Posted on March 11, 2015 in

San Jose, CA—There is a wonderful diversity of opinion on what makes the ideal breast size and shape, which means women naturally have singular aesthetic goals when considering breast surgery, states Dr. Jerome H. Liu and Dr. Tom S. Liu, each a plastic surgeon in San Jose. Fortunately, they explain, there are numerous surgical techniques and breast implant types available that support development of highly individualized treatment plans. As a result, they say patients can more easily achieve their unique desired outcome than ever before.

Aesthetic breast surgery is an umbrella term that encompasses several procedures, indicates Dr. Jerome Liu, including breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), and breast reduction surgery. To help individuals determine which breast surgery procedure is right for them, he says he details the benefits and drawbacks inherent to each method and provides a recommendation based on their anatomic needs and expressed goals during the initial consultation.

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One of the most exciting developments in breast surgery is the range of breast implant types available, including saline or silicone, round or shaped, and smooth or textured, he notes. In some cases, he suggests that patients may wish to combine elements from one operation with another to optimize their results, such as with augmentation-mastopexy, which can enhance both the size and shape of the bust line.

Not all patients are seeking breast enlargement, states Dr. Tom Liu. Many women suffer from overly large breasts that can make many aspects of life difficult or impossible, he explains. Breast reduction surgery can benefit these individuals in a variety of ways, he says, including potentially increasing self-esteem and reducing the body pain and skin irritation commonly associated with this concern. While a breast reduction can qualify as a cosmetic breast surgery, he acknowledges, in many instances the woman can receive full or partial coverage through their insurance, provided they follow the steps necessary to become eligible.

Ultimately, Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu believe that women, more than ever, can achieve the breast form and volume they desire, whether they prefer a larger or smaller size, or fuller, shapelier breasts. Due to the ability to customize breast surgery from surgical technique to implant material, they say patients often can have “made-to-order” results that are as unique as they are.

About Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jerome Liu obtained his undergraduate degree from Brown University before earning his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine. He also completed a general surgery residency and plastic surgery fellowship at UCLA before relocating to Dallas for a prestigious fellowship in aesthetic plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. The recipient of several accolades, he is also the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. Dr. Jerome Liu is available for interview upon request.

About Tom S. Liu, MD MBA

Dr. Tom Liu graduated from Northwestern University before attending The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where he earned his medical degree. He then completed a general surgery residency and fellowship in plastic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is also trained in advanced microsurgery. Additionally, Dr. Tom Liu has authored numerous manuscripts and book chapters regarding reconstructive and plastic surgery, as well as presented his work at society meetings. When possible, he participates in charitable outreach programs and medical missions. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Jerome Liu, Dr. Tom Liu, and their practice, please visit

Liu Plastic Surgery

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Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 675-0218

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