Breast Reconstruction Carries High Patient Satisfaction, Reports Ny Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Nolan Karp
Submitted by: KCNY Plastic Surgery
New York, NY (OPENPRESS) June 12, 2012 -- Dr. Nolan Karp, a prominent plastic surgeon in New York City, is noting an overwhelming degree of patient satisfaction following breast reconstruction surgery. The board certified plastic surgeon specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery at his Midtown Manhattan practice.
"Breast reconstruction is one of the most important advances in plastic surgery," explains Dr. Karp. "I can help restore a woman's body - and confidence - following a mastectomy procedure." The procedure works to restore a natural-looking appearance after breast removal from cancer and other diseases. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were nearly 100,000 breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2011 alone. That represents a remarkable 22% increase since the year 2000.
"What's more, we are finding that an overwhelming majority of these patients are satisfied with their results," reports Dr. Karp. "Many are amazed with their newfound happiness and confidence."
This confirms data published by plastic surgery consumer review site, RealSelf®. The online community tracks patient satisfaction by asking users to rate a procedure as "Worth It" or not. And, according to the latest figures, nearly 9 out of 10 RealSelf users gave Breast Reconstruction a "Worth It" rating.
"It's important to also mention that breast construction is a relatively complex surgery," says Dr. Karp. "It's essential that patients are working with an experienced professional, such as a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast reconstruction." Since 1994, Dr. Karp has been board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Asked about the future of breast reconstruction, Dr. Karp concluded succinctly. "Our practice, KCNY Plastic Surgery, is excited for the future of breast reconstruction, and we will continue to help our female patients achieve the beauty and confidence they desire.
About Dr. Karp
Dr. Nolan Karp, a board certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan, is highly respected and well-known. He has been featured in numerous publications and has been listed as a "Top Doctor" in plastic surgery by several magazines.
Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Karp graduated from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1983. He completed his general surgery training at New York University School of Medicine. This was followed with plastic surgery training, research fellowship, and microsurgery fellowship training at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University School of Medicine.
Dr. Karp joined the Faculty of the Institute and NYU in 1992. Last year, with Dr. Mihye Choi, he was the Course Director of the NYU sponsored meeting: Breast Reconstruction: State of the Art.
At his newly constructed office in midtown Manhattan, Dr. Karp practices at KCNY Plastic Surgery with Dr. Mihye Choi. KCNY can be reached at (212) 355-5779 or http://www.kcnyplasticsurgery.com .