Category Archives: Breast Surgery

Three Ways to Transform Your Breasts

The choice to enhance, reduce or lift your bustline is a very personal one that can dramatically boost your self-esteem. Before going forward with a procedure, it’s wise to consider all of your options and consult with a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Bruce Genter, about which procedure is right for you. Learn more by reading about the three most common breast enhancements and why each one might be right for you.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is the process of increasing the breast size and improving the breast shape by placing saline or silicone breast implants in the area below the nipples.

Silicone vs. Saline

Many clients prefer silicone because it’s thought to give a more natural feel and shape to the breast, particularly if the patient has modest breast tissue. Silicone is also lighter compared to saline, which in some cases prevents the breasts from drooping with time. However, saline is a marginally more affordable option. Both are safe, and give you a beautiful new shape with the help of a doctor experienced in breast implants in Bucks County . Your doctor can discuss both options with you to help you reach a decision.

Breast Lift

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. It’s perfect for patients who are comfortable with their breast size but would like to restore youthful firmness to their bustline. Sometimes, a breast lift also includes making the areola, which is the pigmented area around a nipple, smaller and can be combined with breast augmentation. Breast lifts have gained popularity in the past several years, growing 70% since 2000.

A breast lift will not make breasts bigger or fuller, but it will give them a more youthful shape. Often following pregnancy, aging or weight change, women feel their breasts have lost elasticity to an extent where their profile is no longer flattering. That’s when a breast lift is an option, helping breasts look more youthful both in their shape and their position.

Breast Implant Removal and Breast Reduction

Patients who would like to have breast implants removed can rest assured that removal is a relatively fast and easy operation. Breast reduction decreases the breast size by first removing excess breast tissue and skin and then remodeling the entire breasts to a smaller shape.

Both breast implant removal and breast reduction are suitable for anyone who has experienced issues like back pain from uncomfortably large breasts, or for patients who would like to reduce their breast size for aesthetic reasons.

Interested in breast implants in Bucks County? Dr. Genter’s office can help: call today to learn about which procedure is right for you.


Breast Cancer Experience Hits Plastic Surgeon’s Family

breast cancer experienceOne plastic surgeon got an unwanted breast cancer experience when he helped his daughter through her treatment, as he told

Plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Laughlin had been treating patients who requested breast reconstruction, as well as a host of cosmetic surgeries for more than 25 years when he learned of his own daughter’s breast cancer diagnosis. From his years in practice, he already had an understanding of the type of breast cancer experience a woman can go through, from diagnosis to reconstruction, but this life-changing event gave him a new perspective, he says. Continue reading

New Plastic Surgery Tax Stresses UK Plastic Surgeons

plastic surgery taxPlastic surgeons in the UK worry that a review of tax codes may mean new taxes for cosmetic surgeries, according to WebMD.

Currently in the UK, a plastic surgery tax only exists on non-surgical treatments like Botox, fillers and laser treatments, a fact that plastic surgeons take no issue with. (In the UK, a VAT tax  or “Value Added Tax” is somewhat similar to sales tax in the US in that consumers must pay it on top of the price for a good or elective service.) Continue reading