Dara Liotta MD FACS

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

City Aesthetics
Totum Health
154 East 85th St
New York, NY, 10028
Call: (212) 288-2222

Dr. Liotta's Blog

Welcome the brand new LitLift

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017
By: Dara Liotta

Details of Dr. Liotta's trademarked LitLift

Details of Dr. Liotta’s trademarked LitLift

 

The LitLift TM is a new procedure developed to allow your face to look contoured—all the time!  My new, long-lasting, noninvasive treatment was inspired by the popularity of contouring and strobing makeup. I’ve devised a treatment I am calling the LitLift TM that uses a cocktail of Botox and filler to highlight and define the face in much the same way makeup can. The big difference is that the results of the LitLift TM can last up to two years! Check out what InStyle has to say about the LitLift TM!

To brighten and refine your features, I focus on the same six areas of the face we typically apply contouring or strobing makeup: the forehead, the brow-bones, the cheekbones, the center of the nose, the top lip, and the chin. Not everyone will need highlighting or contouring in all six spots; the The LitLift TM is customized to your face, and your face alone. The procedure is designed to enhance your natural features and to keep you looking “lit”, natural, and your best self at all times! Yahoo! is talking about the LitLift TM too!

The Details of the LitLift

  • In the forehead, I use Botox to smooth out horizontal lines, making the area above the brows appear smooth, glowy and subtly highlighted.
  • For the brows, a touch of Botox, strategically placed, lifts the brows just a bit, making the brow-bones appear brighter and the eyes more open.
  • To highlight the cheekbones, a conservative dose of filler, such as Juvederm VOLUMA, injected at the top of the cheekbones will define and lift them, as though they’ve been contoured.
  • To make the nose look straighter, thinner, and more refined, a tiny amount of VOLUMA down the center of the nose will cause light to bounce off just the filled area.
  • The cupid’s bow and philtral columns are highlighted with brand-new Juvederm VOLLURE to create definition.
  • for the chin, I use Botox to relax the mentalis muscle (a.k.a. the pouting muscle), bringing the chin forward slightly, out of the shadow of the lower lip. Then I touch up with filler, if needed, to define and highlights both the chin and jaw area.

Contact Dr. Dara Liotta for consultation at our Upper East Side Manhattan office to see if the LitLift TM is right for you! USA News Time is talking about the LitLift TM, and so is Female Daily!

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Protox: Customized Botox

Posted on: July 11th, 2016
By: Dara Liotta

  Gone (mostly) are the days of the post-injection frozen face, the seemingly emotionless Botox-bot shopping its way down Madison Avenue. As highly trained plastic surgeons in Manhattan’s upper east side beauty mecca, our needlework is getting much more subtle, “smarter”, and more customizable! Over the past year, I have seen a huge increase in […]

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What you need to know: liquid rhinoplasty

Posted on: February 4th, 2016
By: Dara Liotta

At my office, anything non-surgical or “liquid” is exploding in popularity, and that includes rhinoplasty. According to data released by RealSelf today, liquid rhinoplasty was in the top 15% of most-visited minimally invasive topics on the site; compared to last year, the topic grew 50% in popularity in the latter half of 2015 (even taking into consideration site growth)—that’s a […]

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Kybella in NYC – Goodbye Double Chin

Posted on: May 18th, 2015
By: Dara Liotta

Welcome to NYC, Kybella! According to a 2014 survey conducted by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, 68% of those interviewed were bothered by “submental fullness”, a fancy term for a double chin. If you’d count yourself among that 68%, chin up!  The FDA has just approved a brand new non-surgical double chin destroying treatment […]

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Facial Plastic Surgery Trends for 2015

Posted on: December 31st, 2014
By: Dara Liotta

Believe it or not, facial plastic surgery, like fashion, is subject to trends. What’s “hot” changes constantly, and who wants which procedure changes as well. Over the past few months, it seems that demand for liquid surgery (without the knife) has increased, and men are beginning to turn up for tweaking more frequently. There are […]

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