For Patients Concerned About Textured Breast Implants

You may have heard recent media reports regarding a new type of cancer or tumor that occurs around textured breast  implants. The FDA recently updated information regarding this disease (Breast Implant Associated – Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)). The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is...

Allergan Breast Implant Patients

As many of you may be aware, one of the breast implant manufacturers, Allergan, has been asked to recall there textured breast implants by the FDA.  There has been an association of textured implants to a rare tumor referred to as anaplastic large cell lymphoma,...

Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation

The first implants were placed in 1962.  Throughout my training, I was taught to instruct patients after breast augmentation surgery to keep their arms down by their side, keep cold compresses on the breasts and bind the breasts with ACE wraps or tape to help...

Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Breast Reconstruction - I want you to know there are options! Imagine, you go in to get your routine annual mammogram.  They tell you they see something suspicious and they need to do some additional views.  Your heart is racing!  You’re starting to get scared!  They...

Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Silicone Implants first came out in the 1960’s.  At that time, they had a very thick inner silicone layer, covered by a relatively thick and tough silicone, or rubber shell.  When they were placed in the breast, they were very hard.  In the 1970’s, those...

What does it mean to be a “Board Certified” Plastic Surgeon?

Board certification was initially developed in order that patients might know that their doctor has met a certain level of training and expertise, has the base knowledge that is needed, and has passed exams, both written and face-to-face with other physicians in their specialty. Plastic Surgery...

Who Should Do Your Breast Enlargement Surgery?

I have been in the Evansville area, providing the highest quality plastic surgery I know how to do for the last 24 years.  And I have been around long enough to see other surgeons’ mistakes and poor results.  Patients need to know as much as...

Notes on Liposuction

Liposuction, or Lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and enhancing your self-image.  One of the positive things about lipsuction is that it is one of the few surgical...

Facial Treatments

Coming to a Plastic Surgeon can be a very difficult and daunting thing for many people to do, especially if they feel they are being vain.  They may go to a non-plastic surgeon because they may feel less guilty about seeking their services.  They can...