Getting in shape is easier, with a little help.

Most people resolve to get in shape for the New Year; a new year, a new you!   But after a holiday season that can feel like a non-stop marathon buffet,  you’re not alone if you need a little help realizing your physical goals.

Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates can help you kick-start your 2015 agenda.  With a variety of non-surgical procedures to tighten and tone your body, you can even lose those love handles, just like you’ve always wanted!

Thermi Technology Tighter, smoother, trimmer!

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Whether your goal is a stronger jaw line or a smoother, tighter body, Thermi Aesthetics might be right for you.  Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates now offers a variety of non-surgical Thermi procedures to tighten the body, minimize skin laxity, and even reduce stubborn fat.

We’re excited as well to be part of the latest study in Thermi Technology, a non-invasive radiofrequency treatment for wrinkles, skin laxity, and cellulite.

Schedule a consult with our office at 212-727-3717 and learn more about about how you can be chosen to participate in our incentivized study.

CoolSculpting Lose those love handles. Finally.

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Have you heard about CoolSculpting? It’s a great, non-surgical way to reduce areas of fat that don’t otherwise respond to changes in diet or exercise.

After just a few treatments, patients see noticeable, long lasting results. CoolSculpting is great for fat reduction on thighs and midsections, and with two highly trained aestheticians on staff–and two CoolSculpting machines–Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates can have you beach-ready in no time!

Schedule a CoolSculpt consult with our office today 212-727-3717.

Chelsea Eye in the News Get your Chelsea Body started

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Want bigger biceps, but don’t have time for all those curls? If you missed Dr. Eviatar on CBS News last month, you may not know that bigger muscles are closer than you think! No longer is a defined physique only in reach for gym devotees. Now, using FDA-approved injectables like Sculptra, Dr. Eviatar has been able to give patients a more substantial, even bulging look. Patients are seeing half an inch or more on biceps alone

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You too can get a bigger, more defined physique–and get closer to your fitness goals–without ever setting foot in a gym! Call our offices at 212-727-3717 to get your Chelsea Body started.

Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Welcomes Rebecca Weston, Aesthetician

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Chelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates is pleased to welcome esthetician, Rebecca Weston to the practice. Rebecca is a licensed and certified laser technician with over a decade of experience working in the skin care industry. Her expertise in laser hair removal, skin resurfacing, tattoo removal, and skin rejuvenation–as well as CoolSculpting procedures–makes her an asset to us, and a remarkable resource for you!

In addition, Rebecca specializes in facials, makeup application, eye brow design, lash extensions and tinting. Her extensive knowledge of product ingredients enables her to provide a superior skin care regimen to complement and enhance your results in between visits.

To schedule an appointment with Rebecca, call 212-727-3717.

Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Welcomes Dr. James Kirszrot, MD

kirszrotChelsea Eye and Cosmetic Surgery Associates is proud to welcome Dr. James Kirszrot to the Chelsea Eye team! Dr. Kirszrot brings to the practice his expertise in medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the eyelids, tear ducts, and eye sockets. His specialties range from eyelid malpositions, to ptosis and periocular growths.

In addition, Dr. Kirszrot  specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery, he has extensive experience performing blepharoplasty surgery (“eyelid lifts”), midface lifts, and surgical procedures toremove lower lid bags. He is skilled at using Botox and fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm to treat facial wrinkles, working closely with Dr. Eviatar.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Kirszrot!  To schedule an exam call 212-727-3717.

Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates sees many men and women looking for improvements in lower lid dark circles, bags, puffiness and hollows that make them look older and tired.  This top-rated practice offers long-lasting treatments that can remove 10 years from the face–all with the option of no surgery and little or no downtime.  Dr. Eviatar, an oculoplastic surgeon with many years of experience (and someone who trains other doctors in these treatments and techniques), understands the complexities in dealing with the sensitive area under the eyes.  There are vast differences between visiting a less specialized and less experienced cosmetic practitioner versus seeing a specialized and skilled oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Eviatar.  It can mean the difference between “okay” results versus excellent, youthful and natural looking results.   When it comes to being able to return to work or an active lifestyle, patients are looking for a minimally invasive procedure with little or no downtime.  This is what Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates offers.

Watch the video to see procedures that Dr. Eviatar and his aesthetician, Jeannel Astarita, perform on patients using Restylane, Voluma, Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Glytone Eye Peel.    You’ll also see the before and after results. Find out what they can do for you.  Please visit www.chelseaeye-cosmetic.com to find out more about the practice and schedule your appointment today online–or call Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates at 212 737-3717.

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When it comes to the complex areas around the eyes, a cosmetic surgeon’s background and experience make all the difference.  As both an oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in the area around the eyes  and a surgeon who understands the nuances of ethnicity, gender, age and skin tone, Dr. Eviatar achieves excellent and natural looking results for his patients.    He also trains other doctors on these same treatments.  Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates sees a lot of Asian patients who want to look more youthful and see aesthetic improvements with minimal or no downtime and the option of no surgery.  Watch the video to see Dr. Eviatar implement minimally invasive techniques using ThermiSmoth, fillers and BOTOX.
Please visit www.chelseaeye-cosmetic.com for more information about these and other treatments and schedule your appointment online–or call Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates at 212 727-3717.

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Growing Your Biceps, Triceps, & Buttocks

Traditionally, there have been no good body fillers. Butt implants, calf implants, and bicep implants look unnatural and require major surgery. They almost always have to be removed, get encapsulated or infected, are very expensive, and tend to look overly dramatic (much like with facial implants). Growing Biceps

That’s why I found it necessary to pioneer this “off-label” usage of Sculptra, which is different because is based on the material used for medical sutures that trigger a healing response when they dissolve. During the initial FDA Clinical trials 15 years ago, doctors found that this material could be used to create volume in the face by stimulating collagen to treat Facial Wasting in AIDS patients.  Unlike silicone (which lasts permanently), the actual Sculptra product is absorbed by the body. In addition, because it’s your own collagen that is grown, it’s totally natural, and diminishes slowly over time. Treatment is considered to be “semi-permanent”. To maintain the results, usually a yearly treatment is required because it doesn’t stop the aging process. Maintenance can be accomplished with Sculptra or with other products; Sculptra doesn’t preclude the use of any other fillers or devices if you desire a greater change or require other treatments moving forward.

As our techniques have been refined, Sculptra has proven very useful. It can be used to lift, shape, and volumize the face, to improve skin tone and texture, to smooth fine wrinkles, to create a tightening effect, and even to address bone loss from the aging process. That’s what makes it such a top product. All of these things can be achieved with other products, but usually only in combination: a laser to tighten, a filler to give volume, and surgery to lift. Here, in one product and with the right technique, we’re often able to accomplish things that may otherwise require several different procedures to accomplish.

When we started using Sculptra in the face, one limiting factor to using it elsewhere was the high cost of product. I had always thought that in the buttocks you would need a lot of product to get it to work. What we learned in the face, though, was that the location of injection really can maximize the results. With the buttocks, we don’t really need to inject the entire area because the aging process creates a drooping effect, rather than a smaller booty. We can do what we do in the face, which is to inject the upper part to lift and shape the buttocks. This makes it affordable for the patient. So, in the face where you might standardly use two vials for a treatment, in the buttocks we use three or four vials – but because the buttocks treatment technique is faster and less complicated, the cost can be the same for the patient. Less product is usually needed for arms, biceps, calves, and other areas.

The important thing to keep in mind is that this treatment isn’t designed for emaciated or overweight people. It’s for the in-betweeners that have good body shape already but want a little help. You need the underlying muscle to augment in order to get a nice aesthetic result. It’s difficult to take a flabby arm and create a bicep. This treatment is for people who have some definition, but have thin arms or legs and want bigger muscles. It’s also for people who are getting older, whose pants are starting to sag, and who want a little bit of a lift and that appearance of a “shelf.” If you really want a big butt and you have no butt, you need a butt implant or you need fat transfer. If you are overweight, you need liposuction or abdominoplasty. It’s for everyday people who want to cheat the gym a bit yet want that sexy body without all the effort.

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Plastic surgery has changed immensely over the last two decades from new surgical techniques to non-surgical options that reduce the need for surgery.  Once thought of as the surgery for socialites (mainly women), today, men are increasingly undergoing cosmetic procedures to enhance appearance, combat the effects of aging and improve chances for employment in competitive job markets.  As 50 becomes the new 40 (and 40 becomes the new 30), men are living longer, exercising more,  eating healthier and starting early with minimally invasive procedures.  Instead of the extreme facelifts of the 80s, men are opting for a more natural, youthful appearance.  Now, the idea is to avoid surgery.  Over the last ten years, cosmetic treatments have become increasingly more affordable with the popularity of procedures that do not require anesthesia or lengthy hospital stays.  Downtime and time off from work has also decreased considerably.

Joker-Jack-NicholsonWhen it comes to facial treatments, non-surgical options have really come into their own in the last decade. Botox and Dysport are now indispensable tools in a cosmetic surgeon’s arsenal when it comes to rejuvenating the upper faces without lifting a scalpel. Dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra work anti-aging wonders, lifting the face, filling in fine lines and wrinkles and giving the face volume while still preserving a natural look.

Devices represent another area of aesthetic medicine that has advanced by leaps and bounds. While CO2 lasers were the gold standard, fractionated lasers, IPL (intense pulse light therapy), ultrasound, and Radiofrequency technologies have now developed to the point where many are effective at skin tightening and lifting with less downtime than aggressive surface (laser) treatments.

Now and going forward, more advanced surgeons will use their training in anatomy, their understanding of the aging process and facial beauty, and their technical skills to perform less surgery and more minimally-invasive procedures and combination treatments. We are becoming “wellness doctors” who partner with our patients so that they look good at every age.

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More and more people are starting earlier to have treatments. Part of it has to do with the entire society being more youth-driven. A recent article in The New York Times and Worth Magazine cited a big spike in men’s cosmetic procedures in Silicon Valley and in places with several high-tech businesses. This is particularly true of men in their 30s and 40s (and sometimes even 20s), who are have procedures in order to look young and be more competitive in the workforce. The New Businessmen

There is a definite feeling that young people in the tech industry are sharper, brighter, more creative, and think outside the box. People who are older find it professionally necessary to hide their ages as a way to keep people thinking that they are young and fresh. This is one of the most interesting trends in the last couple of years, and certainly we’ve seen it in our practice especially in tech, but also in the stock market and other areas of business.

There’s also much more of a trend for all people to start early. We know that Botox relaxes and retrains muscle, preventing wrinkles. More and more people are interested not only in preventative health care in terms of medical issues, but also in preventing the signs of aging. Many people are starting earlier, when for example their eyes are just starting to look tired. Much of the time, they don’t want or need to look younger. A little filler under their eyes can help them to look fresh, healthy, and on their game.

Cosmetic Procedures have long been par for the course with socialites, women, and even gay men in theatre, media, and fashion, but straight men are quickly catching up. Many of the patients I see are less concerned about beauty, but more concerned about competitiveness and vitality. It’s not uncommon for someone to tell me that they never thought they would be doing something cosmetic or vain, but that they are starting to see these treatments as more similar to going to the gym. They are maintaining their bodies, their health, and their appearance. Starting early and taking preventative measures means that they’ll never need to do anything drastic to themselves like surgery.

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Thanks for visiting. I know there are a lot of questions out there about ThermiRF,  the latest micro-invasive technology that uses Radio Frequency energy to treat skin laxity, tighten soft tissue, and melt fat in all areas of the body. It can also be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and even hyperhidrosis! The results are especially dramatic in the neck and jawline. Please check out our recent video that explains this cutting-edge procedure, now being offered at Chelsea Cosmetic!

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ThermiTight is the first aesthetic procedure, which delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. ThermiTight is FDA approved and is ideal for patients who want more results than non-invasive procedures can deliver and DO NOT want surgery. It’s great for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy and thighs. Patients should expect to come in for a treatment on Thursday and return to work on Monday. Results can be seen in as little as 1 month and should continue to improve for 6-8 months. Great for non-invasive neck and jawline lift!

ThermiSmooth is an FDA approved, non-invasive procedure for improving the appearance of aging skin through tightening and increasing collagen production over a period of time. It uses a unique hand piece to deliver targeted heating to the surface of the skin. There is little to no downtime. Patients can expect to see results in as little as 1 month and should continue to improve for 6-8 months. Most patients require 3-6 treatments to achieve significant reduction of lines and skin tightening. ThermiSmooth is most effective for treating the area around the eyes, crow’s feet, and crepey skin under the eyes. We also use it to tighten skin in the upper eyelid for patients who don’t need or want surgery. It also works well for fine lines around the mouth. Great for non-invasive upper-eyelid skin tightening!

ThermiRase is the newest FDA approved advancement in tissue tightening through nerve ablation. This device targets areas with precision and with safety with less adverse effects or complications than Botox or Dysport. Only local anesthesia is required for most people. This technique is used to treat glabellar frown lines and have lasting results of 18-24 months. Patients should expect to see immediate results. This is for patients who want some of the results of Botox without the toxin.

ThermiDry uses the same technology as ThermiRase to address hyperhidrosis. This procedure is perfect for those suffering from embarrassing excessive armpit sweating and want a toxin-free, minimally-invasive alternative to Botox or Dysport. Results are immediate and can last anywhere from 18-24 months. Patients have been thrilled with this treatment.

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