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7th generation breast implants: softer, safer, less ripply!

In the last few months, two new implants have become available, to our patients’ benefit!  In the United States, we previously had the 5th generation of silicone gel breast implants, available from the mid-1990s onward.  Learn about the history of augmenting breasts with all sorts of foreign material to the […]

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ALCL and breast implants? The rare incidence of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Recently, the media caught on to a story (that is not really new) about an extremely rare condition associated with breast implants known as breast implant-associated (BIA)-ALCL. If you have a breast augmentation or implant-based breast cancer reconstruction, DON’T PANIC! Some quick facts about BIA-ALCL: BIA-ALCL is not a breast […]

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What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover, in reality, is a clever marketing term – it traditionally refers to combined cosmetic surgery of the breasts (most often an augmentation, or “boob job”) with a tummy tuck in a woman who has had children and wishes to regain her pre-pregnancy figure. A Mommy Makeover is […]

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Breast Revision for Implant-Related Complications

In my previous blog post, I highlighted several common reasons women seek breast revision surgery. Since many of these reasons pertained to rare but potential implant-related complications, I would like to focus on how resolving these particular concerns via breast revision should be approached. The conditions of symmastia (also known as […]

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What You Need to Know About Breast Revision Surgery

Before scheduling any revision to previous breast surgery, every Plastic Surgery patient should do her homework! Breast revision surgery often is quite complex, and it is much more involved than simple primary cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the breasts. A “primary procedure” refers to a cosmetic breast augmentation, breast lift, or […]

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BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day 2016 in San Francisco!

2016 marks the 5th time I have hosted the only San Francisco Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day event.  And this year topped all the others! BRA Day Eve at Pure Barre San Rafael We started off celebrating breast reconstruction awareness by hosting our second annual private fitness class at Pure Barre […]

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Only BRA Day Event in San Francisco and Bay Area to Be Hosted by Dr. Karen Horton

Karen Horton, MD is hosting the fifth annual BRA Day event at her San Francisco practice.

Dr. Karen Horton is set to host an event for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day at her San Francisco practice to shed light on various reconstructive options for women facing breast cancer. San Francisco, CA — From 12–2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016, Dr. Karen Horton and her team are […]

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