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In a breast cancer patient’s words – Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate implant reconstruction experience

Breast reconstruction CAN and SHOULD be the silver lining of a breast cancer diagnosis. Although I am a Plastic Surgeon and a Reconstructive Microsurgeon, and I generally prefer to use the body’s own tissue for reconstruction of the breast (DIEP flap or TUG flap), in many cases extra fatty tissue […]

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What’s the difference between saline and silicone breast implants?

Breast implant shells and dimensions All breast implants have a shell made out of an inert polymer called silicone, which is an inert (non-reactive) substance.  Breast implant shell surfaces can be smooth or textured.  Smooth walled implants roll around subtly in their breast pocket, mimicking movement of a natural breast, […]

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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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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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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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Women in Microsurgery – Inspirational remarks from up-and-coming Microsurgeons

I am a proud Plastic Surgeon and Reconstructive Microsurgeon. And I am one of very few women in this field!  I’m an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASRM), and one of the founding members of the Women’s Microsurgery Group (WMG),  created as a subgroup within this professional […]

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Barcelona Breast Meeting 2015

I was honored to travel to Barcelona, Spain recently as an invited guest Faculty member for the 2015 Barcelona Breast Meeting:  In Search of Breast Surgery Excellence.  With over 350 attendees from 26 countries, this three day conference focused on oncoplastic surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the breast.  Two live surgeries […]

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