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
The Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and MedSpa
Dr. Sanjay Grover is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his post-graduate training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at Stanford University. He was selected for this highly competitive and prestigious "combined" training program upon concluding medical school. Following his training at Stanford, Dr. Grover completed an additional elective fellowship in Aesthetic and Oculoplastic Surgery at the renowned Paces Plastic Surgery Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Grover understands that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective plastic surgery patient. As such, he endeavors to provide each of his patients with both personalized attention and surgical excellence. He is well-versed in the latest plastic surgery and laser techniques.
Dr. Grover's Background
Education/Training Undergraduate Studies: University of California, Los Angeles Medical School: University of California, San Diego General Surgery Training: Stanford University Plastic Surgery Training: Stanford University Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship: PACES Plastic Surgery, Atlanta, GA
Memberships Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society Of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) American Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery(ASAPS) American College Of Surgeons (ACS)
Press Good Day LA, "Style File" With Jillian Barbieri, "Non-Ablative Laser Resurfacing" August 31, 2002 Hospital Affiliations Hoag Memorial Hospital - Newport Beach, California Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center - Mission Viejo, California Irvine Regional Medical Hospital - Irvine, California Century City Hospital - Los Angeles, California
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