October 18th, 2012 | Posted by admin
As we age, the once high, rounded contours of a vibrant, youthful cheeks, may now appear dull, thin and long; attributed mainly to the loss of fat and collagen on the face. Modifying the features of the face has never been easier especially with the advent of new hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, although temporary (usually lasting 1 to 2 years), it affords a much controlled and desired improvement without the downtime that is accompanied with traditional augmentation using Silicone Implants or Fat injections.
For those dreaming of an attractive high cheek bone, or would want to regain the face of youthfulness, this is a safe and simple yet effective procedure to consider.
July 30th, 2011 | Posted by marksison
With the heightened airport security around the world, terrorists are trying to find better ways to bring bombs on board planes. U.S. Department of Homeland Security and British Intelligence reported that terrorists may be planning to surgically implant bombs into the body to elude detection. Explosive materials could be implanted into the abdominal cavity, inserted into the rectum or even hidden in a breast implant.
That would be one bombastic set of boobs.
July 17th, 2011 | Posted by marksison
The use of silicone breast implant for breast augmentation has always been the gold standard in the practice of Plastic Surgery in the Philippines. But not until November 17, 2006, when the FDA finally approved the use of silicone gel implants, its use has been limited by a moratorium while investigative studies were made to find out whether silicone gel-filled breast implants are associated with connective tissue disease or cancer. These studies have concluded that there is no convincing evidence that silicone breast implants are associated with either of these diseases.
Some of the complications reported in the studies included hardening of the area around the implant (called capsular contraction), breast pain, change in nipple sensation, implant rupture and the need for additional surgery. However, the majority of women in these studies reported being satisfied with their implants.
After attending a recent symposium of the Philippine Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons, my colleague and good friend Dr. Jay Recasata presented his experience with the use of polyurethane covered silicone breast implants made by Silimed. Surprisingly, the Brazilians have been using this type of silicone implant as early as 1970′s. After 18 years of experience using these implants and 1,257 surgically treated patients, the authors can draw some new conclusions. Their postoperative follow-up evaluation of 300 patients for 5 years, 250 patients for 10 years, and 180 patients for 15 years has shown the lowest incidence of fibrous capsular contraction (1%) with these implants. lower incidence is due to the special architecture of the capsule that is formed, which results from the presence of the polyure- thane in the coating.
Their wide experience shows that although the use of polyurethane-coated silicone gel breast implants can generate some difficulties for insufficiently experienced surgeons in the beginning, if a correct technique is observed, once the learning curve is surpassed, excellent results are achieved, even superior to those achieved with other types of implants. These implants confer greater naturalness to the breast and have a lower incidence of complications.
Based from their 18-year experience, the authors stated that the Polyurethane-coated Silicone breast implants are the best option for breast augmentation today, offering the lowest incidence of fibrous capsular contraction (1%).