How soon can I travel after breast augmentation?

when can i travel after breast augmentation?We have a large number of patients that travel to New York to see us for breast augmentation surgery, so naturally one of the most common questions my patients ask is “How soon can I travel after the procedure?”

There are several things to consider when traveling after breast augmentation to make sure you are traveling safely, and as long as you pay attention to these considerations early travel is always a possibility.

Keep Reading to find out more about what you should be thinking about when traveling after breast augmentation surgery…

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Payment Plans for Breast Augmentation

financing options for breast augmentationManhattan Aesthetic Surgery in New York offers it’s clients two excellent financing options that give you the ability to make payments on your breast implants.

Care Credit: This is a first tier financing program that offers excellent interest rates (some clients even qualify for 0% interest) and customized payment plans for cosmetic surgical procedures. This plan can also be used for other medically related expenses like ER visits, dentistry, and even vet visits for your pet! If you are worried about your credit score or credit history, you can also apply with a co-applicant to increase your chances of being approved. You can apply online at CareCredit.com, or we can process the application for you after your consultation.

HELP Card: This is a second tier program that has slightly higher interest rates (no higher than most standard credit cards) in exchange for less stringent credit requirements compared to Care Credit, so it is easier to get approved. This program also has flexible payment plans that can work with almost any budget, and we can help you apply after your consultation or if you get turned down by Care Credit.

If you have any questions about financing for breast implants in New York, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message through our website by clicking here.

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Which incision is the best for breast augmentation surgery?

incision choices for breast augmentation surgeryNew data presented at the 2013 American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) meeting suggests that the inframammary incision (in the fold under the breast) carries nearly a 50% lower risk of capsular contracture than the other incisions (periareolar, transaxillary, and transumbilical).

The overall risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation surgery is a range of about 10-15%, but new data suggests that the risk can be cut to about 5% with inframammary incisions.

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Teardrop Shaped Silicone Breast Implants (Gummy Bears)

gummy bear teardrop shaped gummy bear breast implantsTeardrop shaped breast implants, also know as Gummy Bear Breast Implants, are becoming more popular since they received their FDA approvals recently.

Gummy Bear Implants are great devices, but they aren’t for everyone. They have their own unique set of pluses and minuses when compared to smooth round silicone breast implants, so make sure you have all the facts before you commit to one or the other.

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How should breast implants look right after surgery?

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The first photo was taken during breast augmentation surgery. You can see that her new breast implants look good right away… they don’t look as good as they will once they are healed, but they still look symmetric, attractive, and much better than what she has to start with. They are sitting slightly high on her chest because the skin hasn’t even started to stretch, but overall they look nice.

The second photo was taken the day after surgery. She is  more swollen, and the implants haven’t settled or dropped at all yet (in fact, they actually look a little higher because of the additional swelling), but they still look attractive and symmetric. She can easily imagine what they will look like after they are healed without having to envision any dramatic changes.

If your new breast implants look so bad to you that you are having a hard time envisioning that they will ever look good no matter how much stretching and settling occurs, then there might be a problem. You should speak with your surgeon right away if you feel this way after your procedure.

Keep reading to learn more about how new breast implants continue to look better and better over the course of 2-3 months after surgery…

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Larger size implants with a petite frame…

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This may seem like an easy procedure, but this is actually one of the toughest breast augmentation surgeries. This woman was very petite and in very good shape with incredibly low body fat, but she wanted a larger sized implant. It is extremely difficult to achieve a natural look with this combination of factors, but as you can see, it is possible with a highly advanced technique of implant insertion.

She underwent a submuscular (under the muscle) breast augmentation with a 397cc (full C cup) moderate profile Natrelle silicone implant, and this is the result at only 6 weeks after surgery with only about 80% of the stretching complete. Over the next 6 weeks, her result will continue to improve  as the bottom half her breast completes it full stretch and the implants rotate down into an even more natural position.

With the Rapid Recovery technique, she was back to work in less than a week, and back to the gym after only 10 days.

If you have any questions about breast augmentation surgery, breast implants, or the Rapid Recovery Breast AugmenationTM, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or contact us through our website by clicking here. More before and after photos available here.

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Breast Implant Revision Surgery for Implants that are Too High

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If you’ve spent any time looking at Before & After photos for breast augmentation, you have probably noticed how common it is for the implants to be sitting too high on the chest.

These are photos of a 24 year old woman who traveled to Miami to have her breast augmentation by a “prominent” plastic surgeon, but as you can see in her Before picture (taken one month after her original surgery), she didn’t get a great result. Her implants are sitting VERY high on her chest and they have an unnatural rectangular shape. Her original implants were 650cc high-profile saline that were overfilled to about 700cc. They felt very hard, and looked frozen to her chest when she tried to move them.

Keep Reading to find out how her revisional surgery went and see more photos…

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The Playmate Breast Augmentation™

playmate breast augmentation, D cup breast augmentation, natural looking D cups, breast augmentation new york, breast implants NYCDoes anyone know the most common complaint after breast augmentation surgery?

Believe it or not, most women wish they had selected a larger size! Choosing a size for your new breast implants is a tough decision, and since everyone is scared of looking fake, most ladies tend to err on the side of caution and go with the smaller sizes that leave them wishing they a little extra volume, and a little extra sex appeal, after the surgery.

That being said, using larger size breast implants does require a special technique that is designed to keep them looking as natural as possible, so if you are interested in a larger size like Playmate & Former Heff Girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson, keep reading to learn more about The Playmate Breast Augmentation!

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The Laser Bra Lift!

 The Laser Bra Lift by Plastic Surgery New York by Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of MAS The Laser Bra Lift is an amazing procedure originally developed in Los Angeles in which a laser is used to create an internal bra.

That’s right, in internal bra! The Laser Bra Lift produces a more natural breast shape that lasts much longer than traditional breast lifts, and it’s all due to the internal support that only the Laser Bra procedure can create.

Want to learn more about the Laser Bra Lift? Keep Reading for more information…

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The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation™

Breast Enlargement NYC, Breast Augmentation Malibu Plastic Surgery NYC, Plastic Surgery malibuThinking about getting breast implants but worried about it being too painful? Or about being out of commission for an extended period of time? Well, think again!

The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation, offered exclusively at MAS in New York City and Los Angeles, makes a long painful recovery a thing of the past. Most patients are back to work in two days or less, and are back to normal activities (with a few exceptions) the same day.

Continue Reading for more information about The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation is a trademark of Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery LLC.

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The Top 5 Reasons for Breast Implant Revision Surgery!

Breast implant revision by Cosmetic Surgeon New York Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS Manhattan Plastic SurtgeryIf you have breast implants that you aren’t happy with, take a look at the Top 5 reasons why women choose to have their breast implants revised:

  1. The implants are too small.
  2. The implants are too large.
  3. The implants are too saggy.
  4. The implants are too far apart.
  5. The implants are uneven.
  6. The implants are PIP’s (the sixth reason).

If you have any of these concerns about your breast implants, continue reading for more information about breast implant revision surgery!

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The Scarless Breast Reduction!

Scarless Breast Reduction by NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS Manhattan Aesthetic SurgeryThe Scarless Breast Reduction, also known as the Liposuction Breast Reduction, is gaining popularity among women who want an alternative to traditional breast reduction surgery.

The biggest drawback of traditional breast reduction surgery for most patients is the scarring. There are 3 possible scar patterns after breast reduction: 1) Circumareolar (around the areola); 2) Vertical (around the areola + from the areola down to the fold underneath the breast); 3) Wise-pattern (anchor pattern). In almost all cases, these scars heal very well and do not distract from the overall results. Breast reduction surgery, scarless or not, has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic breast procedure, so you can’t necessarily go wrong with either choice as long as you understand the goals and limitations of each procedure.

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Survey says that Breast Enlargement leads to a better Sex Life!

breast enlargement new york, breast augmentation new yorkA recent survey conducted among members of RealSelf.com found that women who have undergone cosmetic breast surgery are happy about having a better sex life!

  • 61% reported having sex more frequently
  • 70% reported having an overall more satisfying sex life

“I’ve seen so many women come into the office after having a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, and they carry themselves differently. They stand up straighter, they smile more, they dress up a little more, and the feel happier! There’s no doubt that feeling more attractive leads to better relationships in and out of the bedroom,” says New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia.

Dr. Vendemia adds, “Sometimes couple are a little too anxious to get back to the bedroom after surgery, but it’s really important to wait a while before getting back into action. Strenuous activity of any kind, including sex, too soon after surgery can lead to serious problems, so be careful and take lots of cold showers for the first two weeks!”

If you have any questions about cosmetic breast surgery, feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vendemia by calling or texting 917-703-7069, or by emailing us through the website at www.ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com.

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PIP Breast Implant Removal

PIP breast implant removal by NYC plastic surgeon dr nicholas vendemia of mas manhattan aesthetic surgery, breast enlargement new york, breast implants nyc, plastic surgeryThe PIP breast implant scandal has been center-stage in the aesthetic safety news over the past few months, and has resulted in several criminal charges against executives of the French company, Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP), that was responsible for manufacturing breast implants with industrial-grade silicone instead of medical silicone in an effort to cut costs.

PIP implants were distributed throughout Europe and South America, and even though the rate of rupture appears to be at least double the rate of medical-grade implants, there is still no consensus on whether or not the implants should be removed.

PIP breast implants were never sold in the United States, but if you are one of the thousands of women who received PIP breast implants in another country, keep reading for more information…

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How to Choose the Perfect Size Breast Implants

Breast Augmentation by New York Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery, breast implants, breast enlargement, plastic surgery, dr plastic surgeon, how to choose the right size breast implantsThere are so many shapes and sizes of breast implants available that it can make your head spin!

Have no fear though! Choosing the perfect size is a lot easier than it sounds.

Continue Reading to learn more about how I help my patients choose the right size… not too big… not too small… just right!

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How long do breast implants last?

Breast Augmentation Breast Enlargement by NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS | Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery | Plastic SurgeryNothing lasts forever, and breast implants are no exception!

One of the most common misunderstandings about breast implants is that they last a lifetime. Breast implants have a lifespan just like everything else… your car tires wear out… your bras wear out… and your breast implants will eventually wear out.

Continue Reading to learn more about exactly how long breast implants last, and how you should plan for your future once you decide to have breast augmentation surgery!

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How to Perform a Self Breast Exam!

Breast cancer awareness : breast implants : breast reconstruction : self breast examIt’sBreast Cancer Awareness Month!

And you know what that means… lots of pink ribbons, and lots of reminders to do your self breast exams!

Every woman over 25 should  know how to do a proper self breast exam. The best treatment for breast cancer is early detection, so make sure to take five minutes every month to do a good exam.

Pick a day that’s easy to remember like the “first Friday” each month and stick to it!

For all you ladies who’ve had a little surgical enhancement, this is for you too! Remember, breast implants don’t cause breast cancer, or make it harder to detect breast cancer. In fact, breast implants are still the most popular method of breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

Check out this great “how to” VIDEO on how give yourself a proper exam!

3 Important Things to Keep in Mind While Watching this Video

  1. You should be bare chested for your exam. Don’t try to do the exam through your shirt or bra like she does in the video.
  2. Use concentric circles to make sure you examine the entire breast, and use the same pattern every time so you don’t miss a spot.
  3. Don’t skip the armpit step. It’s really important to feel those lymph nodes too.

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Breast Implants Under or Over the Muscle?

Breast implants under the muscle, breast implants over the muscle, breast implants under vs over the muscle, subglandular breast augmentation, submuscular breast augmentationSo you’ve decided to get breast implants – or are at least very seriously considering it – yet aren’t sure exactly how you want them done. If so, you’re in good company – virtually every woman who considers breast augmentation has at least one question about the procedure and the results.

One common question I receive is this: Should I have my implants above or below the muscle? Patients undoubtedly hear good stories and “horror” stories about each approach, so we’ll talk about each approach here so you can make an informed choice with your plastic surgeon.

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Top 10 Breast Facts That Every Woman Should Know!

Breast facts, breast implants, breast augmentation, breast feeding, breast changes during pregnancy, breast liftThere are things every woman should know when it comes to their breasts. From puberty, to pregnancy, to aging, breasts are constantly changing. But what makes your breasts “normal”?

Keep reading to find out the top 10 facts all girls should know about their “girls”…

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Adjustable Breast Implants?

Adjustable Breast Implants, Breast Augmentation, Breast Enlargement, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon NYC, Breast Augmentation by New York Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS | 917-703-7069A recent article in a Chicago newspaper talked about the idea of adjustable breast implants!

This idea isn’t necessarily a new… adjustable breast implants (AKA “tissue expanders”) are used all the time in the first phase of breast cancer reconstruction surgeries. However, the idea of using adjustable implants in cosmetic breast augmentation surgery is relatively new and somewhat controversial.

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How much does breast augmentation cost?

Breast Enlargement by New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of MAS | 917-703-7069There is a plethora of things to consider if you’re thinking about getting breast implants

Saline or silicone? Under the muscle or over the muscle? Which surgeon should you choose? And, of course, how much do they cost?

Keep Reading to get the low down on the cost of breast augmentation surgery!

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Breast Augmentation Before & After PHOTOS!

Before and After Breast Augmentation by NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MAS | Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery | 917-703-7069Considering breast implants?

Wondering what the results might look like? Having trouble deciding between saline and silicone? Over or under the muscle?

No problem! We’re here for you! Ask us all your questions any time you want… we’re happy to help!

Click here to take a look at some Before & After pictures, and then click on any of the photos to ask a question or schedule a consultation.

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Letting it all hang out… on HuffPo!

small boobs, no bra, Breast Augmentation, Breast Enlargement, Breast Implants, Plastic Surgery NYC, Plastic Surgeon NYCWhat is all the hype about going bra-less?? And why is it that women who wear bras are all insecure?

Frankly, I don’t agree. If you want to go bra-less, then do it. If you want to wear a bra, then wear one. You do not have to go bra-less to have confidence, and I also don’t believe that wearing a bra means you hate your breasts!

That being said, in today’s world, if you don’t love your breasts, you can always get breast implants. While this recent HuffPo article strongly advises against implants, there are many facts that this writer got wrong when it comes to implants and the surgery.

Here’s the short-story of what you need to know if you’re considering breast implants…

  1. Breast augmentation surgery is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, with over 300,000 performed in the past year. It is also has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic procedure, which is probably the reason why it’s so popular!
  2. With any surgery, there are risks. The 3 main risks of breast augmentation surgery are bleeding, infection, and capsular contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant). There are of course other risks, but they are so infrequent that they are barely worth mentioning outside of a formal consultation with a plastic surgeon.
  3. If you happen to be one of the few women who has a problem after breast augmentation surgery, chances are that it can be fixed!! The vast majority of breast implant complications are not life threatening, nor do they commonly pose any serious risks to your health.
  4. No medical device lasts forever… which is why we suggest replacing your implants after about 10 years. Newer generation implants probably last much longer than 10 years, but since there isn’t any definitive data on that subject yet, most plastic surgeons still quote the conservative 10 year estimate.
  5. Silicone implants are safe and feel much more natural than saline. Today, silicone implants that are made from highly-cohesive silicone gel (not liquid). You can literally cut the implant in half without anything leaking, hence the nickname “gummy bear implants”.
  6. Watch out for doctors who are not fully-trained plastic surgeons offering breast augmentation! There are more than you think, and the rate of complications in their hands is much higher than it is when your surgery is being done by a real plastic surgeon.

I have seen many patients who love the results of the breast augmentation surgery, and I have seen it completely change people’s lives. Some people like bigger breasts and some people like small breasts. It’s a personal preference! Do what makes you happy, whether that’s going bra-less or getting implants. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with either!

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Letting It All Hang Out: How I Made Peace With My Small Boobs (A Plastic Surgeon’s Commentary)

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An article recently surfaced on HuffPo about the joy of going bra-less, and the unspeakable dangers of breast implants… according to blogger Hallie Seegal that is…

Now, I completely support any lifestyle decision that a woman (or man) chooses to make, including not wearing a bra 🙂  But if you’re attempting to persuade people that your choice is the “right” choice, you should be certain that you have your facts straight. If you present inaccurate information that you don’t truly understand, you’re doing a lot of people a great disservice, so let’s go through Hallie Seegal’s claims one by one…

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Macrolane: The “One Hour” Breast Augmentation

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A new injectible filler called Macrolane is creating some buzz, but not for the usual reasons that fillers make the headlines!

Macrolane is an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler that is similar to popular products like Juvederm and Restylane, but has been developed for use in larger volumes on the body. Juvederm and Restylane are used to treat smile lines (nasolabial folds), under-eye bags (lid-cheek junction), and to re-contour the chin and jawline. These procedures require about 1-5cc of product depending on the area(s) being treated. Macrolane is meant to be used in much larger volumes (20-150cc) for procedures like breast augmentation.

While there’s no doubt that Macrolane breast augmentation sounds like a good idea, it may not be worth all the hype.

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