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
Dr. David K. Funt is a respected New York plastic surgeon and recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and an active member of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons practicing plastic and cosmetic surgery on Long Island, New York in Woodmere County. As a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), he is among a select group of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who have attained the highest level of achievement in cosmetic surgical training and clinical experience.
American Board of Plastic Surgery American College of Surgeon American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Nassau Academy of Medicine Nassau County Medical Society New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Medical Society of the State of New York
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David K. Funt's Woodmere, Long Island office is a fully accredited out-patient facility. Meaning, all procedures are performed on site in his Woodmere (Nassau County) Long Island office.
Dr. Funt is a recognized expert in areas including breast augmentation (breast implants), breast reduction and breast lift procedures. He also performs a full range of other procedures from facelifts to abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and chin implants to cosmetic procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and Restylane facial filler injections; just to name a few.
MEDICAL SCHOOL George Washington University School of Medicine , M.D.
POST GRADUATE TRAINING 1979-1983 Resident in General Surgery Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
1981 Junior Microvascular Fellow Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Bronx, New York
1983-1985 Resident in Plastic Surgery Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
1983 Burn Fellow Bronx Municipal Hospital Bronx, New York
BOARD CERTIFICATION American Board of Plastic Surgery
SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS American Board of Plastic Surgery American College of Surgeon American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon Nassau Academy of Medicine Nassau County Medical Society New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons Medical Society of the State of New York
AWARDS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery, 1989
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS Assistant Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS Attending Plastic Surgeon Weyler Hospital Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, New York
Attending Plastic Surgeon Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Bronx, New York
Attending Plastic Surgeon South Nassau Communities Hospital Oceanside, New York
Attending Plastic Surgeon North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, New York
RESEARCH Isolation and Characterization of Acetycholine Receptors in Rat Diaphragm Muscle. 1974-1975 - Cornell University.
The Effects of Preliminary Denervation on the Functional Recovery of Free Muscle Transplants. 1981-1984 - Montefiore Hospital and MEdical Center. Presented at The New York Regional Society for Plastic Surgery of the Hand; May 1984.
Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, 1982.
LICENSURE New York State