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