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 You don’t have to rely on second-hand, outdated information.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.
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!
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.
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breast implants are a safer choice over silicone, but in many cases this belief is based on old information about outdated implant technology.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.
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 download joomla 5 template 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.
If you have any questions about breast augmentation surgery, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or contact us through our website by clicking here.
We have had the good fortune of seeing a truly international clientele in our New York City breast augmentation practice, and one of the most common questions our clients ask is “When can I travel after my procedure?”
There are several considerations to traveling after surgery to make sure you’re traveling safely after any elective cosmetic procedure, 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…
In the May issue of Cosmopolitan, actress Kaley Cuoco said that her decision to have breast augmentation surgery in 2004 was one of the “best decisions I ever made.” I applaud Kaley for her candidness about a very private subject, and I’m glad to see someone proud of their decision to have cosmetic surgery. There is a reason why breast augmentation surgery is at the top of list of the most popular and most satisfying procedures year after year… it’s a great operation with great results.
If you’ve been thinking about breast augmentation surgery and have questions about the procedure, 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 MASNewYork.com
Photo Credit: Paul Archuleta and Kevin Winter via NYDailyNews.com, Cosmopolitan Magazine
NOTICE: 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. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.
If you want to how your breasts might look with breast implants, or if you just want to temporarily enhance your cleavage for a big event or vacation, The 24-Hour Breast Augmentation™ might be for you. It’s a great alternative to surgical breast augmentation if you’re not ready to go under the knife, or if you’re planning to go under the knife later.
Keep reading to find out more about how saline injections can be a great alternative to breast implants, or how they can help you pick the perfect size implants for your future surgery.
There 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…
2014 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…
Allergan 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. (more…)
Dropping, settling, and “fluffing”, are the most common terms used to describe the single most important phenomenon in breast augmentation surgery.
As the skin beneath the nipple stretches, it allows the breast to take on a rounder, more attractive shape, and also allows the implant to drop or settle into a more natural position. This improves the slope in the upper pole of the breast, and is the final step towards having your true “final result”. For most women, this settling process is 70-80% complete around 3-4 months after surgery, and 100% complete at 9-12 months.
Keep Reading to see more of this series of photos showing how breast implants drop and settle over time in one of our actual patients…
Breast augmentation surgery is a big investment, and it’s important to protect that investment after the procedure with a top-quality bra that fits and supports that way a good bra should.
Mass production bras are usually not enough to provide good long term support for augmented breasts, so we send our breast augmentation patients to custom-fit bra shops within a week after their surgery. The fit specialists at these stores taught us a few things about how bras should fit, and offered up several pieces of helpful advise for finding the perfect bra size and keeping it that way.
Keep reading for our top 5 bra fitting tips for breast augmentation…
Breast lift procedures can sometimes leave women frustrated with a lack of cleavage and perkiness 3-6 months after the operation.
The results can look quite good initially, but over a relatively short period of time the breasts can stretch, sag, and droop in a way that makes it difficult to create the cleavage that most women were hoping for after investing the time and money in a mastopexy procedure. Breast augmentation can be performed after breast lift surgery to restore the perkiness and cleavage in a more permanent way, and when performed by a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast implants, the procedure can be extremely satisfying with a simple recovery and no additional scarring. A secondary procedure may also give you a chance to have unsightly scars revised, or to even out asymmetric areolas, both of which occur frequently after breast lifts.
If you are not satisfied with the results of your breast lift, consider learning more about breast implants after breast lift surgery. It’s an excellent option for many women who wish their lifted breasts had stayed “lifted” for a longer period of time.
Many women wonder how soon new breast implants start looking good, and here is a great example.
This is a 32 year old woman who had a Playmate Breast AugmentationTM with Natrelle teardrop gummy bear (Style 410, Full Height, Full Projection) 335cc breast implants, under the muscle. This is the result at only three weeks after surgery. The skin below her nipple will continue to stretch and round out over time, the implants will continue to soften, and continue to look better and better all the way to a full two years after her procedure.
Her procedure was quite difficult in that she had so little natural breast tissue to begin with, and because she was using a sizable breast implant with a great deal of projection. Cases like this are our specialty here at MAS, and this is where the Playmate Technique shines as one of our most popular offerings.
This short video demonstrates the No-Touch Breast Augmentation technique using the Keller Funnel and the newest breast implants, the Inspira model with an ultra natural, fuller silicone fill that lessens the likelihood of rippling and improves the feel of the augmented breast. The implant used here is a 450cc Full-Profile Inspira, and as you can see, the result on the table is stunning, even before the procedure is complete.
Widely spaced nipples and areolas is a common issue with women of all ages, and many of these women wonder if breast augmentation can treat this problem.
The answer is both Yes and No. Breast implants cannot decrease the space between widely spaced nipples, but it can improve the appearance of the breasts and torso so much that this wide space is not so noticeable. The only way to physically decrease the space between the nipples is to perform a breast lift style operation that results in scars all the way around the areolae, which is usually not an attractive option for most women who are interested in breast augmentation where the scars are normally so well hidden.
Keep in mind that widely spaced nipples is a very different issue from widely spaced breasts and/or breast implants. An excessively wide space between breast implants is a very unattractive look, and is very easy to avoid with appropriate implant selection and surgical technique. This is not the same issue as widely spaced nipples though, so try not to confuse these two concepts.
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How can I get more information about Breast Augmentation?
Feel free to give us a call at 917-703-7069, or send us a message by clicking here Or read more about the procedure on our main information page here.