SOURCE: Philip J. Straka, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Philip J. Straka, M.D., F.A.C.S.

November 28, 2012 06:03 ET

Houston Plastic Surgeon Reveals Breast Augmentation as Cornerstone of His Practice

Dr. Straka Performs Breast Augmentation to Help His Patients Achieve a Variety of Their Cosmetic Goals

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) - Though he also performs tummy tuck and liposuction procedures, Dr. Philip Straka considers breast augmentation the cornerstone of his Houston plastic surgery practice. Breast augmentation procedures make up the majority of those he performs, and his work has attracted patients not only from the Houston area, but also from around the country.

While breast augmentation is the most common procedure Dr. Straka performs, the reasons why any given patient chooses to have the procedure vary from woman to woman. Some of the reasons why women choose to have breast augmentation surgery at Dr. Straka's practice include:

  • Increasing in breast size
  • Correcting asymmetry
  • Achieving a pre-pregnancy look
  • Lifting the breasts
  • Creating a fuller appearance
  • Instilling confidence

During a patient's initial consultation with Dr. Straka, he will discuss the decision between saline and silicone implants as well as sizing options. In regard to sizing, sample implants are used within a bra to simulate postoperative look and feel. Dr. Straka also performs breast and chest measurements in order to ensure that the chosen implant is an appropriate fit for each individual. He values strong, open, and honest doctor-patient communication to ensure that his patients receive the results they expect.

During surgery, Dr. Straka uses sizers to confirm the implants meet a patient's goals. While most patients experience mild postoperative soreness and a sensation of pressure, Dr. Straka controls any discomfort with pain medication. The Houston plastic surgeon also recommends his patients rest for about five days before driving or returning to work, and he suggests that his patients refrain from any heavy lifting or strenuous activity.

For prospective breast augmentation patients considering a plastic surgeon, Dr. Straka stresses the importance of choosing the right doctor and surgical facility for their individual needs. He suggests that patients seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure they have the benefit of working with an experienced professional in the field. He also recommends investigating the surgical facility itself. Dr. Straka's Houston surgical facility is certified by The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), which inspects and rates a facility's professional safety.

About Philip J. Straka, MD, FACS

Board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Philip Straka earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago before completing his general and plastic surgery medical residencies at the Ohio State University. He is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, among other medical affiliations. The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has certified Dr. Straka's surgical facility and recognized its commitment to the highest professional safety standards.

Dr. Straka is available for interview upon request.

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