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Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day

-by board-certified plastic surgeon Ashley N. Amalfi, MD IT’S BRA DAY! What is BRA Day? Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or “BRA Day” was started in Toronto, Canada in 2011 to raise awareness about reconstructive options.  The United States quickly adapted this celebratory day and since 2012 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation have worked to raise awareness about breast reconstruction on this celebratory day. Did you know women have a right to breast reconstruction after their mastectomy?  Many times women just don’t know their options.  When having a mastectomy, a woman is entitled to breast … Continue reading

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH DR. ASHLEY AMALFI

Dr. Ashley Amalfi, a plastic surgeon specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive breast and body procedures, joined the Quatela Center in 2019. With a reputation as a passionate and gifted surgeon, we decided to delve a little deeper and see what inspires this female powerhouse. What’s a typical day for you? My day usually starts early. Having two little ones (ages 3 and 5), sometimes the early hours are the only alone time I get. I wake up around 5am to enjoy a cup of coffee and an early workout at Midtown or in my home on my Peleton. The kiddos … Continue reading

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 before. All surgery, however, carries some risk and both regulatory agencies and practitioners continue to ensure the safety of the patient remains paramount. There has recently been renewed discussion surrounding the safety of silicone implants, in large part stemming from the global recall of Allergan’s … Continue reading

3 IN 5 WOMEN DON’T KNOW THERE’S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PLASTIC SURGEON AND A COSMETIC SURGEON

A new survey by RealSelf, the world’s largest online community dedicated to educating and sharing information about plastic surgery, has found that more than one in four (26%) women in the U.S. are currently considering a cosmetic procedure, yet nearly three in five (59%) women do not know there is a difference between a cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon. In addition, more than 8 in 10 women (84%) in the U.S. are unaware that medical professionals do not have to be board-certified in plastic surgery to perform surgical cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, rhinoplasty or breast augmentation. The report also … Continue reading

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