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...

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...

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...

“Shopping” for Cheap Plastic Surgery

I am continually amazed at potential patients who will call my office to ask about prices for various cosmetic procedures.  They will go to another surgeon who offers what they want at a cheaper rate, often only $50 to $100 cheaper.  They will spend more...