New FDA Information on Breast Implants

The FDA continues to monitor the outcomes and safety of breast implants since they released silicone implants back on the market in 2006. In 2010 alone, about 300,000 women chose cosmetic breast augmentation in the United States. This surgery can help improve body proportion, address changes after pregnancy, or correct minor breast sagging.  If you are considering this procedure or have undergone this surgery, there are some important facts for you to know.

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Skin Care

Sunscreen is a very important component of maintaining your skin. Even for patients who come to me interested in botox or facelift, one of the foundations we talk about is preventing further damage to your skin. The FDA recently came out with new regulations on how sunscreen is marketed, to make it easier for consumers to make an informed decision.

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Botox for Eyebrow Lift

Eyebrows are aesthetically important to frame the eyes and open up the face.  The ideal eyebrow shape includes a gentle arch up laterally.  If you draw a vertical line on the outer edge of your pupil (the colored portion of your eyeball), the peak of the arch should be at this line.  For some women, eyebrow hairs can be trimmed and plucked to achieve this look.  For others, botox injection that targets the muscle which pulls your eyebrow down can be helpful.  

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