When can I exercise after breast augmentation surgery?

working out after breast augmentationThe majority of our breast augmentation clientele is quite active, so we frequently field questions about getting back to the gym and other physical activity after surgery.

The recommendations for when to get back to the gym after breast augmentation surgery depend on what type of procedure you had, what type of implants you have, and in which position those implants were placed. There is no universal set of guidelines for every breast augmentation patient. The recommendations for each patient in our practice are as customized as our procedures, so if you had your procedure in another office, please consult with your surgeon before following any of the recommendations offered here.

Keep reading to find out when you can get moving again based on the specifics of your procedure…

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What kind of anesthesia is best for liposuction?

anesthesia for liposuctionOne of the most common questions we receive in our office is “What type of anesthesia is best for liposuction?”

This is a very important question because there are a variety of options available for a variety of reasons, not all of which have safety and comfort at the top of the priority list. That’s not to say that the more expensive option is always the better option because that’s not always true, but your decision about which anesthesia method to select should not be based on price alone, nor should it be based on the myth that local anesthesia is always the safest method (this is also not always true). The best anesthesia for liposuction should provide a good balance between cost, comfort, safety, and affording your surgeon the ability to do the best job he can so you get the best result possible.

The best anesthesia method will allow all of the above to be possible, so there is no need to cut corners as long as you have the facts. Keep reading to learn more about the anesthesia options for liposuction and other cosmetic procedures…

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The Top 5 Changes for Your Summer Skin Care Routine

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Treating your summer skin care routine the same as every other time of the year is the same as using your shampoo to wash your face… just because it’s the easiest option doesn’t mean it’s the best choice.

The sun will dry and sensitize your skin leading to burns and sun damage, and the heat will make you more prone to sweating and oil production leading to breakouts and blemishes. Summer is also everyone’s favorite time for exercise and outdoor activities, so it’s important to practice good skin care habits even when you’re on the go. Fortunately this is all as easy as five quick summer skin care tips that you might not have thought about as you transition into the sunny time of the year.

Keep reading for the five key changes to make to your summer skin care program today…

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Faster Recovery and Smaller Scar with the No Touch Breast Augmentation

Keller Funnel No Touch Breast Augmentation by rapid recovery breast augmentation specialist Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MASWe take breast augmentation surgery very seriously here at MAS, and the Keller Funnel is a serious device for women interested in the safest, quickest, and least traumatic insertion technique for breast implants.

The No Touch Breast Augmentation is redefining the standard for safety and sterility with breast implant surgery of all types (breast augmentation, breast implant exchange, breast implant revision, and breast reconstruction), and in our practice we consider it to be the gold standard for all of our breast augmentation procedures. When the funnel is used properly, the implants are transferred directly from the manufacturer’s sterile container into the sterile funnel and into the breast pocket without being touched by human hands or any other possible contaminants, hence the “No Touch” designation. The funnels advanced hydrophilic coating protects the implant shell during the transfer, and allows the implant to pass through a smaller incision (which translates into a smaller scar) in a way that is far less traumatic than finger insertion (which leads to a shorter recovery time).

Keep reading for more information and a video demonstration of the Keller Funnel in action and see how it compares to traditional finger insertion techniques.

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Deoxycholic Acid (ATX-101, Kybella) Injections for a Double Chin

Deoxycholic acid injections for double chinATX-101 (also known as Kybella), which is the study designation given to deoxycholic acid manufactured by Kythera Pharmaceuticals, is an injectable substance that kills fat cells and is being marketed as a potential magic bullet for double chins. The product recently got it FDA approval for use in the cosmetic industry, but only time will tell if it proves to be a miracle worker or just another fad that fades from the market as quickly as it surfaces.

The FDA approval means only that the product has not been shown to be dangerous in human subjects, but that does not mean that it will produce a great aesthetic result, or that it will replace gold standard approaches to treating double chins like liposuction, liposculpting, or platysma muscle repairs commonly performed with neck lift operations.

In fact, over dissolving the submental (under the chin) fat may lead to a hollowed central neck and an exaggerated appearance of vertical platysma muscle bands that appear with age. Losing too much fat in the neck can be a very difficult problem to correct, which is why most facial surgeons do not remove as much fat from the neck during facial surgery as they used to several decades ago.

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Botox for Migraines: How effective is this treatment?

botox for migraines treatment in new yorkA recent article on Doximity.com offered some excellent advice for those of us who suffer from migraine headaches, but ironically left out one of the simplest and most effective treatments… Botox.

Using Botox to treat migraine headaches remains a dramatically underutilized approach for a variety of reasons. Many people aren’t aware that this is a treatment option, or even if they are they find it difficult to find enough information to make an educated decision about whether or not Botox will work for them. There are also great variations in dosing and technique between different physicians, so it’s often difficult to judge how effective the treatment is.

Botox for migraine therapy is quite popular in our practice, and we’ve had such an excellent success rate with treating even the most severe cases, that we thought it would be beneficial to outline the excellent advice set forth by several migraine researchers across the country in the above referenced article, and to briefly discuss what we feel to be the most effective treatment out there.

Keep reading for more information about what you can do to decrease the frequency and severity of your migraine headaches…

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Popular Treatments for Spider Veins

spider vein treatments in NYCWe came across a recent article in the New Beauty Mag blog about spider vein treatments, and since our very own plastic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Vendemia, does quite a few sclerotherapy injections for spider veins on a weekly basis, we wanted to get his feedback.

We’ve included the full text of the original article so that nothing can be taken out of context, and so that you can get the full opinions of not one, but two experts on this subject… Dr. Downie (the original doc interviewed by New Beauty), and New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia. After all, two heads are usually better than one.

Keep reading to learn more about treating spider veins of all types…
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Don’t Delay Removing PIP Breast Implants


PIP breast implants Many of you will remember the recent scandal brought on by French breast implant maker Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) when the company was disbanded and the executives jailed over their unethical practices of using non-medical grade silicone to manufacture their silicone breast implants sold throughout the world.

It is estimated that 30,000-40,000 women received PIP breast implants that may have caused, or may be causing, unknown and possibly dangerous side effects because of the likely contamination of the silicone gel used in these implants. When the story broke, we received quite a few calls from understandably worried women who wanted to know how they could tell if they had PIP implants, and what they should do about it if they did. We removed quite a few pairs of these implants during that time period, and helped several of these women deal with complications like severe capsular contractors, recurrent seromas (fluid collections), and PIP breast implant ruptures, but since that time we’ve noticed a dropoff in both the frequency of these calls, and in the sense of urgency on the calls that still come in.

If you or anyone you know had breast implants place in any country other than the United States in the past 20-25 years, please keep reading for an important reminder about the dangers of PIP implants, and why you should be concerned even if you aren’t sure if you have them…

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Why do doctors charge consultation fees?

– by Karin Ruiz, Patient Coordinator at Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery

 

Woman Calling for a consultationConsultation fees are a hot topic in the cosmetic surgery industry, and since there is so much variability when it comes to who charges, how much they charge, and what the fees actually pay for, I wanted to shed some light on this subject for those of you considering a consultation with us.

At MAS, we do charge consultation fees because we believe that everyone’s time is valuable… especially yours. We treat our consultations like making a reservation for a first-class airline ticket. You can’t reserve your seat without paying the fee, but once it’s confirmed, your spot is guaranteed. You won’t be flying standby wondering whether or not you’ll actually get to make the trip, and you won’t be holding your breath to see who else might be sitting in your seat when you get on the plane. Our consultation fee allows us to reserve your time exclusively for you, and for us to keep wait times to a few minutes or less for over 98% of our visits. You’ll always have a welcoming atmosphere, plenty of time with the doctor, and a seamless, efficient experience from start to finish.

If you want more specific FAQ’s about consultation fees, please give us a call at 917-703-7069 or keep reading to see a list of commonly asked questions about consultation fees…

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The Best Clinical Sunscreens

the best clinical sunscreensThe American Melanoma Foundation is sponsoring an initiative to find more innovative and more effective sun protection products to help decrease the incidence of skin cancer.

It’s nice to see an initiative like this because there hasn’t been much thought in the world of SPF in recent years, and with our ozone depleting, and more of the damaging rays making it to our skin, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect it. The shelves of any Duane Read are lined with so many product choices that it can make your head spin, so anything that can narrow down those choices for us and give us some direction when it comes to sun protection, is a very good thing. If you want to nominate a new product, or if you know someone who is working on such a product, click here for the entry form. The deadline is April 1st, 2015.

And if you want to read more about my favorite SPF products on the market now, please click the Read more link and enjoy…
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New Inspira® Breast Implants get FDA Approval for Cosmetic Breast Augmentation

Allergan gets FDA approval for new Inspira breast implantsAllergan Medical is introducing a new line of highly-cohesive silicone gel gummy bear breast implants to the market in June of 2015.

The Inspira® implants have been designed to fill a void between the ultra soft feel of the Natrelle implant line and the firmer feel of the teardrop shaped Style 410 line. The fill ratio of the Inspira implants is higher than the standard Natrelle devices but not as form stable as the 410’s, thereby giving the Inspira’s the middle spot in terms of cohesively and firmness.

This is an important product for the market right now because many women find themselves torn between the ultra-natural shape of the teardrop 410 implants and the ultra soft feel of the round Natrelle implants. The Inspira line should fill this gap and give women a choice of gel firmness that is somewhere in between these other two implant lines, and make the decision process a bit easier.
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The Top 5 Surgical and Nonsurgical Cosmetic Procedures in 2014

liposuction in nyc2014 was a big year for cosmetic surgery in the United States! A total of 15.6 million procedure were performed on both men and women, and the overall satisfaction rate has never been higher. The same is true at Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery where we specialize almost exclusively in Breast Augmentation and LipoSculpting. Our Before & After photos have never looked better, and our client satisfaction has been off the charts.

Keep reading to find out what the Top 5 Surgical and Nonsurgical procedures were for 2014, and for our comments on how each of these procedure fits into our practice…

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How to choose the right size implants for breast augmentation

how to choose the right size for breast implantsThere are several ways to make sure you choose the best possible size for your breast augmentation procedure.

While some surgeons rely on the “eyeball” method to select breast implants for their patients, there are far more accurate methods available, and you should take advantage of as many of them as you can to make sure that both you and your surgeon are as confident as possible in the size. It does take some time, and possibly a few office visits, to pick the best size and shape, but it is always worth the small amount of extra effort.

Keep reading to find out more about the methods you can use to be sure you choose the perfect size breast implants…

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The Top 4 Targets for Micro Lipo

Microliposuction is a specialized liposuction technique designed to treat areas of the face and body that are too small for traditional liposuction. Micro lipo often focuses on tightening the skin, although fat removal is performed in conjunction as needed. Here are four great target areas for micro lipo.

#1. Under the Chin

Microliposuction can be performed under the chin to get rid of the stubborn “turkey neck” fat that blunts the neckline from the front and profile views. The entire procedure can usually be performed through a tiny 2-3mm incision hidden in the natural skin crease under the chin where most people already have a scar from childhood trips and falls. The recovery is quick and easy, and short of wearing a compression strap at nighttime for a few fews, you can be back to work 2-3 days after the procedure.

#2. Jowls

Heavy jowls are excellent candidates for micro-liposuction, but thin jowls usually require some sort of skin-tightening procedure to fix. Thick, heavy jowls most likely have an element of extra fat that can be liposuctioned out using specially designed microliposuction cannulas, and then the fat can also be used to recontour the grooves around the jowls for additional smoothing.

#3. Knees

Excess fat above the knees can be treated with microliposuction, but the main benefit here is the skin tightening that occurs as a result of the collagen-stimulating healing response that is generated after the procedure. Some mild bruising and tenderness is possible for a few days, but overall the procedure and the recovery are relatively straightforward and easy.

#4. Cankles

Excess fat around the ankle can blunt the attractive curves of the lower leg, and microlipo can be a great option in this delicate area. The ankles are a particularly tricky area to sculpt and require a skilled surgical touch, along with very special equipment designed for this type of procedure. Compression stockings are necessary for a few weeks after surgery, but the initial results are visible in just a few days.

If you would like more information about liposuction, LipoSculpting, or micro lipo, please free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message by clicking here

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York
MASNewYork.com

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NOTICE: The information presented here is meant for entertainment and/or educational purposes only, and should never be considered as a statement(s) of fact, instructions, or medical advice. None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. No actual patients or clients are shown unless stated as such in the article.

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Botox for Frizzy Hair

botox for frizzy hair treatments in new yorkWhile Botox for wrinkles continues to be the most popular use for this wonder-injectable, new treatments arise all the time.

The newest use of Botox Cosmetic is to combat frizzy hair, which may or may not coincide with the theoretical mechanism of action of Botox for hair loss. When Botox is precisely injected into the scalp skin, it relaxes all of the structure around the hair follicle which most likely allows for greater blood flow and oxygen delivery for a healthier follicle that is less likely to stop producing hair, and also for relaxation of the neuromuscular bundles that supply these follicles and contribute to changes in hair position and texture.

An additional benefit of any Botox for hair treatment (frizziness, thinning hair, or hair loss) is the natural sweat reduction that occurs anywhere that Botox is injected. Botox for excessive sweating is an actual treatment in and of itself in areas of the body that are prone to this condition (armpits, hands, and feet), but effective sweat reduction is also seen in the forehead and scalp after Botox for winkles, Botox for frizzy hair, Botox for thinning hair, Botox for hair loss, and Botox for Migraines.

So the next time you find yourself frizzed out and drenched in sweat after your summer spin class, think about asking your favorite plastic surgeon about Botox for frizzy hair the next time you schedule a cosmetic injectable session. The treatment is quick and easy, but is it not inexpensive given that 100-150 units are typically necessary to see good results.

If you would like more information about Botox for frizzy hair, Botox for hair loss, Botox for excessive sweating, or Botox for wrinkles, please free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message by clicking here

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York
MASNewYork.com

917-703-7069

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NOTICE: The information presented here is meant for entertainment and/or educational purposes only, and should never be considered as a statement(s) of fact, instructions, or medical advice. None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. No actual patients or clients are shown unless stated as such in the article.

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