Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for almost 50 years. This plastic surgery procedure has had some low moments with the controversy surrounding the silicone implants. Saline breast implants stepped up for the spotlight, but have presented their own cosmetic complications such as deflation and rippling. Despite the pros and cons of both types of implants, women haven’t been deterred from having the surgery to improve their figures and overall self-esteem.
In 2006, the FDA re-approved the use of silicone get breast implants. Patients and their surgeons now have an array of breast implants to choose from to achieve the desired result. The internet has a vast amount of information to help women make an informed decision regarding their choice of breast implants, but many patients fail to choose their surgeons for credentials and expertise. Many consumers are lured by fancy marketing and cheap prices, not to mention deception of the physicians’ true board certification. As a result, many women fall prey and become victims of bad plastic surgery. Thus, a big boom of breast implant revision surgery is occurring among the real board certified plastic surgeons. Top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Anastasatos devotes a large portion of his practice to these unfortunate patients. “I see hundreds of women every year who have very bad breast augmentation results by physicians who are not board certified plastic surgeons, but advertise themselves as cosmetic or plastic surgeons,” says Dr. Anastasatos. This growing problem of phony plastic surgeons prompted Dr. Anastasatos to create a specialty web site focused on the different scenarios of breast revision surgery. “Most women with bad breast implant surgical results become very depressed, feeling hopeless, and embarrassed to admit they didn’t verify the physician’s credentials,” he continues. Dr. Anastasatos proudly displays numerous before and after surgical photos proving to these patients surgical correction is not hopeless, but very possible.
Although the financial investment increases significantly when a patient requires a surgical revision, the rewards are priceless. Obviously, consumers should not only take the time to choose the type of implant best for them, but place more emphasis on the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. Dr. Anastasatos notes “breast augmentation surgery can be the most rewarding cosmetic surgery procedure when performed by a qualified surgeon.” Consumers are encouraged to do their own research and seek a Plastic Surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.