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
(New York, NY) March 4, 2012
New York City Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Matthew Schulman, has been recognized as one of the “Top Plastic Surgeons in America” in the 2012 Castle Connolly’s guide to America’s Top Doctors. He joins an elite group of physicians who have been selected to represent “the best of the best” in the field of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery.
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
(New York, NY) According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 13.1 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010, a 39% increase in the last decade. Breast augmentation led all cosmetic surgeries with 296,203 procedures performed.
We have all heard about Botox to reduce lines and wrinkles in the face. But I now use it in a totally new way – in your breasts. Yep, you heard that right. I perform a Botox-Assisted Breast Augmentation. This involves injected Botulinum Toxin into the chest muscle during breast augmentation. Temporarily weakening the chest muscles during a breast augmentation serves several purposes:
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.
Many people wonder about the appropriate age for cosmetic surgery and when someone is “too young.” This has been debated in the media. There is not one simple answer to this question and it depends on the procedure we are talking about. In general, a person needs to be physically ready for the procedure and the associated anesthesia. The body part that is being operated on needs to be in the proper stage of development, which usually means that it is no longer growing. Psychologically the person needs to be old enough to understand what is being done and be able to make a decision about it. It is always best if the person is old enough to really understand the procedure and be equipped to deal with the social after-effects of the surgery. As you can imagine, these are very individualized decisions, based on the person, the parents, and the specific procedure requested.
There are three basic options for the incisions used to place breast implants – peri-areolar (around the areola), inframammary (in the breast crease), and trans-axillary (through the underarm). The incision represents how the implant is placed. Each incision has pros and cons. Below is a basic review of the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
Capsular Contracture is commonly referred to as “hardening of the implant”, but it this is a total misnomer. There is normally a soft capsule that forms around a breast implant, but when this capsule becomes thickened and hard, it is considered abnormal and is called Capsular Contracture or CC. CC will essentially “squeeze” the underlying breast implant. There are varying severities of CC and can range from simply slight hardening to a painful and grossly distorted breast implant. The treatment is very difficult and complex so much like anything, the key is prevention.