WESTON, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 5, 2013) - Dr. Robert E. Rothfield, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale, knows that all types of breast surgery can be challenging. However, he feels that breast surgery patients who have previously been operated on can present even greater challenges.
While many professionals in the field shy away from breast revision surgery due to the technical difficulty of taking into account both the patient's standard breast anatomy and the effects of the previous surgeries, Dr. Rothfield enjoys the professional challenges that breast revision surgery demands. Though these cases are often difficult, he believes breast revision surgery is a necessary and much needed service for women who have been living with an unsatisfactory result from a previous procedure.
As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with over 18 years of experience, Dr. Rothfield is particularly sensitive to the problems that can result from breast surgery such as capsular contracture, malposition of implants, widening of the areola, size issues, and visible scarring. Additionally, he understands the significant emotional toll these problems can create in patients who did not receive their desired results during their primary breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Rothfield strives to relieve them of these feelings by achieving their initial breast enhancement goals.
One of Dr. Rothfield's most common revision breast surgeries involves the exchange of saline implants for silicone implants. Although silicone implants were taken off the U.S. market between 1994 and 2006 due to safety concerns, a number of studies conducted during their absence debunked the risks associated with silicone, and the implant was reintroduced as a safe breast enhancement option.
Since its reintroduction to the market, Dr. Rothfield says patients often choose silicone over saline for a variety of reasons. According to him, the most common reason is that most patients believe silicone implants feel more natural than saline. The density of silicone bears a greater similarity to the body's natural breast tissue than the water-based solution in saline implants. Additional benefits of silicone implants include:
- A more natural shape
- A reduced propensity to ripple
- No likelihood of implant deflation
As breast revision surgery is a special interest of his, Dr. Rothfield sees patients who have had breast surgery from all over the world, many of whom are referred to him by his colleagues and peers. At Weston Plastic Surgery, his private Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgery practice, Dr. Rothfield uses his experience and attention to detail to improve the results of patients and effectively achieve their cosmetic breast goals.
About Robert E. Rothfield, MD, FACS
Dr. Robert Rothfield is a graduate of Haverford College and earned his medical degree at the University of Miami. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he leads his private practice in addition to serving as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Memorial West Hospital in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Dr. Rothfield is available for interview upon request.