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What is the BRCA (Gene)?

Within the field of genetics, few terms have gained as much recognition in recent years as the BRCA gene, and for good reason. BRCA, an abbreviation for Breast Cancer Gene, refers to a group of genes responsible for encoding proteins that suppress tumors. Mutations in these genes can significantly increase the risk of developing breast, ovarian, and other cancers. In this article, we describe what the BRCA gene is, its implications, and the importance of genetic testing. What Are BRCA...
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What Are the Differences Between General Anesthesia and Local With IV Sedation?

When considering plastic surgery, one of the most critical decisions patients face is the type of anesthesia they'll receive during the procedure. Two common options are general anesthesia and local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation. In this article, we explore the key differences between these two approaches to anesthesia. Option 1: General Anesthesia General anesthesia induces a temporary loss of consciousness. It involves administering medications through inhalation or intravenous injection to render the patient completely unconscious. This state ensures they...
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What Is Breast Ptosis?

Breast ptosis, commonly referred to as breast sagging, is a natural part of the aging process that many women experience at some point in their lives. It is characterized by a gradual drooping of the breasts, which can affect a woman's self-confidence and body image. Fortunately, there are effective surgical solutions to address breast ptosis, including the innovative pseudo lift, also known as a mini breast lift, performed by Dr. Khan. What Is Breast Ptosis? Breast ptosis occurs when the...
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Breasts Implant side effects

Breast augmentation has long been a popular cosmetic procedure, promising an enhanced appearance and an apparent boost in self-esteem. However, it is essential to acknowledge the darker side of breast implants, as they are far from the safe, risk-free choice that they’re advertised to be. Dr. Khan is a specialist in Breast Implant Illness (BII) who takes a strong stand against breast implants. We explore the various side effects and risks of breast implants. Unwanted Scarring Unwanted scarring from breast...
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What Is Capsular Contracture?

Capsular contracture is a common complication associated with breast implants, and it is a condition that Dr. Shaher Khan, a renowned breast explant specialist, frequently encounters. Many patients undergoing breast implant surgery assume the risk of capsular contracture is fairly low, but that’s not the case. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, one in six breast augmentation patients experience some form of capsular contracture. And many more suffer from other complications, such as breast implant illness. But what...
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What Are the Negative Effects of Breastfeeding With Breast Implants?

Breastfeeding is a natural and beautiful part of motherhood, providing essential nutrients and bonding opportunities for both mother and baby. However, for women with breast implants, breastfeeding can pose considerable risks and challenges. In this article, we explore the negative implications of breastfeeding with breast implants. Impact on Milk Production Breast implants are inserted beneath the breast tissue or behind the chest muscles. This may compress or disrupt the intricate network of mammary glands and ducts responsible for milk production....
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Pathology Testing During Explant: A Critical Component of The Khan Procedure

Explant surgery, the removal of breast implants, is a procedure for those experiencing complications or concerns related to their implants or those who simply want to remove breast implants to avoid the symptoms of BII and gain peace of mind. Dr. Shaher Khan, a specialist in Breast Implant Illness (BII), emphasizes the importance of thorough pathology testing during explant procedures. This testing is a cornerstone of what is known as "The Khan Procedure," ensuring that patients receive comprehensive care and...
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Does the NBIR really strengthen the post-market surveillance infrastructure for current and future breast implant devices in the United States?

The National Breast Implant Registry (NBIR) is an initiative in the United States that aims to enhance the post-market surveillance of breast implant devices. Its establishment is a response to the growing concerns regarding the safety and long-term effects of breast implants. This article delves into the operational mechanisms of the NBIR and evaluates its effectiveness in strengthening the surveillance infrastructure for breast implants. The Role of NBIR in Post-Market Surveillance The NBIR is a database of breast implant procedures....
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Your Breasts Will Eventually “Fluff Out” After Breast Explant

Breast explantation, or the removal of breast implants, is a decision many women make for various reasons, from health concerns like capsular contracture and symptoms associated with breast implant illness to the desire to prevent autoimmune disorders and regain optimal health and well-being. One of the most common anxieties surrounding this procedure is the appearance of the breasts. Will they look flat? Will they ever regain their natural shape? The short answer is yes: your breasts will eventually be visited...
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Breast Implants and Autoimmune Diseases

In recent years, the debate surrounding breast implants has intensified as concerns over their health implications have come to the forefront. Breast implants have long been considered a perfectly safe means of enhancing the breasts, but it has become increasingly clear that that’s far from true. Many women with breast implants have suffered from a complex constellation of symptoms for decades while being repeatedly told there’s nothing wrong. However, it has become clear that breast implants — both saline and...
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