10 (Mostly Inexcusable) Excuses for Delaying a Skin Check

Early detection plus prompt treatment equals the best outcome in any skin cancer. Often, time is of the essence. So it is never a good idea to postpone a skin exam with your dermatologist, especially if you have noticed anything new, changing or unusual on your skin. And if your instinct tells you that it is not […]

When You Just Know

Written by Deborah Sarnoff, MD for Sun & Skin News When I was 16, I had a persistent rash on my chest. My pediatrician didn’t know what it was, so he referred me to a dermatologist at NYU. Alvin Friedman-Kien, MD, walked through the doorway into the exam room, looked at me and immediately said, […]

What is the Ipanema Tummy Tuck?

By Dr. Robert H. Gotkin, MD, FACS The Ipanema Tummy Tuck®, also known as a laser-assisted lipoabdominoplasty, removes loose skin and excess fat and, in most cases, tightens weakened, lax or stretched-out abdominal muscles creating or restoring a smoother, firmer and flatter abdomen. It is my unique method of performing body contouring of the trunk […]

How to Get into Shape this Summer with Diet & CoolSculpting

You can feel it outside. You can see it at the mall. You can see it in the store windows on Madison Avenue, 5th Avenue, 57th Street and in Soho. The displays are changing in all the stores; in fact, you cannot walk in any of these places without it staring you down from every […]

7 Dangers of Plastic Surgery Tourism

By Dr. Robert H. Gotkin, MD, FACS Cosmetic Surgery is Real Surgery. Do it Right the First Time We’ve seen a rise in the number of people traveling abroad to have plastic surgery. The cheaper costs may be tempting, but consider the risks. Recently, a woman from Atlanta lost her life after traveling to Colombia […]

Should I have Coolsculpting® or Liposuction?

Robert H. Gotkin, MD, FACS Sometimes, no matter how carefully you diet or how vigorously you exercise, there remains some annoying fat that just won’t go away. If you have any of that stubborn fat on your body that refuses to disappear – what I like to call, “FRED” (Fat Resistant to Exercise and Diet) […]

5 Reasons to Get Botox at a Younger Age

“Am I too young to get Botox?” This is a common question I’m often asked by people in their 20’s and 30’s. Sometimes a mother will plead with me in front of her daughter: “Please, Doctor Sarnoff. Tell her she’s too young for Botox!” While it may surprise many people to hear this, I’m actually […]

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin without Surgery

Dr. Deborah Sarnoff A cruel reality of the aging process is that the fat on our bodies redistributes over time.  As if to mock us, Mother Nature and Father Time conspire to make sure we end up losing fat in places where we want it and gain it places where we don’t want it. As […]

Spotting Melanoma Early – When to Get that Mole Checked Out by a Dermatologist

By Dr. Deborah Sarnoff May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month so now is as good a time as ever to give our skin a self check-up and learn how to recognize the potential signs of melanoma. If spotted early, melanoma is almost always curable. But if spotted late, melanoma could be lethal. Melanoma is the […]

4 Steps to Remove Wrinkles and Lines around the Mouth

Of all the negative effects of the aging process, the development of wrinkles and lines around the mouth – often referred to as “barcode lines” is among the most irritating. Lines around the mouth perhaps reveal the most about a person’s age. In our youth, our lips are tight, smooth, and plump with collagen, but […]

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