Category Archives: breast implants

Allergan Textured Breast Implants Recalled. What you need to know.

On July 24, 2019, the Allergan company placed a world-wide recall on all of their Biocell Textured Breast Implants because of their association with a type of cancer called ALCL.  For justifiable reasons, this has been the source of great worry for patients.   I have personally had correspondence with many patients in the past two… Read More »

Breast Implant Illness and Implant Removal

“I’m worried my breast implants are toxic and causing me illness.” Such concerns, heard rarely in the previous 14 years of my plastic surgery practice, are growing at a seemingly exponential rate. We are in the age of internet sharing where ideas, trends and fads spread quickly through Facebook, Instagram and internet forums. Having an… Read More »

True or False: Myths About Breast Implants

With breast implants being the most common form of plastic surgery available on the market, people can get talking and myths can suddenly turn into “common fact.” However, by properly understanding what is an actual fact and what is deemed as a myth, you can better understand if breast augmentation surgery is right for you.… Read More »

Large breast implants can lead to problems

For patients considering breast augmentation, one of the most common tips they will hear from previous patients is “make sure you don’t go too small”. This is true… if women are unhappy about their chosen size of implant it is most frequent that they wish their breasts were larger. Let me offer the counter piece… Read More »

The “feel the difference” special has been extended

Good news. The Mentor “feel the difference” program has been extended through June 30, 2012. This special offers patients with saline breast implants who are interested in changing to silicone implants a $250 gift card at the time of their surgery. Most patients with saline implants are quite happy. However, silicone implants are more natural… Read More »

Do breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years?

Patients occasionally present to my office stating they are 10 years since breast augmentation and need to have their implants replaced.  I have also had patients express one of their biggest concerns with getting breast implants is the cost of implant replacement every 10 years. I am not sure where this urban myth started or… Read More »

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 »

I need a breast lift, how do I know if I need breast implants?

This question comes up all the time. “If you want fullness, you have to have an implant”, many patients have heard. I would disagree.  A well performed breast lift.  One that does not rely on the skin to hold the breast shape.  Can have excellent upper breast fullness without an implant.  In fact, the fullness… Read More »

What are Gummy Bear Breast Implants?

Gummy bear implants are the newest generation of silicone breast implants used for breast augmentation. They are otherwise known as form stable cohesive gel implants and have been used for breast enhancement for years in Europe and South America, before recently receiving FDA approval in the U.S.  These implants were developed with two goals in mind: 1)… Read More »

Do breast implants cause stretch marks?

I have been asked a number of times if breast implants cause stretch marks.  My response has always been that it is certainly possible but I have never seen it.  I had a patient this week who actually did develop some stretch marks after breast augmentation. She is in her 20?s and is a light… Read More »

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