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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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Women In Plastic Surgery: Pregnancy Issues – Dr. Karen Horton shares her experience

Last year, at the annual American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Women’s Plastic Surgery retreat, Dr. Karen Horton was interviewed together with other women Plastic Surgeons about their experience with pregnancy during and after their professional training. These interviews were recently compiled into a series of YouTube videos, with the first […]

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