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Breast Augmentation—to Tell or Not to Tell?

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Breast Augmentation—to Tell or Not to Tell?

The fact that women are undergoing breast augmentation is no secret. Hundreds of thousands of women choose the procedure each year in the United States alone. And while the stigma surrounding plastic surgery is thankfully a thing of the past, some women still feel that undergoing breast augmentation is their business and no one else's. …

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Scheduling Your Procedure During the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, you might be surprised to learn that it is a great time to schedule a plastic surgery procedure. At my practice in The Woodlands area, my patients who undergo surgery around the holidays enjoy a number of advantages. In this blog post, I’ll cover a few of the …

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Motivational Ideas to Help You Stay Active

If you are one of the tens of thousands of individuals in the United States who vow to lose weight or get in better shape over the New Year, Dr. Sugene Kim is here to help. She offers the following motivational tips to help you stay active this year. Start Slowly If you are new …

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Breast Asymmetry and Breast Augmentation

Breast asymmetry is when the breasts differ in size and/or shape. While sometimes obvious, often women may be unaware of a slight asymmetry of their own breasts, and it’s actually very common. What women and their surgeons should keep in mind is that a breast augmentation may accentuate the imperfection, especially when the asymmetry is …

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Bill Introduced in TX Legislature Would Ensure Breast Reconstruction Patients are Properly Informed

The Texas legislature has introduced a bill to be entitled an act that, if passed into law, will ensure that patients are informed about their options in breast reconstruction surgery. With the amendment of section 311.004, the health and safety code in the State of Texas would include requirements to notify patients undergoing certain breast …

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Injectable Gel for Breast Enhancement Studied in Europe

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal examined whether an injectable gel could be an alternative to surgical breast augmentation. The hyaluronic acid-based gel Macrolane was assessed for the safety and efficacy of the procedure and the gel for breast enhancement. Macrolane is make by Q-Med, which also makes Restylane, and the …

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Breast Reconstruction Patients Prefer Silicone Implants

Breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and then breast reconstruction prefer silicone implants over saline implants, according to a new study. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Cancer, surveyed 482 women who had breast reconstruction surgery with implants after undergoing double mastectomy. Of those women, 176 chose silicone implants and 306 …

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How Breast Surgery May Advance Regenerative Medicine

Could breast surgery lead to a breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine? The latest issue Wired magazine reports that Cytori Therapeutics, a biotech company, is working toward using stem cells from fat to help the body rebuild itself. CEO Chris Calhoun says his firm has figured out a way to augment and rebuild breasts …

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“Connect the Docs” to Give Breast Reconstruction Patients the Best Care

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has joined forces with the American Society of Breast Surgeons on behalf of female breast cancer patients. By advocating the inclusion of plastic surgeons in the treatment planning process, it is hoped that breast cancer patients will get better care and surgical outcomes. A recent meeting in NYC brought …

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