Category Archives: Breast Augmentation
FDA Draft Guidance on Breast Implants
This week the FDA issued a draft guidance regarding breast implants. According to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure with more than 300,000 procedures performed. Breast reconstruction after mastectomy accounts for in excess of 100,000 additional procedures. There are two separate issues of […]
Augmentation Mammoplasty and Detection of Breast Cancer
The issue of surveillance for breast cancer is an important one and understandably of concern to patients and their physicians. The literature indicates that woman who have undergone augmentation mammoplasty do not run a higher risk of breast cancer or present at a later stage. Nevertheless, many surgeons recommend the subpectoral placement of breast implants […]
New Breast Implant – Is it Ideal?
When it comes to breast implants there is a new player in town. The Ideal Implant (idealimplant.com) is a saline implant that has the feel of silicone. The implant has two separate lumens or chambers. The inner lumen contains most of the saline and its volume is not adjustable. The outer lumen which is the […]
Silicone Breast Implants Safe?
Some women choose to get breast implants either for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, or for purely cosmetic reasons. Before making the decision to get implants, most women ask whether they are safe. In the 1990’s, there was significant controversy about the safety of silicone breast implants and their alleged relationship to a variety of […]
Risky Business: the 24 Hour or Vacation Breast Augmentation
As a physician who strongly believes in informing his patients, I feel it is important that I comment about all the attention that the media has given over the last few years to fat injection to the breast. Most recently, that attention has been directed to the 24-Hour Saline Breast Augment and — by the […]
“Gummy Bear Implants” – What Are They?
Although silicone breast implants have gone through rigorous testing and scrutiny from the FDA and have subsequently been found to be a safe and reliable tool for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction, they have been unable to totally shake that negative reputation (unjustified, in my opinion) from the past. In reality, the silicone implants that […]