Posts From January, 2011

Breast implants possibly linked to rare form of lymphoma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement today that there may be a possible link connecting breast implants and a rare form of lymphoma, anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL).  This is a very rare  type of lymphoma found in the breast in only 3 in 100,000,000 women without breast implants.  In women with… Read More »

Non-invasive liposuction alternatives (part 2 of 2)

The holy grail in liposuction and fat removal is a non-operative procedure that safely, effectively and permanently removes only the undesired fat cells.  Without pain,  side effects, down-time, or risks.  This would result in an ideally “sculpted” 3 dimensional contour. We are not there yet but there are a couple of exciting, new, non-invasive techniques that are… Read More »

Alternatives to liposuction – Part 1

The best treatment for excess fat is of course diet and exercise.  When a patient needs a little help they often turn towards liposuction.  Liposuction has a certain amount of risk, tenderness, and recovery that does not make it the “ideal” procedure for fat removal.  The “ideal” procedure for fat removal would; be effective every… Read More »

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… Read More »

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… Read More »

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