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I waivered back and forth for almost ten years on the issue of breast implants. At 51 years old and after having two children I felt like my breasts had been through a war and, as much as I am such a health conscious woman and always felt so fortunate to be breast cancer free, each day that I looked in the mirror I felt a loss. I had breasts once , and now I did not. It was like a grieving process for me even though my sexuality and sensuality were not even affected by my breasts. I started interviewing surgeons around five years ago and never felt right , never felt a connection. I held out for the right surgeon because I always follow my gut, it’s your first ‘brain’ in my book. Upon meeting Dr. Vendemia, I felt a warm and concerned connection. He made eye contact with me in a powerful way and not once did I feel rushed, over-concerned, or that I was asking too many questions. The doctor not only listened to all my concerns but he even told me the reasons why I would not be a good candidate for surgery (for example : if I was 100 percent sure that my nipples were major to my sexuality, then there could possibly be loss of sensation) something I may not want to give up- he also advised that sometimes sensitivity is increased. He was never pushy and more so than just a surgeon he is truly an artist. I went through all the ups and downs of recovery – and even though it is only 3 and 1/2 days after my procedure, I am pain free since day 1. I have experienced the advised ‘soreness’ and ‘tightness’ and also emotionally doubting myself etc. Dr. Vendemia employs an angel named Karin who will answer your call/text/email almost immediately. I felt so good that I actually commuted to work on day 3 and then realized that emotionally I rushed it – Karin insisted to speak with me to discuss what was happening and resolved it all for me. I am giving myself my needed recovery period on the couch and she understands all our ‘woman’ concerns and feelings. The price you pay for your surgery is not just for surgery – it’s a package deal: amazing pre-op staff (anesthesia, nurses, etc) – wonderful surgery with amazing results – constant 24/7 medical/emotional contact and daily follow up/ medical advice regarding going forward with choices of bra companies to preserve the work of art and even a follow up from the wonderful surgery center. What more could I have asked for? I am so happy I waited and did all my research and found Dr. Vendemia. I even had an issue with going right back into my routine being superwoman and Karin was wonderful with all her advice . She’s said I don’t have to prove anything to anyone – I am allowed to rest and recover – she helped me so much and continues to text me and email me day and night. My recommendation is this: if you want to have your breasts enhanced for yourself and you want to have the best overall experience … Consult with Dr. Vendemia. He is a true caring professional who I will recommend to friends and family – and may start another procedure soon! Thank you Karin and thank you Dr. Vendemia and your hands of gold 😄
I have wanted a breast augmentation since I was a teenager. I spent years going back and forth over the benefits and risks. I worried that I would look unprofessional, trashy or obviously fake. I researched doctors both in California and New York and decided to meet with Dr. V. first. Once I met him I knew right away that he was the right doctor for me. He’s patient, smart, kind, experienced and genuinely interested in listening and providing the best result possible. He spent lots of time with me to discuss my options while taking time to understand what I wanted. I am very particular and had many questions. He was thoughtful and honest each step of the way. He takes his work seriously and is a true artist.
The surgery was brief and surprisingly easy. I felt comfortable going into surgery, was cared for by the hospital crew and then sent home feeling just fine. I couldn’t believe that I felt so good. I have never had surgery before so I was nervous. The fact that I felt so good right after surgery was a shock. I was back at work after a couple of days because I was getting cabin fever. I felt fine to go back to work the next day but, of course, was told not to. It was difficult to remember that I had just had surgery.
Karin, Dr. V’s office manager, was so supportive through the process. Karin is absolutely delightful. She is courteous, thoughtful and responsive making the whole process very, very easy.
Week after week, I waited. I expected something to happen. I thought that at some point I would feel some pain. I never did. I’m sure that I drove Karin crazy because I sincerely couldn’t believe that the whole process could be so easy and pain free. At first it seemed like a blessing and then after several weeks I wondered if there was something wrong with me because I hadn’t felt any pain or discomfort throughout the recovery process. Months later, here I am all healed up from a completely pain free procedure and recovery.
I could not be happier with my result! My breasts look unbelievably natural despite being on the larger side (I opted for a fuller size). I fit all of my clothes better. I feel better in my new body and much more confident. My boyfriend can barely keep his hands off me. I wish I did it sooner. I can’t thank Dr. V enough!
Dream come true! -A.V.
I have thought about getting breast augmentation for the past 10 years and the only reason I am happy I waited is because I found Dr. Vendemia. I was very small for my frame and hated the shape of my breast. I was always scared to get surgery because I am very active and also didn’t want to feel like it looked obvious I had breast implants. I am only 3 weeks out and am happier than I could have ever imagined. Dr. Vendemia helped me pick the perfect size I was looking for and now I love the shape of them and they look and feel so natural. The recovery was very easy too and I know I’ll be able to get back to my same workout routine soon. The office manager Karin was also extremely helpful throughout the entire process. I can’t rave enough about Dr. V., Karin, the Surgery Center and the whole experience and would recommend to anyone considering surgery to go to MAS! -J.A.
Dr Vendemia does beautiful high cheek bones for me with juvederm ,
I’ve always been happy with the results.
he carefully listens to you and after gives his advise and delivers absolutely beautiful resuts.
I have done botox with him as well and never had any complains.
He is very nice, so his staff as well. I’ll definitely go back with him for my future needs and highly recommend to anyone who wants to look young and beautiful .
by the way I’m 28 and when I’m with my 18 years old sister no one can tell which one of us is younger IoI thanks to Dr. Vendemia.:)
First of all I want to apologize for taking so long to rave about Dr V., Karin, the Surgery Center and staff!
I had a serious ego 911 situation – I had 14 year old bilateral saline implants (with no issues) until 2 1/2 weeks before my niece’s wedding. While showering, my left breast implant deflated – which would not have been a big deal except I had a wedding to attend in 2 weeks – my original surgeon was no longer practicing so I began my online search for hours… I found MAS & Dr. V. – I read his website from end to end (hours of reading & researching) – I reviewed images on all the different galleries – read the testimonials – Dr V’s background and searched online to see if there were any complaints or issues (since I didn’t know him or anyone that had had surgery with him)….I was quite impressed with the results in the galleries – so despite what people say it’s all in the eye of the beholder :)
After seeing the results on the website – I thought – maybe I could get an eyelid lift while we were at it – so I would look really refreshed for the wedding – not just perky :-)
Having recently turned 50 and having a hereditary droopy eyelid (worse with age) – I figured – why not – let’s see if I could have my 50th birthday wishes come true – don’t forget – I have 2 1/2 weeks until my niece’s wedding!!!!
Step one was completed – I found the doctor for me – now step 2, 3, 4 & 5 weren’t going to be easy to accomplish —
1) get a consultation in the next few days
2) schedule surgery within a week
3) take care of financing & pre-op clearance
4) have surgery with 1 week for recovery!!! OMG – can Dr. Vendemia pull it off?????
5) MOST IMPORTANTLY…LOOK AMAZING FOR MY NIECE’S WEDDING IN 2 1/2 WEEKS!!!!!!!!
I was very nervous about the deflated implant (you hear so many horror stories), and I’ve seen awful plastic doll faces after eyelid surgery – but I was confident (based on what I read & saw) that Dr. V could make me refreshed and perky once again!
So this is how easy it was; sent a text message, left a phone message, and sent an email – because I NEEDED an appointment FAST – Karin – Dr. V’s right hand lady – contacted me immediately – we spoke on the phone – I explained my very tight deadline and my hopeful wishes – she was able to change things around and I got in immediately for my consultation…AMAZING!!!! She handled everything with ease – got my questions answered, and it felt like she wived a magic wand —- and all was taken care of – financing done, pre-op appointments, lab work, etc – all handled in the consultation – simply AMAZING!!!!! surgery scheduled, phone numbers to call with questions – texts back and forth to be sure I was getting everything accomplished before surgery…
and then Dr. V – was nothing short of amazing!!!!!! So compassionate, kind, gentle, knowledgeable, confident – not arrogant – GREAT bedside manor – made me feel completely at ease!!!!! Answered all my questions (the ones I forgot – I texted Karin & she got me answers immediately – as if he were standing right there) – he explained that the implants weren’t going to be an issue, but that I would have to rest & ice all week to be sure I had no bruising/swelling for the wedding – he believed it was possible – and as a result so did I !!!!!!
Surgery went off without a hitch – the anesthesiologist was just as wonderful as Dr. V – as were the nurses, techs, and staff – which made the day go very smoothly and comfortable – very relaxed environment – you don’t feel like a number – you feel well taken care of!!!!
Dr. V did exactly as promised – he made me perky and bright eyed again!!!!!! I didn’t have a single bruise/swelling the day of the wedding!!!!! Not one – not a little – nothing – I am still amazed at the results – my dress fit GREAT and I looked refreshed and awake for my photos :)
I simply can’t say enough FANTASTIC things about Dr. Vendemia, & Karin – they were the reason I was able to look FABULOUS in 2 1/2 weeks – what a feat!!!!! I recommend Dr. Vendemia 200% – thank you so very much – sincerely – thank you – thank you – thank you!!!!!!! Carole C.
When I first went to Dr.Vendemia for consultation on breast augmentation I actually worried that he might refuse to accept my case given the challenges it posed. Not only do I have a small frame with nearly no breast tissue, I had a childhood trauma to my chest that depressed one side of my chest bone, leaving my breasts asymmetric in every way – depth, width, height, nipple line, etc… Dr. Vendemia assured me that he would be able to fix the problems but he would need to use implants of two different sizes. On the day of the surgery a few OR nurses asked me who my surgeon was. When i told them it was Dr. Vendemia they all told me he was great and that I was in good hands. They were right. The end result turned out surprisingly fabulous! The nipples and breast folds of my new breasts aligned just perfectly even with implants of different size, and my breasts look pretty natural and symmetrical. My recovery time was much shorter than I expected. Dr. Vendemia really did take time to evaluate my case and presented me all the possible options of implant types and sizes that I could choose from. He was also very honest with the adivce he gave. Even after the procedure, he would still take time to answer any concerns and continued to follow up with me closely. This procedure meant alot to me and I am extremely thankful to Dr. Vendemia. Believe me, he is truely a gifted plastic surgeon. If he was able to perform such an impressive job in a challenging case like mine, you should not have any doubt in his ability to do a good job in yours. Schedule a consultation to see him nowwww ! :)
Dr. Vendemia with Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery (MAS) is a true professional plastic surgeon and approaches his work almost like an art. Dr. V is very respectful, personable and patient, not to mention exceptionally knowledgeable in his field. If you are nervous about choosing a plastic surgeon and moving forward with a breast augmentation procedure (in my case), look no further – Dr. V will perform a spectacular job! Truth be told, I was a tough case with having such an acutely small frame to begin with and requesting a considerable size increase (pushing the higher end of the size range), all while maintaining a natural look. Dr. V nailed it. He perfected the procedure and I wholeheartedly mean this. They don’t look fake at all – they’re remarkable and gorgeous, yet I still feel so natural. Furthermore, I appreciated his truthfulness to any and all questions asked. When presented with the option of size (cc’s and profile type) and location of the implant itself, we went over the pros and cons of each many, many times. Based on extensive experience, he gave his honest opinion, presented options and advised accordingly. These are qualities I especially admire because it demonstrates the following: 1) Dr. V cares about his business and reputation; 2) he wants his patients to be happy, feel good and have the confidence that they’re in good hands; and 3) he clearly desires to achieve a superior end result for his patients. I felt he was giving me just that. I couldn’t be happier with the breast augmentation procedure and experience with Dr. Vendemia at MAS. I LOVE the new (pardon) boobs; they’re simply perfect!
On a separate note, and prior to scheduling a consultation at MAS, my husband and I created a laundry list of questions about the breast augmentation procedure. I’m sure Dr. V taken back by the number of questions, but he handled us with such grace and professionalism. He never rushed us either. Then, we went in for a second round of follow up questions to narrow down our choices to decide on the best surgeon. We took far too much of his time with the question and answer sessions; but, it was clear in the end that Dr. V and his staff would take the best care of me throughout the entire process.
Dr. Vendemia’s Office Manager, Karin, is a delightful woman as well. She is always responsive both via phone and text message. They thoroughly prepared me for the procedure at the surgical center and set expectations as to how I would feel and what to do post-procedure. They checked in later that evening as well to make sure I was okay. Throughout the critical post-op period, Karin was available to answer questions with amazingly quick turnaround time. Talk about a comforting feeling. Like Dr. V, she definitely takes care of the patients too.
Is there such designation as a master breast augmentation surgeon? Well, if there is, hand it over to Dr. V! One last repetitive point, I LOVE my new boobs! :)
Dear Dr Vendemia,
I don’t have words to thank you for being so amazing! You are a gifted Dr and your hands are Blessed by God! It’s been 10 days from the surgery and I already have my confidence back. I feel beautiful again. I can’t thank you enough!
I had a fantastic experience with Dr. Vendemia! At first I wasn’t even aware that there was a way to fix inverted nipples. After doing some research I found Dr. Vendemia’s name and made an appointment. I was really nervous to do it, so I went to talk to him two times before I even committed to doing the procedure. He was really helpful and explained the whole thing and never pressured me to do it. The day of the procedure he and his PA were really nice and they helped to calm me down. I couldn’t believe and how quick, smooth, and basically pain-free it was. Karin was on call the next couple of days for any questions I had, and I went to see Dr. V for several follow ups to make sure I was healing properly. Both he and Karin made me feel relaxed and comfortable through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that is looking for this procedure or any other type of cosmetic surgery! I am very pleased with my results and would definitely go to see him again in the future if I needed anything.
Dr. Vendemia gave me a FABULOUS new nose!!! Upon a recommendation from a friend, I scheduled a consultation at MAS. The staff is super friendly and attentive. Dr. V is very patient, and listened attentively to what I was expecting from the surgery. He explained what the procedure would be like and what I could expect from the results, and he delivered! The surgical facility was top notch, with a staff that handled all of my needs safely and with empathy. Dr. V visited with me before and after the surgery, and spoke to my family members to let them know that all was well. I’m so pleased with the results of my rhinoplasty and how quickly I healed. There was so little bruising and discomfort, I was back at work one week later! And the best part is, I still look like me, just an improved version. If you are looking for a talented plastic surgeon and a warm and comforting experience, I highly recommend MAS and Dr. Vendemia. My nose is a work of art!
I just had laser treatment for facial veins, and the results are amazing. I began with a free consultation with Dr. Vendemia, and he was very helpful but applied no pressure to undergo treatment. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. The procedure room has a “zen” quality, which includes a chair with heat and massage! Dr. V. took great care to answer all questions and create clear expectations about what to expect. The process and results were just as he described. He is a perfectionist when it comes to his work–a quality you definitely want in your physician. If you’re considering having a treatment or procedure, I highly recommend seeing Dr. V. I would have done this long ago had I known I would get these results!
i just wanted to let everyone know how amazing my experience w dr. vendemia was. i am so glad i found MAS. the whole staff (esp. alicia and karin) have made me feel so welcome. they were extremely helpful and accommodating.
i am by no means “rich”. i am not a wealthy manhattan girl. i am a REAL 29 year old waitress, living in albany ny. i have been unhappy with the appearance of my thin, chapped lips for quite some time now. ive always dreamed of getting lip injections to fill in the creases, and make them look softer, and more femine. i also wanted it to be so natural, that no one would suspect i had “work” done. i have never had any cosmetic surgery done before and never wanted to risk looking fake… ummm hello, trout pout…
i found photos of dr. vendemias work online, did a ton of research, and decided to schedule a free consultation. i figured i had nothing to lose. when i finally arrived, i knew i made the right decision. dr vendemia took the time to truly listen to my concerns and guide me in the right direction. i explained how i needed a natural look. i also voiced my concerns with bruising and swelling. i knew it was common to bruise and swell, but with the right method, it can be dramatically reduced. he has a steady, yet gentle hand. he took his sweet time, making sure everything was perfect. he would stop, show me the progress, and ask if i wanted more injected. i never thought i would have said “yes”, but he was so careful, that i kept going!
my lips looked great immediately. i walked around manhattan for another 5 hours before i started to swell (normal side effect). the swelling was so minimal- not at all what i was expecting. i never bruised once. everyone told me i looked great, but couldnt place what has changed. i feel much more femine and confident. i cant believe i waited so long to do this. it really was an easy, pleasant experience.
the best part of getting lip injections here is that i have up to one month to use up the rest of the vial i had purchased. no ridiculous hidden fees. i bought it, it’s mine. i decided to go back a few weeks later to use up the rest of the vial, and never once felt weird about it- or like i was putting anyone out. dr v is a really nice man, and he really is amazing. i wouldnt trust anyone else with needles on my face! haha
ps- if anyone wants to get a hold of me for questions, please feel free. im more than happy to help :)
Wonderful experience, comforting and relaxing spa atmosphere, smart and skillful Doctor Vendemia! Oh, and I look head turning, traffic-stopping great with new, high cheekbones and more defined chin and cute, plump upper lip.
I would like to say that Dr.Vendemia and staff are wonderful. They are very knowledgeable, patient, and great manners. They made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. The service I received was amazing, I’m not a wealthy person and I have been saving for my breast augmentation, and Botox, I didn’t feel discriminated or treated any less different because I was working with a budget. Karin is great. She was always a text away… answering all my questions and reassuring me that everything will be fine. My Botox experience was amazing. I didn’t bruise or felt any pain at all. My breast augmentation was done beautiful, even the scare faded away fast. My recovering time was fast. However I felt my implants were big for me. I express to both Dr. Vendemia and Karin, how I felt. They were very supportive and understanding with me. I probably drove them crazy, although everyone told me my breast looked wonderful and natural. They were amazed how it was only 2 months I had done my surgery. After speaking with Dr. Vendemia to discuss this matter.. He wanted to me to be 100 percent happy. So I agreed to go under and get smaller implants. I was very nervous and scare. Dr. Vendemia met me at the Center for specialty care like the first time. He was very nice and accommodating with the revision surgery. I had my surgery done on Monday, and I was back at work on Wednesday. My breast are still swollen and healing but I already like the difference. I have the cleavage and fullness I originally wanted. When I went back on Tuesday after my surgery. Dr. Vendemia changed my bandage and was very caring. I had to give him and Karin a big hug as I was leaving. My overall experience with MAS and staff was great. I would highly recommend Dr. Vendemia for any of his service..
Wow. 3 sessions and the two huge purple clusters of spider veins are gone! GONE!! They looked liked permanent bruises that I hid under long pants, jeans, and tights with skirts. Swimming suit??? Shorts? ha ha – I hadn’t worn them since my twenties.
Dr. Vendemia and Shaye were beyond professional. Everything was explained in full, realistic prognosis given, and the results were spectacular, more than I could have hoped. On top of it, they are intelligent and personable people, so I never felt the void that some robotic doctors make you feel.
Anyone who gives less than 5 stars likely had unrealistic expectations of what spider vein injections can do. Dr. V and Shaye even took care of a couple of the larger veins, but the only way to remove the big ugly veins is a vascular surgeon – also clearly explained. It is also realistic to recognize that genetics and heredity play a huge part in whether one develops veins, and whether after treatment they might return. Such veins are also exacerbated by pregnancies, weight gain and loss, work that requires standing on the job all day, impact from running with poor shoes on hard surfaces, etc.
I am fully expecting that down the road, these may return. Fortunately, Manhattan Aesthetic Surgery will be where I go back!! But for now, I am) looking so forward to summer on Cape Cod, and actually wearing shorts and a bathing suit. Woo Hoo!!!
If you are plagued with spider veins making you feel and look older than you really are, then get yourself to Dr. Vendemia and MAS. Really worth it!! :-)