Archive | Breast Implant

Allergan Textured Implants and Cancer

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. FDA made a safety announcement about a link between textured breast implants and a very rare form of cancer: anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. In the announcement, the FDA called the cancer “breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Since then, the ante has been upped. On May 28 of last year, […]

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Have You Heard of Ideal Implants?

At Dr. Kearney’s we have patients who are interested in adding volume and shape to their breasts, but they’re not keen on using silicone implants to do so. Although they’ve heard silicone provides a more natural feeling result and doesn’t come with some of the problems with saline implants (such as rippling), they’re concerned about […]

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Placing Implants Through the Armpit?

When patients begin to consider having breast augmentation with Dr. Kearney, they think of where their incisions will be. Most people assume the incisions needed to insert the implants are made along the breast crease at the bottom of the breasts, and that is a popular location. One of the drawbacks to having implants placed […]

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The More Cohesive Gel of Gummy Bear Implants

In recent blogs on Dr. Kearney’s site we’ve discussed the various decisions a patient will need to make should she choose to have breast augmentation. Of course, one of the first decisions will be the implant type, and there is a relatively new option that, while technically silicone, is different enough to merit its own […]

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These Gummy Bears Aren’t Candy

Have you been considering having breast augmentation? If so, you’ve probably been doing a ton of research. You know you will have many decisions to make beyond just the overall procedure. Of course, you’ll need to choose the type of implants you want. In the past, you’ve had two choices, saline or silicone. But in […]

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Not Happy with Your Implants? Let Dr. Kearney Fix the Problem.

Breast augmentation procedures don’t always turn out as planned. Sometimes patients have issues with scar tissue. Sometimes they seek to change implant size. And sometimes the original augmentation by another provider didn’t turn out to the patient plan. Fortunately, breast implant revision surgery can correct the problems. Dr. Kearney handles many revision procedures. He has […]

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Beyond the Big Decision, Other Augmentation Choices

The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a big one and not to be taken lightly. But if you’re a woman who has been dissatisfied with the size, shape, or proportionality of her breasts, breast augmentation can be life changing. That explains why every year more and more women opt to have the procedure. […]

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Breast Implant Revision for Patients in the San Diego and La Jolla Areas

If you have decided that you want different size implants after receiving a previous breast augmentation procedure, you may want to consider the breast implant revision procedure. There is no need to worry about receiving additional incisions since the implant can be removed through the previous incision and can be replaced with a different sized […]

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Our office is now open!

Your health (and ours) is our highest priority so we are making a few changes to our reopening so that you can feel safe and confident coming in to see us. We are of course following all federal and local guidelines such as wearing masks and conducting phone screenings prior to your appointment but we are also implementing the following:

      Increasing the frequency of cleaning and sterilization to not only include exam rooms but also the waiting room, restroom, all doors, counters, etc.

      Offering multiple hand sanitizer locations throughout the office

      Reducing the number of appointments per day as well as our office hours, to limit the number of people in the office, including staff members

      Minimizing patient overlap to allow for proper social distancing

      Testing all surgery patients for COVID-19 at their pre-operative appointments

      Asking patients to leave family members or friends at home, unless they are coming with their primary caregiver. Please leave children at home as well

 

How can you help?

      Come alone to your appointment, unless you need your primary caregiver with you

      Please wear a mask or face covering to your visit and keep it on unless you are asked by Dr. Kearney or an RN to remove it

      Postpone your visit if you have traveled by air or experienced symptoms in the last 14 days

      Use a pen from the holder marked “clean” and put it in the one marked “used” when you’re done

      Use the hand sanitizers in our office

      In the rare case there is someone at the front desk when you come in please take a seat until we call you and maintain proper distance throughout your visit

      Take advantage of our virtual consultations or follow up appointments if it makes you feel more comfortable

Please bear with us as we work to return to our new “normal” and feel free to call or email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Kearney and staff

858.677.9352

www.kearneymd.com