Gummy Bear Implants Gummy describes the consistency of the silicone gel in Natrelle Inspira® Breast implants. A Breast Augmentation is the single most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. According to the American society of Plastic Surgery, over 300,000 procedures were performed in 2018, alone. The first-generation silicone gel filled implants were developed [...]
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Maskne The coronavirus era has led us to wear masks in public. While masks are a great way to reduce the spread of the virus, they often lead to an unpleasant side effect: maskne or mask-related acne. Let's take a closer look at what causes maskne and what you can do to prevent it. [...]
Breast Implant Illness (B.I.I.) The emergence of a group of symptoms associated with breast implants was first described in Japan in 1964(1). These systemic symptoms are now collectively called Breast Implant Illness (B.I.I.). It is speculated that a nonspecific agent (breast implants) causes an increase in either the cellular or hormonal immune system. Autoimmune [...]
Herbal & Dietary Supplements: A Problem for Patients and Plastic Surgeons Over 60% of Americans consume herbal supplements, teas, and dietary supplements to fortify their health. Just because supplements are marketed as "Natural" or "Organic" does not mean they are safe especially for the surgical patient. Because many of these supplements are not regulated [...]
What Are The Current Trends In Breast Augmentation? Considering breast augmentation to achieve a fuller bust line? You are not alone. Despite the growing interest in minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments, breast augmentation is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries each year. In fact, according to the annual report released by the [...]
Men Can Benefit From Plastic Surgery Too There are so many reasons for men to consider plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. We live in a world that places an importance on a person's appearance in social situations as well as in the job market. From a more balanced nose, to a more rested looking [...]
Dealing with Vertical Lines Around the Lips During a consultation the other day, I had a patient in her mid 50's ask about the vertical lines around her lips. She wondered where they came from, since she never smoked a day in her life. I told her that smoking's not the only cause. That [...]