Motherhood can be difficult on the body. Many women feel physically different after pregnancy. Pregnancy can also be coupled with significantly less time and resources to get back in ideal shape. The impact of carrying a baby and breast feeding can also wreak havoc on the body. The cumulation of these events can be very difficult on the self esteem. Fortunately, with improved surgical techniques, mommy makeovers are safer and produce better results than ever. As a result, mommy makeovers are... More
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If you recently lost a significant amount of weight – whether through weight loss surgery or diet and exercise – you may be excited about reaching your goals, but disappointed with the way your body looks. Loose, hanging skin and excess tissue are common problems after weight loss. Some patients also notice stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body that remain completely unaffected by exercise.
Body contouring can help you solve these problems and more, putting the... More
Patients often ask us whether they should choose saline or silicone breast implants. Here is What New York breast augmentation surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits has to say on the subject:
The options for breast implants are diverse and depend on what works best for your body and your needs. For most women, the best options available are saline and silicone breast implants. Saline breast implants are implants that are filled with sterile salt water upon insertion. Silicone breast implants... More
With new advances in technology and surgical methods, many people are seeking out surgical procedures that can tackle multiple issues at the same time. One such procedure is fat grafting to the buttocks. With this technique, fat is harvested from one portion of your body through liposuction, such as your flanks or your lower abdomen, and then grafted onto your rear end. This results into a more natural appearing and feeling enchantment to the buttocks. The benefits of grafting are as... More
Not only is Brazil famous for soccer and the Amazon River, but the country is also known for their beautiful women. One of the most striking features of these women’s bodies is their buttocks, which has escalated a trend. By removing the fat from undesirable areas, such as the flanks, and using the fat to further enhance the shape of the butt, many people experience a transformation in their appearance. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Brazilian butt lift is rapidly... More
Currently, both saline and silicone breast implants have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in breast augmentation and reconstruction. Only three companies manufacture FDA-approved breast implants in the United States: Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. Saline breast implants have been in use longer than silicone in the United States, but as of June 2013, five different types of silicone breast implants have been approved.
Even though silicone breast... More
It’s important for women 40+ years old to get annual mammograms. When breast cancer is caught early through a routine screening, it can be life-saving. You definitely can and should still undergo regular mammograms after breast augmentation, but you will need to see a radiologist who has experience screening breasts with implants. Certain techniques must be used to ensure the most accurate mammogram results.
The internal scar tissue that forms around your breast implants can sometimes... More
Many new mothers notice that they have lost breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. This problem, along with related changes in skin elasticity, can cause your breasts to sag and appear “deflated.” For this reason, some women choose to seek out a breast augmentation as part of a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that are customized to meet your unique needs after pregnancy, including loss of breast volume, resistant fat deposits,... More
If you decide to move forward with breast augmentation, you will have a variety of options to consider when choosing your breast implants. Dr. Lefkovits will help guide you through this decision process, explaining how each option will affect your final results. He will also recommend the options that he believes would best meet your needs. In the end, however, the final decision will be up to you.
Your breast implant options will involve:Breast implant size – Your body frame,... More
Once you have selected the size of your breast implants, the next step will be to determine the best implant placement method. There are three main options:Subpectoral (partially under the muscle) – The breast implant is placed just under the front portion of the pectoral muscle. This provides good coverage for a more natural look, reducing the chances of rippling and lowering your risk of capsular contracture. Good for women with thinner breast skin. This is the most common placement.... More