If you have ever considered having breast augmentation surgery this could be a good time to revisit the idea. Even though warm weather is nearly here you can still have your procedure with recovery time to spare to enjoy your improved body image this summer.
Fortunately we are living in a time where breast augmentation patients have greater freedom of choice. I am referring to the fact that they can now choose a silicone or saline breast implant option. It’s been about six years since the FDA approved silicone implants for all breast augmentation patients, not just women requiring breast reconstruction. And this lifting of its ban has significantly affected women’s decisions. Last year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 72 percent of the breast augmentation surgeries performed in the U.S. were done using silicone implants. I think you would agree that is quite an impressive number, more so given the fact that in the year the ban was lifted only 19 percent of augmentations were silicone. Its’ increased acceptance owes to the more natural look and feel of silicone implants.
However, these implants may not be the ideal choice for every patient. It is vital that you consult with an experience surgeon who can guide you through the decision, laying out the pros and cons of both types to help you make the best personal choice. At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center in Paramus, New Jersey, you are our highest priority. And if fitting into your new swimsuit or tank top more confidently is what you desire, we will, together, develop a plan to accomplish just that.
For more information about breast augmentation surgery or other aesthetic cosmetic procedures please contact our office manager, who can schedule your first consultation.
Most people would agree that women with underdeveloped or smaller breasts generally wish they were larger. The surprising part is why. While vanity does play a role in breast augmentation the fundamental reasons go much deeper. Women who perceive small breasts as a significant figure flaw confide to investigators that it impacts on multiple aspects of their lives.
According to a study in the July 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a professional organization to which I’ve belonged for more than two decades, women undergoing breast augmentation report they’ve experienced significant improvement in several key facets of life including social and intimate happiness. The ASPS BREAST-Q® questionnaire inquired about six areas: satisfaction with breasts and overall outcome; psychosocial, sexual, and physical well-being; and care provided by their surgeon. Forty-one women completed the questionnaire six months before and after undergoing cosmetic breast augmentation with implants. Significant improvement in three out of the six areas was indicated: satisfaction with breasts, psychosocial well-being, and sexual well-being.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ we establish a deep rapport with patients, helping them to achieve their cosmetic surgery goals. During our initial consultation we discuss and compare the size, feel and shape of your implants, and lay out any risks or complications. For example, many of my younger patients express concern that implants will inhibit nursing. Generally, it has no impact. Others ask about the implants interfering with routine mammograms. Implants installed under the guidance of a fully experience board-certified plastic surgeon should not present problems in subsequent readings.
If you would like to explore the possibility of obtaining the breast augmentation that you’ve always wanted, now is the best time. Just have our office manager schedule your consultation.
Breast augmentation continues to be high on the list of requests for plastic surgery by our female patients. In my practice at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ it’s a rare week indeed, when we’re not performing yet another of these procedures. Because the desire to improve upon nature is such a motivating factor few people would be surprised that breast augmentation is one of our most frequently requested procedures. But did you know that the chin implant is being recognized as the fastest growing plastic surgery? Chin implants are not new, so why is it now trending so high? One explanation may be the prevalence of the video chat as a common form of business and to social interaction. For many individuals who have accepted what they perceive to be an unflattering jaw line or weak chin, seeing themselves on the screen can dramatically emphasize their dissatisfaction with their facial image. In my opinion, two of the most prominent (and correctable) facial “flaws” are a weak chin, and a “double” chin. Did you know that the chin and the jawline are among the first areas to exhibit the telling signs of aging? For these individuals plastic surgery could be the answer. Other reasons for the rise in requests for chin implants, reports the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is the desire of aging baby boomers to remain competitive in the workplace and in finding a mate. Maintaining a youthful, fresh appearance helps to keep them spot on in their game with the younger players.
In the same ASPS report the other cosmetic procedures that grew in popularity last year were lip augmentation; cheek implantation; laser skin resurfacing; and soft tissue fillers, in that order. To set up your plastic surgery consultation, please contact our office manager.
The latest plastic surgery figures are in and they corroborate what we already know from my own practice: consumers are increasingly opting for the kind of youthful rejuvenations that only cosmetic procedures can provide.
The new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the oldest and largest clinical plastic surgery organization for professionals, clearly show that even in a slow economy, Americans still pursue a better appearance. About 14 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011, up 5% from the previous year, signaling year-over-year growth for two consecutive years.
We, at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ believe that although plastic surgery may still be considered by some to be a luxury, it’s upward trend may reflect more people wanting to improve their opportunities in the fiercely competitive job market.
The newly released figures from ASPS also include information that among the roughly 1.6 million plastic surgeries in 2011, the top five were: Breast augmentation (up 4%); nose reshaping; liposuction; eyelid surgery and facelift (up 5%), which bested tummy tucks for the first time since 2004. I believe this might be caused by older job-seeking baby boomers. The biggest surprise, in my estimation, is the interest in chin augmentation, usually undergone by men. It gained over 70%. Lip augmentation, typically requested at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by our female patients, was also up about 50%.
Overall, the largest growth trend was in minimally-invasive procedures (up 6%), with some treatments involving fillers and fat injections, up anywhere between 20%-30%. On the lower end of the spectrum, reconstructive plastic surgery increased 5 percent in 2011, with breast reconstruction up 3%.
For more information on how the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can help you realize your personal aesthetic goals, please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Manager.
When I began my plastic surgery practice more than 25 years ago it became evident in that first year alone that one of my sub-specialties would be breast augmentation. I was regularly performing them, using either saline or silicone implants. I was among a selected group of cosmetic surgeons able to provide silicone implants, not only to cancer reconstruction patients, but to qualified cosmetic patients as part of the silicone clinical trials.
Today breast augmentation continues to be one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery inParamus,NJ, and each year we’re finding that our patients are requesting it in swelling numbers.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), one of the many professional organizations to which I am proud to say I am a member, 296,000 breast augmentations were performed nationally in 2010, a 2 percent increase over the previous year. In fact, breast augmentation is first among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures, followed by rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, liposuction, and abdominoplasty.
Advanced technologies and techniques now provide patients with better products yielding a more natural result, along with faster healing. Now that the FDA has approved silicone implants for any woman seeking breast augmentation, everyone has more choices. Since silicone implants impart a more natural feel over saline implants we’re finding that in our practice most patients are choosing silicone. Our extensive experience in performing the procedure has prepared us to offer our patients the guidance they deserve when choosing their implants.
If you are considering breast augmentation now is an ideal time to schedule a consultation. Many women schedule their augmentation during the winter to be ready for their summer holidays in the sun. Our practice manager, Ann Carbone, will be happy to set up your consultation.
Oftentimes people suffer the worst situations but use them to make a change that positively impacts on their self-esteem, giving them the confidence to start over. No example could be stronger than the patients who arrive at my office with a heavy heart because of a failed marriage, a dissolved business partnership, getting a pink slip, or losing a loved one. Instead of dwelling on their misfortunes, they choose to give themselves a fresh start that will improve their looks—and their outlook. The first step? A consultation at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, in Paramus, NJ.
These patients don’t want a timid makeover. Some have thought about cosmetic enhancement for years without moving forward.
A number of my female Breakup Makeover patients typically request breast surgery. Depending upon what they don’t like about their breasts, they may choose breast augmentation surgery, a breast reduction, and/or a breast lift (mastopexy).
More mature men and women want to see significant facial improvement, and request a traditional facelift which addresses the mid-face and neck regions. Combined with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and perhaps a touch of Botox® in the forehead area and at the corners of the eyes, these procedures can erase 10 to 15 years from one’s face.
Finally, at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, many of these “fresh start” individuals want to have movie star bodies. Fortunately, today, using the latest liposuction techniques in a cautious, safe and skilled manner, we can give them the well-proportioned physique that dieting and exercise, no matter how stringently followed, can’t achieve.
For more information on how we can custom design your Breakup Makeover to lighten your step—and your heart–please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator. I’m certain that you will find her most helpful in guiding you.
One reason I chose to specialize in plastic surgery was my belief that aesthetic enhancements significantly improve my patients’ quality of life.
Continuous advances in plastic surgery create real benefits for patients. Today, the results are more predictable, involve less post-operative discomfort, and more rapidly return patients to their regular routines.
Even with improved techniques, some candidates still reject plastic surgery. For them, we are able to offer a host of injectables and Botox® that achieve gratifying results. We’re also using a number of liposuction applications that sculpt the body, face and neck. Liposuction procedures can be accomplished without general anesthetic in our office procedure rooms. By the way, for your safety and convenience, the majority of our surgeries occur at Surgicenter, our fully accredited surgery suite located at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ.
Many of my patients have asked my opinion of bridalplasty (multiple pre-wedding day aesthetic procedures), a concept popularized by a TV show where brides-to-be compete for their wish lists of plastic surgery procedures. Their goal is to walk down the aisle looking like the girl of their own dreams. It is my genuine belief that any form of cosmetic enhancement: invasive, non-invasive, minimally invasive, or even skin treatments, should not be undertaken lightly. Competing to win plastic surgery enhancements trivializes the procedures and sends the wrong message.
At the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery I have in-depth discussions with all patients about their aesthetic goals and any risks involved. Their psychological reasons for effecting a change must be sound. Making subtle changes to produce a natural result that will improve a person’s self-esteem is my primary goal.
If you’d like to present yourself in the best light on any day with our help, please contact Ann Carbone, our Practice Administrator.
Breast Implants – Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are thinking about getting saline breast implants or silicone breast implants, it is important that you are well informed about what to expect with breast augmentation surgery. Below are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about breast implants.
What is a saline breast implant?
A saline implant is filled with sterile salt water at the time of surgery and the fullness can be adjusted. A saline implant leak will cause the implant to collapse. The leaked saline is absorbed by the body and discharged. Saline implants are approved for women over the age of 18 years.
What is a silicone implant?
A silicone implant is filled with a moveable gel that mimics the movement and feel of breast tissue. If a silicone implant leaks, the leakage may be contained within the shell or escape into the body. Silicone implants do not necessarily collapse when they leak. MRI examinations every two years are recommended to detect leaks or ruptures. Women over the age of 22 years are approved for silicone implants.
Which is better: saline or silicone implants?
In the end, the decision is entirely up to you. There are pros and cons to both types of implants. Some women feel saline implants make their breasts feel too hard, however, improved surgical techniques seem to have mainly overcome this drawback. While silicone implants feel more natural, it might not be possible to know if they leak and entail regular MRI examinations to assess their condition.
How safe are implants?
Both saline and silicone implants are considered safe, even if they leak. If they rupture, you will require further breast augmentation surgery to remove the old implants and insert new ones. Leaking implants may eventually cause pain, but they are not proven to increase the risk of breast cancer or connective tissue disease.
Can I still breastfeed with implants and is it safe?
The majority of women can still breastfeed after breast implants. However, if the implants are inserted through an incision beneath the nipple or on top of breast muscle, there is a possibility breastfeeding may be more difficult or impossible. Studies have proved that silicone cannot be passed to infants through breast milk.
Over the past several weeks I have received numerous comments on my appearance on The Real Housewives of New Jersey and continue to be amazed at the number of people who have seen the episode. I am frequently asked what it was like to do the show and be with the housewives. I can honestly tell you that they were all very gracious and actually quite knowledgeable regarding breast augmentation. The consultation wasn’t nearly as hectic as it seemed and surgery went off without a hitch. Theresa was lovely and was one of our best patients. She went on to have a fabulous result and is immensely happy with her new breasts.
For more information on Breast Augmentation in New Jersey or Breast Implants in New Jersey please contact us at The Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at 201.261.7550
New Jersey breast augmentation patients can now choose between saline or silicone implants. After careful consideration of your personal desires and of course a discussion with your surgeon, your decision will be easier than you think. Today, when given a choice, 9 out of 10 women worldwide, outside of the U.S. choose silicone gel filler.
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It is important to know that both saline and silicone filled implants have an outer shell or cover made of silicone. Various types of silicone have been used for years in many other medical devices such as pacemakers, heart valves and artificial joints. Because silicone is used in so many life-saving medical devices, it has been extensively studied for decades.
Two key differences between saline filled and silicone filled implants are the material that fills the implant and the technique used to implant them during surgery.
Saline implants are filled with salt water which is naturally occurring in the human body. During surgery, the empty implant shell is placed in a carefully designed pocket under the breast area and then filled with saline solution to achieve the desired result. On the other hand, silicone filled implants are pre-filled before being placed and therefore their volume cannot be adjusted during surgery. Surgical adjustments are made by changing the size of the silicone implant.
Today there are more options than ever before for Breast Augmentation in New Jersey. Ultimately, it is up to each women, along with her surgeon, to decide what implant option will provide the most natural look and outcome desired. The key is to strive for natural looking enhancement.
For more information of breast augmentation in New Jersey, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Zubowski of Paramus New Jersey at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. You may also visit Natrelle (breast implants) for more detailed information on both saline and silicone implants.