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Allergan Textured Breast Implant Recall

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Allergan Textured Breast Implant Recall

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Allergan recently issued a recall on all their textured breast implants. This was in response to concerns by the FDA and health organizations around the world about the association between Allergan textured breast implants and a rare form of cancer, ALCL.

Allergan Logo - Breast Implant RecallAt Burgess Plastic Surgery, Dr. Burgess has placed thousands of breast implants, most being round, smooth-shelled implants. In some cases, we have placed shaped textured-shell implants, but those devices have been either Mentor or Sientra devices.

Mentor and Sientra textured implants are not subject to the FDA recall because they carry an extremely low risk of being associated with ALCL. Our patient’s health and safety are our foremost concern. We will continue to closely monitor the scientific data and FDA guidance on all breast implants and any possible risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. Our patients with textured-shaped implants should be reassured that their risk of ALCL is extremely low and that no additional treatment is recommended. (more…)

Dr. Burgess Returns to the Philippines

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Dr. Burgess just returned from a cleft lip and palate mission in the Philippines with Clawson Medical Missions. Free surgical care was delivered to 50 children and young adults with the assistance of the Gift of Life Organization and Rotary. One young, 23 year old woman just wanted her speech to be improved after palate repair so that she could get a job. Other children just wanted to be able to go to school, since some affected children are not allowed to go to school by their families. Either way, the parents and children were really happy to see us back again this year but I think our surgical team missed them the most.

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An example of Dr. Burgess’s work is one year old Mike. Nothing warms our hearts more than being able to help children like him!

What I Wish I had Known Before Becoming a Plastic Surgeon

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Burgess, Plastic Surgeon - ImageAs the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. With this in mind, Cosmopolitan Magazine runs a regular featurette, “Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became…”. Recently, Dr. Jennifer Keagle, a Los Angeles based board-certified plastic surgeon, candidly confessed what she wishes she had known. As she read along, Dr. Burgess was taken aback by how much of Dr. Keagle’s experience she could relate to.

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Giving Back: Dr. Burgess Travels to the Philippines

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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It may be hard to tell, but this is a picture of Dr. Burgess alongside her husband. While taking a break from their respective practices, the two joined a medical mission to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries on children in the Philippines.

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CoolSculpting: Go with Confidence

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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Rumor has it, the idea behind CoolSculpting was first discovered by a pediatrician in the 1960s. The pediatrician noticed that as kids sucked on popsicles, a dimple developed on the side of their cheek in which they had placed the popsicle. Concluding that the cold temporarily disabled the fat cells, the pediatrician noted that fat cells must be very sensitive to cold. Further proving his theory, as they finished their popsicle and their mouths returned to normal temperature, the children’s cheeks would again be dimple-free. Whether this is true—or a medical urban legend, CoolSculpting uses a similar premises.
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