Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu assist patients in making the decisions regarding implant type, implant size, incision selection, and implant placement for breast augmentation.
Posted on February 14, 2013 in
San Jose, CA – San Jose plastic surgeons Drs. Jerome Liu and Tom Liu specialize in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Their mission is to enhance quality of life, sense of well-being, and personal fulfillment. Breast augmentation candidates make up a significant portion of their patients at Liu Plastic Surgery and the doctors take into account each woman’s unique circumstances and characteristics when designing a custom treatment plan.
According to Drs. Jerome and Tom Liu, the continued popularity of breast augmentation is a testament to the high patient satisfaction with the operation.
After breast augmentation procedures, patients of Liu Plastic Surgery often report:
- Feelings of improved self-image
- Increased self-esteem
- Better interpersonal skills
- Improved clothing fit
In addition, the doctors suggest that breast augmentation/breast enhancement may provide a more youthful appearance and improve the overall proportion of a woman’s figure.
The doctors highlight that breast augmentation is a common procedure performed in the United States with a high satisfaction rate. Common candidates for breast augmentation procedures are patients who have lost some breast volume following pregnancy and breast feeding or simply patients who would like to enlarge the size of their breasts.
There are two main types of implants used for breast augmentation: saline and silicone. During the consultation process, the doctors will help patients select the type and size of implant is best suited for their individual case.
Saline implants have a silicone shell that is then filled with saline (salt water) in the operating room. This type of implant allows the surgeon to control and tailor the size of the implant during the procedure itself to ensure symmetry and the desired shape. Silicone gel implants are constructed from a highly cohesive gel. They are typically thought to have a more realistic feel resembling normal breast tissue. The “Gummy Bear” implants are relatively new to the industry and represent the next generation of cohesive silicone implants. These implants may provide a more stable form than standard silicone gel implants.
Breast augmentation procedures typically take about 60 minutes to complete. Most of the doctors’ San Jose plastic surgery patients experience soreness for 2-3 days and then improve rapidly afterward.
About Jerome H. Liu, MD, MSHS
Dr. Jerome Liu is a graduate of Brown University and earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and has authored over 50 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts on topics including rhinoplasty, facelift, brow lift, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Liu is available for interview upon request.
About Tom S. Liu, MD, MBA
Dr. Tom Liu is a graduate of Northwestern University and earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and his research has been featured and quoted by the New York Times and NBC. Dr. Liu is available for interview upon request.