Traveling from out of town for your surgery?

Everybody understands the importance of selecting a qualified surgeon for your cosmetic procedures. Sometimes the best person for you is many miles away. About 20% of my patients live more than 3 hours from New York City. In fact, my patients have come from as far away as Texas, Alaska, France, England, Dubai, Thailand, Ireland, and Bermuda. Our office is very experienced with out-of-town patients. They can set up online and virtual consultations for those who are too far away to come for an in-person consultation.

The required time to stay in NYC will vary depending on the specific procedure that you will be having, but most patients stay in the area for 5-10 days. We can also provide information about discounted hotel accommodations. We even have nearby apartments that are available for your stay in NYC as you recover from your surgery.

Don’t let the distance prevent you from having the surgery you want. Don’t settle for your second choice just because they are “local”. To learn more about traveling for your surgery, contact our office.

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 Continue reading “Did Taylor Swift get Breast Implants?”

Want to change your belly button? Cosmetic belly button surgery is now possible in New York City

If you don’t like your belly button, you can change it. I routinely perform cosmetic belly button surgery in my New York City office. In fact, this has become one of my popular procedures with patients coming to me from all over the world. I perform about 5 belly button surgeries, or umbilicoplasty, per week. This means that I do more of these surgeries per month, than most board certified plastic surgeons do in their entire careers!

There are a variety of changes that I can make to your belly button. I can convert your “outie” to an “innie”. I can eliminate that old belly button piercing that now looks out of place. I can remove a large hood at the top of your belly button. I can make a very small belly button appear larger. I can remove some of the line and wrinkles around the belly button.

Maybe you were born with a belly button that you don’t like, or maybe you had a previous surgery on your belly button that made things worse. Many of my patients have had prior umbilical hernia repairs, tummy tucks, or attempts at umbilicoplasty by other less qualified doctors.

The procedure is done in the comfort of my own office using only local anesthesia. Most cases take only about 45 minutes and you can go about your usual business immediately.

My cosmetic belly button technique has been featured on The Doctors, Good Morning America, and in The New York Post.

To learn more about cosmetic belly button surgery with Top New York Plastic Surgeon, call 212-289-1851 to schedule your free consultation.

The Newest Tummy Tuck Alternative – “Smooth Tuck®”

A traditional tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a great operation for the right person. It removes excess skin of the lower abdomen, tightens abdominal muscles that become stretched with pregnancies, and relocates the belly button to a more youthful location. The end result can be a flat and tight abdomen.

While the results can be excellent, there is considerable recovery that is needed after a tummy tuck. There is typically significant pain for 7-14 days, and physical activity will be limited for up to 8 weeks as the internal stitches in the muscle heal. This can be too long of a recovery for many.

I see countless young mothers in my practice that are trying to get back the belly of their youth. Unfortunately, the recovery of a tummy tuck is just too hard and too long. Imagine not being able to drive your child to school and activities for up to 2 weeks, or not being able to lift your 2 year old for 6 weeks. These concerns are one of the reasons why I created a new tummy tuck alternative, the Smooth Tuck®.

Smooth Tuck® is an alternative to the traditional tummy tuck, featuring a more rapid recovery and faster return to work, family, and physical activities. Because there is no muscle tightening, my patients have ½ as much pain and require ½ as much healing time. The majority of my patients are back to work in 7-10 days and unrestricted exercise in 3 weeks!

You might wonder what the cosmetic result of the procedure is, compared to a tummy tuck, if there is no muscle repair. Instead of the muscle repair, I do aggressive liposuction using a variety of methods (including Laser Liposuction). This gives improved contour to the entire abdomen, flanks, and bra rolls. In most cases the cosmetic results are equal to a tummy tuck, and in many other cases, the results are even better using my Smooth Tuck® technique.

Who is a candidate for this procedure? There are several main candidates:

  1. Women who would do great with a tummy tuck but want a faster recovery with a more rapid return to work, family, and physical activity.
  2. Men who have some excess skin of the abdomen from weight loss or aging
  3. Women or Men who are overweight and considered to be “no ideal” candidates for a traditional tummy tuck.

This procedure has been such a breakthrough, that is has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, WPIX, Dr. Steve Show, The Doctors, and multiple magazines and internet articles.

Smooth Tuck® is my own personal procedure, created from my long experience with body contouring. Unfortunately, I have not yet taught other doctors how to do it. This is because this is such a great procedure that I am still weary about putting its reputation into other doctors’ hands. But you don’t have to live in New York to have the procedure. My office is experienced with out-of-town patients. In fact, over 35% of my Smooth Tuck® procedures are performed on men and women from outside New York State. I have performed this procedure on people from 4 continents, 15 countries, and 21 states! A 10 day stay in New York City is required after the surgery and my office will assist you in hotel accommodations, nursing care, and travel arrangements.

Is Social Media leading to an increase in Plastic Surgery?

Social Media is all around us. Most people have Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest accounts and this is leading to an increase in plastic surgery procedures. The connection may at first confuse you, but it is not so far-fetched. Many of these social media sites focus on photographs. We are constantly posting photographs of ourself, our friends and families. Whether we like it or not, this is helping to emphasize appearance. Nobody wants to look bad in a photo that is put on Facebook and posted to the world. It naturally makes us self-conscious about our facial and body features because we are seeing them for the first time as others are seeing them. Continue reading “Is Social Media leading to an increase in Plastic Surgery?”

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? Continue reading “Kristen Stewart’s New Breasts – Padded Bra or Implant?”

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. Continue reading “Breast Implants for $214 per month – Financing your Plastic Surgery in NYC”

Buttock lift and Enhancement in New York City

Just like any other part of your body, your backside can be changed through cosmetic surgery. Whether you want it lifted, rounded, fuller, or just plain bigger, New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman can help. Using a combination of meticulous liposuction and re-injection of the fat, Dr. Schulman can give you the buttock you desire.

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How to see the most Change in Problem Skin

No matter what skin woes you may have, the way to have the fastest, most effective change in the skin is to tackle the problem with professional treatments and at home with the correct products.

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