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Hyperpigmentation (Part 1): What It Is and How to Treat It!

Hyperpigmentation, also known as sun spots, age spots, dark spots, and ‘the mask of pregnancy’ (melasma), is one of the most common skin complaints I receive from patients (even more so than wrinkles!). It’s incredibly common because it’s really easy to get. The main cause of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. UV […]

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Important Information About Mommy Makeovers

A Mommy Makeover truly is an incredible and exciting spectrum of procedures! No woman is the same, and each patient’s goals for their post-pregnancy makeover are unique. Therefore, Mommy Makeover surgery is personalized specifically to each patient on an individual basis. As I tell my patients, “Your goals are MY […]

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Mommy Makeover Recovery

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?

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

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

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

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