Entries by Dr. Matthew Schulman

What is the recovery time for a “Mommy Makeover”?

What is a Mommy Makeover? Before we can talk about the recovery time for a “mommy makeover”, we need to discuss specifically what a “mommy makeover” is. There really isn’t a single procedure that is a “mommy makeover”.  It is a made-up term to describe the combination of multiple procedures into a single operation. This […]

A Brazilian Butt Lift Explained

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is among the fastest growing procedures in plastic surgery. It is unclear exactly why the popularity has grown, but many will point to the curves of well-known celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj as helping to drive the demand.  Social media images have also helped spur […]

How to Choose a Surgeon for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to increase breast size and enhance breast shape, typically through the placement of silicone or saline breast implants.”  Breast Augmentation, or augmentation mammaplasty, consistently remains among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year. In fact, in 2020, breast […]

Body Mass Index (BMI) and your surgery

Body Mass Index, or BMI, is a number that is calculated based on your height and your weight. It is a measure of obesity. There are dozens of free BMI calculators that you can easily find on the internet. When you plug in your height and your weight, you will get a number, and this […]

Plastic Surgery Trends for 2021: The COVID Effect

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. Illness, death, social distancing and restrictions, workplace disruptions, and uncertainty has been the focal point of 2020 and will most certainly extend for a considerable amount of this coming year. Despite this, in my New York City Plastic Surgery Office, I am seeing upticks in the demand […]

Do I need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Two of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons are Tummy Tucks and Liposuction. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, these two procedures account for almost half a million procedures per year. These are two very different procedures, but are commonly confused. Each one addresses different things and may not […]

Yes, Cosmetic Belly Button Surgery is a “Thing”

I bet you didn’t even know that cometic belly surgery was a “thing”. But it is, and it is very popular. Cosmetic belly button surgery, or umbilicoplasty, can improve the appearance of your belly button and the overall appearance of your torso or abdomen.  If you are unhappy with the appearance of your belly button, […]

Why a Tummy Tuck may be what you need

One of the most popular procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons is a Tummy Tuck, or abdominoplasty. This is a procedure that almost every plastic surgeon has performed. In fact, recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicate that over 93% of plastic surgeons report that this is a procedure they routinely […]

Common Reasons to Undergo a Breast Reduction

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your breasts. This operation is common and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there were about 50,000 breast reduction procedures performed in 2019. What is breast reduction surgery? TheAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons defines breast reduction, orreduction mammaplasty, as the removal […]