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August 19, 2019

Is it Safe to Undergo Facial Laser Treatments in the Summer?

Sun damage is the skincare enthusiast’s worst nightmare, and with good reason. The havoc that UV rays can wreak on the skin’s appearance and function runs deep. It not only causes skin sagging, brings out dark spots and exacerbates scarring, but it also disrupts skin cell turnover, slows collagen production and increases your risk ofRead More…

July 25, 2019

Christine Fisher, MD Statement on Textured Implants and BIA-ALCL

Breast health is of the utmost importance to this practice, as is keeping our patients and future patients fully informed with the latest data to promote safe outcomes using evidence-based care in plastic surgery. On July 24, 2019, the largest maker of breast implants, Allergan, released a voluntary recall on its textured breast implant productsRead More…

June 6, 2019

What is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction?

Undergoing a mastectomy after a breast cancer diagnosis can be a challenging experience, both physically and emotionally. For many women, choosing to restore one or both breasts via a reconstruction procedure can feel like a celebration of recovery and restored health. Breast reconstruction can renew a patient’s confidence, helping her to regain her sense ofRead More…

May 23, 2019

Am I Selfish for Wanting a Mommy Makeover?

Would you love to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, but have reservations? We commonly hear the following concerns from women like you who are considering a “mommy makeover”: What will people think of me for wanting a mommy makeover? What do I think of myself for even wanting this? Why don’t I likeRead More…

April 9, 2019

Patient Perspective: My Decision to Have a Preventive Double Mastectomy

When Jessica learned at age 34 that she was positive for a gene linked to an increased lifetime risk for developing breast cancer, she began to research having a prophylactic (preventive) bilateral mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She started chronicling her experience researching options and preparing for surgery on her blog, My Decision to Have aRead More…

February 22, 2019

“You Look Like a Movie Star” — A Bride-to-Be Gets Glowing Skin for her Wedding Day

When Kristin’s boyfriend of five years proposed, she was shocked — in a good way. “We had discussed and sort of dismissed the idea of getting married in the past,” said Kristin. “It really wasn’t important to either one of us, I thought! We were living together happily, he was an active step-father to myRead More…

January 18, 2019

Just Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: What Comes Next?

A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, your mind racing with questions about treatment options. You are not alone in your feelings, fears or questions. One in eight women in the United States is expected to develop breast cancer at some point in her life, and there are currently more than 3 million breast cancerRead More…

January 18, 2019

Breast Implants: 101

Aging, hormone changes, childbirth and breastfeeding can dramatically impact the shape and firmness of breasts. Perhaps you have noticed that your breasts don’t sit as high as they once did, they feel deflated or maybe you have had surgery that has altered the appearance of your breasts. From creating voluptuous curves to rebuilding after aRead More…

December 29, 2018

Breast Implants 101: What Are the Right Implants for Me?

Aging, hormone changes, childbirth and breastfeeding can dramatically impact the shape, size and firmness of your breasts. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a fuller bust, or you’ve noticed your breasts don’t sit as high as they once did. Perhaps your breasts feel deflated, or maybe you’ve had surgery that has altered their appearance. From creating voluptuousRead More…

December 5, 2018

Is Hybrid Breast Reconstruction Right for You?

After a breast cancer diagnosis, many patients seek breast reconstruction to reflect their restored health. Breast reconstruction can be a critical step in moving forward, but how do you know which type of procedure is the right choice for you? In some situations, a combination of reconstruction techniques, also known as hybrid breast reconstruction, mayRead More…

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