Dr. Jon Kurkjian reveals how he helps patients choose the most effective implant type, size, and shape for their breast augmentation goals.
Fort Worth, TX — Women in the United States have an expansive array of implant options to choose from when considering breast augmentation surgery. Though some patients already have a clear understanding of their choices prior to consulting a surgeon, others may feel a bit overwhelmed by the implant selection process and not know where to begin. For this reason, Fort Worth plastic surgeon Jon Kurkjian, MD says he works closely with each patient during breast augmentation consultations to assess where they are in their decision-making process and help them select the ideal implants for their needs and goals.
At his cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Kurkjian offers three breast implant options:
- Saline implants
- Non-form-stable silicone implants
- Form-stable cohesive gel implants
According to the Fort Worth plastic surgeon, each type of implant can provide excellent breast enhancement results for the proper candidate, and he will detail the advantages and disadvantages of all three options based on the patient’s body frame, available breast tissue, and a variety of other factors unique to each individual.
In regard to choosing the right implant shape and size, Dr. Kurkjian says he employs a combination of three-dimensional imaging and biometric analysis to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals while also minimizing potential complications. With the VECTRA® XT 3D imaging system, he notes patients are able to view a computer-simulated image of results they can realistically achieve with different implant shapes and sizes. Biometric analysis – which includes measurements of the patient’s breast shape and volume, chest wall, and degree of skin elasticity in the breasts – is then used to ensure the implants of choice can be safely and effectively accommodated for optimal results, he adds.
Ultimately, Dr. Kurkjian says he strives to do everything he can to ensure patients select the type, shape, and size of implants that successfully achieve their breast augmentation goals. “Education is a key component of the breast implant selection process, and when patients have a full understanding of every available option, I have found that postoperative satisfaction dramatically increases.”
About Jon Kurkjian, MD
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Kurkjian earned his medical degree from the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical School. He then went on to complete his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern in Dallas and his Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, & Throat Hospital in New York City. In addition to running his own private practice, Dr. Kurkjian currently serves as a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern. He is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Kurkjian and his plastic surgery practice, visit jkplasticsurgery.com.
Jon Kurkjian, MD
800 8th Ave Suite #336
Fort Worth, Texas 76104