Lectures and Publications

Dr. Eisenberg, a Plastic Surgeon in Philadelphia, is a well-respected instructor and lecturer.

He has taught his I.D.E.A.L.® Breast Lift technique to his peers at a surgery workshop at Louisiana State University and lectured to plastic surgeons at meetings of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In September 2019, he was invited to present his technique to plastic surgeons and surgery residents at the University of Nairobi Medical School in Kenya.

Dr. Adan Abdullahi, a Kenyan plastic surgeon, invited Dr. Eisenberg to speak about his I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift procedure.

Dr. Eisenberg at the 2007 World Congress in Dubai with Dr. Jane Petro, then president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Dr. Eisenberg was also invited to present his findings in Dubai at the AACS 2007 Dr. Eisenberg at the 2007 World Congress in Dubai on Advances in Cosmetic Surgery. Among the audience were physicians from Argentina, India, Japan and Egypt.

He was a guest speaker at the AACS 2014 World Congress in New York. As part of the “Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast” program, Dr. Eisenberg shared his techniques and experience with more than 7,000 breast augmentations; other panel members included surgeons from the Netherlands, London, Beirut, Dubai and Buenos Aires.

Dr. Eisenberg has authored articles in prestigious plastic surgery journals, contributed to medical textbooks, and co-authored an award-winning book with his wife on cosmetic breast surgery: The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths. In addition, he is an associate professor in the department of plastic surgery at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and chairman of the Committee on Surgery and the Editorial Consultant for the Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.

Dr. Eisenberg is extremely honored to have been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons at the national conference in Austin, Texas in September 2022. The DFACOS designation is conferred upon ACOS members who have demonstrated their commitment to the practice of surgery, surgical teaching, authorship of professional papers, and participation in local, state and national organizations. Recipients also have adhered to the professional and ethical standards established by the organization.

I.D.E.A.L.® Breast Lift Publications
(Increased Dependability: Eisenberg’s Augmentation/Lift)

Dr. Eisenberg writes about the original technique he created in 2003 for Simultaneous Augmentation Mastopexy (a breast lift with implants, performed at the same time). With his staple-first approach, Dr. Eisenberg tailor tacks the breast tissues together in order to previsualize the final results – prior to his making an incision and removing the excess stretched skin.

Doctors from around the world have come to Philadelphia to learn his groundbreaking technique that maximizes the surgical results.

Simultaneous Augmentation Mastopexy: A Technique for Maximum En Bloc Skin Resection Using the Inverted-T Pattern Regardless of Implant Size, Asymmetry, or Ptosis
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
“Innovative Techniques,” Volume 36, Number 2, p. 349-354, DOI: 10.1007/s00266- 011-9796-7.  Click here to read the abstract.


Cosmetic Surgery: Art and Techniques
Springer 2013,  Author of Chapter 39 
“The Staple-First Technique for Simultaneous Augmentation Mastopexy for Moderately to Severely Ptotic Breasts.”
In his article for this comprehensive Atlas, Dr. Eisenberg provides precise step-by-step directions, with illustrations and photographs, for his IDEAL Breast Lift approach.


book1Augmentation Mastopexy for Moderately to Severely Ptotic Breasts: Previsualizing Breast Shape and Symmetry With the Innovative and Versatile Staple-First Technique
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Vol. 26, No. 3, September 2009




I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift Instructional Video

The Staple-First Technique for Augmentation Mastopexy for Moderately to Severely Ptotic Breasts
Dr. Eisenberg demonstrates and narrates his I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift technique. Click here to learn more and to purchase a digital download of the video. Run time: 2 hours. Language: English.

Breast Augmentation Publications

Does Overfilling Smooth Inflatable Saline-filled Breast Implants Decrease the Deflation Rate? Experience with 4761 Augmentation Mammaplasty Patients
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Oct. 2021. Volume 45, Number 5. p. 1991-1999. First published March 12, 2021. Open Access. Click here to read the article.

In this retrospective comparative study, Dr. Eisenberg proved that overfilling Mentor breast implants (smooth, round moderate profile) 10–13% significantly reduced the deflation rate.

Commentary: The Underappreciated Saline Breast Implant
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 2023. Volume 47, Number 2. Click here to read the article.

While both silicone gel and saline breast implants are available for cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Eisenberg details why he appreciate saline implants, both for the advantages it offers to the patient and the benefits it offers to the surgeon.

Textbook – Manual of Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery: Volume 2 – Breast Reshaping
Springer, First Edition,
December 2023
Dr. Eisenberg was invited to contribute two chapters to this comprehensive international plastic surgery manual that focuses on breast augmentation, tuberous breasts, and breast lift surgery:

The I.D.E.A.L. Breast Lift for Moderately to Severely Ptotic Breasts:
A Staple First Technique That Can be Combined with Breast Augmentation. Click here to read the chapter.

Tuberous Breast Deformity Correction:
A Simple Less-Invasive Technique Using Saline-Inflatable Implants for a One-Stage Correction  Click here to read the chapter.

Critical Decisions Made From Preoperative Measurements
The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2022

Dr. Eisenberg details a series of measurements that should taken be at a cosmetic breast surgery consultation to help determine which procedure could best achieve a patient’s goals. Measurements reveal the maximum breast implant volume that could fit, differences in nipple position and breast size, and the degree of ptosis, or droopiness. This information can help the patient understand what can be accomplished with surgery and allow her to determine if the aesthetic result will be acceptable.

One-Stage Correction of Tuberous Breast Deformity Using Saline Implants: Without the Need for Radial Scoring or Lowering the Inframammary Fold
The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Vol. 36, No. 4, December 2019.  Click here to read the abstract.
Saline implants, which are inserted empty and then filled, can expand and correct a constricted tuberous breast. Prefilled silicone implants cannot. Complex, invasive techniques are needed to correct the deformity when silicone implants are used. Dr. Eisenberg reports that breast augmentation with saline implants alone is less complicated approach that produces equally satisfactory aesthetic results.


Silicone Gel Implants Are Back – So What?
The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Vol.26, No. 1, 2009, p. 5. Click here to read the article.
There’s an opinion that’s asserted by breast implant manufacturers – and echoed by many physicians – that silicone gel-filled implants are better than saline-filled implants. In Dr. Ted Eisenberg’s opinion, “It ain’t necessarily so.” 



Surgeons Discuss Simultaneous Augmentation Mastopexy vs. Staged Approach
Cosmetic Surgery Times: Aesthetic Exchange Guest Contributor
April 2012

Breast Augmentation: Minimizing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV), Maximizing Patient Satisfaction
The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2008, p. 264


The Scoop On Breasts:
A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths 

Dr. Ted Eisenberg & Joyce Kirschner Eisenberg

Dr. Eisenberg and his wife, Joyce, co-authored an entertaining and educational book on breast development, breast health and cosmetic breast surgery. It has won 10 national and international awards, in categories including women’s health, humor and pop culture. It was published by Incompra Press in 2013.

In this Q&A book, the authors candidly answer more than 200 actual patient questions, in chapters on breast development and breast health, saline and silicone breast implants, choosing a cup size, breast augmentation surgery, breast lift surgery, and the recovery process.