Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
The latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows more than half of all Americans now approves of cosmetic plastic surgery. Of the more than 9.3 million procedures performed in 2010, breast augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, Dr. Philip Straka says the increase in the number of procedures performed, coupled with the drive for more advanced technology and precise techniques, has led to an increase in demand for revision breast surgery.
Dr. Straka says revisional, or corrective, breast augmentation surgery is designed to improve and refine the aesthetic appearance of a previous breast enhancement procedure. Dr. Straka says he relies on his significant experience, training, and expertise in cosmetic breast enhancement to not only improve the shape and implant position, but to improve the softness of the previously augmented breast as well, which is why many patients are referred to Dr. Straka for these challenging repair operations. He says his goal when performing a revision procedure is to address the patient’s specific concerns regarding the look and feel of the their breast
augmentation. Specifically, Dr. Straka says he and the patient develop realistic expectations for an improved shape, position, and feel of the breast implant, to ensure the revision procedure satisfies the patient’s aesthetic enhancement goals.
Ultimately, Dr. Straka says fostering the growth of a strong patient-doctor relationship from the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery will increase the likelihood of achieving satisfactory cosmetic enhancement results. He adds that as patients consider a cosmetic procedure of any kind, ensuring a surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the first essential step in pursuing any procedure, especially a revision procedure as it can often present an entirely separate set of concerns. However, Dr. Straka says as cosmetic plastic surgery becomes increasingly popular, and the industry continues to advance, he expects revision breast augmentation will continue to increase as well.
About Philip J. Straka, MD, FACS
Dr. Philip Straka earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He then completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at Ohio State University. Dr. Straka is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.