PALM BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2016) - In 2015, breast augmentation was the most widely performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The desire for larger, more shapely breasts and the popularity of breast augmentation motivates a significant number of adult women to seek breast enhancement consultations with board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. David Lickstein of Pinsky & Lickstein Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pinsky says the consultation process at their practice has been used as a national "best practice model" and gives women an opportunity to ask important questions, discuss specifics of the procedure, view realistic digital images of potential results, and ultimately determine if breast augmentation surgery is the right option for them.
In a recent blog series on breast augmentation, the Palm Beach plastic surgeons answered a few of the most frequently asked questions they hear from patients in order to provide useful information for women researching the procedure online.
How Old is Too Old for Breast Augmentation?
Dr. Pinsky emphasizes that there is no upper age limit for breast augmentation. Women from eighteen-years-old and up can potentially be good candidates for breast augmentation or augmentation combined with a breast lift. He explains that, during a consultation, a thorough physical examination and review of medical history can provide the most accurate determination as to whether a woman will be a good candidate for breast augmentation.
Can I Still Breastfeed After Breast Augmentation?
If women are planning to breastfeed after breast augmentation, Dr. Lickstein encourages them to discuss these goals with their surgeon during the consultation. He reveals that, by using the appropriate incision and implant placement techniques during the procedure, the surgeon can minimize interference with the milk ducts, which can help preserve the ability to breastfeed after breast augmentation.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?
The cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary pretty significantly between different surgeons, practices, and even regions of the country, Dr. Pinsky explains. He advises patients considering breast augmentation to thoroughly research surgeons, meet them in person for a price quote, and review before-and-after photos of their work in order to evaluate whether the cost matches the value they are offering. Dr. Lickstein adds that, in addition to surgeon's fees, the full price of the procedure will take into account several other variables, including anatomical characteristics, desired results, the full cost of the breast implants, the surgical facility, garments, after-care, and any medications required during and after the procedure.
Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein believe that in order to achieve optimal results, each breast augmentation procedure should be customized to suit the needs and desired outcome of the patient. For women who are considering breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Pinsky stresses the importance of finding a board certified plastic surgeon who takes the time to answer questions thoughtfully, listens to all concerns, and exhibits a thorough understanding of patients' surgical goals.
About Pinsky & Lickstein Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. David Lickstein each have extensive experience as a board certified plastic surgeons and perform a wide range of cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of the face, body, breasts, and skin. As published authorities and featured experts on a variety of plastic surgery topics, Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein are recognized among plastic and reconstructive surgeons as leaders in their field. Both surgeons are active members in many professional organizations, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. As dedicated philanthropists, Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein are each deeply involved in charitable organizations, contributing their time and efforts to helping improve the lives of others. Dr. Pinsky and Dr. Lickstein are available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Mark Pinsky and Dr. David Lickstein and their practice, please visit pinskylickstein.com and facebook.com/pinskylickstein.
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