New implants pioneered in UK get surgeons and patients excited. Conical implants look and feel comparable to natural breasts.
Vacations that combine leisure and plastic surgery are becoming more popular, worldwide. Packages include accommodations at Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton where “special recovery” areas are designated. Newer destinations in Europe include: Budapest, Hungary, Poland, Belgium, the Ukraine and Slovakia, along with the more traditional retreats in France, Switzerland and the UK. Word to the curious, however, medical tourism does involve added risks, so do your homework.
For patients considering cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures in the UK, Dr. Alex Clarke and Professor Nichola Rumsey, two scientists at the Centre for Appearance Research at University of the West of England in Bristol developed a new psychological screening process to help patients manage their image expectations and improve satisfaction rates with surgeries.
Carrie Pataky, a licensed tattoo artist in New York, acquired a unique clientele after working on a patient who needed her areolas tattooed after having a mastectomy and breast cancer treatment. Word of mouth and referrals have led to a very fulfilling specialty in her practice. Now she gets to help breast cancer survivors who travel from far and distant places to seek her talents to help ink them through the final touches of the restorative process.
It’s true, in many cases, surgeons will make themselves the proverbial guinea pig to see if a device, treatment or surgery technique is good enough for patients. And it is certainly true for The Austin-Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Washington, DC, with these three plastic surgeons—Dr. Poindexter, Dr. Sigal, and Dr. George Weston who perform procedures and use treatments on themselves or each-other, first.
Today there are more available FDA approved silicone implant options for patients considering breast augmentation. The three main companies that manufacture and distribute breast implants in the USA are: Mentor, Allergan and Sientra. In this article, three plastic surgeons discuss the advances of silicone implants over the decades.
Inspired mother and plastic surgeon is impassioned to help breast cancer survivors. Indiana University’s Dr. Linda Camp shared her story during Breast Cancer Awareness month, and particularly on October 17, BRA day, Breast Reconstruction Awareness day. She is dedicated to helping them with the reconstructive process, after treatment.