Understanding breast implant sizes: how to make the right choice

Good news: there are a LOT of options now for breast implants, which makes it easier to choose the size and shape that is best for each individual. The not-so-good news is that having so many variables can make it more confusing. Here is how to simplify the process and improve the odds of knowing… Read More »

Update on Breast Implant Illness: What we know now

Though most women are happy with their breast implants, over the past couple of years we have been seeing more patients requesting removal. For most it is a simple decision based on preference, but some patients are motivated by a pattern of symptoms that they attribute to their implants. This has come to be known… Read More »

The surprising reason why breast implants might protect against breast cancer

It’s an open secret that having breast implants is associated with a lower risk of developing breast cancer. With all of the recent concern about the connection between textured breast implants and ALCL (a type of lymphoma that can develop in the scar capsule), it is surprising to many that overall, having breast implants seems… Read More »

Subfascial breast implant placement: still fashionable after all these years

Most patients (and most plastic surgeons) think of breast implants going either under or over the pectoral muscle. Under is the most common, and the dual plane method is considered standard by many. In actuality there are four planes for implant placement, and in my opinion dual plane may be the most problematic of them. New research… Read More »

Ten Things to Know About Breast Implant Revisions

Breast augmentation remains an extremely popular operation, with hundreds of thousands of women having the procedure every year. Surgical techniques continue to improve, implants are better, and patients are increasingly well-informed about their options. But what happens when things don’t turn out as expected? Revision breast implant surgery is also on the rise, and has… Read More »

Breast implants by the numbers

Breast augmentation has held the top spot as the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for several years, with around 300,000 each year. Implant options, manufacturing standards, and surgical techniques have continued to improve. Different degrees of silicone gel cohesiveness are available, the Ideal saline implant is back on the market, and the implant makers all… Read More »

Beyond Informed Consent: Breast Implant Patient Decision Aid

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that patients considering breast implants receive more detailed information about potential complications and rare health risks that can occur. The new breast implant guidelines would require that standardized patient decision materials called a Patient Decision Aid or PDA reviewed with women to help ensure they understand the involved risks… Read More »

New issues with breast implants: Should you be concerned?

Breast implants are in the news again, with the US Food and Drug Administration having issued warning letters to two manufacturers, and hearings on renewed safety concerns are set. But before getting too caught up in the controversies of the moment, it’s worth looking at how we got here. Let me add at the outset… Read More »

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