New York Plastic Surgery Clinics
Medical Center: Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center
NYU Medical Center: Comprehensive Breast
Address: 550 1st Ave - New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 263-1400
|Freund, Robert M MD - Advanced Breast & Body Center
Freund, Robert M MD - Advanced Breast & Body Center
Address: 220 E 63rd St Apt Lj - New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 583-1200
Category: Cosmetic Surgery, Doctors and Clinics, Breast Implants
Sydney R MD - Lipostructure -
New York Cosmetic Doctor
Coleman, Sydney R MD - Lipostructure
Address: 44 Hudson St - New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 570-1808
Category: Doctors and Clinics, Cosmetic Surgery, New York Lipostructure Clinic, Cosmetic Surgery
Mark MD - Mark Filstein Llc
- New York Cosmetic Surgeon
Mark Filstein, M.D. - Natural Looking Plastic Surgey
Address: 161 Madison Ave Rm 4e - New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 481-4041
Dr. Mark Filstein has been in private practice since 1992, specializing in cosmetic surgery for both women and men. Based in Manhattan, Dr. Filstein has provided the best in cosmetic surgery to thousands of patients throughout the tri-state area.
Category: Cosmetic Surgery,
Breast Enlargement, Cheek, Eyelids, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Financing, Nasal Surgery, Nose Surgery
Bruce J MD -
New York Breast Implant Surgery
Nadler, Bruce J MD
Address: 461 Park Avenue South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Address2: 267 Middle Country Road, Smithtown, New York 11787
Phone: 1 (800) 445-0505
Description: Many female bodybuilders have had breast augmentation to compensate for the loss of breast tissue that accompanies exercise and the loss of body fat. A natural look and feel can be obtained by using saline breast implant. By using a system of careful measurements the perfect size and shape can be achieved. Latest studies have shown the safety of breast implants.
Category: Body Surgery, Breast Surgery, Face Surgery, Plastic Surgery
See also: cosmetic dental implants
Park Ave Aesthetics Surgery
Park Ave Aesthetics Surgery
Address: 461 Park Avenue South 7th Floor - New York, New York 10016
Phone: (212) 481-3939
Description: Dr. Senderoff specializes in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery, and has a world renowned reputation for his best-in-class practices in performing breast implants surgeries, buttock implants, liposuction, and facial rejuvenation including BOTOX®, and Radiance. For more information or a complimentary consultation, please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, today.
Category: Body Surgery, Breast Implants, Face Surgery, Plastic Surgery
A breast implant is a prosthesis used in cosmetic surgery to enhance the size and shape of one's breasts or to reconstruct the breast (for example, after a mastectomy, or during male-to-female sex reassignment surgery). There are three types of breast implants:
- Saline-filled which have an external silicone shell and are filled with sterile saline liquid. These implants are currently the only ones available in the United States.
- Silicone gel-filled which have an external silicone shell and are filled with silicone gel. They are not currently available for implant in the United States, but future regulation may change this. In the 60 countries outside the United States where silicone implants remain available, they are used in approximately 90% of implant operations. The FDA is conducting clinical trials of a new type of silicone gel implant filled with a new type of silicone called "cohesive silicone gel" that are believed to have decreased incidences of leakage.
- String implant, a third, much less common type of implant. This implant uses a polypropylene material as an implant. String implants are unique in that they cause the breast to perpetually expand after surgery, and are preferred by those women who choose to have the largest breasts possible. They are not currently available for implant in the United States, but future regulation may change this.
History of Breat Implants
Breast implants have been used at least since 1865 to augment the size of women's breasts. The earliest known implant occurred in Germany in which fat from a benign tumor was removed from a woman's back and implanted in her breast. In following years the medical community experimented with implants of various materials, most commonly paraffin. The first use of silicone as breast-implant material may have been by Japanese prostitutes in the period immediately following World War II.
Houston plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow developed the first silicone breast prosthesis with the Dow Corning Corporation in 1961 and the first woman was implanted in 1962. The implant was made of a silicone rubber envelope or sac filled with a thick, viscous silicone gel.
Risks and controversy About Breast Implants
In the United States, implants from silicone gel were banned by the Food and Drug Administration because of growing concerns about the safety of such implants. More than one million women had availed themselves of the implants at the time of the ban, and the subsequent litigation led manufacturers to agree to a settlement of USD$4.25 billion. The degree of risk associated with silicone-gel breast implants is still a matter of debate within the scientific community.
The health hazards of breast implants have been debated greatly in recent years. Some people believe that breast implants cause such illnesses as autoimmune disease, although both the AMA and FDA have found there to be no evidence of this.  (http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/breast
However, documented problems with breast implants include rupture, deflation, infection, scarring and hardening of the implants.  (http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/breast
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure on women in the United States. In 2002, 236,888 women in the U.S. underwent breast augmentation.  (http://www.plasticsurgery.org/
public_education/2002-Top-5-Female-Cosmetic-Procedures.cfm) According to the National Institute for Women, one in four silicone implant recipients must undergo surgery, within 5 years, to correct implant problems.