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PIP implant removal

The PIP breast implant manufactured by the now defunct French company, Poly Implant Prosthese, has been surrounded by scandal and controversy over the past two years.  It was discovered that the company had been fraudulent about their manufacturing process, while manufacturing these implants with non-medical grade silicone.  This was at one time the third leading …

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Mentor “feel the difference” program extended

Mentor (the breast implant company) has extended their “feel the difference” rebate program. This was due to expire at the end of the month but has been extended until Dec 31st, 2011. Any patient with saline implants who changes to silicone is eligible for the $250 rebate.

Mentor is offering $250 for switching from saline to silicone

Mentor, the breast implant manufacturer, has a new program called the “Feel the Difference” program. They are offering patients a $250 gift card from American Express ® for switching from saline breast implants to MemoryGel ® silicone breast implants. Silicone breast implants can result in a softer, more natural, breast augmentation result. There are certainly …

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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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Breast implant infections are less common in an office based setting

Infection after breast augmentation can be devastating.  Most commonly, these cannot be treated with antibiotics alone and often require removal of one or both implants.  Unhappy patient.  Unhappy surgeon. The reported U.S incidence of postoperative infection after breast augmentation is around 2 -2.5%. There is a trend towards more aggressive bacteria causing these infections.  A …

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