High-resolution ultrasound offers a faster, affordable alternative to MRI for silicone implant screening Patients with silicone gel breast implants are advised to routinely monitor their implants for what is known as silent rupture, an asymptomatic break of the implant shell. Historically, MRI has been the recommended screening method, with the FDA suggesting patients undergo MRI… Continue Reading »

Breast augmentation remains as popular as ever—it was still the #1 cosmetic surgery in 2017, with ~333,000 procedures performed—but the days when getting breast implants meant going for Pamela Anderson’s dimensions are long gone. In keeping with trends that favor curves a ala Ariana Grande vs Kim Kardashian, more patients are keeping their augmentations on… Continue Reading »

Since I joined Berks Plastic Surgery in 1998, I’ve performed literally thousands of breast augmentations. One of the first and most important choices my patients make (after choosing an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, of course) is whether to get saline or silicone breast implants. If you’re considering breast augmentation, you’ll make this choice too…. Continue Reading »

Paper or plastic? Tea or coffee? Chocolate or vanilla? We are often faced with either/or questions in life and, when it comes to discussions about breast implants, I doubt there’s a more frequently asked question than “silicone or saline?” Just like with the others (except maybe with chocolate vs. vanilla…definitely chocolate☺), not everyone can agree… Continue Reading »

The wonderful wizarding world of J.K. Rowling is once again lighting up the big screen with the upcoming release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  All the excitement around the upcoming film inspired us to bring a little magic to our practice. Unlike the dragons and bowtruckles of the wizarding world, fantastic breasts… Continue Reading »

It’s not just celebrities & swimsuit models getting breast implants: a whopping 305,000+ American women had breast augmentation in 2015 alone. With numbers like that, it’s not unlikely that you’ll eventually run into a friend, family member, or date who’s decided to boost their bust. Even if you’ve never had a problem with the idea… Continue Reading »

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