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Nipple & Areola Tattooing Can Be an Important Step for Many Breast Reconstruction Patients Published on October 18th, 2019

Every year, your favorite businesses, websites, and social media pages turn pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. While I fully support any organization making an effort to spread awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research, sometimes certain efforts lose sight of what this …

7 Items to Have on Hand During Plastic Surgery Recovery Published on September 16th, 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions I hear from my patients is, “how should I prepare for my recovery?” There’s a lot you can do ahead of time to help your plastic surgery recovery go as smoothly as possible, including lining up people to help with transportation and childcare, havi…

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Recall: What My Breast Reconstruction Patients Need to Know Published on August 16th, 2019

Last month, Allergan announced a voluntary global recall of BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders, due to their link to an increased risk of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. This means that BIOCELL devices may no longer be sold or used in…

9 Things to Know About Jeuveau, BOTOX’s Latest Competitor Published on July 15th, 2019

The injectables market just keeps on growing! Earlier this year, the FDA approved a new Botox alternative, Jeuveau™. The first injectable neurotoxin to receive approval in nearly a decade, Jeuveau joins Dysport, Xeomin, and of course, Botox, as the fourth product for treating fro…

8 Things to Know If You’re Considering Breast Reduction Surgery, from the Cleveland Clinic Published on June 25th, 2019

Last year alone, over 43,000 American women opted to have breast reduction surgery—and this procedure is well-known for helping to improve the daily lives of women who have had it. In fact, an overwhelming 98% of RealSelf users say breast reduction surgery is “Worth It.” That’s be…