Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed. Many women describe getting breast implants as a life-changing experience, including patients of Dr. Richard Korentager. He finds his patients not only report physical benefits, but emotional advantages as well.
A Positive Impact
Seeing the lives of his patients improve following surgery is why Dr. Korentager loves his work as a plastic surgeon. He states:
“I became fascinated by the field of plastic surgery as a medical student when I was exposed to the broad range of cases treated by plastic surgeons and found it to be a unique combination of science and artistry. My focus on reconstructive breast surgery, burn surgery and cosmetic surgery has allowed me to have a positive impact on the lives of my patients and develop long-term relationships with them.”
What Getting Breast Implants Changes
Dr. Korentager understands his patients seek out breast implants for a variety of reasons. He works hard to get to know each one of his patients to be able to formulate the best route to meet their individual needs. Some common causes for getting breast implants include:
- To correct uneven breast size
- To restore breast shape and size lost by breastfeeding or pregnancy
- To enhance breast size after weight loss
- To increase breast size when unhappy with natural development
The list doesn’t stop there though. Undergoing breast surgery results in much more than just a physical change. Women report:
- Better self-confidence
- Improved self-esteem
- Healthier body image
- Greater sense of femininity
Learning and Informing
Dr. Korentager is an advocate of educating his patients about their options when getting breast implants. With more than 30 years of experience, he enjoys sharing his vast knowledge with others too. He says:
“I initially entered private practice in Toronto but after moving to Kansas City I became an academic plastic surgeon at the University of Kansas. This allowed me to hone not only my plastic surgery skills but also to pursue my zeal for education. I have devoted my time to teaching residents and students in the schools of medicine, nursing and health professions. I have also become involved in health care simulation, physician wellness and coaching. My additional training in these areas has allowed me to expand my research to include not only clinical and basic science related to plastic surgery but also education and wellness.”
The Latest Advancements
Dr. Korentager also strives to remain up-to-date on the latest advancements in the plastic surgery industry. He explains:
“It is a privilege to be part of a plastic surgery department that advances the field of plastic surgery through research and education. Training the next generation of doctors and plastic surgeons allows me to always be current, challenged and optimistic for the future.”
As patients of Dr. Korentager, women getting breast implants have access to the most advanced and latest types available. Dr. Korentager is part of an exclusive group of board-certified plastic surgeons eligible to offer IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Furthermore, he is an Ideal Implant Preferred Surgeon, a position given to specific plastic surgeons with the most experience and knowledge about IDEAL IMPLANTS.
More About IDEAL IMPLANTS
How are IDEAL IMPLANTS different from silicone gel or unstructured saline breast implants? As the IDEAL IMPLANT website points out:
“In the past, women seeking breast implants were forced to choose between the peace of mind of saline or the more realistic look and natural feel of silicone gel. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are the next-generation technology that offers you the benefits of both, so women can feel beautiful and secure.”
Their unique design sets them apart from other kinds of breast implants. IDEAL IMPLANTS are made up of a series of implant shells nested together that hold two separate chambers filled with saline. This advanced internal structure controls the movement of the saline solution, unlike unstructured saline implants.
Compared to silicone gel breast implants, IDEAL IMPLANTS also have a natural feel and youthful shape, but without the risk of silent rupture. Women with silicone gel implants are instructed to continually monitor their implants through expensive MRI scans or specialized ultrasounds due to the inherent risk of a “silent rupture”. This occurs when the sticky gel substance escapes from a damaged silicone gel implant and becomes trapped in the surrounding tissues of a woman’s body that requires surgery to remove.
Understanding Your Options
When getting breast implants, Dr. Korentager feels patient education is crucial. He wants women to understand their options and select the best type of breast implant that will help them achieve their goals. He takes the time necessary to address any concerns and answer any questions his patients have about breast implants and their long term upkeep. One patient describes her experience receiving IDEAL IMPLANTS with Dr. Korentager:
“I have the cookie cutter story! Two kids, breast fed each for 1 year. Pumping and nursing sucked me dry! Contemplated BA for a couple of years but didn’t feel comfortable with the idea of silicone (MRI check-ups, and just uncertainty of the material itself). I liked the idea of saline and had several friends with saline. But after two consultations I was advised that Celine probably wouldn’t provide me with very good results because of my lack of breast tissue . . . and because of how thin I am. So I did tons of research . . . and stumbled upon the IDEAL IMPLANT. There were only two doctors in my area that even had access to the IDEAL IMPLANTS . . . I researched the two doctors and made an appointment with the one that seemed to have the best reviews and overall experience. Fast forward with me . . . I decided to go with it . . . I can’t offer much of a review yet since I’m only 9 days out, but they look great so far! I went with 370cc which I’m hoping will take me to a full C cup once I’m all healed up.”– RealSelf review by nothingpersonal99
Dr. Korentager Can Help You!
Are you ready to change your appearance and improve how you feel about yourself? Dr. Korentager can help you determine if getting breast implants is right for you!
If you are considering breast implants in Kansas City, KS, contact Dr. Richard Korentager today to discuss your options. Simply call 913-588-2000 or visit kumc.edu. Dr. Korentager’s office is located at the University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS, 66160. Call today for more information on IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants.