“So many women … have had breast cancer and undergo breast reconstruction with (silicone) implants … (and) although implants have been around for many years and are recognized as being safe, it’s important to be aware they do require some routine surveillance and maintenance,” said Dr. Libby Copeland-Halperin, a plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon at a private practice in New York City, in an interview with CURE®.
Only six percent of women with silicone breast implants followed the previous US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendation for regular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening, suggests a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Despite discussion and information provided at the time of their breast implant procedure, most patients were unaware that MRI scans were recommended to detect asymptomatic implant rupture, according to the new research by Libby R. Copeland-Halperin, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, and colleagues. They write, “Low adherence suggests that without repeated reinforcement, the importance of this recommendation may not be apparent to patients several years following surgery.”
Dr. Copeland discusses male breast reduction.
Alex Kuczyinski on plastic surgery, from Beauty Junkies.
Dr C on Kris Kardashian in Life & Style
Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin products were in the VIP gift bag at the Billboard Women in Music Awards honoring music industry leaders including Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
By Dr. Copeland
Combined Liposuction and Excision of Lipomas
Plastic Surgery International, February 1, 2015
Dr. Copeland’s study on using liposuction to minimize scarring and recovery time for excision of lipomas.
Dr. Copeland reflects on the surgical future.
Plastic surgery isn’t just for women anymore.
Slow the Clock
Staving off surgery.
By Dr. Copeland
As cosmetic surgery booms, women have left the lucrative profession almost entirely to men.