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

Younger Patients Seek Cosmetic Procedures

Plastic surgeons have performed operations on patients of all ages, with the bulk of surgery on young patients being reconstructive in nature for acquired or congenital deformities. Rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, may be indicated for girls as young as 16 years of age, and are acceptable in appropriately selected candidates in that age group. OtherRead More

Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

When it comes to finding a great plastic surgeon, patients in NYC are lucky to have some outstanding choices. If you’re thinking about undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure, do your research before proceeding with surgery. Meeting with the surgeon is essential in establishing a professional relationship based on trust and developing a subjective personal response.Read More

In Time for Summer – Plastic Surgery Options

With Memorial Day upon us, the the unofficial start of summer has arrived. As you emerge from a long cold winter and spring, you may not have been motivated to get your “beach body” in the best shape. If you want a flat tummy and toned muscles before your summer vacation, then here are aRead More

Breast Implants, Mammography and Cancer

Numerous epidemiologic studies have sought to establish whether women who have undergone cosmetic breast augmentation are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The conclusion of these studies is that breast implants do not increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. A recent study from Canada (1) analyzed whether breast cancer is diagnosed at aRead More

Breast Augmentation Boosts Self-Esteem

Breast enhancement with saline or silicone breast implants has obvious physical results, and a new study (1) in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery evaluates the potential psychological benefits of the procedure. In its review of over 200 cases of breast augmentation, the plastic surgery study found that in over 98% of cases, patients’ expectationsRead More

Silicone Breast Implants – History and News

Silicone gel filled breast implants that are currently used in plastic surgery for breast augmentation are significantly different from those previously available. The original implants that were manufactured had not undergone the rigorous evaluations mandated for medical devices. The FDA  imposed a moratorium on the use of silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast augmentation inRead More

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