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FDA Warns SCC Linked to Breast Implants

For many years, breast implants have been a well-liked cosmetic surgery procedure for women who want to improve the size or form of their busts. Unfortunately, the uncommon but significant breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma is only one of the health dangers linked to breast implants that have drawn attention in recent years. Squamous cell cancer or SCC has now been identified by the FDA as a possible concern related with breast implants. To learn more about this warning,...
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FDA Warns BIA-ALCL Linked to Breast Implants

The FDA has just issued a warning on a rare but fatal malignancy related to breast implants. Some women with both silicone and saline breast implants have been diagnosed with the malignancy, which is referred to as breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma or BIA-ALCL. The FDA advises women who have breast implants to become knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms of BIA-ALCL and to see their doctor if they have any concerns. That said, in this blog we’ll go...
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March Is National Breast Implant Awareness Month

National Breast Implant Awareness Month, observed annually in March, is dedicated to raising awareness and education about breast implants. With the rise in popularity of breast augmentation procedures, it's essential to understand the implications and potential risks of this cosmetic surgery. Breast implants are medical devices that are placed under the breast tissue or chest muscle to add volume and enhance the appearance of the breasts. While breast implants have become more common and widely accepted, it's important to remember...
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10 Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness

Breast implant illness (BII) is a term used to describe a range of symptoms women with breast implants have reported. While the exact causes of BII are still being studied and debated, the symptoms are real and can impact a woman's quality of life. Here are 10 significant symptoms of breast implant illness: Chronic fatigue: Many women with BII report feeling tired and lacking energy, even after getting adequate sleep. Brain fog: This can include forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and a...
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Breast Implant Illness and Implant Removal Resurfaces on Bravo

The topic of Breast Implant Illness (BII) resurfaced with two Bravo TV reality stars this month. Last week, Mia Thornton, a star on “Real Housewives of Potomac” revealed on the reunion show that she had been suffering from health issues and a cancer scare. She said she worked with her doctors to rule out sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease that can be triggered by foreign objects in the body. Sarcoidosis is one of the many symptoms of BII. She acknowledges that...
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Breast implants will not last a full lifespan and therefore will lead to additional surgeries in a person’s life. Furthermore, a large and growing group of women have experienced adverse health effects termed “breast implant illness” attributed to the implants in their chest. Since 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received more than 350,000 incident reports involving breast implants.   Watch the full video below to learn more This is by far our most popular video to date……

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Auto Accident Scar Revision

What to expect from the Scar Revision procedure Auto accidents can be a painful and frightening experience. At the Executive Plastic Surgery Center, we want to be there for you to help make one part of the process a little easier. Car accidents can lead to broken bones, scars, burns, and for some, more serious injuries. Many of these injuries leave a scar. The severity of the scars can vary greatly. If doctors do not remove the stitches around a…

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En Bloc Removal, What Is It & Why It Is Important

To begin, “en bloc” is defined by the medical dictionary in a lump; as a whole. The en bloc removal, also known as a “capsulectomy” then, is a surgical procedure performed to remove the implant and capsule as a whole without breaking the capsule. This way, the surgeon avoids any silicone leaking into the body cavity. Why is the procedure done this way? As we’ve mentioned in an earlier post, there have been only a few studies done to explore…

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What does it mean to be double board certified doctor and why does it matter to you?

When you’re looking for a doctor, we understand that it can be an overwhelming process. There are so many out there with different specialties, a confusing jumble of letters around their name, and a lot of terms that might just seem like fluff. To make this process a little easier, here’s a breakdown on what it means to have a double board certified surgeon, and why you should care. To begin, a board-certified surgeon means a doctor that has taken…

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