Monthly Archives: August 2011

silicone gel breast implant

Silicone vs. Saline: The big breast implant debate

Ever since 2006, when the FDA approved silicone gel implants for breast augmentation in the U.S., we’ve seen women increasingly choose silicone over saline implants. While silicone tends to have a more natural look and feel than saline, there are benefits to both implant types. The outer shell of both implants is made of solid, …

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The golden years, polished by plastic surgery

You'll enjoy this article that we spotted in the New York Times on Monday. As we live longer, we also want to look great longer, and we've noticed the same trend - more women over 70 are getting plastic surgery than in the past. The article has a short but thoughtful discussion of risks and …

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Dr. Byrne in the news

Dr. Patrick Byrne provides face-saving surgery

Dr. Patrick Byrne, Rhinoplasty Specialist at Belcara Health, was featured in The Baltimore Sun on July 31, 2011, about his nonprofit Face Forward Foundation. Their mission is to provide free treatment to correct cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children in Nicaragua and other developing countries. During his undergraduate years, he had …

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