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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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Common Misconceptions About Labiaplasty: Part 1

There are several misconceptions that exist regarding labiaplasty. In this two-part blog series, I will describe many of these misunderstandings and set the labiaplasty record straight! “Labiaplasty is really painful.” Although the external genitalia is a sensitive and delicate part of the body, labiaplasty surgery is surprisingly straightforward and easy […]

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What Is Capsular Contracture and How Can It Be Prevented?

The most common complication after breast augmentation is indeed capsular contracture. However, this incidence is quite rare—I have only seen it in a small handful of my patients. Most patients do very well without any major problems! That said, as a proponent of “informed consent,” I aim to educate patients […]

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3 Common Breast Augmentation Concerns that Shouldn’t Have You So Concerned

Three of the most common concerns I hear during a breast augmentation consultation include: “I don’t want to look fake.” “I don’t want my results to be obvious.” “I hear surgery is very painful. I’m worried about not being able to exercise afterwards the same way I do now.” In […]

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