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Research has shown that what we wear affects our self-esteem. Wearing a Superman T-shirt, not only makes children feel more confident but also that they are physically stronger. Women perform better on Math tests wearing a sweater instead of a bathing suit. Sporting high heels make women feel more confident and assertive. Wearing a white coat improves a person’s mental agility. Every month in the fashion magazines there are articles teaching readers tricks for dressing better in order to camouflage those areas that you are most self-conscious about. But what if instead of camouflaging those areas, we tweaked them?  The idea of ideal body proportions is a concept which dates back to the Ancient Greeks. An anatomist himself, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing of Vitruvian Man delineates his belief that the ideal man can be symmetrically inscribed within both a circle and a square, demonstrating that ideal human proportions are similar to the geometric proportions that govern the universe.

But our idea of an ideal has changed from era to era. The new generation of plastic surgery in New York City believes that there is no ideal.  As a plastic surgeon, my goal is to tailor your body to your frame, respecting your individual aesthetic preferences. Plastic surgery is meant to boost confidence, help you feel better in your clothes, and decrease any social anxieties that you may have about your body.  Many women and men come into the office asking for their bodies to be restored to how they used to look, to take care of

The idea of ideal body proportions is a concept which dates back to the Ancient Greeks. An anatomist himself, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing of Vitruvian Man delineates his belief that the ideal man can be symmetrically inscribed within both a circle and a square, demonstrating that ideal human proportions are similar to the geometric proportions that govern the universe. But our idea of an ideal has changed from era to era. The new generation of plastic surgery in New York City believes that there is no ideal.  As a plastic surgeon, my goal is to tailor your body to your frame, respecting your individual aesthetic preferences.

Plastic surgery is meant to boost confidence, help you feel better in your clothes, and decrease any social anxieties that you may have about your body.  Many women and men come into the office asking for their bodies to be restored to how they used to look, to take care of stubborn areas of fat or excess skin, or to tailor their skin after a major change in their lives like weight loss or pregnancy.

In many ways, plastic surgery is similar to fine tailoring-fit matters!  Whether you are looking to transform your body after children with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), treat stubborn areas of fat with liposuction, tailor your skin after massive weight loss through a thigh lift or body lift, contour your chest by reducing male breasts (gynecomastia), or remove sagging skin under your arms (brachioplasty), most patients find that they feel more confident with a little surgical help.

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