What types of breast implants are approved by the FDA?

FDA has approved four breast implants for marketing in the U.S.: In May 2000, Mentor and Allergan (formerly Inamed) received approval for saline-filled breast implants. These implants were approved for breast augmentation in women 18 years or older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. In November 2006, Allergan and Mentor received approval […]

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Do I need to have my belly button hernia fixed?

Many women develop belly button hernias (umbilical hernias) during the course of their pregnancy. Although some umbilical hernias rarely cause problems, they all deserve evaluation. Umbilical hernias that are left unrepaired can enlarge over time and lead to more serious conditions such as small bowel obstruction. Early elective repair of umbilical hernias is ultimately much […]

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Welcome to my Plastic Surgery Blog

Welcome to the Plastic Surgery Blog of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kevin Brenner. Dr. Brenner practices primarily in Beverly Hills, California and has satellite locations in Sherman Oaks and Newport Beach. Dr. Brenner is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery. Dr. Brenner has unique and specialized experience […]

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