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Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery

shutterstock_82593991Breast augmentation is a major cosmetic surgery procedure involving surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants in the breast tissue with an aim to enhance breast size. Breast implant procedure currently ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery in the US, according to the ASPS figures. In some cases, breast implants may also be used as a part of breast reconstruction.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of breast augmentation surgery, and help them make an informed decision. The surgeon will create a customized plan for breast enhancement to create more proportionate and attractive breast appearance.

Judicious ABPS board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai provides breast augmentation to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other suburbs and neighborhoods across the horizon.

Choice of Implants

The choice of breast implants is a critical factor, which will have an impact on the final outcome of breast augmentation. Breast implants are available in traditional saline and advanced silicone gel type. Ultra cohesive silicone implants are also now approved by the FDA. Different sizes, profiles, shapes and textures are available in all types.

During the planning process for breast implant plastic surgery, Dr. Tsai will help the patient make the right choice of implants. He will assess various factors to ensure that the choice of implants is in sync with the patient’s overall health and aesthetic goals.

Choice of Surgical Technique

Breast implants can be placed in a subglandular or subpectoral position in the breasts, depending on the patient’s needs. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Tsai will assess the thickness of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and breast glandular tissue to determine the optimal position of implants. The patient’s incision preferences, recovery concerns, and personal cosmetic goals will also be taken into account while making this decision.

Procedure

Breast implant surgery can be completed in about two hours, and most patients will be able to return home the same day. The procedure is usually performed with the patient under general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation in some cases. The procedure will begin with the surgeon placing a discreet incision either below the breast crease, or around the areola, or in the underarm.

A breast pocket to accommodate the implant will be carved through the incision. The implant may be placed above or below the pectoral muscle as decided during the treatment planning process. Once the implant is adjusted into its position, the surgeon will carefully close the incisions with sutures.

Recovery

Following breast augmentation, the patient will be confined to home for about one week. For the first three days, the patient should take plenty of rest, but may perform short walks and light activities at home from the second day. The precise downtime and overall recovery period can vary from one patient to another.

Most patients will be able to resume their normal routine or go to work in about 10 to 14 days. Dedicated and magnificent cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

Your West Hollywood Area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

west_hollywood_logo_ljlgPlastic surgery is a vast field comprising basic to advanced surgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures for the body, breast, and face. Individuals who want to choose a cosmetic surgery procedure should be prepared to invest time and effort in selecting the most appropriate surgeon for their needs.

It is important to assess the surgeon’s qualifications, certifications and experience, and determine whether they are specifically trained in plastic surgery or in general surgery.

ABPS board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai provides innovative and proven procedures to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

RealSelf Top Doctor

RealSelf is a premier online platform that offers an opportunity for engagement between patients and aesthetic surgeons. RealSelf recognizes doctors who share its mission to empower patients with reliable information. The platform has recognized Dr. Tsai as a RealSelf Top Doctor.

This status is awarded to a select group of doctors who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to addressing questions of patients, and are transparent and their level of service. RealSelf Top Doctors encourage their patients to post unbiased reviews and ratings.

In recognition of their high patient ratings and favorable reviews, the RealSelf Top Doctor honor is awarded to less than 10 percent of the RealSelf doctor community.

ASPS Member

Dr. Tsai is a privileged member of the highly sought-after American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS only accepts board certified plastic surgeons as its members. It inducts members after a comprehensive selection process that involves letters of sponsorship, adherence to ethical standards, commitment to continuing education and more.

Board certification of the surgeon is verified, and their complete information is reviewed and vetted. After a thorough investigation, the preliminary ballot is sent to the ASPS Board of Directors for voting into membership. Patients who choose an ASPS member plastic surgeon are automatically assured of the surgeon’s professional credentials and board certification in plastic surgery.

Customized Treatment Approach

The remarkable and personable Dr. Tsai firmly believes that most effective outcomes in any cosmetic surgical or non-surgical procedure can be achieved when the surgeon adopts a customized treatment approach. The physical anatomy and aesthetic goals of each individual are unique, and Dr. Tsai will incorporate these inputs while creating a custom surgical plan.

He does not agree to a cookie cutter or off the rack even for the most routine plastic surgery procedures, and will closely engage with the patient at every stage to tailor the procedure according to their specific needs. As a result, Dr. Tsai is able to produce cosmetically superior outcomes in a less invasive and more targeted manner.

Dr. Tsai’s patients will go through reduced trauma, less scarring and faster recovery. He will also emphasize on good nutrition and fitness before and after the surgery to help the patient achieve more sustainable and healthy results. The potential risks and complications are reduced with this all-round conservative and scientific treatment approach.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for various invasive and non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

Your Beverly Hills Area Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

bannerFor any cosmetic surgery procedure, patients should invest the maximum time and effort possible in selecting the right surgeon for their needs. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the skill and experience of the surgeon should override all other considerations for a patient.

Dr. Roger Tsai is a board certified plastic surgeon providing safe, proven and effective treatments in a variety of areas. Patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures from Dr. Tsai.

Consummate Treatment Approach

Dr. Roger Tsai focuses on all aspects of a patient’s body and health while planning for their plastic surgery procedure. He will combine all aspects of art, health and medicine to ensure that the patient achieves results that are not only aesthetically appealing, but also healthy, sustainable and natural looking. Dr. Tsai believes that plastic surgery must be combined with a focus on health and fitness in order to enjoy long-term benefits of the treatments.

During the pursuit of his academic education, Dr. Tsai found a keen interest in the health and well-being of the human body at the University of Florida. Dr. Tsai received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology with a dual minor in Biochemistry and Nutrition at this university. His training provided him key insights into the value of good nutrition. It was also here that his research helped shed some light into liposomal drug delivery systems for cancer patients.

Plastic Surgery Training

Graduating with highest honors and multiple academic accolades from the University of Florida, Dr. Tsai pursued advanced education at Drexel University College of Medicine that paved the way for his training in plastic surgery. During this period, he was engaged in research projects that helped him further understand and improve wound healing.

His academic achievements and extensive research experience led him to be chosen as one of the top medical logos students to be accepted to the highly competitive integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery residency program at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

Dr. Tsai received an opportunity to work at one of the world’s premier cancer centers at MD Anderson, burn reconstruction facilities at Shriners Hospitals, and cosmetic institutions. He has also published research papers in leading scientific journals in the field.

Empathy and Compassion

Dr. Tsai is highly empathetic and compassionate in his approach towards every patient, irrespective of the type of cosmetic or reconstructive procedure they may be seeking. He listens carefully to their concerns and provides satisfying answers. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas.

Personal Pursuits

Dr. Tsai not only promotes health and nutrition through his practice, but he also practices them. An avid athlete, he was involved in competitive swimming and tennis as a youth, and continues to this day with devoted bodybuilding and rigorous exercise. His interests include healthy cooking and nutrition. Dr. Tsai also has an affiliation with the performing arts and is skilled at playing piano, violin, and saxophone.

His dexterity is impressive and this is just one of the reasons he is a fantastic surgeon.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

About Board Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Roger Tsai, MD

Plastic Surgeon Roger Tsai, MD

drtsaiAdvancements in cosmetic surgery procedures over the years have made these treatments safer and more effective. However, the single most important factor that continues to influence the final outcomes in any aesthetic procedure is the skill and expertise of the operating surgeon.

The proven and magnanimous Dr. Roger Tsai is a board certified plastic surgeon providing cutting edge procedures for the breast, body, and face, in addition to non-surgical skin enhancement procedures. Dr. Tsai provides these procedures to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.

ABPS Board Certified Surgeon

Dr. Tsai is board certified in plastic surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. It is the most authoritative body certifying plastic surgeons after a rigorous selection process. Only a limited number of surgeons achieve this certification every year.

When a patient choose an ABPS board certified surgeon, they are automatically assured that the surgeon would have undergone a certain minimum number of years of training exclusively in the field of plastic surgery, in addition to their general surgery training.

ABPS board certified plastic surgeons typically invest in high quality standards and best practices, adopt cutting edge surgical techniques and technology, pursue continuing education, and follow the latest safety protocols in order to deliver the best possible outcomes to their patients.

ASPS Member and RealSelf Top Doctor

Dr. Tsai is also a member of the premier American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This coveted membership allows him to network with some of the leading surgeons from across the country, and keep updated with the ongoing events and changes in the field of plastic surgery.

RealSelf, which is a prominent online platform that brings together patients and aesthetic surgeons from all over the country, has named Dr. Tsai as a RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Tsai engages with patients through multiple forums and disseminates useful knowledge and guidance to help patients make the right choices.

Comprehensive Services in Plastic Surgery

The stellar Dr. Tsai has the requisite training and experience to provide cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures that encompass the full body. He specializes in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the body, breast and face. Dr. Tsai also performs non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedures such as Botox and dermal filler injections as well as fat reduction techniques such as CoolSculpting.

Dr. Tsai provides a detailed consultation to the patient to determine their candidacy and understand their personal cosmetic goals and aspirations. Based on this interaction, he will offer the most appropriate surgical and non-surgical treatment options. He encourages patients to ask questions and helps them make well-informed decisions. Dr. Tsai combines art, health and medicine to produce sustainable and desirable aesthetic results.

The poignant and ethical Dr. Tsai and his team ensure that every patient receives personalized care and a compassionate environment at their practice. He will establish a good rapport with every patient and make their treatment experience relaxed and happy. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other neighborhoods and communities in this region of SoCal.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

Plastic Surgery Practice Overview

Overview

logo-newThousands of cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery procedures are performed in the US every year. Patients have a wide variety of cosmetic surgery practices to choose from, and the final outcome will depend to a significant extent on the type of practice they select.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai leads a state of the art plastic and cosmetic surgery practice that is equipped to provide cutting edge procedures for the breast, body, and face. Dr. Tsai’s practice also offers some of the latest non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures, which may be personally performed by Dr. Tsai, if the patient requires.

Patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive safe, proven and effective plastic and reconstructive procedures at Dr. Roger Tsai’s practice.

Surgical Procedures

Patients seeking innovative and advanced surgical procedures for the face, breast and body as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures can expect to receive the best possible treatment and services at the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Roger Tsai.

Face

The face is aesthetically the most prominent and visible part of the body. Signs of aging, loss of facial volume, excess fat pockets, and other imperfections are conspicuously seen in the face. The fabulous Dr. Tsai’s practice is equipped to provide different types of facial procedures to suit the unique needs of a patient. These include:

  • Brow Lift
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Fat Grafting
  • Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Breast

Women who want to achieve more voluptuous breasts, or create firmness in sagging breasts may benefit from breast implants or breast lift procedures, or a combination of the two. Breast reduction surgery may be appropriate where the woman wants to reduce the size of excessively large breasts. Dr. Tsai offers the following breast surgeries:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
  • Breast Augmentation with Lift (Augmentation Mastopexy)
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Revision Surgery
  • Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Body

Sagging skin in one or more areas of the body or presence of excess fat tissue deposits in specific areas can compromise body contours. The impressive and amazing Dr. Tsai’s practice is equipped to provide a comprehensive range of body contouring procedures, which include:

Non-Surgical Procedures

For patients who want to avoid cosmetic surgery can choose from various non-surgical cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate the face or reduce fat pockets. If desired, Dr. Tsai will personally perform these procedures for a patient at no extra cost. These include:

Dr. Roger Tsai is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dependable and sagacious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other cities and towns in this geographical part of the nation.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

Breast Striae (stretch marks) after Cosmetic Breast Augmentation

Abstract Background:

Breast Striae After Cosmetic AugmentationBreast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States. Postoperative striae is a known but incompletely understood complication of breast augmentation.

Objectives:

The authors investigated their own patient population to discern risk factors for new-onset striae after cosmetic breast augmentation.

Methods:

A retrospective chart review was performed for patients who underwent primary breast augmentation from 2005 to 2012 in a single-surgeon practice. Initial chart review revealed that only patients aged ≤25 years exhibited new striae; therefore, only patients from this age group were included. Potential risk factors examined included age, body mass index (BMI), oral contraceptive use, time of last menstrual period (LMP), parity, smoking and alcohol status, diabetes mellitus, and personal history of striae. Implant and surgical factors examined included implant material (silicone vs saline), volume, and location (submuscular vs subglandular placement) and the site of incision.

Results:

Of the 549 patients included in the study, 17 (3.10%) had new-onset striae, observed at a mean of 58 days postoperatively. The risk of striae was statistically significantly higher (P < .05) among patients who were younger (3.3 times), were nulliparous (14.38 times), began their LMP >14 days before surgery (9.24 times), and had a history of striae (6.11 times). There was a strong correlation between new-onset breast striae and implant size, as well as BMI (P = .07).

Conclusions:

There is a strong correlation between new-onset striae and hormone levels, genetic factors, and tissue stretch components in patients who undergo cosmetic breast augmentation. This information can be utilized to better educate patients about this potential complication

For more information about this unique phenomenon, please click the link below to read my recently published article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Breast Striae after Cosmetic Augmentation – Dr. Tsai

https://www.drtsaiplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Breast-Striae-after-Cosmetic-Augmentation-DrTsai.pdf

 

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.