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15
Feb

Infections with Cosmetic Surgery. What you need to know. (Journal time)

This was a study of 129,000 patients. (yes. 129 thousand) looking at surgical site infections. It was a prospective study from 2008-2013.  They looked at infections which required a trip

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25
Jan

Journal Time: Can You Put in a Shaped Gummy Bear Implant Through the Armpit or Areola Safely?

Breast implants have more shapes than before. The style 410 gummy bear implant is shaped anatomically like a breast. It is slightly firmer (requiring a slightly larger incision), and it

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5
Oct

England blocks elective surgery for those with BMI over 30

This September (2016) the national health care service in England blocked elective surgery for those with a BMI over 30. For reference, if you are 5’6″, your weight must be

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15
Aug

En bloc Removal of a Breast Implant – What Does it Mean? And Yes I Do Them *When Possible

I do a lot of breast surgery. Not only am I a female plastic surgeon, I did an additional breast fellowship in addition to my plastic surgery residency. As an expert in

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27
Apr

Biofilm, Capsular Contractures, and Breast Implants. A new Journal article review.

I do a lot of breast implant surgery.  I drank the water on biofilm and its association with capsular contracture (a low great infection / colonization of bacteria) years ago after

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29
Dec

Journal time: Breast Implants and Risk of Breast Cancer. Meta-Analysis

This is a study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal January 2015.  “Breast Implants and the Risk of Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis of Cohort Studies.”  It is a study out of

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18
Dec

Three Things to Know About The California Breast Density Law

What does it mean when you are told you breasts are dense? Breasts are made up of a mixture of fat and breast tissue.  The denser the breast, the more

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13
Jul

How Much Fat Can You Safely Remove With Liposuction? Does it Vary With BMI?

Another great little paper out of my recent May 2015 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal.  “Is there a Safe Lipoaspirate volume? A Risk Assessment Model of Liposuction Volume as a Function

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23
May

Complications in Plastic Surgery

Yes. I said it. In writing. On the internet.  Complications happen. The best surgeon, the best OR, the best anesthesia can’t promise it won’t happen. They have a famous saying

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9
May

Has your skin changed after liposuction? 5 things to know.

Liposuction removes fat from under the skin.  When we do liposuction, frequently we use energy to help us: ultrasonic, UAL, laser, smart lipo, slim lipo.  Sometimes we use just traditional

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