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50th Anniversary of Silicone Breast Implants

The history of breast augmentation started decades before silicone gel breast implants were first used.  Silicone had been popular for quite some time—it was like a miracle substance and was thought that it wouldn’t break down.  In the post-war era, Japanese prostitutes were having industrial-grade silicone injected directly into the breasts.  Reports suggest that barrels of this industrial-grade product were being stolen from the shipping docks in Japan.  Subsequently, women were having a number of serious issues with the use … Continue Reading

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Age Defiance: Baby Boomers Seek Plastic Surgery

I came across an interesting article in the New York Times that was published back in August.  And since my post last week was about the top cosmetic procedures in the New Year, I thought it was appropriate to follow with this blog.  An estimated 2,400 US women over the age of 65 got breast implants in 2010, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Also in 2010, an estimated 50,000 US women over the age of 65 … Continue Reading

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New Year, Refreshed ‘You’

Considering a ‘New You’ for the ‘New Year’? Twenty-twelve can be the year for revealing a refreshed “you.” Many women (and men) I talk with consider Austin cosmetic surgery procedures because they want to look and feel better about themselves. This can increase our sense of self-confidence and can have the ability to help us reach certain goals we are working to achieve in our lives. We often make resolutions to break bad habits, diet to lose weight, commit to … Continue Reading

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Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction After Cancer

Fortunately, breast cancer patients have many options to choose from when it comes to breast reconstruction, including lipofilling. I use liposuction at my Austin practice to take fat from another part of the patient’s body, have it processed, and then inject it into the breasts. Lipofilling is often used to contour other parts of the body as well, including the face. It works well in conjunction with other procedures to add volume or smooth contours. Recently fat grafting, or lipofilling, … Continue Reading

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