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Combining his technical skill with an artistic eye and a compassionate demeanor, Dr. Elie Levine is recognized for his exceptional face and body work. Specializing in natural, youthful facelifts and necklifts, as well as breast augmentations and reductions, Dr. Levine is highly regarded by his patients for his surgical expertise and affable personality. Also known for his body-contouring abilities, he combines traditional liposuction with noni...

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Combining his technical skill with an artistic eye and a compassionate demeanor, Dr. Elie Levine is recognized for his exceptional face and body work. Specializing in natural, youthful facelifts and necklifts, as well as breast augmentations and reductions, Dr. Levine is highly regarded by his patients for his surgical expertise and affable personality. Also known for his body-contouring abilities, he combines traditional liposuction with noni...

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I aim to make you look your best in the most natural way.
Dr. Elie Levine
Plastic Surgeon
New York, New York

Services Offered

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation / Breast Lift / Breast Reduction
  • Browlift
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Facelift / Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Buttocks Augmentation / Lift
  • LazerLift™
  • Hair Restoration
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • MiraDry
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Juvéderm®
  • SculpSure®
  • Kybella®
  • miraDry®
  • Fractora™ by InMode

A Minute With

1.
MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT
I care about my patients more than anything else in the world
2.
MY FAVORITE SURGERIES TO PERFORM
I love everything from facial cosmetic work including facelifts and necklifts; body contouring such as tummy tucks and liposuction; and breast augmentation and rejuvenation. I pride myself on using the most advanced technology in my office to combine methods and afford my patients a better result than they can achieve with just one modality
3.
WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE READY FOR SURGERY
If a trait begins to bother you and it impacts social decisions, clothing choices, or your overall quality of life, it is reasonable to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss the issue
4.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Compassionate, patient, perfectionist
5.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
When we developed the concept of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, the idea was to create a comprehensive center that offered a range of treatments from the least invasive to the most involved. We continue to add more options for patients in order to achieve the best results that bring out the natural beauty in everyone
6.
HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION
It starts with sitting and listening intently to a patient’s needs and envisioning what will bring them the greatest degree of happiness and satisfaction
7.
MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTION
There are so many positive interactions with happy patients after surgery and several patients have reported that they met their spouses following plastic surgery
8.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?
Managing patient expectations is the key to having a happy patient, a happy physician and a great patient-doctor relationship. It starts with my consultation. I spend more than an hour with my patients during our initial meeting to gain a sense of their concerns and what results they’d like to achieve. I then explain what all the options are, from the least involved to the most elaborate, and describe the pros and cons to each approach. We then use Vectra® 3-D imaging to give patients a preview of what we are hoping to achieve during their transformation. These comprehensive consultations allow me to come up with the best approach and also help manage patient expectations
9.
WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?
We are proud to say that we offer every option when it comes to skin tightening and fat reduction. With the addition of SculpSure we are now able to tighten skin and remove fat with noninvasive and minimally invasive devices
10.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Breast augmentations, lifts and reductions; body contouring consisting of liposuction, Smartlipo® and tummy tucks; and facial plastic surgeries including facelifts, necklifts, eyelifts and rhinoplasties
11.
HOW DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?
Aesthetics today affords so many options that it is often difficult for patients to find the right plan. By offering all of the possibilities, we can find the right one for you, allowing us to create the perfect plan to maximize results in the most expeditious manner
12.
HOW DO YOU SHOW PATIENTS YOU CARE POST-TREATMENT?
Our office is a comprehensive laser center that utilizes lasers in postoperative patients, allowing them to heal in the best possible way in the quickest time possible

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Philosophy

Combining his technical skill with an artistic eye and a compassionate demeanor, Dr. Elie Levine is recognized for his exceptional face and body work. Specializing in natural, youthful facelifts and necklifts, as well as breast augmentations and reductions, Dr. Levine is highly regarded by his patients for his surgical expertise and affable personality. Also known for his body-contouring abilities, he combines traditional liposuction with noninvasive skin-tightening modalities. Utilizing lasers and state-of-the-art devices, he’s able to achieve a skillfully sculpted result. In practice with his wife, renowned dermatologist Dr. Jody A. Levine, he is proud to offer comprehensive cosmetic care.

About My Practice:

What is your philosophy?

My goal is to help my patients look and feel their best in the most natural way. It requires a certain level of thinking outside the box to attain maximum results. My consultations are lengthy because I want to fully understand what my patients desire, what is most important to them and how I can achieve their goals. I fully appreciate the importance of the decision to undergo surgery in a person’s life. 

How do you show patients you care post-treatment?

I am very meticulous in all of my work and especially in my post-op care. My patients see me very frequently as I monitor every aspect of their healing process and make sure their results are on target with what we expected. 

What are your most requested procedures?

A lot of requests for procedures are seasonal. In the fall and early winter I perform a large number of facial aesthetic procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasties and necklifts. As we move into spring, and summer is nearing, patients tend to request body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Describe your in-office surgery suite.

Our fully equipped, state-of-the-art, in office surgery suite is fully accredited by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Careful attention to patient safety is paramount. Our AAAASF accreditation further reassures our patients of the stringency of our safety protocols, which puts our patients at ease and thereby optimizes the comfort of their surgical experience. Our surgery suite offers privacy, continuity of care, top-notch nursing care and significant cost savings for our patients. It is a completely safe and comforting alternative to a busy surgery center or hospital.

About Me:

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy making people happy. In addition, I appreciate the many nuances in anatomy and the tremendous creativity that is involved in my work. 

What are your favorite procedures to perform?

I love all surgery, but facelifts are my favorite as they require a true art to attain natural, long-lasting results. 

Testimonials

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About Me

Refreshed Result

Concerned with looking aged and tired due to excess skin and hooding on her upper eyelids, this 34-year-old patient underwent an upper eyelid lift with Dr. Levine. 

Youthful Definition

Concerned with the appearance of her aging face and neck, this 52-year-old patient underwent a facelift and necklift to add youthful definition. 

Volume Boost

This 26-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a breast augmentation, which he performed through a periareolar incision using 304-cc smooth round silicone implants. 

Refreshed Result

Dr. Levine performed a facelift and necklift, along with fat grafting and a chin augmentation, to give this 58-year-old patient a more youthful appearance. 

Mommy Makeovers

This 37-year-old patient underwent a Mommy Makeover involving a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and flank SmartlipoTM lipo-sculpting for a slim shape. 

A New Body After Babies

After two children this 33-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a Mommy Makeover, including breast augmentation with implants and a tummy tuck with removal of excess skin. 

A Team Effort

Dr. Levine knows it takes a team effort to produce optimal patient satisfaction. Sharing a practice with his wife and partner, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine, Dr. Levine feels confident he can provide the most comprehensive care. “During our medical training, Jody and I noticed there were often situations where our two fields overlapped, and we would frequently refer to each other’s expertise in order to best suit our patients’ needs,” says Dr. Levine. “Now, patients might come to me looking for a facelift, but what they really need is something less invasive to address their concerns—maybe a laser resurfacing treatment or fillers, and the care of a dermatologist like Jody, is the appropriate remedy. We work as a team to give our patients the most comprehensive care in one complete facility where they can accomplish all of their aesthetic goals. We offer expertise from two different backgrounds, and we treat our patients with the goal of helping them look and feel their best in the most natural way.” 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Aesthetic Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATION:

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FAQ's

Q. I am in my mid 50's although I workout and am in good shape I wonder if I am too old to consider a butt enhancement

What our experts say:

Age alone is rarely used as a criteria today.  Overall health, skin laxity, skin quality and donor site quality are far more important than age when considering body contouring.  If you are interested in buttock enhancement then you should definitely visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery.

Q. I just has a tummy tuck and lipo done six weeks ago, I was wondering if i could get a brazilian but lift now or do i have to wait a certain amount of time?

What our experts say:

There is no set rule regarding  timing of surgery. It varies depending on the type of surgery.  Generally, though, waiting 3 months between procedures should be done.  I would recommend waiting at least 6 more weeks before considering surgery.  You should revisit this question in person with a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Q. If you workout a lot will you loss the fat that was just rearranged

What our experts say:

Where someone gains or loses fat is unpredictable.  That being said, if one loses considerable weight they will likely lose some volume everywhere….including the area that may have been enhanced with fat grafting.  Generally it is recommended for someone to reach their weight goal prior to undergoing surgery if at all possible. 

Q. Which surgical advances are you excited about?

What our experts say:

Hair restoration is another exciting surgical advancement that has come a long way from traditional hair transplant surgery. Conventional hair transplants required surgeons to remove an entire section of the scalp from the back of the head. The scalp extraction created a permanent scar and patients often reported a “tight” sensation post-op. Now, NeoGraft offers a no-stitches, no-incision option to regrow your natural hair. Patients are reporting seeing results as early as three months, which is a great advancement for the treatment of hair loss. 

About Dr. Elie Levine
About Me

What do you like most about your job?

I enjoy making people happy. In addition, I appreciate the many nuances in anatomy and the tremendous creativity that is involved in my work. 

What are your favorite procedures to perform?

I love all surgery, but facelifts are my favorite as they require a true art to attain natural, long-lasting results. 

About My Practice

What is your philosophy?

My goal is to help my patients look and feel their best in the most natural way. It requires a certain level of thinking outside the box to attain maximum results. My consultations are lengthy because I want to fully understand what my patients desire, what is most important to them and how I can achieve their goals. I fully appreciate the importance of the decision to undergo surgery in a person’s life. 

How do you show patients you care post-treatment?

I am very meticulous in all of my work and especially in my post-op care. My patients see me very frequently as I monitor every aspect of their healing process and make sure their results are on target with what we expected. 

What are your most requested procedures?

A lot of requests for procedures are seasonal. In the fall and early winter I perform a large number of facial aesthetic procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasties and necklifts. As we move into spring, and summer is nearing, patients tend to request body contouring procedures such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty and liposuction.

Describe your in-office surgery suite.

Our fully equipped, state-of-the-art, in office surgery suite is fully accredited by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Careful attention to patient safety is paramount. Our AAAASF accreditation further reassures our patients of the stringency of our safety protocols, which puts our patients at ease and thereby optimizes the comfort of their surgical experience. Our surgery suite offers privacy, continuity of care, top-notch nursing care and significant cost savings for our patients. It is a completely safe and comforting alternative to a busy surgery center or hospital.

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Aesthetic Surgery, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

AFFILIATION:

A Minute With

MY MOST UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAIT

I care about my patients more than anything else in the world

MY FAVORITE SURGERIES TO PERFORM

I love everything from facial cosmetic work including facelifts and necklifts; body contouring such as tummy tucks and liposuction; and breast augmentation and rejuvenation. I pride myself on using the most advanced technology in my office to combine methods and afford my patients a better result than they can achieve with just one modality

WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE READY FOR SURGERY

If a trait begins to bother you and it impacts social decisions, clothing choices, or your overall quality of life, it is reasonable to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss the issue

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Compassionate, patient, perfectionist

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

When we developed the concept of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, the idea was to create a comprehensive center that offered a range of treatments from the least invasive to the most involved. We continue to add more options for patients in order to achieve the best results that bring out the natural beauty in everyone

HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION

It starts with sitting and listening intently to a patient’s needs and envisioning what will bring them the greatest degree of happiness and satisfaction

MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT REACTION

There are so many positive interactions with happy patients after surgery and several patients have reported that they met their spouses following plastic surgery

HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?

Managing patient expectations is the key to having a happy patient, a happy physician and a great patient-doctor relationship. It starts with my consultation. I spend more than an hour with my patients during our initial meeting to gain a sense of their concerns and what results they’d like to achieve. I then explain what all the options are, from the least involved to the most elaborate, and describe the pros and cons to each approach. We then use Vectra® 3-D imaging to give patients a preview of what we are hoping to achieve during their transformation. These comprehensive consultations allow me to come up with the best approach and also help manage patient expectations

WHAT NEW SERVICES ARE YOU EXCITED TO OFFER?

We are proud to say that we offer every option when it comes to skin tightening and fat reduction. With the addition of SculpSure we are now able to tighten skin and remove fat with noninvasive and minimally invasive devices

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?

Breast augmentations, lifts and reductions; body contouring consisting of liposuction, Smartlipo® and tummy tucks; and facial plastic surgeries including facelifts, necklifts, eyelifts and rhinoplasties

HOW DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?

Aesthetics today affords so many options that it is often difficult for patients to find the right plan. By offering all of the possibilities, we can find the right one for you, allowing us to create the perfect plan to maximize results in the most expeditious manner

HOW DO YOU SHOW PATIENTS YOU CARE POST-TREATMENT?

Our office is a comprehensive laser center that utilizes lasers in postoperative patients, allowing them to heal in the best possible way in the quickest time possible

Insights

Refreshed Result

Concerned with looking aged and tired due to excess skin and hooding on her upper eyelids, this 34-year-old patient underwent an upper eyelid lift with Dr. Levine. 

Youthful Definition

Concerned with the appearance of her aging face and neck, this 52-year-old patient underwent a facelift and necklift to add youthful definition. 

Volume Boost

This 26-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a breast augmentation, which he performed through a periareolar incision using 304-cc smooth round silicone implants. 

Refreshed Result

Dr. Levine performed a facelift and necklift, along with fat grafting and a chin augmentation, to give this 58-year-old patient a more youthful appearance. 

Mommy Makeovers

This 37-year-old patient underwent a Mommy Makeover involving a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and flank SmartlipoTM lipo-sculpting for a slim shape. 

A New Body After Babies

After two children this 33-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a Mommy Makeover, including breast augmentation with implants and a tummy tuck with removal of excess skin. 

A Team Effort

Dr. Levine knows it takes a team effort to produce optimal patient satisfaction. Sharing a practice with his wife and partner, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine, Dr. Levine feels confident he can provide the most comprehensive care. “During our medical training, Jody and I noticed there were often situations where our two fields overlapped, and we would frequently refer to each other’s expertise in order to best suit our patients’ needs,” says Dr. Levine. “Now, patients might come to me looking for a facelift, but what they really need is something less invasive to address their concerns—maybe a laser resurfacing treatment or fillers, and the care of a dermatologist like Jody, is the appropriate remedy. We work as a team to give our patients the most comprehensive care in one complete facility where they can accomplish all of their aesthetic goals. We offer expertise from two different backgrounds, and we treat our patients with the goal of helping them look and feel their best in the most natural way.” 

FAQ

Q. I am in my mid 50's although I workout and am in good shape I wonder if I am too old to consider a butt enhancement

What our experts say:

Age alone is rarely used as a criteria today.  Overall health, skin laxity, skin quality and donor site quality are far more important than age when considering body contouring.  If you are interested in buttock enhancement then you should definitely visit with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery.

Q. I just has a tummy tuck and lipo done six weeks ago, I was wondering if i could get a brazilian but lift now or do i have to wait a certain amount of time?

What our experts say:

There is no set rule regarding  timing of surgery. It varies depending on the type of surgery.  Generally, though, waiting 3 months between procedures should be done.  I would recommend waiting at least 6 more weeks before considering surgery.  You should revisit this question in person with a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Q. If you workout a lot will you loss the fat that was just rearranged

What our experts say:

Where someone gains or loses fat is unpredictable.  That being said, if one loses considerable weight they will likely lose some volume everywhere….including the area that may have been enhanced with fat grafting.  Generally it is recommended for someone to reach their weight goal prior to undergoing surgery if at all possible. 

Q. Which surgical advances are you excited about?

What our experts say:

Hair restoration is another exciting surgical advancement that has come a long way from traditional hair transplant surgery. Conventional hair transplants required surgeons to remove an entire section of the scalp from the back of the head. The scalp extraction created a permanent scar and patients often reported a “tight” sensation post-op. Now, NeoGraft offers a no-stitches, no-incision option to regrow your natural hair. Patients are reporting seeing results as early as three months, which is a great advancement for the treatment of hair loss. 

Services
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring
  • Breast Augmentation / Breast Lift / Breast Reduction
  • Browlift
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Facelift / Facial Implants
  • Fat Transfer
  • Buttocks Augmentation / Lift
  • LazerLift™
  • Hair Restoration
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Necklift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • MiraDry
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Juvéderm®
  • SculpSure®
  • Kybella®
  • miraDry®
  • Fractora™ by InMode