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7 Facts About Enlarged Male Breasts

Many people believe enlarged male breasts only affect obese men, but gynecomastia is a condition that impacts men of any size and age. Gynecomastia is the overgrowth of glandular breast tissue and can’t be treated through weight loss, contrary to popular belief. Learn more facts about enlarged male breasts from our Manhattan cosmetic surgeons in the infographic below. 
Enlarged male breasts, gynecomastia, is treated through cosmetic surgery in Manhattan

If you struggle with gynecomastia, please contact our cosmetic surgeons at New Look New Life Surgical Arts in Manhattan today at (646) 559-2854 or Brooklyn at (347) 599-0091. We provide cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments to patients in surrounding areas of New York City. 

Inverted Nipple Surgery

Nipple Correction in NYC

Inverted nipples are a common problem for women. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can correct this issue and achieve natural-looking results through a safe and simple in-office surgery. This procedure often has a significant impact on the self-confidence of our patients.

What is inverted nipple surgery?

Surgery to correct inverted nipples is a simple, in-office procedure that yields excellent cosmetic results.

Is inverted nipple surgery right for me?

Nipple correction surgery is a conservative and safe option that addresses inverted nipples. An inverted nipple is one that appears to have an indentation in its center. The degree of indentation can vary by woman and even by breast. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are highly skilled in making this small change that can have a significant impact on your self-confidence and the overall beauty of your breasts.
New Look New Life Surgical Arts graphic outlines inverted nipple correction surgery.

How soon can I have surgery to correct my inverted nipples?

Your nipple surgery can be scheduled shortly after your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega.

When will I see the results of my inverted nipples surgery?

Inverted nipple surgery results will be noticeable immediately. While some initial swelling and bruising will be present, your nipples will no longer be inverted.

How should I prepare for inverted nipples surgery?

Inverted nipple surgery is performed under local anesthesia, so very little preparation is required. It is advised that you refrain from smoking during the month surrounding your procedure as it will greatly improve healing.

How does this procedure correct inverted nipples?

During the minimally invasive procedure, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will make a tiny incision to release the nipple tension from the underlying tissue.

How long does inverted nipples surgery take?

Nipple surgery usually takes less than an hour.

Do I have to stay overnight after surgery for inverted nipples?

No! This is a very short procedure that Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega expertly perform at our surgical center in Manhattan or Brooklyn. You will return home just a few hours after surgery.

How long does recovery take?

In the days following the procedure your nipples will be swollen and tender, but you should be able to return to work the day after surgery.

How soon can I start exercising?

Within a week, you will feel comfortable enough to resume your exercise routine.

What are the risks of inverted nipples surgery?

Inverted nipples surgery is very safe and patients experience minimal side effects beyond swelling and sensitivity. Infection, bleeding, and poor scarring are possible with all cosmetic surgery procedures.  

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my inverted nipples surgery results last?

The results of your inverted nipples surgery are long-lasting and can vary by individual.

How much does inverted nipple surgery cost?

At New Look New Life, inverted nipple surgery starts as low as $2,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your inverted nipple surgery will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your inverted nipple surgery in New York.

What are patients saying after inverted nipples surgery?

With just this small change, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega’s patients are much happier with the appearance of their breasts. Click here to read their feedback.

Are there alternatives to inverted nipples surgery?

The results of this procedure are unique, but some patients opt to combine the surgery with other cosmetic breast improvements such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction.

Breast Reduction

Reduction Mammaplasty in NYC

Sometimes bigger is not always better. Women with breasts that are disproportionately large in comparison to the rest of their body often struggle with physical problems and emotional issues. As female cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will work with you, one-on-one, to achieve a more balanced figure without sacrificing your sexy and feminine silhouette.

What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective way to permanently reduce breast size. Patients choose breast reduction surgery for both cosmetic and physical reasons.

Is a breast reduction right for me?

Often, women with very large breasts suffer from debilitating back and shoulder pain. You may feel inhibited in your ability to participate in sports or other activities. It may also be difficult to wear certain types of clothing comfortably. Whether you’re self-conscious about your breast size or you would like relief from the excess weight of your large breasts, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can help. Women can have breast reduction surgery at any age, though it is best to wait until the breasts are fully developed.

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are also sensitive to the concerns of male patients and are also highly skilled in male breast reduction (gynecomastia) surgery.

How soon can I have a breast reduction?

Your breast reduction surgery will be scheduled shortly after your in-office consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega.

When will I see the results of my breast reduction?

Your smaller, firmer breasts will be noticeable immediately after surgery. As you heal, you will continue to enjoy the freedom of smaller, more proportionate breasts, which includes increased comfort when physically active and the opportunity to explore a whole new wardrobe.

How should I prepare for a breast reduction?

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.

How is a breast reduction performed?

During the procedure, Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will remove excess breast tissue from the top and sides of the breast through a series of incisions. Once the desired size and shape are achieved, she will reposition the center breast tissue, areola, and nipple as a whole to achieve a lifted appearance.

How long does a breast reduction take?

Breast reduction surgery takes approximately 3 hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after a breast reduction?

An overnight stay is not needed. After the procedure, you will rest comfortably in our suite before returning home with a relative or friend for assistance.

How long does recovery take?

Once home, you will need some help to be sure you don’t strain your new breasts. Bending, stretching, lifting, and running should be avoided. You will return to our office for follow-up the day after surgery and again a week later. In the weeks and months following surgery, your scars will begin to fade and nipple sensation will gradually return. While some scars will remain, they are well hidden by clothing.

How soon can I start exercising after a breast revision?

You may resume exercise within 7-10 days of surgery.

What are the breast reduction risks?

Breast reduction surgery with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega is very safe and produces highly pleasing results. Surgical risks include infection, bleeding, and poor scarring.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast reduction results last?

Breast reduction surgery is permanent, though factors such as weight gain and pregnancy can have a significant impact on breast size in the future. Some patients opt for a breast lift procedure later in life to address the results of aging.

How much does a breast reduction cost?

At New Look New Life, breast reduction surgery starts as low as $9,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your breast reduction will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast reduction in New York.

What are patients saying after a breast reduction?

Breast reduction patients are thrilled with their smaller, firmer, and more proportionate breasts. Click here to see what they’re saying.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift in NYC

You are still the same woman you were when you were younger, but sometimes the changes your body goes through after pregnancy or weight loss can have you feeling the opposite. If life has left your breasts sagging and without their once youthful perk, a breast lift with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega is an effective way to redefine your youthful feminine figure.

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery is simply a lifting and reshaping of the breast skin and tissue to achieve a firmer look and feel. A breast lift alone does not add volume, though it can be performed in conjunction with breast implant surgery for further enhancement of the shape and size of the breasts.

Is a breast lift right for me?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega recommend breast lift surgery for women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not the appearance. Whether the result of aging, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, a loss of skin elasticity can cause the breasts to drop or sag over time. While the size of the breasts may not have changed, the sagging can produce a flattened or deflated look of the breasts. Similarly, women who have lost a large amount of weight may experience sagging from excess skin or loss of elasticity.

How soon can I have a breast lift?

During your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega, she will listen to your concerns and help you determine if a lift will achieve your goals on its own. Your surgical appointment may be scheduled a short time after consultation. Call us today at  646.559.2854  if you have any questions regarding the the breast lift procedure or would like to schedule a breast lift consultation, or schedule a consultation online at either of our NYC locations: Manhattan or Brooklyn. Schedule Consultation Online

When will I see the results of my breast lift?

You will enjoy the results of your breast lift immediately after surgery. However, you will need to wear a small surgical bra or compression garment for a few days to help skin heal correctly.

How should I prepare for a breast lift?

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.

How is a breast lift performed?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will perform your breast lift by making a series of incisions on the breast and around the areola. Each woman is different and, as such, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega skillfully perform each procedure according to your own unique needs and goals. Most often your New York cosmetic surgeon will pull the breast tissue up and reposition the nipple and areola higher on the breast to create the lifting effect. During this time, she can also address the size or appearance of your areola and nipple.

How long does a breast lift take?

Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2-2.5 hours and can be performed at our surgical centers in either Brooklyn or Manhattan.

Do I have to stay overnight after a breast lift?

There is no need to stay overnight after your procedure, but it is important that a family member or friend is available to drive you home and stay with you to assist you during recovery.

How long does recovery take?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will advise you to rest at home for 2-3 days after surgery before returning to work. You will be somewhat sore and stiff during your recovery and must be careful to avoid straining, lifting, or running. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega 1 day after surgery and again 7 days after surgery. Nipple sensation will gradually return and scars will diminish in the months following your breast lift.

How soon can I start exercising after a breast lift?

You will need to take caution with your improved breasts after lift surgery, but you should be able to start exercising again within 7-10 days.

What are the breast lift risks?

You are in experienced surgical hands with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega. However, as with other surgical procedures, complications could include infection, bleeding, or poor scarring. The severity of your breast lift scars will significantly reduce over time. Some visible scars will remain, which are easily covered by clothing and bathing suits.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast lift results last?

Breast lift surgery results are long lasting, but, depending on your age, you may opt to repeat the surgery after your skin relaxes over many years.

How much does a breast lift cost?

At New Look New Life, breast lift surgery starts as low as $8,500. A fairly competitive price in New York City (NYC) area. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation. The cost of your breast lift will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast lift in New York.

What are patients saying after a breast lift?

Our patients are thrilled with the youthful appearance and firmness of their breasts after lift surgery. See what they’re saying here.

What are the alternatives to a breast lift?

While breast lift surgery works very well for some women, others desire more fullness, which can only be achieved with breast implants or fat transfer surgery. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are very adept at each of these procedures and may recommend combining one of them with your breast lift for the most pleasing results.

Breast Revision

Breast Implant Exchange in NYC

Your breast implants are not meant to last forever and you may decide to revise a past breast augmentation procedure as you get older. A breast revision with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will help provide you with the new look that better suits the woman you are today.

What is a breast revision?

Breast revision surgery can be performed after a previous breast procedure when:

  • An implant size change is desired
  • Breast size or skin elasticity has changed over time
  • Implants are suspected of leaking
  • Implant shifting occurs

Is a breast revision right for me?

Even with the best circumstances, some patients need to or choose to have their breast augmentation surgery redone or corrected. Dr. Karlinksy and Dr. Vega are experienced in addressing breast issues from prior procedures and can help you determine the best remedy for your breast concerns.

How soon can I have a breast revision?

Depending on when your last breast procedure was performed, breast revision surgery can usually be scheduled shortly after your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega.

When will I see the results of my breast revision?

The changes to your breasts will be apparent just after surgery and will improve as your body heals.

How should I prepare for a breast revision?

Blood-thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, Aleve®, and smoking must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery.

How is a breast revision performed?

A wide range of issues, personal preferences, or physical changes lead patients to seek breast revision surgery. Regardless of your concerns, rest assured that Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can expertly address your breast issues and will work to safely restore beauty and comfort. Whether the revision involves correcting an issue from a prior surgery or simply changing the size of your implant, you will receive the best care and surgical expertise from your New York cosmetic surgeon at New Look New Life.

How long does a breast revision take?

Breast revision surgery can range from 1-1.5 hours, depending on the correction or changes to be made.

Do I have to stay overnight after a breast revision?

No, but you will need a ride home from the procedure and assistance during your recovery.

How long does recovery take?

Breast revision surgery usually requires just 1-2 days off from work. You will return to our office in 24 hours, and again for a follow-up appointment seven days post-surgery. During your recovery time, you must be careful not to do any heavy lifting or running. Your New York cosmetic surgeon will review all post-surgery guidelines with you before and after your procedure, and she is always available to answer any questions you may have.

How soon can I start exercising after a breast revision?

You should be able to return to normal exercise within 7-10 days.

What are the breast revision risks?

Cosmetic surgery can present similar risks to other surgical procedures including bleeding, infection, and poor scarring.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast revision results last?

Each of us ages differently depending on lifestyle and genetic factors. When you are discussing your breast revision surgery, Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will ensure complete understanding of the realistic outcomes that should be expected.

How much does a breast implant revision cost?

At New Look New Life, a breast implant revision starts as low as $6,000. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega. The cost of your breast implant revision surgery will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your new breast implants (if changing implants), required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast implant revision in New York.

What are patients saying after a breast revision?

See the many words of thanks from breast revision patients here at New Look New Life.

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants in NYC

Each woman is built differently and experiences different physical changes throughout her life. Genetics, pregnancy, weight loss and age can all affect the way your breasts look and may lead to a loss of volume over time. Whether you are looking to restore your pre-baby figure after pregnancy, or you want to finally achieve a larger size, a customized breast augmentation with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega can help give you the natural new look you want and the confident, new life you deserve.

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that enlarges the size of the breasts with the use of silicone or saline breast implants. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are two of New York’s leading breast surgeons with three cosmetic surgery practices in New York.

Why choose breast augmentation?

  • Achieve larger, fuller breasts
  • Balance asymmetrical or uneven breasts
  • Restore breast fullness after pregnancy or breastfeeding

Is breast augmentation right for me?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega recommend breast augmentation surgery for women desiring fuller, larger, and more even breasts. Many women choose to postpone breast enhancement surgery until they are finished having children in order to avoid dramatic post-pregnancy changes to their breasts after surgery.

Learn more about breast augmentation. Schedule your consultation at our Manhattan or Brooklyn office.

3-D Breast Augmentation Tutorial Video

The science of breast augmentation has improved considerably over the past several years. Each woman is unique and has many breast implant surgery options to choose from.

Watch the following 3D animation about the breast augmentation procedure so you can have an informed discussion with your surgeon.

Natrelle® Breast Implant Simulator

Learn more about the FDA-approved NATRELLE™ Breast Implant Collection’s variety of breast implants and set the right goal for your best personal profile! 

Try the Natrelle 3-D simulator and get a glimpse at the difference breast augmentation can make for you.

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Breast Augmentation Facts and Important Information

How soon can I have breast augmentation in New York City?

Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega will meet with you prior to the procedure to discuss your cosmetic goals and select the implant type and size that is most appropriate for your body. From that point, you may schedule your surgery at your convenience. You can schedule your breast implant surgery in Brooklyn, Manhattan or Westchester, New York.

When will I see the results of my breast augmentation?

Immediately after surgery, you will feel and see your larger breasts. You will need to wear a light surgical bra for several days to improve comfort and healing.

How should I prepare for breast implants?

If you are over age 35 or have a family history of breast cancer, Dr. Karlinksy and Dr. Vega recommend that you have a baseline mammogram prior to breast implant surgery. Since the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, blood thinning medication and NSAIDs such as aspirin, Advil® or ibuprofen, and Aleve® must be avoided 10-14 days before and after surgery. Smoking must also cease during this time period.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega will perform your breast augmentation in New York City at our surgical center in either Brooklyn or Manhattan. If you have elected saline breast implants, they will be inserted through a small incision under the fold of the breast or in the peri-areolar region. Once the implant is in place it is filled with saline to achieve fullness. Silicone breast implants are pre-filled and are also placed through an incision under the fold of the breast.

Other incision options are available and can be discussed with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega during your consultation. Your New York cosmetic surgeon will make sure your breast augmentation treatment plan is specifically designed to help you achieve your own ideal breasts. No two breast augmentation surgeries are exactly the same as Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega strive to achieve each individual patient’s unique breast enhancement goals.

How long does breast augmentation take?

Breast augmentation surgery takes 1-1.5 hours, after which you will recover in our comfortable New York surgical center for several hours.

Do I have to stay overnight after breast implants?

No overnight stay is needed, but you should arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you after your breast implant surgery in Brooklyn or Manhattan.

How long does recovery take?

Soreness and stiffness will be felt during the first week after your breast surgery, and you are likely to have difficulty raising your arms. During this time, you must avoid strenuous activity. You will return to our office for a follow-up the day after surgery and again a week later. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work within 2-3 days. Full recovery can be expected within a month after surgery, with continued time for scar healing.

How soon can I start exercising after breast augmentation?

You will feel comfortable enough to resume your normal activities the day after surgery but should refrain from heavy lifting or running. Within a week to 10 days, you may resume your exercise routine.

What are the breast augmentation risks?

Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega are very experienced in performing safe and successful breast augmentation surgeries. Surgical complications may include bleeding, infection, the formation of scar tissue (capsular contracture), scarring, or abnormal breast firmness.

Patients experiencing any unusual or concerning symptoms are advised to call Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega’s cell phone immediately.

How long will my breast augmentation results last?

Breast enhancement with implants will increase your breast size and fullness. Over the years, your skin may relax and you may see changes in the shape or lift of your breasts. This can be surgically corrected through a breast lift, if you choose.

Your breast implants may also need to be replaced over time, or you may choose to undergo a breast implant revision for personal preferences.

How much does breast augmentation cost?

At New Look New Life, breast augmentation procedures start as low as $7,500. You will be given a detailed quote during your consultation with Dr. Karlinsky or Dr. Vega. The cost of your breast augmentation will include your surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility and operating room fees, your chosen breast implants, required garments, and all of your follow-up visits. Click here for information on how to pay for your breast augmentation in New York.

What are patients saying after breast augmentation in New York?

Patients that have received breast augmentations with Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega in New York are thrilled with their new breasts. Read their reviews here.

What are the alternatives to breast augmentation?

Women who wish to increase the size of their breasts without breast implants may consider fat transfer. Dr. Karlinsky and Dr. Vega may be able to remove fat from another part of your body and use it to create fullness in your breasts. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a highly effective option for women who simply wish to raise and firm their breasts without increasing their size.

Meet Our Physician Team

Victoria Karlinsky Elena Vega Carey J. Nease, MD

Victoria Karlinksy M.D., Elena Vega, D.O. and Carey J. Nease, MD

Our cosmetic surgeons are highly-skilled and trained as facial and body sculpting specialists with extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and treatments.

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