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BIA-ALCL Safety Advisory

Below is an update from The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  As always, if you have any questions concerning your existing implants, please call our office.       Dear Colleagues:For nearly a decade, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have been working collaboratively to keep plastic surgeons informed of the latest information on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Through our research foundations, journals, educational activities, joint communications and the PROFILE registry, we strive to increase awareness of BIA-ALCL across our specialty and throughout the house of medicine. Though BIA-ALCL is uncommon, recognizing the symptoms and treatment protocols of this lymphoma is vital to maintaining the safety of our patients and...

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4 Things to Consider When Researching a Plastic Surgeon 

In November, I wrote about what is involved in a “Mommy Makeover” and who the ideal candidate is for this increasingly popular procedure.  But doing your research, and finding the right plastic surgeon, is equally important to ensure the best possible results. Below is a list of recommendations I have compiled for you to consider as you research your options:Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Each area of plastic surgery requires different skills so choose a surgeon who has experience in the procedure you are considering. Once you have narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, make sure it is someone...

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The Mommy Makeover

Move over mommies!The mommy makeover is not just for mommies. The mommy makeover is my personal favorite procedure to perform in plastic surgery.  So what is it exactly?  tighter abdominal muscles +  liposculpted tummy + fuller, more youthful-looking breasts = mommy makeover. Who else is getting the mommy makeover? Bariatric patients after massive weight loss (to remove the excess sagging skin)Women after twins or tripletsWomen with diastasis recti (separation of the abdomen muscle)Women who have had multiple abdominal surgeries which can cause sagging skin and an uneven lumpy appearance.  The truth is, mommy makeover candidates include anyone who wants the physical transformation provided by combining a tummy tuck, liposuction, and cosmetic breast surgery.  Breast surgery can be an augmentation (smaller or bigger) with or without a breast lift.Who is...

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What is a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:Aging Heredity Pregnancy Prior surgery Significant fluctuations in weightWhat tummy tuck surgery can't do A tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program.Although the results of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant...

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Do you wish you had a zipper on the back of your neck to tighten it?

Have you ever been caught pinching the skin at the sides of your neck or at the back of the neck and say, "if I could just pinch like this my neck and jowls would disappear and I would look younger”.  If only it was that simple.  The skin on the neck gradually looses its elasticity and collagen as we age and we end up with hanging and sagging skin that is unattractive.What can we do to tighten it?Facial exercises?  Not really.  Facials, creams, peels, botox and fillers?  Well, they can help but likely won't achieve the results you are looking to gain.  This is why the beauty industry is a 6 billion dollar market.  So what should you use?  There is no one answer...