Toronto Plastic Surgeon Creates New Asian Breast Augmentation Protocols

Dr. Jerome Edelstein defines new and specific techniques to help patients of Asian descent enhance their body contour.

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I’ve learned that treating specific needs with custom techniques gives a superior result, ultimately leading to greater satisfaction.

Toronto, ON, Canada (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients of Asian ethnicity accounted for over 800,000 plastic surgery procedures performed in 2011, and the second most commonly requested procedure was breast augmentation. While all surgical techniques are adjusted to achieve the aesthetic goals of the individual patient, Dr. Edelstein has defined a new and specific set of techniques that are unique to Asian patients.

“Through my years of practice, I have found that blanket surgical techniques don’t always conform to the needs of certain patients. I’ve learned that treating specific needs with custom techniques gives a superior result, ultimately leading to greater satisfaction,” Dr. Edelstein states.

These techniques are designed to address the primary concerns of scarring, implant size, and anatomical difference in breast shape in women of Asian descent.

Scarring: Many Asian women have a tendency to develop darker or abnormally large (hypertrophic) scars. This scarring can be unsightly and cause post-surgical dissatisfaction if not appropriately managed and treat. Protocols for reducing the size, prominence and coloring of the scar can lead to significantly higher satisfaction on the part of the patient.

Implant Size Considerations: Bigger is not necessarily better and is a common misconception among those considering breast augmentation. In females with little to no existing breast formation, large “artificial” looking implants can cause embarrassment and lead to awkward social situations. Using a series of measurements that determines optimal implant size for natural results often yields a superior result in both aesthetic appeal and patient mental well being. Social status, family and personal satisfaction should always be weighed whenever making a significant body contouring decision. You’ll have your new body for decades after the surgery and it’s about living comfortably inside and outside our body.

Anatomical differences in breast shape: Not all Asian women are petite, but for the many who are, this complication relates to their naturally smaller body dimensions, with smaller nipples and less defined infra-mammary folds. These factors can make breast augmentation more challenging to a surgeon who hasn’t had much experience treating such patients. Negative side effects of not taking these factors into consideration often result in patient dissatisfaction and extreme difficulty in correcting the augmented chest down the road. Specifically addressing these concerns ahead of time and adequately preparing the patient make a significant contribution to patient satisfaction and overall well being.


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