Dr. Brian Kinney offers Silicone Breast Implants in Beverly Hills, CA

About Silicone Breast Implants

Breast augmentation enlarges a woman’s breasts through the surgical placement of breast implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill a woman’s personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. Implants may also be used, however, for reconstructive purposes to restore a breast that is lost due to mastectomy, injury or for other reasons. In any case, breast implants allow women the choice of a fuller, natural appearing breast and a more balanced figure. Women with breast cancer say that breast reconstruction with implants after mastectomy has helped their recovery by restoring a more natural appearance and a sense of wholeness. Whether it is performed immediately following mastectomy or at a later time, breast reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life. The decision to have implants is a very personal one – each woman must decide for herself if the benefits of implants will achieve her goals and that the risks and potential complications are acceptable. In 2000, the Institute of Medicine published its finding on the safety of silicone gel breast implants. This highly regarded scientific panel concluded that silicone gel implants do not increase the risk of autoimmune diseases such as lupus or cancer, as has been suggested in legal claims filed against silicone implant manufacturers. Instead, the Institute found that localized problems that may occur in the area of the breast implant were the primary concern. Every surgical procedure has potential complications, such as infection, bleeding and scarring. Additionally, there are some potential complications that are specific to breast implants. It is important for women considering breast implant surgery to understand these potential problems and put them in perspective before making the decision to have surgery using silicone gel implants.

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Brian Kinney, MD, FACS

A Past President of the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation of the US and a current Board Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Brian Kinney is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of numerous organizations in medicine, science and engineering, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (IPRAS), the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the AMA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAAS). Dr. Brian Kinney is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at USC School of Medicine, Dr. Brian Kinney has served on the Editorial Board of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal since 1997. Dr. Brian Kinney has won several awards for his professional work, presents and teaches at national and international meetings, Doctor Brian Kinney also serves as a consultant to biotech and engineering companies, and continues to author articles in many journals and textbooks. Dr. Brian Kinney has appeared on ABC network's Nightline, Fox Network's ExtraCNNHard CopyThe Discovery Channel, most of the local Los Angeles news television stations and all of the four major national news networks. Brian Kinney MD has been featured on radio and in numerous newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, London Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Journalists from Vogue, Glamour, Allure, Newsweek, Spa Magazine and many others have interviewed Doctor Brian Kinney about plastic surgery, cosmetic and beauty treatments. Doctor Brian Kinney has also presented/interviewed on radio, television and in newspapers in Europe, Russia, Asia, South and Central America, and has been featured in documentary films. Doctor Brian Kinney has performed live surgery and injections for teaching conferences in worldwide locations, such as Moscow, Copenhagen, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Belgrade, Buenos Aires and Mumbai (India). During the Bosnian war, Doctor Brian Kinney led surgical relief missions and was received in the Presidential Palace in Zagreb, Croatia. Brian Kinney MD has also volunteered and organized surgical relief missions in Mexico. With years of experience, Doctor Brian Kinney remains sought for teaching at national and international conferences, as well as consulting for various biotech and engineering companies. Dr. Brian Kinney has authored numerous articles for journals, magazines and co-edited a new 2,000 page, standard textbook of Plastic Surgery. His work in the fields of plastic surgery and technology has garnered Dr. Brian Kinney many awards and placed him in the group of the world's most well-known top plastic surgeons.

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