The Use of Alloderm (Acellular Dermal Matrix)for Correcting Breast Augmentation Deformities

Revision of the previously augmented breast is a challenge for plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and across the country, yet is a focus of my revisional practice. There are many reasons that women present to me for revision of their breasts, dissatisfied after having surgery elsewhere. These include: 1) Rippling & Wrinkling-both palpable and visible […]

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What is Nipple-areolar Ptosis (pronounced ‘toe’-'sis’) with breast sagging?

In Greek terminology, Ptosis literally translates into ‘a falling.’ With respect to the human breast, ptosis refers to a change in breast shape that results from descent of the nipple-areolar complex below the level of the lower breast fold (i.e inframammary fold or IMF). That is, breast sagging. In the plastic surgery nomenclature, there is […]

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Do teenagers really have plastic surgery?…Yes, they do!

People are often surprised to learn that I take care of many children in my practice. This includes toddlers with facial lacerations, young children with congenital lesions, and teenagers with other cosmetic surgical issues. According to recent statistics released by The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), here are the most common surgical procedures […]

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7 things to know before you have breast augmentation…

Working as a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, I see a great number of women for breast augmentation consults. During my preoperative consultation, I spend a great deal of time with my patients explaining the many different issues surrounding breast augmentation. According to the work of Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Tebbetts, here are seven important things […]

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Mommy Makeover: Just as popular in the U.K. as it is in the U.S.

Plastic Surgery Practice reports that two out of five women would consider  breast or body rejuvenation surgery following childbirth.  A British-based television show called My Face My Body informally collected data that showed that 39% of women would consider plastic surgery after childbirth. The study also showed that 57% of women would even undergo surgery […]

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What is a TRAM flap for breast reconstruction?

TRAM Flap Reconstruction Women have many choices when it comes to breast reconstruction following removal of breast cancer.  Some of the options include implant-based reconstruction and autologous tissue-based reconstruction. One of the more popular autologous tissue-based reconstruction options is the TRAM flap. The TRAM flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous) is a tissue flap procedure that […]

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