Why Accolate may help treat capsular contracture.

What is Accolate (aka Zafirlukast)? In 1996 the FDA approved the use of zafirlukast (Accolate; AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wilmington, DE), a leukotriene receptor antagonist (LTRA), for the treatment of asthma. This class of drugs has the unique ability to prevent asthma symptoms rather than treating an attack once it occurs. Laboratory  studies have shown that Accolate […]

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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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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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New Law Requires Hospitals To Inform Breast Cancer Patients Of Breast Reconstruction Options

While breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is covered by insurers in New York, many poor, minority, and less educated women do not seek out the procedure. Now, NY Gov. David A. Paterson has signed into law a bill that is aimed at reversing this trend. “A disproportionate number of women who are at a socioeconomic […]

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Premier Advantage Free Limited Warranty on Silicone Implants

  Warranty on your Silicone Implants Did you know that your silicone implants can have a warranty? All patients who receive Mentor MemoryGel® silicone breast implants are automatically eligible for the Mentor Lifetime Product Replacement Policy. This means that Mentor will provide replacement of a Mentor product of any size in the same or similar […]

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Limited warranties for saline-filled breast implants….

Dr. Brenner commonly uses saline-filled breast implants from Mentor. All Mentor breast implants come with a Lifetime Product Replacement Policy at no additional charge. Once you receive Mentor saline breast implants, you are automatically enrolled in the Mentor Advantage Limited Warranty. What does this mean to you? Should a confirmed device deflation occur, you are […]

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)of Breast Implants: How, when and why?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the breasts can be used to image breast implants to check for ruptures or leaks. MR imaging may also be used as an adjunctive tool to conventional mammography for women with implants. MRI gives radiologists significant freedom in acquiring direct views of the breasts in any plane or orientation. This is […]

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Nipple sensation after breast augmentation: Does the incision site make a difference?

When it comes to choosing an incision site for breast augmentation, the most common question that I get relates to the ability to maintain nipple sensation. In 2010, the vast majority of breast augmentation occurs through either an infra-mammary incision or a peri-areolar incision. In my practice, the overwhelming majority of patients end up choosing […]

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