Plastic Surgery – A Personal Journey
Plastic Surgery is a very personal decision. Several factors come into play before someone decides to finally make the first consultation, and several more factors arise before committing to an actual plastic surgery date. New York City based Dr. Naidu thoroughly explains what a procedure entails to each of her potential patients. She will take the time to describe your plastic surgery concerns and expected outcomes. No matter what your reasons to consider any particular type of plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Naidu will ensure you understand all the details, and will deliver the results you wish for. Take the first step and make a consultation appointment with Dr. Naidu at her New York City office – this call can help guide your next steps, and help you decide which procedure is right for you.
Plastic Surgery in NYC With Dr. Nina Naidu - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Nina Naidu, a prominent NYC plastic surgeon, wants every woman to feel good about her body. She is an experienced, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who treats all patients with kindness and respect -- whether they are undergoing a reconstructive or a cosmetic procedure. Dr. Naidu’s specialties include breast surgeries, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Naidu’s goal is to make her consultations as educational a possible. She wants to get to know you and understand your goals. Dr. Naidu will not pressure you to schedule a procedure and, as much as possible, offers patients choices in how to reach their goals. Integrity, honesty, and patient safety are the top priorities in Dr. Naidu's NYC plastic surgery practice.
Cosmetic Surgery in NYC
Dr. Naidu specializes in helping women regain a more youthful, contoured body. Most of Dr. Naidu’s patients are strong, independent women whose bodies have changed due to aging, weight loss or childbirth. They are distressed by deflated breasts, sagging skin on their abdomen, or excess fat on their thighs. For these patients, plastic surgery is a decision to move forward in their lives and invest in themselves.
During your consultation, Dr. Naidu will help you decide the best way to reach your aesthetic goals. Often there are choices in procedures based on cost, your anatomy, longevity of result, and recovery time. Cosmetic services offered by Dr. Naidu include:
Breast Augmentation - The success of your breast augmentation surgery depends on choosing the best implant type, style, size and location for your body. Dr. Naidu will help make these crucial decisions based on the measurements of your breasts, the amount of existing breast tissue, your aesthetic goals, and your body frame.
Dr. Naidu offers her patients several types of implants, including saline implants, silicone implants, and the Ideal Implant®. This unique design of the Ideal Implant® combines the natural look of silicone with the safety of saline. Dr. Naidu is very pleased to be one of only five plastic surgeons in New York City offering the Ideal Implant®.
Breast Lift - A breast lift is a surgical procedure that creates a more youthful aesthetic by removing stretched skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and moving the areola into a more forward position. A breast lift will not fix deflated breasts or increase the size of your breasts.
Breast Reduction (Male)
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) - Enlarged male breasts – technically known as “gynecomastia” – is a psychologically painful condition that makes men feel self-conscious about their chests. Many of Dr. Naidu’s male patients report being teased about having breasts, often to the extent that they avoid locker rooms or intimate situations. Male breast reduction surgery can enhance your self-esteem by removing excess breast tissue, flattening your chest, and creating a more masculine silhouette to your upper body.
Breast Reduction (Female)
Breast Reduction - Overly large breasts can have a negative impact on a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. Many women have been teased or objectified due to their breast size. They’ve also suffered back and neck pain due to the weight of their breasts, often to the point that it is difficult to engage in daily activities. Finally, women with large breasts often have a difficult time choosing flattering clothing because their breast size is out of proportion with the rest of their body.
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the breasts by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin. This is one of the most gratifying surgeries performed by Dr. Naidu due to its positive impact on patients’ lives.
CoolSculpting® for Body Contouring
Coolsculpting - CoolSculpting® uses FDA-approved technology to precisely target and cool the stubborn fat cells beneath your skin. These fat deposits are located in areas that do not improve with diet and exercise. Over the next two to three months, the treated fat cells will crystalize and die. The dead fat cells are naturally metabolized by your body – leaving you with a more sculpted body. Because the procedure is totally non-invasive, you can immediately go back to work or return to most normal activities.
Facial & Neck Rejuvenation
Dr. Naidu has a variety of surgical and non-surgical options to help make your face and neck look younger. This includes the use of FDA-approved fillers, such Juvederm Volbella®, to restore volume to your lips and to remove lines around your mouth.
Liposuction for Body Contouring
Liposuction - Even if you’re diligent about diet and exercise, those stubborn fat bulges on your body – including your face, neck, abdomen, back, arms and legs -- can make you look older and feel less confident. Liposuction is a medical procedure that can remove fat and sculpt your body. The result is a slimmer, more contoured shape that can improve your physical beauty and enhance your self-confidence.
Your liposuction will be performed using general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center in NYC. Liposuction is performed using the tumescent technique, which reduces blood loss, as well as provides excellent pain control both during and after surgery. You should anticipate remaining out of work for three or four days after surgery, depending upon the amount of liposuction that was performed. The finall results are visible between three and twelve months following your procedure.
Panniculectomy for Body Contouring
A panniculectomy is a surgical procedure that removes the apron of excess skin and tissue that hangs from the lower abdomen over the pubic area. This excess skin is caused by pregnancy or from significant weight loss. A panniculectomy is performed using general anesthetic and requires a one-night stay in the hospital. Most patients are able to return to work within two weeks following their panniculectomy.
Breast Implant Revision
Breast Augmentation Revision - Women choose Dr. Nina Naidu when they want to change the size or type of their implants; to replace a leaking or ruptured implant; or to correct complications from their primary breast augmentation (such as capsular contracture). Dr. Naidu’s goal is to perform breast revision surgery that gives you a more youthful breast contour and enhances your appearance.
Inverted Nipple Correction
An inverted nipple is pulled inward toward the breast instead of pointing outward. Inverted nipples are usually a genetic problem and visible at puberty. This cosmetic surgery restores the natural look of the breast by positioning the nipple outward.
Tummy Tuck - You are a good candidate for a tummy tuck if, despite diet and exercise, you are unhappy with the appearance of your abdomen. A tummy tuck will tighten abdominal muscles that have been stretched during pregnancy, as well as women remove excess fat and skin around the midsection.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Women in NYC who are seeking breast reconstruction surgery need the assistance of an experienced and compassionate reconstructive surgeon. Whether your reconstruction is precipitated by a mastectomy or a congenital defect of your breast (such as tuberous breast deformity or Poland’s syndrome), Dr. Nina Naidu will support you through the reconstructive process.
The goal of breast reconstruction is to restore your breast(s) to a normal shape, appearance and size following surgery, trauma, disease or congenital defects. This is a highly individualized process that may require several surgeries. It also requires a surgeon – such as Dr. Naidu – who will treat you with compassion and respect; has the medical expertise to complete your reconstruction; and will take the time to educate you about your options.
Aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast comprise a large part of Dr. Naidu’s surgical practice. She has a special interest in breast augmentation, in reconstruction of the tuberous breast, and in reconstruction following mastectomy. Since 2006, Dr. Naidu has served as a clinical investigator in the Breast Implant Follow-Up Studies (BIFS) trials.
Education and Research
Dr. Naidu completed her undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her general surgery and plastic surgery training at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, she performed an additional year of fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Naidu is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Naidu is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Naidu maintains privileges at several prominent New York hospitals, including New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center; Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital; and Lenox Hill Hospital.
Dr. Naidu has authored many research articles.
Anokha Natural Skin Care Products
In 2008, Dr. Naidu launched her own skin care line, Anokha (which means “unique” in Urdu), a natural line formulated from botanicals and actives native to South Asia. Dr. Naidu’s goal was to create effective and luxurious skin care products that were safe and gentle enough for pregnant women and people with sensitive skin. You can learn more about Anokha Natural Skin Care products here.
In August 2016, Dr. Naidu was one of four doctors (three plastic surgeons and one anesthesiologist) sent to Beirut to provide care for Syrian and Palestinian refugees at al-Hamshari Hospital in Lebanon. This mission was organized by LEAP’s International Disaster Relief Program. This mission trip was life-changing for Dr. Naidu, who has written about her experience here.
Honors and Awards
Dr. Naidu is the recipient of many honors and awards. You can read about her awards here.
NYC Plastic Surgery
Breast Augmentation Revision
Gummy Bear Breast Implants
Breast Lift with Augmentation
Tuberous Breast Surgery
Inverted Nipple Correction
Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Breast Revision Surgery
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)