Dr. Mark Pinsky addresses common concerns that many patients have before choosing to proceed with breast augmentation surgery.
Palm Beach, FL – 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 a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mark Pinsky of Pinsky Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pinsky says the consultation process at his 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 surgeon answered a few of the most frequently asked questions he hears 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. Pinsky 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. He 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 believes 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 Plastic Surgery
Dr. Mark Pinsky has extensive experience as a board certified plastic surgeon and performs a wide range of cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance of the face, body, breasts, and skin. As a published authority and featured expert on a variety of plastic surgery topics, Dr. Pinsky is recognized among plastic and reconstructive surgeons as a leader in his field. He is an active member in many professional organizations, including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. As a philanthropist, Dr. Pinsky is deeply involved in charitable organizations, contributing his time and efforts to helping improve the lives of others. Dr. Pinsky is available for interview upon request.
Pinsky Plastic Surgery
11020 RCA Center Dr., Ste. 2010
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410