STRATHAM, NH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/12 -- Dr. Richard Zeff, a New Hampshire plastic surgeon, has been performing breast augmentations for the past 25 years. When looking back at his growth as a surgeon and the industry's continued evolution, he believes three factors have yielded increasingly successful results: an emphasis on patient education and innovations in sizing systems. Patients are not only going into surgery with more information, they are also coming out of surgery with less discomfort and a look that more closely matches their individual goals.
Dr. Zeff takes pride in treating a patient's initial breast augmentation consultation not only as a means of establishing a strong relationship but as an opportunity to deliver a detailed explanation of the entire process. By understanding the processes of preparation, operation, and recovery, patients will know exactly what to expect. This knowledge provides the patient with a smooth experience and eliminates unexpected surprises.
The evolution of sizing has also made a major impact on breast augmentation and related procedures such as the mommy makeover. Patients are now able to better select a breast size that is closest to what they envision. Originally, plastic surgeons and patients chose implants based on verbal communication and sample photographs. This method was later superseded by a take home sizing kit comprised of plastic balloons that alleviated the stress of making a quick decision, but often resulted in measuring difficulties and unrealistic proportions.
When using real implants as sizers became the industry standard, success dramatically increased. However, Dr. Zeff says that the most significant advancement in sizing systems has been the introduction of 3D sizing systems. Dr. Zeff's practice is the only one in the New Hampshire seacoast using Mentor's Volume Sizing System. These sizers fit directly against the patient's skin, offering a more accurate representation of how each size implant will look. Dr. Zeff says with the advent of this new sizing system, patients are receiving the exact results they envision.
Dr. Zeff, at his New Hampshire plastic surgery practice, performs an average of 100 breast augmentations per year. He strives to achieve the best results possible with the easiest and most comfortable recovery for his patients. He educates his patients on a post-procedure protocol that keeps pain to a minimum, combining stretches, frequent showers, anti-inflammatories, and prescription pain medication. By remaining educated on the latest technology the industry has to offer and by valuing open, clear, and honest communication with his patients, Dr. Zeff continues his commitment to success.
About Richard L. Zeff, MD, PA
Dr. Richard Zeff is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a graduate of Tufts University. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami before completing a surgical internship at New York University Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Dr. Zeff then went on to complete a residency in general surgery in Des Moines, Iowa before completing his plastic surgery training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Zeff is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New Hampshire Medical Society, and the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
To contact Dr. Zeff and his staff, visit their website at drrichardzeff.com or call 603-684-2339. The center's office is located at 137 Portsmouth Avenue Stratham, NH 03885. The center's Facebook page can be found at facebook.com/drzeff.
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