Dr. Leonard Hochstein is a world renowned expert in breast implant surgery. His experience with over 6000 breast implant procedures has made him a sought after expert to perform primary breast implant procedures, as well as provisional surgery on breast implants with a less than optimal outcome. Dr. Hochstein very much enjoys the challenges associated with the correction of poor outcome breast augmentation surgery, and our office specializes in these cases. Please take the opportunity to browse our web site to see examples of cases in which Dr. Hochstein has been able to turn a bad situation into something our patients can be proud of.
It is normal to be afraid and concerned about having surgery. Here at Dr. Hochstein's office we encourage our patients to ask a lot of question until they feel confident not only in Dr. Hochstein but his staff as well. Emotional support is very important when having plastic surgery and often times family and friends have a hard time giving the support that's needed due to a lack of understanding. Often times people don't understand how important this surgery is to you and how to deal with your feelings about your upcoming surgery. Because plastic surgery is elective and it is cosmetic, friends and family can become complacent not realizing how important it is that you have their support at this time. Also friends and family may have your best intention in mind, but not have the right information to help you along your journey. Remember this may be the only surgery you ever have, but here at Dr. Hochstein office we go through this with patients every day so it is very important to us that you feel comfortable not only with the doctor but our entire team. With this in mind we will do our very best to make sure your journey is not only a success, but that you receive all the emotional support you need.
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It has become increasingly common for doctors not to carry malpractice Insurance due to the rising costs and hard economic times. Here at Dr. Hochstein's office we feel that it is important to the patient as well as the doctor to carry malpractice insurance. In spite of the fact that Dr. Hochstein has never been sued for malpractice we are committed to providing the safest environment with full accountability to our patients.
NAME : Leonard M. Hochstein
PLACE OF BIRTH : Moscow, U.S.S.R.
DATE OF BIRTH : June 18, 1966
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I perform about 700 breast augmentation procedures annually. Let me tell you what I have learned from my experiences. Two of the most important decisions are the size and shape of the implant. I believe that the surgeon should assist in the shape decision but limit input into size when he/she sees that it is not proportionate to the patient's body. I have found that the patient's desires are the most important criteria. When you discuss implant size, forget about cups or CCs; these can be arbitrary and confusing. When I do a surgery I try to create a look based upon the patient's input. This is best determined by looking at previous patient results or sample pictures from magazines. The women can be in clothing or a bathing suit. If the look can be conveyed to me I am very confident in picking the right size and shape to make my patient happy. I will take some measurements during the physical examination in the initial consultation. These measurements are only guidelines and do not usually determine the implant size though they can influence the shape depending upon the look each patient desires. For instance, if a patient is going for a larger "look" but has a relatively narrow chest I might suggest using a high profile implant. This will give a well defined cleavage without it being too close or extending laterally in the chest; the inverse relation is true in that a low profile implant may be chosen to allow for a good cleavage approximation. I know that there are surgeons who dictate the implant sizes for their patients; I believe that this is a mistake because only the patient truly knows what is best for herself and her lifestyle. I think the surgeon should only influence the decision in situations when a certain implant size is not possible due to physical limitations.
Miami Florida is home to world renown and board certified plastic surgeon Leonard M. Hochstein. Specializing in all forms of breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lifts, and breast revision, Dr. Hochstein also specializes in delivering the service and quality you deserve.
Conveniently located 20 minutes South from Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 20 minutes North from Miami International Airport, Dr. Hochstein welcomes patients from as far away as Australia, Europe, Canada , South America, and the Caribbean.
This website was designed to keep patients up to date with the latest information and techniques regarding breast implants. Feel free to explore the site and return to see updates as they are made.
We also encourage you to visit Dr. Hochstein's other website www.lhochsteinmd.com for information concerning other procedures you may have interest in.
Leonard M. Hochstein, M.D.
585 NW 161st Street
Miami, FL 33169
Tel: (305) 931-3338
Fax: (305) 931-3324
Monday 9:30 - 5:30
Tuesday 9:30 - 5:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 5:30
Thursday 9:30 - 5:30
Friday 9:30 - 4:00
Dr. Hochstein is on call 24 Hrs a day.