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What Do Breasts Look Like After The Implants Are Removed?

Published on March 26, 2012 by

Question: What do breasts look like after the implants are removed and what if replacements aren’t wanted? Will the breast then be smaller than the original size? Saggy? Answer: The breasts will look exactly like they did before the augmentation if the implant was placed under the muscle. Only the changes of aging, hormones and […]

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Dr. Casas Quoted in L.A. Times – Silicone: Now a solid ‘maybe’

Published on March 26, 2012 by

The breast implants’ approval by the FDA was not fine-print free. Women must weigh the impact, and costs, of follow-up care. By Melissa Healy, Times Staff Writer November 27, 2006 The days before Thanksgiving are typically quiet in the offices of plastic surgeons. But a long-awaited decision to approve silicone breast implants for women older […]

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Do Breast Implants Have To Get Replaced?

Published on March 26, 2012 by

Question: I’ve heard that breast implants have to get replaced every 10 years, is that true and why? Answer: This is not true. Breast implants do not need to be replaced every 10 years. However, saline and silicone implants do deflate slightly over time and replacement may be something some women consider. At 10 years […]

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Choosing The Most Natural Looking Implants

Published on March 26, 2012 by

Question: What are the different types of implants available and which are the most natural looking? Answer: There are two types of implants: Saline Implants and Silicone. Both implants are available in a number of variations to best fit what your looking for. Saline and Silicone Implants alterations: Width: Figure out exactly what width correlates […]

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Dr. Casas Quoted in NewsWeek – March 2008

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Dr. Casas is quoted in a Web Exclusive with Newsweek about the importance of weighing out the pros, the cons and the long-term consequences of breast implants: “It’s like any decision you make,” Casas says. “You listen to the pros and cons and you weigh them.” Since breast implants have boomed in popularity in the […]

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Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Published on March 22, 2012 by

Question: Is it true that Silicone breast implants are safe? Answer: The short answer is yes. Silicone breast implants that are FDA approved since the lifting of the moratorium in 2006 are safe. The real issue is whether you are a good candidate for breast enlargement with either saline or silicone gel breast implants. Typically […]

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Dr. Casas Discusses Breast Asymmetry at ASAPS Annual Meeting

Published on March 22, 2012 by

A panel of experts, including Laurie A. Casas, MD, explored the topic of breast asymmetry in relation to breast augmentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Discussed were the spectrum of problems as well as advice on surgical considerations. “The key to a high patient satisfaction rate is […]

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Are Silicone Breast Implants Safe?

Published on March 22, 2012 by

The FDA convened a panel to study the long term results of Silicone breast implants in Gaithesburg, Virginia on August 30 and 31st. The FDA published a white paper in June 2011 stating that silicone breast implants are safe. Laurie Casas, MD, a past-president of ASERF, testified before the FDA: “We strongly believe that a […]

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PIP Silicone Breast Implants

Published on March 21, 2012 by

Question: I just saw a report about the PIP silicone breast implants from France. Are those implants here in the US, and are they the same ones that Dr. Casas may have used on me? Answer: French Investigators found that the (now defunct) company called Poly Implant Protheses (PIP) were using inferior quality silicone, not […]

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Dr. Laurie Casas is quoted as an expert throughout the world, and can be found on television, online, and in national publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan Magazine.

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