Category Archives: Breast Augmentation

Your Journey to Surgery Starts Here: From Patient Consultant Melissa’s Point of View

-by Melissa Urso, Patient Consultant for Dr. Ashley N. Amalfi, board-certified plastic surgeon My journey at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery has been an exciting experience.  It all started back in late 2004 when I heard about an opening as the Front Desk Receptionist when Julie Chatt, one our long-time nurse practitioners, called me …

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Natural Breast Augmentation with Fat Grafting

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Ashley N. Amalfi, MD Are there natural options for breast augmentation without an implant? While most of our patients choose an implant for their breast augmentation, newer techniques and natural options are now available.  Fat grafting, or fat transfer, is growing as an exciting and natural option for small breast augmentation. …

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An unexpected side effect of COVID-19: A surge in cosmetic procedures

-by Lauren Andreacchi, Patient Consultant for Dr. William J. Koenig, double board-certified plastic surgeon This blog is not intended to ignore or diminish the ongoing health and financial difficulties that many are facing due to COVID-19.  Rather, it’s sole focus is on the trends that we are seeing in our practice in regards to continued …

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IS BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS REAL? HERE ARE THE FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the U.S. Breast implants have been used since the 1960s and are one of the most heavily scrutinized and investigated medical devices in history. The types of implants available today, combined with continual refinement of breast augmentation surgery, make the procedure more reliable than ever …

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BIA-ALCL: BREAST IMPLANT SAFETY UPDATE

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a voluntary global recall of Allergan’s BIOCELL® textured breast implants due to its risk of breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a rare form of immune system cell cancer. It’s important to note that at this time the FDA does not recommend removal of these or other …

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