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Should PIP Silicone Breast Implants Be Replaced?

The PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse), a type of breast implants, were manufactured by a French company for approximately 20 years (1991 through 2010). The company was liquidated in 2010. Approximately 2 million pairs of silicone PIP breast implants were manufactured. The silicone PIP implants were exported to Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, […]

How Much Time Do I Need to Recover from Plastic Surgery: Part 2

There is no hard-set rule for recovery for any plastic surgery procedure. Recovery instructions are customized for each patient based on many factors, all of which are discussed before surgery. So, recovery time will vary from patient to patient. In addition to minimizing discomfort, there are other reasons that a measured recovery is important. Early […]

How Much Time Will I Need to Recover from Plastic Surgery?

Patients frequently ask about the time needed for recovery after plastic surgery. Fitting a plastic surgery procedure into a busy schedule can be a challenge. Recovery is a very broad term that means different things to different people, depending upon the patient’s vocation and life situation. Because patients’ needs for recovery after plastic surgery is […]

What Cost Considerations Are There When Choosing Silicone Breast Implants?

There is one additional breast screening recommendation by the FDA for patients with silicone breast implants. At the date of this blog entry, the FDA recommends MRI screening every 2 years for patients with silicone gel breast implants. The purpose for getting an MRI every 2 years is to detect implant shell rupture. Detection of […]

Can the Shape of My Nose Be Changed with Rhinoplasty?

The rhinoplasty procedure has improved dramatically in the last thirty years. Modern rhinoplasty techniques make outcomes more predictable and allow many changes in nasal anatomy that were difficult to achieve with older techniques. Rhinoplasty planning has also improved over the last thirty years. Many factors are taken into consideration when planning a rhinoplasty in addition […]

Breasts Are Sisters, Not Twins

Breast asymmetry is a common concern expressed by patients seeking aesthetic breast surgery. Breast asymmetry is the rule rather than the exception, meaning virtually all patients have clearly visible differences. Minor breast asymmetry is considered normal anatomic variation in most patients. Patients frequently voice concern that their clothes do not fit well as a result […]

Should I Get Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

Both saline and silicone breast implants have been used for many years for breast augmentation. Deciding which type of breast implants to choose can be confusing. Before choosing a type of breast implant, it is important to study available information. The best place to get this information is an in-person consultation with a qualified plastic […]

How Do I Get a Free Consultation?

Prior to getting any elective plastic surgery procedure, a consultation is obtained. We offer a free initial consultation to any potential patient seeking a cosmetic procedure. The initial free consultation includes a focused physical exam, a discussion of the patient’s goals, what goals may be achievable, and a review of the patient’s medical history. All […]

Do I Need a Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Plastic surgery patients frequently seek help to improve the contour of the abdominal area. Common concerns voiced by patients include protuberant (protruding) stomach, loose skin, poorly fitting clothes, limitations to activity, and skin rashes. There is no single body contouring procedure that is best for every patient. Plastic surgeons customize the procedure to fit the […]

Rare Type of Cancer Associated with Textured Breast Implants

In 1997, a rare type of cancer in the breast was first reported as a “case report” called large cell anaplastic lymphoma (ALCL). In 2011, this rare type of cancer in the breast that is possibly associated with a specific type of breast implant was recognized by the FDA. In 2015, a review article of […]