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Refresh Your Appearance in Time for Thanksgiving

Call the Manhattan office of Dr. Basil Pakeman at to learn how we can help you look your best in time for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends, but it can quickly become uncomfortable if you are not confident in your appearance. If you are interested in a quick and painless way […]

Facial Rejuvenation before 30?

Signs of aging such as wrinkles, folds, and creases, can begin in the early to mid-20s – and while this is typically too early to start thinking about surgical procedures such as facelift, it is not too early to explore other options. The best way to learn which option is right for your needs is […]

Butt Implants vs. Brazilian Butt Lift

A shapely, attractive derriere is definitely in style these days. If you are considering the best way to achieve that Kim Kardashian factor, you may be comparing butt implants to Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer via butt injections). Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman has found the Brazilian Butt Lift technique to provide the best […]

Cost of Smartlipo

Smartlipo liposuction may cost anywhere from under $2,000 to over $7,000 or more. The cost is highly variable depending on several factors, such as: Size of area being treated Number of treatment areas Anesthesia fees Administrative/set up fees Plastic surgeon’s experience and qualifications Geographic region in which you are receiving Smartlipo treatment Experienced cosmetic surgeon […]

Liposuction Glossary of Terms

As you research liposuction, you may find it helpful to know the definitions of common terms: Liposuction: A cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from various areas of the body. Smartlipo: A laser liposuction brand. The Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted into the treatment area, where it melts fat with thermal energy. Smartlipo is […]

What Causes the Upper Eyelids to Droop?

There are actually many things that can cause the lower or upper eyelids to droop, such as: Aging Injury or trauma Weak eyelid muscles Certain health conditions, such as diabetes Genetics One recent study concluded that wearing contact lenses may cause droopy upper eyelids. Other researchers have hypothesized that smoking, obesity and sun exposure are […]

How Long Does Radiesse® Last?

An innovative non-surgical rejuvenation treatment, Radiesse® may provide results for as long as two years. On average, Radiesse results last about a year. Without the use of scalpels, incisions or sutures, Radiesse refreshes your entire facial appearance by adding volume to the following problem areas: Marionette lines Nasolabial folds Smile lines Thin lips Sunken cheeks […]

Trends in Male-Requested Plastic Surgery

More men than ever before are seeking plastic surgery in Manhattan and throughout City. At , Dr. Basil Pakeman is passionate about providing natural, attractive plastic surgery results so that you can feel more confident, youthful and self-assured. Top Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men Here are just a few of the plastic surgery options requested […]

Male Liposuction Treatment Areas

Of all cosmetic surgery procedures sought by men in Manhattan and around City, liposuction is one of the most common. Male liposuction is used to remove excess fat from various areas on the body that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight reduction technique, instead it is used to target […]

5 Fast Facts about Cellulaze

Cellulaze is the first FDA-approved cosmetic surgery treatment for reducing cellulite. Unlike creams and other treatments, Cellulaze targets the underlying structure of the cellulite tissues, so the treatment is long lasting. It is no wonder that Cellulaze is in high demand in Manhattan and everywhere in . Cellulaze Facts Cellulaze is fast—in just one treatment […]

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