Monday, March 30, 2009

Plastic Surgery - Do breast implants cause cancer?

Do breast implants cause cancer?

It's a question I have been asked over and over.

There is a new study published in the "National Journal of Cancer" that suggests women with breast implants have a lower risk for breast cancer. The analysis included 6,222 women in Sweden and Denmark, 80% of whom had silicone implants.

This study represents the longest follow-up to date of women with breast implants . 85% of the women were followed for over 10 years and 50% for more than 15 years.

Based on general population rates, researchers expected 115.62 women out of this study group to have breast cancer, but only 84 cases developed.

This is statistically significant and once again proves the safety and efficacy of breast implants.

For more information about implants for breast augmentation, please visit my Web site at and click on the link to breast augmentation.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Plastic Surgery - What do you really need or want?

Plastic surgery in some ways is like a new car - we all could use and want one , but it is not always affordable or at the top of our list of priorities.

Each physician has to establish his or her own code of ethics or parameters by which he or she conducts their practices.

Making a decision to have plastic surgery is a big one. I recommend that my patients get more than one opinion. The positive thing is that you feel you have researched all your options. The negative is that if you see three doctors, you may have three different opinions.

Some doctors will try to up-sell you.
You may see a plastic surgeon about your sagging face and he or she tells you about getting your nose done. You may go in for breast enhancement and you are told about liposuction or a tummy tuck. I don't want to throw stones at some other practices, but if that happens to you, it should be a warning sign.

I simply feel I am here to serve you and your needs. It is only important what bothers you. Not what bothers me. I am not here to up-sell you. I am here to help you get answers to what bothers you.

It makes sense to be informed and educated, and as always, the final decision is up to you. Just don't let yourself be "sold" something you don't really want.

For more information about various plastic surgery cosmetic procedures, and whether they are suitable solutions to your needs and desires,
visit my web site at Thank you

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Cosmetic Surgery - You can have dramatic eyes without it.

Long, flowing eyelashes can enhance the beauty of ones eyes and, hence, ones whole face.

For centuries, women have tried to enhance their eyes and eyelashes.

In the first century many Egyptians would rub kohl (an eyelid preparation to darken the eyelashes) on their lashes to enhance their beauty. In Victorian times, women would rub castor oil on their lashes. A major revolution occurred in 1913 when T.L. Williams revolutionized the beauty industry with the first mascara, Maybeline. Williams' brainchild was a mixture of kohl dust and Vaseline.

So ancient history does matter.

Fake eyelashes soon came onto the scene, when filmmaker, D. W. Griffith, used fake eyelashes to beautify female actresses for the silver screen.

Who can forget the supermodel of the 60s, Twiggy? She adorned the covers of countless fashion magazines with her faux eyelashes.

Then came the famous eyelash extenders, which became popular earlier this decade.

They had their origins in Asia. Women today are turning to semi-permanent eyelash treatments, such as tints, extensions, perms, and topical ingredients.
There are new products that we can put directly on eyelashes that are liquids or salves to promote eyelash growth. These peptides, nutrients and naturally enhancing ingredients can promote eyelash growth and enhancement. Eyelash extensions are also quite popular. The cost can vary from $150 to $300 per eye with maintenance about $75. It is most important to protect the client's eye while the extenders are placed.

Experience does matter.

Usually the extenders are bonded to the client's existing eyelashes. The client has to be still as they are being applied. No twitching! Patients have to avoid contact with water for 48 hours - no curlers - no mascara. You also shouldn't sleep on your face, so belly sleepers beware. Sauna and steam roams are also 'verboten' (forbidden).

Tinting is also an effective way to highlight ones lashes.

Usually there are vegetable dyes. Some people are allergic to mascara and have difficulty applying it.
Another technique is perming. This service takes 30-45 minutes and adds curl to natural lashes. This can also be combined with tinting. So there you have it - a journey for more beautiful eyes.

We will soon have in our office topical agents designed to enhance eyelash growth. Give us a call at 939-5233 to find out more.
Visit my Web site at for more information about cosmetic procedures for the eyelids and face.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Plastic surgery - We are all a-twitter

Well, what the heck, this is the 21st Century and social media are hotter than an August day in Florida. So we have stepped forward to be part of the communications revolution.

We are now on under the name "rjbrueckMD" . As time goes forward we will occasionally be posting a tweet (that's what messages on twitter are called).

If you also are a twitterer, look us up and add us to your friends list.

A visit to my Web site at will give you some ideas to tweet to me.

Is this a fascinating time to be alive, or what?

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