SOURCE: Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

August 07, 2012 07:01 ET

50 Year Anniversary of Breast Implant Surgery

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - The field of plastic surgery is celebrating the 50 year anniversary of silicone breast implants that are used in breast augmentation as well as breast reconstruction surgery. In those fifty years, numerous major technological advancements have been made as a result of the painstaking work and unwavering dedication of countless scientists and doctors seeking the "perfect" breast implant.

The first breast implant procedure was performed by Dr. Thomas Cronin and Dr. Frank Gerow in Houston. This team developed an implant consisting of a thick silicone gel encased in a silicone rubber lining -- a revolutionary design that far superseded in quality and results all other materials that had preceded it. Since that time, breast implants as well as the breast augmentation procedure, in general, have continued their evolution to become safer and with results that look and feel more natural. According to the most recent study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 316,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2011 -- a clear indication of the major and positive impact of this surgery and the associated silicone breast implant.

Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub, a board certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, has been selected as one of "America's Top Plastic Surgeons," exhibiting his commitment to excellence in providing effective procedures that are uniquely customized for the individual patient and at the forefront of contemporary practice. He operates within the philosophy that society's continual emphasis on beauty makes physical appearance an important, impacting factor in social interactions, career paths, confidences, and sense of self-worth. How an individual looks and feels on the outside can largely affect how they feel inside. Dr. Turkeltaub has been practicing plastic surgery in Scottsdale for twenty-five years and has received numerous honors and recognition including being selected as a Patients' Choice Physician.

About Steven Turkeltaub, MD

Dr. Steven Turkeltaub trained in general surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago. This was followed by training in plastic surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center where he learned from world-renowned plastic surgeons. He also held an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor and Attending in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has authored several papers and textbook chapters on plastic surgery as well as several magazine and newspaper articles.

Dr. Turkeltaub is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of many medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Arizona Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Arizona Medical Association, Maricopa County Plastic Surgeons Society and the Maricopa County Medical Society. He has served as President and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Maricopa County Plastic Surgeons Society.

To contact Dr. Steven H. Turkeltaub at Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, visit the center's website at www.arizonabreast.com or call 480-451-3000. The center's Scottsdale office is located at 10290 N. 92nd St., Suite 207, Scottsdale, AZ, 85258. The center's Glendale office is located at 18275 N. 59th Ave., Bldg. E Suite 126, Glendale, AZ 85308.

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