Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants?

Although most patients who have had breast augmentation surgery are satisfied with their results for many years, it is possible that you may wish to replace your breast implants after a while. However, the reasons for choosing to have breast revision surgery are varied and can include: Capsular contracture Implant rupture Switching from silicone to saline (or vice versa) Increasing implant size Decreasing implant size Removing breast implants A common misconception is that breast implants need to be replaced every ten years. The reason behind the confusion is likely due to a report released by the U.S. Food and Drug…


FDA Warns Against Injectable Silicone

The FDA recently issued a warning to caution against the dangers of injectable silicone for cosmetic enhancement. Although silicone breast implants and other similar medical devices are FDA-approved to be placed inside the body for cosmetic use, it is dangerous to have the substance directly injected. According to the FDA warning, silicone can cause several health risks if injected, such as permanent disfigurement, tissue damage, ongoing pain, stroke, and death. In some cases, patients have unknowingly been injected with silicone—these patients were led to believe they were receiving an FDA-approved dermal filler, such as JUVÉDERM®. The individuals performing these unsafe…


What to Expect for a Tummy Tuck Recovery

tummy tuck recovery

After deciding which type of tummy tuck to have, understanding what to expect during the recovery process is an important next step. When planning for this procedure, patients should consider every angle; from the day of the surgery, to the end of the recovery. A safe and healthy healing process is what our practice strives to educate our patients on, enabling them to be as prepared as possible. Most individuals are able to return home shortly after surgery, but we recommend taking one to two weeks off from work, school, and/or other daily activities—although this can vary based on individual…


Full Tummy Tuck vs. Mini Tummy Tuck

Patients may consider a tummy tuck to remove excess skin, as it cannot be addressed with exercise. This procedure can also tighten abdominal muscles that have separated, something that even strenuous activity cannot accomplish. While a tummy tuck is usually best for patients who have been pregnant or undergone a significant weight loss, it can also be appropriate for individuals seeking to eliminate loose skin on their abdomen, which can be addressed with a panniculectomy. Panniculectomy (with or without abdominoplasty, which addresses loose muscles) may be helpful for women who wish to transform their post-pregnancy body into a leaner, more…


Mommy Makeover & Pampering Special Event!

Are you or someone you know trying to achieve the pre-mommy body after having a baby? Then you deserve a Mommy Makeover! Treat yourself to a morning out where you can learn about options for surgical and non-surgical procedures to help achieve your pre-mommy body. Dr. Thomas Lintner, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will give a presentation on tummy tucks, breast surgery, liposuction, and other options. Consultation After the presentation, request a private consultation where you will receive additional information and quote(s) on the procedure(s) needed. Pampering No Mommy Makeover would be complete without a little pampering. Treat yourself to… •…

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