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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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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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How Mommy Makeover surgery benefits Moms psychologically!

Mothers, by their nature, are GIVERS.  We take care of our children, our husbands, our coworkers, other family members, friends…  all before we think of ourselves.  It is rare for a Mom to schedule time or activities just for herself, without feeling some degree of guilt or considering that she […]

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