Solta Medical, the makers of Thermage and Fraxel, have recently introduced a new laser geared toward younger patients looking to prevent the signs of aging. The launch of Clear + Brilliant, a fractionated laser with minimal downtime, introduces a new category of laser treatments geared toward patient who are looking for more than run-of-the-mill spa treatments, but, as of yet, do not require the full transformative effects of more aggressive laser treatments, such as Fraxel.
Early reviews have been quite favorable. We are proud to offer Clear + Brilliant at EpiCentre Park Lane. Call today to schedule an appointment!
There’s so much to know before undergoing a Dallas mommy makeover, which usually consists of a tummy tuck, liposuction, and some form of breast surgery, including breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction.
A mommy makeover performed at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute usually takes between 4 and 7 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. Most patient’s stay overnight after Dallas mommy makeover in a postoperative recovery facility and miss between 1-2 weeks of work. No strenuous exercise is allowed for six to eight hours after surgery.
To try to cover the nuances of Dallas mommy makeover in more detail, we are proud to announce the re-release of www.mymommymakeoverdallas.com, our site dedicated to all things mommy makeover! To learn more, don’t hesitate to click on to the site or call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jejurikar.
When the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved silicone breast implants for cosmetic breast augmentation in 2006, it did so with recommendations regarding screening for breast implant rupture. Specifically, the FDA recommended that patients get a screening magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI) for breast implant rupture three years after breast augmentation and then every two years thereafter.
The reason for this recommendation is that, often, ruptured silicone breast implants are not detectable on physical examination. In these cases, MRI is the most sensitive method for detecting silicone breast implant rupture. Unfortunately, though, MRI can be an expensive exam and the costs usually are not covered by third-party insurance companies. Furthermore, the significance of a previously undetected silicone breast implant rupture is not clear, as it is not certain that the risks associated with ruptured implants is greater than the risks of the operation needed to take them out.
Last month, an expert FDA panel spent two days re-visiting the safety of silicone breast implants. The FDA’s chief scientist for devices, Dr. William Maisel, reaffirmed the safety of silicone breast implants. The panel agreed that patients no longer need to be told that they should get an MRI three years after getting silicone breast implants and every two years thereafter. The panel confirmed that MRI remains the gold standard for screening for silent breast implant rupture. This recommendation, however, has yet to be adopted by the FDA at large.
So what’s the conclusion? For now, the FDA recommendations from screening MRI three years after silicone breast augmentation and every two years thereafter remain intact. This guideline, though is a recommendation – not a requirement. Given the recommendations of the FDA’s expert panel, every patient should determine their own comfort level for living with a silent rupture, and make their own decision based on this.
For more information, please see the original article from the New York Times.