Breast Implants

ALCL in the News

ALCL which is discussed in my blog a few weeks ago is now in the news and patients rightfully so have questions. Please see this great blog post by Dr. Karen Horton in California as it has great information! This video by Dr. Clemens is a very detailed excellent discussion....

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Allergan Natrelle 410 Implant Approved by the FDA

The FDA announced approval today of the Natrelle 410 highly cohesive gel implant.  These anatomically shaped silicone gel implants are somewhat harder than the currently available Natrelle silicone gel implant but will undoubtedly offer an exciting option for ladies considering breast augmentation. As part of the approval the FDA is asking Allergan...

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Breast Implant Revisions Aren’t Simple

When a lady comes to my plastic surgery practice in southern New Jersey for breast augmentation, we discuss that implants are not necessarily lifelong devices and that eventually a revision may be needed. The hope is that a revision is 20, 30, 40, or many years down the line. Unfortunately with breast...

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50 Years of Breast Implants

This Spring marks the 50th anniversary since surgeons began using silicone breasts in the United States. As they say, “everything is bigger in Texas!” In 1961, a Texas surgeon began the breast implant story! In 1962 Timmie Jean Lindsey was the first patient that Dr. Frank Gerow of Houston selected...

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FDA Approves Sientra’s Silicone Breast Implants

The FDA announced today that it had approved the use of Sientra’s silicone gel breast implants for cosmetic use in patients over 22 years old and reconstruction in any age group. This brings my New Jersey breast implant patients choices of implants from 3 different manufacturers. The more exciting news is that...

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