Plastic Surgeon in Leesburg, VA Discusses Latest Breast Augmentation and Reconstruction Statistics

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At his Virginia plastic surgery practice, Dr. Behzad Parva says he has seen a significant increase in breast augmentation and reconstruction procedures, a statistic reflected by the most recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS study states that breast reconstruction procedures rose by 8% in the past year and breast augmentation increased by 2%. Dr. Parva says, given the increase in popularity of these procedures, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is essential for patients in order to receive the quality cosmetic results that come from experience and specialization in holistic breast care.

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Leesburg, VA Plastic Surgeon on ASAPS Breast Augmentation Statistics

Caring for breast cancer patients requires the expertise of reconstructing a breast following mastectomy and the aesthetic eye and artistic skills to enlarge, lift, or reduce the opposite breast to achieve breast symmetry and balance.

According to a recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation procedures rose 2% in the past year, a number Dr. Behzad Parva, a plastic surgeon in Leesburg, VA, says he expects to continue to increase. The ASPS report also states that breast reconstruction procedures increased by 8% in 2010. Dr. Parva says the growth in breast surgery procedures has demanded more specialized focus from plastic surgeons on overall breast care. He adds that a plastic surgeon focused on breast reconstruction has typically undergone the training, and possesses the extensive experience, necessary to provide excellent cosmetic surgical results in the full range of breast care. Through extensive research and understanding of the physiology and anatomy of the breasts, he adds that board-certified plastic surgeons are the most qualified for performing cosmetic procedures and those that are committed to breast reconstruction are often the most experienced to also perform cosmetic breast procedures. “Caring for breast cancer patients requires the expertise of reconstructing a breast following mastectomy and the aesthetic eye and artistic skills to enlarge, lift, or reduce the opposite breast to achieve breast symmetry and balance.”

He also says that, regardless of whether patients are seeking breast reconstruction or cosmetic breast augmentation, they should ensure their surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons before undergoing any procedure. “Board-certified plastic surgeons dedicate years of focused training in both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. A rigorous examination process is required and lifelong continued medical education with re-certification exams every 10 years is a significant distinction from non-board-certified surgeons.”

Dr. Parva says his practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive breast care to patients seeking breast reconstruction or breast augmentation in Leesburg, VA. As a reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon, he says he has been privileged to aid those affected by breast cancer through reconstructive procedures, as well as providing patients with aesthetic restorations backed by experience and knowledge. “It is most gratifying to serve our patients reconstructive and cosmetic breast care needs and be rewarded by the sense of wholeness and positive self-esteem reflected in their smiles and their warm hugs.”

About Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Walk

In addition to providing office procedures, Dr. Parva and his practice have also reached out to the local breast cancer community. Parva Plastic Surgery will be a sponsor of the upcoming Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation Walk & 5K Run on Sunday October 9, 2011 at Morven Park Equestrian Center in Leesburg. The event is organized to support local women and their families in the fight against breast cancer.

About Behzad Parva, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Behzad Parva graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westminster College and received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, graduating in the top 10% of his class. Following General Surgery residency training at Temple University Hospital, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center. Dr. Parva is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Located at 224-D Cornwall Street NW, Suite 300 Leesburg, VA, Parva Plastic Surgery can be contacted at (703) 777-7477. The practice can also be reached online via the website parvaplasticsurgery.com or facebook.com/parvaplasticsurgery.

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