Posts From September, 2011

Breast Reduction – Options for Minimal Scarring

Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is an operation designed to remove excess tissue and skin from the breasts and to reposition the nipples, creating smaller, perkier and more shapely breasts. Often patients complain of symptoms secondary to the weight of their large breasts, including pain in their neck, shoulders and back, headaches,Read More

Why You Should Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

If you’re considering plastic surgery, one of the most important decisions is choosing your plastic surgeon. With all the media, marketing and internet information about cosmetic surgery, it is not always easy to identify which surgeons are qualified to perform which procedures. Board certification is one attribute to look for, but what exactly does thatRead More

Teenagers and Tanning: Risk of Melanoma

Teenage girls who frequented tanning salons in the 1990’s account for a sharp rise in melanoma patients in their 20’s and 30’s currently being diagnosed with melanoma. Pre-prom tanning sessions are responsible in many instances for an increase in cases of melanoma seen in women now aged 25-34. Even a single tanning session can significantlyRead More

FDA: Silicone Breast Implants Are Safe

The chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, Dr. William Maisel, stated yesterday that silicone gel filled breast implants were indeed safe: “Women should feel assured that the F.D.A. continues to believe that currently marketed silicone breast implants are safe and effective.” This came after 2 days of discussion and testimonyRead More

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