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Textured Breast Implants and ALCL

Posted August 13, 2019 in ALCL, Breast Implants, Textured breast implants

What is ALCL? Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare cancer that occurs in somewhere between 1 in 3000 and 1 in 30,000 women with textured breast implants (saline or silicone gel). To our knowledge, ALCL has not been reported in women with smooth implants. How many cases are there? Five hundred seventy […]

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Replacing or Removing Breast Implants

Posted May 12, 2019 in Breast Revision

Breast procedures, including breast revision, are the most frequently requested procedures. In large studies, approximately 95 percent of patients are happy with their choice to undergo surgery, which makes breast augmentation one of the more successful cosmetic procedures. However, as with any other surgery, there are certainly risks, such as infection, bleeding, implant deflation, and […]

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Breast Implant Options

Posted May 01, 2019 in Breast Implants

Once you have decided that you wish to undergo breast augmentation, you will likely start researching your options. This can get confusing quickly, as there is a lot of information out there and every doctor has his or her own opinion. Here we will discuss the many options you have, and Dr. Friedman’s recommendations to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Implant Failure

Posted April 29, 2019 in Breast Implants, Implant Rupture

Following FDA restrictions on silicone gel implants in 1992, saline implants were the only available devices for breast augmentation in the U.S. until the approval of silicone gel in late 2006. Unfortunately, most breast implants do not last as long as the women who possess them. If you have undergone or are considering breast augmentation, […]

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Gummy Bear Implants: Separating Fact From Hype

Posted April 19, 2019 in Gummy Bear Implants

Okay, you’ve heard about the new gummy bear implants, and they sound really cool.  But what the heck is a gummy bear implant,  and what’s so good about it? Saline implants are filled with salt water.  Since they’re liquid, they are about as far from “gummy” as you can get.  Silicone gel implants, on the […]

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