Women who undergo breast augmentation should know that their implants are not designed to last a lifetime. While some patients are happy with the results for many years and never need secondary surgery, it is common to require an implant exchange later in life. This procedure is an important part of the maintenance process and can help address a number of issues that may arise years after the initial surgery. The following issues, concerns and other factors are very common, and are worth thinking about when considering an...Read More
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The options for breast implants continue to evolve and grow as more and more women take advantage of this popular plastic surgery procedure. One of the biggest decisions a woman will need to make is whether to have silicone or saline implants. There are unique characteristics to each that go further than just the way they look.
Silicone breast implants...Read More
If you are a mother having a hard time dealing with your post-pregnancy body, consider undergoing a mommy makeover. This term refers to having multiple plastic surgery procedures at one time in order to improve the appearance of post-pregnancy bodies that have changed drastically as a result of childbirth....Read More
When seeking plastic surgery, Maryland patients often cite the desire to look younger. While generally understood, the objective is a difficult one to quantify. It can be challenging for potential patients and doctors to gauge the success of a procedure without a measurable result.
A recent collaborative study between University of Toronto in Canada and NorthShore University Health System in Evanston, IL aimed to quantify the perceived age difference in patients as a result of cosmetic procedures. In the study, students were asked to view photographs of patients who had undergone a...Read More
If you read our previous blog, you know about the recent news highlighting a recall of breast implants made by a French manufacturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). In response to the recall, the French government went as far as to provide financial compensation to residents for the removal of the recalled PIP breast implants.
We are excited to tell you that Mentor, the only breast implant manufacturer in the United States, has created a new program to help offset the costs of PIP implant replacement. The Mentor Compassionate Care Program is set up to assist women with PIP implants who wish to replace them. The program is...Read More
You may have heard recent news highlighting safety issues and a recall of breast implants made by a French manufacturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP). CNN recently reported:
French authorities announced last month that the government would pay for the removal of the bankrupt company's implants, which a British medical group says were made from nonmedical grade silicone believed by the manufacturers to be made for mattresses.
The World Health...Read More
For women considering breast augmentation, Maryland plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Chiaramonte of Bella Cosmetic Surgery is board certified and experienced to perform the procedure. There are several reasons why women decide to get breast implants. Sometimes they’ve lost their shape due to pregnancy and childbearing. Other times, they were simply born with small breasts that have bothered them for eons. Take Kelly...Read More