Worldwide Concern Over PIP Breast Implants

December 26, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

It has recently come to light that the now defunct French company, Poly Implant Prosthesis, had been illegally changing the silicone gel injected into their “approved” PIP breast implants to an inferior, non-medical grade “industrial” silicone. It ...

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Breast Augmentation – Case of the Month

October 26, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Silicone Breast Augmentation This patient is a 24 year old San Diego woman who was unhappy about how she looked in clothes and especially when bathing suit shopping and was interested in a breast augmentation surgery. She felt self-conscious about the siz ...

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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

October 13, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

In light of a number of recent events in the media highlighting plastic surgery being performed by non-plastic surgeons – I felt that this would be an interesting topic to discuss. When choosing your surgeon, it is important to understand who they a ...

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San Diego Advances Breast Enlargement Techniques

October 3, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Few new technologies really change any surgical procedure, but the ones that do are often the most simple.  A tool we have recently begun to use more frequently is the Keller Funnel, a tool used to deliver silicone breast implants into a patient with lit ...

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Revisionary Breast Surgery in San Diego

September 26, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Breast Augmentation with silicone or saline implants is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Last year over 320,000 women underwent a breast augmentation by plastic surgeons alone (keep in mind that, unfortunately, any MD ca ...

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Ruptured Breast Implants – San Diego Plastic Surgeon

September 9, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Ruptured Breast Implants Current breast implants from both of the major manufacturers in the United States warranty their breast implants for life.  They also provide additional funds for a replacement surgery if the implants rupture in the first 10 year ...

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Liposuction – Does the Fat Come Back?

September 1, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Liposuction – Does the Fat Come Back? Liposuction is a great procedure where excess fatty tissue is removed from areas of the body through tiny incisions easily concealed even in a bathing suit. Once that fat is removed those cells are gone forever. ...

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How Do Breast Implants Age?

August 24, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

The Aging of Breast Implants Many women come to my office after having breast implants in place for many years and feeling that their breasts “just don’t look the same.” this is a very common complaint for women who have breast implants ...

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Breast Implant Profiles – How Do You Decide?

August 15, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Choosing the right PROFILE of breast implant Silicone breast implants do not just come with an option of how many “cc’s” but also what kind of “profile” you prefer.  The amount of volume within the implant is the first decis ...

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Rhinoplasty Recovery San Diego

August 8, 2011 By Dr. Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common operations we perform in plastic surgery. It has consistently been ranked as one of the top five procedures for both men and women over the past five years. As a result, we get a number of questions relating to patien ...

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