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Jefferson Plastic Surgery For over 100 years, our practice has been the Division of Plastic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Our physicians are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Our goal is to provide each patient with highest quality of care in a safe and ethical environment. We specialize in cosmetic surgery of the breast, body and face and strive to provide each patient with a natrual looking surgial outcome.

Do you want fuller, shapelier breasts? Do you wish to restore a youthful perkiness to your breasts? Or perhaps your breasts are overly large and need to be reduced in size. Breast surgery can be performed to augment, lift, and reduce the breasts. The surgeons at Jefferson Plastic Surgery achieve dramatic, yet natural looking results in cosmetic and reconstructive breast cases.

Each patient's treatment plan is absolutely unique, with breast surgical techniques tailored to the needs and anatomy of the individual. Browse the detailed and informative breast procedure pages to learn more about the procedure in which you are interested.
Highlights

read more › Jefferson Plastic Surgery is located at the corner of 9th and Walnut Streets in Center City, Philadelphia on the 15th floor of the Wills Eye Hospital Building. Our 10,000 square foot office complex has eight exam suites as well as a full service aesthetician suite. Although all major surgeries are performed in a hospital with anethesia, smaller procedures with local anesthesia such as scar revision and excisions of skin lesion can be performed in the office. Excisions of dermatologic skin lesions are sent to pathology for a full evaluation.

read more › At Jefferson Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, breast augmentation is one of our most frequently performed procedures. The treatment effectively increases the size and improves the shape of the breasts through the placement of silicone gel or saline implants. Read on for detailed information about breast augmentation surgery techniques, recovery, and results. Drooping breasts (in severe cases, breast lift may be performed along with breast augmentation). Patients getting saline implants should be at least 18 years of age, and patients getting silicone gel implants should be at least 22 years of age.

read more › At our Philadelphia practice, the breast augmentation with lift treatment is most commonly performed in women that have experienced changes in breast volume, breast shape, skin laxity, and/or nipple position after pregnancy and childbirth. This is a high customizable surgery that can be tailored to the unique needs and anatomy of the patient. The breast implant type, implant pocket location, incision approach, and lift technique will be chosen specifically for the patient's body type and aesthetic goals.

read more › 2 Just like the primary breast augmentation procedure, breast implant revision techniques are chosen based on the patient's unique anatomy and cosmetic goals. The presence of implant complications will also affect the surgical approach. At our Philadelphia practice, our breast implant revision surgeons are trained in various revision techniques. There are several possible implant complications that can occur in patients. In the first few years after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, the risk of experience these complications is low.

read more › Breast implant manufacturers have developed many different types of implants to suit the varying anatomical needs of patients. While the different types of implants have made it possible for plastic surgeons to achieve good results on all body types, it has made the breast augmentation process a bit more confusing for patients. In addition to deciding on an incision technique and placement approach, patients must also make a decision regarding the filler type, size, shape, texture, and profile of the breast implant.

read more › Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is often performed in combination with breast augmentation, breast implant revision, and breast reduction surgery. The treatment is intended to achieve two goals. First, we want to tighten a loose skin envelope, which can contribute to the appearance of breast ptosis. Second, we want to reposition the nipple to produce a more youthful appearance. At our Philadelphia practice, we perform breast lift surgery on women who are unhappy with the changes that have affected their breasts.

read more › When excessively large breasts detract from your appearance, it can be a source of distress. Women may try to downplay their prominence by modifying their wardrobes, but this can be restricting, costly, and uncomfortable. Limiting your clothing options to just a few colors and styles can make it difficult to find clothes you actually like, while the use of breast-minimizing bras such as Spanx may cause discomfort. The alternative option is surgery. At Jefferson Plastic Surgery, our Philadelphia breast reduction surgeons can produce a more proportionate breast profile in appropriate candidates.

read more › There is no doubt that undergoing treatment for cancer and losing the breasts to the disease can be a traumatic and emotionally challenging experience for women. At Jefferson Plastic Surgery, our surgeons hope to alleviate some of that pain by rebuilding the breasts so patients can, finally, move on with their lives. Our Philadelphia breast reconstruction surgeons are skilled and trained in the most effective reconstructive surgery techniques. We are happy to meet with breast reconstruction patients to discuss their options.

read more › Everyone suffers from "problem areas" - that is, areas in which unwanted fat accumulates; when weight gain occurs, the fat seems to go directly to these problem areas. A healthy diet, daily cardiovascular workouts, and targeted exercises can help patients remain within their ideal weight range. However, these practices do not always sculpt the body to the degree that the patient desires. In these cases, our Philadelphia surgeons may recommend liposuction surgery. Candidates for liposuction surgery should be with the weight range guidelines for her or his height and frame, in generally good health, and not smoke.

read more › There are different types of flaws that can affect the stomach. Unwanted fat, wrinkled skin, stretch marks, and displacement of the belly button can make patients feel embarrassed about exposing their bellies. When pregnancy, weight fluctuations, or aging have affected skin and muscle tone, along with the appearance of the belly button, our Philadelphia surgeons perform tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty. These flaws commonly affect patients that have had children or lost a significant amount of weight; they are also common in patients over the age of 40.

read more › Many women find pregnancy and motherhood to be the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of their lives. However, most women are unhappy with the toll pregnancy has taken on their bodies and find it difficult to get back down to their pre-pregnancy weight and shape. New mothers have to change their eating habits and regularly work out to shed the extra weight and tone the muscles. Still, many find it to be impossible to get their old bodies back, especially if the skin has stretched out or the breasts have lost volume.

read more › When patients lose a large amount of weight, they should be congratulated and rewarded for the hard work, stress, and emotional distress that they endured. Certainly, the improvement to the patient's health and appearance are great benefits of weight loss. However, after patients have lost weight, they are often left with an accumulation of loose, stretched out skin on the stomach, thighs, arms, and other areas of the body. Our Philadelphia surgeons perform skin tightening techniques to produce an improved aesthetic so patients can truly enjoy the results of their weight loss success.

read more › One of the most popular procedures for males is the male breast reduction procedure. While this may be surprising to most people, enlarged male breasts are actually a common - and growing - problem. The condition is known as gynecomastia. At our Philadelphia practice, we perform male breast reduction surgery to remove the excess of breast tissue and skin. Male breast reduction surgery may be performed on teens and adults that are suffering from the embarrassing effects of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia refers to the abnormal growth of breast tissue in men.

read more › There are many body sculpting exercises that can be performed to tone the arms. But while the muscles respond to exercise, the skin does not. When the skin becomes stretched out on the upper arms, it can result in a flabby appearance and make patients look less fit than they actually are. At Jefferson Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia, our surgeons perform arm lift surgery to tighten the skin on the arms and excise the excess of skin. Suitable candidates for arm lift surgery have loose skin on the underside of the upper arms to the elbow.

read more › For those that have been overweight or obese for most of their lives, losing weight is an extremely gratifying experience. After weight loss, patients feel better, look better, and are able to engage in more activities than were possible when they were beyond the recommended weight range for their height and body frame. Unfortunately, many of these patients are plagued by excess skin, an unwanted reminder of the extra weight they used to carry. At Jefferson Plastic Surgery, our Philadelphia surgeons perform body lift surgery to permanently remove the accumulation of wrinkled, loose skin.

read more › A sagging backside can make any patient self-conscious about the appearance of his or her body. Unfortunately, many patients develop loose skin on the buttocks as a result of significant weight loss, the aging process, or genetics. When this problem occurs, our Philadelphia surgeons can perform butt lift surgery. Candidates for butt lift surgery should be at or near their goal weight, in good health, and not smoke. Crease of the buttocks: In this technique, the incisions are made in the crease below the buttocks.

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