Korea’s TL Plastic Surgery and Director Yim JoongHyuk Reveals “the Importance of Selecting Breast Prostheses to avoid Second Breast Surgery”
Breast enlargement using breast Prostheses has been universalized in Korea for more than 10 years. Size and shape have diversified due to advancements in breast Prostheses and surgery techniques have developed significantly. As a result, patients considering re-surgery has increased, due to reasons such as size reduction or damaged Prostheses.
TL Plastic Surgery’s Director Yim JoongHyuk, a doctor who has performed surgeries specialized in breast plastic surgery for 19 years in Korea, said re-surgery patients have increased recently. “When surgery becomes universalized, patients considering re-surgery increase. There are many patients with saline bag who wants re-surgery due to decreased breast size, asymmetric breasts, or rippling. Also, many cases of re-surgery are caused by inflammation and pain from implant damage.”
Furthermore, he added “More concern exists for re-surgery as it is treatment of patient’s body while having the psychological burden of failed first surgery. It is important to know side effect causes of the initial surgery and select a surgery method suitable for resolving breast re-surgery. Also, breast Prostheses have diversified and advanced compared to the past, but it is more important that the doctor must perform the surgery by properly understanding the implant characteristics and selecting an implant suitable for the patient’s condition.”
Finally, Director Yim JoongHyuk emphasized, “to prevent additional re-surgery, it is important to refrain from excessive physical exertion after surgery and take sufficient recovery time. Furthermore, monitor the progress with the doctor who performed the surgery and continue to carefully examine the breasts after the surgery.”
Director Yim JoongHyuk of TL Plastic Surgery, which was established in 2008 and currently located in Gangnam, is well recognized as a director who constantly engages in diverse research on breast surgery in addition to performing surgery. Recently, he has received large positive responses by announcing research materials on the characteristics of breast Prostheses which are released in Korea, such as Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2017 and 2017 Mentor Meets the Experts.