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October 15, 2013

If you are considering breast augmentation, your age will not be a determining factor as much as your health. As long as you do not have any major medical conditions that would interfere with surgery or recovery, you can benefit from breast augmentation at age 50 and beyond. In fact, an increasing number of women in their 50s and 60s seek out breast augmentation with the goal of restoring their pre-pregnancy appearance.

Breast augmentation in older women can be extremely rewarding.... More

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October 01, 2013

Since some patients heal faster than others, the breast augmentation recovery process will be slightly different for everyone. After arriving home from surgery, you can expect some mild soreness and discomfort, but this should be easily managed with pain medication. Most patients are able to stop taking pain medication after the first 2-3 days of recovery.

You can also expect:

Swelling – The majority of the swelling in your breasts will resolve over the next 2 to 3 weeks. However... More
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August 30, 2013

Pregnancy can take a toll on your body. After having one or more children, many women are left with reduced breast volume and breast sagging (ptosis) that compromises the overall appearance of their figure. The question becomes: how can these problems best be corrected – through a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both?

The answer will depend on the specifics of your situation. If your breast drooping is only mild (i.e. the nipple is still near the center of the breast, and does... More

August 30, 2013

If you had a breast augmentation in the past that did not meet your expectations, or if your breast implants are old and showing signs of rupture, you may be a candidate for a revision breast augmentation. However, if you are not having any problems with your breast implants, replacement is not necessary. Breast implants have no expiration date; as long as they remain intact, there is no need for revision.

Patients most often seek out a revision augmentation to improve unsatisfactory... More

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August 30, 2013

There are several different types of breast augmentation incisions that can be used. The right one for you will depend on the specific implant size and implant type you have chosen, since these factors can affect the size of your scar and where it would best be hidden.

The four main types of breast augmentation incisions are:

Inframammary – Made in the crease under your breast fold (where your breast meets your ribcage). If you have larger breasts, this scar is usually well-hidden... More
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July 31, 2013

Dr. Lefkovits recently spoke with The National UAE while consulting and acting as visiting plastic surgeon at the BodywoRx Aesthetics clinic in Abu Dhabi. During the interview, he revealed that a large amount of referrals he receives for plastic surgery cases are from male clients. You can read the full interview at The National UAE’s site here: ‘Male patients top US plastic surgeon’s list on UAE visit.’

When asked about the most common concerns that male clients have, Dr. Lefkovits... More

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July 15, 2013

If you are an active, athletic woman considering breast augmentation, there are many different options available that can help you maintain your competitive edge while looking and feeling your best. Dr. Lefkovits will take your lifestyle into consideration when helping you choose your breast implant size and determine the best breast implant placement, among other decisions.

Silicone breast implants tend to be the most popular choice with athletic patients, since they have a softer,... More

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July 01, 2013

If you are thinking about moving forward with breast augmentation surgery, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure in more detail. Whether pregnancy has impacted your breast appearance, or you have always been dissatisfied with your figure, Dr. Lefkovits can help you make an informed decision about breast augmentation. Please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today at (212) 750-9494 to schedule your consultation.... More

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June 28, 2013

Once you have chosen the size and type of breast implants you want, the next question you will need to consider is where to place the implants relative to your chest muscle. This will affect your breast augmentation results in a few different ways.

Breast implant placement under the chest muscle (subpectoral) is usually the preferred choice, since the muscle coverage helps hide the edges of the implants, resulting in a more natural look and feel. Certain studies suggest that placing... More

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June 21, 2013

If your breasts have begun to sag due to age, pregnancy, or weight loss, you may be wondering if you are a candidate for a breast lift. Dr. Lefkovits can help you determine this during a confidential consultation. Generally speaking, if your nipples are at or below the level of your breast fold – and if you have a significant degree of loose breast skin – there is a good chance you need a breast lift.

There are different degrees of breast ptosis (sagging) that Dr. Lefkovits will... More

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