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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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Vatican criticism of Plastic Surgery – It is REALLY like “wearing a skin burqa”?

The Vatican recently weighed in on my profession:  Plastic Surgery for women. This week’s headlines included the following:  “Vatican Report Calls Cosmetic Surgery A ‘Burqa Made Of Flesh“.  Another report stated “Vatican to women: Plastic Surgery hides natural appearance“. For the Pope to belittle the field of Plastic Surgery and […]

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