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22 Jun 2015

Coolsculpting versus Liposuction [Infographic]



Top, board-certified surgeon of NYC, Dr. Douglas Steinbrech explains the difference between Coolsculpting and Liposuction for women who are considering a Mommy Makeover in NYC.

What is the main difference between Coolsculpting and Liposuction?

  • Coolsculpting is a non-invasive technique.
  • Liposuction is a surgical procedure.
  • Coolsculpting freezes fat so your body can melt away stored fat cells naturally.
  • Liposcution vacuums away the fat cells.

The Benefits of Coolsculpting & Liposuction…


  • No discomfort
  • No anesthesia
  • No needles
  • No downtime


  • Dramatic, optimal results improve the contours of your body’s shape

Potential Risks of Coolsculpting and Liposuction


  • May require more than one treatment to achieved desired results


  • Mildly invasive and possible health/recovery risks

Coolsculpting and Liposuction Results

Coolsculpting can permanently eliminate up to 25% of and individual’s fat cells in 6-8 weeks after treatment.

Liposuction will last as long as you continue a healthy lifestyle after procedure.

The Body Contouring Bottom Line

45% of women are likely to try something in addition to diet and exercise to help them lose weight or perfectly sculpt their physique.

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is available for consultation and support to assist the mothers and other ladies of Manhattan with all the available techniques and options to reach their aesthetic goals.

Regain confidence and reclaim your post-pregnancy body with the right surgeon’s help today! 

29 Jan 2015

Mommy Makeover Infographic

Mommy Makeover Infographic

Mommy Makeover Infographic – * National Average Prices

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech has recently released an infographic on mommy makeover. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, under the American Board of Medical Specialties. Mommy Makeover was built on the philosophy to perform minimally invasive techniques on all patients in both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Dr. Steinbrech received top-notch training over an eight-year period at New York University in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Due to his extensive training and work in the field, the Consumers’ Research Council has dubbed him as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Steinbrech breaks down the full Mommy Makeover Package, the benefits, recovery and the individual cost of each procedure in this recently release infographic.

Mommy Makeovers may include:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Feminine Rejuvenation


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat from deposits located between the skin and muscle. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech specializes in female liposuction for a mommy makeover. Moms who get a mommy makeover take advantage of liposuction to remove fat from their areas of the body including the waist, hips, thighs and back. Liposuction makes it easy to sculpt a wide range of areas to help your restore your pre-pregnancy figure back.

Breast Augmentation:

Breast augmentation is a procedure that can help restore and/or improve the shape, size and beauty of breasts, helping women feel more confident about their looks and achieve a better quality of life. It is the most commonly requested procedure among women and the most uniquely customized through pre-operative consultations. Through the various concerns revolving around implant material, size, shape, etc, Dr. Steinbrech will provide all of the options, treatments, and techniques to make sure you are electing the right procedure to meet your needs, expectations, and lifestyle.

Patients undergo breast augmentation for many different medical and aesthetic reasons, including balancing breast size, compensating for reduced breast mass after pregnancy or surgery, and correcting a congenital breast defect.They can be beneficial to anyone whose breasts have lost their shape and firmness because of weight loss, breast feeding, age or any other factors. Moms from all over are considering breast augmentation, breast lift and other breast enhancement procedures as part of a mommy makeover.

Tummy Tuck:

A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is the surgical procedure for removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen. Dr. Steinbrech offers tummy tuck procedures exclusively or as designed in a Mommy Makeover Package. A tummy tuck after pregnancy helps women regain their post-maternity stomachs to permanently restore firmness, tightness and remove any loose skin caused by weakened or separated muscles.

Diet and exercise alone are not necessarily always a cure all for our weight control and weight loss goals. Many individuals strive to achieve their target objectives through the standard and obvious methods and they often plateau. Some of our patient’s have expressed to us their frustration and that they’ have tried everything but their abdominal region is still not as in shape as they desire. The results are not reflecting the effort. New mothers may also find it difficult to fix physical changes as a result of their pregnancy. For those with stubborn belly fat or excess skin a tummy tuck is the procedure to opt for and explore. Abdominoplastysurgery aims to contour the middle and or lower abdominal region.

Feminine Rejuventation:

While many women are too shy to discuss loose vaginal tissues, unsatisfactory or painful intercourse, or an enlarged labia, these are not uncommon concerns for women post pregnancy.

The most common treatments for female rejuvenation includes Vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation and tightening) and Labiaplasty (labia reduction and beautification). While vaginoplasties are most often on women after childbirth, labiaplasties are requested by women of all ages, from the young woman with large labia who is concerned about her appearance in a bathing suit, to the patient who has lost a lot of weight and now finds herself with a lot of extra tissue that just won’t go away.

Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty can be performed at the same time or in combination with other common Plastic and Cosmetic procedures such as Breast Enhancement or Reduction, Abdominoplasty, or Liposuction.

Each procedure provides a solution to reclaim your body back!

7 Nov 2014

Gummy Bear Breast Implants [Infographic]

gummy-bear-breast-implants-infographic-thumbnailDr. Douglas Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S., has recently released an infographic breaking down the facts about Gummy Bear Breast Implants. He offers this visual as a guide for the new wave of breast augmentation and the effective technique.

Women have to consider a number of factors when considering breast augmentation. It helps to ask questions. What are the risks? How natural will they look and feel? What will they cost? One available option that answers these questions and alleviates these concerns are Gummy Bears. That’s right, Gummy Bear breast implants.

Gummy Bear breast implants are the latest generation of silicone breast implants, also known as cohesive, form-stable or highly-cohesive implants, and use advanced gel material and implant technology to produce a more natural result that maintain their shape better with no risk of leakage. Many other breast implants of the past have been characterized by their unnatural appearance, stiff feel and high risk of leakage among other possible complications. Gummy bear breast implants are reasonably affordable, safer and aesthetically more attractive option for women seeking breast augmentation with the best results. Frankly, it makes sense to wonder if such un-natural results warrant the risks involved.

First introduced in Europe in 1995 and in Canada five years later, Gummy bear implants received FDA approval in the United States in 2013 and have a number of advantages over saline and earlier silicone options.

FDA approved manufacturers:

  • Mentor
  • Sientra
  • Allergan


  • Much Softer and Natural Feeling
  • Less Scar Tissue Following the Procedure
  • Less Folding and Rippling
  • Maintain Shape Longer (Up to 15-20 years)
  • Safer; Lower Risk of Complications
  • No Risk of Leakage if Cut, Torn, or Broken
  • Quick Recovery Time


Some patients have found them to be too firm, but most do not, especially in comparison to other types of implants. They also require a slightly larger incision than saline implants, but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages as shown on the Infographic.


Patients can return to normal activities within a week.

Of course, no surgical procedure is 100% risk-free, though the risk level is significantly lower with Gummy Bears than other available options and techniques. It is important to consult your doctor before considering breast implants or any other cosmetic surgery. Ideal candidates should be in optimal health.

Gummy Bear implants are recommended only to women 22 years of age or older and the procedure costs an average of $6,500.00. Patients generally resume regular activity within a week of the procedure.


29 Sep 2014

Tummy Tuck Guide


Dr. Douglas Steinbrech and his team at have put together an informative guide on tummy tuck surgery for female patients who are looking to get this procedure. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and fat to make the abdomen more firm and lean in appearance. This procedure provides women with a boost in their self esteem and more confidence in the way they carry themselves along with a positive body image. Women who are interested in getting this procedure done may not know where to begin and may have many questions. There are many details and information that will guide you on your path to achieving the looks you desire.

Click here to view the Tummy Tuck Guide for NYC Patients.


12 Aug 2014

5 Reasons CoolSculpting Is for You

Giving birth, without a doubt, is the greatest moment in your life. The first time your newborn looks into your eyes, you know that nothing else in the world matters. As long as your little boy or girl is healthy, safe, and loved you will always be happy.

All things aside, it’s still important to you to have the body you once did. You can’t stop thinking it’s selfish of you. It’s not. You’ve spent countless hours exercising and dieting and you just can’t seem to lose the excess weight. Don’t give up just yet. I’m not talking about surgery, but a non-invasive solution for your weight troubles. Read on to find out how CoolSculpting can benefit you:

  • Surgery isn’t for you. No problem! CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that uses a state-of-the-art cooling technology to freeze fat cells in the targeted area. Once cooled, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from the body. You don’t have to worry about any cuts, needles, or scars.
  • Time is important to you. In the time you could go to the gym, workout for an hour, and come back, you could lose weight with CoolSculpting. We’re not advocating avoiding exercising, were just giving you a sense of what you can expect. Lunchtime appointment? No problem!
  • You prefer to do things in a natural way. Lucky for you, CoolSculpting does not use any sonic waves that essentially destroy other tissue in the process of eliminating fat. It cools the fat cells and eliminates them naturally.
  • The only thing you want to eliminate is your excess weight. Certain procedures can affect healthy skin cells in the process of removing fat cells. Wanting to rid your body of excess fat should not result in you compromising your health. CoolSculpting targets the fat cells only, keeping the remainder of your skin cells healthy.
  • You eat healthy and want your body to look healthy. Despite your dedication to diet and exercise, you just can’t lose the stubborn weight. If you work hard to look great, you deserve to look great. Let CoolSculpting help you get the results you desire.

The non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure removes fat from your body naturally, easily, and relatively painlessly. It uses your body’s natural cell removal process to eliminate fat cells in targeted areas without any negative effects on surrounding cells and tissues. Cells in your body are naturally eliminated when exposed to extremely cold temperatures. CoolSculpting takes advantage of this by specifically targeting areas of fat cells and exposing them to extreme cold. The procedure eliminates the cells easily and painlessly, typically in just one hour.

For more information, visit our page on CoolSculpting!

28 Jul 2014

Getting A Tummy Tuck After Pregnancy

tummy-tuck-after-pregnancy-NYCMothers around the New York City area have experienced post-baby physical issues. Some may find that is highly difficult to acquire their pre-baby body, especially in the tummy area. Some mothers are lucky and bounce back to tip top shape and flat tummy’s while other new mothers have tried exercising, dieting and still don’t have the desired results.

Even mothers who were athletic before their pregnancy who were in perfect, lean physical shape can experience difficulties in regaining their athletic appearance. One of the most common post-pregnancy issues is called diastasis recti. This is when someone experiences separated abdominal muscles after pregnancy. It does not cause pain, but it does result in the tummy bowing outwards, frequently resembling the look of being a few months pregnant, even though you have already given birth.

A tummy tuck is a common procedure that many NYC patients inquire about. Experiencing a tummy tuck involves a high level of discomfort and a recuperation period. It is wise to arrange 24 hour child care previous to your tummy tuck. There is a variety of tummy tuck procedures but the traditional and most common tummy tuck procedure includes a horizontal cut between the pubic bone and the navel. The incision can be just a few inches or can be the length of the abdomen. It depends on the situation and what is best suited for each individual patient. The skin is then pulled back, excess fat is removed, the abdominal muscles are repaired if necessary, the skin flap is stretched and pulled tightly, a new hole for the belly button is created and any excess skin is then cut away.

Since there is a high level of discomfort after the procedure, doctors prescribe pain medication to help ease the pain. It takes 10 to 14 days before you can do regular activities. You will not be able to drive due to being on pain meds for the first week or so. Also during the first week after surgery a tube is placed to drain excess fluid and blood. Swelling from the tummy tuck lessens in about a month, but it can take up to six months to completely dissolve.

Since you are a mother and most likely have a busy schedule, it is highly recommended to ask family and friends for help and support until you fully heal from the tummy tuck procedure. Expect to be in bed resting and not able to drive for up to two weeks. This means you will need to do preparations for your children and family, plus request time off of work. You will also need someone to help care for you, cook your meals and assist with removing the drain bag that has accumulated the excess fluid and blood during your recovery.

While there is pain involved with the tummy tuck procedure, a two week recovery time and a good six months until you see the true final result, NYC patients are frequently happy with the final results and feel more confident that they did with their pre-pregnancy body.

30 Jun 2014

3 Reasons You Should Get a Mommy Makeover


Pregnancy is a very special and memorable experience in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, it can be hard on your body, causing you to not feel or look like your old self after your baby is born. Even with diet and exercise, it can be difficult to return to your pre-pregnancy shape. You may experience breast sag, or excess skin near your abdomen. The Mommy Makeover procedure is a combination of surgeries that can help you to restore your body post-pregnancy. Most women who undergo the Mommy Makeover experience the following:

  • Confidence boost. Pregnancy can do a number to your pre-pregnancy body. Post-pregnancy you have sagging breasts, excess skin from where the abdomen was stretched, gained weight, etc. Even with diet and exercise, you may struggle to lose the excess weight. Women who undergo the Mommy Makeover are very happy with the results, and therefore gain their confidence back. It can be emotionally hard on women to go from looking fit to throwing a fit because you lost your pre-pregnancy body.
  • Fit into pre-pregnancy clothes. You used to be size A and now you’re size B. Insert an array of numbers. It happens to nearly every woman who undergoes pregnancy. Some women are able to lose the weight post-pregnancy, and others struggle. Every woman’s body is different. If you’re one of the women who just can’t lose the weight, no matter how much you diet or exercise, Mommy Makeover can help you to fit into your pre-pregnancy clothes.
  • Improved intimacy. When your confidence is down, you’re intimacy can be too. You may feel as though you don’t want your man to even look at you naked (even though he will love you no matter what). With a Mommy Makeover, many women experience a boost in confidence, and therefore improved intimacy.

You don’t have to wish you had your pre-pregnancy body back. With a Mommy Makeover you can slim down, improve your confidence, and your intimacy. Also, you can enjoy your time with your family, without worrying another second about how you look.

For more information, visit our page on Mommy Makeovers.

17 Apr 2014

Breast Lift After Baby

Throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, a woman’s body is not her own. She shares it with her baby—and for good reason! Mothers in NYC are miraculously able to nourish their babies for nine months and may continue to do so as they breastfeed their growing babies.

But once you’re done with pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may be surprised that your body refuses to return to normal. Unfortunately, the majority of mothers are frustrated and disappointed with their post-baby breasts. Your once over-filled breasts might be sagging, uneven, or lacking fullness.

Dr. Steinbrech created a special grouping of cosmetic surgery procedures called the “Mommy Makeover” in order to renew mothers’ confidence and restore their youthful appearance. Post-baby breast lifts are a popular option as part of the Mommy Makeover for women in NYC. Would a post-baby breast lift help you feel more like yourself again?

For most women, the answer is a resounding “yes!” After a breast lift, your breasts will once again have a high, firm appearance. A breast lift is also able to correct downward-pointing nipples and oversized areolas. The results will be stunning for you and your partner!

Breast lift surgery is pretty straightforward. It’s an outpatient procedure that lasts between 1.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on your individual circumstances. You will recovery in the post-op room for awhile before going home. The bandages come off after just a few days and you will be able to return to work within one or two weeks. Your breasts will settle into place as you recover and the permanent results will be visible after a few short months.

Pregnancy is a wonderful thing, but once you’re doing having children, you should do something special for yourself. If you’d like to restore your youthful breasts, call Dr. Steinbrech for a consultation today at (212) 750-7100!

26 Feb 2014

Your First Consultation: What to Ask Your NY Plastic Surgeon

Finally taking the step from online searches to your first consultation? It is common that the excitement and/or nervousness we feel during the first consultation makes us forget what we should be asking when we finally sit down with a doctor. Mommy Makeover New York wants to provide you with the questions you should be asking during your first consultation. NYC’s Dr. Douglas Steinbrech provides his patients with answers to the following questions during his consultations:

  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

After most likely doing some research at home, you have probably targeted the procedures you think will best treat your problem areas. However, the doctor will provide you with his expertise as to if the procedure(s) you seek are best for you. The doctor will also make sure you are in good health and ask you other health related questions to make sure you are a good candidate.

  • What will be expected of me to get the best results?

To get the best results possible from your procedure, often times a surgeon will provide you with what you can do. Maybe brisk exercise post-recovery time, massaging the breasts after a breast augmentation and/or a change in diet after a tummy-tuck may be recommended by the doctor.

  • How will you perform my procedure?

Cosmetic surgery procedures are not all performed alike. A surgeon may use different techniques depending on the patient’s needs and/or unique body type, to use the least invasive route, or because they have developed an expertise with a certain technique. Asking how your procedure will be performed is an important question.

  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?

You may have a specific technique in mind when going into your consultation, for example, you may want your incision for breast augmentation to be under the armpit. However, a benefit of seeking an experienced plastic surgeon is also receiving knowledge recommendations.

  • How long will my recovery period be, and what can I expect?

Making sure you clearly understand the recovery process is something you should ask during your consultation. Arranging a few days off of work, knowing when you can resume regular activities and other such questions are helpful to ask.

  • What kind of help will I need, if any, during my recovery?

A surgeon may recommend having the care and supervision of a friend or family member when leaving the surgery center. This information will help you plan ahead for your surgery date.

  • What results are reasonable for me?

When researching cosmetic surgeries, thousands of before and after photos are sure to be found, but it’s important to remember everyone is different. Looking specifically at the before and after photos of the plastic surgeon you are consulting with can give you a greater idea of their specific work, also bringing along photos of your desired results can offer more insight.


19 Feb 2014

5 Benefits of Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation continues to be the leading procedure for women in the U.S. Why does this procedure remain the most popular? Making the decision to feel happy with your breasts provides women with numerous benefits, including a new found confidence. Seeking an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Douglas Steinbrech in NYC, can give you the natural results you’re looking for-among other wonderful benefits.

  1. Improved appearance of breasts. Appearance is more than just size. Breast augmentation can improve unevenness, fullness, poor cleavage, lack of projection and lack of proportion.
  2. Enhances your figure. A breast augmentation can complement your curves and enhance the contour of your body.
  3. Increased feeling of youth. As women age, it is common for the breasts to droop because of high density tissue. Breast augmentation or breast lift can raise the breasts back to their youthful state.
  4. Improved self-esteem. A breast augmentation can increase your confidence in your appearance. As a result of this, many women feel increased satisfaction in their sex lives.
  5. Increased clothing options. When shopping for clothes, you may feel that your body is disproportionate or unbalanced. Women who have breast augmentation experience more enjoyment in shopping for clothes, and feel that clothes fit better.

Please visit our breast augmentation gallery to view before and after pictures.

To learn more about the breast augmentation procedure for mommy makeover in NY, please request your complimentary consultation . Dr. Steinbrech looks forward to helping you improve your appearance and restoring your pre-pregnancy breasts back.