Dr. Preminger’s Letter to the NY Times Highlights Benefits of Breast Reconstruction

Dr. Aviva Preminger

Women undergoing mastectomies face difficult decisions regarding how they want to look and feel as they recover from a breast cancer diagnosis. Plastic surgeons have been on a quest to better inform patients of their options before they undergo mastectomy. The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center concluded that patients do not fully understand the benefits and risks of breast reconstruction. …

Report: Breast Augmentation Is Now a Widely-Accepted Science

US plastic surgeons have convalesced around widely accepted standard techniques for breast augmentation surgery. A new survey published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that surgeons agree on the best implant types, sizes, incisions and placements of implants. They also found that surgeons are slow to adopt some of the newer technologies due to “a perceived …

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 …

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 …

Dr. Preminger Voted ‘Top Doctor’ by Castle Connolly

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Preminger has received a 2015 “Top Doctor” award from Castle Connolly in recognition for the exemplary service she provides plastic surgery patients in New York City. If other local plastic surgeons were to choose a professional for their breast implants, facelift, rhinoplasty or other procedures, they would overwhelmingly choose the skill, knowledge and …

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 expert 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. …

Lifelong Consequences to Choosing an Unqualified Plastic Surgeon

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Although plastic surgery promises the allure of an rejuvenated appearance, it’s important for patients to realize that cosmetic procedures are still surgeries and that any type of surgery involves certain risks–especially when uncertified practitioners perform procedures they are not trained for. In an effort to boost awareness about the dangers of selecting an unqualified doctor for plastic surgery, the American Society of Plastic …

New Research on Shared Medical Appointments for Breast Reduction Surgery

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According to new research published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, an increasing number of patients may benefit from shared medical appointments (SMA) for breast reduction surgery or other plastic surgery procedures. Unlike a one-on-one consultation, SMAs enable a group of patients to meet with a plastic surgeon about a prospective procedure, where they are presented with …