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Ask the Plastic Surgeon: 5 Questions About ‘Gummy Bear’ Breast Implants

Have you heard of “gummy bear” breast implants? Many women interested in breast augmentation have. Both here at my practice in Nashville, TN and online, women have a lot of questions about these innovative silicone implants. A recent survey by the popular plastic surgery forum RealSelf showed that 70% of women knew the term “gummy bear” implants, but few knew what they are or what makes them different. So let’s look at some quick facts. Here are my answers to 5 common questions: 1. Why are they called that? The nickname comes from the implants’ consistency. Gummy bear implants are made … Continue reading  

Why Silicone Breast Implants Are So Popular

The overwhelming popularity of silicone breast implants represents a remarkable turnaround since the FDA approved their return to the market less than 10 years ago. The most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® showed that more than 75% of patients last year chose silicone implants for their breast augmentation procedures. At my Nashville, TN practice, virtually all of our patients — 97% — selected silicone implants last year. In the first year after the FDA lifted the moratorium on silicone implants — 2006 — fewer than 20% of the women who underwent breast augmentation surgery opted for the silicone version. That … Continue reading  

ThermiRF™: Skin Tightening Without Surgery

Cosmetic enhancement without surgery is increasingly popular, thanks to technological advances that make minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and body contouring possible. I’m especially impressed with the results achieved by ThermiRF, a treatment I offer at my plastic surgery practice in Nashville. ThermiRF is a versatile, safe, and effective skin tightening treatment that works from the neck to the knees. It gets especially great results for patients who are concerned about the appearance of their necks. It’s the first aesthetic device cleared by the FDA to use temperature-controlled radiofrequency energy for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. It’s an ideal solution for men … Continue reading  

Welcome to Our Blog!

I’m pleased to welcome you to the blog of my plastic surgery practice in Nashville. With this blog, I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts and adding a trustworthy voice to the current plastic surgery dialogue. In addition to my own thoughts and information about the procedures I offer, I’ll also keep the blog regularly updated with posts that include: News about the practice, including the introduction of new products and services Useful, practical tips for keeping yourself healthy and happy Answers to your most frequently asked questions As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I’ve made it my life’s work to … Continue reading  

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