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Long Island boasts an abundance of cosmetic and plastic surgeons and clinics offering a wide range of procedures, spanning from facial rejuvenation and breast surgery to body contouring, sculpting, and non-invasive techniques like injectables, fillers, clinical skin care, laser treatments, and more.

This guide delves into the nuances between plastic and cosmetic surgery, highlights several popular surgeries and treatments, offers practical advice on selecting top-notch cosmetic surgeons, and elucidates why CSNY stands out as the premier center for cosmetic surgery and injectables on Long Island.

In today's image-conscious society, appearance holds significant importance. The desire to appear younger, feel revitalized, and conform to societal beauty standards is burgeoning, matched by an ever-expanding array of available options.

Recent data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) suggests that contrary to prior beliefs, many plastic and cosmetic procedures are experiencing a surge in popularity nationwide, and Long Island mirrors this trend. According to the latest survey by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, surgical procedures constitute nearly 77% of all physicians' practices.

Dr. W. Grant Stevens, president-elect of ASAPS, noted in a statement regarding the findings, "Advancements in less invasive techniques resulting in reduced postoperative downtime have made more patients receptive to surgical procedures, as they still promise the longest-lasting, if not permanent, results."

Although often used interchangeably, "plastic surgery" and "cosmetic surgery" are distinct practices. Plastic surgery focuses on correcting defects through repair, restoration, and reconstruction, while cosmetic surgery aims to enhance aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion, covering areas of the head, neck, and body. As these procedures primarily serve aesthetic purposes, they are considered elective.

Surgical Trends & the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgeries

In the realm of cosmetic enhancements, certain procedures consistently stand out as popular choices among patients seeking to refine their appearance. Understanding these trends provides insight into evolving beauty ideals and advancements in surgical techniques. Here are some of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries and emerging trends:

  1. Breast Augmentation: Enhancing breast size and shape remains one of the most prevalent cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Whether for aesthetic reasons or to restore volume lost due to factors like pregnancy or weight loss, breast augmentation continues to be in high demand.

  2. Rhinoplasty (Nose Job): Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is sought after by individuals seeking to improve nasal symmetry, address breathing difficulties, or correct congenital defects. Advanced surgical techniques allow for more precise results tailored to each patient's unique facial features.

  3. Liposuction: As a solution for stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise, liposuction remains a popular choice for body contouring. Innovative technologies such as laser-assisted liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction offer patients minimally invasive options with reduced recovery times.

  4. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Eyelid surgery addresses sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes, rejuvenating the appearance and restoring a more youthful look. With an aging population increasingly prioritizing facial rejuvenation, blepharoplasty continues to be in demand.

  5. Facelift: Facelift surgery aims to combat signs of aging by tightening facial muscles, removing excess skin, and restoring youthful contours. Modern facelift techniques focus on natural-looking results and shorter recovery periods, attracting patients seeking long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

  6. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty): Tummy tuck surgery targets excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, particularly after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Advancements in abdominoplasty techniques, such as mini tummy tucks and extended tummy tucks, offer tailored solutions to address diverse patient needs.

  7. Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL): The Brazilian Butt Lift has surged in popularity, offering patients a way to enhance buttock shape and volume using their body's own fat cells. This procedure combines liposuction to harvest fat from donor areas with fat transfer to sculpt and augment the buttocks.

  8. Mommy Makeover: A comprehensive approach to post-pregnancy body rejuvenation, the mommy makeover typically combines procedures like breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction to address multiple areas of concern in a single surgery.

  9. Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia Surgery): Gynecomastia surgery corrects enlarged male breast tissue, restoring a more masculine chest contour. As awareness of this condition grows, more men are seeking surgical solutions to improve their self-confidence and physique.

  10. Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures: In addition to traditional surgical options, non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels continue to gain popularity for their effectiveness in rejuvenating the skin and enhancing facial features without the need for surgery.

These surgical trends reflect the diverse aesthetic goals and preferences of patients seeking cosmetic enhancement. As technology advances and surgical techniques evolve, the landscape of cosmetic surgery continues to expand, offering patients an array of safe and effective options to achieve their desired look.

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Cosmetic Surgery of New York has earned a place as Long Island’s Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Injectable Center. With Drs. Robert A. Jacobs, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Hillard Warm, M.D., F.A.C.S., at the helm, along with the services of medical aesthetician Anne-Marie Bellavia, CSNY offers the latest in facial rejuvenation, breast and body contouring, a full line of injectables and skin care, as well as special services catered to men, moms and even “Glam-Mas.”

Distinguished Among the Top Plastic Surgeons on Long Island

Dr. Jacobs serves as the Chief Emeritus of Plastic Surgery at St. Charles Hospital, and Dr. Warm is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at John T. Mather Hospital. Both doctors operate exclusively in accredited medical facilities and follow a strict code of ethics, including the fulfillment of continuing plastic surgery education requirements and the adherence to patient safety techniques.

Their unique ER Express program affords patients the option of procuring the skills of a plastic surgeon to treat lacerations, dog bites, or other similar injuries. This concierge service is provided at no extra charge by contacting their emergency hotline at 631.473.5800. Simply tell the emergency room staff that you have arranged for a CSNY doctor to meet you, and your visit will be properly expedited.

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