Better Breast Implants with The Playmate Breast Augmentation Technique

Before and After breast implant exchange surgery

This is a 32 year old woman who wanted sexier, larger breast implants without looking over the top or unnatural. She elected to undergo a breast implant revision surgery using the Playmate Breast Augmentation Technique that is specifically designed to handle the issue of placing larger size breast implants with a natural, sexy appearance.

Her 350cc saline implants were replaced with Inspira Full Profile SRF 560cc silicone implants, and this is the result at 3 weeks after surgery. Even though her implants are more than 200cc larger, they actually look more natural, more symmetric, and more proportional. This kind of result can only be accomplished with the Playmate Technique in which the implant is placed in a way that allows it to sit in a natural position even though it is a significantly larger than average size.

In addition to the size increase, and more central cleavage, the position of her nipples has been corrected so that they no longer appear to be pointing down. The end result is incredibly sexy, but natural at the same time. And because she chose the new Inspira implants, her breasts have the ultra natural feel of the teardrop implants, but the appearance of a full profile round shape.

If you want to see her full story and photo set in our Before & After gallery, please click here, or if you would like to read more about The Playmate Breast Augmentation Technique, please click here instead.


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The No Touch Breast Augmentation Using the Keller Funnel and Inspira Breast Implants

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.


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Before and After Teardrop Gummy Bear Implants

Before and After teardrop gummy bear implants
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.

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Using Multiple Fillers for Cheekbone and Undereye Rejuvenation

Best injectable products for undereyes and cheekbones
There is no perfect filler for every situation, and most of our patients receive a combination of products each geared towards a very specific area of the face or eyes. This is the combination we’re using today for a 33 year old woman who is having her cheekbones and undereyes treated with a total of 5 syringes of product.

  1. Juvederm Voluma x 2 syringes for her cheekbones highlights and to lift the lower face
  2. Juvederm Ultra Plus x 2 syringes to fill her undereye hollows and feather in the results from her cheekbones
  3. Belotero x 1 syringe as a suerficial filler for the tear trough and the line that demarcates her lower eyelid bags
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How Breast Implants Drop and Settle

How breast implants settle over time after breast augmentation surgeryDropping, 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…

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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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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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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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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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Kim Kardashian looked great at her Vegas Birthday Bash

Kim Kardashian birthday pics las vegasIf you ask me, I would say that Kim Kardashian’s 34th birthday bash in Las Vegas this past weekend was a big success…

… not because of her gorgeous white dress… and not because of the huge amount of press the event brought in. It was a success because Kim looked better than she’s looked in several years. It’s no secret that Kim is a fan of plastic surgery, and until now she’s been looking a little over the top, particularly with her Botox, cheeks, and lips. All of those seem to have been brought back under control without taking away from her usual ultra-voluptuous Hollywood look.

Keep reading for a breakdown of which plastic surgery procedures are working for her right now, and what she might be able to do better in the future to keep this look going through the rest of her 30’s and 40’s.

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When can I get a massage after breast augmentation surgery?

having a massage with breast implantsAhhhhh… there’s nothing like a good massage… just not too soon after breast augmentation surgery.

It’s a good idea to wait at least 6 weeks after your breast augmentation procedure to have a massage that requires you to lay on your stomach for more than a few minutes. The pressure of your bodyweight, plus the extra force that your practitioner uses during the massage, will displace your breasts to the sides and may stretch the implant capsules enough to allow the implants themselves to shift towards the sides more than you might like. This could lead to a widening of the space between your breasts and less cleavage.

Keep reading to learn more about the precautions you can take for massages after breast augmentation, and about other issues related to laying on your stomach when you have breast implants.

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How Much Do Saline Breast Implants Cost?

saline breast implants nycBreast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure may be performed using saline or silicone gel implants. Patients should know the difference between both types of implants in order to make an informed choice.

Dr. Nicholas Vendemia, an experienced plastic surgeon in Manhattan, NYC, discusses various aspects of breast augmentation with his patients during the initial consultation. He will also provide cost estimates for both saline and silicone implants and explain their pros and cons to the patients.

Average Cost of Implants

Implant costs constitute a significant part of the overall cost of breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure. More than the absolute cost aspect, Dr. Vendemia makes sure that his patients in New York City and surrounding areas understand the actual cost-effectiveness of saline as well as silicone implants, and make the most appropriate choice as per their aesthetic needs.

The cost of saline implants may range from $1,600 to $2,200, while in the case of silicone implants, the cost may be in the range of $2,000 and above. Some of the latest highly cohesive silicone implants are likely to cost more, but they offer a substantial advantage in terms of aesthetic appeal. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Vendemia usually recommends silicone implants to his patients, despite the marginally higher cost.

Cost-effectiveness

Cost factor in any aesthetic surgery procedure should be viewed in relation to the estimated aesthetic benefits. The goal of a patient is to achieve safe, stunning, and completely satisfactory and desirable outcomes. The cost of the procedure will be forgotten quickly, but a poorly performed surgery or an unsatisfactory outcome will stay with the patient for a long time.

The popularity of silicone gel implants has surpassed that of traditional saline implants by far over the last few years. Advancements in technology in case of silicone implants have made them more natural looking in terms of their touch, feel, and appearance. Therefore, Dr. Vendemia recommends to his patients in Manhattan, NYC to opt for silicone implants, unless they have a compelling reason to choose silicone implants.

Cost-effectiveness of the implants must be evaluated in terms of the long-term satisfaction and aesthetic appeal that the implants deliver. Dr. Vendemia believes that the choice of implants is a vital decision that will often have a bearing on the final outcome of the breast augmentation procedure.

Marginal Cost Difference

The cost difference between saline and silicone implants, when viewed in perspective of the overall costs of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, will be quite marginal. There are major cost components such as the fee charged by the plastic surgeon, the anesthesia costs, the costs of the surgical facility, and other related costs. When all these costs are aggregated, the overall cost of the procedure may be in the range of $8,000 to $15,000, depending on various factors.

In this entire cost breakdown, the cost of implants constitutes only one small component. Therefore, even if the patient decides to choose cheaper implants, it will only reduce the overall cost of procedure very marginally. Therefore, for their own benefit, Dr. Vendemia recommends his patients to choose outstanding and sound implants in order to make the entire surgical effort as well as the costs involved completely worthwhile.

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Silicone Breast Implants

implant-choice Silicone Breast ImplantsDr. Nicholas Vendemia is an experienced plastic surgeon providing a wide range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation. Patients in and around Manhattan, New York City have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments at his plastic surgery practice.

Dr. Vendemia uses proven and innovative surgical techniques to achieve the best outcomes for his patients. In case of breast augmentation surgery, he highly recommends the use of advanced quality silicone implants for safe and desired aesthetic results.

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Right Choice of Implants

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon in NYC, Dr. Vendemia believes that the choice of breast implants has an impact on the final outcome of the procedure. Therefore, he recommends no compromises when choosing the type and quality of implants. The implant cost is essentially only a part of the overall cost of breast augmentation. Therefore, it may not be an advisable approach to put the entire procedure at risk just to save on the costs of implants.

Cost Comparison between Saline and Silicone Implants

Breast augmentation plastic surgery can be performed with either saline or silicone breast implants. Dr. Vendemia recommends the use of high quality silicone implants to his patients in and around Manhattan, New York City. As a cosmetic surgeon, he likes to educate his patients about the pros and cons of both saline and silicone implants in order to help them make the appropriate choices.

The cost of silicone implants is typically higher by about $1,000 or more when compared to saline implants. In fact, some of the latest FDA approved qualities in highly cohesive silicone gel implants may be a little more expensive in comparison to traditional saline implants. However, Dr. Vendemia says that comparing the outcomes of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery with silicone implants to those of saline implants will be like comparing apples to oranges.

Advanced silicone implants such as Gummy Bear are produced with a highly cohesive silicone gel core, which makes them extremely safe and form stable. With the high safety standards of the latest qualities of highly cohesive silicone implants, plastic surgeons such as Dr. Vendemia recommend their patients to opt for these implants, even if they are relatively more expensive when compared to traditional saline implants.

Cost of Breast Augmentation

The overall cost of a Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation procedure offered by Dr. Vendemia may range between $6,000 and $8,500. The actual cost will depend on the nature of surgery involved and other factors. High quality silicone implants, as recommended by Dr. Vendemia, may cost in the range of $3,000 or above. In comparison, the cost of saline implants may be only about $2,000. The cost of implants may also vary depending on the choice of size, shape, texture, and the particular FDA-approved manufacturer.

Finance Options

A range of financing options is available to patients looking for silicone implant breast augmentation. In many cases, the option may involve a period of zero interest for qualified applicants. Monthly installments may be as low as $200 in several cases.

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Do You Need Love Handle ( AKA muffin top ) Liposuction?

Do You Need Love Handle ( AKA muffin top ) Liposuction?A common aesthetic concern of patients is to get rid of the dreaded ‘muffin top’ look, which is caused by love handles. It makes them appear heavier than they actually are. That makes love handles as one of the most requested liposuction areas. The challenge is that it can be difficult to tone and trip this area with diet and exercise.

Love handle liposuction is typically combined with abdominal liposuction or other procedures to achieve the desired contour. The fabulous part is that liposuction in the love handle area can cause a very significant impact in terms of aesthetics. Recovery is faster and easier, which makes it a fairly safe area for liposuction.

Awesome Candidates

Love handle liposuction is best suited for people who are bothered by localized accumulated fat in the love handle area. Outstanding candidates will typically have fine health and moderate body weight. Liposuction is not designed to be a weight reduction procedure.

The patient should ideally be a non-smoker or be prepared to quit smoking few weeks before and after the procedure. Patients with realistic expectations about what love handle liposuction can and cannot achieve will usually achieve the best satisfaction levels.

Procedure

An experienced plastic surgeon will customize the treatment according to the aesthetic needs of an individual patient. The procedure of love handle liposuction involves making small incisions in the targeted area. A tiny, slender tube called a cannula is used to dislodge and remove the fat deposits from the love handles. The surgeon will try to hide the tiny incisions within the natural creases of the body so that scars remain inconspicuous later on.

Following the surgery, the patient may have to wear a compression garment for support and to expedite healing. Initial swelling and bruising will subside within a few weeks. As the swelling resolves completely over a period of few months, slimmer and firmer contours in the treated area will be revealed.

For more information on cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Vendemia (Dr. V) performs in New York City / Manhattan visit: 

Are Silicone Breast Implants FDA Approved?

Silicone Breast ImplantsSilicone breast implants were approved by the FDA on November 17th, 2006. Ever since then, the popularity of these implants has grown with each passing year, and breast augmentation has become one of the sought after cosmetic surgeries in the United States. The safety and performance of these implants is continually monitored through long-term post-approval studies by the FDA.

Patients typically report very high success rates with these implants. Dr. Nicholas Vendemia in Manhattan, NYC, who is an experienced cosmetic surgeon for procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction, recommends the latest qualities in silicone implants to his patients. The proven effectiveness of these implants can help a plastic surgeon meet the patient’s aesthetic goals from breast augmentation surgery.

Studies on Safety and Performance

Prior to the FDA approval for silicone breast implants, some patients had concerns regarding the safety and long-term performance of silicone implants. One of the key worries was that in the event of implant malfunction, damage or breakage, the silicone gel might leak and travel to other parts of the body, causing potential harm. However, these concerns were adequately addressed during detailed studies about the safety and performance of silicone implants by the manufacturers.

The FDA conducted a thorough review of the clinical and pre-clinical studies of each of the manufacturers. The studies were also reviewed by independent scientific groups as well as external expert advisory panels deliberated over the results of these studies. The FDA went one step further and conducted inspections of each of the manufacturer’s facilities to determine their compliance with the appropriate quality standards. The majority of women who participated in these scientific studies reported being satisfied with the breast implants.

As an experienced breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Vendemia assessed and evaluated the high safety and performance standards of silicone implants. Considering their excellent aesthetic benefits and safety standards, he likes to recommend highly cohesive silicone implants to his patients in New York City and surrounding areas.

A Soft and Natural Feel

One of the strong points of silicone implants is that they are able to mimic the soft and natural touch and feel of breast tissue very closely. To make them safe against gel leakage, the manufacturers surround the silicone gel core with three layer of outer shell. While this makes the implants slightly firmer, but most patients prefer a firmer feel because it still remains soft and natural to touch.

Highly Cohesive Silicone Implants

With the FDA giving its approval to highly cohesive silicone gel implants, patients now have the opportunity to receive the most advanced qualities in breast implants. The touch, feel, and overall experience with these implants leave the previous technologies significantly behind. Leakages with these implants are a thing of the past, and the patient can enjoy a wholesome breast enhancement experience in terms of safety as well as performance.

Tests with highly cohesive implants have shown that even when the implant shell is cut in half or it is squeezed, turned upside down or shaken, the silicone gel does not move away from its core. The gel remains solid, but the implant remains soft and supple from the outside.

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Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Right For You?

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing Manhattan | NYCSkin is probably the most aesthetically important part of the body. Due to aging, sun exposure and other factors, the skin begins to lose its natural elasticity and suppleness. Wrinkles, fine lines, creases and sagging skin may show up, which can make a person look older and less attractive. Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective non-surgical ways to enhance the condition of skin and rejuvenate it.

An experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Nicholas Vendemia provides state of the art laser based skin resurfacing solutions to his patients in New York City and surrounding areas. Dr. Vendemia is well-known in Manhattan, NYC for plastic surgery procedures ranging from rhinoplasty to breast augmentation. For patients who are keen to avoid cosmetic surgery, he offers customized non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments such as laser skin resurfacing.

What is Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Skin resurfacing technique essentially involves gentle removal of the topmost layer of the skin that may have wilted due to dead cells. Instead of removing this top layer of dead cells using plastic surgery techniques, it is possible for a cosmetic surgeon to employ advanced laser technologies and achieve the same outcome without using the scalpel.

The removal of the rough and blemished top layer of the skin paves way for the emergence of fresh, rejuvenated skin. It gives a more youthful and smoother looking appearance to the patient. As a plastic surgeon and laser expert, Dr. Vendemia provides customized LiteTouch Laser Skin Resurfacing procedure to his patients in and around New York City.

LiteTouch Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Dr. Vendemia provides the unique LiteTouch Laser Resurfacing package at his practice in Manhattan, NYC. The technique is designed to use three laser wavelengths instead of the typical single wavelength to achieve outcomes that go deeper than just the top layer of the skin. The first stage of the procedure involves the application of Optimized Pulsed Light (OPL), which is very effective in removing brown spots, red spots, signs of sun damage, broken capillaries, hemangiomas, telangiectasis, and melasma. The focus is primarily on the face, neck and chest.

The second stage of the procedure involves an application of a patented mid-range fractional laser treatment. This moderate treatment helps tighten the loose skin around the eyes, jowls, jaw line, neck, knees, and elbows. The technique is designed to achieve deeper skin penetration with lasers, without harming the healthy surrounding tissue. The mid-range wavelength laser can penetrate deeper than other technologies. The goal is to heat up the deepest targeted layers of skin and stimulate collagen production. New collagen causes smoother, tighter skin to appear over a period of three to four weeks.

The final stage in the procedure is the application of fractional ablative resurfacing laser to restore smooth, vibrant and youthful looking skin. It erases the typical signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes, mouth and other targeted areas of the face. Compared to traditional laser treatments, LiteTouch Laser Skin Resurfacing achieves more effective and longer lasting results.

 

Gummy Bear Breast Implants

Gummy Bear Breast ImplantsAccording to the figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 300,000 breast augmentation procedures are performed in the U.S. each year. That makes it one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country. Other breast surgery procedures such as breast lift and breast reduction are also sought after by many patients. Dr. Nicholas Vendemia in Manhattan, NYC is an experienced plastic surgeon for these procedures.

What are Gummy Bear Implants?

Traditional saline and silicone gel implants have been used for breast implant surgery for several years ever since these were approved by the FDA. However, in recent times, implant manufacturers have come up with advanced qualities of form stable implants in the United States. These implants are made from highly cohesive silicone gel to ensure that they can mimic the natural shape, touch and feel of the breast as closely as possible.

These implants are thicker at the bottom and tend to taper towards the top. The higher consistency of the silicone gel in these implants helps them maintain this natural shape. Even if the implant is damaged, broken or cut in half, the highly cohesive silicone gel does not flow out from the shell. These advanced implants are popularly known as gummy bear implants. Their approval by the FDA has caused a new revolution in the field of breast augmentation surgery.

Benefits

Gummy bear implants provide numerous benefits that were not previous available with traditional saline or silicone implants. Therefore, Dr. Vendemia, who is an expert for breast surgery procedures such as breast implants, breast lift and breast reduction, recommends these implants to suitable candidates in and around New York City. He will examine a patient’s breast anatomy and aesthetic goals before recommending the most appropriate implant options. If the optimal choice is gummy bear implants, Dr. Vendemia will recommend them to the patient.

One of the key benefits of these implants is that they are able to match the natural shape of the breast, providing more fullness towards the bottom of the breast. Since the silicone core in these implants are stiffer and highly cohesive, ripples, and wrinkling of the implant is reduced. Additional firmness that these implants provide is usually preferred by the patients. Some studies have indicated that these textured gummy bear implants reduce the risk of the patient developing capsular contracture.

Minimal Risk of Leakage

The FDA had originally approved only saline implants because saline solution is highly biocompatible. In the event of implant damage, the solution gets naturally absorbed in the body. However, the saline implants had several limitations, which made many people choose silicone implants despite their perceived higher risk of leakage. Now this limitation of silicone implants has been completely set aside with the introduction of FDA approved gummy bear implants.

In that sense, gummy bear implants offer the best of both the worlds. Their safety quotient is very high because the risk of leakage is almost non-existent. If the implant becomes damaged or breaks due to any reason, the highly cohesive silicone gel from the core will not leak out or spread to other parts of the body. It will remain confined in its position only.

About Saline Breast Implants

Saline Breast Implants NYC | ManhattanDr. Nicholas Vendemia provides state of the art breast surgery procedures in Manhattan, NYC, which include breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation is an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure in the U.S. because of the improving surgical techniques and availability of high quality FDA approved breast implants. Patients in New York City and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery from Dr. Vendemia.

What are Saline Breast Implants?

The FDA has approved two types of breast implants, which include silicone implants and saline implants. Saline implants are made of a silicone outer shell that is filled with a sterile saline water solution. Saline implants may be pre-filled or some types can filled according to the patient’s breast anatomy during the breast augmentation surgery.

These implants are available in sizes ranging from 120cc to 960cc, and the shells may be available in smooth and textured forms. The FDA has approved the use of saline implants for patients who are at least 18 years of age. However, in case of breast reconstruction surgery, there is no such age restriction. Saline implants may also be used in breast revision surgeries, which are designed to improve the results of a primary surgery.

Benefits

Saline implants may be filled to the precise size as needed by the patient. The sterile saline solution is fully biocompatible, which means that in case of an implant leak, the solution will get naturally absorbed by the body and cause no harm. Leakage in case of saline breast implants is also easier to detect because a quick deflation of the implant will take place.

Saline solution makes these implants relatively lighter and comfortable. The procedure of implant insertion is less invasive because the implant can be placed in the breast tissue in its deflated condition through a smaller incision. Chances of scarring may become reduced in such a procedure.

Saline vs. Silicone Breast Implants

Rippling is a common occurrence in saline implants, which makes them less aesthetically pleasing as compared to silicone implants. Advanced qualities of silicone gel based implants are more natural looking not just in terms of appearance, but also in their touch and feel. Highly cohesive silicone gel implants are more stable and retain their natural form under all conditions. A growing number of people now prefer silicone implants for breast augmentation due to their numerous benefits.

Dr. Vendemia strongly recommends the use of silicone gel implants to his patients in New York City and other areas. With advancements in implant technologies, safety standards of silicone implants have improved dramatically. Superior qualities in silicone breast implants are now manufactured with a highly cohesive silicone gel core, which does not leak out even in case of implant damage or breakage.

In terms of feel and experience, silicone gel implants can mimic the natural breast tissue most closely. They are soft and supple to touch and feel. The silicone gel core is very solid, and does not move away from its position. Therefore, the aesthetics remain maintained, the safety remains high, and yet the softness and suppleness of natural breasts can be experienced by the patient.