Breast Augmentation Myths

As an Orange County plastic surgeon with almost 20 years of private practice experience, I have heard almost all the myths and misconceptions surrounding breast augmentation (BAM) surgery.  I hope this blog will clarify some or all of the misconceptions regarding this surgery.  The breast augmentation myths are listed in no specific order. Myth 1…

Do Breast Implants Cause Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women?

Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma after Breast Augmentation – Is It a True Cancer? Anaplastic large-cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is a hot topic today as it relates to breast implant surgery. According to Wikipedia, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma involving aberrant T-cells. Recently, an association has been found between breast implants, especially textured implants in…

How to Minimize Plastic Surgery Scars

Scars are your body’s way of healing from trauma, but the visual reminder can feel like you’ve been permanently disfigured. In fact, a desire to avoid having an unsightly scar could be stopping you from undergoing life-changing plastic surgery procedures. Believe it or not, there are ways to completely avoid scars or to minimize scars…

Warranties for Mentor® Breast Implants: Part 2

In our last blog, Mentor® Breast Implant Warranties: Part 1, we discussed the warranties Mentor® offers to patients who receive MemoryGel® or MemoryShape® silicone breast implants. Now, we want to share with you the warranties Mentor® offers to patients who receive its saline-filled breast implants. Mentor®’s Warranties for Saline-Filled Breast Implants Mentor® offers patients two…

Warranties for Mentor® Breast Implants: Part 1

One of the first questions that breast augmentation patients ask is, “Are breast implants covered under warranty?” Each FDA-approved breast implant manufacturing company has its own warranty for breast implants. Depending on the manufacturer, the standard warranty will cover the cost of the implant plus a certain amount of surgical financial assistance for a period…