January 2011

Silicone breast implant or silicon breast implant?

This is commonly confused.  Many patients email me with questions about siliconimplants.  A little gentle education is in order. At the risk of sounding too geeky.  Silicone is the combination of inorganic silicon with oxygen and organic side groups that attach to the silicon atoms. The amount of cross-linking or attachments between the organic and inorganic components is …

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Plastic surgery 2011 predictions

Its the time of year that we reflect on the past year and plan for the next.  The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) recently announced their predictions for plastic surgery for 2011. With economic recovery, facial rejuvenation surgery will increase. The popularity of cosmetic injectables (Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Radiesse, Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane etc.) will continue …

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