Did Plastic Surgery Save Larry King’s Marriage?

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According to US Magazine, Larry King and his beautiful wife Shawn are officially calling off their divorce.

Shawn recently moved back home after her hiatus in a Beverly Hills hotel, and released the following statement to E!: “We love our children, we love each other, we love being a family.”  A few weeks ago, we wondered if Shawn’s fantastic facelift had anything to do with the decision to put the divorce proceedings on hold…

Now it’s Larry’s turn to get something done 🙂

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!

Business men are having cosmetic procedures to stay competitive!

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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.

My 3 Favorite Cosmetic Procedures!

Plastic surgeon new york, breast enlargement new york, rhinoplasty new york, liquid facelift new yorkOne question that I get asked all the time is, “What are your favorite procedures?” And in case you were wondering the same thing, here’s the answer:


Plastic surgeon new york, breast enlargement new yorkBreast 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.


Plastic surgeon new york, rhinoplasty new yorkRhinoplasty 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.


Plastic surgeon new york, liquid facelift new yorkThere 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.

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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!


Laser Treatment for Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

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.

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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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Gummy Bear Breast Implants

gummy bear teardrop shaped gummy bear breast implantsTeardrop 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…


Celeb Kaley Cuoco supports breast augmentation!

actress kaley cuoco admits to breast augmentation surgeryIn 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.

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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.

Saline Injections for Temporary Breast Augmentation

saline injections for breast augmentation temporaryIf 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.


The No Touch Technique for Breast Augmentation: the new gold standard

Keller Funnel No Touch Breast Augmentation by New York Plastic Surgeon Dr Nicholas Vendemia of MASHere at MAS, we are committed to innovation and advancement in breast augmentation surgery, and we thought that it would be prudent to introduce you to what we feel is becoming the new gold standard for breast implant insertion: the No-Touch Technique utilizing the Keller Funnel.

The Keller Funnel is a specialized polymer sleeve used to insert implants of all types into the body without actually having to touch the implant or expose it to potential contaminants on the skin surface, the operative field, or from the air. The sleeve allows the implant to be transferred directly from it’s sterile container through the incision with minimal exposure to it’s surroundings, and also allows for a near-frictionless insertion that minimizes stress on the implant and the incision.

The No-Touch Technique offers the highest possible level of sterility and safety, and we are proud to offer this technique to our exclusive breast augmentation clientele. Keep reading for more information and a video demonstration of the Keller Funnel in action.


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.


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.