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Oculofacial Surgery Blog

Which Type of Liposuction in Right for Me?

City liposuction surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman offers a range of liposuction options, enabling him to meet the unique needs of each patient he sees. The best way to learn which of these liposuction options are ideally suited to contour your body is through a one-on-one consultation at our conveniently located Manhattan office. To schedule your […]

Do I Need to Stop Taking Antidepressants Prior to Plastic Surgery?

Antidepressants, specifically SSRIs, have been linked to increased risks for bleeding following cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction and facelift. However, a meta-analysis of several studies assessing these risks has found highly inconsistent and inconclusive results. Because results were mixed and no study pointed to serious risks, the study’s authors suggest that the risks of […]

Will my Liposuction Results be Permanent?

Liposuction is used to remove stubborn deposits of fat form the body. Once removed, this fat cannot come back. However, unless care is taken, new fat can accumulate and obscure your liposuction results. Is liposuction permanent? Yes – but only through continued commitment to your health and beauty can you make sure new fat deposits […]

What does Smoking do to the Skin?

Smoking has an undeniably negative impact on every part of your body. In addition to increasing risks for heart attack, stroke, and several different types of cancer, smoking also impacts vision – increasing risks for macular degeneration and glaucoma – and speeds the aging process. If you are a smoker, 2016 is the year to […]

Liposuction in the Winter

Wintertime is the best time to undergo liposuction surgery. Not only do the colder nights and darker days lend themselves to staying inside and resting, acting now allows for full recovery in time for spring. If you would like more information on liposuction or if you are ready to begin your transformation, please call cosmetic […]

Using Your FSA for Cosmetic Services

Most cosmetic services are not covered by flexible spending accounts. However, treatments that are seen as having medical value can be covered by both HSA and FSA plans. If you have one of these plans, you run the risk of losing all of your benefits at the end of the year. Call cosmetic surgeon Dr. […]

Taking Care of Your Skin During Cold New York Winters

Winters in City are cold – and while this can present some tactical problems while getting around, the real danger is what happens to unprotected skin. Cold weather can dry, chap, and irritate skin. It can also cause even the healthiest skin to lose moisture, enhancing wrinkles and creating texture where once smooth skin existed. […]

Holiday Facial Rejuvenation

The Holiday Season is upon us and with it will come many social and familial gatherings. If you are uncomfortable with your appearance or find that fine lines, deep wrinkles, and other signs of aging make you feel less confident, it may be time to contact City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman to discuss your […]

Will Eyelid Surgery Raise Drooping Eyebrows

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) addresses dark and puffy skin underneath the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes, and dropping eyelids. With this procedure, City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman can restore a refreshed and rested look, but he cannot lift the eyebrows. For this, a forehead lift is necessary. If you are considering facial rejuvenation in Manhattan […]

How Long Does it Take Before Liposuction Swelling Goes Down?

There are many factors that can influence swelling after liposuction. To learn more about the recovery process, call NYC liposuction surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman at today. Swelling is a natural part of the healing process and at least some amount should be expected following your liposuction procedure. The advanced techniques utilized by NYC cosmetic surgeon […]

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