Breast Augmentation

Dr. Gerzenshtein – Lakeland, Polk County, FL Breast Augmentation Surgeon Serving Lakeland and surrounding area

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a highly accomplished Lakeland breast augmentation surgeon who has helped many women improve both their appearance and self-confidence through breast enhancement surgery. As a dedicated plastic surgeon, he strives for perfection with every procedure he performs. This approach helps Dr. Gerzenshtein consistently deliver outstanding aesthetic results for all of his Lakeland, FL breast augmentation patients.

Breast Augmentation in Lakeland : Is It For Me?

Breast augmentation is a procedure designed to enlarge the breasts in order to achieve a more feminine chest contour. In addition, this surgery can be used to bring balance to the chest if one of the breasts is noticeably smaller than the other. While women of all walks of life can undergo breast augmentation, certain health and psychological factors influence how satisfied they might be with the results.

According to Dr. Gerzenshtein, the ideal candidate is a consenting adult over 18 years of age, psychologically fit and healthy. She should also have well-defined, realistic expectations of the breast enlargement process, and should not believe that breast augmentation surgery is the answer to all of the life’s problems. Patients who might not be breast implants Lakeland candidates include women with a breast malignancy, those who are pregnant or nursing, and individuals with acute or chronic infections. Dr. Gerzenshtein performs thorough consultations with all of his patients in order to determine if they would benefit from breast augmentation surgery.

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Breast Augmentation Procedure

As a leading Lakeland breast augmentation surgeon, Dr. Gerzenshtein offers an array of breast implants to suit the needs of all of his patients. In addition to traditional saline and silicone implants, he offers the “gummy bear” breast implants. These implants are made using a thicker form of silicone, which allows them to retain a more precise form, as well as reduces the chance of rupture. Dr. Gerzenshtein typically recommends “gummy bear” implants for breast reconstruction patients and individuals with a small amount of natural breast tissue as these implants allow them to obtain the most natural-looking breast appearance. 

For breast augmentation patients, Dr. Gerzenshtein offers two types of anesthesia — general anesthesia and intravenous sedation combined with local anesthesia. Each form of sedation has its advantages, which Dr. Gerzenshtein thoroughly discusses with the patient prior to the surgery. Breast implants procedure typically requires 1-2 hours to complete, after which the chest is wrapped in special surgical garments. In order to minimize swelling and promote proper healing, Dr. Gerzenshtein recommends that his breast augmentation Lakeland patients wear a special surgical bra. The final results of breast augmentation are revealed within several weeks.

Keller Funnel Implants

Keller Funnel Breast Implants
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Dr. Gerzenshtein uses the Keller Funnel device to aid him in the placement of silicone gel breast implants. Approved for safety by the FDA, the Keller Funnel offers benefits to both the breast augmentation patient and surgeon. During surgery, the tip of the cone-shaped, nylon funnel is inserted through the surgical incision and the pre-filled implant is placed inside the Funnel’s slick surface. Dr. Gerzenshtein uses a pushing/squeezing motion to gently ease the implant into place. The Keller Funnel can be used with periareolar, transaxillary and inframammary surgical incisions.

The Keller Funnel allows Dr. Gerzenshtein to apply minimal force when coaxing the implants into place; this puts less stress on the implant shell and reduces the chance of the shell weakening or the implant rupturing. Also, Dr. Gerzenshtein uses a sterile, no-touch technique with the Keller Funnel, which is believed to reduce the risk of infection and other post-operative complications. Other advantages to using the Keller Funnel include shortened surgery time, smaller incisions and less trauma to the patient’s breast tissue.

Contact Your Lakeland Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and how it can help you realize your aesthetic dreams, please contact Dr. Gerzenshtein today. He will conduct a thorough consultation, during which time he will evaluate your health and aesthetic desires, answer your questions and recommend the most appropriate procedures.

Dr. Gerzenshtein has provided an exhaustive list of frequently asked questions pertaining to breast augmentation. To visit this page and learn more about this procedure, please click here.

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