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Marina Plastic Surgery Requests New or Gently Used Bra Donations

27 Aug

Marina Plastic Surgery is collecting new and gently worn bras of all sizes to donate to Breast Oasis, a nonprofit founded by John Pedersen, M.D. Breast Oasis is dedicated to supporting communities by providing teens and women who may not be able to afford them with clean, certified, gently used bras.

“There are thousands of women in our own community and across the country who have a tough time affording even basic essentials, such as bras,” Charlie Sheridan, our Practice Manager says. “Simply choose the clean, lightly used or new bras that you would like to donate, and bring it to the donation box at Marina Plastic Surgery. You don’t have to be a client of ours to donate.

“With all the awareness about breast surgery and breast size in our cosmetic practice, it’s a perfect and natural fit to collect these garments and donate them to Breast Oasis,” Charlie said. “We proudly display two collection stations all year long. We get the bras professionally cleaned and package them nicely, and we’ll even include a personal note for the recipient.”

For more information, call 310-827-2653or “Chat with Charlie” here.

Simultaneous Breast Implants and Breast Lift is Safe and Effective

15 Jul

stevens surgeryI just completed a recent study that you might be interested in.  With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, combining breast augmentation implant surgery with a breast lift into one surgical procedure can be safe and effective, as reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of 615 consecutive patients who underwent combined breast implant surgery and breast lift from 1992 through 2011. Patient demographics, operative and implant details and long-term outcomes were analyzed along with calculated rates of complications and revisions.

We found that our data compare favorably with previously reported revision rates for two separate surgeries – breast augmentation alone and lifts alone. Past critics of the surgery cited the lack of literature supporting the procedure’s benefits and the risks inherent in a combined operation.  We, along with other surgeons, noted that combining these procedures did not increase such risks in properly selected patients, and our study has supported this.

WGS

Tips and More About Breast Implants

2 Jun

augmentationBecause our practice does a lot of breast implant surgery, we are frequently asked to answer the many questions women have about the surgery and about implants and mammography.  Two very good articles were just posted on the web with a lot of information you may find useful if you are having breast implant surgery or have implants and are curious about their impact on mammography.  Just click the highlighted text to read the articles.

If you are having surgery, here are five tips for a safe recovery.

And does breast enhancement interfere with mammography?

You can always read more at our breast implant site on the Marina Plastic Surgery website.

Happy June! WGS

All About Breast Reduction

16 Sep

eHealthLARGERecently I was a guest on ehealth Radio Network talking about the implications and benefits of breast reduction.  For many women, it offers a new pain free life.  Host Eric Michaels and I discussed the following:

  • Breast reduction is far more than a cosmetic procedure.  It’s also a life saver for women who have extremely large breasts
  • The perfect candidate for breast reduction
  • The “Laser Bra” technique I invented for breast reduction
  • Retaining nipple sensation
  • Breast reduction affect on pregnancy and nursing
  • Will insurance cover breast reduction
  • A virtual fly in program for those not in Los Angeles

You can listen to the short interview here.

Have a great week!  WGS

Breast Lifts – It’s all About Timing

6 Aug

Many womlnav-image-breasten feel higher self-esteem in their bras than out of them. This is often due to the modern bra’s ability to lift and add volume with a few simple hook-eye closures hidden by lace.

Pouring your sagging breasts into a bra every morning and watching as they fall the moment that you remove your lingerie every night isn’t the answer. And no amount of diet or exercise – nor creams or pills – can tone and shape your breasts. Breast lift surgery using The Stevens Laser Bra may provide the enduring solution you seek. The Laser Bra is an innovation in breast lift surgery that uses a laser to create an internal brassiere that lifts and shapes drooping breasts.

Often, patients we see for breast lifts have postponed surgery due to the bra’s ability to hide the need for lifts. But after the procedure, we hear a lot of them saying they wish they hadn’t waited so long to get their bodies back.

Toss that bra and get a breast lift instead.  You’ll be glad you did.

Best, WGS

The Quest for Perfect Breasts

24 Jul

We’ve been in the perfect breast business for many years always staying on top of what’s new.  But with all the chatter out there about good, better and best, there’s a lot of confusion.  Charlie, our plastic surgery director and “insider,” decided to shbreast implant before and afterare some insight on her blog this month.  Check out the post here http://bit.ly/15H1EYd, and email Charlie with any questions you might have.

You can also check out our detailed website about breast augmentation here http://wp.me/p2scZg-51.

Happy Wednesday!  WGS

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