Ask Dr. K: What is ALCL?

I have been flooded this week with questions from patients and friends concerning the warning to women at risk of Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) from breast implants. On January 26, 2011 the FDA released a safety signal on ALCL in women with breast implants. Although the number of patients who have developed the disease is extremely small, only 34 identified cases out of an estimated 5 to 10 million women with breast implants, I feel it is necessary to to review the recommendations presented by the FDA.

But first, what is ALCL?

1) ALCL is a late onset seroma or fluid collection around the implant, and is very rare and noticeable.

2) The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Food and Drug Administration are working together to study those rare cases.

3) Breast implants are the most studied implant in the body and it remains to be seen if there is a connection between the two.

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If you have breast implants, the FDA urges that there is no need to change your routine medical care and follow up. ALCL is very rare and has only occurred in a very small amount of the millions of women with breast implants. However, the following standard medical recommendations include:

– Monitor your  breast implants. If you notice any changes, contact your health care provider immediately to schedule an appointment.

– Get your routine mammography screening.

– If you have silicone-gel filled implants, see a specialist for periodic MRI’s to detect ruptures as recommended by your health care provider. The FDA-approved product labeling for these said implants states that the first MRI should occur three years after implant surgery, and every two years after that.

– Patients with persistent fluid around their breast implants will have to be tested for ALCL in the future.

If you have more questions or concerns about your breast implants, or feel that you may be at risk, contact your doctor immediately.

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Valentines Day Specials & You’re Invited!



You & Your Sweetie are Invited!

Take the day off. Just for Valentine’s Day, we are offering an exclusive special that will leave you glowing!  Start the journey with a special reservation for his and her’s Shiatsu Facials customized for each of you. Then, drift off to a relaxing Reflexology Massage for each of you to take away your stress and let you really unwind. We will be serving champagne and chocolates so you will have the opportunity to indulge and let us really treat you. After you are all done, you will get to take home your very own customized Lift MD Aesthetics® Skin Care Kit, as a special gift from us!

Valued at over $350.00 per person, this exclusive package is only $225.00 per person for this one-time occasion!

Bring that special someone or just treat yourself… it’s up to you!





Free Facial & Free Botox®!

That’s right, you read correctly. In celebration of Valentines Day, bring a loved one in to Lift MD Aesthetics® for Botox® and they will receive an area for free! What’s in it for you? A Lift MD Aesthetics® Signature Facial! Ahhh, relax and unwind while our expert esthetician deep cleanses and nourishes your skin to a gorgeous glow. You and your loved one will leave feeling and looking more beautiful!

Space is limited so book today while you still can!


*Offer valid during February only. Appointment must be booked before Valentines Day and redeemed before February 28, 2011. Only one offer valid per patient. New patients only qualify to receive free Botox®


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Tips to Look Your Best in Your Red Carpet Dress

Why is it that your favorite Hollywood Starlet always looks stunning when walking the red carpet? Is it genetics? Perhaps her celebrity trainer? Probably a bit of both… but there is a whole lot more that goes into looking flawless on a special night. Now you can get the glow on your own by following these simple tips to look and feel the best you have ever looked.
1) Keep it skinny- try to cut wheat and salt from your diet which cause bloating.
2) Drink tons of water and try to drink a glass of cranberry juice (not cocktail!) every morning.  These fluids will flush out your kidneys and toxins, which will help give your skin that glow.
3) No more coffee… Coffee can cause bloating and can trigger hunger, not to mention stains your teeth. Replace with Green Tea, an amazingly healthy alternative.
4) Make exercise a daily priority in the weeks leading up to the event. This should be a priority regularly, but especially during red carpet season!
5) Cut sugar and alcohol from your diet in the weeks leading up to the event. Like wheat and salt, these can cause bloating and swelling.
6) Get at least 8 hours of sleep in the weeks leading up to the event.
7) Spa Days! Massages, saunas and steam baths a few days a week for the several weeks leading up to the event. This will increase circulation throughout the body, decrease stress and will leave you feeling ready to walk the carpet.
8) Get plenty of Omega Fatty Acids. Whether you take a supplement or eat fish like Salmon, Omega Fatty Acids help to improve skin and hair. Get that glow!
9) Make sure your undergarments deserve an award! Wear a proper fitting bra and compression wear to give a little extra last minute help.
10) Moisturize everything! Chances are, you will have some skin showing so make sure your bare shoulders or long legs are smooth and soft.
11) Get a last minute lift & tighten with Lift MD Aesthetics® Radiance Face Lift. Part of Lift MD Aesthetics® line of skincare.
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10 Ways to Look & Feel Younger in 2011

A new year, a new you. Make 2011 the year of youthful beauty with these 10 simple tips to keep your skin fresh, your body tight and your mind at peace. These are tips that anyone can practice daily to look and feel younger.

1) Exfoliate your skin using a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells, tone & condition the skin.

2) Use a moisturizer with a sunscreen. This will help prevent premature aging of the skin and will help keep you looking younger over time. Oh, and don’t forget about your hands! They age too, you know.

3) Take Lift MD Aesthetics® Anti Aging Daily Vitamins. These will have you feeling healthier and keep you glowing!

4) After you shower, apply your body lotion while your skin is still a little damp. The lotion’s moisturizing agents will lock in better if the skin is moist rather than dry making your skin softer, smoother and brighter.

5) Exercising at least 3 times a week can give a naturally glowing complexion, which will help you look more vibrant and youthful and just plain feel better.

6) When applying your beauty products, don’t stop at your chin. Always remember your decollete. Your neck and chest area can show just as much signs of aging as the face.

7) Stay away from tanning beds in 2011! There is nothing more beautiful than a flawless, natural skin tone that hasn’t been harmed by UV rays.

8) Eat more foods that promote healthy skin. Salmon, almonds and berries are all rich in anti-oxidants.

9) Longer, fuller lashes can make you appear more youthful and fresh. Apply Latisse® to your eyelashes to achieve long, lustrous lashes.

10) Drink plenty of water everyday. Not only does drinking water boost your metabolism, but can also increase elasticity to the skin and provide necessary moisture from within.

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