The MAS Pinterest page was recently refreshed and taken to a whole new level of pinning excellence! There is a board filled with fantastic pins for just about every area of beauty you can imagine, including boards for Skin Care, Laser Treatments, Celebrity Surgery Gossip, Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, and even Yummy Foods that keep you looking your best. You can even get messages from the MAS team, and read all about Dr. V and the staff right right on the page. So what are you waiting for? Start pinning!
There’s no doubt that bringing out the bling is great for the red carpet, but for normal everyday life keep the bling in the box.
Earlobe repair is a fairly common procedure, and the most common cause is a gradual weakening of the earlobe tissue caused by wearing heavy earrings too frequently. It can also be caused by catching your earring on something and forcefully tearing the lobe, but wearing heavy bling too often is the more likely culprit.
Keep reading to learn more about the procedure of earlobe repair…
Teardrop shaped breast implants, commonly referred to as Gummy Bears, are becoming more popular nowadays after the two major manufacturers, Sientra and Allergan, both got their FDA approvals recently.
Gummy Bear Breast Implants are fantastic devices, but they aren’t for everyone. They have their own unique set of advantages and disadvantages when compared to traditional round silicone breast implants, so make sure you have all the facts before you take the plunge and commit to one or the other.
Keep reading for more info on Shaped (Anatomic) Gummy Bear Breast Implants…
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a fantastic way to reduce the number of freckles and sun damage on your skin, so now that fall is officially here, and winter is right around the corner, consider a series of 3-4 treatments to get your skin ready for the next sunshine season.
The woman in the above photo series had two fairly aggressive treatments with the MaxG IPL/OPL system from Palomar, and you can see the amazing difference in the uniformity of her skin tone. The treatments were spaced about 4 weeks apart, and she did elect for a macrodermabrasion treatment in between her IPL sessions to speed up the process of the freckles flaking off. She had several freckles and flat moles that got extremely dark in the summer sun, and that is what prompted her to seek treatment.
The treatments themselves are fairly painless with numbing cream applied to the skin beforehand, and the treated areas will be bright pink for a few hours. The freckles themselves will turn even darker almost instantly after the treatment, and will continue to darken over the following 24-48 hours. This is a sign that the treatment was effective… the light was effectively absorbed by the pigment, and the pigment has changed in response to the light. If you don’t see this darkening, chances are that your treatment was either too weak, that the machine isn’t the best technology, or that your laser specialist didn’t customize the settings properly to your particular skin type.
The dark spots will begin to flake off about 3-4 days after the treatment, and most of the smaller and lighter spots may be completely gone after a week or so. The largest and darkest spots may take a few weeks to fade completely, and the most stubborn of those may need a few separate treatments.Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon New York
Photo Credit: Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery LLC
Juvederm VOLUMA is a new injectable soft tissue filler from Allergan that will compete with Radiesse and Sculptra for lifting the soft tissue of the face without surgery…
New data presented at the 2013 American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) meeting suggests that your choice of incision does affect your risk of capsular contracture.
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. The fold under a woman’s breast is referred to anatomically as the inframammary fold, and an inframammary incision is an incision within that fold. The two other most common incisions for breast augmentation are the periareolar incision (around the bottom half of the areola) and the transaxillary incision (through the armpit). This new research suggests that you have a significantly reduced risk of capsular contrature by choosing an inframammary fold incision over the other three options.
Keep reading to learn more about incisions for breast augmentation surgery and capsular contracture…
The answer to this question is simple… breast implants should look GOOD immediately after surgery, and they will continue to stretch, settle and drop over the course of 2-3 months.
A few months ago, I had the opportunity to treat a woman who traveled from Washington DC to have Botox therapy for her very severe migraines. She had been treated previously in California, Canada, and in several other locations, and although she experienced some relief from those treatments, she never actually “broke the migraine cycle” as I like to call it. Her headaches were less intense and slightly less frequent, but she was still tied to her oral migraine medications (and to their side effects).
We love to share our Before & After pictures, so here is one of our latest and greatest! Absolutely gorgeous result 6 weeks after a breast augmentation!
At first glance this may seem like an easy surgery, but this is actually one of the toughest breast augmentations: a very petite woman who is in very good shape and wants a large size implant. It is extremely difficult to achieve a natural look with this combination of factors, but as you can see, it is possible. She underwent a submuscular (under the muscle) breast augmentation with a 397cc (full C cup) 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 improve even more as the bottom half her breast completes it full stretch and the implants rotate down into an even more natural position.
Inverted nipples are pretty easy to find in the general population, but surgeons who fix them aren’t as common. Most women don’t even know that there is a procedure to repair inverted nipples, so we thought this Before & After photo might be “worth a thousand words”.
An inverted nipple repair procedure can be done under local anesthesia, and takes about 90 minutes to do both sides. You can go back to work the same day if you have to, but most patients will opt to go back the following day. The recovery period is pretty painless (most patients will only take a few prescription strength pain pills the night after surgery and then switch to regular Tylenol), and most of swelling will be gone in less than a week.
The After photo in the above image is the result at 2 weeks after surgery, and you can see that her nipple has gone from inverted to a normal appearance with almost no visible scars.
Many people still believe that saline breast implants are a safer choice over silicone, but in many cases this belief is based on old information about outdated implant technology.
Now that highly-cohesive silicone gel implants (AKA Gummy Bear Implants) are FDA-approved for cosmetic breast augmentations, comparing saline to silicone is like comparing apples to oranges. When silicone implants were made with a liquid silicone core in the 1970′s, leaks were a real concern, and it made sense that perhaps a saline implant might be a better choice.
Nowadays, the majority of silicone breast implants are manufactured with a highly-cohesive silicone gel core, and therefore leaks are essentially a thing of the past. Because of this, the choice between saline and silicone has become much more straightforward. The gel core in the newest generation silicone implants is “cohesive” which means that it sticks to itself and does not travel away from its own silicone core. The above video shows a highly-cohesive gel implant that has been physically cut in half with a scalpel. As you can see, the silicone gel is a solid gel that doesn’t leak out of the implant shell even when the shell has been cut. And even though this gel is a solid, it is still incredibly soft so this implant feels very natural after surgery.
If you have any questions about breast implants or breast augmentation, or if you would like to schedule a consultation and see a few sample implants in our office, feel free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message through our website by clicking here.Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon New York
Photo Credit: Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery LLC
This is a 33 year old woman who wanted to improve her profile by getting rid of the “bump” on the bridge of her nose, which is called a dorsal hump reduction, and softening the appearance of her tip by reshaping the delicate cartilages there.
This is the result at only ONE WEEK after a QuickComfort Rhinoplasty… no bruising… very minimal swelling… and the result will continue to improve for the next 6 months!
Highly cohesive silicone gel implants (AKA “Gummy Bear Implants”) are the gold standard for breast implant technology today, and now there is another shape to add to your list of choices: the teardrop, or anatomic, shape.
The teardrop implant supposedly has a more natural slope and looks more like a natural breast as compared to the myriad of round implant options (low, moderate, high, and ultra-high profiles). The teardrop implant is an exciting step forward in the world of cosmetic breast surgery, but this implant isn’t for everyone, so make sure you discuss all the details with your surgeon before signing on the dotted line.
If you have any questions about the teardrop implants, or about any of the other implant shapes, please feel free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message through our website by clicking here.Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon New York
Photo Credit: Allergan
You don’t always have to spend top dollar to get the best product. Eucerin’s Redness Relief line is excellent, and although it’s a little tough to find sometimes, you can get it at just about any higher end drugstore.
Winter weather will dry your skin faster than just about anything, and wind exposure will leave your skin with a red, inflamed look that most of us could do without. A moisturizing night cream can prevent this altogether by giving your skin the moisture it needs to repair itself after being exposed to the elements.
I have very sensitive skin and have found it difficult to find a night cream that does what it is supposed to do without being too heavy or clogging my pores, but Eucerin fixed those issues with this product. Highly recommend it!Nicholas Vendemia, M.D. Plastic Surgeon New York
There are several treatments available for excessive sweating, also known as hyperhidrosis, but most require several sessions to achieve an acceptable level of sweat reduction, and few offer permanent results.
A 924nm laser fiber can be used to permanently reduce the number of hyperactive sweat glands in the same way that it reduces the number fat cells during laser liposuction procedures. This is why you may sometimes see this procedure referred to as “SweatLipo”. There is no actual liposuction involved in treating excessive sweating, but the laser fiber that is used can be the same or similar in both procedures. We use the SLIM Laser platform at MAS, and have had excellent results with a procedure that is quick, comfortable, and has essentially no downtime.
Keep Reading to learn more about using lasers for treating excessive sweating…
Every woman over 20 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 so you don’t forget.
5 Important Things to Keep in Mind While Watching this Video
- You should be bare breasted for your exam. Don’t try to do the exam through your shirt or bra like she does in the video.
- 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.
- Don’t skip the armpit step. It’s really important to feel for hard or painful lymph nodes too.
- If you find anything that you are not sure about, make an appointment to have a real clinical breast exam right away.
- Self breast exams do not replace the need for screening mammograms which should happen every year after age 40 according to American Cancer Society, or sooner if you have a significant family history of breast cancer.
If you have stubborn dark patches on your skin that appear across your cheeks, nose, and upper lip, you may have a skin condition called melasma.
These dark patches are associated with the hormonal changes of pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and birth control, and are also known to worsen (sometimes dramatically) when exposed to the sun.
If you, or anyone you know, has skin discoloration in this pattern, keep reading to learn more about how to treat it…
Three levels of chemical peels to choose from, all at 30% off regular price!
Bring a friend and each of you will receive 50% off!
November 3rd, 2012
11:00am – 2:00pm
60 E 56th Street, 7th Floor
(b/w Park & Madison)
RSVP 917-703-7069 or click here
All are welcome to attend, but all peels are first-come-first-serve so make sure you RSVP by phone to reserve a time if you want a treatment!
In the past, women who had breast augmentation surgery took prescription pain pills for 7-10 days, had to take off work for up to two weeks, and had a stay out of the gym for up to two months. If you’re looking for an alternative, you’ve found it!
The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation, offered exclusively at MAS in New York City, makes a long painful recovery a thing of the past. Most patients are back to work and most normal activities within a few days.
Continue Reading for more information about The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation!
It’s also time to get rid of all that sun damage that your skin accumulated over the past several months… and not just to look better. Sun spots of any color (brown, red, black or blue) can be, or can become, dangerous if they turn into something more than just a little extra pigment. Don’t forget, the sun is a giant ball of radiation that not only burns the skin’s surface, but also damages it’s DNA, which is how skin cancers begin.
Keep Reading to learn more about the 3 P’s of Sun Protection so that your skin looks fabulous, and so that you keep the number of damaged cells to a bare minimum…
We had an incredible turn out at the Grand Opening party for the new Manhattan office in midtown!
New clients, old friends, and entrepreneurs from the neighborhood all came out the mingle with the staff, test out our new ultra-plush exam chairs, browse our huge menu of beauty services, and sample the signature drink of the evening… The Fountain of Youth.
Here a few photos of the new place for those of you who couldn’t make it…
The “silicone scare” is old news, and silicone breast implants are rapidly becoming the favorite for breast augmentation surgery.
If you’re considering breast implants, but are still a little skeptical about silicone, make sure you do some research before you make a decision. You don’t have to rely on second-hand, outdated information.
Keep Reading to learn more about why silicone implants are becoming the “gold-standard” for breast augmentation.
#1 BREAST ENLARGEMENT
Breast augmentation is one of my favorite procedures because the newest highly-cohesive gel implants are fantastic devices with excellent safety profiles, and because it has one of the highest satisfaction rates of any cosmetic surgery! The procedure takes less than an hour, and most women can be back to work the next day with my Rapid RecoveryTM technique.
Rhinoplasty is an incredibly difficult operation that requires a great deal of precision, experience, and skill… and that’s exactly why I love it! My definition of a good rhinoplasty is one that no one notices except the patient. The results should be subtle, natural, and beautiful, and you should look like a more attractive version of yourself afterwards… not like a different person. With my QuickComfortTM technique, there is almost no pain after surgery, and the recovery time is minimal.
#3 LIQUID FACELIFT
There is no question about it… the Liquid Facelift is the future of facial rejuvenation! In experienced hands, you can get results that are comparable to a surgical facelift with almost no downtime, no pain, and less than 1/3 of the cost. In the LiteTouch Liquid FaceliftTM, I use a unique combination of several different injectible fillers to rebuild soft and natural volume in the cheekbones and under eyes, fill in deep lines and grooves around the mouth, and recontour the jawline to hide jowls and neck.
Give your family, friends, and loved ones the gift of youth and beauty for the holidays! Gift Certificates are available for all of our most popular services, or for any other amount you wish:
- Laser Hair Removal
- CoolTouch Skin Tightening
- IPL Laser Treatments
- MAS Magnifique Facials
- Park Avenue Skin Care Packages
- Clarisonic Pro Ultrasonic Cleansing Brushes
Happy Holidays from the entire staff at MAS! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery but worried about the cost, now is the time to go for it!
For a limited time, we are offering 0% financing plans for breast augmentation through Care Credit.
Offer expires 12/31/11.
The MAS Facebook Page is the best place to get the latest news and tips in the world of beauty and cosmetic surgery, but it’s also the best way find out about the best specials, promotions, discounts and MAS events!
And if that’s not enough, you’ll get an additional 10% off if you Check-In using your Facebook iPhone App!
Join us for a night of pink lipstick and pink ribbons to help in the fight against breast cancer!
WHAT: Quick consults with Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of MAS. Goodie bags and refreshments. Pink ribbons and product giveaways. Raffle to win tons of goodies, products and gift certificates from Bare Escentuals and MAS. All donations and a portion of the proceeds will go to the best in breast cancer research at The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City!
WHEN: October 12th, 2011, 6-9pm
WHERE: Bare Escentuals, 3rd Avenue (between 66th and 67th Streets)
DONATIONS: Any donations are greatly appreciated by us as the event hosts, and also by the thousands of women battling breast cancer right now! You don’t even need to come to the event to leave a donation. Simply send us an email at MAS@ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com, tell us how much you would like to donate, and we’ll send you an online link to make the donation securely. You can also stop by our office at 1175 Park Avenue, or give us a call at 917-703-7069 if you would like to make a charitable donation.
Stimulate collagen growth, brighten, and even your skin tone with our signature clinical facial. This 60-minute treatment includes an ultra-charged cleansing, deep exfoliation, gentle glycolic peel, and a custom eye treatment to improve fine lines and refresh your youthful glow. Regular price $175-$225.
Call, text, or email us today!Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery
1175 Park Avenue
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more and more business men are having cosmetic procedures to stay ahead of their competition in the workplace.
Both surgical and nonsurgical procedures are increasing in popularity with men, but Botox and Injectible Soft Tissue Filler treatments, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra, are standing out from the crowd. There is a growing group of men who believe that looking younger and healthier gives them a competitive advantage in making sales deals, obtaining a promotion, or securing a new job.
According to New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of MAS, “About 90% of the people having cosmetic procedures are still women, but the percentage of men having Botox and Fillers has almost doubled in recent years, and continues to rise very quickly. It’s obvious that having a little help in looking good isn’t just for women any more.”
MAS wants to help brides everywhere make this happen! Stop into our office anytime between now and July 31st to take advantage of our Bridal Beauty Blast special. Save $500 on the following 3 ultra-popular bridal treatments:
- Plump your ‘pout with Juvederm
- Erase stress and wrinkles with Botox
- Brighten and tighten your skin with a MAS Magnifique Facial
Three treatments… one visit… priceless pictures on your wedding day!
Office: 1175 Park Avenue, New York City
One of the coolest fashion Vid’s we’ve ever seen! Click here to check it out…
We want to take this opportunity to extend the warmest possible welcome to Dr. Grant Stevens from Marina Plastic Surgery Associates in Los Angeles, CA! Dr. Stevens is a world authority in the realm of aesthetic plastic surgery, and a true role model for plastic surgeons everywhere. He’s speaking at the New York Regional Society meeting on 5th Ave this coming Saturday April 30th, and we know that we;re not the only ones who can’t wait to soak up some of his West Coast wisdom! Welcome to New York City Dr. Stevens!
Rejuvenate and relax with MAS Magnifique, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery’s signature facial and glycolic peel.
This refreshing facial is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and will leave your skin glowing! Many of the products used for this facial are part of the Vivite skin care line, created by Allergan (the same company who makes Botox, Juvederm, and Natrelle breast implants). All Vivite products are made with their unique GLX technology, which is a combination of glycolic acid and natural antioxidants. Together, these ingredients promote collagen, hyaluronic acid, and epidermal growth of the skin (essential components for healthy, radiant, young skin).
What is MAS Magnifique?
This facial begins with a gentle cleanser to wash away any make up, oil, and other irritants that build up on the skin throughout the day.
Your skin is then exfoliated, with the help of a high-speed clinical cleansing brush. The brush helps the cleanser penetrate the skin, while gently scrubbing away the top layers of dead skin. This leaves the skin looking fresh and smooth.
Next, your skin is prepared with a glycolic prep, designed to help the skin absorb the products evenly. Vivite’s glycolic peel is then applied to diminish pore size by taking exfoliation to a whole new level! A soothing peppermint mask is used after the peel has been washed off to cool and calm your skin, and a redness-reducing moisterizer with sunscreen is applied to complete the facial.
How long does it take?
It usually takes 45-60 minutes, depending on your skin type.
Is there any down time?
No, this is a mild peel that does not require any down time. You can immediately re-apply your make-up and go on with your day looking noticeably more radiant and beautiful.
How much does it cost?
The MAS Magnifique Facial is priced $175, but if you mention this article when you schedule your consultation, you’ll get it for $99!
How do I schedule a MAS Magnifique Facial?
Call or text 917-703-7069 to make an appointment at our beautiful Park Avenue office in New York City!
MAS is teaming up with everyone’s favorite mineral makeup boutique, Bare Escentuals, for a night of Beauty… Without The Blade! Find out about the latest spring and summer makeup and beauty trends, mingle with some of NYC’s most talented makeup artists, and meet Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Vendemia!
WHAT: Free aesthetic consultations from Bare Escentuals makeup artists and Dr. V. Gift certificates for a variety of products and services from MAS and Bare Escentuals.
WHEN: April 27th, 6-9pm
WHERE: Bare Escentuals, Third Avenue (between 66 and 67th Streets)
CONTACT: 917-703-7069, MAS@ManhattanAestheticSurgery.com
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We’re guessing that bump will spring right back into nothingness within 15 minutes of that baby being born
Congratulations to Miranda and Orlando on their baby to be, and best wishes from everyone at MAS!
Kim Kardashian got uncovered for the latest cover of W magazine!
Although it’s not the first time Kim’s taken it all off in print(Playboy,Harper’s Bazaar), we hope it’s not the last either. What a knock out!
We love the “klassy”, flirtatious banners across Miss Kardashian’s more sensitive spots and the silver shimmer to her skin through the spread.
Hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it! Kim definitely does both!photocredit: W magazine, nydailynews.com
Vive la France!
Only in Paris and only on the renegade runway of Jean Paul Gaultier would the bodacious Beth Ditto be walking in Fashion Week!
Ms. Ditto gives a whole new meaning to SUPER-model. She is about four times the size of the average fashion plate, and about four times the woman as well. I’ve been following the un-ignorable lead singer of The Gossip for years because you just cannot take your eyes off of her!
Beth lives full-frontal. Her one of a kind style, larger than life personality, and boundless talent continue to put her in the spotlight around the world. It’s amazing to think that she hails not from LA or NYC, but Arkansas. We say that just gives her even more MAS Appeal!
I just wonder, have she and Gaga have ever met?photo credit: AP, huffingtonpost.com
We hope the birthday girl is having as much fun today as she was during Fashion’s Night Out at Bergdorf’s last week!
We can’t believe how much Nicole’s improved over the past decade. From anorexic-rehab wreck to a first-class fashionista-mother-of-two-bride-to-be! And they say people can’t change…
Considering most of us thought she’d barely make it to twenty five, we wish her nothing but the best of it all as she wraps up this decade of her life!
Funny how her life seems so much more simple now!
Looks like a great time, but what’s with the fashion? It looks like Katy got attacked by the bedazzler, and Rhianna chose the luscious color of watermelon for her hair on her last trip to the salon
MAS Appeal or Trash Appeal?
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Lady Gaga is the new “Octomom”! To 8 little moon-men that is!
Along with her VMA’s, Gaga managed seemingly endless wardrobe changes last night, but this look stole the show for the most MAS Appeal.
We first caught a glimpse of Gaga’s fresh-meat look on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan, but we loved the revamped raw look she had on last night even more! We’re not sure if that shabu shabu style’s going to make it onto the runways at NYC’s Fashion Week, but the Haus of Gaga never ceases to amaze!
Gaga’s fashion is a cut above! We just want to know are those Filet Mignon Manolo’s?photocredit: justjared.com