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Cosmetic Surgery in Melissa and Anna, Texas

        

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to the Melissa, Texas  and Anna, Texas communities since 1996.  Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano–just a half hour drive from Melissa and Anna.  Known for his natural results, Dr. Friedman specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

D Magazine has named Dr. Friedman a Best Plastic Surgeon for five consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years. While working on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial.

Dr. Friedman has also been a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background has helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Wichita Falls, Texas

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., a board-certified plastic surgeon, has been providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to the Wichita Falls, Texas community since 1996.  With offices in Flower Mound and Plano, Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.  A two hour drive from Wichita Falls, Dr. Friedman is known for his natural results in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

D Magazine has named Dr. Friedman has been named a Best Plastic Surgeon for five consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years. While working  on the full-time plastic surgery faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial.

Dr. Friedman has been a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background has helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

Editorial: Use of “Models” on Cosmetic Surgery Websites

Nearly every cosmetic and plastic surgery website displays images of beautiful patients that showcase the surgeon’s talent.  My website does the same.

However, many of these sites have a small disclaimer in the bottom right-hand corner of each photo.  Perhaps you should take a closer look:

Yes, each of these photos clearly say “model.”  Translation: these photos do NOT represent the surgeon’s actual patients.  I find this quite distressing.  If you’re going to shell out thousands of dollars to undergo cosmetic surgery, shouldn’t the surgeon be confident enough in his results to show his ACTUAL patients?

My website has hundreds of color images.  Each and every one of these represents actual patients upon whom I have performed plastic surgery.

I do have a few models on my website at www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.  But there’s a big difference between my models and theirs:  mine are actual patients who had surgery performed by me.  They just happen to work as models.

Dr. Friedman is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Plano, Richardson, Carrollton, and Lewisville areas.

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D.

Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Director, West Plano Plastic Surgery Center

Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas

www.plasticsurgerydallas.com

 

 

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Celina, Texas

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D., has been providing cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to the Celina, Texas community since 1996.  Dr. Friedman serves as the Director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center, located on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.  Only a 30 minute drive from Celina, Dr. Friedman specializes in breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, and Botox and Restylane injections.

Dr. Friedman has been named a Best Doctor in Dallas by D Magazine for four consecutive years.  He was also named a Texas SuperDoctor by Texas Monthly magazine for four consecutive years.  Dr. Friedman served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas in the mid 1990’s while a member of the full-time plastic surgery faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Of interest, Dr. Friedman has been a wood and marble sculptor for over 25 years.  He believes that his artistic background have helped him to become a better plastic surgeon.

For more information about Dr. Friedman, including before and after photos, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com.

PIP Implants: a problem in America, not just in France

 

Last week Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of now-defunct breast implant manufacturer PIP, was arrested by French authorities.  His company, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was closed in March 2010 amid controversy.  He is accused of manslaughter and involuntary injuries caused by ruptured silicone PIP implants, which were made from industrial-grade silicone (designed for use in mattresses), rather than medical grade silicone.

PIP silicone gel implants have been used in over 300,000 breast augmentations worldwide since 1999, and there are currently investigations pending in France, England, Venezuela, and Brazil.  French authorities are recommending and paying for removal of PIP silicone gel implants in French women due to the very high rate of rupture and unknown risks of exposure to industrial-grade silicone.

How is this relevant to us in America?  I was listening to a report about PIP implants on National Public Radio last week, and the commentator assured the radio audience that no PIP implants were ever placed in the United States.  This is simply FALSE.  The reality is that although PIP silicone gel implants were never used, lots of PIP saline implants have been used in the U.S.–over 35,000 by some estimates.

PIP began selling saline implants in the US in 1996.  In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected the devices due to high deflation rates, manufacturing process violations, and a failure to demonstrate device safety.  Despite the FDA ban, PIP continued to sell their saline implants through its distributors, MediCor/Heritage Worldwide, until late 2002 or early 2003.  The FDA has received over 1,800 reports of problems with the PIP saline implants.  Most of the complaints concern an abnormally high product failure (deflation) rate.

While the PIP saline implants are not nearly as worrisome as the PIP silicone gel implants, this should serve as a cautionary tale for plastic surgeons, patients, and U.S. regulators.  How did PIP “slip through the cracks” for years after it was banned?

The only saline and silicone gel breast implants approved by the FDA for use in the US are manufactured by Allergan and Mentor. In the nearly 2500 breast augmentations that I have performed in the past 16 years, I have ALWAYS used implants made by Allergan or Mentor.  And yes, there are still unapproved manufacturers marketing breast implants in the United States.  Before you undergo breast augmentation, always know exactly what you are putting in your body.

With offices in Plano and Flower Mound, our cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery services are also convenient to Frisco, Allen, and McKinney.

For more information about procedures performed, please visit www.plasticsurgerydallas.com

Ronald M. Friedman, M.D.

Director, West Plano Plastic Surgery Center

Former Chief of Plastic Surgery, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas

www.plasticsurgerydallas.com

 

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