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6 Aug 2015

Enhancing The Millennial Mom & Breastfeeding

Millennials have always been about chasing their dreams. They create startups, travel the world and Instagram it all in the process. Now, they’re starting families, and just like their other ventures, they’re crushing the game- ENTER MILLENNIAL MOMS.

Millennial moms are a new breed of women, who obviously do it all, but look just as fabulous as they are fearless when conquering the world.

However, new moms of the millennial need to understand the ups and downs literally of the breast-feeding game (and the potential havoc it can have on your body).

As seen on Elite Daily: 

Here are some things to expect should you choose to breastfeed:

1. It shouldn’t hurt.

Many women complain that breastfeeding hurts. If so, they’re doing it wrong.

If you’re able to take a class, you should. You will learn which position works best and how to work in sync with your kid.

Also, get some lanolin. It really helps with chaffed and cracked nipples. (Yeah, that happens.)

2. Your boobs will look like something on National Geographic.

Yes, really. Something happens to your boobs. They get darker; the nipples get bigger, and you literally can’t even with your DDDs.

Some women love having the engorged va-va-voom to plump up their shirts. Other women with bigger breasts cheer with relief when they pump or breastfeed; they can actually see over their chests.

3. Breastfeeding is good for recovery.

In the days after delivery, you’ll find that pumping and/or breastfeeding does some crazy things to your bod. When you release milk, you will feel your uterus contract.

This may lead to some nasty sh*t in your granny panties, but whatever. The more your uterus contracts, the faster you’ll recover.

You’ll also feel a little less bloated and gassy. Hey, no one said child birth was sexy.

4. You get MILF-y fast.

The average mom will make about 24 to 28 ounces of breast milk a day. It takes about 500 calories to make that much milk.

Isn’t that so much easier than going to the gym? But, make sure you’re eating extra calories to make up for it, and don’t forget to stay hydrated.

5. Your body will be MILF-y, but your boobs might sag.

While breastfeeding and pumping is awesome for your body and baby, it might take a toll on your bra. Often, moms are left with sad, saggy boobs.

It’s okay. You grew and birthed a human.

6. It gives you girl power.

There’s something super powerful about breastfeeding. Whether it’s at home or strolling through Target, you get all Superwoman on everyone.

While anyone can give a baby a bottle, you are creating the momma juice.

7. It’s great for bonding.

During feeding time, it feels so intimate being with your baby. It’s a great excuse to tell visitors to leave, and it’s a great time to take a cat nap.

When your baby is feeding and locking eyes with you, something magical happens. Babies can sense if we are stressed, so take this time to get into a good mental space.

Try to relax, and let the good vibes in.

8. Your boobs might leak in public.

Okay, this one is seriously weird. When you’re out and about running errands, the sound of a baby crying might send your tits into Niagara Falls mode. It’s just bizarre.

It happened to me during the one hour I took for myself a few weeks postpartum.

Checking out at a store and realizing your shirt is wet is up there as one of the most embarrassing moments ever. Damn, kid.

9. Poops are less stinky.

Hooray for less stinky poops! I’ve heard from multiple people that breastfed babies have less stinky diapers. Formula-fed babies seem to have a little odor.

While neither will clear the room yet, it’s a nice little plus. Once you introduce foods, forget it; you’re screwed.

10. It has health benefits.

I’m not doctor, so I can’t speak to any of the medial benefits of breastfeeding. But, here are some benefits according to professionals.

Remember, not all moms are able to breastfeed, and that’s okay, too. If that happens to be you, don’t get discouraged; it’s not your fault.

To those of you joining the pump club, welcome. It’s weird, wacky and wonderful.


Many new millennial moms choose to undergo a breast augmentation procedure of some kind…

Whether the treatment is implants, a lift or a reduction, Dr. Steinbrech is the ultimate expert in restoring your pre-mommy body  getting you feeling your best and most beautiful.

For more information about Mommy Makeovers and the other cosmetic Procedures for women in NYC, please visit Dr. Steinbrech’s office to set up your consultation today.

23 Jul 2015

Mommy Arms in NYC

You would think picking up your children would solve this problem, right mommies?

There are some areas of excess skin and fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise.  This can be extremely frustrating when working hard to achieve specific fitness and beauty goals that over time begin to seem unattainable.

We have experienced patients that have achieved their extreme weight loss goals, yet still feel unhappy about their bodies due to stubborn, excess skin. Other patients have complained that with age, they have noticed a significant change in their skin’s elasticity, leaving them with unattractive sagging skin.

A very common area on the body in which this occurs is the arm.  In the past 10 years procedures to reshape and lift the arm known as a brachioplasty have been in high demand. Back in the day this was not as popular of a procedure due to the scarring and downtime required, but with new modern methods of fat removal and skin tightening technology combined with scar management treatments, patients are receiving phenomenal results from a brachioplasty with less downtime and minimal scarring.

An arm lift will reduce the excess skin and fat on the upper arm and reshape it to make it look natural and more toned.  Dr. Steinbrech will offer you the insight to the best technique, treatment or procedure that is best for you. Going into a procedure with realistic expectations and an experienced professional will allow you to receive optimal results.

Arm lift procedures are most effective to those who have reached their overall target goal weight but are struggling to lose or tighten additional stubborn excess skin. This is Not for someone who falls under the category of being obese. This procedure is recommended for patients who are in good overall health with no existing medical conditions that could interfere with their procedure and those who do not smoke.

The entire procedure takes about two hours to perform, and patients are able to return home within that same day. General anesthesia or IV sedation is typically required. During a brachioplasty procedure, the incision is usually placed on the inside of the upper arm in between the elbow and the underarm. By placing the incision on the inside of the arm in the bicep muscle, the appearance of a potential scar is minimalized. The incision size will depend on the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed.

Patients are able to return back to work and their everyday activities within a week. A compression garment is to be worn in the following weeks of the procedure to allow proper and complete healing. Patients often experience mild pain or discomfort in the days following the procedure but can be mitigated with prescribed medication. Swelling and bruising might also be present but will heal or go away within a few days.

The results to this procedure are visible immediately and will continue to improve as the swelling subsides and scars mature. This procedure offers remarkable results helping patients to obtain the look they desire and the confidence they were lacking.


16 Jul 2015

Affected by a New Jenneration for Women

As Featured on Elite Daily…

Jenner-ation Y: How Social Image Is Gaining Prevalence In Our Culture

2014 Much Music Video Awards at the MuchMusic HQ - Red Carpet Arrivals Featuring: Kendall Jenner,Kylie Jenner Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada When: 15 Jun 2014 Credit: Ryan Emberley/ **Only available for publication in UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland. No Internet Use**

2014 Much Music Video Awards at the MuchMusic HQ – Red Carpet Arrivals
Credit: Ryan Emberley/

The Millennials are simply reacting based on this overexposure and earning power.

Dr. Philip Miller, widely acclaimed as one of New York City’s premier facial and specialty rhinoplasty surgeons, and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, leading the forefront in male plastic surgery, have experienced a radical boom in business due to this transition in industry.

With flawless faces like Kendall and Kylie’s exemplifying the youth of America, those daunting awkward stages are being further removed as a right of passage in reality.

Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech noticed a 10 percent increase in consultations based on a person’s desire to achieve a “perfect pic” for their social image and to help brand themselves online.

Are unrealistic filters, apps, lighting and angles to blame for this intense distortion of physical image? Or, is this simply the outcome of drastic social influence?

Social influence on this level is still a relatively new approach for branding and getting ahead. Many are still struggling with the authority of these platforms and their extended reach.

However, social media channels are as relevant as any other reliable source for delivering information to the public, and the visual is the stamp of appeal.

For the Kardashian and Jenner women, their empire thrives off this influence.

For The Full Article on Elite Daily Click Here


9 Jul 2015

Lifters Vs Fillers: The Benefits of Voluma For Mommies in NYC

As you age, it’s not just about lines and wrinkles. Your cheeks can lose volume and skin may begin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel to instantly correct your concerns and cater to your desired expectations.

Voluma adds volume, structure and lift using its new and patented VYCROSS technology allowing for better sculpting by the physician injector, and extends the life of the filler. It is very different from your standard fillers- which seemingly fill in wrinkles and lines. Voluma acts more as a face sculpting technique in order to sharpen features and give the overall aesthetic outcome of a facelift.

Most of us don’t think about adding volume and lift in the cheeks and mid-face. However, doing so not only re-contours the face, giving us a more youthful appearance, it also minimizes the lines around the mouth. Voluma becomes the total facial, non-invasive treatment that can fully enhance and youthify your appearance. Voluma is the perfect alternative to an implant or surgical lift.


  • The only FDA – approved filler to correct age related volume loss in the midface. This simply creates a smoother contour with ageless results.
  • VYCROSS technology produces an efficiently and tightly cross-linked hydraulic gel, which increases and contributes to its lift capacity and duration- even optimizing in conjunction with other facial fillers.
  • Uniquely formulated and customized treatments provide natural-looking advancements.

ADD Volume: Three Areas of The Cheek

  1. Apex
  2. Apple
  3. Hollow

Benefits of Juvederm Voluma™ XC:

Juvederm® is very versatile and has many applications including:

  • Smile and frown lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Cheek sculpting
  • Filling deep lines and folds

The results of Voluma last up to 2 years, making it an excellent, longer-term solution to volume loss we all experience, and you should be able to return to your normal activities after 24 hours.

Is Juvéderm® Voluma™ Right For Me?

Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC treatment is for people over 21 years old. Most clients are between 30 and 65 years old and want to reduce the appearance of the following signs of aging:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Creases in the forehead
  • Marionette lines
  • Smile lines

They also want to plump out areas they believe are unattractively thin. Juvéderm® Voluma™ XC hasn’t been tested on pregnant or nursing women, so it’s suggested that they forego the procedure until they’re no longer pregnant or nursing.


  • Non-Invasive
  • No Downtime
  • Multi-Faceted Dermal Filler
  • Restores Skin Volume
  • Removes Wrinkles
  • FDA Approved

What separates Voluma from other fillers like Sculptra is it is purely a “lifter” which happens to reiterate other benefits that may seem comparable. However, they are not. Voluma is the only product of this kind on the market today which attributes to the rise in its popularity. The proof is in the results.

Understanding The Difference Between Filling and Lifting

Collagen is a crucial component in keeping skin looking youthful and smooth. As you age, your body’s collagen production decreases, and you may begin to see wrinkles. Sculptra® Aesthetic works to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds, as it replaces lost collagen. It is ultimately ideal for candidates who are looking to “fill in” their lines- hence injectable filler.

Sculptra® Aesthetic works to replace lost collagen in a series of treatments. It targets the underlying causes of the signs of aging. On average, three injection sessions are needed over a period of a few months. The number of injection sessions and the number of injections per session vary from person to person.

Sculptra® Aesthetic is made of a synthetic material called poly-L-lactic acid, which works to replace lost collagen. Poly-L-lactic acid is safe — absorbed naturally by the body — and has been used for years in dissolvable stitches.

Restoring Volume to Your Face or Pinpoint Wrinkles?

Before any type of dermal filler or lift treatment, a complete and thorough consultation to evaluate a patient’s needs and concerns is performed.

Voluma is available and one of our most sought after results because of its optimal results in enhancing, replenishing, and sculpting facial structure and volume to a natural and aesthetic level of beauty.

To schedule your injectable consultation, contact Dr. Steinbrech today!

2 Jul 2015

Battle of The Summer Bash Bulge in NYC

Fourth of July represents our nation’s independence- but unfortunately, a mommy’s mid-section is never independent from those stubborn love handles! While right in the middle of those sexy beach days and the long awaited crop top season, Fourth of July can definitely make new mommies uncomfortable and insecure about their post baby bods. Let’s face it, while being a mommy is a joy, your body just isn’t quite like it used to be. That flat tummy is just a bit bulgier and those extra pounds seem to have gone to all the wrong places. Along with the extra fat here, comes the dreaded stretch marks and loose skin you can’t really seem to get rid of, no matter how hard you try. With barbeques, sunny afternoons, and those beach firework shows- fun for the whole family, the attention that a mommy’s mid-section brings isn’t always the good kind. No new mom wants to feel insecure when she is trying to enjoy summer family time!

If you’re anything like most new moms, dieting just isn’t your thing. Busy moms simply do not have the time to invest in dieting. They’re long term and really hard to stick to.

-And to be honest, they don’t fix all of those mommy body problems that may lead to a lack of self-confidence. Dieting won’t get rid of the loose skin and exercising certainly won’t erase those pesky stretch marks. Even when putting in the work, women often plateau. Let’s not forget those saggy breasts that have lost their perkiness post-pregnancy! Fortunately, there are so many other options out there that can give a quick fix for those mommy misfortunes! The only real and realistic solution to these problems would be surgery. Don’t worry, it’s not the gory surgery you see when you flip through the TV channels! Procedures to fix post-pregnancy “trouble areas” are performed just beneath the skin. These are some procedures that would give mommy her perfect summer post Fourth of July and post-baby body!

Liposuction is by far the best solution to get rid of unwanted body fat. After pregnancy, the body tends to develop pockets of fat that are incredibly difficult to get rid of naturally. These pockets of fat oftentimes sculpt the waistline into an undesirable shape and leave other body parts like the arms, tummy and thighs looking anything but toned and sexy. Because naturally losing weight will not completely get rid of this extra fat, liposuction is definitely the secret tool for restoring (or even improving!) mommy’s original beautiful beach body.

Let’s talk about the post-pregnancy mommy boobies! After pregnancy, two things can happen to a woman’s breasts; the breasts may droop and sag when shrinking to their original size, or they can stay big, which is oftentimes uncomfortable and undesirable for the mom. Either way, a Breast Augmentation can be performed to correct this issue. For women who wish to have perkier breasts again, they can opt to receive a breast lift, which will restore the perkiness and firmness. Likewise, a breast reduction can be performed to reduce the size of the breasts so that is fits with the rest of the body more seamlessly. Moms can now feel comfortable and confident when wearing that super cute bikini top to the beach or that sexy low-cut maxi dress at the summer barbeque!

The body part that takes the biggest hit during pregnancy is definitely the tummy. After supporting a baby for nine months, mommy’s midsection has been through it all- bulges, ripples, and sagging (the triple threat at any Fourth of July party)! Tummy Tucks can correct that triple threat. While smoothing out the skin, it also tightens up the abdominal muscles that got weakened after pregnancy. So show off that firm tummy and defined waistline, you deserve it!

Getting all of these procedures done individually seems very overwhelming at first glance. Fortunately for the millions of mommies out there looking to get their perfect beach body back, Dr. Steinbrech offers an incredible procedural package he coined “Mommy Makeover”! Dr. Steinbrech created this package as a combination to restore the beauty to the areas affected most by pregnancy while boosting a needed dose of self-confidence. Mommy Makeover procedures include all (or a combination of) liposuction, breast lift, breast reduction, and a tummy tuck. Dr. Steinbrech designed Mommy Makeover to be physically safe and be as minimally invasive as possible with a mission to help women in reclaiming victory over the battle of the bulge.

Mommy Makeovers are a top contender for toned, youthful summer-ready bodies to carry you through all seasons.

This summer, it’s time to love yourself endlessly too. Raise your esteem, say goodbye to insecurity, and restore your body to its former glory days. Strut to that family’s Fourth of July barbeque and let yourself radiate. Go to the beach and let all the eyes be on you. Be happy in your own skin Mommies, with a luxurious and pampered Mommy Makeover.

12 Jun 2015

Breast Implants: The Basics 101 in NYC

The breast augmentation surgeons know that for many women, self-esteem is closely tied to their feelings about the size and shape of their breasts.

If a woman feels her breasts are too small or unshapely, this can have a strong, negative impact on how she feels about herself overall and a breast augmentation may be the best solution. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the shape and size of the bust by means of an implant, gently inserted within the breast. Breast augmentation results in a full, naturally rounded looking breast shape.

Types of Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Should the implant shell leak, a saline implant will collapse and the saline will be absorbed and naturally expelled by the body.

  • Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel, and are FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 18 or older.

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels a bit more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket. A leaking implant filled with silicone gel will not collapse.

  • If you choose silicone implants, you may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are functioning properly. An ultrasound or MRI screening can assess the condition of breast implants.
  • Silicone breast implants are FDA-approved for augmentation in women age 22 or older.

Gummy bear breast implants are shaped rather than round. They have more projection at the bottom and are tapered towards the top. If a shaped implant rotates, it may lead to an unusual appearance of the breast.

  • Placement of gummy bear implants requires a longer incision in the skin.

Round breast implants have a tendency to make breasts appear fuller than form-stable implants. Higher profile options can achieve even more projection.

  • Because round implants are the same shape all over, there is less concern about them rotating out of place.

Smooth breast implants are the softest feeling. These implants can move with the breast implant pocket, which may give more natural movement.

  • Smooth implants may have some palpable or visible rippling.

Textured breast implants develop scar tissue to stick to the implant, making them less likely to move around inside the breast and get repositioned.

  • Texturing offers some advantage in diminishing the risk of a tight scar capsule.

Implant manufacturers occasionally introduce new styles and types of breast implants, so there may be additional options available.

Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, it is important for you to monitor your breast implants and follow-up with your plastic surgeon for appropriate checkups.

The Benefits of Breast Augmentation

If you feel that your breasts lack the size and shape you desire, breast augmentation may be for you. Whether you were born with it, or recently lost a significant amount of weight, small breasts can take a toll on a woman’s self-confidence. Breast augmentation can help you to boost your self-confidence. In fact, there are several benefits for women who have the breast augmentation experience, such as:

  • The ability to wear more clothes. Women who have small breasts are limited to clothing that flatters their small chest. With breast augmentation, you can wear the shirts, dresses, and bikinis you always wished you could pull off!
  • Enhanced curves. A nice figure is all about complementary contours. By getting breast augmentation, you can enhance your other curves as well. This can help to achieve a balanced appearance.
  • Anti-aging effects. With age, breasts tend to droop or sag. Breast augmentation can help to restore your youthfulness by making the breasts perkier.
  • Breast symmetry. It’s common for women to have unsymmetrical breasts. Breast augmentation can help to even out the size and symmetry of the breasts.
  • Improved intimacy. Women who have breast augmentation experience better intimacy. They feel more confident in their bodies, and in turn are more open to intimacy.

Types of Incisions

  • Inframammary Incision
  • Transaxillary Incision
  • Periareolar Incision

Inserting and Placing the Implant

The surgeon continues to perform the breast augmentation procedure by placing the implant either beneath the breast gland or, more commonly, under the pectoralis muscle, and then closes the incision.

Closing the Incisions

Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin. Over time the incision lines will fade.

*We offer both saline and silicone implants for breast augmentation, including the most advanced “form-stable” silicone implants.

What to Expect in Recovery

Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.
Following two to three weeks (depending on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.


Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is an experienced plastic surgeon in NYC that is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He takes pride in offering the “Mommy Makeover” to New York City mothers to help them restore their post-baby body.

Contact Dr. Steinbrech today at (212) 750-7100 to schedule a consultation.


5 Jun 2015

Fillers Are The New Filters Says Elite Daily Women’s Section

It seems Instagram is single-handedly driving traffic right into the offices of cosmetic surgeons (at least according to the experts), who are propelling these non-invasive techniques to the forefront.

People crave the satisfaction they get from the “likes” and “comments,” so when it doesn’t translate to their real lives, they search for alternative solutions.

It seems Instagram is single-handedly driving traffic right into the offices of cosmetic surgeons (at least according to the experts), who are propelling these non-invasive techniques to the forefront.

Even men are jumping on the bandwagon with more and more “Brotox” requests (Botox for men) and liquid rhinoplasty and facelifts.

According to recent reports from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, various procedures among male patients seeking fillers and other enhancing hydraulics have skyrocketed up to 43 percent in a short five year period.

Many surgeons are attributing this rise to the increased usage of social media platforms. This only further proves the issue is a social media fallout, not a gender-specific disorder.

Internet transformations are a part of our daily feeds, and people have the ability to continually take their looks to the next level with these filtered makeovers.

The current trend is blurring the lines between the real and the fake and stirring up immense controversy with this plastic surgery initiative.

However, even the top surgeons aren’t miracle workers. Ask any leading professional or top surgeon in his or her field, like Dr. Douglas Steinbrech.

“It is really about maturity, sensible possibilities and communication,” Steinbrech says. He will turn away individuals who request ridiculous procedures, like those highlighted on TV, and who bring in clearly altered social media photographs. He explains it is a sure sign of a much bigger problem.

There is a level of morality that comes with the territory of being a board certified plastic surgeon.

The experts in the industry are advocates for realism, even in their skilled craft of turning ducklings into swans.

Read Full Article on Elite Daily…

3 Jun 2015

Redefine Mombods in NYC


Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, a top board-certified surgeon of NYC, understands the plight and indifference for moms struggling with these specific self-esteem issues with work/life balance. As the innovator behind a Mommy Makeover, he customizes a treatment plan that is right for a mom and her busy lifestyle. Dr. Steinbrech practices revolutionary industry techniques in various types of breast augmentation and liposuction procedures that peel away the excess fat and sagging skin to reveal your beautiful pre-baby body underneath. He also specializes in the latest non-invasive treatments, which are pain free, effective, and require zero recovery time. His Mommy Makeover office is a facility designed to give a woman back the body she lost with a spa-like experience. Mommy Makeover Manhattan’s concierge service will treat ladies like the queens they are, and the team will pamper a mother every step of the way. Dr. Steinbrech truly believes the ultimate benefit a mother takes away is her confidence. He simply offers the expert methods that can set a woman back on that path, quickly, easily, safely, productively, and completely. Do not let the stress of this ongoing battle of the bods leave mothers feeling, hopeless, defeated, or angry at society for making her feel less than…

Read more on Buzzfeed…

25 May 2015

Serious About A Mommy Makeover In NYC?

Looking to find out more information about the finance options available?


Sounds like you are ready to invest in your confidence, happiness, and future.

Most people are under the impression that they simply cannot afford the cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures that can transform and improve their lives.

Dr. Steinbrech and Dr. Miller are both extremely happy to announce that they are now offering Alphaeon Care in addition to Care Credit.

Of course most offices accept various methods of payment including cash and credit, but it is truly important to find the right surgeon and treatment facility with financing options to assist you in ensuring your efforts for moving forward with set, personalized treatment in a timely manner.


While there is no direct pricing or specific cost for procedures and quality care, a customized plan is designed by our experts. Depending on certain factors regarding a particular surgery, it may be covered by your insurance provider. Considering corrective procedures in the realm of distinct types of rhinoplasty that may aid in functional/medical components, a portion of the cost may very well be covered. An examination/consultation will determine whether or not an individual qualifies. Check said policy. It is best to take initiative in advance to contact your insurance company beforehand.

However, in most cases cosmetic or select aesthetic enhancements are categorized as elective procedures. You should never let low cost be an influence in your decision and remember not to sacrifice in your investment. At times, discounted prices result in unsatisfactory results. It’s recommended to find the best qualified and licensed surgeon and inquire about their finance plan. This is a true investment for yourself that requires a skilled, board certified surgeon and open communication regarding the right techniques and options available for you to achieve desired, optimal, and successful results.

The Dr. Steinbrech & Dr. Miller Promise

Since most NYC Patients often have to pay out-of-pocket for the costs of their surgical procedure, convenient financing options are being explored by our Patient Advisors to guide each individual with the ultimate solution. The mission is simple. Not only do we wish to provide top-quality patient service & care, but we want to help each individual begin their journey towards discovering a new and improved version of themselves. Our goal is to help each patient realistically achieve theirs!

Alphaeon Credit Addition


With the ALPHAEON CREDIT card, patients have access to the widest array of monthly payment options to assist in reaching each individual wellness, beauty, and performance goal. The ALPHAEON CREDIT card allows individuals the freedom to achieve full potential and true balanced happiness. What separates ALPHAEON CREDIT is the multiple advantages in choosing the best plan that meets one’s needs and lifestyle. Patients feel they can finally receive the best quality care their physician/surgeon recommends, with flexible payments. Apply today so you can focus on looking, feeling, and being your best.

About Alphaeon

The only company focused solely on one’s lifestyle…

ALPHAEON is lifestyle healthcare. ALPHAEON is for everyone who wants more from healthcare than something individuals reach for when they are sick or ailing. ALPHAEON has a mission to provide for the individuals seeking a head start for an active, vibrant future. Embrace the revolutionary advancements and innovations in modern medical and surgical practices that may better a person’s quality of life. By matching patients with board-certified physicians that have taken an interest in putting the “care” back in healthcare, the ALPHAEON approach cultivates what it means to live longer and better.


ALPHAEON helps patients live and breathe a dynamic life while looking and feeling their best. Through partnerships with top, accredited physicians, ALPHAEON provides highly progressive products and services that enhance health, beauty, and lifestyle.

Wellness—FEELING your best!
Beauty—LOOKING your best!
Performance—BEING your best!

Boost Your Life Once and For ALL

For patients that seek to improve themselves in the areas of wellness, beauty and performance you deserve the best: the best options, the best technologies and the best physician specialists. ALPHAEON works with leading physicians/experts to identify, validate and then offer contemporary solutions in patient treatment and care. These physicians are committed to the best possible outcomes as well as the best overall experience.

****ALPHAEON is now offered in addition to Care Credit.

Healthcare financing with the CareCredit credit card

CareCredit is a credit card for your health and beauty needs that lets you enjoy the benefits of living well today, with special healthcare financing options so you can pay monthly.

With special financing options for health, beauty and wellness, the CareCredit healthcare credit card helps make costly procedures and treatments more manageable with promotional financing options (Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required.)

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is an experienced plastic surgeon in NYC that is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He takes pride in offering the “Mommy Makeover” to New York City mothers to help them restore their post-baby body.Contact Dr. Steinbrech today at (212) 750-7100 to schedule a consultation.

13 May 2015

Replacing Implants in NYC

Recent headlines showcased Bravo reality star, mogul, and mom, Melissa Gorga, speaking about her breast implants. As an alumni to the Housewives franchise, Melissa is a constant in the public eye while maintaining her supermom status. She announced via social media, her choice to undergo surgery and replace her current implants as per her surgeon’s recommendation.

This re-raised the classic cosmetic enhancement questions, “How long do breast implants last?” & “How often should a woman replace her implants?”

With a variety of breast implant options available, and of course a customized treatment plan in place, it is important for moms to understand the process and the basics for breast augmentation.

There is a great deal of confusion regarding the longevity behind how long breast implants will last. There are even myths and misconceptions revolving around implants. To clear the air, there is no exact limit. Yes, there are suggested recommendations based on the type of implant and your personalized plan and circumstances, but that is to be determined by your board-certified surgeon and quality patient care team. Most women opt to change their implants every ten years or so as per research of certain manufacturers and plastic surgery societies. After all, it is a man-made product.  However, many surgeons have patients who experience zero problems well past the decade mark. Each individual patient is different and if they are not causing you problems, and you are happy with the look and feel, it should not be a serious concern.

Working mothers who have breast implants often times do not follow the principle of replacing their implants every ten years simply because time does not allow, and with little or no discomfort, the benefits and/or their well-being usually falls below the family’s best interest on the priority scale. Although, most women are content with their original implant and do not require additional surgery, that does not mean women should not be aware of potential risks, or follow the proper maintenance for implants. There is no way to predict the exact outcome down the road. Women, especially mothers, should be mindful of their body’s reaction over time. It is suggested to follow-up throughout the lifetime of the implants, but that does not necessarily mean more surgical downtime.

On the other end of the spectrum, mothers who are rescheduling their consultations and updating their implants are concerned with the overall appearance as they age and their body goes through continual changes. Many patients choose to replace their implants because of the natural effects of aging. All breasts, whether natural or implanted, are subject to gravity, sun damage, lost tissue connectivity and the physical effects of motherhood.

Time-related changes often include breast sagging, size change due to hormonal fluctuations, or visible rippling of the implants. Women who received implants before motherhood may discover that pregnancy and breastfeeding change the original appearance of their breast implants. Thus, a number of patients voluntarily return after they are through having children, wanting to restore their breasts to the look and feel of the original implants.

As with any other type of surgery, patients can mitigate some of the risk of complications by selecting a surgeon who is board-certified, well-experienced and has a respected presence in the medical community. Make sure you put your beauty in hands you can trust!

Dr. Steinbrech performs breast augmentation in NYC as part of the mommy makeover procedure for his female patients who are looking to restore their pre-pregnancy breasts. After pregnancy, the breast will lose volume resulting in a smaller and droopy breast. Restoring the volume with a breast augmentation can give an excellent result with minimal scarring.  If your goal is to get your breasts to your pre-baby profile, we can help you get there.

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 NYC are considering breast augmentation, breast lift and other breast enhancement procedures as part of a mommy makeover.

Dr. Steinbrech provides extensive consultations before the surgery to help decide what implant type, placement and location of the incision are best suited for every patient’s individual needs.