Silicone Breast Implants Safety: No Increased Health Risks

A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine examines the possible health risks associated with silicone breast implants. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, and last year alone nearly 300,000 women underwent the operation. There are known risks and complications from breast augmentation, with eitherRead More

Female Athletes and Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery offers many women and men the possibility of improving aspects of their appearance. Some procedures can be performed with minimal downtime, quick recovery, and great results. Female athletes are a subgroup of our plastic surgery patients and are also concerned about their looks. Their age ranges from teenagers to mature women, and theyRead More

In Honor of Veterans’ Day

In honor of Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I on November 11th 1918, we wish to thank and honor all the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country to defend our freedom. In cooperation with American Society of Plastic Surgery affiliated programs such as Iraqi Star Foundation, we provideRead More

Surgical Skills: Expertise in the Operating Room

All plastic surgeons are not the same. Their training, expertise, and skills differ greatly. Top plastic surgeons distinguish themselves not just by their talent and ability in the operating room, but by their thought process, judgment, and ability to provide outstanding results for their patients. Surgical skills take many months and years of repetition andRead More

Beyond Labiaplasty: Beauty Below the Belt

Feminine rejuvenation and beautification can focus on improving the appearance, shape, and size of the labia minora, the labia majora, and the clitoral hood. In addition, aesthetic considerations may include the mons pubis – the soft tissue overlying the pubic bone – and the inner thighs. There are several plastic surgery procedures, including surgery itselfRead More

Mammograms and Cosmetic Breast Surgery

The American Cancer Society (ACS) issued new guidelines today with respect to mammograms for breast cancer screening. The new recommendations, which apply generally to women with an average risk of breast cancer, advise women undergo their first screening mammogram at age 45, continue with yearly mammograms until age 54, and every other year subsequently. However,Read More

Fillers: Options for Best Results

We’ve come a long way since collagen was the only injectable product available for filling depressions and restoring lost soft tissue volume. With the advent of hyaluronic acid (HA) injectables such as Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, and Belotero, we have seen a significant increase in the number and types of fillers cosmetic surgeons have at theirRead More

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

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