Gifting Plastic Surgery this Holiday Season

With the holiday season upon us, we begin the hunt for the most thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. But what about that person in your life who already has it all — from the latest kitchen gadgets to a few new wrinkles? Have you ever considered the gift of plastic surgery? If so, you’re not alone. Since this trend …

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Sheds Light On Important Issue

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October 21, 2015 marked the fourth annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. The first-ever event took place in San Francisco on October 17, 2012, but has since expanded to include 175 events in all 50 states nationwide. “Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy is not for every woman,” states the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, …

Areola Reduction Surgery on the Rise

The average areola is approximately 4.5 centimeters in diameter, but they can become enlarged due to natural sagging with age or breastfeeding. Disproportionately large areolae can also be related to heredity and hormonal changes during puberty. Knowledge that the area surrounding the nipple is larger than normal can erode a woman’s self-esteem and lead to intimacy issues, diminished confidence and …

Back to School Plastic Surgery for Teens on the Rise

September marks the start of the school year when many teens return to the classroom with fuller breasts, new noses, plumper lips – and few raised eyebrows. The American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS) reports that some 64,000 teenagers had cosmetic surgery in 2013, and the bulk of those procedures take place over summer break. The two-month vacation allows plenty …

NYC Cosmetic Surgeon Reflects on the New Face of Plastic Surgery

The reasons to seek cosmetic enhancement go far beyond the traditional means of correcting a deformity or enhancing one’s natural assets. These days, people enlist the help of a NYC cosmetic surgeon for everything from a replication of a famous celebrity’s lips to the desire to win more money by having a better “Poker face.” The NY Times recently reported …

Embarrassing Breast Tissue in Your Armpit? Here’s What You Can Do

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Accessory breast tissue, also called hypermastia, is essentially extra breast tissue and is a common developmental phenomenon. It occurs in 2-6% of the general population and can occur in men or women. Accessory breast tissue surgery entails the removal of the excess tissue by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Preminger in order to restore the naturally smooth contours of …

Donut, Lollipop, Crescent? Which Type of Breast Lift is Right for You

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Performed correctly, a breast lift can restore confidence and a rejuvenated self-image that can be life changing. Under the care of Dr. Preminger, an Ivy League educated, board-certified NYC plastic surgeon, a breast lift provides a passage to a new world of enhanced self-esteem and physical beauty for women who may be unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. There are …

Many Advantages of “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants

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Form-stable implants, also known as “gummy bear” implants, are relative newcomers to the realm of breast augmentation surgery. Made with a high-strength cohesive gel that holds its shape in the same way as a resilient gummy bear candy, these implants have several advantages when compared to their silicone and saline predecessors. In the United States, the FDA has approved several …

Is Breastfeeding with Implants Possible and Safe?

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Breast augmentation ranks among the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Yet many women who get breast implants and also plan to be mothers are concerned that the procedure may interfere with their ability to breastfeed – one of the many joys of motherhood. Is it safe for a baby …

Breast Asymmetry Correction Improves Mental Health, Study Finds

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Breast asymmetry correction may help teens and young adults develop a higher self-esteem and emotional well-being, a new study has found. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital discovered that asymmetrical breasts could take a physical, emotional and social toll on girls, beginning in the teen years. These findings suggest breast asymmetry may be more than a cosmetic issue and that early …