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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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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 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.

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

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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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Breast Implants Under or Over the Muscle?

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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: 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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Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

complications after breast augmentation, breast implant complications, breast implants leaks, capsular contractureImmediately after breast implant surgery, it’s normal to have some discomfort and swelling in your breasts—in fact, your chest area is probably not going to feel or look quite like what you want it to for at least two (and possibly three) months after you have your procedure done!

Persistent discomfort or long-lasting aesthetic abnormalities may require revisional surgery.

Read on to learn about the most common risks after breast augmentation surgery!

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When is it safe to have sex after breast augmentation?

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Short answer: 2 weeks. Long answer: It depends on what you mean by safe!

Immediately after breast implant surgery, there are millions of tiny blood vessels that are trying to their best to heal. These new vessel connections are extremely delicate, and even the smallest elevation in heart rate or blood pressure can cause them to break or leak.

In a recent article in Women’s Health Magazine, Amy Beal and Paige Greenfield say “Breasts are covered in a network of tiny blood vessels that become engorged with blood as heart rate and blood pressure rise during sex, literally causing your boobs to blush.”

More disrupted blood vessels means more bruising and swelling, and a longer recovery. If enough of these new vessels break, you could wind up back in the operating room with a hematoma, and more importantly, with a higher risk of developing a capsular contracture in the future. It takes about two weeks for these blood vessels to heal, so keep it PG until then!

After the 2 week mark, it isn’t the blood vessels that you need to protect; it’s the implant capsule. The capsule is a layer of scar tissue that forms around the implant and eventually helps hold the implant in place. The capsule takes about 6 weeks to fully form, so before this time it is relatively easy to disrupt. If the capsule is disrupted, your implants could shift resulting in asymmetry. This is the reason why upper body workouts aren’t recommended until 6 weeks after breast augmentation, but it’s also the reason why you need to be careful in the bedroom!

Short answer: PG until 2 weeks. Long answer: PG-13 until 6 weeks.

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Working Out After Breast Augmentation

Ready to get back to the gym after breast augmentation? Get the answers to all your questions from Equinox Personal Trainer, Jason Agnello, and New York City Plastic Surgeon, Nicholas Vendemia, MD, on FITFineLines.com.

Working Out After Breast Augmentation You exercise because you care about how you look. You’ve also chosen to have breast augmentation because you care about how you look, and now you’re ready to get back to the serious business of sculpting your ever-closer-to-perfect ladyframe. Restless, and wondering how and when to begin your routine? I asked our own Dr. Nicholas Vendemia for his advice on keeping my post-augmentation clients strong,  healthy and SAFE in the gym. Keep reading for … Read More

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New Breast Implants Will Drop Over the First 3 Months

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Breast augmentation was officially the most popular cosmetic procedure in 2010, and for a very good reason… the results are fantastic!

Those fantastic results take a little time though. It’s very common for brand new breast implants to sit a high on the chest, but this shouldn’t worry you. There are a few reasons why implants sit high right after surgery, but the most common reason is that your surgeon put them there on purpose to compensate for the fact that your skin will stretch over the first 2-3 months after the procedure. As the skin stretches, the implants descend into their final perfect position.

In the above picture series, you can see how brand new breast implants drop over the first 3 months after surgery.

1 Month

The implants are sitting fairly high on the chest, and they are quite swollen. The nipples are pointing down just ever so slightly because of the high position of the implants, and this gives the illusion that the breasts are sagging a bit. This is entirely normal and expected at only one month after surgery.

2 Months

You can see that the implants have descended a few centimeters, and the nipples are in the center of the implant. The illusion of sagging has disappeared, as has most of the swelling.

3 Months

The implants have dropped into their ideal position, and the swelling has completely resolved. The nipples are in the center of the implant, and they are now pointing just slightly skyward. This new position reflects the final few centimeters of implant descent, and the ideal position for breast implants in relation to the overlying breast.

Questions?

If you have any questions about breast implants or breast augmentation surgery, feel free to stop by the office, call, email or text! We’re always happy to hear from our clients, patients, and readers!

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How to Make the Best Decision for Your Breast Implant Incisions!

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Are you thinking about getting a breast augmentation? You’re not alone!

Over ten million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, and the number one procedure continues to be breast augmentation surgery. The technology for breast surgery has improved in leaps and bounds in recent years, and with each new advancement comes more choices. Lots more choices!

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is what kind of incision your doctor will make when they insert your implants. This is almost as big of a decision as choosing the size and style of your implants, since your scar placement can change the aesthetics of your overall result.

Not sure which type of incision is best for you?  Keep reading to learn about the pros and cons of all four incision decisions!

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Do breast implants make mammograms more difficult?

 

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Mammograms may be one of the more dreaded things on your healthcare to-do list—right up there with pap smears and visits to the dentist’s office. But, you can’t ignore the fact that they’re one of the most important preventative measures a woman can take when it comes to protecting her health.

What do you need to know about mammograms if you have breast implants? Read on to learn why they’re so important, and what you need to find out before you schedule an appointment.

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NEW Before & After Breast Augmentation Photos!

Before and after breast augmentation, before and after breast implants, Nicholas VendemiaThis is for all the faithful BreastBlaug readers out there who have been helping us “Blog the Aug” but wishing for some Before & After Photos!

Check out the newest Before & After Breast Augmentation Photos from MAS at www.MASBreastImplants.com!

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Are Breast Enhancement Products Busting with Results or Just Plain Busted?

Tablets to grow ta-ta’s! A bra that grows you boobs!

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It’s no surprise that pills,creams, and other purportedly “all-natural” breast-enlarging solutions are as widespread as they are. It’s also very tempting to believe that they work, especially when you consider that many women are uncomfortable with the idea of committing to the expense and the surgical aspect of a breast augmentation procedure.

So what should you believe? Read on to learn more about vitamins and vacuum bras to “help”boost your bust. Will they leave you busting out or just busting your bucks?


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MRI’s for Your DD’s! A Better Way to Check for Breast Implant Leaks

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Are your implants getting enough attention? Ahem, from you that is!

It’s tempting to believe that once you’ve made the decision to get breast implants, that the process is a done deal. In fact, many women believe that the only time they’ll ever have to thing about their implants again is when they’re admiring themselves in a hot new bikini!

For the most part this is true. Implants do not require a lot of maintenance. But there is one thing that I feel all women with breast implants should make sure to do periodically: get MRI scans of their breasts.

Keep Reading to find out why an MRI is a good idea for your DD’s!

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