Use Caution with Supplements Before Surgery

Use Caution with Supplements Before Surgery

Published on February 4, 2013 by

For many years now, we have recognized the potential conflicts between natural dietary supplements, herbal products and vitamins. Most individuals don’t think of these products as ‘medicines’ and very few will tell us they are taking them, even though they feel that like any other medication these products will have certain health benefits. What is […]

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Fifty Years with Silicone Gel Breast Implants. What’s on the Horizon in 2016? [Part 5 of 5]

Published on May 10, 2012 by

As I began this series, we have come to a new chapter in the use of the silicone gel breast implant. The chapter actually began in 2006 when the FDA released silicone gel back into the U.S.market for breast augmentation. The silicone “crisis” never reached other countries in the world, only the U.S.with its very […]

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The Silicone Gel Implant Moratorium [Part 3 of 5]

Published on May 8, 2012 by

In the spring of 1992, thirty years after the development of the silicone gel breast implant, Dr. David Kessler the head of the FDA placed a moratorium on the use of the silicone gel implant. This decision occurred despite the fact that FDA expert panels were unable to find any casual link to illness. Despite […]

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Silicone Breast Implants on Trial and the Advent of ‘Junk Science’ [Part 2 of 5]

Published on May 7, 2012 by

As we continue to look back at the amazing history of the silicone gel breast implant, it seemed that by the 1980’s we had the ideal solution at hand for augmentation and reconstruction of the breast. Though implant rupture might require a second surgery for removal, and implant hardening was a problem for some, there […]

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