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Houston Plastic Surgeon Performs Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift in One Surgery


HOUSTON, Feb. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Board-certified plastic surgeon, Mark Schusterman of the Texas Center for Breast and Body, wants patients to know it's possible to safely have both breast enlargement and breast lift (mastopexy) procedures done in the same surgery.

Many plastic surgeons refuse to perform a breast augmentation and breast lift in one operation, as it's more challenging to achieve perfect breast symmetry when the procedures are performed together. Some doctors are also concerned about a greater risk of complications, such as wound separation and nipple loss.

Yet, a study of 297 patients comparing patients who had only a breast lift to patients who had combined breast augmentation with breast lift found that complications were not significantly different between the two groups.

The study, published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that just 12.4 percent of patients who had combined breast implant surgery with a breast lift required an additional operation, while 100 percent of those who had staged breast augmentation and breast lift procedures required at least two operations (by definition).

"There are significant advantages to lifting and augmenting the breasts in the same surgery, including a single recovery, lower costs, and less anesthesia," says Dr. Schusterman.

But not all plastic surgeons have the experience or skill level to perform a combined procedure.

"It's critical for patients who are considering cosmetic or reconstructive breast procedures to choose experienced, board-certified surgeons who have an in-depth understanding of human anatomy," says Dr. Schusterman. "We use state-of-the-art plastic surgery techniques in our practice, and we're committed to excellent patient-centered care—it's why our peers named us The Best Doctors in America for five straight years," he adds.

The Texas Center for Breast and Body offers a full range of breast, body, and facial plastic surgery procedures as well as a suite of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including dermaplaning, laser treatments, and injectables. Visit to learn more.

About Mark A. Schusterman, MD, FACS
Dr. Schusterman is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Houston, TX. His pioneering work on the research and development of microsurgical reconstruction techniques for patients with head, neck, and breast cancer have helped Dr. Schusterman establish a reputation as a leading surgeon in his field. Over time he has developed considerable knowledge and understanding of the human body and has finely honed his surgical skills, particularly when it comes to plastic and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Schusterman has won numerous honors and awards and is a member of numerous medical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Texas Surgical Society, and the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons.


SOURCE Mark A. Schusterman

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