Sientra Silicone Gel Breast Implant Production Halted

Two weeks ago, Silimed, the largest manufacturer of silicone gel breast implants in Brazil was told by the Brazilian regulatory agency ANVISA to stop production of all their products.  Their products were found to be contaminated with particle of cotton and carbon.  In America, Sientra distributes Silimed, cohesive breast implants . (The two other implant…

When Do I Change Out My Breast Implants?

In the office today, I was asked by a patient if she should change out her breast implants every 10 years.  She told me she read that in a magazine.    It’s surprising how many patient will ask me this question because they were either told by a friend, read it somewhere or even had…

New FDA Approve Silicone Gel Breast Implant

The Scoop on the New FDA Approve Silicone Gel Breast Implants On KTBS Channel 3’s “News at Noon”, my monthly discussion was on Allergan’s the new FDA approved silicone gel implants.  In March, the FDA approved Allergan’s  overfilled silicone gel implants called “Inspira”.  These breast implants will be available in July. The implants differ from…

“The Perfect Breast”

  “The Perfect Breast”!! In the most recent publication of Plastic Surgery News (PSN), one of the articles was about a study published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (PSN referenced a online publication that summarized the study at Shape.com ) The study asked, “What is the prefect breast shape?”.  The answer came…

Breast Lift Procedures Outpace Breast Augmentation

4/23/14 The Surge in Breast Lifts! A clarification of the “In-Depth Report”.   The conflict of breast lifts vs breast augmentation became obvious when the phones of our offices in Louisiana blew up with women inquiring about breast augmentation prices and the type of breast lift procedure I perform. I kind of liked it, but the…