New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Focuses On Patient Education For Breast Surgery
Dr. Paul LoVerme prioritizes patient education during breast surgery consultations, enabling his New Jersey plastic surgery patients to make well-informed decisions about their procedure.
Verona, NJ – According to New Jersey plastic surgeon Paul LoVerme, MD, clear doctor-patient communication is an essential component to achieving successful results for any cosmetic procedure. Though many plastic surgery procedures can be tailored to meet an individual’s unique expectations, breast surgery often entails more choices than prospective patients typically expect. While choosing between silicone and saline breast implants is a major decision that many of Dr. LoVerme’s patients anticipate, other decisions such as incision placement or whether to receive a breast lift versus a breast augmentation typically require more guidance.
“My aim is to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the entire breast augmentation process so you can make well-informed decisions about your health,” says Dr. LoVerme. In addition to discussing the placement of the breast implant, Dr. LoVerme also explains to his patients how incision locations affect breast augmentation results. The three major options for incision placement – inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary – all have their unique advantages when it comes to concealing the incision after surgery, he notes. Additionally, he says the location of the incision may also impact the position in which the breast implant will ultimately settle on the chest wall.
Some of Dr. LoVerme’s patients realize during their consultation that a breast lift may be the better choice for achieving their cosmetic goals. Breast augmentation is primarily used to add volume to the breasts and increase cup size while a breast lift is designed to rejuvenate breasts that have begun to sag or lose their shape. Patients who can benefit from a breast lift have often undergone these physical changes due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the natural aging process.
Prospective patients may also wonder if there are age restrictions for breast augmentation, and contrary to most media representation, breast surgery is not just for women in their 20s and early 30s. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 15% of women who undergo breast augmentation are over the age of 50. Dr. Loverme highlights: “breast augmentation can help older women not only combat the visible signs of aging, but also feel younger inside and experience a boost of self-confidence in the way they look.”
The distinctions and variables of breast surgery may not be common knowledge to the average woman, which is why Dr. LoVerme says he dedicates a significant amount of time to educating patients about their choices. Through this strong doctor-patient communication, each individual can make more informed decisions regarding their procedure, which he believes can ultimately increase patient satisfaction and improve overall results.
About Paul LoVerme, MD
A graduate of Boston University, Dr. LoVerme earned his medical degree from UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. In addition to completing a General Surgery residency at UMDNJ, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Dr. LoVerme is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In addition to leading his private practice in New Jersey, he has traveled internationally to provide reconstructive surgery to children in need across the globe. Dr. LoVerme is available for interview upon request.
The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery
825 Bloomfield Ave.
Fells Plaza, Suite 205
Verona, New Jersey 07044