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
The 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
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
Congratulations 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.
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
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
Because the majority of my new york city breast implant patients are young women of childbearing age, the issue of breast implants and breastfeeding is an important one. I am routinely asked if the presence of breast implants affects the ability to breastfeed. While many people think that they do, the answer is “No.” Breastfeeding with breast implants also does not place the baby at any risk.
As I lounged on the beach this weekend (with my SPF 50), my eyes wandered to all the breasts around me. It’s ok, because as I tell my wife, it’s all “research” and I assured her it was for my latest blog entry. Breasts can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. But the point is that the breasts that I observed are likely not the same size and shape that they were five years earlier. Breasts are extremely susceptible to changes – they change with age, weight, pregnancy, and breast feeding. To understand why, we have to examine the physiology of the female breast.
I perform a lot of breast augmentations, especially as we approach the warm summer months. While my results have been excellent, there are a few things that we as plastic surgeons have little control over: the development of capsular contracture, implant rupture, and poor scarring. Of course, we use a variety of techniques to reduce the incidence of these things, but there still remains a large unknown component. Read more
Much has been written recently about Heidi Montag and her “10 plastic surgery procedures in one day.” I would like to give my thoughts about the many issues that pertain to this “story.”
First, let me dispel the myth that ten plastic surgery procedures cannot be performed in one operation. While I will admit that this is a lot, you must keep in mind the complexity of each procedure. Read more