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On May 14, 2013, actress, director, mother of six, and philanthropist Angelina Jolie contributed an op-ed piece to the New York Times titled, "My Medical Choice." In it, she chronicled her journey of how she came to make the decision to undergo bilateral prophylactic mastectomies and her subsequent recovery. Her family history combined with a positive test for a mutation in the breast cancer gene spurred her decision.
The prophylactic mastectomy procedure, also known as a preventive mastectomy or a risk-reducing mastectomy has been around long before either Jolie or Christina Applegate brought the procedure to the mainstream. It is a procedure that evokes quite powerful feelings from both proponents and detractors. Arguments Read More...
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Liposuction is a great procedure for reducing unwanted fat from certain areas. However, there are limitations to what it can do for a person's physique and life in general. There are certain things that liposuction cannot do. Read about those limitations in:
Limitations of Liposuctions
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39-year-old mother of two, Adriana De Silva, had serious complications after undergoing plastic surgery on April 2, 2013. These complications led to her death days later. This scenario is eerily similar to that of Donde West, mother of recording artist Kanye West.
De Silva underwent three operations simultaneously - breast augmentation, neck liposuction, and an abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck. It is not uncommon to have multiple plastic surgery procedures performed at one time. In fact it is completely safe...in the right candidate and in the right setting.
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Two "gummy bear" implants out on the market. One is made by Sientra and the other by Allergan. They were FDA-approved in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Earlier this month, I published an article about the Natrelle 420 Silicone Gel Implant manufactured by Allergan. The article below focuses on the implant made by Sientra. Read More...