Ask Dr. Brownstein

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery is a surgical sub-specialty that deals with the healing and restoration of patients with injury, disfigurement or scarring resulting from trauma, disease or congenital defects. It includes aesthetic, or cosmetic surgery to correct or rejuvenate facial and bodily features not pleasing to the patient. Derived from Greek, the word “plastic” means molding or giving form and does not refer to the use of plastic materials.


Can my enlarged breast look natural?

Yes, this result can be obtained when certain aspects of the technique are emphasized such as the size of the chest wall in relation to the size of the implant desired. The procedure should be geared toward achieving the appearance you desire.


Should my implants be saline or silicone gel filled, textured or smooth, round or shaped, above or below the muscle?

The answers to these questions and more are thoroughly discussed during the initial consultation. Your goals and medical history will all be reviewed and you will be examined. Time is spent explaining the important details of breast enlargement. When the analysis is complete, a personalized plan will be created just for you.


How do I know that I will not be too big or too small?

During the pre-operative sessions, you will have the opportunity to pick a range of sizes. Great results require a surgeon that knows your wishes and follows your desires, but ensures that appropriate medical decisions are made for your particular body type.


Where can the procedure be performed?

Cosmetic procedures can be performed in a Hospital, Out-patient facility or in an Office Surgical Suite. Dr. Brownstein’s Cherry Hill office offers patients a state-of-the-art office operating room that is fully certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF) (http://aaaasf.org). Just like the surgeon, an operating room, even in an office, should be fully certified. Cherry Hill Cosmetic Surgery’s fully accredited office operating suite helps us to provide the highest quality, individualized attention and uncompromised safety and privacy.


What is the cost of the procedure?

Each procedure is unique; and, several factors determine the final costs. Remember that there is much more to any cosmetic procedure than just the price. You should be well informed about all aspects of your surgery before making a decision. For your convenience, Dr. Brownstein’s office accepts all major credit cards and CareCredit (selected plans), giving you flexibility when determining your financial options.