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How to avoid the “I wish I went bigger” after breast augmentation

According to national data, the most common reason for reoperation after breast augmentation is not implant rupture, infection, or scarring….it is size change! It is all too common for women to undergo breast augmentation yet still feel like they want to be bigger. As a board certified plastic surgeon specializes in cosmetic breast surgery, this makes me crazy because it is preventable.

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New Plastic Surgery Techniques in New York City

As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, I am always looking for the latest advances in cosmetic plastic surgery. Techniques and Technologies are constantly evolving. Many of these new methods are really nothing new, but every once in a while something really exciting comes along that allows me to offer my patients better results with less pain, recovery, and scarring. There have been a few of these advances that I am really excited about. These include Smooth Tuck®, Keller Funnel™, and PermaLip™.

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Cosmetic Surgery Increasing in Popularity Among Males

Cosmetic surgery has had a reputation for being exclusive to the rich and famous, but the truth is that cosmetic surgery has become more mainstream and more common among the working middle class. I have seen this specifically in my practice. Despite my exclusive Park Avenue location in one of the richest zip codes in the nation, my waiting room is commonly filled with teachers, nurses, and secretaries sitting next to lawyers, executives, and actors. I love this diversity among my patients.

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Buttock Lift in New York City

How to Achieve a Butt like the Stars JLo, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce

In the world of cosmetic surgery, it is common for patients to specifically request the body part of a Hollywood Star – not the actual body part in a Dexter sort of way, but that their body part be altered to resemble someone else’s. When it comes to buttocks, leading the list of most requested are Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Beyonce. While genetics probably has the most to do with it, a good combination of liposuction and fat transfer can help my patients of plastic surgery at my office in New York City.

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Bargain Shopping and Breast Implants Don’t Mix!

Try this experiment – enter “cheap breast implants in New York City” into Google. You may be surprised that nationally there are almost 2 million search results. Many of these results are from plastic surgeons offering breast augmentation for prices that are significantly lower than most other doctors are charging. My personal favorites are $2700 at a plastic surgeon in New Jersey, $2995 in Miami, and $2995 in Beverly Hills. Even some surgeons in the highest priced markets such as New York City are advertising prices as low as $5700. As the old adage goes, “If it sounds too good to be true….”

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Adjustable Breast Implants?

There is a new weapon in the war against small breasts – a breast implant that has adjustable volume. Adjustable breast implants have a port through which saline can be added or removed. This allows the volume to be adjusted for various reasons. Before you get too excited, these are not intended to allow women to increase their breast size for a night on the town, or decrease the size for that important business meeting. The adjustment process involves a plastic surgeon placing a sterile needle through the skin into the fill port that is under the skin and meticulously adding or removing sterile saline solution. So it is a far cry from the Reebok Pump sneaker technology of the Eighties.

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Breast Implants and ALCL- The Association is Rare

Most recently in the news you may have heard about concerns involving an association with breast implants and a form of rare blood cancer. The safety of my patient’s is always my first priority and with the recent news headlines I want to provide you with accurate information.

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Airport Security and Your Breast Implants

If you traveled by airplane over the holidays you might have seen or experienced the latest security measures, x-ray scanners. The Transportation Security Administration has implemented a new advanced body imaging device that can basically see through clothing to detect any form of foreign object in or on the body.

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Will Breast Implants Affect Breastfeeding?

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.

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Size DOES matter…in Plastic Surgery

Patients are demanding surgical procedures with smaller scars, faster recovery, and less pain. This has lead to the increased popularity of minimally-invasive procedures such as the “mini facelift”, “mini tummy tuck”, and “mini brachioplasty”. People even go so far as to request “scarless” surgery. It should be obvious to anyone reading this, that “scarless” surgery does not exist. As plastic surgeons, we try to make scars that are well hidden, but they are always present.

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