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Your Breast Augmentation Questions Answered

August 7, 2015

Dr. Daniel Schmid, one of three board certified plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center of Summit Medical Group in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. Schmid is here to answer important breast augmentation questions and give his expert advice and recommendations.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Daniel Schmid discuss the following:

  • What is a breast augmentation? And why is it done?
  • How does one choose the right breast implant size and what recommendations do you have to help in the process?
  • What is the best type of breast implant? Silicone, saline, gummy bear?
  • What are common risks associated with breast augmentation or breast implants?
  • What questions are important to ask one's surgeon about the breast augmentation procedure?

Duration: 7:45

Dr. Schmid specializes in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty and liposuction, head, neck, and skin cancer reconstruction, and hand surgery. He also has expertise in surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, including facelift, eyelid lift, necklift, soft-tissue filler, Botox® Cosmetic, and laser skin treatments. Dr. Schmid’s leading-edge training in microsurgery makes it possible for him to offer patients the latest, most effective procedures for breast reconstruction, including autologous tissue flap reconstruction techniques (DIEP, SIEA, TRAM, and TUG) and implant-based reconstruction.

Dr. Schmid is adept at achieving natural, beautiful results for his patients. He listens carefully to each patient’s goals and concerns to develop a plan that maximizes his expertise and addresses his patient’s desires.

Dr. Schmid is the author or coauthor of articles about plastic and reconstructive surgery, which are published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, and Current Orthopedic Practice. A gifted speaker, he has participated in local, regional, national, and international invited presentations in his field. He is a member of the American Medical Association, Wisconsin Medical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Anthropology Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

To his credit, Dr. Schmid has been a volunteer surgeon for Nicaplast, a volunteer plastic surgery mission for children in Nicaragua. He also has volunteered for St. Martin House and Habitat for Humanity in Madison, Wisconsin, the National Youth Leadership Forum in Chicago, and Project HOME in Philadelphia.

When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Schmid enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, cycling, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and traveling. A percussionist and pianist, he also enjoys making and listening to music.


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