Silicone Vs. Saline

Silicone breast implants are once again available in the United States as of 2007, ending a restriction dating back to 1993. This landmark decision by the Food and Drug Administration gives U.S. women access to the same implants women in more than 75 countries have long had as an option. The website www.breastimplantsafety.org is a… Read more »

Nipple Surgery

James J. Romano, MD TREATMENT OF INVERTED NIPPPLES, ENLARGED NIPPLES, SMALL NIPPLES, AND LARGE PUFFY AREOLAE. The above are all situations that I so often find that many women have endured and lived with for years simply because they were not aware of just how common these conditions are and how easily they are remedied…. Read more »

Liposuction and Breast Enlargement

James J. Romano, MD Liposuction is by far the single-most-performed and -requested cosmetic surgical operation in the United States today. Its popularity is fueled by the fact that in most trained hands it is relatively safe, results provide immediate gratification for the client, and there is often only mild discomfort with a rapid recovery. Many… Read more »

Breast Implants

James J. Romano, MD The first augmentation mammoplasty dates back to 1895, when a fatty tumor (lipoma) was transplanted from a woman’s back to the breast area. The use of prosthetic materials for breast implantation dates to the mid-1500s, when substances such as ivory, glass, and paraffin were used. Silicone as a medical implant first… Read more »