Posts Tagged ‘ silicone ’


The Present And Future Of Breast Enhancement

Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post: The statistics are in.  2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant. Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before.  The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the […]


RealSelf.com Guide To Post-Surgical Scar Care

I recently partnered with the prominent plastic surgery site RealSelf.com to tape a series of Google Hangout discussions on care for scars after plastic surgery. We tackled subjects like getting sunlight on your scars, silicone scar treatments, and laser treatments. Here is the video from one of the segments. For the rest of them, click […]


NJ Woman Charged With Killing Man With Penis Injections

Strange and scary story out of New Jersey.  From Medical Daily.com: A New Jersey woman who pretended to be a cosmetic surgery professional has  pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of reckless manslaughter after one of  her “patients” who hoped to get a penis enlargement died from a silicone  injection. If convicted, Kasia Rivera, […]


FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant

The FDA has approved the silicone breast implant from the manufacturer Sientra.  From the FDA website: FDA approves new silicone gel-filled breast implant Approval conditioned on post-approval safety studies Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a silicone gel-filled breast implant manufactured by Sientra Inc. to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least […]


Thank The FDA For Your Breast Implants

Last month 30,000 French women were urged by their government to have their PIP breast implants removed. The French Ministry of Health fears that the implants’ industrial-strength silicone filler, originally made for mattresses, could leak and cause serious health problems. So what should American women with breast implants do? Thank the Food and Drug Administration. […]


France To Pay To Remove Breast Implants Made Of Silicone “For Mattresses”

Interesting and scary story out of France.  A breast implant manufacturer, Poly Implant Prosthese, has been accused of using non-medical silicone (made “for mattresses”) in their breast implants.  Approximately 30,000 women in France have these implants, which have an unacceptably high rupture rate.  According to an article in CNN.com: – The French Health ministry is […]


FDA Panels Put Silicone Implants Under Microscope

Silicone breast implants are back under the FDA’s microscope.  Silicone implants were under original widespread use in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Fears of silicone implants causing various diseases like lupus and arthritis prompted the FDA to ban the use of them in 1992.  After analyzing studies by the two major breast implant manufacturers (Mentor and […]