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Education and Reassurance on BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphona)

There is a lot of conversation and publicity about Breast Implant Associated (BIA) Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL), so Dr. Romano wanted to post this to educate and reassure patients that this is not a major issue BECAUSE it is rare, readily identifiable if it occurs and is curable. So read on.  What is BIA-ALCL?… Read more »

The Real Reason Why We Gain Weight

In order to get rid of fat for good, it’s important to understand what it really is and how it originates. There are a million different buzz words thrown around that make it confusing as to what and when to eat it to lose weight. But, what it really comes down to is this: if… Read more »

Breast Reconstruction After 65

When it comes to breast reconstruction surgery, age is nothing but a number – for the most part. A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, found that older women do not have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after… Read more »

Breast Implants Choosing the Right Size

Choosing to go under the knife for breast augmentation is a big enough decision, but the decision-making certainly doesn’t end there. Your lifestyle. If you are actively involved in sports, yoga or other physical activities, the size and weight of larger implants may be a hindrance. How natural? A natural breast has a particular slope… Read more »

Facts About Plastic Surgery

The latest American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics on Cosmetic Surgery demonstrated that 2014 was a big year for plastic surgery. While it wasn’t surprising to see procedures like butt augmentations and chemical peels on the list of the most popular procedures, there were five things in that report that were quite fascinating. Liposuction… Read more »

Facial Liposuction Surgery

Facial liposuction and contouring is growing in popularity among patients who are looking to create a more youthful appearance. Just like any other area of the body, your face can harbor unwanted pockets of fat cells that can be resistant to diet and exercise. The localized fatty accumulation is typically not a sign of aging,… Read more »

Academic Professional

Dr. James Romano is a skilled plastic surgeon serving the Bay Area. He is widely sought after and has been the continuous recipient of the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award. He is recognized within the community because of his numerous volunteer and teaching opportunities. As a medical professional, Dr. Romano has dedicated his profession… Read more »


Men who suffer from gynecomastia may feel embarrassed about their bodies and alone in the struggle to fix it, but this endocrine disorder is actually more common than many people think. Although gynecomastia, also coined by the nomenclature “man boobs”can be caused by an endocrine disorder 95% of the time it is mostly fat tissue… Read more »


For most of us our body responds to what we eat and how often we exercise. Many individuals are able to change their body’s physical appearance when they change their diet and exercise regime, but unfortunately the same theories don’t apply for our facial features. Although there are creams, machines and gadgets that promise a… Read more »


When choosing a plastic surgeon it’s important to do your research. Don’t assume that all plastic surgeons are the same have the same credentials, and are board certified as it isn’t a requirement to practice plastic surgery. Check for Certification: The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) qualifies and trains candidates on the best patient… Read more »


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is an organization focused on helping consumers find the best in healthcare. This prestigious and professional group has published a variety of books including the “Top Doctors” series, the most popular of which is America’s Top Doctors®. The top doctors listed in the books and on their website have been nominated… Read more »


Body sculpting is a term used to describe a wide range of cosmetic procedures to improve and reshape almost any area of the body. Through body sculpting ,patients can effectively eliminate fat and skin that is unresponsive to diet and exercise and reshape the way their body looks and feels. Body sculpting procedures consist of… Read more »

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