Dr. Ahn Plastic Surgeon New York, New York

Name: Christina Y. Ahn, MD
Last name: Ahn
Gender: Female
Began aesthetic medicine in: 0
Primary Specialty: Plastic Surgeon
Website: https://www.nycbreastreconstruction.com/
Business: NYU Breast Reconstructive Center
Address: 630 3RD AVENUE
Address suite: Suite 601, 6th Floor
City: New York
State: New York
Zip Code: 10017
Country: US
Consulting Fees: -1$
Has Sponsored Offer : No

Clinical Privileges
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Doctor’s Hospital
  • Medical: MD, New York University

Christina Y. Ahn, MD

Postdoc Training
  • Internship: General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1988
  • Residency: Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 1988
  • Fellowships:
  • Microvascular Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 1990
Member of
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Board Certification
Christina Yunkyung Ahn (ABMSUID – 4922900)
Viewed: 4/23/200902:22:16 AM CST

Day of birth: 06/20/1958

Status: Alive

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery – General
Status: Certified

Active Lifetime Initial Certification 11/11/1994 –

Education: 1983 MD (Doctor of Medicine)

Location: 150 E 77th St # 38C
0New York, NY 10021-1922 (United States)

GPS coordinates on map: 40.7561,-73.98699951

Primary location
Location name: New York
State: NY
Country: US
Map point: 40.7561,-73.98699951
  • Arm Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Implant Revision
  • Breast Implants
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Butt Lift
  • Cheek Augmentation
  • Cheek Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Surgery
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dermabrasion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Forehead Lift
  • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Hair Transplant
  • Liposuction
  • Male Tummy Tuck
  • Permanent Makeup
  • Retin-A
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Thigh Lift
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Tummy Tuck Revision

RealSelf Info

Rating: 5.0
Profile views: 9759
Answer count: 35
Review count: 13
Anonymous votes: 0
Offer count: 0
Profile created: Nov 11, 2008
Profile modified: Oct 2, 2019
Profile promotion: No
Profile inactive: No
Premier status: Free
Tier: Free-Claimed
RealCare Promise: No
Directory link: Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
RealSelf’s PRO: No
Doctor Designation Start Time: Aug 3, 2015
Doctor Designation End Time: Jan 1, 2033


  • New York, NY, US. GPS coordinates: 40.7561,-73.98699951

Latest ratings of treatments

  • Breast Fat Transfer (Mar 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Apr 2019) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Oct 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (May 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Apr 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Fat Transfer (May 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Dec 2014) – 5/5
  • Breast Fat Transfer (Feb 2018) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Apr 2017) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Feb 2015) – 5/5
  • Breast Implant Removal (Sep 2014) – 5/5

Latest Prices

Breast Fat Transfer Prices

  • $13000 – Feb 12, 2015 – New York, NY

Breast Implant Removal Prices

  • $13300 – Mar 12, 2014 – New York, NY
  • $12000 – Oct 2018 – New York, NY

Doctor’s answers

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Free nipple graft for third reduction surgery?
Revisional breast reduction
Sep 30, 2020
For your potential revisional breast reduction surgery, a board certified plastic reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction surgery may be able to preserve your native nipple and areola complex. Reviewing your previous operative reports and breast examination would help the surgeon determine the blood circulation to promote maximum chance of preserving your native nipple areola with optimal healing. Free nipple graft is an alternative option only if the blood…
Areola reduction, scar revision, fat transfer. Would I be a good candidate?
You’re a wonderful candidate for autologous fat grafting transfer
Sep 30, 2020
You would be a great candiate for fat grafting for volume. You will also benefit from autologous fat grafting to the base of the nipple areola. Since the nipple is pointing downward, it will help restore to its original position and with a rejuvenated youthful look. All procedures can be done simultaneously under light IV sedation. Of course, you should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has an interest and specializes in this area.
How soon after a breast reduction (38H+ to 38c) is necrosis likely to occur if at all?
Nipple Necrosis is due to decreased blood circulation and can result following breast reduction
Mar 19, 2018
If this occurs, it can happen as early as during the surgery with signs of decreased blood circulation which may excaberate over the next 24-48 hours. Monitoring and observing for the early signs of decreased blood circulation can minimize wound healing problems and decreasing necrosis rate. Nipple and other tissue necrosis usually shows worsening over the next 7-14 days. Please consult with a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in your area.
Tummy tuck with lipo or without lipo to hips? What are your thoughts?
Liposculpting can be a part of a tummy tuck for most optimal and aesthetic result
Mar 19, 2018
Liposculpting can definitely a additional component during most tummy tucks except in a very lean patient. Flanks and sides of the abdomen liposculpting done judiciously would allow most optimal and aesthetic result. In our practice we recommend that a patient be at the optimal and most realistic BMI and at a weight that will be easily maintained. This is to help you achieve the most optimal aesthetic outcome and this will also mitigate any wound healing issues. Contact a…
Should I have the umbilical hernia fixed prior to a tummy tuck with a general surgeon or afterward
Umbilical Hernia can be repaired at the same as Abdominoplasty
Mar 19, 2018
Most ideally the Hernia Repair can be done in conjunction with an Abdominoplasty. Many Plastic Surgeons routinely do this combination. This approach will allow better visualization and exposure of the umbilical hernia during the abdominoplasty allowing hernia repair at the same time as the abdominoplasty. Please consult with a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in your area.
How safe is a tummy tuck, full back and stomach lipo and breast lift done at once?
Simultaneous Breast Lift and Tummy Tuck
Feb 14, 2018
It is safe to do breast surgery and abdominal surgery simultaneously. Your BMI should be in an acceptable range for safe and optimal surgical healing and outcomes. Many Board Certified Plastic Surgeons offer these procedures and often refer to the combination as “mommy makeover.” Please seek a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area.
Had saline BA in 1999 and was never happy with the end result. Can I get my breasts to look like t
19-year old Saline Implants
Jan 31, 2018
It is difficult to accurately assess your current situation without examination. You appear to have a significant deformity on the right side. There is upward displacement of the implant with mal-position of the nipple/areola, most probably related to capsular contracture or rupture. You are a good candidate for implant exchange or autologous fat grafting. You should consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate these changes and explore options to effect the result in your…
My implants are 27.5 years old. Should they be removed?
Breast Implant Removal
Jan 11, 2018
If your implants are Saline and there are no symptoms, your routine yearly exams should be sufficient. If your implants are Silicone, an MRI would be helpful to evaluate the integrity of these older implants. Of course if you experience any symptoms such as scar contracture, displacement or distortion you should be evaluated by your plastic surgeon.
What do I do about my breast reduction being denied when I so clearly need it?
Breast Reduction and Insurance Denial
Dec 20, 2017
Some insurance companies have contractual parameters that deny any non-cancer related breast reduction surgery regardless of medical eligibility. Find out first if this is the case, then re-appeal with more supportive documentation. If denied, wait for open enrollment and choose a plan with better coverage.
Breast Reduction or Lift before children/ weight fluctuation?
Timing of Breast Reduction/Lift
Dec 20, 2017
In our practice we recommend that a patient be at their optimal and most realistic BMI, and at a weight that will be easily maintained. This is to help you achieve the most optimal aesthetic outcome and this will also mitigate any wound healing issues. Contact a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area specializing in Breast Surgery.
What kind of breast surgery would be best for me? 22, no kids, on the heavier side
What kind of breast surgery would be best for me? 22YO
Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for this Question.

You are an excellent candidate to achieve beautiful breast shape using Breast Lift -Lollipop incision technique.

If you desire to increase Breast volume, All natural result can be achieved with Fat grafting procedure which can be done at the same time or 6months later ( up to 1cup size). Fat grafts are obtained from any body area(s) you wish using gentle lipo-sculpting technique.

You would…

32 year old DIEP flap reconstruction after BC treatment. One C and one A?
32 year old DIEP flap reconstruction after BC treatment. One C and one A?
Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for Asking this question.

I am glad your DIEP flaps are healing well.

Of course please seek your Surgeon’s advise re this…

However, the discrepant size between left and right reconstructed breast is not uncommon since left mastectomy was done for prophylactic reason and it’s possible more of your native tissue was preserved.

It may take up to 3 months for initial “un-even swelling” to resolve…

After sufficient…

CTA before a Diep Flap?
CTA before a Diep Flap?
Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for asking this important question.

It is essential part of pre op planning for Breast reconstruction to obtain imaging study which maps your DIEP flap blood vessel for the surgeon (like a GPS guide for Driving 🙂

This used to be done by CTA( CT angiogram) until recently. However, more patients and surgeons are seeking MRA( M.R. Angiogram ) instead, especially after the N.Y. Times article was published describing…

I want to have a tummy tuck and breast lift 4 months post c-section? Already back to my regular we
Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift – 4 Months Post C-section : back to regular Weight.
Nov 20, 2016
Thank you for reaching out to Realself to ask your Question….

I’am sure you are enjoying your 4month old 🙂 Congrats! …Are you still breast feeding by any chance ?

If you are, it is ideal to wait until after you finish breast feeding so that the Milk ducts are dry ( generally takes 3months after the end date of Breast feeding – although there are individual variations)

4Months is sufficient time ( 3months minimum) for c-section site to be ready and soft…

Do I have tuberous breasts or are they just ugly?
Tuberous Breasts
Jul 28, 2016
Yes, you have a variation of what is called Tuberous Breasts and Areola. It would be beneficial for you to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area, however in our practice, you would be considered an excellent candidate for autologous fat graft augmentation/correction. This procedure would give your breasts a fuller and more rounded shape. At 19, you still may have additional breast growth, so stability and full maturation should be achieved and stable for 6 months…

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