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Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time to take care of YOU!


Now that school is underway and we are all busy driving our kids around to school, after-school activities, birthday parties and sports, there is little time left for the parents! To which my professional prescription is: “Now that the kids are back to school….  it’s time to take care of […]

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BRA Day 2014! Photos from Dr. Karen Horton’s Bay Area San Francisco event


Today’s third annual BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day was a HUGE success!  We are pleased and honored to share photos of our event with you: A huge THANKS to all our attendees, and our sponsors of BRA Day 2014:  Allergan, Mentor, Sientra and Embrace Scar Therapy. What is BRA Day? […]

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Body image and breast cancer – an intimate link

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Are a woman’s body image, her relationship with her breasts and breast cancer treatment linked?  YOU BET THEY ARE! How are body image, self-esteem and our breasts related?   Women have an intimate relationship with their bodies, for better or worse.  No one has a perfect body, and most women feel […]

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Mommy Makeover details: Breasts, tummies, unwanted fat and more!

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What is a Mommy Makeover all about?  Does it always include a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck?  Do Moms have to be SURE they are not going to have any other children before planning surgery?  There are many common questions related to Mommy Makeovers, and Dr. Horton strives to answer […]

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Why is a whole month dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness?


Breast cancer can affect us all.  I bet everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer – old or young, married or single, a mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, coworker or acquaintance.  Both women and MEN can be affected, although less than 1% of patients with breast cancer are male. […]

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What sets Dr. Karen Horton apart as a Mommy Makeover expert

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We asked our patients “How would you describe Dr. Horton?”.  Here are some of their comments: Dr. Horton is described by her patients as “warm, welcoming, approachable, a perfectionist, skilled at her craft, and above all an ARTIST – exactly what you want when you are considering cosmetic surgery!”  See some […]

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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It’s October!  That means NFL football, lots of pumpkins around, getting ready for Hallowe’en and seeing pink ribbons everywhere!  October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. See a video put out by about breast cancer, myths and facts: A large proportion of my practice is dedicated to helping breast […]

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Dr. Karen Horton and Dreena Gonzalez, DJ from Wild 94.9: Mommy Makeovers & CoolSculpting!

Dreena getting her first CoolSculpting treatment with Karen Horton M.D.

I am very excited to partner with Dreena Gonzalez from the radio station Wild 94.9 to promote the Mommy Makeover and one of our exciting in-office technologies, CoolSculpting!  Beginning October 1st, the Mommy Makeover and my practice, a unique all-women Plastic Surgery office in the Pacific Heights area of San […]

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It’s Autumn! Time to take care of YOU & repair sun damage


Fall is HERE!  Now is a good time to reevaluate your skin health, assess sun damage and focus on yourself!  When they kids go back to school, many parents feel like chauffeurs, driving them around to their various activities and rarely taking time for themselves.  Likewise, those without kids find fall […]

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