Breast Implants

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Silicone vs Saline Implants for Breast Augmentations

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | February 27, 2024 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , ,

Breast augmentations are a popular cosmetic procedure that presents individuals with the choice between silicone and saline implants, each with distinct characteristics impacting aesthetic outcomes and long-term maintenance. Silicone implants, filled with cohesive silicone gel, […]

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Breast Implant Exchange: Empowering Choice and Confidence

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | August 5, 2023 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , ,

In recent years, the topic of breast augmentation has garnered significant attention, as more women seek to enhance their appearance and boost their self-confidence. Among various cosmetic procedures, breast implant exchange has emerged as a […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | April 26, 2023 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , ,

Want to enhance your body image? Then, seeking a breast augmentation can restore your self-esteem, letting you feel confident in your own skin once again. When undergoing a breast augmentation, there are many things that […]

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Breast Implants: Do They Affect One Another?

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | February 2, 2021 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , ,

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be administered, there have been a few cases of inflammatory reactions in those who currently have dermal filler. However, plastic surgeons across the country have urged individuals not to […]

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Breast Implants – Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | October 6, 2020 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , , , ,

The Food and Drug Administration recently released a final guidance containing recommendations for the labeling components, such as format and content, of saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants. This guidance was developed with the intent […]

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What Are My Breast Plastic Surgery Options?


Choosing to undergo breast surgery is a big decision. Deciding on the type of procedure that makes the most sense for your specific needs can be overwhelming. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, our […]

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The FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders to protect individuals from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and BIA-ALCL-related complications and deaths. […]

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FDA Proposes Boxed Warning for Breast Implants


On Wednesday, the US FDA proposed that breast implant manufacturers use a boxed warning to spell out possible complications from the devices. Patients should be informed of the risk of rare cancers (BIA-ALCL), other symptoms […]

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Considering breast augmentation for beach season? Here’s when you should plan your surgery


With summer fast-approaching, many patients are considering breast augmentation as a way of getting their bodies beach-ready. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best time to undergo a breast augmentation procedure is […]

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Autologous Breast Reconstruction is a Safe Alternative After Implant Failure


After a mastectomy, breast implants are the primary choice for breast reconstruction. However, what happens when implant-based reconstruction fails? Plastic surgeons suggest using an autologous breast reconstruction technique for women who have had implant-related complications. […]

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New Method of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain for Some Cancer Survivors


Plastic surgeons are studying a new approach to breast reconstruction in which they place implants on top of rather than under the pectoral muscles. This places the implants just underneath the skin where breast tissue […]

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Know This If You Have Breast Implants

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | May 18, 2017 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: ,

Nearly every case of rare cancer being traced back to breast implants, called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma or ALCL, has been linked to textured implants. Symptoms including breast pain, lumps, fluid buildup, and swelling should be […]

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FDA Update on Breast Implants Causing Cancer

By Dr. J.J. Wendel | May 3, 2017 | Category: Breast Implants | Tags: , ,

Since 2011, the FDA and a board of experts in plastic surgery, epidemiology, pathology and oncology have worked together to dive deep into the reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in patients with saline and […]

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