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Out of Town Patients

This week I saw several patients from out of the immediate southern New Jersey area.  One prospective breast augmentation patient drove in from Ohio, there was one from Brooklyn, New York, there were a few from North Jersey and Pennsylvania, but the winner on my schedule was from up in...

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Old Blog/New Blog

I had a blog up until about 2 years ago that was filled with great information about plastic surgery.  Unfortunately I had switched website vendors and in the process all of my thoughts and writings that I had put out over the years has seemingly been lost.  I am in...

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What is Exparel?

It is rare that I find something new in plastic surgery that makes me say “Wow!” When I heard about FDA approval of this new medication I truly hoped that it would work and wasn’t just hype. I contacted the company that distributes the drug to get more information, met...

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Botox Cosmetic turns 10 years old!

A large amount of press has been circulating this week about the Botox Cosmetic 10th Anniversary. Botox was originally introduced in 1989 FDA approved as Botox and then in 2002 as Botox Cosmetic. Over 2300 studies attest to its safety. Since 2002, over 11 million treatments are estimated to have...

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Pink Gloves

As you are likely aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many pink ribbons are around this month to bring heightened awareness to this cause. Despite advances in treatment, breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women other than skin cancer. One in 36 women die from breast...

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How much do Breast Implants Weigh?

An interesting question that I was asked once again yesterday is “How much do my implants weigh?” Most women that get breast implants care about what they look like and many of them are prisoners to a scale. I get called quite frequently a day or two after surgery by...

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FDA Issues Breast Implant Safety Warning

Today, the FDA issued a warning about the safety of breast implants. The concern is over a very small link between anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and breast implants. 34 identified cases of ALCL were FDA reported since 1989. The warning describes ALCL in 1 out of 500,000 women per year in...

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