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

Yesterday, the media caught on to a story (that is not really new) about an extremely rare condition associated with breast implants known as ALCL. If you have a breast augmentation or implant-based breast cancer reconstruction, DON’T PANIC! ALCL is in the family of other lymphomas, and is a very […]

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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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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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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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Breast Implant Massage – Why it’s done and why it’s important!

Following a breast augmentation, we teach our patients breast implant massage.  Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt! (Although we realize it looks a little strange to newcomers)… Moving the implant around inside its pocket is very important to ensure that the breast augmentation maintains a natural look, and it prevents the […]

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