Breast augmentation enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill a woman’s personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be used, however, for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast implants allow women the choice of a fuller, natural appearing breast and a more balanced figure. Women with breast cancer say that breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy has helped their recovery by restoring a more natural appearance and a sense of wholeness. Whether it is performed immediately following mastectomy or at a later time, breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. The decision to have implants is a very personal one – each woman must decide for herself if the benefits of implants will achieve her goals and that the risks and potential complications are acceptable. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its finding on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. Every surgical procedure has potential complications, such as infection, bleeding and scarring. Additionally, there are some potential complications that are specific to breast implants. It is important for women considering breast implant surgery to understand these potential problems and put them in perspective before making the decision to have surgery using silicone gel implants.Request a Consultation
Reflections Center For Skin and Body has only one focus, Cosmetic Medicine! With a complete dedication and commitment to the field, Dr. Chasin has assembled a team of experienced medical professionals and a wide array of the latest technology and procedures to meet all of your aesthetic needs. The wide range of choices assures you that your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs, and not determined by the limited technology and expertise found at most other centers.
A complete focus on cosmetic medicine is required to offer you the level of attention and technological sophistication and leads to better clinical outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.
Our philosophy at Reflections is to restore balance and harmony to your facial features, enhance your natural attributes and reverse signs of sun damage and aging, all in a naturally appearing fashion. This is obtained through a choice of procedures from the most conservative, to the most comprehensive. Our patients experience heightened self perception and greater self-esteem which translates into better relationships, increased productivity and an enhanced sense of well-being.
Mitchell Chasin, MD is the Medical Director of Reflections Center For Skin and Body, one of New Jersey’s first dedicated Laser and Aesthetic Medical Practice. Dr. Chasin received a BA in Biology and Psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY in 1981 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He earned his Medical Degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. His internship and residency were served at Overlook Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons located in Summit, New Jersey. Since the 1990’s Dr Chasin has devoted himself fully to the field of Laser, Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Chasin founded Reflections, center for skin and body in Bridgewater, New Jersey and in 2005, Reflections expanded to a second location in Livingston, New Jersey. Always on the cutting edge of technology, Dr. Chasin is an innovator in the field and performs a wide range of laser and aesthetic procedures.
Dr. Chasin has extensive training in Aesthetic Medicine and has studied under some of the country’s most prominent physicians.
Dr. Chasin also serves as a nationwide lecturer and teacher himself. He is often seen on National and regional Television and is frequently quoted in magazines and journals.
Dr. Chasin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Laser Surgery, a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and a member of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Family Medicine, the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and the International association of Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Chasin is one of an exclusive group of physicians who have achieved BOTOX Platinum Status and he is an Evolence STAR trained physician. He also is a speaker for Medicis, the makers of Restylane and Perlane dermal fillers.
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