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KFWB NEWS RADIO INTERVIEW

Posted On: March 05, 2006 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Media, Plastic Surgery

KFWB News 980

“I think it’s great that in this day and age, women have the availability of resources and education along with technology to make changes that will enhance the quality of their life. People are living longer, are physically and socially far more active in their golden years and as cardiology and orthopedics’ offer extended decades into a better quality of life, the technology of plastics and body image also change on demand. I currently see women from 18 on through the 60’s and the need for that of life sees no age difference.”

Too Small – “Hypertrophy/disproportionately small-change is measured through proportionality to waist, shoulders, hips, etc.”

Too Large – “Hypertrophy-tissue is too much for the body to comfortably function adding neck and shoulder pain, shoulder grooving and the psychological pain that goes with feel strangely different and disproportionate.”

Trends – “There is definitely a trend in reduced volume size, “Bigger is not Always Better.” Some women are becoming even more active in the middle years and femininity and function need to be hand in hand. Women in their 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s often see a downward slide in their sexual drive after pregnancies. There is a certain amount of body atrophy, skin and tissue loses volume and elasticity and image loses a focus. After surgery the emotional change is amazing, it thrills me to see their self happiness and confidence return along with their self worth and sexuality. Often small changes in one area spark a renewed sense of health and activity and I see women working out more and extending care to other areas of their body as a result of their change.”

Questions – “The two main questions people need to ask when seeking out a physician is #1, is the physician a board certified physician with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and #2, does the physician specialize in that line of work. All too often women seek out someone that does plastic surgery to the face and other areas, beware of physicians that promise to “do it all.” Know a physician that has experience with hundreds of surgeries in a given area and is known as a specialist.”

Mammography – “Implants need a special type of mammogram called “an Ecclund Cone Compression” technique that cones the area gently for proper identification and coverage” Discuss with your radiologist prior to your mammogram. Mammogram and/or ultrasound should be performed for any patient over the age of 35 or with a positive maternal family history.”

“It’s an exciting time for women, so much is available so many opportunities and we are still always learning how to improve all areas for quality of life. Heart health and general health is expanding in all areas of medicine and technology and I believe that in the very near future, we will have an opportunity to physically enjoy the health and vitality of our bodies many decades more than what we even see today.