Breast Enlargement – How to choose the size of your implant

Even harder than deciding to undergo breast enlargement with implants, is deciding what size implant to choose. The implants can range in size from very small to very large. Choosing the actual implant size can be an incredible source of stress for the patient, her family, and the surgeon.

There are several ways to choose a size – from photos of other patients, from computer imaging, and by trying on some implants. I feel that the best way to successfully choose an implant size is to try on the implants. I have all my patients come to the office a few weeks before surgery and bring the following items with them – a friend/family member/spouse, a bathing suit top, a tank top, a blouse, and a t-shirt. Read more

What happens if my breast implants are too big?

Many women that undergo breast enlargement surgery with implants want to be very large. It is the responsibility of the surgeon to guide them and let them know if the implant size they are selecting to too big for them. What can happen if the implant is too large?

An implant that is too large can cause many problems. These problems may occur soon after surgery or may occur many years later. The incidence of infection, capsular contracture, and implant malposition increases as the size of the implant increases. Read more

Did Taylor Swift get Breast Implants?

Pictures have recently emerged showing popular singer Taylor Swift looking more “endowed”. The singer is known for her long, thin body and her bustier appearance is spurring rumors that she has been surgically enhanced with breast implants.

While I have many celebrity clients (which I will never name), Taylor is not one of them, so I can only comment on the Taylor Swift Breast Implants photographs that have appeared on popular websites like Hollywoodlife.com. Read more

Kristen Stewart’s New Breasts – Padded Bra or Implant?

Recent photographs of Twilight Star Kristen Stewart show her with a significantly larger chest. The actress has always been known for her petite figure, including her small breasts. Her new appearance has sparked rumors about possible breast implants. The classic question arises: Is it the result of breast implants or a padded bra? Read more

Breast Implants for $214 per month – Financing your Plastic Surgery in NYC

There are countless procedures to improve your body, but because these are elective cosmetic procedures, they are not covered by insurance or flex-spending accounts. For obvious reasons, plastic surgeons require payment in full prior to the procedure and this can be in the form of check, cash, or credit card. There is another method of payment that is becoming extremely popular – financing. Read more

Five Cosmetic Surgery Procedures to Get You “Bikini-Ready”

cosmetic surgery to get bikini ready new york cityThe temperature is rising and summer is approaching. Everybody’s mind is on the beach, fun, and sun. The problem is that you may not be “bikini-ready”. Here are five of the latest procedures from top New York City Plastic Surgeon, Matthew Schulman M.D., to help get you that perfect bikini body.

1. Botox-Assisted Breast Augmentation – Dr. Schulman has created a rapid recovery breast augmentation procedure using Botox. To eliminate those months of “high and unnatural” implants that results from traditional breast augmentation, Dr. Schulman carefully injects Botox into the chest muscle at the time of the augmentation. Read more

How to get natural-looking breasts with rapid recovery – Short Scar Botox-Assisted Breast Augmentation

As a specialist in cosmetic breast surgery, I perform a large number of breast augmentations. While over 300,000 breast augmentations were performed in the U.S. in 2011, not all of them were good ones. Breast Augmentations may appear easy to do, as evidenced by the countless poorly trained and inappropriate doctors trying to do this surgery. However, breast augmentation is very difficult to do really well and the revision rate for breast augmentation remains very high nationally. In my practice, I strive for natural-results, minimal complications, and a rapid recovery. I have created a technique for breast augmentation that I think helps me to achieve my goals. While perfection is impossible, I think I get pretty close. Read more

Named to Castle Connolly Top Doctors

Top Doctor 2012Congratulations to New York City (NYC) Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman for his inclusion into one of the most prestigious group of healthcare providers – Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctor” 2012. These Top Doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories – and much more – are screened by the Castle Connolly physician-led research team. Those doctors who are among the Top 1% in their specialties and in their communities are selected to receive this award. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included in any Castle Connolly Guide or online directory.

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“Fixing” Breast Implants Gone Bad

Breast augmentation remains among the most common cosmetic surgeries performed each year. While commonly done, it is also commonly done “badly.” Revising breast augmentations is among the most difficult procedures that plastic surgeons perform. Unfortunately, revising breast augmentations from other surgeons remains common in my practice.

In order to understand how problems can be fixed, we must first understand where problems can occur. I like to categorize these problems into 4 major areas: Read more

It is Possible to Get “Natural-looking” Breast Implants

Many women desire breast augmentation but decide not to have the surgery because they fear looking “fake.” There are ways to avoid having breasts that announce to the world that they are implants. It is possible to have breast augmentation surgery that gives a natural-looking result. Here are things to keep in mind: Read more