"The auto implant, also known as auto augmentation is a technique which uses a woman's own breast tissue to redistribute volume," says plastic surgeon Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler, who will appear with her patient on ABC 7 News on Wednesday, March 5 at 11:00 p.m.
Online PR News – 04-March-2014 – Campbell, CA – Campbell, CA - Plastic surgeon Dr. Kamakshi Zeidler says the breast “auto implant” is a specialized technique to reposition a woman's own breast tissue to add volume. “The technique provides an option for breast lift patients who don’t wish to have breast implants,“ says Dr. Zeidler. The story airs on the 11:00 p.m. edition of ABC 7 News San Francisco Wednesday, March 5. Dr. Zeidler practices in the Los Gatos - San Jose - South Bay area.
"My patient, Lisa had breast cancer and underwent a lumpectomy on one breast," says Dr. Zeidler. "This left a small dent that was filled with fat that we took from her abdomen while performing an abdominoplasty. Lisa was also unhappy with the drooping of her breasts but she struggled with the idea of implants versus a breast lift, or both,” says Dr. Zeidler. "She opted for a breast lift with the auto implant technique which redistributed breast volume to the top of her breasts to provide not only a lifted appearance but a fuller appearance on top."
“Unlike traditional breast augmentation, a breast auto implant doesn’t involve the use of any implants. Instead, a breast lift is combined with a procedure that uses a woman’s own breast tissue to fill out the upper areas of the breast, providing fullness without implants,” says Dr. Zeidler.
“A breast lift by itself won’t add fullness to the breast, but when combined with an auto-implant the results will show a natural look and feel of the breast tissue with minimal scarring,” says Dr. Zeidler.
For more information on the auto implant technique please call the office of Kamakshi Zeidler, M.D. at 408-559-7177 or visit www.zeidlerplasticsurgery.com
About Kamakshi Zeidler, M.D.
Dr. Zeidler is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the highest distinction for a plastic surgeon. She practices aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in the Los Gatos, San Jose, and greater South Bay Area.
Dr. Zeidler received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rice University. She obtained her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, one of the top five medical schools in the country. At UCSF, Dr. Zeidler graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After medical school, she continued her career at UCSF, completing both general surgery and plastic surgery training. During her training, Dr. Zeidler was acknowledged with UCSF’s Julius R. Krevan’s award for outstanding clinical care of her patients. Dr. Zeidler also earned a National Institute of Health (NIH) grant to support a postdoctoral research fellowship where she studied stem cells and their effects on wound healing. She then completed an additional advanced microsurgical clinical instructorship at Stanford University Medical Center where she perfected her skills in cutting-edge breast reconstruction techniques.
Dr. Zeidler is one of very few women surgeons in the Bay Area formally trained in microsurgical breast reconstruction, has authored numerous medical journal articles, and has lectured nationwide. As a physician whose family is affected by the breast cancer gene, Dr. Zeidler is dedicated to treating patients with breast cancer, and is continuing her academic research with new technologies that will improve the process of breast reconstruction.
Dr. Zeidler also specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and body. After training at UCSF and Stanford, she became partners with renowned aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. R. Laurence Berkowitz. During her first few years in practice, she worked closely with him to develop techniques of achieving outstanding results for her patients. Dr. Zeidler’s philosophy of both reconstruction and aesthetic surgery is to create a fantastic but natural appearing final result.