2020 has officially landed, and many of us are evaluating the changes we’d like to see in the year to come. While self-care and budget management are often mentioned, health and fitness goals still top most people’s new year’s resolutions lists—and we’ve already been hearing from patients asking how they can tune up their figures…. Continue Reading »

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 »

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