FACIAL SLIMMING TREATMENT TREATMENT BY DR. ZUCKERMAN IN NEW YORK CITY


Dr. Zuckerman can perform a special pattern of Botox® Cosmetic injections to reduce fullness of the face. The masseter muscles are the large muscles that move the jaw. Using a musculoparalytic, the goal is to weaken and shrink them, to make them less prominent; they are not paralyzed. This treatment is for patients who have a round lower face or square jaw and want a more delicate “heart shaped” face. It helps create a subtle more sculpted look, emphasizing the cheekbones. This treatment is quick but Dr. Zuckerman uses precise facial measurement on the face before performing it. Lines are drawn on the patient’s face to demarcate the muscle: a horizontal line from tragus of the ear to corner of the mouth and a vertical straight down from the lateral corner of the eye. The muscle targeted is behind the vertical line and below the horizontal line. This muscle is thick and located deep; it runs between the zygomatic arch and the mandible (jaw bone), and is one of the 2 major muscles that close the mouth during chewing.


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Facial Slimming Treatment In Detail

Below Dr. Zuckerman outlines several key aspects of Facial Slimming Treatment including procedure time, preparation, cost, and more.

Recommended Treatment Regimen

Most patients require three to four treatments per year to maintain a continual effect.

Longevity

Treatment takes approximately one week to set in and lasts three to four months.

Treatment Time

10 – 20 minutes per treatment

Pretreatment Guidelines

Dr. Zuckerman recommends patients take the following precautions before undergoing facial slimming treatment to minimize bruising: no NSAIDs such aspirin or ibuprofen within a couple days before a day after, don’t drink alcohol to excess a day before and a day before, refraining from lying flat or working out within 2 hours after injection.

Approximate Cost

$400-$600 per treatment





Facial Slimming Treatment Recovery, Difficulty, & Risks

See below for an estimate of how long your treatment result may last, recovery time if any, cost range, and more.

Downtime / Recovery

This treatment involves little to no downtime, and patients often return to work immediately after treatment. There may be slight bleeding or redness at the injection sites, but these will resolve within a few hours.

Required Level of Skill

Medium: the masseter muscles are located deep in the tissue of the face and must be precisely targeted. Dr. Zuckerman recommends you see him or a practitioner like a surgeon, who is aware of the anatomy of the area.

Level of Discomfort

None to low: masseter muscles injections are performed with an extremely thin gauge needle. Dr. Zuckerman applies a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) before treatment to eliminate patient discomfort.

Associated Risks

This treatment is overwhelmingly safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Zuckerman, who is aware of the anatomy in the area. However, there are delicate structures in this area, so unwanted complications would mostly arise from placing Botox incorrectly. With Dr. Zuckerman, you do not need to worry about such issues.



Frequently Asked Questions About Facial Slimming Treatment


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Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row, recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman has been selected as a SuperDoctor and profiled in The New York Times Magazine SuperDoctors issue three years in a row.


Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.

Dr. Zuckerman was quoted on the use of Kybella to eliminate submental, under the chin, fat. He also opined on how an angular jaw line is essential to societal classical perceptions of facial beauty.


Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.

Dr. Zuckerman appeared on an episode of The Doctors TV show on CBS for a preoperative evaluation of a severe burn victim who requires a complex plastic surgery reconstruction.


A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.

A mother and daughter pair of Dr. Zuckerman’s patients were interviewed by the New York Post about how much they enjoy their experience at Dr. Zuckerman’s office, undergoing cosmetic Botox and Juvederm treatments.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.

Dr. Zuckerman opined on the trend of “Trophy Husbands” where men undergo plastic surgery for Fox5 News.


Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.

Dr. Zuckerman was interviewed on nipple piercings, their implications for breastfeeding, and why plastic surgery intervention may be required to remove them.


Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.

Dr. Zuckerman was selected as a SuperDoctor for New York state for plastic surgery. This selection is Dr. Zuckerman’s third year in a row and recognizes him as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York.


For ReadersDigest.com, Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.

Dr. Zuckerman discussed the fact that liposuction is not a shortcut to weight loss. It is a sculpturing tool best used to shape and contour targeted problem areas with excess, stubborn fat.


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