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April 5th, 2012

For patients looking to replace their saline implants with silicone, you can earn  a $250 American Express gift card from Mentor during their  “Feel the Difference” campaign.  Patients do not have to have Mentor saline implants to qualify. Any saline implants which are changed to Mentor silicone gel…
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Recovery time after breast augmentation surgery

January 29th, 2012

What is the recovery time after breast augmentation surgery  is a question frequently asked by patients.  To answer  that question  each patient has to be define what they mean by “recovery”. Do you mean “when can I return to work” or “when can I return to unrestricted  physical…
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What does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?

January 21st, 2012

The typical cost of breast augmentation surgery, including implants can vary from low of $5800.00 for saline implants to a high of more than $8500.00 for silicone implants.  In some parts of the country ( like New York City for example), breast augmentation surgery can be $10,00 or…
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Does laser (Smart) Lipo offer advantages over other liposuction techniques ?

January 16th, 2012

I was asked recently by a patient  if laser liposuction was  a superior liposuction technique. The short answer is absolutely not. Laser liposuction is  also referred to as SmartLipo and VASER lipo. Both of these terms are trade marks for laser assisted liposuction. These refer to surgical liposuction,…
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Implant position: Under or over the muscle?

May 11th, 2011

A breast augmentation patient inquired yesterday as to whether it is better to place the implant above or below the muscle. The answer to this question depends very much on the individuals characteristics of the patient and the patient’s  desires. The simple answer from your potential surgeon of…
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Reverse Abdominoplasty

April 21st, 2011

Marla Riley Levine of Pelham, New York asked me the other day: “What is a Reverse Abdominoplasty?” Well Mar, a reverse abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure specifically designed to flatten the upper  portion of the abdomen and is generally (but not always) used in conjunction with either liposuction…
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Silicone vs. Saline…which is better for Breast Augmentation?

February 8th, 2011

Many of my patients  who I see in consultation for breast augmentation surgery have questions regarding the benefits of silicone implants vs. saline. This is especially true since the huge media scare  back in the 1990’s claiming that silicone implants were the cause of  a multitude of health…
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Liposuction can remove inches from your waist

February 2nd, 2011

Liposuction can remove inches from your waist by removing localized fat deposits at the Flanks (known as “love handles”) and the area of the lower abdomen ( sometimes referred to as a “pooch”).  Liposuction is considered body contouring and is not to be considered as a method of…
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breast asymmetry

January 19th, 2011

Can breast asymmetry be corrected by breast augmentation surgery? This  is a question often asked by my patients and the answer is “yes”. Many women  are  naturally larger on one side compared to the other.  Based on each patient’s individual characteristics, a surgeon has the option of picking…
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Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL)

November 25th, 2010

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction  (UAL) has been used safely and effectively for years for the removal of  subcutaneous fat for body contouring purposes, but this technology has not been embraced by all surgeons for a number of reasons: it takes specialized training which requires time away from one’s practice,…
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