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Breast Augmentation

Conscious Breast Augmentation

Breast enhancement is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure for women today. Yet many women are reluctant to consider breast augmentation because of potential general anesthesia risks.

Dr. Walter Tom continues to research innovative minimally invasive surgical technologies that help patients achieve their desired cosmetic goals. He believes that many cosmetic procedures can be performed under local anesthesia and uses this technique exclusively.

Dr. Tom is now proud to offer Conscious Breast Augmentation which avoids the risks of traditional general anesthesia. Patients are awake and comfortably interact with Dr. Tom and his breast surgical staff throughout their procedure. Patients can even sit up and help determine the desired fill size of the implant with the aid of a large mirror held by the staff.

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Dr. Walter Tom trained and practiced as a general, vascular and transplant surgeon for over twenty years with an emphasis on surgical care of breast cancer. He is now is excited to help women on the “wellness” side of their aesthetic breast concerns. Body proportion harmony is the basis of Dr. Tom’s aesthetic philosophy. Breast size should be in proportion to body type and size. The best size is one that balances what the patient desires and what her breast tissue will safely allow. The cosmetic breast team at the Aesthetic Laser & Vein Centers offers educational consultations with an initial visit with the Breast Liaison followed immediately with an in depth consultation with Dr. Tom. An emphasis on education and an open dialogue between patient and the cosmetic surgical team are a high priority.

It’s very common for women to think about cosmetic breast surgery for years before actually scheduling a consultation. Dr. Tom and his surgical team want you to feel safe and confident in making your decision. Let’s have some fun as Dr. Tom and his assistant Karina answer the three most frequently asked questions.


Dr. Walter Tom on “Ask The Expert”
KSRO Newstalk 1350 every Thursday from 12:30 – 1:00 PM

Important Natrelle® Safety Information: The Natrelle® Silicone and Saline Breast Implants are indicated for females for Breast Augmentation and Breast Reconstruction. Breast augmentation includes primary Breast Augmentation to increase breast size, as well as revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a Breast Augmentation surgery. Breast reconstruction includes primary reconstruction to replace breast tissue that has been removed due to cancer or trauma or that has failed to develop properly due to severe breast abnormality, as well as revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a Breast Reconstruction surgery. For Breast Augmentation, Natrelle® Silicone-Filled Breast Implants are indicated for women at least 22 years old and Natrelle® Saline-Filled Breast Implants are indicated for women at least 18 years old. Natrelle® implants are not for women with active infection, existing cancer or pre-cancer of the breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions, and women who are currently pregnant or nursing. Complications may include, reoperation, deflation or rupture, capsular contracture, implant malposition, and asymmetry. For full safety information, please visit http://www.natrelle.com or call Allergan Product Support at 1-800-433-8871. Natrelle® Silicone and Saline Breast Implants are available by prescription only.