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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.


Laser Surgery for Skin Cancer Proves Largely Successful in Study

laser surgery for skin cancerPrecancerous skin growths may be effectively treated with laser surgery, according to the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

In cases where radiation therapy or excision surgery are not possible, your plastic surgeon may be able to employ the use of a carbon dioxide laser to treat the growth. This type of laser surgery for skin cancer is best used to treat growths on the head and neck that have yet to transform into melanomas, one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer.

To test the effectiveness of laser surgery for skin cancer, researchers compared it to other treatment techniques like radiation therapy and surgical removal. The researchers compared surgery treatment cases over the course of about 20 years. Radiation therapy was the most commonly used technique and laser surgery for skin cancer, the least common with just 15 of 73 patients undergoing that option. Continue reading

Checklist May Help Ensure Safe Cosmetic Surgery

safe cosmetic surgerySafeguards supported by international plastic surgeons aim to ensure patients receive safe cosmetic surgery, according to International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Because some patients choose to go overseas for surgeries that may be cheaper, plastic surgeons in the US and internationally are also seeing “alarming” rates of patients who experience complications. Due to lax and inconsistent safeguards and guidelines used by some international plastic surgeons, patients do not always receive the care they should when traveling for plastic surgery. Continue reading