It is a common misconception that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years. The truth is that if your implants are intact, soft, and in good position, there is no need to have a breast augmentation revision.
Esprit Cosmetic Surgeons works with Portland breast augmentation patients to meet their aesthetic goals—not just our idea of what the outcome should be. Together, Dr. Connall and the patient develop a vision for how the result should look and feel, and he leverages his expertise and years of experience to make this vision a reality.
A hematoma is a collection of blood beneath the skin that can occur when the blood vessels are damaged. The hematoma can be small and barely noticeable, or it can cause significant swelling and discomfort.
Allergan shaped-silicone gel breast implants were approved by the FDA! These implants have been available in Europe for over a decade. Sientra shaped gel implants were the first ones approved.
I recently attended the 2nd Technology in Plastic Surgery conference in San Francisco. The meeting was very informative, covering may key issues related to aesthetic and reconstructive surgery problems. Most plastic surgery meetings are about surgical technique- how to perform procedures in the operating room. This meeting was quite different. It was about science and technology to improve patient outcomes in the clinic and operating room settings.
The FDA released an update on the safety of silicone gel breast implants last week. This report benefits from additional data acquired from long-term breast implant studies and recent follow-up studies since silicone gel implants were release for general use in the U.S. in 2006. (The implants were never restricted from use in Europe). In addition, the FDA reviewed the current scientific literature related to breast augmentation with implants.
Last weekend I attended an excellent plastic surgery conference in New York City. The meeting was entitled; Breast Reconstruction – State of the Art. The meeting was held at New York University School of Medicine. It was great to be back at NYU, my medical school alma mater, for this exciting multidisciplinary meeting.