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Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On “Face and Neck Rejuvenation” Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery

DoctorRadioThe Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio on October 9th focused primarily on rejuvenation of the face and neck. The various methods of non-surgical non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical options for improving the appearance of the face and neck in men and women were discussed. Cosmetic surgery procedures for facial rejuvenation including short scar, limited, and full facelift, along with neck lift, were addressed. Complementary, non-invasive treatments such as Botox to reduce wrinkles and fillers to improve facial contour were discussed, as well as microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP)chemical peels, and lasers for skin rejuvenation. Targeting discrete problems such as submental fullness and jawline jowls with microsuction to improve neck contour, and using fat injections to restore lost soft tissue volume, were explained. In addition to aesthetic plastic surgery of the face and neck, body contouring with liposuction and tummy tuck, and cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction were also discussed. Details of the different procedures, downtime, recovery, and potential results from each type were addressed. Risks and benefits of the various treatment options, minimizing potential complications, and the importance of choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic surgery to maximize results, were also discussed.


Dr. Hutchinson Discusses Cosmetic Treatments of the Upper and Lower Eyelids on Beauty Website Charlotte’s Book

Rejuvenation of the eye area is one of the best ways to help women and men look younger, less tired, and more well rested. Dr. Hutchinson was recently featured on beauty website Charlotte’s Book, explaining the different options for improving the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Her article on how to address droopy upper eyelids and under-eye bags and dark circles, was her latest one on the online health and beauty site that offers expert advice to help patients look and feel their best. The most popular treatment for the upper eyelids is the surgical upper eyelid lift, or upper blepharoplasty, which eliminates hooding by removing excess skin and fat, and creates a more open look to the eyes and more youthful contour to the upper lids. For the tear trough – the bony juncture between the lower eyelid and cheek – a variety of treatments including fillers and fat injections, miocroneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) and chemical peels or laser resurfacing may soften the tear trough deformity. In addition, lower eyelid lift or lower blepharoplasty surgically removes excess skin and fat from the lower eyelids and corrects unsightly under-eye bags. Dr. Hutchinson also discusses additional aesthetic non-surgical and surgical plastic surgery procedures to rejuvenate the eye area, such as Botox injections to reduce crows’ feet wrinkles, canthopexy to stabilize loose lower eyelids, and brow lift surgery to lift droopy brows.


Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On “Surgical and Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation” Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery

DoctorRadioIn this first fall 2018 edition of the Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, Dr. Hutchinson was a guest plastic surgeon for an episode focused on facial rejuvenation. Aired live on Tuesday September 11th, the show covered a broad range of topics, from non-surgical non-invasive to minimally invasive to surgical options for improving the appearance of the face and neck. Non-invasive treatments such as Botox to reduce wrinkles and fillers to improve facial contour were discussed, as well as microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) for skin rejuvenation. Additional methods to improve the appearance of the skin, with chemical peels and lasers, were included in the discussion, in addition to the benefits of prevention with sunscreen and avoidance of smoking. The popularity of minimally invasive cosmetic options that create a more youthful look, such as microsuction to improve neck contour and fat injections to restore lost soft tissue volume, was addressed. The pros and cons of aesthetic surgery procedures for facial rejuvenation with options such as  eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift, were discussed. Callers to the show were informed about the various combinations of procedures which allow for treatment plans individualized to each patient’s desires. Details of the different procedures, downtime, recovery, and potential results from each type were addressed. The plastic surgeon hosts reinforced the importance of choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon to obtain best results from their facial rejuvenation.


“Rhinoplasty” Is Topic of Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show With Dr. Hutchinson As Guest Plastic Surgeon

DoctorRadioDr. Hutchinson joined top experts in the field of rhinoplasty on Tuesday August 7th, 2018, when she was once again invited as guest plastic surgeon on the Doctor Radio Show on Sirius XM. Along with Drs. Sherrell Aston and Nicholas Tabbal in the recording studio in New York City, Dr. Hutchinson discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to rhinoplasty, or plastic surgery of the nose. Topics included: the complexities of cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty; “open” and “closed” approaches to rhinoplasty; septal resection or septoplasty; primary and secondary or revision rhinoplasty; techniques for reducing the nasal hump, narrowing a wide nose, lifting a droopy nose, decreasing the size of the nose, refining the nasal tip, straightening a crooked nose, and other aesthetic surgical procedures for reshaping the nose. Specific considerations for rhinoplasty in teenagers, adults, and older patients were addressed. Special surgical considerations due to prior surgery on the nose, existing scars, and underlying patient anatomy were also discussed. The pros and cons, risk, benefits, and alternatives of both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty with Botox and fillers were included in the discussion. The live show also covered additional surgery for facial rejuvenation with options such as  eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift, which may be performed concurrently with rhinoplasty. In addition, patients asked for feedback about breast enhancement and cosmetic breast surgery procedures such as breast augmentation with saline, “Ideal”, and silicone implantsbreast lift with and without breast implants, and breast revision surgery with removal and replacement of breast implants for problems such as capsular contracture and implant malposition. Callers who had already undergone rhinoplasty reiterated their general satisfaction with the results of their surgery, stating they derived both physical and emotional benefits from having a nasalplasty, and encouraging patients who may be thinking about improving the appearance of their nose to proceed. In turn, the expert panel of plastic surgeons reminded their audience to obtain consultations from several plastic surgeons who specialize in rhinoplasty, and to choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon for their rhinoplasty procedure.


Dr. Hutchinson Joins International Faculty of Top Aesthetic Surgery Conference

Dr. Hutchinson was honored to be chosen to join the distinguished and prestigious international faculty of plastic surgeons for the “Cutting Edge” aesthetic plastic surgery symposium. The conference will focus on facial rejuvenation and total body sculpting, and include surgical, minimally invasive, and non-invasive procedures. New York City will play host to plastic surgeons from all over the world who come to learn from international leaders and experts in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Hutchinson will teach and present to conference attendees as well as participate in group panels with other plastic surgeons to discuss various forms of facial skin rejuvenation with microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The symposium, now in its 38th year, is considered one of the best conferences dedicated to teaching the latest advances, techniques, and technologies in aesthetic plastic surgery.


Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show: “Plastic Surgery For Your Best Beach Body”

DoctorRadioThe live Plastic Surgery show on Sirius XM Doctors’ Radio broadcast from NYU on July 10th, and focused on the many non-surgical, minimally invasive, and surgical procedures that can help patients look their best at the beach, and beyond. Dr. Hutchinson was again invited as guest plastic surgeon on the show where she answered a variety of questions from callers, including facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, and body contouring options. Topics included a range of cosmetic breast surgery procedures: breast augmentation with saline, “Ideal”, and silicone implantsbreast lift with and without breast implants, and breast reduction. In addition, revision surgery such as removal and replacement of breast implants, and complications from aesthetic breast surgery requiring additional surgery, such as capsular contracture and implant malposition, were covered. Facial rejuvenation and beautification options such as  eyelid lift, faceliftneck lift, and rhinoplasty, as well as non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce wrinkles and improve appearance with Botox, fillersmicroneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP), and fat injections were also discussed. Body contouring options were explained, including liposuction, considered the “gold standard” for fat reduction and body shaping, and the pros and cons of non-surgical modalities.  Many patients who had already undergone plastic surgery described how happy they were with the results of their procedure and the physical and psychological benefits they derived from their treatment. Patients were reminded of the importance of choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in aesthetic surgery procedures in order to obtain the best results and minimize potential complications.


Dr. Hutchinson Explains Minimally Invasive Rejuvenation With Fat Injections and Platelet Rich Plasma on Beauty Website Charlotte’s Book

Achieving a natural, youthful appearance is feasible by a combination of different procedures. Two of the most effective and most popular are fat injections and platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments, which Dr. Hutchinson recently discussed on Charlotte’s Book, an online health and beauty site that enlists the guidance of expert professionals to help patients look and feel their best. In her latest article on plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Hutchinson discusses the rejuvenating benefits of fat injections and PRP treatments, which can restore lost facial volume and improve the appearance and quality of the skin. Fat injections – a natural alternative to off-the shelf fillers with the unique added anti-aging benefit of stem cells – are a minimally invasive surgical procedure that produce an immediate improvement in facial contour, by increasing cheekbone definition and lifting sagging skin. PRP can be performed either in conjunction with microneedling or as injections into the skin to promote collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. As an ever increasing number of women and men are interested in achieving a natural, more youthful appearance, these procedures offer noticeable results that enhance and improve features. In patients who are considering more extensive plastic surgery procedures, both fat injections and platelet rich plasma can yield additional benefits when incorporated into the surgical plan or as complementary minimally invasive treatments.


“Cosmetic Procedures For the Nipples and Areolas”: Dr. Hutchinson’s plastic surgery article published on ASPS Blog

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published another original article on plastic surgery written by Dr. Hutchinson on the ASPS blog, which is dedicated to educating patients on a variety of plastic surgery issues. The latest article is entitled “Cosmetic procedures for the nipples and areolas” and provides an in-depth overview of plastic surgery of the nipple and areola area that both women and men are interested in. These include nipple lift, nipple reduction, correction of inverted nipples, excision of accessory breast tissue and supernumerary nipples, improvement of irregularity or asymmetry of the areolas, and enhancement of the male chest. A wide range of conditions that may require surgery of the nipples and/or areolas include: enlarged or retracted nipples, widened areolas, large or hanging breasts, tuberous breast deformity, and gynecomastia in men. Other procedures that may involve some form of nipple or areola surgery include: breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation, and gynecomastia correction in men. Dr. Hutchinson noted that for some patients, performing an aesthetic procedure on what may seem like a minor physical feature can lead to significant improvement in self-image for both men and women. She also reiterated the importance of choosing an experienced board certified plastic surgeon for patients to obtain best results.


Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioFor a special edition of the Plastic Surgery Show on April 17th preceding the upcoming Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting in New York City, Dr. Hutchinson was once again invited as guest plastic surgeon on the live radio call-in show. A member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Hutchinson is one of a select group of plastic surgeons whose practice focuses on aesthetic plastic surgery. The show gives patients who are interested in or have already undergone cosmetic plastic surgery to ask questions about a wide range of procedures. The latest techniques and technologies including both surgical and non-surgical options for rejuvenation and enhancement of the face, breast, and body were discussed. A broad spectrum of topics were covered, including new types of non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments to reduce wrinkles and improve appearance – with new types of Botox, fillersmicroneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP), and fat injections. Special focus on plastic surgery for men including aesthetic facial and eyelid procedures such as facelifts, neck liftseyelid lifts  as well as body enhancement with liposuction of the neck, abdomen, flanks (love handles) and chest to correct gynecomastia. Many women callers were also inquiring about facial rejuvenation options such as  eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift; in addition to cosmetic surgery of the breast and body – breast augmentation, revision of breast augmentation and removal and replacement of saline, “Ideal”, and silicone implantsbreast liftbreast reductionliposuction, and tummy tuck.


FDA Releases Update On Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), is an extremely rare type of lymphoma that may occur in an exceedingly small number of women with breast implants. The FDA recently released an update to their statistics, with a total of 414 cases of BIA-ALCL reported to date. The vast majority of cases is seen in women with textured breast implants, and primarily silicone gel filled implants. Current literature puts the risk of the disease in women with textured breast implants in the range of 1:3,897 to 1:30,000. The disease is even more rare in women with smooth breast implants. BIA-ALCL is not a type of breast cancer, but rather a unique form of lymphoma specifically related to breast implants, and breast implants have previously been shown not to cause an increased risk of breast cancer. PROFILE (Patient Registry and Outcomes For breast Implants and anaplastic large cell Lymphoma etiology and Epidemiolgy) has been established as a collaborative effort with the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as a registry to report and track any cases of BIA-ALCL.

A very small number of women who have previously undergone breast augmentation may develop BIA-ALCL, which usually presents as swelling or a mass 2 or more years after their surgery. The disease is treatable and curable, with treatment often involving surgery with removal of the breast implant and the capsule surrounding the implant. All women with breast implants should continue to have routine follow ups with their plastic surgeon, and undergo breast examinations and radiologic screening (including mammogram, ultrasound, and MRI as indicated). Most women who have undergone breast augmentation have no complications, and of the few who need additional surgery the most common issues are related to implant rupture or malposition, or capsular contracture.

The most updated information from the FDA on breast implants and the risk of BIA-ALCL may be found here.


Dr. Hutchinson Featured Expert on Beauty Website Charlotte’s Book

Once again, online beauty website Charlotte’s Book featured an article by Dr. Hutchinson as part of its series of articles by experts in the field of plastic surgery, designed to help patients look and feel their best. This article focuses on different aspects involved in the development of “cankles” and what methods are available to improve their appearance. This condition, which can cause thickening of the ankles and a somewhat unattractive appearance of the lower legs, is one of many problems that can successfully be treated with liposuction. Dr. Hutchinson discusses specific aspects of this aesthetic surgery, including what causes cankles, how the procedure to correct them is performed, what patients can expect after surgery, and how long recovery from surgery takes. Patients who undergo liposuction of the legs, or of any other part of their body, usually see significant improvement in the area(s) treated, and are extremely pleased with their results. Best outcomes are obtained by comprehensive evaluation prior to surgery, meticulous operating technique, and strict patient adherence to their plastic surgeon’s recommendations after plastic surgery is performed.


Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioOn March 13th, Dr. Hutchinson was guest plastic surgeon on another live Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery show which focused primarily on “Procedures to help you look your best for summer.” The live call-in show served as a forum for prospective and current cosmetic surgery patients to ask questions and be educated about myriad plastic surgery procedures. Scheduling aesthetic treatments and surgeries in the spring allows patients enough time to heal and look their best once warmer summer months roll around. Discussion during the session addressed both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body. The most popular topics covered included facial and eyelid procedures such as facelifts, neck liftseyelid lifts and fat injections to tighten loose skin, eliminate wrinkles, and correct undereye bags; breast enhancement surgery with breast implants in breast augmentation, as well as revision of breast augmentation and removal and replacement of saline, “Ideal”, and silicone implantsbreast lift, and  breast reduction;  body contouring with tummy tucks and liposuction of the neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs, and of the chest to correct gynecomastia in men; skin beautification with microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP); and other non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, fillers, and skin resurfacing with lasers and chemical peels.


Dr. Hutchinson Is Featured Expert on Beauty Website Charlotte’s Book

The most recent newsletter from online beauty website Charlotte’s Book, a modern resource for cosmetic health and wellness, and serves as a site for women who want to look their best, showcased Dr. Hutchinson as a featured expert on mommy makeovers. A mommy makeover refers to a number of plastic surgery procedures performed after pregnancy to restore and enhance a woman’s body after childbearing. Dr. Hutchinson’s comprehensive article discusses the many possible cosmetic surgeries that may be combined as part of a mommy makeover in order to help women look and feel better, including: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, nipple and areola surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), labiaplasty, and liposuction. In the story, she also discusses specific aspects of each aesthetic surgery, including what problem areas each procedure is designed to improve, what patients can expect after surgery, and how long recovery from surgery takes. Mommy makeovers often produce fabulous results and can significantly improve a woman’s self-image.


Professional Teamwork: Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon on Doctor Radio Dermatology Show

On January 18th, as an example of interdisciplinary collegiality between the medical fields of dermatology and plastic surgery, Dr. Hutchinson was invited as guest plastic surgeon on the Dermatology Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio. The radio show, which broadcasts live from New York City, focused on the newest beauty treatments and fat reduction options. Many topics were discussed during the live call-in show, including aesthetic surgical and non-surgical alternatives for looking your best. These included cosmetic procedures on the face such as facelifts and fat injections; skin rejuvenation to improve skin tone, tighten skin, and reduce wrinkles with Botox, fillers, lasersmicroneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP); and body contouring with liposuction as well as non-invasive options with freezing, radiofrequency, and ultrasound technologies such as Coolsculpt, Thermage, and Ulthera. Prospective patients were also advised on choosing a board certified plastic surgeon, with extensive training and experience, and expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery in order to avoid complications and achieve the best results.


SUPER DOCTORS® NAMES DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON A TOP NEW YORK PLASTIC SURGEON

TheNewYorkTimesSuperDoctorsDr. Hutchinson has received yet another accolade, being given the prestigious distinction of making the list of The New York Times “Super Doctors” in Plastic Surgery in New York – for the 6th straight year! The plastic and reconstructive surgeons who were selected “have been recognized as leaders in their field by their peers”, and represent a very small percentage of physicians who are at the top of their field in New York. Dr. Hutchinson was one of a distinguished group of plastic surgeons who ranked highest based on professional achievement and peer recognition. Only a handful of female plastic surgeons in NY made the cut.


“Looking Your Best For the Holidays”: Dr. Hutchinson Ends The 2017 Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show On A High Note

DoctorRadio“Live from New York, it’s Doctor Radio!” These words introduce each of the live Sirius XM medical shows, which air from the studio in New York City. On December 5th, in the final broadcast of 2017 of the Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio, Dr. Hutchinson was guest plastic surgeon for another informative session responding to patients’ inquiries about surgical and non-surgical cosmetic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body. Multiple topics were covered including aesthetic surgical and non-surgical alternatives for improving a person’s looks. With the approaching holiday season, the discussion focused on improving the way men and women look by undergoing treatments with short recovery periods. These included facial procedures such as facelifts,  neck liftseyelid lifts and fat injections; breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and  breast reduction; skin rejuvenation with microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP); and body contouring with tummy tucks and liposuction as well as non-invasive technologies. Prospective patients were also advised on how to choose their plastic surgeon, emphasizing the value of board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, training and experience, and expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery as recognized by membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).


“Plastic Surgery Procedures To Be Thankful For”: Dr. Hutchinson Invited As Guest Plastic Surgeon On the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioIn a special Thanksgiving season Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio, Dr. Hutchinson made yet another appearance as guest plastic surgeon. The live radio show on November 14th was recorded at the studio in midtown in New York City. Patients called in and submitted emails with questions about cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of the face, breast, and body. Multiple topics were covered including aesthetic surgical and non-surgical alternatives for improving their looks. The primary focus was on several issues: improving the appearance of their eyes, with an eyelid lift and fillers for the tear trough; reversing the signs of aging skin (loose, crepey, inelastic skin) with microneedling, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and facelifts; and options for body contouring to remove excess fat with liposuction. Other procedures discussed included breast reduction surgery, fat injections, neck lifts, and breast implants. As always, emphasis was placed on choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery to perform any beautification procedures.


“How Do You Choose Your Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon?”: Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioDr. Hutchinson was again guest plastic surgeon on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show. The 2 hour long segment recorded at the radio studio in New York City on September 12th was transmitted via livestream on social media in addition to airing live. The show offers patients from across the USA the opportunity to call in with their questions about aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the face, breasts, and body. The main topic focused on educating patients about how to choose a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in aesthetic plastic surgery for their cosmetic surgery. Potential patients from NYC and across the US were informed about plastic surgery residency training and advanced fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, in addition to key requirements such as board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Hutchinson answered questions about a broad range of cosmetic nonsurgical and surgical procedures. Many patients inquired about eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to improve the appearance of their eyes, as well as ptosis repair for droopy eyelids. Callers also inquired about facial rejuvenation procedures including facelift, neck lift, and rhinoplasty (plastic surgery of the nose). Aesthetic surgery procedures discussed included feminine rejuvenation with labiaplasty, and body reshaping with gynecomastia correction in men,  liposuction and body contouring. In addition, Dr. Hutchinson answered questions about cosmetic breast enhancement including breast augmentation with saline and silicone implantsbreast lift, and complications from breast augmentation surgery requiring removal of breast implants (explantation). Nonsurgical treatments discussed included skin tightening and rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction with microneedling and PRP, as well as dermabrasion, lasers, and radiofrequency; and fat injections and fillers for improving contour and restoring volume. The radio show offers an unparalleled educational platform for patients to query experienced aesthetic surgeons and to benefit from the extensive knowledge of top board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Hutchinson who specialize in aesthetic plastic surgery.


“Important Considerations in Eyelid Rejuvenation”: Dr. Hutchinson’s original article on eyelid lifts and other cosmetic procedures for the eye area published on ASPS blog

On September 6, 2017, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published an educational article written by Dr. Hutchinson which discussed improving the appearance of the eye area and addressed several important topics related to upper and lower eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty). Some of these issues included:

  • is eyelid ptosis present in the upper lid?
  • are surgical or nonsurgical treatments indicated to improve the lower eyelid?
  • is canthopexy required to treat a lax lower eyelid?
  • what is the best way to correct the tear trough deformity?
  • are prominent eyes managed differently during blepharoplasty?

Read Dr. Hutchinson’s advice about rejuvenation of the eye area and eyelid lift surgery here.


“New Techniques In Cosmetic Plastic Surgery”: Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioDr. Hutchinson was once again invited as guest plastic surgeon on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show. The original episode aired live and was recorded at the studio in New York City on August 8th. The show offers patients from across the USA the opportunity to call and ask expert plastic surgeons questions about aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Dr. Hutchinson answered questions about a broad range of topics from callers and potential patients regarding choosing the best aesthetic plastic surgeons as well as the latest techniques in nonsurgical and surgical options. These included skin tightening and rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction alternatives with microneedling and PRP, as well as lasers, ultrasound, and radiofrequency; and fat injections and fillers for improving contour and restoring volume. Aesthetic surgery procedures discussed included body reshaping with liposuction and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); and body contouring after massive weight loss with multiple procedures such as arm lifts, thigh lifts, and body lifts. Callers also inquired about facial rejuvenation procedures including facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), and rhinoplasty (nose surgery). In addition, Dr. Hutchinson answered questions about cosmetic breast enhancement including breast augmentationbreast lift and breast reduction surgery. The radio show offers an unparalleled educational platform for patients to query experienced aesthetic surgeons and benefit from the extensive knowledge of board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Hutchinson who specialize in aesthetic plastic surgery.


New “Soft Touch” Silicone Breast Implants Provide Intermediate Degree of Firmness

 

Soft Touch, Cohesive, and Classic Silicone Gel Implants

Natrelle INSPIRA Breast Implants: Soft Touch, Cohesive, and Classic Silicone Gel Implants

Allergan has added another breast implant set to its Natrelle INSPIRA® Silicone Gel line of breast implants: the new Soft Touch implants provide a medium degree of firmness, offering a middle of the road option between the classic silicone gel, which is less firm, and the cohesive (“gummy bear”) silicone gel, which is firmer and is also used in tear drop shaped implants. This newest type of silicone gel fill brings yet another level of possibilities to the vast set of options available for women who are considering breast augmentation surgery. Women may now choose among many different types of saline and silicone gel breast implants, which may be used in conjunction with breast lift surgery or nipple and areola surgery to address all cosmetic aspects of the breast. Dr. Hutchinson has extensive experience with breast augmentation surgery and will create a unique surgical plan for each of her patients in order to achieve natural, beautiful results.


“Fact or Fiction? Popular Myths and Other Misconceptions About Breast Implants Debunked”: Dr. Hutchinson’s original article on breast implants published on ASPS blog

On May 3, 2017, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) published an educational article written by Dr. Hutchinson which addressed several topics related to breast implants. Some of these issues included:

  • should breast implants be removed or replaced after 10 years?
  • do breast implants cause autoimmune diseases?
  • are breast implants safe during breastfeeding?
  • how many breast implant choices are there for breast augmentation?
  • what surgeon should you choose to perform your breast augmentation surgery?

Read Dr. Hutchinson’s general advice about breast augmentation surgery with silicone or saline breast implants here.


SUPER DOCTORS® SELECTS DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON AS A TOP NEW YORK PLASTIC SURGEON FOR 2017

TheNewYorkTimesSuperDoctorsDr. Hutchinson was recognized by The New York Times as one of the outstanding plastic surgeons in the New York Metro region for the 5th consecutive year. Published in the May 21, 2017 New York Times Magazine issue, the Super Doctors lists a select number of distinguished plastic surgeons, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons, who are “recognized as leaders in their field by their peers”. Dr. Hutchinson was part of a distinguished group representing the top 5% of plastic surgeons in New York, who received the highest ranking based on professional achievement and peer recognition. This recognition is the latest of many professional lists which repeatedly rank Dr. Hutchinson as one of the best aesthetic surgeons and female plastic surgeons in New York City.


“Plan Now, Look Great at the Beach”: Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioSpring is upon us and as the hot summer quickly approaches, women and men are preparing to shed heavy clothing in favor of shorts, mini skirts, and spaghetti straps. The most recent Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio was broadcast on April 11th, with Dr. Hutchinson once again invited as guest plastic surgeon. The show provided an opportunity for expert plastic surgeons to discuss sun protection and sunscreen, as well as a broad range of procedures aimed to improve the face, breast, and body. Dr. Hutchinson answered a plethora of questions from callers and potential patients that covered nonsurgical options and surgical procedures. These included skin tightening alternatives with lasers and ultrasound technologies, radiofrequency, and microneedling; fat injections and fillers for improving contour and restoring volume; and noninvasive fat reduction possibilities and how these compare with liposuction. Aesthetic surgery procedures discussed included facelift, neck lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction, body contouring after weight loss, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). In addition, Dr. Hutchinson fielded many questions on cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation, saline and silicone gel breast implants, revision breast augmentation surgery, complications of breast enhancement surgery, breast lift and breast reduction surgery, and inverted nipple correction. The evening provided a unique and extremely valuable educational opportunity for cosmetic plastic surgery patients to have their questions answered directly by experienced aesthetic surgeons such as Dr. Hutchinson.


“Juvéderm XC Vollure: A New, Longer Lasting Filler For Smile Lines

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Before and After Juvederm Vollure XC Treatment of Nasolabial Folds (Smile Lines)

The Juvederm family of injectable fillers includes several different formulations of hyaluronic acid (HA). Fillers are generally used to improve contour and restore fullness to the face. They are used primarily in the cheeks, lips, chin, and temple area to correct flattening and loss of volume, as well as in the lower eyelid in order to improve visible tear troughs and undereye bags. HA options include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma, and Juvederm Volbella. In early April, Allergan introduced Juvederm Vollure, as a long lasting alternative treatment for improving nasolabial folds, commonly referred to as smile lines. Juvederm Vollure may last longer than other types of Juvederm HA filler, with results reportedly seen up to 18 months after treatment. Injection of the nasolabial folds with fillers is an in office procedure that produces immediate results and requires no downtime. HA is a naturally occurring protein in the body, so no allergy testing is required prior to use. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson for fillers or any other plastic surgery concerns, please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400.


“Plastic Surgery Procedures To Help You Look Great for Valentine’s Day”: Dr. Hutchinson on the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioJust one week before Valentine’s Day on February 14th, Dr. Hutchinson – as guest plastic surgeon on the Plastic Surgery Show on Doctor Radio – offered plenty of options on what procedures produce immediate results and improve your appearance with no downtime. Topics covered the full spectrum of cosmetic surgery procedures for facial rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, and body contouring. Dr. Hutchinson spoke about non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures including Botox, fat injections, fillers such as Juvederm and Volbella, and microneedling with hyaluronic acid gel and platelet rich plasma (PRP). She discussed procedures to improve facial appearance, such as eyelid lifts, facelifts and neck lifts, tear trough injections, and skin resurfacing and tightening alternatives with lasers and ultrasound technologies. Surgical interventions such as liposuction and liposuction alternatives with radiofrequency and laser technologies for fat reduction were also discussed, as well as body contouring after massive weight loss. Current and prospective patients from New York and across the USA asked questions about treatments, results, recovery, and potential risks and complications related to both surgical and nonsurgical beautification treatments. The evening served as an excellent opportunity for patients to learn about aesthetic surgery procedures from experienced board certified plastic surgeons.


“How To Look Your Best For the Holidays”: Dr. Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon On the Sirius XM Doctor Radio Plastic Surgery Show

DoctorRadioAs one of the leading aesthetic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Hutchinson was again invited to be a guest plastic surgeon on the Plastic Surgery Show on Doctor Radio Sirius XM on December 6th. During the live broadcast, Dr. Hutchinson discussed all aspects of plastic surgery including the latest and newest surgical and noninvasive techniques. Entitled “How To Look Your Best For the Holidays”, the call-in show provided an opportunity for current and prospective patients from New York and across the USA to call or email with questions about both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. This forum offered a wonderful opportunity for patients to communicate directly with top aesthetic surgeons in NYC. The discussion covered both surgical options and noninvasive procedures for facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, and total body beautification. Dr. Hutchinson fielded myriad inquiries about plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, characteristics of different implant sizes and types (saline and silicone gel implants), the new Ideal or structured breast implant, breast lift, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, liposuction, upper and lower eyelid lift, facelift, necklift, scar revision, and secondary surgery or revisions of prior cosmetic breast implant procedures. Pre-operative preparation and post-operative patient management and recovery from surgery were also addressed. In addition, non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures including Botox, microneedling or micro skin repair, fat injections, hyaluronic acid fillers with Juvederm and Volbella, skin tightening, non-surgical fat reduction with Kybella, and body contouring with radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies were also discussed.


inspiracohesivesiliconegelNew Natrelle Inspira® Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants Now FDA Approved

Another type of breast implant has received FDA clearance: Allergan’s Natrelle Inspira® style silicone breast implant, filled with the highly cohesive or “gummy bear” silicone gel material. This newest breast implant is available in addition to the previously approved Inspira® responsive silicone gel implants. It offers the same high gel fill ratio and contains stiffer, less malleable gel which provides greater shape retention and more upper pole fullness. Like other silicone implants, it is an option in cosmetic breast augmentation in women 22 years of age and older who wish breast enhancement surgery, or who seek implant exchange. Given the large number of breast implant choices, make sure you consult with an experienced aesthetic plastic surgeon to discuss all your breast augmentation options and choose which is best for you.


Juvéderm VOLBELLA® XC is now available to increase lip fullness and reduce fine wrinkles around the mouth

volbellaPlumper, fuller lips are now within your reach with the newest dermal filler: Volbella is the newest FDA approved hyaluronic acid filler that increases volume in the lips, and also smooths out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Lip injections are performed in the office with topical anaesthesia and no downtime. Results are immediate and last for 1 to 2 years. Volbella offers the possibility of achieving beautiful, rounded pouty lips as well as creating a more youthful mouth by eliminating perioral wrinkles.


Dr. Hutchinson addresses “Plastic Surgery Myths” on the Plastic Surgery Show on Doctor Radio

DoctorRadioOn Tuesday August 9th, 2016, Dr. Hutchinson once again spoke about all aspects of plastic surgery as a guest plastic surgeon on the Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM Radio. The main topic was “Plastic Surgery Myths”, and the conversation covered a broad range of topics including cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Questions from callers and email inquiries addressed breast augmentation, saline and silicone implants, breast reconstruction, liposuction, gynecomastia, abdominoplasty, and facial rejuvenation. Non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures including Botox, lasers, microneedling or micro skin repair, fat injections, fillers, skin tightening, and non-surgical liposuction were also discussed.


SUPER DOCTORS® 2016 NAMES DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON A TOP NEW YORK PLASTIC SURGEON

TheNewYorkTimesSuperDoctorsFor the fourth year in a row, Dr. Hutchinson received the prestigious distinction of being named a Super Doctor in Plastic Surgery, including cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, in New York. The physicians who made the list “have been recognized as leaders in their field by their peers”, and represent the top physicians in New York. Dr. Hutchinson was one of a select group of plastic surgeons who received the highest grades based on professional achievement and peer recognition. Only 7  female plastic surgeons in NY made the cut. The results were announced on May 15th 2016, in The New York Times.


New You Magazine, “The Voice of Health and Beauty”

NewYouLipEnhancement-300x181“Lip Service”: Lip enhancement options in young women – Spring 2016

Dr. Hutchinson discusses a growing trend among young women: fuller, pouty lips. Patient selection and treatment options including fillers and fat are some of the issues raised in the article. Social media and images of models with prominent, luscious lips are contributing to the increasing interest of younger women in enhancing the volume of their lips in order to improve their facial appearance.

 



Dr. Hutchinson on Doctor Radio: Plan Now To Look Great on the Beach

Spring is in the air! And as Dr. Hutchinson said, “Summer bodies are made in the spring.” Yesterday evening on Doctor Radio Sirius XM Plastic Surgery show, Dr. Hutchinson discussed a host of plastic surgery topics to help you look better in time for bikini weather, from non-invasive to complex aesthetic surgeries. During the 2 hour long question and answer broadcast taped live, she addressed callers’ questions on a broad range of procedures: liposuction, breast implants, new non-surgical technologies, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, Botox, fillers, fat injections, and revision breast augmentation.


Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2015 Show Increase In Procedures

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed their national statistics for 2015, showing an overall increase in the number of procedures from the previous year. ASAPS reported significant increases in the following surgical procedures:

  • Buttock lifts
  • Fat grafting
  • Liposuction

According to ASPS, the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures last year were:

  1. Breast Augmentation
  2. Liposuction
  3. Rhinoplasty
  4. Eyelid Surgery
  5. Tummy Tuck

Botox and similar botulinum toxins, soft tissue fillers, and chemical peels led the cosmetic minimally invasive procedures. A significant increase in the number of men undergoing surgical correction of gynecomastia resulted in men accounting for 40% of breast reduction surgeries performed.


Dr. Hutchinson Kicks Off New Year On Radio Show

DoctorRadioTuesday evening marked the first Plastic Surgery program of 2016 on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and Dr. Hutchinson was one of the guest plastic surgeons on the expert panel who answered patient inquiries about a host of cosmetic procedures. Entitled “New Look, New You”, the show covered a wide spectrum of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. Breast augmentation, such as saline implants, silicone implants, breast implant complications and need for replacement; facial procedures such as facelift, eyelid rejuvenation and skin resurfacing; and body contouring with liposuction and alternative, non-invasive technologies were all topics of discussion.


Another “Top Doctor” Award for Dr. Hutchinson

Dr. Hutchinson was once again recognized as one of the best plastic surgeons in New York and given the honor of being named one of America’s Best Physicians. This high mark of distinction is based on Dr. Hutchinson’s stellar standing among her peers and incomparable service to her patients. The National Consumer Advisory Board bestows the prestigious award to only a select few plastic surgeons, who demonstrate “exceptional credentials, experience, and commitment to excellence.”


Dr. Hutchinson as guest plastic surgeon on the Plastic Surgery Show on Doctor Radio

DoctorRadioOn Tuesday October 13th, 2015, Dr. Hutchinson was once again invited to offer her expertise in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery as a guest plastic surgeon on the Plastic Surgery Show on Sirius XM Radio. The discussion began with “Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery”, and covered a broad range of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. Among the questions posed, issues relating to blepharoplasty or eyelid lift and rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, facelift, neck lift, brow lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, and abdominoplasty were covered. In addition, non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures including microneedling or micro skin repair, fat injections, fillers, skin tightening, and non-surgical liposuction were also discussed.


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October-Breast-CABreast cancer is the No. 2 most common cancer in women, affecting about 1 in 8 women in the US. Treatment options including surgery, such as total mastectomy, nipple sparing mastectomy, or lumpectomy with axillary node dissection, may be available to patients. In addition, breast reconstruction of the affected breast, as well as breast reduction, breast lift, and breast implants performed on the contralateral breast, may improve the cosmetic results following treatment.


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson discusses breast augmentation options in Cosmetic Town Journal: “Periareolal vs. Inframammary Incisions”

cosmetictown.com_In the September 21, 2015 edition of Cosmetic Town Journal, Dr. Hutchinson was invited as a top plastic surgeon with expertise in breast augmentation surgery to provide an article on breast augmentation incisions used for saline and silicone implants. In the article, which may be read here, Dr. Hutchinson addresses various aspects of breast implant surgery, including breast implant placement, tear drop shaped silicone implants, patient candidacy, limitations of periareolar and inframammary incisions, recovery from breast augmentation surgery, and results that may be achieved with surgery.


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson Speaks About Plastic Surgery on Doctor Radio

doctor-radio-sirius-xm-150x150The plastic surgery episode on Doctor Radio was dedicated to breast augmentation, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Hutchinson answered listeners’ questions about plastic surgery in teenagers, including rhinoplasty and breast implants. The arrival on the breast augmentation market of the new “Ideal” saline breast implant as the newest option for cosmetic breast augmentation was also discussed by the NYC plastic surgery panel.


SUPER DOCTORS® 2015 NAMES DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON A TOP NY PLASTIC SURGEON

TheNewYorkTimesSuperDoctorsDr. Hutchinson received yet another accolade by being recognized once again as one of the top plastic surgeons in NYC. New York Metro Super Doctors employs “a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The list represents the top 5% of the physicians in the New York region. The results were announced in May 2015, in The New York Times Magazine.


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson Answers Plastic Surgery Questions on Doctor Radio

DoctorRadioDr. Hutchinson fielded questions from callers about plastic surgery on her third appearance as guest plastic surgeon with expertise in the field of aesthetic surgery on the Doctor Radio show on May 12th. The plastic surgery episode on Sirius XM, titled “Treatments and Techniques for Getting You the Best Beach Body”, included both surgical and non-surgical options for tightening skin and reducing fat. Dr. Hutchinson and the other plastic surgeons on the panel discussed the newest cutting edge techniques for fat reduction and removal, laser lipolysis, fat freezing, and fat melting with medical injections. Other topics covered breast augmentation with saline and silicone implants, body contouring surgery, and avoidance of complications from both operative and non-invasive treatment modalities.


New Breast Implant Receives FDA Approval

An entirely new line of breast implants has just received FDA approval. Allergan’s Natrelle® Inspira™ series of implants offers a higher fill ratio of breast implants, thus increasing the number of choices of breast implants currently available to women to several hundred options. If you’re considering breast implants for augmentation alone, or in conjunction with a breast lift, and would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Hutchinson to discuss your options for cosmetic breast surgery, contact us or call our office at (212) 452-1400.


Happy New Year 2015

Dr. Hutchinson and her staff wish all of our patients a healthy and peaceful New Year. With the new year comes yet another accolade for Dr. Hutchinson, who once again made the 2015 New York Times SuperDoctors® list as one of the top plastic surgeons in New York City. We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing you with outstanding surgical care.


NEW! Skin Treatment for Face, Neck and Body

Dr. Hutchinson is delighted to announce the newest tool in reversing the signs of aging, now available as a painless, in-office procedure with no downtime. Our new Micro Skin Repair treatment targets wrinkles, loose skin, blotchiness, age spots and stretch marks. It may be used on the whole body, including the face, neck, décolleté and hands. Please contact us or call us at (212) 452-1400 to find out more information about this breakthrough advanced skin treatment or to schedule an appointment.


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson Guest Plastic Surgeon on Doctor Radio

DoctorRadioOn November 11th, Dr. Hutchinson was once again recognized for her expertise in the field and invited to join a NYC aesthetic surgeon panel to discuss cosmetic surgery issues on the Doctor Radio show. The plastic surgery episode on Sirius XM, titled “Techniques to make you thankful for your appearance”, covered a broad range of topics such as facelifting, neck rejuvenation, rhinoplasty, abdominoplasty and liposuction as well as treatment of gynecomastia in men. Non-invasive treatments discussed included skin resurfacing to eliminate wrinkles with lasers, treatments to diminish stretch marks, fillers for lip augmentation, and skin tightening options. Cosmetic concerns were relevant to a wide range of potential patients, from teenagers to patients in their 60′s, who could undergo plastic surgery to improve their appearance.


SUPER DOCTORS® 2014 NAMES DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON AS A TOP NY PLASTIC SURGEON

TheNewYorkTimesSuperDoctorsThe selection process for New York Metro Super Doctors employs “a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.” The list represents the top 5% of the physicians in the New York region. The results were reported in the May 18th, 2014 edition of The New York Times Magazine.


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson Guest on Doctor Radio Sirius XM to Discuss Plastic Surgery

DoctorRadioOn Tuesday May 27th, Dr. Hutchinson participated in the Plastic Surgery Show on Doctor Radio Sirius XM Channel 81. The topic of the show was “Non-Invasive, Minimally Invasive and Surgical Techniques to Achieve a Bikini Body.” She answered questions from listeners from New York as well as across the nation about a variety of cosmetic plastic surgery topics: liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast reconstruction, neck lifts and eyelid lifts.

 

 


Dr. Hutchinson Attends Go Red for Women Event in NYC

goredlogoThe American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women mission is “to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke”. Heart disease is the Number 1 killer of women, and accounts for the cause of death in 1 out of 3 women. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, regular physical exercise and combatting heart disease all greatly improve women’s health. Cardiologist Dr. Maryjane Farr of Columbia Presbyterian was specially selected as a luminary of the luncheon in New York City, and was recognized for her incredible work on behalf of patients with heart failure. Dr. Hutchinson was honored to contribute her support to Dr. Farr for her outstanding professional achievement.

 


New Plastic Surgery Statistics Released by ASPS

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Dr. Hutchinson Leads Scientific Conference at Lenox Hill Hospital

imagesOn Monday, February 24, 2014, Dr. Olivia Hutchinson gave a lecture to the Plastic Surgery department of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City for Scientific Conference. This educational monthly meeting offers attendings, residents and fellows the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of plastic surgery on various aspects of aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Hutchinson’s presentation was on the topic of Labiaplasty.


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson and staff wish all our patients and their families a happy holiday season and a healthy and peaceful New Year. We greatly appreciate your trust in allowing us to care for you. We look forward to seeing you in NYC in 2014!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Dr. Hutchinson and her staff wish all our patients a very happy holiday. Our office will be closed until Monday, December 2nd. The countdown to the New Year has begun – think about what your resolution will be for 2014!


Dr. Olivia Hutchinson Recognized as a Top New York Plastic Surgeon by SUPER DOCTORS® 2013

SuperDoctorsThe May 19, 2013 issue of The New York Times Magazine included a select list of physicians who were recognized by their peers as being exceptional in their specified field. As part of the selection process, physicians are asked to consider the question: “If you needed medical care in one of the following specialties, which doctor would you choose?”. Dr. Hutchinson was listed in the “Surgery, Cosmetic/Reconstructive” specialty. Evaluation of candidates is performed based on 10 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement:

  • Years of experience
  • Hospital appointments
  • Fellowships
  • Professional activities
  • Leadership positions
  • Academic achievements/positions
  • Board certifications
  • Publications, lectures & presentations
  • Honors and awards
  • Other outstanding achievement

Inclusion in the SuperDoctors® list signifies Dr. Olivia Hutchinson is among approximately 5% of plastic surgeons in the New York City area to have satisfied the selection criteria.


DR. OLIVIA HUTCHINSON NAMED IN SUPER DOCTORS® FOR NEW YORK

SuperDoctorsWe are delighted to announce that Dr. Olivia Hutchinson was honored by her peers and voted to Super Doctors® 2013, published by The New York Times Magazine. Super Doctors® is a listing of outstanding physicians from more than 40 medical specialties who have attained a high degree of peer recognition or professional achievement.


New Silicone Breast Implants

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With the recent FDA approval of a new type of silicone gel breast implant, women interested in breast augmentation surgery have more choices than ever.

“Surgical techniques for breast augmentation and breast implants themselves are continuously being refined, increasing the safety and reliability of the procedure,” reports the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). While there are two main types of implants – saline and silicone – there are considerations to be made for each one. For instance, there’s textured versus smooth implants and round versus shaped implants. Both devices may be implanted under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle

Saline implants consist of a solid silicone rubber outer shell filled with sterile salt water. This type of implant is usually inserted empty and filled at the time of surgery. One of the main benefits of this type of implant is that it can be inserted via a smaller incision than silicone implants. Although saline implants only require a small incision, they may not feel as natural as gel implants if the patient lacks sufficient breast tissue needed to cover the implant.

Silicone gel-filled breast implants have a silicone outer shell filled with silicone gel. Although silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may require a longer incision for implant placement, some people prefer them because they have a more natural feel. The newly approved “gummy bear” implants – also known as cohesive gel, highly cohesive gel or form-stable gel silicone breast implants – are a type of silicone implant. ABC News reports that the gummy bear nickname because when cut in half, the implant is stable and retains its shape, similar to gummy bear candy. These implants are available in round shapes as well as different types of teardrop shaped implants. They may be longer-lasting and maintain a more attractive and predictable shape. According to ImplantInfo.com, proponents of gummy bear implants say that other benefits associated with this type of implant include their ability to resist gravity, more infrequent hardening of scar tissue and the fact that they’re unlikely to leak.

One of the negatives associated with any type of silicone implant is that they may rupture without the individual knowing about it. Currently, the FDA recommends individuals with silicone implants get an MRI every other year starting with the third year after surgery to look for silent ruptures.

** Content provided by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). **


OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has designated October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and October 19th is National Mammography Day. ACS recommends yearly screening mammograms for all women in good health starting at age 40. In women who have a higher than 15% risk of breast cancer, breast MRI may be considered in addition to mammogram as part of yearly screening for breast cancer. Lifestyle modifcations such as limiting alcohol intake, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding being overweight or obese, and engaging in regular physical activity and exercise have all been shown to lower breast cancer risk.

Patients who are considering plastic surgery of the breasts, including breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants, breast lift (mastopexy), or breast reduction surgery may be advised to undergo breast imaging prior to undergoing any aesthetic surgery.


NEW BREAST IMPLANTS APPROVED BY FDA

The FDA has approved a new type of silicone gel filled implant manufactured by Sientra, Inc. These implants, in addition to the other silicone breast implants available from Allergan and Mentor, will provide a 3rd option for patients over 22 years of age seeking breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons as well as for breast reconstruction patients of all ages.

The approval is based on a 3 year study involving almost 1800 women, and is contingent upon additional follow up to evaluate the risks and complications of plastic surgery using gel filled silicone breast implants for both aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. Data obtained thus far supports the safety and effectiveness of silicone breast implants.


FRENCH MINISTRY OF HEALTH ADVISORY REGARDING PIP BREAST IMPLANTS

The French Ministry of Health has recently advised the estimated 30,000 women in France who have PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) breast implants to have them removed. These breast implants were not available in the US but American women who underwent breast augmentation abroad may have had them implanted. There is a reported twofold increase in the rate of rupture of the PIP breast implants, and health risks from ruptured or leaking implants are unclear. PIP implants were also sold in the UK, Spain and South America.

To read more about this story, please click here – as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Dr. Olivia Hutchinson and staff wish all our patients and their families a happy, healthy and peaceful 2012. We thank you for entrusting us with your care and we look forward to seeing you again next year.


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