Many women consider breast augmentation to improve the appearance of their breasts. Some women with a naturally modest breast size may want a fuller, shapelier look, while others want to restore lost volume after pregnancy or nursing. Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Evan Sorokin understands that selecting breast augmentation can be a highly personal, often difficult decision. To get help in a caring, pressure-free environment, request a consultation with him today.
Women trust the experience and skill of Dr. Evan Sorokin. Few plastic surgeons will outright tell you that there is a particular procedure on which they focus their practice, as they are afraid of scaring away potential patients interested in other procedures.
Sorokin specifically tells patients that this is the procedure he does the most of year after year, and he has developed a patient following from near and far. Women have been trying to enhance the look of their breasts for over years. Thankfully, Dr.
Saline implants, structured saline implants, cohesive silicone implants, and gummy bear highly cohesive implants are available to safely enhance your breasts! As you probably know, both silicone gel and saline implants are widely available for most breast augmentation surgeries.
For a long time, due to unfounded claims about a link between silicone implants and autoimmune disorders, silicone implants fell out of favor in the United States. After over a decade of research and technological advances, silicone implants are again FDA approved as safe medical devices.
Silicone is fast becoming the preferred implant type for women from New Jersey and Philadelphia choosing breast enlargement with Dr. Silicone gel breast implants have been labeled as safe and effective devices by the FDA, and you can choose to use them with confidence that they are one of the most rigorously studied medical devices in the history of the United States.
If you still have lingering doubts, you can learn more about the safety of silicone gel implants by coming to see Dr. Sorokin, who will show you actual implants and explain the history of these devices. During your consultation, Dr. Sorokin will set aside time to answer every question, address every concern, and review your goals so that you can choose a carefully tailored augmentation procedure for pleasing results in the months and years to come.
He performs breast enhancement surgeries hundreds of times every year. When Dr. Sorokin initially started his practice, he performed the full range of plastic surgery procedures from cleft lips to hand surgery to wound reconstruction to breast and body.
However, he quickly realized that his true passion was for breast enhancement and has directed his energies toward breast procedures. Patients throughout New Jersey looking for breast enhancement have responded well to a surgeon that focuses mainly on the breast and have been willing to drive hours for this specialization. Word has spread and now it is very common for patients to come to us from Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland, Connecticut and recently we have been catering even to an international clientele.
Sorokin maintains high standards for his practice and is committed to helping you achieve a beautiful result. He makes an effort to perform surgery in a way that helps you get back to living your life and enjoying your new look in a matter of days, not weeks.
He has received training from esteemed surgeons across the country and refined his technique through thousands of successful surgeries. While no surgeon can guarantee a result without risks of complications, Dr. Sorokin will do all he can to minimize your risks.
While he wishes he could eliminate all risk, of course this is impossible. Still, when complications do occur you will have a partner in healing whose goal is to get you through whatever bumps in the road may come your way. Still not quite sure why so many women choose breast enlargement with Dr.
We invite you to come experience the quality care the practice has to offer when you request a consultation online or call the office to schedule your appointment. Women considering breast augmentation at the New Jersey practice of Dr.
Evan Sorokin often have many questions. To help streamline the process, Dr. Sorokin has compiled a list of answers to the questions he hears most frequently about breast augmentation. To find out how breast augmentation can enhance your look, request a consultation with Dr.
Sorokin, a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast specialist, at our office in Cherry Hill, or you can call Silicone and saline are the 2 implant materials approved for use in the United States today. Sorokin tells patients that neither saline nor silicone implants are better, but that they each have different advantages.
Though some doctors and patients may express a preference for one or the other, they each come with their own set of pros and cons. At his practice in New Jersey, Dr. Silicone implants are approved for patients age 22 and older. The FDA tells patients to get an MRI 3 years after augmentation and then every 2 years as the most reliable way to detect a rupture. Since silicone implants were once taken off the market in the U.
Silicone breast implants carry a diminished risk of complications such as rippling, and most people believe that silicone implants feel and look more natural than saline.
Sorokin uses a device called the Keller Funnel to place silicone implants, which he believes reduces the risk of capsular contracture and allows for a smaller incision. Saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution. In the event of a rupture, the saline is naturally absorbed by the body. This is why safety has never been a concern with saline breast implants.
They are approved for patients age 18 and older. Since they are filled with saline after insertion rather than coming in standard prefilled sizes, this also allows more flexibility to adjust for small asymmetries from one side to the other. Individual recovery experiences can vary depending on the patient, the implant placement, what type of implant is used, and a number of other factors.
Rapid recovery techniques allow a very quick return to normal activities. Sorokin does not want patients to stay in bed after breast augmentation.
Rather, light activity is encouraged immediately. Arm exercises are prescribed to start on the day of surgery. Sorokin encourages patients to be up and about the very next day. A prescription for pain medication will be provided, but most patients are able to switch to over-the-counter drugs within a few days. Women who work office jobs usually feel well enough to return to work after 3 or 4 days. For jobs such as hair stylist or nurse, he recommends taking off about a week.
Light exercise at the gym is allowed as early as 10 days after Dr. Sorokin uses rapid recovery techniques for women receiving breast implants at his New Jersey practice. Stocking your refrigerator with some ready-to-eat meals and arranging for help with kids, chores, and pets is a great idea!
Specialized bras, implant positioning straps, special breast implant pillows and other ideas described on various websites on the Internet are not advised and, in fact, can hurt recovery more than help. Before following recommendations of unknown websites, please discuss with our office.
All surgery carries some degree of risk. Though they are minimal, surgical risks include infection, bleeding, and excessive scarring.
Risks that are specific to breast augmentation include:. Not necessarily. Sorokin prior to your surgery. He will customize your procedure to maximize the possibility of future breastfeeding. The presence of implants will not affect the safety or quality of the milk you produce. Combining surgeries saves you time in the long run and maximizes results.
Consult with Dr. Sorokin to decide whether a combinational procedure is right for you. Also, you can learn more about your options by visiting Dr. This is an impossible question to answer. Scarring is a normal result of injury to the skin. Sorokin uses the techniques of plastic surgery to minimize scarring.
In addition, he recommends scar-care products in order to optimize the results of the scar as it matures during the year after surgery. Unfortunately every person scars differently and some people scar worse than others. The scar is a tradeoff for the improvement in size and shape of the breast. Following aftercare instructions and keeping the incision clean and dry during recovery will also help to minimize scarring.
Read more about incisions on our surgical technique page. Most women have breasts that are naturally asymmetrical, although the degree can vary. Severe cases of asymmetry can be improved with breast implants. Some breasts are not only asymmetrical in size but also asymmetrical in shape and will require a breast lift in order to obtain better symmetry. Sorokin can insert different sizes of implants and possibly combine this with a breast lift to ensure that both the size and shape of the breasts match up after surgery.
Size can be a difficult thing to decide upon. Throughout the U. Sorokin suggests several methods to determine what size implant you will get:. Cost is an important consideration and we like to present a clear explanation of all costs and fees to our patients.
We do however believe we offer a great value. For instance, all blood work and testing is done in house to save you not only extra cost, but extra time!