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Barcelona Breast Meeting 2015


I was honored to travel to Barcelona, Spain recently as an invited guest Faculty member for the 2015 Barcelona Breast Meeting:  In Search of Breast Surgery Excellence.  With over 350 attendees from 26 countries, this three day conference focused on oncoplastic surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the breast.  Two live surgeries […]

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Breast Reconstruction: Using Your Own Tissue To Rebuild Your Breast

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Recently, I was asked to be Guest Presenter for Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s two-part webinar series on breast reconstruction options. My topic was about flap-based reconstruction, or using your body’s own tissue to build a new breast. Over 480 people pre-registered for the event, and at least 100 participated in online […]

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In 2014 and beyond, breast augmentation reins supreme!

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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released its annual statistics report from 2014 and it reports that breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure among its members.  Only Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons are members of ASPS, as I have been since the early 2000′s as a Resident and […]

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Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco Says CoolSculpting® Can Be Ideal for Men

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Karen Horton, MD reveals how CoolSculpting® can be particularly beneficial for male patients interested in fat removal. San Francisco, CA — “CoolSculpting® has rapidly become the most popular office procedure for men at Horton SPA,” states Dr. Karen Horton, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco. As a non-surgical, […]

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Fat Reduction for Men: CoolSculpting® or Liposuction?

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Men interested in fat reduction treatment are often ideal candidates for CoolSculpting®. When administered by a CoolSculpting® Provider, this novel fat-freezing treatment can produce permanent fat reduction in specified areas without surgical downtime, recovery, bruising, anesthesia, incisions or the need to take time off work. Additionally, physical activities such as […]

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Vatican criticism of Plastic Surgery – It is REALLY like “wearing a skin burqa”?


The Vatican recently weighed in on my profession:  Plastic Surgery for women. This week’s headlines included the following:  “Vatican Report Calls Cosmetic Surgery A ‘Burqa Made Of Flesh“.  Another report stated “Vatican to women: Plastic Surgery hides natural appearance“. For the Pope to belittle the field of Plastic Surgery and […]

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Can CoolSculpting® Be Used to Treat Gynecomastia?


Gynecomastia, which is a common condition characterized by excess male breast tissue, can cause embarrassment or self-consciousness in men of all ages. Although this is often a normal phenomenon, gynecomastia can negatively interfere with the quality of life for men, making them uncomfortable removing their shirts when swimming, at the […]

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Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA