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Who is with you during your consultation does affect your Breast Implant decision

In my New York City Plastic Surgery Office, many of my patients bring someone with them to their consultation. This support person may be a spouse, a parent, a friend or a co-worker. There is good reason to bring someone with you – they will help you remember what the doctor says and will also offer comfort during what can be an uncomfortable or embarrassing situation. But does the person who accompanies you really matter? When you are coming for breast implant augmentation, it definitely does! I find that breast implant size is directly influenced by the woman’s companion.

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Advantages of 3D-Imaging for Breast Augmentation

Recently I added a 3D imaging software to my breast augmentation practice. This imaging software enable me to convert 2D images of a woman’s breast and convert it into 3D images that I can rotate in any direction. Also, I can then demonstrate in real time the “after” results with specific implants.

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Your Breasts are Cousins, not Sisters

Breasts are like snowflakes – no two are alike. I have seen a lot of breasts in my lifetime, and I have yet to meet a woman who has a right breast that is identical to her left breast. Some degree of asymmetry is normal and expected. This may be a slight difference in the volume, shape, nipple position, or breast fold height. They may be similar, but never identical. This is why I tell my patients that their breasts are like cousins, no sisters.

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What is “Bottoming Out” after breast augmentation?

It is common for your new breast implants to sit slightly high right after a breast augmentation. Over the next few months, the implants will drop into a normal position. Some refer to this process as “fluffing”. But what if your breast implants continue to drop, to an abnormal position? This is referred to as “bottoming out” and is a bad (but too common) complication of a breast augmentation.

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Plastic Surgery Myth or Fact? Liposuction makes you gain weight other places

This is one of the most common questions asked during consultations. There is the perception that if you get liposuction, it will make you gain weight other places. So, is this true or just another plastic surgery myth?

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Success of a Brazilian Butt Lift

The success of a Brazilian Butt Lift has to do with the fat harvesting, processing, and injection technique.

This popular term refers to buttock augmentation with autologous fat transfer. These medical terms may seem confusing, but this means that we make your butt bigger using injections of your own fat. Fat is removed from areas of your body, this fat is processed and washed so that the fat cells are isolated, and then these fat cells are injected into your buttock. In general, several hundred to 1000 cc of fat cells are injected during a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. So, how does making your butt bigger give you a “lift”? By adding volume to the butt, your backside becomes fuller, plumper, and actually gets lifted.

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The Hardest Body Part to Treat – Upper Arms

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in body contouring, I have performed cosmetic surgery on every possible body part – and some you didn’t even know existed. By far, the hardest body part to treat is the upper arms. This area is particularly susceptible to changes in weight and advancing age. This is because the skin is very thin and can sag easily. The result can be unsightly sagging and drooping that can be mild or very severe. My patients refer to their large sagging upper arms as “bat wings”.

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5 Questions to ask when choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon is an important decision. You place an enormous amount of trust in your surgeon and he/she ultimately is responsible for your cosmetic results and your safety. No matter how you first found your surgeon, there are some key questions to ask before you commit to surgery. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic Surgery, here are 5 questions that I think are the most important:

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Most Wanted Celebrity Body Parts

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, my job is to help my patients achieve a certain look they desire. I encourage my patients to be as specific as possible with me about the type of look that they are trying to achieve. It follows, therefore, that my patients often use celebrities as examples. No one says to me, “I want to look like X”. Rather, they say “I want lips like X, and breasts like Y.” Patients now dissect celebrities into specific body parts. It reminds of that scene from Weird Science where they input data into the computer and out pops a beautiful Kelly LeBrock. What are the most common celebrity body parts on people’s wish list?

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Saline vs Silicone Breast Implants

There are two basic choices for breast implants: saline and silicone gel. Each has advantages and disadvantages which I will discuss so that you can be more knowledgeable in your pursuit of breast augmentation.

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