Dr. Kornstein was an investigator for the safety of silicone breast implants during the FDA clinical trials. Often called upon for his expert opinion in revisional breast surgery, Dr. Kornstein was invited by Allergen® to participate in its pre-global release of SERI® surgical scaphold for breast surgery. He currently serves on their SERI® advisory panel for both breast and body.
Dr. Kornstein is a pioneer in the use of fat grafting (with over 20 years of experience) including the breast and chest wall area, both as an isolated procedure or in combination with implants. His time tested technique optimizes symmetry and contour of the breast while minimizing implant-related palpability. He believes the breast and chest wall are one aesthetic unit and should be treated as such. His specialized skills give both the breast augmentation and the reconstruction patient a natural, realistic result.
Dr. Kornstein’s work on subcutaneous mastectomy breast reconstruction and revisional cosmetic augmentation is published in a paper sponsored by Life Cell Corporation, makers of Alloderm® and Strattice®, leaders in the use of Acellular Dermal Matrix for breast reconstruction. He published a report that emphasizes the importance of identifying patients who are at high risk for post-surgical complications and recommends the construction of an “internal bra” to support the breast, reducing or eliminating implant-related complications. Similarly, the use of SERI® surgical scaphold optimizes both longevity of the result as well as scar quality in mastopexy of the breast.
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Breast Procedure Testimonials
“..I am extremely pleased with all of my results!” About 10 years ago, I was a patient of Dr. Kornstein’s while living in Manhattan. I have since moved over 2 hours away, but made the commute to NYC to see him for my recent breast surgery. Dr. Kornstein and his staff are wonderful! Dr. Kornstein personally called me on a Saturday to address an email inquiry I had sent to his staff the previous evening. At each appointment, Dr. Kornstein patiently answered my many questions and addressed all of my concerns. As a result, he was able to help me determine the best procedure for my particular anatomy, and I opted for cohesive gel implants with fat grafting on the chest wall along with some facial fat grafting. Dr. Kornstein was able to fix my widened cleavage with fat grafting, making me look softer (not bony) and more feminine. The cohesive gel (gummy) implants are very natural looking and I am extremely pleased with all of my results!
“..this really renewed my trust in the process.” I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how very happy I am with all the work you did on my breasts. When we had our last visit I was still so swollen, bruised and groggy that I could not see what I even looked like. Now that most of that has subsided I can see how very lovely they are. Thank you. I have had so many difficult medical experiences in the past two years, this really renewed my trust in the process and exceed my ( admittedly very high) expectations. Thank you for doing such great work in what I’m sure was not an easy procedure.
Perfect size, shape, feel, symmetry, level nipples and everything we were hoping for.” For the last 5-6 years my wife has been seeing Andrew for Botox® and injectables. As I’d come to expect, sure enough, I’ve never seen someone take such painstaking care in patterning his teeny-tiny mini-injections for such a natural result. I frequently see female actresses in movies and on television whose faces look paralyzed or devoid of emotion by comparison, to my wife’s face. In the last year – they have added some small “filler” injections as well, and the combo is just great. Really smooth, yet not even 1% puffy or “frozen”. When it came time to restore my wife’s breasts after two beautiful children, it was a “given” as to which doctor we would consult with first – but still I felt it important to see 2000+ sets of “before and after” photos from every doctor possible from NY to Miami to LA to Europe and South America – and discuss the ones that looked best and most relevant. I am a thorough researcher in general and in this case fanatically so. We both already knew that all humans are asymmetrical to various degrees – but it was truly an education to hear from Andrew “if you’re going to do it – let’s do it JUST RIGHT”; and exactly how he planned to do that. After hearing the technical details I realized that Dr K really is a maestro. I know for certain that most other doctors would have specified one implant to be slightly larger than the other, to equalize them. Andrew elected to use identical size implants – but very different techniques, for each breast, to make them symmetrical. In June of 2008 she had the procedure and 6 weeks later it was quite clear that everything was a terrific success. Perfect size, shape, feel, symmetry, level nipples and everything we were hoping for. At 6 months it was another revelation as everything truly “settled in” and it became clear how amazingly natural she looked, and how happy she was with her appearance. She REALLY looked like “15 years” had been erased from her entire torso!
Dr. Kornstein has not only met my expectations, but went above & beyond!” I have found in Dr. Andrew Kornstein the perfect combination of professionalism, accuracy, and most importantly an undeniable aesthetic sensibility which all come together to achieve the most natural, pleasing results. Dr. Kornstein takes the time to truly understand each individual patient and their wishes, and then imparts his own wisdom and experience to ensure the ultimate in perfection. I am in a business where I attend many social functions, including events within the Entertainment industry, so it is important for me to look my best, yet in the most natural way possible. Needless to say, Dr. Kornstein has not only met my expectations, but went above & beyond! He seamlessly corrected faulty breast implants, providing me with a newfound confidence, and they feel more natural than I ever imagined. In addition, for many years, I did not feel I was photogenic due to an asymmetry stemming from rather high cheekbones and a narrow jawline. I was thrilled to find that Dr. Kornstein was able to create the perfect symmetry with simple autologous fat injections in the jawline – again, a completely natural result! It is exceedingly clear that Dr. Kornstein takes enormous pride in his work, and each and every result is a testament to his exceptional talent.
An exacting and excellent surgeon….” An exacting and excellent surgeon, and a compassionate man, that’s how I would describe Dr. Kornstein. When I was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer, I was very lucky that my prognosis was never in question and I had options as to what course of treatment to follow. But I felt scared and vulnerable, and faced with choices that had no certain outcomes, other than that no matter what I did, I would likely not be as I had been before. One evening, I left Dr Kornstein a long voice mail, explaining my situation, and asking if he could call me. I had been a patient several years back and knew he would give me a thoughtful and objective opinion. What I didn’t expect was for Dr Kornstein to give “excellence” and “responsiveness” new definitions. Two weeks later, I was a post-op patient, having had a mastectomy and simultaneous reconstructive surgery with Dr Kornstein and a leading breast cancer surgeon in Dr Kornstein’s surgical suite. The experience and outcome could not have been better. I was given the clear on the breast cancer and I would challenge anybody to look at me and pick the breast that was operated on. The nursing and office staff were nothing but very kind and helpful. What can I say but that he’s the best
The care I received from Dr. Kornstein’s staff was beyond my expectations.” In February 06’ I had discussed with Dr. Kornstein the possibility of a breast revision from a previous surgery. Dr. Kornstein insisted that I have a mammography prior to my procedure. The mammography showed a suspicious lesion which fortunately for me was diagnosed as early stage breast cancer. Dr. Kornstein recommended I see Dr. Alex Swistel, a well respected breast surgeon in New York. It was decided that Dr. Swistel would do a double mastectomy in Dr. Kornstein’s accredited facility followed by immediate reconstruction by Dr. Kornstein. The care I received from Dr. Kornstein’s staff was beyond my expectations. My story was very much like the singer Anastasia – I wound up feeling as good about the medical care that saved my life as the aesthetic result.
The results are miraculous” I recently had breast augmentation surgery. I am 45 years old and physically in good shape, but I had lost a great deal of volume in my decolletage area. If you like plunging necklines–this can be unfortunate. My surgeon, Andrew Kornstein, recommended that he take fat from my inner thighs and inject it into my upper chest. The results are miraculous. I no longer have visible protruding bones and a sunken concave appearance. I had no adverse reactions or bruising in the area. The harvesting sites heal within 4-6 weeks and every week you look better and better. It is effective, safe and aesthetically beautiful.
I am extremely pleased with all of my results!” About 10 years ago, I was a patient of Dr. Kornstein’s while living in Manhattan. I have since moved over 2 hours away, but made the commute to NYC to see him for my recent breast surgery. Dr. Kornstein and his staff are wonderful! Dr. Kornstein personally called me on a Saturday to address an email inquiry I had sent to his staff the previous evening. At each appointment, Dr. Kornstein patiently answered my many questions and addressed all of my concerns. As a result, he was able to help me determine the best procedure for my particular anatomy, and I opted for cohesive gel implants with fat grafting on the chest wall along with some facial fat grafting. Dr. Kornstein was able to fix my widened cleavage with fat grafting, making me look softer (not bony) and more feminine. The cohesive gel (gummy) implants are very natural looking and I am extremely pleased with all of my results!