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Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

Thoughts on Today Show about BIA-ALCL

Recently, the FDA issued a statement concerning the agency’s efforts “to protect women’s health and enhance safety information available to patients considering breast implants.” As an advocate for women’s health and empowerment, I urge women to engage in conversations with their physicians concerning implant safety, so I’m particularly pleased that the FDA recommends that breast […]

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Sunday, April 7th, 2019

A Note from Dr. Potter on BIA-ALCL

Textured Breast Implants and BIA-ALCL A number of reports have recently hit the news circuit regarding the safety of breast implants and an increasing number of breast  implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) cases. With an initial 64 incidences, the FDA first identified the connection between breast implants and BIA-ALCL in 2011. The FDA has […]

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery.  What Now?

If you’re familiar with breast cancer, you know firsthand about the host of surgeries and procedures involved in a diagnosis – all of which can, and sometimes do, leave a lasting physical impact. From biopsies to lymph node removal, lumpectomies, mastectomies and reconstruction, breast cancer surgery side effects can be problematic post-surgery for many patients. […]

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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Juvederm Vollure: There’s a Brand New Filler in Town

A visit to the plastic surgeon taboo?  Not anymore.  Millions of Americans are now seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures, and that doesn’t appear to be changing anytime soon.  In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, more than 6.6 million injections were performed in 2015 alone!  Up 40% from just 5 years ago, […]

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Saturday, February 4th, 2017

What’s the hype about Juvederm, Botox and Kybella?

If you’ve ever wondered about the hype surrounding non-surgical cosmetic procedures, but have never taken the time to research them, read on.  Here’s a quick rundown of what popular fillers and injectables (such as Juvederm, Botox and Kybella) can do for you. Juvederm The #1 selling filler in the US, Juvederm lifts, smoothes and/or plumps […]

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Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Post-Breast Reconstruction Surgery: 6 Tips to Consider

Immediately following your breast reconstruction surgery, your doctors and nurses will provide you with critical care. However, it doesn’t end there. Your self-care after being discharged from the hospital is just as important, and should not be brushed off or taken lightly! Recovery from Perforator Flap Reconstruction can take from 6 to 8 weeks, so […]

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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: The Power of Online Community

  One of the most important aspects of undergoing any type of surgery is piece of mind.  This can come in many shapes and forms. Of course, any surgery under consideration should be well researched, and the doctor you choose should be carefully selected.  In particular, some of the more complex surgeries, such as DIEP […]

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