Lady Gaga in the Raw at the 2010 VMA’s!

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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?


Kim Kardashian’s Got MAS Appeal!

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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!

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Beauty Without The Blade Event at Bare Escentuals!

Bare Escentuals NYC, Beauty Without The Blade event, Dr. Nicholas Vendemia, MAS, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon New York CityMAS 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 welcomes Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Grant Stevens, to New York City!

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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!

Bridal Beauty Blast! Save $500 on Lips, Botox and a MAS Magnifique Facial!

wedding beauty tips, Botox New York, Plastic Surgery, New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia of MASIt’s every bride’s dream to look her best on her wedding day, and to take the most beautiful pictures ever!

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:

  1. Plump your ‘pout with Juvederm
  2. Erase stress and wrinkles with Botox
  3. Brighten and tighten your skin with a MAS Magnifique Facial

Three treatments… one visit… priceless pictures on your wedding day!


Phone: 917-703-7069

Office: 1175 Park Avenue, New York City

20% off Facebook Special!

MAS, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery, Dr Nicholas Vendemia, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon NYCThe 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!

MAS Gift Certificates for Xmas!

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 gift certificateLaser Hair Removal
  • CoolTouch Skin Tightening
  • IPL Laser Treatments
  • MAS Magnifique Facials
  • Park Avenue Skin Care Packages
  • Clarisonic Pro Ultrasonic Cleansing Brushes

Give us a call at 917-703-7069 or email us at to have a gift certificate shipped to you, or to schedule a time to pick it up in our Park Avenue office!

Happy Holidays from the entire staff at MAS! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

The Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation™

breast implants nyc, best plastic surgeon for breast augmentationIn 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!


How to Treat Melasma

melasma treatments, hyperpigmentation treatmentsIf 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.

Best Moisturizing Night Cream for Wintertime

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!

Tweet me your winter skin care questions @DrVnyc, or stop in for a consultation! 917-703-7069

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York

Gummy Bear Breast Implants: VIDEO

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.

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Plastic Surgeon New York

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Botox for Migraines

botox for migraines by new york  plastic surgeon dr nicholas vendemia of manhattan aesthetic surgeryI do quite a few Botox treatments for migraines, and I wanted to share one of my recent experiences with you.

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).


Does my choice of incision affect the risk of capsular contracture after breast augmentation?

incision choices for breast augmentation surgeryNew 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 15-20%, but new data suggests that the risk can be decreased to approximately 5% with inframammary incisions (in the fold under the breast). 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 incision for your breast augmentation procedure.

Keep reading to learn more about incisions for breast augmentation surgery and capsular contracture…


Juvederm VOLUMA is here!


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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…


IPL for Freckles and Sun Damage

IPL treatments for summer sun damage and freckles

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.

If you have any questions about using IPL for treating freckles and sun damage, please feel free to give us a call or text message at 917-703-7069 or send us a message by clicking here.

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York

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Earlobe Repair Surgery

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The most common reason for earlobe repair is a gradual weakening of the earlobe tissue caused by heavy earrings. It can also be caused by catching your earring on something and forcefully tearing the lobe, but showing off heavy bling is the most likely culprit.

The good news is that torn and damaged earlobes can be repaired. Earlobe repair is a fairly pain-free procedure that can be done under local anesthesia in the office setting. For most patients, it takes about an hour, and you can go back to work the same day if necessary (although we do recommend that you do take the day of the procedure off so you can apply some ice).

The damaged section of the earlobe is excised, and the remaining healthy tissue is meticulously repaired with very delicate stitches on the inside and out. The stitches are so small that most people would not notice anything out of the ordinary about your repaired lobes when you go back to work, and they don’t require any special care other than keeping them clean with your normal face wash. The outside sutures are removed on the 5th or 6th day after the procedure, and the inside stitches dissolve after earlobe tissue is healed. The incision does leave a small, but very inconspicuous, scar that will be hidden almost completely after the ear is re-pierced. The scar will be red/pink for several weeks after the procedure, and then will gradually fade to an almost invisible thin line.

A meticulous repair involving the internal and external tissues of the lobe is the key to a strong, long-lasting repair, so be cautious about who performs your procedure. The surgeon should be comfortable with earlobe surgery, and he or she should be willing to take their time to ensure an adequate repair. Otherwise, the lobe will simple tear through again as soon as you start to wear earrings.

Women can re-pierce their ears and wear light earrings about 8 weeks after surgery, but clips on earrings can be worn before then.

If you have any questions about earlobe repair surgery, please feel free to give us a call at 917-703-7069 or send us a message through our website by clicking here.


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Plastic Surgeon New York

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NOTICE: None of the celebrities discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog.

Study finds breast augmentation improves a woman’s sex life

sex life improves after breast implants study findsA survey study among members of the popular QA site found that a significant percentage of women with breast implants report that their sex lives improved after the procedure.

  • 61% reported having sex more frequently
  • 70% reported having a more satisfying sex life overall

While the finding of this study aren’t surprising, it’s still nice to know that breast augmentation surgery produces such benefits that often times can’t be predicted or measured. It makes sense that boosting a woman’s self esteem would translate into a more enjoyable and active sex life, just as anything that makes a person more attractive would.

Although the study didn’t specify this, I am guessing that a significant percentage of these women would describe their experience as having their sex lives restored or renewed rather than enhanced. At least 40% of my breast augmentation patients are women married with children who don’t necessarily want an augmented look. Instead, they simply want the fullness and cleavage they used to have before they had kids. It’s also quite common to rejuvenate the abdominal area at the same time with a combination of procedures that is commonly referred to as a Mommy Makeover. A mommy makeover includes a breast augmentation to restore the cleavage and fullness lost during pregnancy and breast feeding,  and an abdominplasty (tummy tuck) to remove excess abdominal skin, stretch marks, and repair split abdominal muscles for a flatter, tighter stomach and a smaller waist.

Obviously breast augmentation surgery is not a magic bullet for everyone who is having trouble in the bedroom, but it can be a welcome boost for many women who would feel more confident with an enhanced version of themselves, or with a rejuvenated version of their younger, pre-baby, body.

If you have any questions about breast augmentation or breast implants in general, feel free to schedule a consultation by calling our office at 917-703-7069, or by messaging us here.

Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York

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