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Recent Study Supports Breast Reduction Surgery in Teenagers

Breast reduction is one of the most common plastic surgical procedures performed in the United States. Large, heavy breasts can have a considerable impact on a  woman’s quality of life, and surgery can bring considerable physical and mental health improvements .  Teenagers with large breasts can also benefit from reduction surgery and the following review […]

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From the American Society of Plastic Surgeons : Frequently asked questions about BIA-ALCL.

1. Do I need to have my implants removed? No, the FDA has specifically stated that implant removal is not necessary at this point unless you are diagnosed with BIA-ALCL. Having symptoms such as breast swelling, a lump in your breast or armpit, persistent breast pain, a rash or any change in your implants should […]

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Athena Implants- Breast reconstruction with larger implants

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A Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Mentor Larger Size MemoryGel Ultra High Profile breast Implants in Subjects Who are Undergoing primary breast Reconstruction or revision reconstruction ( Athena) I am proud to be a principle investigator in this study.  For many years the FDA has limited the size of breast implants to […]

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The Dangers of Plastic Surgery Tourism

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Treatment of Gynecomastia ( Male Breast Reduction) in Los Angeles

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Gynecomastia or male breast development can be a very traumatizing experience for young men.  It is common during puberty for boys to experience some breast development and in a few cases it persists beyond puberty.  If the gynecomastia persists for a long period of time the young man may be referred to a plastic surgeon for surgery.  […]

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Breast reduction in Los Angeles : common questions answered

Breast reduction patients are some of the happiest patients that plastic surgeons see.  The relief from neck and shoulder pain is almost immediate.   There are some common questions that all reduction patients ask.  First – “Will I need a lift as well?”  Answer –  a reduction is also a breast lift.   The difference between a reduction and […]

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PIP Breast Implants in the United States

There has been a lot of news recently about PIP implants   and concerns that not only do they rupture at a rate higher than other implants but the silicone inside may not be medical quality.  Fortunately these implants  were never sold in the United States.  PIP did sell prefilled saline implants in the United States […]

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Timing of Surgery

There were several reports over the holidays about the numbers of cosmetic surgeries and even reconstructive surgeries going up.  Is this just a typical cycle or is this an indication that the economy is improving?   It is true that all hospital admissions went down during the past few years –  a direct result of the […]

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Visitng Educator in Ecuador

I just returned from a trip to Porto Viejo Ecuador.  This was a Visiting Educator ( VE ) trip sponsored by Resurge( Interplast).   The purpose of this trip was to work alongside residents in Plastic Surgery from the University of Guayaquil and to help teach them techniques in cleft  lip and palate repairs.  Visiting educator […]

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Seriscaffold Use in Breast Reconstruction

I am excited to announce my participation in an IRB approved  study using Seriscaffold for breast reconstruction.  Seriscaffold is a FDA approved silk based product which is used to provide soft tissue support and repair during the reconstruction after a mastectomy.  For patients who are undergoing breast reconstruction with a tissue expander  Seriscaffold is used […]

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