Dr. Joshua Zimm, M.D. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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How to Get Injectable Treatment Safely

How to get injectable treatments safely NYCApril 22nd, 2020

Injectables are an effective and versatile way to treat signs of aging such as wrinkles, loss of volume and skin laxity. There is extensive marketing in the mainstream media and social media for neuromodulators (e.g. botox) and fillers (e.g. Juvederm). How do we know where to go and with whom to book a consultation? There are a few key points that are important to consider before getting started.

How to Get Injectable Treatment Safely

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Getting Lip Filler 

April 15th, 2020

5 reasons to consider Lip Filler NYCLip augmentation procedures are more popular than ever! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a 50% increase in lip augmentation procedures between 2000 and 2016 in the age group of 18-55+ year old.  Some statistics globally show an even bigger increase in lip filler inquiries. So, why has society become so seemingly obsessed with achieving the perfect pout which can be performed in a routine visit at your injector’s office?

TOP 5 Reasons to Consider Lip Filler

Under Eye Bags NYCHow to Get Rid of Those Pesky Under-Eye Bags

April 9th, 2020

We’ve all experienced this. You wake up in the morning to experience puffy under-eye bags after having a salty meal or drinking alcohol. That puffiness from food or drinks generally tends to decrease as our body processes the food and alcohol. As we age, muscle weakens and under-eye skin loses elasticity. This can cause our natural eye fat pads to protrude creating some areas of puffiness and other areas of hollowing. People have tried eye cream containing caffeine and ice packs to help with swelling. Concealer can be useful for covering up darker pigmentation under the eyes and prominent blood vessels.

Pesky Under-Eye Bags

How to Prepare for Filler Injections

Preparing for filler injections NYCPosted July 23rd, 2019

Undergoing an injectable treatment can be exciting. But for someone who doesn’t know what to expect, it can also inspire some anxiety. Keep your anxiety at bay by following these tips before coming in for your treatment. You’ll also be helping to bring forth an optimal result (a double-win ☺).

Preparation for Filler Injections

How to Best Get Your Skin Summer Ready

Summer Ready Skin Treatments NYCPosted July 15th, 2019

If you are interested in these procedures and would like to schedule an evaluation to see if you’re a candidate, please contact the office at 212-327-4600.

Summer Ready Skin


Best Lunch-Break Aesthetic Treatments

Lunch Break Aesthetic Treatments NYCPosted July 9th, 2019

With so many beauty treatments available at our fingertips, it can be confusing and overwhelming to know which procedures are most appropriate for you and how much downtime is needed to plan accordingly. From last minute dinner plans with colleagues to a first date, it may be hard to predict how our schedules may change at the drop of a hat. Luckily, there are non-invasive aesthetic procedures that can be done over a lunch break without needing to conceal it from your boss or coworkers. So, what are some of these procedures with minimal to no-down time?

Best Lunch-Break Aesthetic Treatments

Red Carpet Redy with Forma Top 5 Reasons to Get Red Carpet Ready with FORMA

Posted March 27th, 2019

1. Get that Celeb Glow:

One of the hottest treatments in Hollywood lately is FORMA by INMODE. What FORMA does is stimulate the production of new collagen while improving your skin’s laxity. It accomplishes this by using radiofrequency energy technology to heat the deeper layers of your skin to a controlled target temperature. After just one visit, you’ll be leaving your provider’s office with skin that feels refreshed, looks years younger, and radiates the glow that is common upon that red carpet.

Red Carpet Ready with FORMA

Morpheus8 Microneedling Top 5 Reasons to Choose Morpheus8 - Microneedling with Radiofrequency Energy

Posted March 18th, 2019

Morpheus8 is a non-invasive in-office procedure that combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy for fractional treatment of the skin. This minimally invasive procedure helps to stimulate collagen production of the deep layers of the skin by using micropins to create microchannels. PRP can be applied to optimize the effects of microneedling with energy and improve recovery time. This procedure helps to turn back the clock of the aging process and can be used on all skin types with minimal downtime.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Morpheus8

Top 5 Myths About FaceTite

Posted February 8th, 2019

FaceTite is a complete contouring solution for the face and small areas of the body that helps you achieve results similar to a facelift or brachioplasty without excisional surgery.

Before and After with FaceTite

Learn more about the Top 5 Myths about FaceTite

Naomie Olindo, Star of Bravo TV's Southern Charm, Speaks to Dr. Joshua Zimm, Renowned NYC Facial Plastic Surgeon About Her Rhinoplasty Experience

In a tell-all interview with Dr. Joshua Zimm, Naomie Olindo discusses all of the details surrounding her decision to have rhinoplasty surgery in February 2018.  Naomie opens up about her longtime desire to have a nose job and the process she went through in choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon. 

Naomie Olindo, Star of Bravo TV's Southern Charm Rhinoplasty Interview

Support That 8 Year Old

Imagine being able to make a substantial difference in the life of an 8 year old boy or girl. Each one of us has deep down inside an 8 year old version of ourselves whose dreams have yet to be fulfilled. One of my patients fulfilled her childhood dream when she scheduled her consult with me to discuss her decision to get a rhinoplasty - something she had wanted to do since she was 8 years old.

What made her wait so long and what made her finally stop waiting? Like many of us, she had various forms of resistance - not having time for recovery, being concerned that she would actually get the result she was looking for, and (given that this was her first encounter with the art of plastic surgery) not yet having a full understanding of the process.

Support That 8 Year Old

Cosmetic Surgery and YOU: Are you a Gambler or an Investor?

I recently came across an interesting, yet somewhat disturbing, article regarding the recent surge in non-trained & unspecialized practitioners performing cosmetic procedures on their patients. While I’m not inclined to make a blanket statement saying that “just because a person lacks the schooling, training, and specialization to perform such procedures, that this automatically disqualifies him from achieving a successful result,” what I would ask you to consider is that when it comes to making decisions regarding your appearance and your future, would you prefer to be making these decisions with the mindset of a gambler, or that of an investor?

Cosmetic Surgery and YOU

5 Things to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

You may have heard it described as the “vampire lift” or “vampire facial.” Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is created by taking a sample of your blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge thereby extracting the growth factors and stem cells, and then giving it back to you in a concentrated form targeting the areas you want to treat.

5 Things to Know About PRP

5 Surprising Benefits an Eyelid Lift (Eyez Lift) Will Give You That You May Not Have Thought Of

Many people who get facial aesthetic enhancement procedures want to improve their appearance, but did it ever occur to you that when you make yourself more attractive, you also make everyone in your life more attractive to you? Your enhanced level of attractiveness will be calling forth an enhanced version of other people’s personalities. Thus, the people in your life will also become more appealing in your eyes.

5 Surprising Benefits an Eyelid Lift

Top 5 Cosmetic Enhancements before your Wedding

Here’s how you can look your very best for those wedding photos!

Top 5 Cosmetic Enhancements before your Wedding

Simulation (morphing) in Rhinoplasty – What to Expect

If the surgeon you are meeting with uses simulation during your consultation, here are some key points to keep in mind ...

Simulation in Rhinoplasty - What to Expect

Top 5 Myths About BOTOX® and Fillers For Men

It’s a procedure only for women

Surprisingly, the fastest growing demographic for injectables is men, particularly in uber-competitive environments such as New York City. When you think about it, it makes sense. Wanting to look and feel your best is not a desire held exclusively by women. Common reasons that men are seeking out these treatments include the desire to look less tired, or less angry (from having low/furrowed brows), and wanting to appear rejuvenated without a feminine or un-natural look.

Top 5 Myths About BOTOX® and Fillers For Men

Thinking About Combining Your Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) With A Chin Implant Surgery? Here are some things to consider:

Is it necessary (why combine the procedures)?

You may be thinking about getting a chin implant to compliment your rhinoplasty. This is a good idea, and they work well together. An under-projected (small) chin, for instance, can make your nose appear larger. It can also make the angle between your jaw and neck appear undefined. By treating yourself to a chin implant, you’ll be complimenting your rhinoplasty by adding balance to your profile and providing yourself with optimal facial harmony.

Combining Rhinoplasty With Chin Implant Surgery

What’s So Special About Kybella®

Thank you for your inquiry; and yes, I’m happy to share some facts you should know if you’re considering being treated:

  1. It’s non-surgical: Kybella® is a non-surgical method of getting rid of your turkey neck. It is the only FDA approved injectable that contours your neck and gets rid of the submental, i.e., under-the-chin fat.
  2. How it works: Kybella® is comprised of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down dietary fat. When injected, it causes destruction of fat cells that don’t grow back.

What’s So Special About Kybella®

Top 5 Reasons to Get Voluma


Traditional fillers replace lost volume (one of the by-products of aging). One great thing about Voluma® is that it can actually lift those sagging cheeks (you know, the ones that make your midface appear hollow and cause those deep laugh lines)

TOP 5 Reasons to get Voluma by Dr. Joshua Zimm

Top 10 Myths about Fillers

Fillers are products used to replace the volume we lose in our faces as we age. If done carefully and with a good aesthetic sense, you will look rejuvenated and natural.

Certainly, if too much filler is placed, or it is placed into the wrong location, it can look unnatural. For best results, we recommend seeking out a specialist who has expertise in using fillers in the face.

TOP 10 Myths About Fillers

Top 5 Myths about Lip Fillers

  • It will look obvious/too done (duck lips)
  • Any filler product will work in the lips
  • My lips won’t feel normal/they will feel funny
  • They do not last long
  • The “Kylie Jenner challenge” is an option I can try at home

TOP 5 Myths About Lip Fillers

How To Get The Best Nose Job / Rhinoplasty in New York City

In the realm of facial plastic surgery, the most complex and detail-oriented operation is rhinoplasty. Therefore, it’s best to seek out a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasties and performs them frequently.

A surgeon with a strong background in rhinoplastic surgery will have expertise in the anatomy and functionality of the nose, ensuring both a fabulous looking nose, and the ability to breathe well after your surgery.

Learn the 10 Best Nose Job / Rhinoplasty Recommendations

Top 10 Myths About Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Balloon Sinuplasty
By Dr. Joshua Zimm

My nose will need to be packed and the packing removal is very uncomfortable.

In the past, many sinus doctors would pack the patients’ noses with gauze and remove the packing a day or days later.  Ask anyone who has had nasal surgery with packing, and they will remark about how uncomfortable it was even years later!  Fortunately, packing is not required at all.  Newer technologies have obviated the need for it.  Whether having traditional sinus surgery or in-office Balloon Sinuplasty, nasal packing is no longer required.  It’s a good idea to seek a sinus surgeon who does not use nasal packing regularly. 

Top 10 Myths about Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Balloon Sinuplasty

Top 10 myths about Rhinoplasty/Nose Job Surgery

By Dr. Joshua Zimm

It’s really simple to just take off that bump right?

Rhinoplasty is the most complex and challenging operation in all of plastic surgery. Not only must the nose match the face, but also each section of the nose must be harmonious with all the others. For example, removing a bump without changing the tip in many cases can make the tip appear like it’s sticking out too far from the face. Conversely, changing the tip alone without addressing the bridge can make a bridge appear too high or too wide. A rhinoplasty surgeon must have great attention to detail and have an appreciation for all the nuances of nasal and facial harmony.

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JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery | Publication

Objective Assessment of Perceived Age Reversal and Improvement in Attractiveness After Aging Face Surgery

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A. Joshua Zimm, MD1,2; Milad Modabber, MSc3; Vinay Fernandes, MD4; Kian Karimi, MD5; Peter A. Adamson, MD, FRCSC1

Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021