A New Face for the New Year!

facelift for a new youAs is always the case with the New Year comes our New Year resolutions – for many of our patients the colder winter months and lack of major Holidays is the best time to consider their cosmetic surgery options. One of the most popular procedures is a Facelift. In recent years, partly due to the dramatic increase in nonsurgical options for facial rejuvenation, patients often are confused as to what is the best solution for them. How do nonsurgical options really compare to a facelift?

Recovery: A short recovery time is one of the main advantages of nonsurgical treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic, injectable fillers and skin tightening lasers. These procedures can be performed on your lunch hour, taking only twenty or thirty minutes, and you can return to work–immediately after. No downtime, and little discomfort. A traditional surgical facelift, on the other hand, usually involves an overnight hospital stay with a private duty nurse. A traditional facelift can also result in a slanted or pulled look.

For patients who seek a better alternative to other facelifting procedures available, the Quick Recovery Facelift developed by Dr. Prasad has many advantages compared to a traditional face lift. The Quick Recovery Facelift is performed under local LITE™ Anesthesia, which is safer than general anesthesia used for most face lift surgeries. The Quick Recovery Facelift produces a shorter scar as the incision is a lot smaller and does not go to the temple. Because of the way the incision is made, hair loss is minimal (if any) and the sideburn is preserved. With the Quick Recovery Facelift, the patient goes home on the same day of surgery. The Quick Recovery Facelift restores the natural relationships of the skin, tissue and muscles of the face, resulting in a natural, youthful appearance that will last long.

Longevity Comparison of Surgical to Non Surgical Facial Rejuvenation:  Surgical facelifts give much longer-lasting results than nonsurgical treatments. A recent survey showed that 69% of facelift patients still saw significant results from their facelift over 12 years after surgery. On the other hand, nonsurgical treatments have a much shorter lifespan. From 3 months for BOTOX Cosmetic to a year for Juvederm, no nonsurgical treatment even approaches the lifespan of a facelift.

Cost comparison:  Cost is another factor that may drive patients to select a nonsurgical treatment. People see the $12,000 average price tag for a facelift and balk, but the $500 for a BOTOX Cosmetic injection seems reasonable. But is it when you compare the costs over the lifespan of a facelift? Let’s assume that you get longer-than-average results from BOTOX Cosmetic, about four months, which means you need three sessions a year. Three sessions a year for ten years is $15,000, significantly more than the cost of a facelift. Even if you finance a facelift and end up paying more, the overall cost for the two procedures is comparable.

Get the Best Rejuvenation for Your Face
Another important factor in this comparison is remembering that these two procedures are not really directly comparable because they treat different symptoms of facial aging. Before making a decision, you really need a personal evaluation with Dr. Prasad to determine what is the most appropriate procedure(s) for your specific case.

Botox or Dysport for Crows Feet

Question: I’m considering BOTOX or Dysport for crows feet. How long does it last?

Dr. Prasad:  Typically the effects after Botox or Dysport treatments lasts 3 to 6 months. At my New York practice, many patients come in every 4 months for their Botox injections (before the Botox / Dysport completely wears off). This has been a successful approach for administering Botox or Dysport for the treatment of crow’s feet or periorbital wrinkles.


Amiya Prasad MD Official Newsletter: Summer!


Summer is here! Whether you’re at the beach or the pool, or at work or at home, we all want to be in our best shape. Summertime is not only meant for looking good, but feeling good in your own skin.
In this issue of my newsletter, I focus on non-surgical rejuvenation services that can keep you looking refreshed without downtime! I am also very pleased to announce that I have selected the new  technology Pellevé for my patients who want to improve the appearance of fine lines and tighten their skin without surgery.Remember to protect your skin!
Have a wonderful summer!

Dr. Amiya Prasad
Amiya Prasad, M.D., F.A.C.S.

A Smooth, Dry & Sexy Summer

Forget sweat and unwanted hair!

Smooth bodiesNon-surgical rejuvenation may be your summer solution to looking great! It is known that Botox and Dysport can smooth away facial wrinkles, leaving you young and fresh-faced. However, did you know Botox and Dysport can also prevent perspiration in your underarms, palms and feet? Sweating isn’t pleasant, and neither is unwanted hair! Laser Hair Removal is ideal for women’s bikini lines and men’s upper torso. It is a safe and effective technique for all skin types to have a desirably smooth body.

Our Non-Surgical Rejuvenation services also include fillers and injectables that can help you get that perfect pout or accentuated cheekbones you’ve always wanted. We offer Juvederm, Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse and more. Please visit our MediSpa website for more information on our non-surgical rejuvenation services for the face and body.


Protect yourself with the Skin Survival Kit

7th street cafeLet’s remember that “SPF” stands for “Sun Protection Factor”! We all love the sun…It can give us a nice, glowing complexion and an extra dose of Vitamin D. However, harmful UV rays can sun-damage and age the skin, accelerating wrinkles, brown spots and even skin cancer.  Protecting yourself with a good sunscreen of at least SPF-15 is vital to your long-term health and appearance. Apply and reapply sunscreen as often as necessary!

Ask about Dr. Prasad’s Skin Survival Kit, which includes our clinically-formulated and chemical-free Moist Silk Defense SPF-30.

Pellevé Skin Tightening

New Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

PellevePellevé is the newest FDA-cleared procedure for wrinkle reduction without surgery. Pellevé can be used to treat the skin on the face (including eye area) and neck. Using advanced radiowave technology, Pellevé works by improving skin firmness for a naturally refreshed appearance while boosting collagen production. Unlike other systems, Pellevé doesn’t require anesthesia or skin cooling. After a single treatment, my patients see lasting improvements for up to six months. About a one-hour procedure with no pain and zero downtime, Pellevé fits easily into busy schedules. For more before and after pictures, visit our website.

To set up your Pellevé consultation with Dr. Prasad, call our patient coordinator at (212) 265-8877.

For $50 Off Non Surgical Rejuvenation at Amiya Prasad, MD, FACS or at Le Visage MediSpa, click here!

Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Red Carpet Rejuvenation for Oscars Night

Oscar night rejuvenation

The Oscars are only 3 days away, but it’s still not too late to get red carpet ready. Celeb beauty doc Amiya Prasad, MD dishes on the best cosmetic surgery techniques to have you looking like an A-lister in no time!

Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Red Carpet Rejuvenation Tips for Oscar Night

#1: Frown lines & crow’s feet are suitable for a character in a film, but certainly not for posing on the Red Carpet! Treat wrinkles with Botox or Dysport.

#2: Want Penelope Cruz’s pout from Academy Award-nominated movie “Nine”? Juvederm can give you plump lips no leading man will forget…

#3: Dr. Amiya Prasad’s Skin Survival Kit gets rid of under-eye circles, especially if you plan to cry during those Oscar night acceptance speeches

#4: Best Actress Nominee Sandra Bullock’s high cheekbones convey power & beauty in “The Blind Side” (nominated in the Best Picture category). For enhanced cheeks, RADIESSE is a sure stunner

…and the winner is..

#5: For picture perfect skin, you don’t have to rely on special effects like James Cameron’s Avatar creatures. Microdermabrasion gives you a smooth, glowing appearance like any celeb on the Red Carpet.

To set up a consultation with Dr. Amiya Prasad for your Hollywood look or to find out more about the Skin Survival Kit, visit www.prasadcosmeticsurgery.com or call 212-265-8877. Dr. Prasad has offices in New York City and Garden City.

Tune into the 82nd Academy Awards on Sunday. For more info, visit Oscar.com