Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

October 14, Dr. Susan MacLennan

You may have heard recent media reports about textured breast implants and an uncommon form of cancer called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is not a breast cancer, but rather a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that can develop around breast implants. ALCL is found in scar tissue or fluid around the implant, not in the breast tissue itself. These findings…

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Healing after a Labiaplasty

September 30, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Whatever your reason for considering a labiaplasty, most women have questions about the healing process. Dr. Susan MacLennan can discuss any individual concerns you have during your consultation. The following healing timelines are common for most of our patients. The healing process after labiaplasty includes about one week of rest followed by 2-4 weeks before you return to all activity….

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What Does Botox Do?

September 13, Dr. Susan MacLennan

People like to look as good as they can for as long as they can, which has driven the beauty industry to create solutions for aging. One such solution is called Botulinum toxin, or Botox. It is created by a specific type of bacteria. In small doses, this is used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Dr. Susan MacLennan…

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Look for These Things in Before and After Breast Augmentation Pictures

September 13, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, then you are probably wondering about the process. Choosing the right surgeon is actually pretty similar to hiring other types of professionals, such as a wedding photographer or a contractor. You’ll want to make sure that the surgeon has undergone the proper training and has excellent credentials before you trust them with your…

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Can I have Inverted Nipple Surgery if My Nipples Pierced?

September 13, Dr. Susan MacLennan

The term ‘inverted nipples’ refer to nipples that point inward and not outward, as many people would imagine all nipples look like. However, this is completely normal. Approximately 10-20% of women globally have a degree of inverted nipples. If you have inverted nipples, here are some things to know about it and your options for corrective surgery. The Cause of…

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What Should I Know About Breast Augmentation?

September 13, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Out of all cosmetic plastic surgeries, breast augmentation is one of the most popular choices. If you’re like the many women that consider a breast augmentation procedure, it’s likely that you have a few questions about what to expect. There are a lot of decisions that come with breast augmentation surgery, so here are some common ones to consider as…

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Look for These Things in Before and After Breast Augmentation Pictures

July 15, Dr. Susan MacLennan

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, then you are probably wondering about the process. You’ll want to make sure that the surgeon has undergone the proper training and has excellent credentials before you trust them with your body. In order to do so, it’s important to look at their past work to get a feel for what they offer….

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The Difference Between a Breast Reduction and a Breast Lift

February 2, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Breast procedures are great options for women who would like to change the size, shape, or position of their breasts. Breast reduction and breast lift are both very popular, and can alter your breasts to your desired shape. How do you know which one is right for you? Read on to learn more about these breast surgery options and how…

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Gynecomastia: What to Expect

January 18, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Gynecomastia is a common condition that causes an enlargement of glandular breast tissue in boys and men. No matter your age, gynecomastia can take a negative toll on your self-confidence. While some patients’ gynecomastia may go away on its own, sometimes it does not. At Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery, we offer Gynecomastia surgery to help treat this condition for a…

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Tips to Prepare for Body Contouring Surgery Post Weight Loss

January 5, Dr. Susan MacLennan

Losing a large amount of weight through weight loss surgery or a healthy lifestyle is a big achievement! However, significant weight loss often results in loose skin in many areas of the body such as the abdomen, thighs, arms, and buttocks. Body contouring procedures can be a great option for eliminating this excess skin for a more proportionate body contour….

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