DARIEN, CT--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014 saw breast augmentation continue its reign as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in the U.S. Dr. Fredric Newman, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fairfield County, says breast augmentation's popularity is reflected at his practice, and he routinely sees women who are looking to add volume to the breasts with results that look natural. With the significant amount of interest in breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Newman says it is important that prospective patients who are considering the procedure have a thorough understanding of the choices they will need to make and what they can expect from the treatment process to ensure they are fully satisfied with the outcome.

When a patient comes in for her consultation, Dr. Newman performs a comprehensive physical examination and conducts a detailed discussion going over all aspects of the breast augmentation procedure. He says he encourages patients to ask any questions they may have and to be honest with him about their needs and goals. Dr. Newman helps them understand how breast implants can enhance their appearance by explaining the differences in implant size, shape, and type, while showing them before-and-after pictures of other patients to demonstrate the potential results that can be achieved. 

Dr. Newman says one of the most common concerns expressed by patients is the placement of incisions for breast augmentation and how noticeable the scars will ultimately be. He notes that, while there are a number of locations that can be utilized to create the incisions through which the breast implants will be placed, he typically takes the inframammary incision approach. An inframammary incision is made in the natural crease located underneath the breast. He believes this technique allows him greater precision and accuracy when placing the implant, as well as a more balanced, symmetrical appearance to the breasts. The inframammary approach can be performed for both saline and silicone implants, and Dr. Newman says it often yields superior outcomes and very natural-looking results. Plus, he notes, scars from the incisions are typically well-hidden under the breast and are not often significantly detectable. While this may be his preferred approach, Dr. Newman says some patients are better served by other common incision techniques. He says the ideal option will be determined following the initial examination and discussion with the patient about her needs and goals.

Finally, Dr. Newman says, patients should have a clear understanding of what they can expect during recovery from breast augmentation. While many women are able to resume normal daily routines after about one week, Dr. Newman says patients should be prepared to take some time to rest and recuperate so the breasts can properly heal after surgery. He notes that some swelling and soreness will be present in the weeks following the breast augmentation procedure; however, pain medication can alleviate any significant discomfort. Dr. Newman says patients should also refrain from strenuous physical activity for at least four weeks after treatment.

Dr. Newman says women considering breast augmentation should speak to a board-certified plastic surgeon with whom they feel comfortable and be sure to have all of their questions answered. He says patient education and honest communication about the patient's needs and goals is extremely important in order to create results that successfully enhance the breasts and complement overall body proportions.

About Fredric Newman, MD, FACS

Dr. Fredric Newman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. After attending Yale College for his undergraduate education, he earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, graduating summa cum laude. Dr. Newman then went on to do his general surgery training at Harvard Medical School. He trained in plastic surgery at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he acted as the Plastic Surgery Chief Resident. He remains active in the medical community as a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Newman is available for interview upon request.

The practice can be reached online at fredricnewmanmd.com and facebook.com/pages/Fredric-Newman-MD-Aesthetic-Surgery-Center/119873104696021.

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