aging solutions, then keep reading.

Are you willing to wait (just a bit) for your facelift? There is an in-between option.non-surgical skin tightening procedure in new york

Non-surgical skin-tightening treatments can dramatically rejuvenate your look over time without incisions or scars. They work by stimulating collagen in the deep layers of your skin, which thickens and strengthens your skin, literally turning back time. Although you may notice a difference in the texture and firmness of your skin directly after your first treatment, your skin gets tighter and more youthful-looking over the next several months as your body produces new collagen and elastin. Dr. Miller offers:

  • Ultherapy® — Ultrasound energy heats the collagen layers of your skin to tighten and firm your neck, jawline, face, and brow
  • Neck-Tite™ — Neck-Tite uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to melt and vacuum away excess fat around your chin and neck to firm and tighten your skin, permanently removing a “turkey neck”

You can combine both Ultherapy and Neck-Tite with elements of a liquid facelift for a more dramatic and instant effect.

Do you want to wow them with the best possible results?

facelift patient in new york

Despite the advantages of anti-aging technologies, if you want the most dramatic, long-lasting rejuvenation possible,nothing can rival a beautifully performed surgical facelift. Dr. Miller performs a deep-plane lift that not only repositions and lifts up your skin, but also the underlying superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer for superior, longer-lasting, and more natural-looking results. Using mini liposuction, he removes any excess fat from your lower face and chin, which causes jowls and drooping. Choose from:

  • Full facelift — entire lower face and neck area tighten, lifted, and recontoured
  • Mini lift — Only lower face and jowls lifted and tightened
  • Micro lift— this slight, skin-only lift mimics the rejuvenating effects and lift of wearing your hair in a tight ponytail

Depending on your needs, Dr. Miller also performs a neck lift, in which he tightens and lifts the neck’s platysma muscle. In most cases, he recommends fat grafting, which removes unwanted fat from an area where you don’t want it (such as your tummy or legs) and injects it into your cheeks, where it integrates with your tissues to create long-lasting volume. You might also benefit from a:

browlift patient results in new york, ny

You won’t see your full results for 2-3 months and may be slightly uncomfortable or a little self-conscious as your facelift heals. You’ll also have slight scars behind your ears. However, Dr. Miller always makes sure to hide the scars in the creases of your skin.  You can also later get laser treatments to minimize their appearance.

 

Your facelift lasts for at least 10 years. That means, even if you don’t do another thing to your face — other than using medical-grade skincare and getting regular chemical peels — you’ll look younger than your peers for a decade or more. So, although the initial investment is larger, you save money and time in the long run. To learn more about facelift, visit medlineplus.gov

Dr. Philip Miller – New York’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeon

Move from considering to choosing by calling our office for a consultation today at 646-791-3025. You can also book an appointment with the online contact form.

Next, read New York’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeon Reveals The Most Popular Face Slimming Procedures.

New York’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeon Reveals The Most Popular Face Slimming Procedures

A defined jawline can be an attractive indication of youth, beauty, fitness, and vitality, and this is what facial slimming procedures are all about. Dr. Philip Miller is a highly regarded double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and artist who offers world-class rejuvenation in New York City.

These are the face slimming procedures that Dr. Miller can combine for optimal facial slimming:

Botox For Jaw Reductionjaw reduction and facial contouring before after in new york

That same injectable known worldwide for effectively diminishing lines and wrinkles around the face and neck can help slim the face too. Botox works by temporarily relaxing overactive facial muscles and for a slimming effect, can be injected into the masseter muscle. 

The masseter muscle is a powerful muscle that’s wrapped around the jaw bone and whose primary function is to open and close the jaw while you speak or eat. When this muscle enlarges (usually caused by unconscious clenching or grinding of the jaw), the shape of the face changes as well. For women, an enlarged masseter presents the issue of looking more masculine (because of a squared jaw), instead of a feminine (oval) appearance. When injected into the masseter muscle, Botox relaxes it, causing the muscle to return to a normal shape and size over time. Facial width is reduced and thereby softening and enhancing the appearance of the lower face, and slimming your overall facial structure into a more attractive heart shape.

Buccal Fat Removal To Eliminate Chubby Cheeks

Whether it’s because of genetics or weight gain, round, chubby cheeks may take away from the beauty of a well-balanced facial silhouette. Buccal fat pads lie within your cheeks and with increasing age, you will tend to lose the fat underneath the skin of your face. However, buccal fat pads remain the same size and do not respond to diet and exercise, resulting in a bottom-heavy or square-shaped face.

Dr. Miller can perform a surgical procedure designed to reduce fullness in the lower cheek by removing the fat pads themselves. In a buccal fat removal procedure, fat pads are removed through small incisions (2-4 cm) inside the mouth, between the cheek and gums. Once removed, the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures. This procedure can provide slimmer, smoother cheeks, resulting in a more sculpted, symmetrical, and youthful-looking appearance. To learn more about buccal fat removal, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

G.I. Jaw To Sharpen The Jawlinejaw contouring surgery new york

A sharp jawline and a square chin are common indicators of masculinity, often signaling strength, vitality, and attractiveness. Diet and exercise, however, rarely help sculpt the face shape you want. 

Dr. Miller invented the G.I. Jaw procedure as a non-surgical approach to enhancing your features by outlining your jawline, augmenting your existing facial structures, and supplementing areas of the face, helping you achieve a more chiseled appearance. By using facial injectables, Kybella, liposuction, Neck-Tite, or implants (or a combination of these treatments), Dr. Miller can help you achieve facial symmetry, a strong, muscular jaw, a square chin, and sharp, well-defined cheekbones.

Fillers To Define The Jawline

Have you noticed that your once well-defined jawline is slowly changing? That’s because we all lose volume in our faces as we age. And as we lose fat, folds and creases become more pronounced. To fix these issues, we need to restore that volume. Using fillers to achieve a slimmer face does sound contradictory, but in order to look younger and rejuvenated, adding volume to your jawline could be your best anti-aging and slimming solution. By injecting fillers such as Juvederm directly into the jawline, your mandible and the edge of your bony angle are instantly enhanced, giving you a healthier, firmer, and younger-looking appearance.

Chin Implants To Achieve The Best Facial Balance

By correcting a small or weak chin, facial features such as the nose and cheeks are enhanced, giving your face more aesthetic balance. Typically, surgery will involve making a small incision along the crease below the chin, followed by the placement of an implant around your existing chin bone. This procedure will augment the size and shape of your chin, resulting in a more attractive balance between your facial features.

Consult With A Facial Rejuvenation Expert In New York

Dr. Philip Miller is a top-rated facial plastic surgery expert in New York who can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for that Aesthetic Confidence® you deserve. To learn more, contact Dr. Miller’s office today to schedule a consultation. 

The Top 5 Eyelid Problem Areas Explained by a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Steady, confident eye contact is essential to conveying both your strength and your openness to friendship, trust, and intimacy. But what if you’re not confident about your eyes themselves — because you think your eyes make you look old and tired?

Phillip J. Miller, MD, FACS, is an artist-trained, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who knows that the benefits of looking your best go far beyond the superficial. If you feel that your eyes are showing more age than you feel, he has a number of effective surgical and nonsurgical therapies to bring the twinkle back to your confident gaze, at his convenient New York City medical center. 

Reduce Squinting

Eyelid surgical procedure photo for Dr. Miller's New York City office.There’s a reason why Botox® has been part of expert facial plastic surgeons’ toolboxes for more than 30 years. With just a few pricks of a needle, Dr. Miller delivers the neuromodulator to your forehead or around your eyes to stop your muscles from making expressions that wrinkle your skin. Within days to two weeks after receiving Botox, you’ll have a smoother, more youthful brow, and your crow’s feet will disappear. Botox allows you to make natural expressions, but you won’t be able to squint hard or frown enough to cause wrinkles again. Botox lasts from 3-4 months. 

Address Eye Hollows

Even if you’re young, you may have deep, dark hollows under your eyes that make you look years to decades older. Sometimes hollows are just a sign that you need more sleep. Sometimes they’re due to your genetics. Most often, they’re caused by loss of youthful collagen and fat in your skin.

When you come for a consultation, Dr. Miller and his team analyze your tear troughs to determine the best way to remove your under-eye circles. If you’ve lost fat and collagen in your tear-trough area, Dr. Miller quickly remedies your problem with a soft, thin, hyaluronic-acid (HA) based, injectable dermal filler, such as Juvéderm Volbella or Restylane Silk. These fillers plump up your tear troughs so that your skin is smooth, silky, and even with your cheekbones again. He injects the HA filler deeply into your skin, avoiding the bluish “Tyndall effect” that inexperienced injectors sometimes cause. Well-performed HA rejuvenations under your eyes can last from 6 months to a year.

If your skin is naturally darkened under your eyes due to genetics, filling in your tear troughs may not be sufficient to make your eyes look clear, smooth and youthful. He may recommend laser therapy or other treatments to improve the quality of and lighten the skin underneath your eyes.

Lift Your Brow

Sagging brows and eyelids are almost always due to aging, and that’s how people read them when they look at you. Even if you’re full of energy and raring to go, droopy eyelids make you appear like you need a nap. Depending on how severe your sagging lids and brow are, Dr. Miller may recommend nonsurgical or surgical remedies.New York Eyelid Surgery Patient

If you’re in the early stages of sagging, Dr. Miller can build up your brow bone with Juvéderm, smoothing out wrinkles and pulling your eyebrows and upper lids subtly but effectively higher. He might also enhance the effect by using Botox to relax the muscles that pull your brows downward. You’ll look naturally more alert and rested with nothing more than a few injections. Dermal fillers last up to a year. Botox should be repeated every 3-4 months.

If these remedies — either singly or in combination — aren’t enough in your case, Dr. Miller may recommend a surgical brow lift. He removes and tightens weak eyelid and forehead muscles, repositions and tightens skin, and trims away the excess. He hides the incisions in your hairline so that they can’t be seen when they heal. 

Dr. Miller is an expert in the anatomical differences between male and female hairlines and brows. He ensures that your hairline isn’t too high and that your brows look youthful but completely natural, too. 

Open The Eyelids

When dermal fillers aren’t enough to smooth your under-eye bags, or if you also have drooping upper eyelids, Dr. Miller may recommend a surgical eyelift. With upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Miller tightens the muscle on your upper lid, then repositions and tightens the skin, trimming away the excess. He hides the incision in the crease of your eye so that the scar becomes nearly invisible. 

If you need lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Miller removes just enough excess fat from your eye bags to make your tear troughs look more youthful, then tightens the underlying muscle, tightens the skin, and trims away the excess. Most of the time, he can hide the incision on the inside of your lower lid, so the scar can’t be seen. To learn more about surgical eyelifts, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Remodel your temples

The facial volume you lose in your temple area can make your eyes look older. If you’ve noticed that the side of your face has indents between your forehead and the top of your cheekbones, you’ve lost youth-giving fat and collagen in your temples. Dr. Miller restores the youthful contours of your face with Juvéderm.

Refresh Your Eyes At Our New York Surgical Center Today 

To restore youth and confidence to your eyes and convey the vitality you feel, contact Dr. Miller today for an eyelid anti aging consultation. Book your consultation online.

What’s Behind the Sudden Rise in Rhinoplasty Popularity?

Social media is a very visual medium –it’s a virtual place to see and be seen. Therefore, it’s no surprise how daily postings can somehow fuel our vanity or our quest for having the perfect selfie. Did you know that selfies can make your nose look about 30% larger? It’s because of how the camera on the phone distorts objects up close. Due to this, some people are convinced that no photo-editing app is good enough to make themselves and their noses look flawless and that undergoing plastic surgery is the only key to achieving social media-approved beauty. This has led to a meteoric rise in the popularity of rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job.” 

Despite the apparent popularity of rhinoplasties, you should have a keen awareness that not just any surgeon is right for the job. One of the most crucial steps in guaranteeing a satisfactory nose procedure outcome is choosing the right surgeon. Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures to perform, so you should only trust a surgeon with rhinoplasty expertise, experience, and skill. A great surgeon is also a good listener, a compassionate and patient caregiver, and an effective communicator.

For patients in New York City who seek a nose job with reasonable expectations and their desire comes from a “healthy place”—perhaps, to improve self-esteem or to correct a functional issue – facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller will combine his expertise and skill with his artistic eye to produce impeccable results that are life-changing.

Surgical And Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Options

before and after of a rhinoplasty in new york

Your nose is one of the most prominent features of the face as it brings balance to your facial profile.  That’s why it’s often the first thing people notice on your face. If you feel that your nose detracts from your whole face, diminishing the beauty of your eyes or other facial features, and more importantly, if you have trouble breathing, you may be a candidate for a rhinoplasty.

Voted among the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctor of New York since 2007, Dr. Miller has lectured on cutting edge rhinoplasty techniques, including his innovative NatraNose procedure,  and even written chapters for rhinoplasty and neck rejuvenation textbooks. He can provide custom cosmetic treatment plans that include a combination of advanced procedures and minimally-invasive techniques to help you achieve your desired results.

Which Nasal Procedure Is Right For You?

Nose shaping was the third most popular cosmetic surgical procedure performed in 2018 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons report, so it is important to know the facts of what rhinoplasty means and the process behind the types of procedures. Each procedure will have its own set of advantages. While a non-surgical nose job will involve no pain, no recovery time, no scarring, and will cost less than a traditional rhinoplasty, it cannot address all nasal issues. A non-surgical rhinoplasty utilizes injectables, and injectables can only be used for augmentation and not a reduction. For larger cosmetic nose concerns, surgical rhinoplasty is still the best long-term solution. 

As a leading rhinoplasty surgeon who has devoted most of his career to the human nose, Dr. Miller can help recommend the best approach to achieve your aesthetic goals. He can even use virtual rhinoplasty to help you visualize nose job results from the comfort of his office. Virtual Rhinoplasty uses the latest in technology and computer imaging to provide patients with the ability to see what the results will look like even before undergoing any procedure. This gives you the opportunity to explore how different changes to your nose will impact the final results.

One major benefit of this technology is that it provides a visual tool for communication between surgeon and patient. This will help Dr. Miller understand your nose job goals as well as make the necessary recommendations that will ensure that both of you are on the same page before any procedure begins.

Rhinoplastybefore and after of a female rhinoplasty in new york

A rhinoplasty can change the shape of your entire nose or just a small portion of it with the goal of making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of the face. These are the specific changes often requested during a nose job:

The 1 ½ – 2 ½ hour procedure may be done either under general anesthesia or under sedation. Most incisions are made inside the nostrils, or a small one made along the natural creases found on the sides or near the base of the nose.

Skin is then lifted from the underlying cartilage and bone, and the nose is recontoured and reconstructed. The incisions heal quickly and leave scars that are nearly invisible. Dr. Miller also offers variations of his nose surgery procedures depending on your age, gender, ethnicity, and desired goals. Examples are Teen Rhinoplasty, Male Rhinoplasty, MicroRhinoplasty, Ethnic Rhinoplasty, and Revision Rhinoplasty.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Not everyone will need surgical rhinoplasty. As one of New York City’s top rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. Miller understands that not every patient who desires to alter their nose will need invasive surgery to achieve dramatic results. For patients like these, or for those not ready for surgery and would like something temporary, Dr. Miller has developed a specialized area of practice that will give you the transformation you want using non-surgical methods.

Also referred to as a liquid rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job allows surgeons to alter the nose’s shape, size, the position of the nasal tip, or to hide bumps. It is a quick, pain-free alternative to invasive surgeries for correcting undesirable noise characteristics.

Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, and Juvéderm are the preferred injectables for a liquid rhinoplasty. They are the easiest to mold and shape, and can be removed within 24 hours should you wish to have the results reversed. Radiesse may also be used under certain circumstances. When injected, these fillers will smooth and contour the existing nasal structure, helping you achieve a nose that creates facial balance and harmony. Results can last up to a year before the procedure needs to be repeated to maintain optimal results.

Consult With A Rhinoplasty Expert In New York

Double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Philip Miller is one of the country’s leading experts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation. As a renowned facial plastic surgeon who trained as an ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Miller has extensive experience dealing with the nose. For more than two decades in Manhattan, he has dedicated his career to providing patients with customized surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. To learn more, contact Dr. Miller today.

What’s The Difference Between A General Plastic Surgeon And Facial Plastic Surgeon?

You’re ready for facial cosmetic surgery, and now you need to find the most expert and skilled surgeon in New York City to make the aesthetic improvements you want. How do you choose the most qualified expert from among all the many expert surgeons who come up on your Google search? 

If you’re considering facial plastic surgery — facelift, brow lift, nose job, blepharoplasty, neck lift, or any other surgery on your face or neck — your first goal is to identify the plastic surgeons who specialize in facial plastic surgery. Ideally, they should be trained both in cosmetic facial plastic surgery and also otolaryngology, which focuses on the function of facial structures, including the jaw and nose. 

What is a general plastic surgeon?

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A general plastic surgeon is trained to repair physical defects and to restore function and a normal appearance to any body part that has been injured, abnormal at birth, or which could be improved aesthetically. Plastic surgeons receive their training during their residency, after completing medical school. 

To be board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you must be trained in six areas, one of which is devoted to cosmetic surgery. This training includes all cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, not just those devoted to the face.  So a general plastic surgeon can reshape your entire body — performing procedures such as breast lifts and augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuction — whereas a facial plastic surgeon is trained only in facial procedures.

What is a facial plastic surgeon?

A facial plastic surgeon’s training is solely focused on reconstructing and making aesthetic improvements to a patient’s face, head, and neck. We develop a deep knowledge of the anatomy of the face, including bones, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and skin.

What’s the process for becoming a facial plastic surgeon?

A doctor begins studying facial plastic surgery after they’ve earned their MD.  I received my MD from Wesleyan University and then went on to complete an internship and residency in General Surgery at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. I also completed a second residency in Otolaryngology/ Head & Neck Surgery at NYU. I then went on to a fellowship in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Oregon Health Science University.

Procedures that facial plastic surgeons are trained for include:

After completing hundreds of facial surgical procedures, we take our board-certification exams. 

What does it mean to be board certified?

Even though both general plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons must undergo hundreds of hours of specialized training and we’ve already earned our MDs, we must complete another series of exams in the categories in which we wish to specialize. If we pass these exams, the medical board that prepared and administered them then certifies us as qualified to perform those highly specialized procedures. I’m double-board certified, which means I passed the exams and am board-certified in both Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery.

You should be sure that your facial plastic surgeon clearly states that they’ve been board certified and, ideally, double-board certified. A board-certified plastic surgeon should have the abbreviation “FACS” (for Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) after their “MD.” 

What other qualifications do facial plastic surgeons need?

facial plastic surgery consultation in manhattan new york

Facial plastic surgery is a skill, but it’s also an art. When it comes to making aesthetic improvements to the face — which is, after all, a primary component of your identity — you should look for a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has a demonstrated ability to create harmony and balance in all of their improvements. 

Some facial plastic surgeons may have studied art or may paint or sculpt in their spare time. My mother was a painter. I grew up surrounded by beauty and art. From a young age, I learned the importance of harmony, subtlety, and symmetry when making any kind of aesthetic choice. 

My mission when performing facial plastic surgery is to create what I call Aesthetic Confidence® for my patients. They know that their new nose is now in perfect balance with the rest of their features; their eyelids are tightened and rejuvenated to the exact degree that’s compatible with their gender identity; their chin or cheek implants create such flattering lines and planes that they look like they’d been born with them.

Even a dramatic rejuvenation, such as a facelift, should look completely natural, rather than overly tightened or lifted. With my patented NatraFace™ techniques, my patients look like a younger, more energized version of themselves.

How to Contact A Qualified New York Facial Plastic Surgeon

To learn more about how specialized training in facial plastic surgery can make you look like your ideal self, contact my knowledgeable and helpful team to set up a consultation. You can phone the office directly, or fill out the online message form.

What is the Cost of a Rhinoplasty?

You’re ready to reshape your nose and light up your face with an expertly performed rhinoplasty. You want to make sure you get a result that is both natural and beautiful. But you’re also concerned about the cost. Is it time to search through Groupon deals, or book a trip to another country for bargain-basement surgery?

Calculating the cost for nose reshaping gets even more complicated when you consider the numerous options that fall under the rhinoplasty category:

The True Cost of Rhinoplasty

What procedure is right for you and what will you need to pay to get the right treatment for your needs and goals? Will insurance cover any of the costs? Is there a way to get the results you want and save money at the same time?

When a Bargain isn’t a Bargain

If you’re savvy about your finances, you already know that so-called “bargains” can ultimately cost more than quality goods. That’s especially true when it comes to rhinoplasty, which is one of the most complex cosmetic facial plastic surgeries performed today.

Because your nose is the central feature of your face, you can’t hide surgical mistakes or hope that no one notices them. You need to get it right the first time, to save yourself money and emotional distress. Keep in mind that the nose is also a vital organ and an essential part of your respiratory system. It is imperative that it still functions well after surgery. Only an expert can ensure the best result.

Choosing Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in rhinoplasty. He has lectured on innovative rhinoplasty techniques at the International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery, written chapters on rhinoplasty for medical textbooks, and specializes in his patented NatraNose® approach to rhinoplasty procedures.

The Philip Miller, MD Difference. Why Philip Miller is the top rhinoplasty surgeon in New York

Cost of Rhinoplasty by Type

When estimating the cost of rhinoplasty, begin by determining which type of rhinoplasty procedure will meet your needs best. To help patients interested in rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller offers the following information:

National Average cost of rhinoplasty infographic

Primary Rhinoplasty

Your first nose job is considered a primary rhinoplasty. The average price can range from $6,000 to $25,000, depending on your location and the expertise of your surgeon. You might also opt for tip plasty, which is less expensive, but only improves the look, angle or shape of the nasal tip.

Before After Rhinoplasty Results in New York

The nose is a highly complex, finely sculpted structure that consists of a variety of tissue types, including skin, cartilage and bone. Lack of expertise working with any of these mediums can result in a nose that heals incorrectly and calls unwanted attention to itself. However, a beautifully executed rhinoplasty corrects defects in the size, shape and angle of your nose.

With an expert facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Miller, you can expect aesthetic improvements such as:

  • Shorter nose
  • Straighter nose
  • Removal of bumps
  • More symmetrical nostrils
  • Thinner or wider nostrils
  • Thinner nose
  • Larger nose
  • More defined tip
  • Nose proportionate to other facial features

Ideally, your primary rhinoplasty is so successful that after your one-year healing period, your new nose is everything you dreamed it would be. Your choice of surgeon is imperative to ensuring a positive result the first time around:

What type of doctor to choose for rhinoplasty: facial plastic surgeon, generla plastic surgeon, or other surgeon

Unfortunately, if you choose the wrong surgeon for your primary rhinoplasty, you could need at least one revision and potentially more. In fact, up to 10% of patients who undergo rhinoplasty will seek out a revision.

Revision Rhinoplasty

 

Before after results of rhinoplasty in new york

A surgeon who is not board-certified as a facial plastic surgeon, or even a plastic surgeon who doesn’t specialize in rhinoplasty, can leave you with a nose that looks worse than your original nose. Revision surgery may cost between $7,500 to $30,000 to improve your initial results.

Keep in mind that it can take up to a full year to heal after rhinoplasty and determine whether a revision is necessary. Common reasons for needing a revision rhinoplasty include:

  • Too much cartilage removed (collapsed nose)
  • Over-rotated tip (pig-like nose)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drooping tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Asymmetric nostrils
  • Nose doesn’t harmonize with facial features
  • Nose is inappropriate for ethnicity or gender

If your surgeon botched your primary rhinoplasty, you could require multiple revision rhinoplasties to achieve the result you want. When the mistake is minor and you are comfortable returning to your original surgeon for revision, you may not be charged, or you could pay a reduced price. If you changed your mind about what you wanted, or if the mistake is so grave that you no longer trust your surgeon, you may have to pay substantially more for a new surgeon. That’s why seeking out a bargain for your first rhinoplasty isn’t a wise choice.

Revision rhinoplasty is even more challenging than the original procedure. Even a well-executed primary rhinoplasty creates scar tissue in your nose. A nose job that is poorly done could leave a significant amount of scar tissue, while creating structural problems that may be difficult to rectify.

If you need a revision rhinoplasty, it is imperative that you find a surgeon who specializes in this procedure. The quality of your cartilage, bone, and skin have already been compromised by your first surgeon. You now require expertise to compensate for that structural damage. Dr. Miller is an expert at correcting mistakes made by other surgeons to create the best outcome for you.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty costs about 10 times less than a surgical nose job. Charges range from $600 to about $1,800, depending on your location, the expertise of your surgeon, and the amount of filler that’s required to improve your nose. The best candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a man or woman who is happy with the length and shape of the nose but would like to address bumps or asymmetries. This procedure is accomplished with the aid of hyaluronic acid- based dermal fillers.

Dr. Miller also uses liquid rhinoplasty to reshape and reposition your nasal tip. Other than some soreness and swelling directly after the injections, you won’t have any recovery time or side effects from liquid rhinoplasty. You will also see immediate results and if you don’t like them, the filler can be dissolved.

Even though nonsurgical rhinoplasty is much less complex than rhinoplasty surgery, it still requires knowledge about facial anatomy, aesthetics, and harmony. Don’t trust your liquid rhinoplasty to an inexperienced provider. Select a board-certified doctor who is qualified the produce the best possible result for you.

If you’re nervous about rhinoplasty or you want to make some improvements to your nose while saving up for primary rhinoplasty surgery, nonsurgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers is a great place to start. Many women and men opt for a nonsurgical nose job first, as a way of “auditioning” a potential new nose shape. Others are so happy with their results that they continue touching-up their nose with fillers, without ever moving to surgery. You will need to schedule touch-up procedures periodically to maintain the results of your liquid rhinoplasty. Surgery provides permanent results.

Septoplasty (functional nose job)

If you have a deviated septum, it means the nasal bone and cartilage that divide your nose in half is not straight. The septum can take up extra space in one of your nostrils, making it hard to breathe. Many women and men require a septoplasty to correct this problem. Since a deviated septum is a medical condition that impairs your ability to breathe easily through your nose, your septoplasty may be covered by your medical insurance:

 

New York Rhinoplasty Insurance Explanation for cosmetic, functional, and combination rhinoplasty

When you combine rhinoplasty with septoplasty, only the portion of the operation that’s medically necessary is eligible for insurance coverage. Aesthetic improvements are not eligible for coverage or reimbursement. Never trust an unethical surgeon who tells you they are covered or try to manipulate the system to pay for your cosmetic surgery.

What you’re paying for

In addition to paying for the expertise and skill of your surgeon, rhinoplasty has several other expenses to consider when making a final decision based on price:

 

Pricing Structure of Rhinoplasty Infographic

Your procedure may vary depending on how complex and difficult it is. Dr. Miller’s quotes are always all-inclusive, and include the following:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesiologist’s fee
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical center
  • Postsurgical care (follow up visits and tests)
  • Medication-related to surgery
  • Bandages and wraps

Dr. Miller has the advantage of his own surgical suite, which helps you avoid an expensive hospital stay. When consulting with other facial plastic surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty, always ask for a complete breakdown of their price, so you won’t be surprised by add-ons in the end.

When considering the total cost of your rhinoplasty, remember to factor in the cost of recovery.  You’ll need to take time off from work, and arrange for help with your house and kids. For additional information, please visit our rhinoplasty and nose job guide.

Contact Us for a Rhinoplasty Consultation

To set up a consultation with an expert in rhinoplasty that can give you the aesthetically pleasing, well-formed nose and the Aesthetic Confidence® it inspires, contact Dr. Miller in NYC today.

Next, here are 5 Tips for Rhinoplasty Recovery after an Operation

Three Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures You’ve Never Heard Of

You thought you knew everything about facial plastic surgery and cutting-edge aesthetic procedures. And maybe you do! But if you don’t, the following are a few of the lesser-known surgical aesthetic enhancements that I perform for women and men who want to boost their physical appearance as well as their self-confidence. As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in New York City who also trained as an artist, my goal is to make you look like the very best version of yourself and increase your Aesthetic Confidence®:

Buccal fat removal

before and after of buccal fat removalYour “chipmunk cheeks” were adorable when you were five, but now you want a sophisticated, sleek look that matches your personality and your level of achievement. By removing excess buccal (i.e. cheek) fat and tissue, I create a slender lower face that emphasizes and dramatizes your cheekbones. 

The entire outpatient buccal fat removal surgery only takes about an hour and can be done under general or local anesthesia. During this procedure, I make a small incision inside both cheeks, so you won’t have a visible scar. With care and precision, I sculpt away excess fat to create cheeks that are lean and beautifully contoured.

The incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures. You can return to work or regular activities as soon as the next day. To learn more about buccal fat removal, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Learn more about getting the sculpted cheekbones you desire with our buccal fat guide.

G.I Jaw®  

before and after photo of a man who underwent the gi jaw procedure in new yorkIf you’re a man, you may envy men like Brad Pitt or even action figures — like G.I. Joe who I named this procedure after — who have that classically sculpted strong jawline. A square, chiseled, defined jaw conveys strength, dominance, and success. While you may not have been born with the bone structure that exudes the kind of confidence you want to present to the world, a G.I. Jaw procedure helps you look as masculine and attractive as you want to be. 

Looking to achieve a strong jawline through a cosmetic procedure has become so popular that according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, general plastic surgeries are on the rise. But my patented G.I. Jaw procedure is more than simply inserting a medical-grade jaw implant or building the jaw non-surgically with long-lasting dermal fillers. I may also recommend other changes to create a more masculine appearance, which keeps your new jawline in harmony with your other features. Recommendations may include:

My aim is to create improvements that convey more strength and masculinity, while still looking natural and like yourself.

Inserting medical-grade implants is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the office under local anesthesia. You may experience some swelling or discomfort afterward. Generally, most men don’t have discomfort following a nonsurgical G.I. Jaw procedure performed with dermal fillers.

Learn more on how to transform and strengthen your face with our G.I. Jaw guide.

Micro-Rhinoplasty 

before and after of a owmna who received a mirco rhinoplasty in new york

Do you want to improve the shape of your nose, but the idea of undergoing a full rhinoplasty — which requires breaking the nasal bone and cartilage and a healing period of up to one year — just doesn’t appeal to you? If you only want to remove bumps and lumps on your nose, I can perform a micro-rhinoplasty that requires just one tiny incision in your nostril, no bone breakage, and no significant downtime.

Using specialized tools, I insert a high-tech, air-powered micro-rasp into the incision and gently reshape your nasal bone and cartilage, sculpting away humps and bumps. The end result is a nose that’s straighter, more aesthetically pleasing, and in better harmony with the rest of your facial features.

Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which is performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours, micro-rhinoplasty is done in my Manhattan office under local anesthesia. The entire procedure only takes about  5-15 minutes. 

Your recovery time is also cut down. You’re swollen for a few days after your procedure but can return to most of your normal (non-strenuous) activities within 1-2 days.

Learn more about micro-rhinoplasty with our procedure guide.

Book a Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation in New York Today

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, your satisfaction with your results can have emotional and psychological benefits. It makes sense. When you look good, you feel good.  If you’re ready to get your Aesthetic Confidence® back, contact Dr. Miller and his staff at his New York office today to schedule a plastic surgery consultation

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The Truth About Snapchat Dysmorphia

In addition to adorable puppy ears, floral headpieces, and new pairs of sunglasses to try on, Snapchat also offers face-perfecting filters that instantly smooth out your skin and give you bigger eyes, a smaller nose, and a thinner face. While it may seem all fun and games at first, teenagers can become obsessed with their filtered selfies and may go to great, social media-approved lengths to be able to “Facetune” their faces in real life, with the help of a cosmetic surgeon. Those who choose to undergo plastic surgery in New York City to look like their pixel-perfect selfies may be suffering from an underlying mental health condition called Snapchat Dysmorphia.

What Is Snapchat Dysmorphia?

Social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram and photo-editing apps like Facetune are contributing to a dangerous trend where people are feeling insecure about not looking as beautiful and flawless as their own filtered selves that have garnered ego-boosting hearts and “likes” from their followers.  

Dubbed as “Snapchat Dysmorphia” by a group of dermatologists at Boston University, this new phenomenon has patients seeking out cosmetic surgeries in an attempt to look identical with the filtered versions of themselves –with a thinner nose, bigger eyes, and fuller lips. The paper which was published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint also mentions how Snapchat Dysmorphia is a new twist on the condition known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder in which people have an excessive preoccupation with their perceived flaws. What is happening right now is a significant rise in “selfie” surgery requests and instead of patients bringing in photos of celebrities who possess their ideal nose or face shape, they are now presenting highly-edited selfies fit for an airbrushed cover of a glossy magazine. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients,” the paper read. 

Social media, it seems, is shaping our concept of beauty and is putting the spotlight on our flaws as we attempt to achieve physical perfection offline. No matter how advanced and innovative the techniques in plastic surgery are today, attempting to measure up to your altered images can be unrealistic, unattainable, and unhealthy. This is why it is important that you consult with a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Philip Miller. Dr. Miller and his team can help you achieve healthy aesthetic changes that can highlight your natural, unfiltered beauty. 

No Filter Needed

Dr. Miller and his New York team can help you healthily achieve your aesthetic goals. His expertise ensures you will have a natural and refreshed look, not just what you see in altered and heavily filter pictures. 

 Dr. Miller has a variety of options, from surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, neck lift, chin implant, jawline augmentation, and otoplasty, to non-surgical options that can be done over a lunch break.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Some of the best available treatments today don’t even need a scalpel and can be done in a lunch hour with minimal downtime. And what is brilliant about these non-surgical procedures is that you will still look like yourself –just fresher, younger, and more radiant with glowing skin, a sharper nose, and a taut jawline. These are the non-surgical face and skin-transforming treatments that can be performed by Dr. Miller:

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty 

Also referred to as a liquid rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job allows the surgeon to subtly alter the nose’s size, shape, position of the nasal tip, as well as straighten the nose and hide bumps through the use of injectable fillers. 

A non-surgical nose job is a pain-free alternative to surgical procedures for correcting undesirable nasal characteristics. And since injectable fillers are used, the results are immediate. In addition, if you are unsatisfied with the results, the fillers can be dissolved within 24 hours. Non-surgical rhinoplasty has no long-term effects, making you a potential candidate for a traditional rhinoplasty in the future should you still desire to undergo the procedure.

Dr. Miller is considered one of the country’s leading experts in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation and has even lectured on innovative rhinoplasty techniques as well as written chapters for rhinoplasty textbooks. 

Botox 

Those who want to look more youthful by smoothing their fine lines and wrinkles are good candidates for Botox injections. FDA-approved to treat crow’s feet and frown lines, Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the facial muscles, causing dynamic wrinkles to soften and relax. Skin will appear smoother and less wrinkled, giving you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

Dermal Fillers 

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Miller is recognized as an expert in facial rejuvenation procedures, including filler injections. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural substance within the skin that’s responsible for keeping the skin supple and hydrated while adding volume. We lose HA as we age, resulting in skin’s lack of moisture, strength, and volume. When injected into the skin (cheeks, around the eyes and mouth area, chin, or lips), fillers will replace lost volume to plump and contour the face. Examples of dermal fillers include Juvéderm and its products (Voluma, Ultra, Ultra Plus, and Volbella), Restylane, and Radiesse (calcium hydroxylapatite).

Dermal fillers combined with Botox can work wonders in rejuvenating the face. They create a powerful anti-aging treatment that gives the face a natural lift as they relax and fill in those lines, wrinkles, and hollow areas while redefining the contours of the face. 

Treatments For Skin Resurfacing and Tightening

Laser, light, and energy devices can help address signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, blemishes, and pigmentation through short and direct pulsating beams of light that create heat points or micro-injuries in various depths of the skin, triggering the skin’s natural healing process. Skin becomes smoother, tighter, and clearer, with improved tone and texture. Examples of treatments include:

  • CO2 Resurfacing Laser Treatment – creates microscopic treatment areas where shafts of intense light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. During the healing process, old, damaged skin is replaced with new skin that is smoother, tighter, and more radiant. The laser effectively treats acne scars, blotchy skin, deeper wrinkles, and scars from surgery or trauma. 
  • Ultherapy – Dr. Miller is among the first in New York City to offer the Ultherapy treatment for toning and lifting loose, lax skin without any downtime. It uses safe ultrasound energy to trigger collagen production, resulting in tighter skin and a more youthful, contoured appearance on the brow, chin, and neck. 
  • Fractora & Fractora Firm – Fractora utilizes fractional radiofrequency technology to resurface the skin, effectively correcting common skin concerns such as fine lines and deep wrinkles, redness, brown spots, visible blood vessels, and poor skin texture. On the other hand, Fractora Firm is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that uses thermal energy to deeply heat beneath the skin, stimulating collagen formation which results in tighter, more youthful, and glowing skin.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades in New York City, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller seamlessly blends art and science with skill and innovation to provide his thousands of patients with impeccable results. With his compassionate and empathetic approach to treating patients, he will work with you to highlight your best attributes instead of focusing on your flaws. And with the many non-surgical procedures he can perform, transformation need not be drastic. Enhancing your features could mean subtle yet beautiful, natural-looking results that will help you achieve the best version of yourself.

Consult With New York’s Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Philip Miller and his team of top-rated facial plastic surgery experts can provide you with a custom cosmetic treatment plan consisting of a combination of advanced, non-surgical procedures that will help you achieve the Aesthetic Confidence you desire. To learn more, contact Dr. Miller today.