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Silicone Breast Implants: Silimed in the News

Saline and silicone breast implants are used for both breast reconstruction and cosmetic breast augmentation. Breast implant safety is a primary concern of plastic surgeons, patients, and the regulatory institutions that oversee their use. Silicone breast implants currently available today have been proven safe and effective as determined by the FDA. Strict standards are adheredRead More


Mommy Makeovers: New Ways to Improve Your Body

Pregnancy and circulating hormones during and after childbirth cause significant physical changes in women’s bodies. Even after they’ve shed their “baby weight” – weight gained during pregnancy – many women notice other changes in their appearance. Often, their abdominal rectus muscles stretch out, their bellies loosen and the skin stretches, and their breasts sag afterRead More


Liposuction: What Is Safe Limit?

Liposuction, or suction assisted lipectomy, is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure in plastic surgery to remove unwanted fat and improve body contour. Patients who are otherwise in good health, and who have areas of fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise, are in general good candidates for the procedure. Liposuction remainsRead More


See You In September!

It may not feel like it, as this last blast of summer heat blazes through New York City, but now that Labor Day has passed we have entered upon the unofficial start of fall. Hopefully we’ve all had a chance to enjoy some rest and relaxation, and are now back on track with activities, schools,Read More


Newest Beauty Benefit of Botox®: Better Skin

Botox® has been used by aesthetic plastic surgeons and dermatologists for decades to lessen the appearance of wrinkles on the face. The effects, although temporary and lasting only 3 to 4 months, are noticeable and result in a more youthful appearance. The product is used on facial muscles under the skin, reducing their contraction andRead More


Fat Is Fabulous: Antiaging Uses and Benefits

One of the first areas on our faces we notice the signs of aging is around our cheeks. With time, we lose the fullness and roundness that characterize a youthful face. Our midface becomes flatter, less curved, our skin becomes thinner and sags, fine wrinkles form around our lower eyelids and our laugh lines becomeRead More


Silicone Breast Implants and ALCL: Recommendations in France

Millions of women around the world have undergone breast augmentation surgery with saline and silicone implants. The currently available implants in the USA are safe and FDA approved. A very rare form of cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and has been found infrequently in women with breast implants. InRead More


New Options For Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation has been available for women for decades, and today we have even more breast implant options to consider than ever. Both saline and silicone gel may be used as filling material, and implants which were traditionally round also come anatomically or tear drop shaped to match the natural shape of the breast. OtherRead More


Recovering from Surgery: Best Outcome

As with any other surgery, there are numerous factors which can potentially impact the ultimate result of cosmetic plastic surgery. Ensuring the best outcome involves adequate preparation, avoidance of risk and appropriate management after surgery. A recent scientific journal article addresses the immune system’s response to surgery, and corroborates the fact that it is an intrinsicRead More


Plastic Surgery for Men in Higher Demand

Men are increasingly seeking to improve their appearance and maintain a youthful look as they age, and statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons confirm this trend. In keeping with taking care of themselves with proper diet, regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle, many men are also complementing their daily routine with skin careRead More


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