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Incorporating Botox Into Your Regular Beauty Routine Aug 1st, 2019

The moment is inevitable: You’re doing your makeup and suddenly notice tiny creases in the corners of your eye. Is this the start of aging? Before you panic and run to the nearest drugstore for an anti-aging cream, consider Botox.  Hailed as the queen of anti-aging treatments, Botox involves injecting...

Myths and Facts about Rhinoplasty Jul 9th, 2019

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures offered through plastic surgery. You may choose to undergo a rhinoplasty for several reasons that can span from health-related issues to cosmetic concerns. Though the procedure is considered safe and reliable, several myths exist about the process. If you're located in New...

Why truSculpt 3D Is a Top Choice For Fat Reduction Jun 1st, 2019

If diet and exercise alone aren’t giving you the results you want, you may still be able to get the figure you’ve always desired. Janice Pastorek, BSN, RN can give you the shape you want with a noninvasive truSculpt® 3D procedure. What is truSculpt 3D? TruSculpt 3D is a procedure...

How Laser Genesis Works to Correct the Signs of Aging May 2nd, 2019

What is Laser Genesis? Laser Genesis is a non-invasive procedure that uses state-of-the-art laser technology to correct the signs of aging and promote a youthful, radiant complexion. Men and women with all different skin types can benefit from this painless, effective procedure offered by world-renowned facial plastic surgeon and medical...

5 Amazing Benefits of Non-Surgical NovaThreadsⓇ Apr 8th, 2019

Have you considered a facelift? Are fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin making you look older than you feel? If so, we have a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment we want to tell you about. At the office of Norman J. Pastorek, MD, we help patients smooth their skin and erase...

Why Getting a Neck Lift and Face-Lift Together Is a Great Idea Mar 4th, 2019

The technical name for a face-lift is a rhytidectomy — a surgery that eliminates wrinkles — but you know a great face-lift is so much more than that. Rather than just smoothing out and tightening your skin, a beautifully performed face-lift repositions the underlying SMAS muscular layer, too, drawing it...

Fighting Stubborn Fat Cells with TruSculpt 3D Feb 1st, 2019

Do you have pockets of stubborn fat that won’t go away no matter how much you exercise or watch what you eat? These areas can be frustrating. If you’re tired of hiding hard to tone spots under clothing, it’s time to try truSculpt 3DⓇ. Dr. Pastorek uses this state-of-the-art system...

How NovaThreads Can Bring Back Your Youthful Appearance Without Surgery Jan 10th, 2019

Facial sagging and skin laxity are some of the earliest and most noticeable signs of aging, occurring primarily in the lower face and jowl areas. In most cases, that sagging is caused in large part by a loss of collagen or a “slow-down” in the production of collagen and elastin,...

Post Rhinoplasty Recovery: Top 5 Things You Should Expect Dec 20th, 2018

Rhinoplasty surgery can make a big difference in your appearance, and it can also help you feel more confident about the way you look. In some people, having a rhinoplasty procedure (or "nose job") can even help them breathe better. Whatever your reason for having rhinoplasty surgery, it's important to...

Considering an Otoplasty for Your Child? "Hear's" What You Need to Know Nov 30th, 2018

When it comes to physical features, most of us give little thought to our ears. Tucked away on the sides of the head, most people’s ears draw little attention, even when bedecked with earrings, studs, and gauges. But for people whose ears are overly large, oddly shaped, or stick out...

Laser Genesis: The Solution for More Radiant Looking Skin Oct 30th, 2018

Laser Genesis is a noninvasive laser skin procedure that treats patients at the cellular level. Dr. Norman J. Pastorek is one of the most widely recognized plastic surgeons in the world, and the Laser Genesis system is one of the many treatments he offers. Laser Genesis can reduce the signs of aging on...

Why More Men Than Ever Are Embracing Botox Sep 27th, 2018

Social media has led to an increased demand for frequent pictures that can portray aging men in an unflattering light. The advent of the selfie has increased awareness among men and women and made facial wrinkles the subject of digital scrutiny. As a result, more men are deciding that good...

Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Remedying a Recessed Chin Aug 25th, 2018

Consider your jawline to be the foundation of your face, and your chin is a critical part of it. If your chin is recessed or weak, it can drastically affect your appearance. Chin enhancement surgery, called genioplasty, is an option for improving the balance of your face. There are many...

Banish Under Eye Bags and Look Younger in Just Weeks Jul 23rd, 2018

When colleagues repeatedly ask if you’re getting enough sleep, or the puffiness under your eyes is telling the world you’re much older than you feel, it may be time to consider blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery. Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, is a renowned facial plastic surgeon in...

Revision Rhinoplasty: What You Need to Know Jun 8th, 2018

Revision rhinoplasty, also called corrective rhinoplasty or secondary rhinoplasty, is performed to correct a previous rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons or to address breathing complications. Because of the complex structure of the nose, rhinoplasty itself is among the most complicated plastic surgery procedures. And given the fact that your nose sits...

TruSculpt 3D: Your Surgery-Free Way to a Flat Tummy By Swimsuit Season May 19th, 2018

Even when you’re committed to the healthiest diet and exercise plan, stubborn areas of fat sometimes refuse to budge. Why? Because all fat cells are not created equally. Fat cells have two types of receptors: alpha and beta. Alpha receptors discourage the burning of fat, while beta receptors act as...

Threading Your Way to Youthful Skin with NovaThreads Apr 24th, 2018

Many adults would love to look younger, but for various reasons, don’t want to go under the knife. Renowned Manhattan, New York, plastic surgeon, Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS offers an alternative to facelift surgery for men and women who want a more vibrant look without surgery or downtime....

The Role a Strong Chin Plays in Your Success Mar 29th, 2018

As far as facial features go, it’s hard to pick one that makes more of an impact than others, but outside of your eyes, few are more storied than your chin. Chiseled chins have long been described as the facial feature that exudes confidence, authority, and strength. That’s why we...

What Happens During a Facelift Feb 16th, 2018

It can be stressful when making a decision to have elective surgery. Choosing one of the worlds most recognized and skilled facial plastic surgeons for your facelift, Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, places you, literally, in good hands. His experience, compassion and artistry all contribute to a better experience...

How is PRP Used for Skin Rejuvenation? Jan 8th, 2018

How is PRP Used for Skin Rejuvenation? Platelet-rich plasma, PRP, is a skin rejuvenation method that we use to improve the quality and speed of your healing. It has been used for many years to treat several other health conditions. It began as a treatment to enhance recovery and limit bleeding...

Why Botox? Oct 12th, 2017

Did you know that Botox can be used to treat many health conditions, including eye squints, excessive sweating, migraine, and even incontinence?Botox Cosmetic is a cosmetic application of this powerful compound that a doctor or other healthcare specialist can carefully inject to improve the look of your facial expression. Botox...

What Should You Expect From Blepharoplasty? Oct 5th, 2017

You can revive the region around your eyes either to correct functional issues or simply to appear years younger, healthy and attractive if this is the primary area where your aging shows.What should your expectations be from this type of operation? First, let’s talk about the ways that it is...

Skin Rejuvenation Can Help You Look as Young as You Feel Sep 11th, 2017

Skin Rejuvenation Can Help You Look as Young as You Feel“Rejuvenation” is one of those words that inspires many positive feelings. It’s a sense of new life. It brings to mind crackling energy, a real lust for life, and feelings of youthfulness. We’re constantly striving to feel rejuvenated, especially as...

The Beauty of Sun Protection Jul 19th, 2017

In our practice, we see patients who are seeking solutions to protect and repair the skin after sun damage has occurred. What are these signs of damage, how can we prevent them and how can we repair the skin after damage? Here are some commonly asked questions and solutions regarding...

Freeze Time and Firm Skin, Venus Concept™ Radio Frequency Technology Jul 7th, 2017

 Looking to freeze the hands of time and tighten skin at once? In our practice, our superb medical skincare expert, Janice Pastorek, uses Venus Concept's advanced Venus Freeze™ skincare treatment to turn back the hands of time and firm skin.This treatment is a state-of-the-art multi-polar radio frequency device and uses...

Easy Beauty Jun 2nd, 2017

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the choices you are offered to beautify yourself? What is the best thing to do? We are firm believers in acting on those choices that feel best…and that usually means it feels easiest to accomplish. During your consultation at our New York Upper East...

Are All Dermal Fillers the Same? Jun 2nd, 2017

Volume loss is the number one reason we start to look older. One of the safest and simplest ways to correct this condition is using dermal fillers. In our practice, we like to use hyaluronic fillers to address this condition. Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero Balance are some of the brand...

Why the Face Lift Remains the Popular Choice for Cosmetic Procedures May 25th, 2017

There’s something to be said for tried and true methods. We live in a time of constant technological and medical advancement. We want the latest, greatest, and best always. This is understandable. What is new is almost certainly improved. But, this is not always the case.Refinements are often made, certainly. But some...

Love Your Lips May 25th, 2017

Love Your LipsWhether you are young or mature, lip enhancement may be an option that helps you attain your most beautiful sense of self. We often see younger patients seeking enhancement for delicate lips and a more voluminous aesthetic. Mature patients see the same benefits as well as a smoother...

The Female Beautiful Face May 24th, 2017

As I began my practice in facial plastic surgery years ago, I started collecting covers from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Every year, I would examine each cover to look for any changes in the beautiful face of the moment (the Internet was yet to be invented). For 30 years, I...

How a Combination of Self Care and Cosmetic Procedures Keep You Looking Young May 5th, 2017

How a Combination of Self Care and Cosmetic Procedures Keep You Looking YoungWho wouldn’t want to look young forever? That fountain of youth is something we have been chasing for as long as anyone can remember. While these days we’ve come far enough to know there is no magical fountain...

Top Five Rhinoplasty Questions Answered Mar 20th, 2017

When considering aesthetic facial plastic surgery, it is very important to feel comfortable with and knowledgeable about the nuances of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common, as well as demanding, facial procedures. Many people have questions about rhinoplasty, so I thought it would be helpful to answer...

Eyelid Surgery May Reduce Migraine Pain Mar 20th, 2017

Migraines are a complicated and oftentimes debilitating condition. It’s estimated that 45 million Americans suffer from these intense headaches, which are often accompanied by visual disturbances, nausea, and extreme sensitivity to stimuli.Researchers are continually searching for new and improved methods for addressing the condition, and a new study suggests that...

Touching Strangers: My Experience Being Photographed by Richard Renaldi Mar 20th, 2017

I had just left my hairdresser on a beautiful summer afternoon in Manhattan. My blowout looked good, my husband was expecting me home, and the last thing on my mind was being photographed by a stranger.As I stepped up to the corner of Madison and East 71st street, a man...

Combining Facial Plastic Surgery & Nonsurgical Treatments for Enhanced Results Mar 20th, 2017

There is a common misconception that surgical procedures and minimally invasive treatments are mutually exclusive—and that the nonsurgical options are only used when surgery is not wanted or required. However, in my years of practice, I have found that the best results are provided when the surgical plan is complemented...

20 Questions on Life, Plastic Surgery, & Family Mar 20th, 2017

Co-owning a plastic surgery practice with your husband is both inspiring and challenging. Our overlapping passions for this profession have led to continual learning and growing together through the many years of running a practice together—and it’s always refreshing to read about your partner and share in the pride they...

Lasers vs. Surgery: Can You Achieve Dramatic Results Without Going Under the Knife? Mar 20th, 2017

Recently, I shared my thoughts on the common misconception that a patient needs to choose either facelift surgery or a non-surgical solution when pursuing facial rejuvenation. In this article, I highlighted the many benefits of laser resurfacing when used in tandem with facelift surgery.Indeed, laser treatments are a natural complement...

Meet Our Newest Tool for Hand Rejuvenation: The Phoenix Laser Mar 20th, 2017

When it comes to signs of aging, many of us focus on our faces. After all, your face is the first thing others notice about you. Unfortunately, aging is not a localized occurrence, and there are other areas of your body that are also prone to changes over the years.Hands...

Can You Get a Non-Surgical Neck Lift? Mar 20th, 2017

As baby boomers move into their 50’s and 60’s, it is no surprise that demand for non-surgical facial rejuvenation has increased accordingly. Our success in addressing many signs of facial aging without surgery has triggered a related demand in cosmetic medicine—patients are clamoring for non-surgical neck rejuvenation options.A recent essay...

Celebrating Our Children’s Successes Mar 20th, 2017

There is nothing quite like watching your children work toward their dreams and succeed in their passions. Our daughters have been busy creating and exploring all summer, and we’re proud to share their latest accomplishments with you.New York City-based artist featured on Brixton   Our daughter, Kelly Pastorek, has always had...

Is There Such a Thing as a Non-Surgical Nose Job? Mar 20th, 2017

The idea that you may be able to get a new nose without surgery has been circulating in beauty blogs and magazine features lately. Sometimes called a “liquid nose job” by the media, non-surgical nose reshaping involves strategic use of injectable fillers to improve nasal contours.For several years now, I...

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