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Mommy Makeover Recovery

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Following a Mommy Makeover, recovery and downtime will depend on a number of different factors, including the particular treatments received as well as the patient’s natural healing process. Some procedures involve a significant amount of downtime, like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). These Moms will need help with their children nearly […]

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Explantation: What happens when breast implants are removed?

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Breast augmentation is an incredible procedure, and results are usually fantastic!  However, breast implants are not for everyone.  I occasionally see patients who no longer wish to have their breast implants and are requesting removal.  Is a “boob job” reversible?   Explantation, as it is called, is a simple procedure […]

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Dr. Horton Discusses Breast Augmentation Trends & Controversies

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Our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Karen Horton, recently sat down to give her thoughts on “Current Trends and Controversies in Breast Augmentation” – a Plastic Surgery paper authored by Dr. David Hidalgo and Dr. Sammy Sinno. The paper presents and expounds on the results of a 35-item breast augmentation […]

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Breast implant revision – changing implants to on TOP of the muscle

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In my practice, I see many women who not entirely happy with their results after having breast implant surgery elsewhere.  Their surgery may be reconstructive, for instance after mastectomy or lumpectomy for breast cancer, or a cosmetic breast augmentation. Why are implants placed under the muscle?   Many Plastic Surgeons place breast […]

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Why Not Augment the Breasts with Fat?  Free Fat Grafting to the Breasts – A Warning

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Breast augmentation is a simple, straightforward, effective procedure where an implant is placed behind the breast tissue to augment its volume.  Sometimes an implant is required to correct the shape of the breasts, for instance in tubular breast augmentation. Breast augmentation using implants provides natural results.  The breast implant does […]

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Treatment of the “Double Chin”: Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

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Non-surgical treatment of neck fat with KYBELLA With the recent release of Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable that targets submental (under the chin) fat, questions have been raised about the pros and cons of the new FDA-approved Kybella injections (non-surgical) versus an in-office liposuction procedure (surgical). Below is a series of frequently asked […]

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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Highlights Benefits of Mastopexy with and Without Implants

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Karen Horton, MD discusses ideal candidates for breast lift surgery with and without implants, as well as how she helps patients choose which option is right for them. San Francisco, CA — Commonly known as breast lift surgery, mastopexy is a popular cosmetic procedure designed to elevate and reshape the […]

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