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
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Stephen T. Greenberg, MD is a nationally renowned Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon based in Manhattan and Woodbury, Long Island, New York.
Dr. Greenberg is well-known for his expertise in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery and is frequently interviewed for his knowledge on the latest cosmetic surgery techniques. He has appeared on CBS, Fox News, NBC and News12 Long Island. He has also appeared in national magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, More, and Elle, as well as in The New York Times and Newsday.
Dr. Greenberg hosts the only New York Cosmetic Surgery Radio Show every Saturday evening on 98.5 FM (KJOY) and he is often a featured speaker for women's groups, spas, health and skin care institutes. Dr. Greenberg received his college and medical degrees with highest distinction from George Washington University. He then completed his surgical training at the prestigious New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. He further trained in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Greenberg is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). He is also an active member of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Nassau County Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg is the Medical Director of New York's Premier Center for Plastic Surgery. He oversees two of the most advanced cosmetic surgical centers in the country and has locations in Manhattan and Woodbury, Long Island, New York.
Dr. Greenberg offers you an aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and upscale environment for your cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. You will receive the highest quality of care throughout your experience.
Dr. Greenberg is a generous supporter of many not-for-profit institutions. He has conducted numerous events/seminars that have helped raise money for The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro NY, The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress for Success of Nassau County and others.
He was elected Plastic Surgeon of the year at the 2004 Miracle Maker's Ball, and is being honored for his philanthropic efforts by Dress for Success in 2006.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg was voted best plastic surgeon on Long Island by the Long Island Press in 2006 and 2007. Dr. Stephen Greenberg is the author of a new book for anyone considering cosmetic surgery: A Little Nip, a Little Tuck: An Insiders Guide to Cosmetic Enhancement
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