Blog Category: News – breast augmentation

A-Cup to C-Cup: What Size Breast Implant?

A woman on realself.com recently asked about planning the best size for her silicone gel breast implants. Going from an A-cup to a C-cup, she wants large but natural-looking breasts. “I am very tiny, 5’5”, size 0, and about 114lbs,” she writes; “will 375cc [breast implant] be too big? “There is not much difference between… click to continue reading

Patients Discuss Life-Changing Breast Surgery on the TODAY Show

Two women with different problems, both related to their breasts, were recently featured on TODAY. Erica wanted to undergo a breast augmentation, while Jeanne was prepared for a breast reduction to help improve her body proportion and relieve discomfort. Both women appeared on TODAY show about 2 weeks after surgery. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news,… click to continue reading

Breast Implants and Risk of ALCL

Dr. Basu recently answered a question on realself.com about the recent news of ALCL risk with breast implants. His answer said the following: Earlier today, the FDA released a safety document on a possible association between breast implants (saline and silicone) and a very rare form of lymphoma – anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL). While… click to continue reading

U.S. Plastic Surgeons Perform Millions of Body Contouring Procedures In 2009

Global plastic surgery statistics recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery suggest that last year, U.S. plastic surgeons performed more surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures than plastic surgeons in any other country. In 2009, plastic surgeons in the U.S., Brazil and China performed more than 1 million procedures each, with U.S. plastic… click to continue reading

Revision Surgery Recommended For Defective PIP Breast Implants

After an inquiry by the French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons revealed safety issues with Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP) breast implants, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons issued a guidance warning the estimated 50,000 British women who have the implants to check for ruptures within the next six months. PIP breast… click to continue reading