Tuesday, July 10, 2012


The decision to undergo any cosmetic procedure is a personal choice and the reasons are unique as the individual. Healthy and realistic expectations are ideal qualities in any patient seeking plastic surgery, especially breast augmentation.

At a young, adolescent age, we begin to feel the pressure to look or act a certain way. That being said, teenagers fall victim to wanting to “fit-in” – whether it’s from friends or family - and will go to extremes to do so. Most recently, a mother in Great Britain came under criticism for openly voicing that she is actively pressuring her 14-year-old daughter to undergo breast augmentation and follow in the footsteps of herself and her older sisters. Cosmetic surgery is not typically ideal for young women who have not yet fully-developed breasts nor achieved adult physical stature. Psychological maturity is also variable and is an important factor for the parents and the plastic surgeon they choose for their daughter. Dr. Lewis Obi has a lot of both professional and personal experience in this area since he has five daughters.

Women seeking breast implants should be of a mature, decision-making age. Because breast augmentation is a very personal decision, women typically elect this type of surgery if they feel their breasts are too small, uneven or are seeking to correct shape or size after childbirth, reconstructive surgery or trauma.

A highly-qualified plastic surgeon should talk to you about your options concerning the type of breast implants, optimal breast size and a detailed explanation of risks and long term implications. In recent years, Dr. Lewis Obi has integrated non-surgical choices for some of his patients avoiding the need for implants. These techniques includes the use of cf autologous stem cell concentrated fat grafting and the SlimLipo laser platform.

Adivive/Lipokit Autologous Fat Transfer Before and After Photo Patient 10
Adivive Autologous Fat Transfer for Breasts
 A breast augmentation may boost self-esteem but it certainly won’t alter other’s perceptions of you. If you have been considering breast augmentation, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Lewis Obi and discuss your options in a highly confidential, comfortable atmosphere. He has performed thousands of successful breast augmentations during his career and continues to stay on the cutting- edge of plastic surgery by pioneering and utilizing the latest techniques that are beneficial to the patient’s outcome. This includes improving the shape of a woman’s breast through Adivive autologous fat transfer and integrating PRP into surgical procedures to accelerate healing times and promote less bruising. Skin brassiere tightening and diminishing surrounding fat with the SlimLipo platform is another advanced technique performed at our surgery center.

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