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Pinsky & Lickstein Plastic Surgery

February 24, 2015 07:03 ET

Breast Lift or Breast Implants? Palm Beach Plastic Surgeons Answer Common Breast Enhancement Questions

Drs. Mark Pinsky and David Lickstein Discuss Why Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, or a Combination of Both Procedures May Be the Ideal Procedure for a Patient's Needs

WEST PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - Women considering surgical breast enhancement have a number of options from which to choose, and some individuals may have trouble deciding which is best for their needs. Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. David Lickstein, two board-certified plastic surgeons in Palm Beach, say one of the most common questions they are asked involves whether it's necessary to have breast implants combined with a breast lift procedure for the best results. While many women can benefit from a combined breast lift and breast augmentation procedure, the doctors say others can achieve their goals with one or the other, and the decision is ultimately based on the patient's individual needs and goals.

Drs. Pinsky and Lickstein say it's important to understand the differences and advantages of these two very different procedures. A breast lift is designed to help women remove excess, inelastic skin that may be giving the breasts a sagging appearance. Breast sagginess can be common after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, and can also occur simply due to the effects of gravity and the natural aging process on the body. Breast lift surgery removes excess skin and tightens the remainder, ultimately lifting the breasts to a higher position with the goal of giving them a more youthful, firmer appearance.

The doctors say breast augmentation is often ideal for women who want to add volume to the breasts for a fuller appearance. They note that, for women who are concerned about sagginess in the breasts and who also desire an increase in breast volume, particularly around the upper pole areas of the breasts, a breast lift with breast implants procedure may better suit their needs. The combined procedure, Drs. Pinsky and Lickstein say, can be very helpful for women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy as well as those who want to enlarge the breasts in addition to rejuvenating their overall appearance. However, the doctors say the procedures do not have to go together, and women who simply desire a smoother, "perkier" appearance to the breasts may only need a breast lift to accomplish their goals.

Overall, Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein say women should talk with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon about their unique needs. They say an in-person evaluation and in-depth discussion with a skilled surgeon should answer their questions and make clear the possibilities of both procedures, as well as whether or not a single or combined procedure can be more beneficial.

About Pinsky & Lickstein Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. David Lickstein have been recognized as two of America's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly, and are the recent recipients of the 2014 Vitals Patients' Choice Award. Drs. Pinsky and Lickstein are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Pinsky & Lickstein Plastic Surgery is a Palm Beach Gardens area practice that offers comprehensive plastic surgery options for the face, breasts, and body, as well as non-surgical treatments, reconstructive procedures, and an on-site medical spa. Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein are available for interview upon request.

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