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From the desk of Dr. Shahar - Cosmetic Surgeon, NYC

Below you'll find several articles written by Dr. Yoel Shahar related to different cosmetic procedures offered at the Natural Look Institute. Dr. Shahar shares his years of experience with helping people achieve their natural, youthful look. Read about his reccomendations, comparisons, and personal analysis of each topic to further your own understanding of cosmetic procedures. In addition, visit us frequently, or sign-up for our mailing list on the right to learn about seasonal promotions and deals.

Life & Style Weekly Quotes Dr. Shahar in “Knifestyles” segment

Posted by Dr. Shahar on August 27, 2014

Dr. Shahar in Life & Style Weekly sharing thoughts on Naya Rivera of Glee.

Dr. Shahar Quoted Again on Celebs in Life & Style Weekly

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 24, 2014

See Dr. Shahar’s expert opinions on these celebrities in Life & Style Weekly Magazine…

Another Satisfied Patient

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 8, 2014

“I went in to Dr. Shahar’s office (The Natural Look Institute) on Park Avenue in New York after purchasing a “Living Social” deal for units of Botox in 2011. I made an appointment with Gila (his lovely wife and office … Continue reading

Another Happy Patient Testimonial

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 8, 2014

“My experience with Dr. Shahar was a very positive one. I went to him for under-eye surgery. He understood what I wanted and he executed it perfectly to my taste. I was very nervous to have this procedure done so … Continue reading

Dr. Shahar in another recent edition of Life & Stlye Magazine

Posted by Dr. Shahar on June 15, 2014

Dr. Shahar gives his impression of Heather Locklear’s cosmetic procedure

Dr. Shahar in Life and Style Weekly

Posted by Dr. Shahar on June 9, 2014

Dr. Shahar shares his professional opinion in the press on a number of celebrities including Kate Middleton, Audrina Patridge and Heather Locklear.


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 22, 2014

Every time a new technology or product is presented it attracts the public’s attention but physicians are taking their time before deciding whether it is effective enough  to apply it into their practice. I will focus on 3 modalities of treatment: … Continue reading


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 22, 2014

Facial enhancement and youthful restoration has been focused on the eyes, jowls, neck and nose which are important, but the temple area receives little attention. With aging, loss of volume occurs also in the temple area and a youthful restorative … Continue reading


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 22, 2014

Occasionally, I see patients in my office requesting changes that will end up not making them look more attractive. Since they are not experts in the concept of beauty and facial harmony, it is the physician’s responsibility to resist such … Continue reading


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 18, 2014

Common mistakes in Fat Injection or other Fillers in the face are the amount injected and the site of injection. One of the frequent mistakes is overfilling the cheeks just above the nasolabial fold. This creates an un-natural and non-attractive … Continue reading


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 18, 2014

Facial harmony is when the facial features are in proportion to each other in terms of projection and size. If we look at the 3 prominent facial features – which are the nose, the cheeks and the chin – it … Continue reading


Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 18, 2014

The most common treatment for men of all ages is the Botox/Dysport and Fillers injection.  Men under 40 who are looking for non-surgical facial rejuvenation find that this procedure provides modest improvement without making them look like a different person. … Continue reading

Lunch Time Lift

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

Previously called the Temporal Lift – the Lunch Time Lift is a new revolutionary procedure aimed to improve the jawline and the jowl.  Similar to a mini facelift this is performed under local anesthesia and has a quick recovery of … Continue reading

About Facial Fat Injections

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

A facial fat injection is a surgical procedure performed under local anesthesia in which fat is harvested from other parts of the body, processed, and injected into the desired area in the face. The return to normal activity is the … Continue reading

About Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

Although the recovery is relatively short with minimal discomfort, it requires extensive knowledge and experience on the part of the surgeon. The discomfort is mostly in the first 24 hours after surgery due to the nasal packings that requires oral … Continue reading

About Eyelid Surgery

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

Eyelid surgery is a relatively minor procedure with minimal discomfort that allows a return to basic activity the next day and normal activity in one week! Suture removal is normally on the fourth day.

About Face Lifts

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

There are different types of face lifts but on average the recovery time to return to basic activity is 10 days, while a return to full activity takes 3 weeks. On the other hand a mini face lift has a return time … Continue reading

Recovery Time from Plastic Surgery

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

Recovery from plastic surgery depends on how extensive the procedure is, how long it is, what type of anesthesia is used, and how experienced the surgeon is. In experienced hands, the recovery is faster. An additional factor is presence of … Continue reading

Botox Injections in Men … Is It Different from Women?

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

The answer is yes. There must be a different approach for men. Since men's eyebrows are horizontal in shape, it is imperative to avoid angulation of the eyebrow and also to avoid lateral eyebrow elevation, since both are signs of a feminine look … Continue reading

Are Filler Injections in Men Different from Women?

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 14, 2013

The answer is yes.  We should be more conservative in using filler injections for men to avoid a feminine look.  Also the upper lip augmentation should be avoided for the same reason.  Another reason for under filling is that men do not … Continue reading

COSMETIC PROCEDURES FOR THE FACE: When to Operate and When Is It Better to Inject?

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 11, 2013

Patients seeking to improve their looks don't know whether they need fillers and Botox or to undergo a surgical procedure instead. The answer to that is simple. Until about 35 years of age, the signs of aging are relatively minimal.  There isn’t skin … Continue reading

Post Surgical Makeup Tips

Posted by Dr. Shahar on June 30, 2013

You have had your surgery and are ready to face the world… perhaps before you have completely finished healing… Here are some tips on how to look your best. First you must ask Dr. Shahar when you are going to … Continue reading

Preparing For Surgery

Posted by Dr. Shahar on June 25, 2013

Getting ready to undergo surgery, no matter how simple or extreme, entails getting ready not only mentally but physically.  We have a few tips for making sure you are ready to undergo your procedure. It is important that you do … Continue reading

Permanent Make-Up

Posted by Dr. Shahar on March 15, 2013

Permanent makeup is a method of applying natural or synthetic pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for safe, permanent application. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of enhancements … Continue reading

New Testimonials Posted

Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 24, 2012

Visit our new testimonials page to read some reviews to for us by our cosmetic surgery patents here in New York. Featured, are Rhinoplasty patients who praise their new nose, and patients from our Living Social deal on Botox. Over … Continue reading

Fat Injection Popularity

Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 18, 2012

Why did Fat Injections in the face become popular? Fat injection in the face was not popular in the past since the injection did not last a long time.  With improved techniques in fat harvesting and injection, it became very … Continue reading


Acheiving a Natural Nose

Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 10, 2012

A natural nose must have a natural tip, and only the newest techniques in Rhinoplasty can provide a natural tip. Nose length and projection must be proportional to the dimensions of the face. Nose projection needs to be proportional to … Continue reading


Lip Augmentation – The Natural Lip Look

Posted by Dr. Shahar on April 2, 2012

In order to create natural looking lips, the physician must follow certain rules: Use only temporary fillers, such as Restylane/Juviderm. Use moderation in the amount of filler. Avoid augmenting the upper lip if the bony maxilla is prominent. The filler … Continue reading

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Aesthetic and Artistic Principles for Fillers

Posted by Dr. Shahar on March 20, 2012

Temple – One of the neglected areas of attention is  the temple area, which loses volume and needs treatment to provide it a  youthful look.  The options are hyaluronic acid or fat injection. Forehead – For the forehead, glabella (angry … Continue reading

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Chemical Peel vs Fillers

Posted by Dr. Shahar on March 14, 2012

I have been asked many times what is the preferred choice to improve facial wrinkles, chemical peel or fillers. Deep chemical peels (or phenol peels) are no longer popular due to the unnatural look it provides. The medium peel can … Continue reading

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The Art of Natural Looking Botox

Posted by Dr. Shahar on March 6, 2012

Botox and Dysport are substances that paralyze muscle. Therefore, it is imperative for a physician to have knowledge of muscle location and function prior to injection. Many physicians that inject Botox are not familiar with the exact locations of the … Continue reading

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$150 Facial Peel special for Facebook fans

Posted by Dr. Shahar on February 11, 2012

Become our fan on Facebook to redeem the $150 superficial facial peel offer. As you fan, you're be included in our web-only specials and discounts. How to redeem facebook special: Join our facebook page by becoming a fan. Send us … Continue reading

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Naturallook Institute featured on Living Social

Posted by Dr. Shahar on July 12, 2011

Not even Mother Nature looks her real age anymore, and we can hardly blame her — if she did, she’d be petrified. Slow the sands of time with today’s deal from Natural Look Institute: Hand over $99 and you’ll snag … Continue reading

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We are now offering Permanent Make-Up by Beata Baranska

Posted by Dr. Shahar on March 22, 2011

Permanent makeup is a method of applying natural or synthetic pigment into the dermal layer of the skin. This technique has been medically developed and specifically designed for safe, permanent application. Permanent makeup is used for a variety of enhancements such as Continue reading

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Dr. Yoel Shahar in Plastic Surgery Practice

Posted by Dr. Shahar on January 2, 2011

When you create a natural look for a patient, their friends know there’s something different but they don’t even know what it is. They just know [the patient] looks better. Yoel Shahar MD, or “Dr Nose” as his patients call … Continue reading

Plastic Surgery Practice – 2010 Top Docs

Posted by Dr. Shahar on January 2, 2011

Choosing a Surgeon

Posted by Dr. Shahar on September 6, 2010

When choosing a surgeon, Dr. Yoel Shahar recommends that you ask the following questions: Continue reading


The Aging Effect on the Face and the Solution

Posted by Dr. Shahar on August 22, 2010

The changes that occur with aging are a loss of volume, gravity changes, loss of skin elasticity, and the formation of wrinkles. The purpose of rejuvenation is to restore and correct these changes. I will start with correcting the loss of volume. With aging, Continue reading

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Fillers vs Surgery

Posted by Dr. Shahar on August 14, 2010

There is great confusion today among patients seeking facial aesthetic rejuvenation. The final outcome of this process depends mostly on what type of cosmetic doctor they meet for consultation. For example, a woman who can benefit the most from a facelift, Continue reading

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Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Posted by Dr. Shahar on August 14, 2010

In recent years, cosmetic enhancement has been growing in popularity. Nearly 11 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were preformed in the United States alone; 1 million of these procedures were preformed on men. Continue reading

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“I am very happy with the results of my Botox treatment (my first ever) and my Jessner’s facial peel…I will likely return for another Botox treatment between my eyebrows and for peels a couple times a year.”

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"I couldn’t be happier with the results! Dr. Shahar made my face look like it was meant to. My nose looks completely natural and complimentary to my features."

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"20 years ago Dr Shahar fixed my crooked nose and since then I’ve seen him for a number of minor procedures. He is the best. I have met dozens of his other patients and they all love him"

"Dr. Shahar, at Natural Look Institute guided me with the Rhinoplasty procedure that helped me to regain my natural nose. Thanks to his efforts and I will recommend him for any type of nose job."

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