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Liposuction is a minimally-invasive procedure that uses a small, hollow tube known as a cannula, to remove localized areas of fat in your body. After creating very small incisions, the cannula is inserted through the incision and swept back and forth in targeted areas to loosen excess fat which is then removed with either a vacuum or cannula-attached syringe. While liposuction is not a method of weight loss, it does not eliminate cellulite or tighten loose or sagging skin. After a liposuction procedure you will have swelling and bruising for about a week. Swelling will subside in a few months and the results of the procedure are long lasting.

While liposuction has been very popular and is one of the top cosmetic procedures, non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures have been gaining in popularity. These non-surgical body contouring procedures do not require an incision or anesthesia and the downtime after the non-invasive procedure is less than liposuction.

There are many different types of non-surgical or, non-invasive fat reduction surgery to consider. They can include, but are not limited to:

The results after a liposuction procedure are more dramatic with a longer recovery period. A liposuction procedure typically costs more than a non-surgical body contouring procedure. While non-invasive procedures are gentler on your body, with less discomfort, your results may take longer to be noticeable. While soreness and swelling are expected with either procedure, it takes longer for the swelling to subside with a liposuction procedure than it does for a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure. If you are at your ideal weight and don’t need significant reshaping, a non-invasive non-surgical procedure may be the right option for you. If you are not at your ideal weight and have larger areas of excess fat, you may want to consider liposuction for your body contouring procedure.

Making the choice to undergo a body contouring procedure depends on how much fat needs to be removed, how much time you want to spend recovering and how precise your procedure needs to be. In making your decision, please contact Dr. Scot Glasberg at (212) 717-8550 to schedule an appointment.

He knows that the first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have.

Botox has long been used to treat a variety of cosmetic and medical problems. The injection itself uses botulinum toxin to help create slight paralysis wherever it is injected. When injected properly, Botox can be used to correct wrinkles, deep lines and a large array of medical conditions that can change the patient’s life.

Some of the many benefits of Botox include:

Excessive Sweating

Sweating is a normal function that is actually quite beneficial to the human body, as it cools you down when your body heat rises. Unfortunately, sweating excessively is a problem that many people face. You may find that you sweat when feeling nervous or when simply doing everyday activities. In this instance, sweating isn’t as beneficial as it should be and can even be a hindrance to your confidence. Botox can be used in the areas where you sweat excessively to help stop the problem. You may choose to have Botox done in this case regularly or on an as-needed basis, like before a wedding or big event.

Migraine Relief

Migraine sufferers know how life-changing their symptoms can be. Migraines are more than just a simple headache. They leave you feeling nauseous, dizzy and unable to do anything because of the severe pain. Botox can and has been used to help treat migraines. Injections are often placed in the neck, temple area and around the bridge of the nose and forehead. With proper applications, Botox can effectively help stop and minimize the symptoms associated with having a migraine.

Treatment for Enlarged Prostates

Millions of older men have enlarged prostates. This can affect their ability to urinate as well as their sex drive. While taking medications and going for other treatments can work, Botox is also used to help reduce the size of an enlarged prostate. In fact, most men who have the injections done find that they experience relief for up to a year before additional treatment is needed.

Bells Palsy

Bells palsy is a condition that results from damage or trauma to the nerves in the face. This may cause part of the face to weaken and cause a drooped or sagging appearance. Botox can be injected either to the effected side or to the other side of the face to even out and balance the look of the facial muscles. It is effective at helping to improve facial symmetry and create a more youthful appearance.


Incontinence can affect people of all ages and genders. If you find that you’re having to urinate more than just eight or 10 times in a day, you may have urinary incontinence. In this case, Botox can be used to help improve leakage and urinary urgency when injected properly. Treatment is effective for all ages, and the results can last for months without needing any other injections.

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

Most people know that Botox is used to improve the look of fine lines and deep wrinkles. In fact, most people who seek out Botox treatment do so for cosmetic reasons. Regardless of your age and the way that your face looks, Botox can and will help to improve the look of your skin and provide you with a more youthful appearance. It can be used in all areas of the face, and results can last for months before you may consider additional injections.

Denture Fittings

Dentures are a great way to improve your smile when you’re missing most or all of your teeth. Unfortunately, some patients find it very difficult to be fitted for dentures. No amount of adjusting and refitting can improve the overall fit of the dentures. In this case, Botox can be used to make the dentures fit properly and without it causing pain to the patient.

Crossed Eyes

The medical term for having crossed eyes is strabismus. It is a lot more common than you might think and affects people of all ages. Botox has recently been used to help treat strabismus. Numbing eye drops are used for comfort and the Botox injection is carefully injected into the muscle of the eye. This helps to relax the muscle so that it can more freely move.

If you’re a man or woman living in New York City, Botox can be a wonderful treatment option for a range of medical or cosmetic conditions. It is important to always have Botox done by a qualified board-certified professional to ensure that it is being injected correctly. This is especially vital if you’re having Botox injected for medical reasons. Botox results can last for months to about one year, and re-treatment can be done easily on an as-needed basis.