Posts From June, 2013

Silicone Breast Implants – Which Are Best?

Breast augmentation now offers myriad possibilities in terms of shape, size, and final appearance. Numerous options have emerged since the original round soft silicone gel filled implants were initially cleared by the FDA in 2006. We now have 3 different manufacturers providing multiple options in size, shape, projection, shell surface texture and cross-linking of theRead More


New Silicone Gel Breast Implants Approved for Breast Augmentation

The FDA has approved Mentor’s MemoryShape™ silicone gel breast implants, bringing to 5 the total number of silicone implants available for breast augmentation and reconstruction. As with other shaped implants from Allergan and Sientra, these are filled with highly cohesive silicone gel, are anatomically shaped, and may be used for breast reconstruction or augmentation in patientsRead More


Who’s Doing Your Botox?

The distinction between medical treatments performed in a doctor’s office and beauty treatments done in a beauty salon has been blurred by the advent of medi-spas. The proliferation of these establishments has been accompanied by an increasing number of surgical and non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures being offered that are well outside the scope ofRead More


Breast Augmentation – Newest Options

Women who have sought breast enlargement have been offered saline and silicone implants for years, but recently the types of implants and alternatives for breast augmentation have increased significantly. Traditionally, breast implants were only available with a round contour, silicone polymer shell and either saline or silicone gel fill. There was a wide spectrum ofRead More


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