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Monthly Archives: January 2010


Breast Implant Warranty Options by NATRELLE® Collection:



The Allergan   NATRELLE® Collection with exceptional warranties.  Their lifetime product replacement policy occurs with both the Confidence Plus and Confidence Plus Premier.  They do also have increased financial assistance to $3500 with the Confidence Plus Premier for silicone gel implants for which there is no enrollment fee necessary.  Also, they allow for free contralateral implant replacement.  The NATRELLE® Collection  saline warranty options with Confidence Plus Premier requires a $100 enrollment fee and they do allow for contralateral replacement complimentary with a rupture to one side.  It is $2400 Confidence Plus Premier financial assistance towards operating room anesthesia and surgical fee coverage.  This is a limited time option, according to NATRELLE® Collection, as starting January 1, 2011, the option warranty coverage to Premier will again be a $100 enrollment fee and financial assistance will again be $2400 rather than $3500.  Please refer to www.drlinder.com articles with  NATRELLE® Collection warranty options for more information.





Dr. Linder and Dr. Kotler have now joined to create the www.american-plasticsurgeons.com website/blog. Every week blogs that pertain to travel to Beverly Hills for plastic surgery will be discussed. Issues will include.
1) Plastic Surgery Marketing Techniques to Avoid;
2) American Plastic Surgery and Infection;
3) Plastic Surgery Studies;
4) What’s New and Useful, Plastic;
5) Plastic Surgery in Hollywood – What’s Wrong;
It will also include many, many important issues for the international traveler to Beverly Hills for plastic surgery.
Worldwide, many patients will travel to Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, including the number of many surgical rejuvenation patients from all 50 American states.
Dr. Robert Kotler, a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Diplomate  of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Dr. Stuart Linder is a body sculptor with patients worldwide. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, member of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.



Silicone gel implants are used widely now that moratorium for disuse of them has been lifted.  We use silicone gel implants every week here in Beverly Hills.  Patients fly in from all over the world, including Summerlin Las Vegas where Dr. Linder sees patients as well.  Silicone gel implants with Allergan Pharmaceutical Corporation or the Natrelle gel implants come in three different profiles, Style 10 Moderate Plus, Style 15 and High Profile Style 20. 

                     Silcone Gel Implants Before and After

Silcone Gel Implants Before and After

In the majority of cases we do prefer Style 20 high profile silicone gel cohesive implants from Allergen Natrelle due to the fuller bag, increased AP projection and less diameter or width.  The Moderate Plus implant has also been shown to be useful for patients who desire a little less upper pole fullness, but would like to reduce some of the lateral diameter.  The Style 15, which is the moderate plus gel implant, is useful for patients who desire to go to a smaller size such as a small to mid “C”.  The Moderate Style 10 Natrelle gel Allergen implants are very flat, very wide and Dr. Linder does not prefer to use these implants in any of his patients.  These implants are extraordinarily wide, they have minimal AP projection and in exception of an unusual case where you need significant diameter and width, we do not use these implants.




Dr. Linder is excited to be working with CBS Studios once again.  He has performed a transformation of an 18-year-old African-American female who had massive weight loss of over 150 pounds, leaving her with massive amounts of redundant skin on the breast and abdominal areas.  Even though she is young, at the age of 18, she still cannot live with skin hanging down to her belly button and umbilicus from her breasts and the skin from her abdominal area hanging down towards her knees. 

As a result, the patient underwent a formal mastopexy and a full panniculectomy or abdominoplasty without plication of the midline rectus sheath as well as tumescent liposuction sculpting of the hips and flank areas for national television.  She had a fantastic operation and the results should be stunning.  The show should air in the third week of February once all three patients have completely healed enough that they can travel to New York to be in the studio with the CBS Early Show.


Plaque_ATPS_SmallDr. Linder is thrilled and humble to receive once again an award for America’s Top Plastic Surgeon in 2009 from the Consumers Research Council of America.  Any time we receive a national award, it is certainly an achievement that we take quite seriously.

According to Consumers Research Council of America, they compile a list of top physicians throughout the United States.  They use a point value system deemed valuable in determining top physicians from multi-specialities throughout the United States.



Each and every month we post testimonials from patients from throughout the United States and throughout the world who have undergone plastic surgery procedures with us.  We are thrilled, honored and humbled by the testimonials that we receive. 

“Dear Dr. Linder, Thank you for making C’s surgery and my surgery wonderful experiences. You really listened to our needs and desires and made us both feel very secure. We appreciate everything you have done for us.” R. California

Our latest testimonial from January 2010 is from a mother and daughter.  Breast revision surgeries were performed on both patients.  It is always exciting and amazing to get the testimonials from patients who have made a wonderful transformation in their body shape and have improved their self-esteem and hopefully their lives as well.  These testimonials are important to me in that they are just a sample of patients’ thoughts as to the results of their procedures and how the surgery has changed their lives for the better.


As women proceed in their aging process, breast lifts become a more prevalent surgery in our practice.  The skin becomes more lax as time goes on and aging occurs both by gravitation as well as with weight fluctuation changes.  Breast augmentations are often performed with breast lifting procedures in women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.  The influence of gravity over time will lead to laxity of skin which may lead to severe ptosis.  When women develop grade 3 ptosis and the nipple areolar complex is well below the inframammary fold, this may require a mastopexy procedure. 

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Before and After Photo

Augmentation alone with severe ptosis usually does not lead to an acceptable or adequate result, as the nipple areolar complex is still below the inframammary fold and not at a position that leads patients to a happy final result.  As a result, a formal mastopexy can be performed concurrently with placement of a saline or silicone implant behind the muscle, using the dual plane technique.  A formal mastopexy usually requires a Wise-pattern or an anchor scar where an incision is made around the nipple areolar complex, vertically around the midline of the breast and along the entire inframammary fold.  With grade 2 ptosis, where there is less of a drag of laxity and the nipple areolar complex is at the level of the inframammary fold, these patients may do well with simply a vertical mastopexy in which a lollipop skin is removed around the nipple areolar complex and along the vertical plane thereby preventing any scarring along the inframammary fold.  With minimal ptosis, a periareolar crescent lift can be applied in which a crescent of skin is removed above the nipple areolar complex; however, this may lead to widespread scarring and often a very inadequate result.