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Breast Capsules

Posted On: July 11, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

One of the most common reasons that patients present for secondary surgery after breast implants is capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is associated with a hardening around the implant, saline or silicone that can be painful. The classifications include Baker I, soft supple breast; Baker II, palpable; Baker III, palpable and visible capsule; and Baker IV, […]

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Severe Baker IV Capsular Contracture with Severe Double-Bubble Breast Deformity

Posted On: July 04, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The patient below is a 28-year-old African-American female presenting with severe Baker IV capsular contracture, implant malposition, scar tissue, hardening with grade 3 ptosis.  Patient is an excellent candidate for total breast reconstruction which would include bilateral open periprosthetic capsulectomy, circumferential open capsulotomy, removal and replacement with style 68 high profile Natrelle 200 cc saline implants […]

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Ruptured Becker Implant Removal

Posted On: June 27, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

CASE STUDYThis patient is a 57-year-old white female who presents with a 29-year-old silicone double lumen Becker/saline implants placed almost three decades ago.  She now presents with severe encapsulation, ruptured outer lumen saline with scar tissue contracture.  Note on her preop frontal view that she has superior retropositioning of the implant and a double bubble […]

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MENTOR MEMORY SHAPE BREAST IMPLANT

Posted On: June 19, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

FDA APPROVAL On June 14, 2013, Mentor approved its form of a gummy bear silicone gel implant, similar to the 410 highly cohesive Allergan silicone gel implant.  These implants are now approved by the FDA and are for women 22 years of age and older for augmentation as well as reconstructive use.  The FDA approved […]

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BREAST HYPOPLASIA BEVERLY HILLS

Posted On: June 10, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients present to my office every day with breast hypoplasia.  The term breast hypoplasia simply means small breasts, hypoplastic breasts with minimal breast growth and development.  This patient’s example on her preop shows that she has hypoplastic breasts with involutional upper pole atrophy, loss of tissue going to the upper breast.  She also some skin […]

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Ruptured Silicone Implant Leakage

Posted On: June 04, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The video below presents a 13 year old ruptured Allergan low profile textured silicone implant. The rupture is due to a tear in the silicone shell of the implant. As pressure in applied to the ruptured implant you can see the silicone gel coming out.

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Patient Reviews for Plastic Surgery

Posted On: May 30, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patient reviews are becoming a very important part of the decision process for plastic surgery. Online reviews from former patients are allowing others the opportunity to see how there experience was. There are numerous review websites allowing patients to review doctors. As patients, how do they know the reviews are actually from real patients? As […]

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Angelina Jolie Underwent Double Mastectomy

Posted On: May 24, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. On Tuesday May 14th this past week, I was humbled to contribute […]

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The No Lift Breast Reposition

Posted On: May 15, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

HIGH PROFILE REPLACEMENT AND INFERIOR PERIAREOLAR LIFT The patient presents with bilateral laterally displaced implants with a deflating left saline implant.  The patient desires to have high profile fuller implants that are narrower and also to bring the nipples lower due to severe bottoming out, right side greater than the left.  She is a perfect candidate […]

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