Month: December 2011

How to select a plastic surgeon

So you’ve decided to take the first step towards surgical enhancement or rejuvenation. You want to arrange a consultation with a plastic surgeon. How do you begin? How do you make sense of the frequent advertisements and recommendations of others? I would like to give you some guidelines as to how to proceed. Board…

Recent problem with breast implants in France

On March 30, 2010, France’s health regulators issued a recall of all pre-filled silicone breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a company based in southern France. The breast implant recall is said to affect an estimated 35,000 to 45,000 women worldwide. AFSSAPS, the health regulatory agency of France, discovered an unauthorized type…

Recovery from breast augmentation in just 24 hours – How to know you are getting the real thing

In 2002, my good friend, colleague and mentor, Dr. John Tebbetts described an entirely new approach to breast augmentation. His procedure, which yielded a recovery from breast augmentation in 24 hours, is radically different than current breast augmentation techniques. What he created is a system for breast augmentation that is based upon the measurement…

Breast Implant profile: Low, Medium, High, Extra High – Which to pick?

Occasionally, during consultations, my patients have particular ideas about which implant profile they would like. For those of you who are not sure about what I am referring to, implant profile describes the way the volume within an implant is distributed in terms of its base width and the height (forward projection). A low…

Treatment of Gynecomastia (Male breasts) with the pull-through technique

While recently visiting Dr. Frank Lista, a colleague of mine in Toronto, he described to me a technique for treating gynecomastia that he described and has been quite successful with. The technique is called the “Pull-through technique”. Here’s the story behind the technique and the reason I have adopted it. The breast is a…

What is the proper incision size for a breast augmentation?

I have been asked by many patients about the length of the incision for a breast augmentation. Recently, one plastic surgeon has been advertising on the radio about his new “Stealth” incision technique. What is the story?? The bottom line is that all patients want as inconspicuous a scar as possible. This makes sense….

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