Mentor MemoryShape Implants Now FDA Approved for Breast Surgery

The new anatomically-shaped implants by Mentor Corporation received FDA approval this week. The company announced in a news release that clearance had been granted for women 22 and older getting breast augmentation or breast reconstruction. The new implant offers “the perfect balance of shape and feel to obtain the natural and youthful look patients desire,”… Read more »

How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon in the Bay Area

If you’re seeking a cosmetic plastic surgeon in San Francisco, Dr. Romano should be among the first offices you visit. If you have decided to get cosmetic surgery, you’ll have a better experience if you partner with a compassionate, qualified, and skilled plastic surgeon. After you do some preliminary research, schedule consultations with a few… Read more »

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Umbilicoplasty

The New York Times Magazine December 15, 2002 Umbilicoplasty – Breast implants and liposuction are the traditional ways to create a new you. But this year a new body part went under the knife: the navel. Last spring plastic surgeons began reporting a curious spike in the number of women requesting navel reconstruction – or… Read more »

The Use of Ultrasound in Cosmetic Surgery

James J. Romano, MD There are numerous exciting new applications of ultrasound therapy in cosmetic surgery. Ultrasound has been used for cosmetic purposes since around the early 1980s. Widespread therapeutic usage, safety, precise control and excellent, predictable results have made ultrasound an important addition to cosmetic surgery practices such as mine. New and current uses… Read more »

Ultrasonic Liposuction

James J. Romano, MD BACKGROUND INFORMATION Over the years the technique of liposuction to remove excess fat tissue has steadily improved. Suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL) has undergone many modifications and improvements to become one of the most important tools in the collection of cosmetic surgery techniques. Ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) has been practiced in Europe since the… Read more »

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 »

Rosacea

James J. Romano, MD Rosacea is a chronic disorder that can affect the skin and the eyes. It is most often seen in middle age and later, and it occurs in patients with thick oily skin and affects the central part of the face. There is an inflammatory reaction and occasionally pustules and telangiectasias. There… Read more »

Recovering After Plastic Surgery

James J. Romano, MD The best recovery after plastic surgery begins with careful preparation. This involves all of the things we teach you and provide as covered in the previous section. Taken together these best decisions and best measures, prepared mutually, lead to the best outcomes. Recovery from plastic surgery may be considered in categories and in… Read more »

Perlane and Restylane

James J. Romano, MD Perlane is a very pure and stabilized form of hyaluronic acid. It is a clear, transparent, viscous gel-like material that has been used as an implant for over 20 years. It is completely organic and not made from any animal products. Hyaluronic acid is a constituent of all connective tissues in… Read more »