Plastic Surgery Associates of Redding

Insights on Plastic Surgery

Tummy Tuck: New and Improved

A firm, flat tummy with no loose, over-hanging skin is an ideal often not reflected in the mirror, expecially after child bearing or dramatic weight loss.  Improvements in abdominoplasty (commonly called a “tummy tuck”) have been significant in the years since I was in training in plastic surgery.  For the past 6 years I have been using Read More

Breast implants: under or over the muscle?

“I’m so confused!  Should I have my breast implants placed under or over the muscle?  Which is best?” I hear this question in my office every week.  There is an abundance of contradictory advice scattered about the internet on this subject, some good, some nonsense.  Having performed this procedure thousands of times over the 27 Read More

“Board Certified”…let the buyer beware.

So you are tired of that loose skin in your neck, or those droopy eyelids and have made the decision to consult a plastic surgeon to see what can be done.  Unfortunately, not everyone who claims to be a plastic surgeon is a plastic surgeon.  Let the buyer beware.  Some doctors board certified in specialties Read More

FDA approves new silicone gel breast implant – February 20, 2013

Women in the U.S.  seeking breast enlargement now have another breast implant option from which to choose.  On February 20, 2013 the FDA approved the Natrelle 410 Highly Cohesive Silicone Gel breast implant (by Allergan) for breast augmentation and reconstruction.  This implant has been in use in Europe and elsewhere for some time, but was unavailable in the Read More

Will my nipples be numb after my breast augmentation?

This is a worry that many women considering breast augmentation surgery share.  Studies suggest that the risk of permanent loss of sensation to the nipple following breast implant placement ranges from 5 to 15%.  The flip-side, 85 to 95% have normal or near-normal sensation after this surgery.  Many women, perhaps most women, experience temporary numbness, Read More