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Why do I offer breast reconstruction? Hear why, in a patient’s words.

The following is a message from one of my patients who underwent bilateral skin-sparing mastectomies and immediate microsurgical breast reconstruction with DIEP flaps.   Words like hers are the exact reason why performing breast reconstruction (even though insurance reimbursements are SO poor it is not financially smart to do reconstruction surgery […]

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10 things to know before having Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery

This is a WONDERFUL article written by a woman who has had “Mommy Makeover” surgery.   Although this is not MY patient, the author is an excellent writer.  I believe she sums up her experience in a lighthearted and sincere manner.  Anyone considering a Mommy Makeover can benefit from reading this blog to help prepare […]

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Nipples & Plastic Surgery – What is normal, what can be changed?

I love giving interviews for magazines!  Why?  Because there is so much MISinformation and BAD information out there about Plastic Surgery, cosmetic procedures and the latest trends in beauty.  I want to help EDUCATE the public about what is real, what is not, and when you should/shouldn’t have surgery. My […]

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“Goldilocks” 8th generation breast implants: Not too ripply, not too firm, just right.

The last few years have seen some major advances in the types and styles of breast implants available to women in the U.S.  While other devices are commonly available in other countries like Canada (where I trained) and Europe, the FDA has strict regulations that generally take longer for devices […]

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

  UPDATED 1/5/18:  Here is the most recently updated facts about ALCL and breast implants: Latest Information on ALCL:  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated the public information on its website about breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). We have known about this disease for […]

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2017 was a busy year educating about Plastic Surgery.. What will 2018 bring?

2017 was a busy year for my practice, both for Plastic Surgery procedures and non-surgical cosmetic procedures with the Bay Area’s “gentle injector”, Emily Sespaniak. When I wasn’t doing surgery, I traveled across the country to share my knowledge and opinions with other Plastic Surgery colleagues, Residents, Fellows, Medical Students […]

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Can Clear + Brilliant™ Laser Treatment Be Paired with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

Laser skin rejuvenation with the Clear + Brilliant™ system is an excellent preventative treatment for those in their 20s and 30s. It pairs perfectly with other treatments that provide anti-aging effects. BOTOX® Cosmetic, for example, can help smooth wrinkles caused by overactive facial muscles. When combined with a Clear + […]

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What Aftercare Is Involved in the Clear + Brilliant™ Recovery?

Laser skin rejuvenation with the Clear + Brilliant™ system is designed to improve the tone and texture of skin for a more even and youthful-looking complexion. Many people seek the non-ablative treatment because there is no downtime involved. This allows them to get back to their daily routine without the […]

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Today I am thankful for…

It’s Thanksgiving week, and while others have the week off school or work, I am busier than ever. Why? Plastic Surgery is crazy busy right before the holidays!  Read the recently published blog post that Emily Sespaniak NP-C and I prepared for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons explaining why […]

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