Textured Breast Implants and ALCL

Posted August 13, 2019

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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Breast Implant Options

Posted May 01, 2019

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

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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Are My Breast Implants Too High?

Posted November 28, 2018

“Dr. Friedman, aren’t my breast implants too high?” I am asked this question at least a couple times a week.  And the answer is “Yes, they are too high.  But don’t worry; it’s normal.” All breast implants placed under the pectoralis major muscle will start out too high and tight.  It takes time for the […]

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Going Bigger With Breast Revisions

Posted November 08, 2013

Breast enlargement, including breast augmentation revision, is the most frequently requested procedure in my practice.  Now in practice in Plano for 18 years, I am on track to perform about 150 breast augmentations this year.  In large studies, approximately 95% are happy with their choice to undergo surgery, which makes breast augmentation one of the […]

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