Wednesday, April, 23, 2014

FDA Approves Allergan’s Natrelle 410 Silicone-Gel Breast Implant; Establishes National Breast Implant Registry with the ASPS

natrelle-410Based on seven years of data from 941 women, the FDA has approved Allergan, Inc.’s Natrelle 410 silicone-gel breast implant for breast augmentation and reconstructive surgery.   Allergan, as part of the FDA-approval process, has agreed to officiate over a series of post-approval studies.  These studies will assess long-term safety, and effective outcomes as well as any associated risks with rare diseases.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, “Women should fully understand the risks associated with breast implants before considering augmentation or reconstruction surgery, and they should recognize that long-term monitoring is essential.”

Other conditions Allergan must  meet for FINAL FDA approval include submission of a report based on a 10-year clinical study, and participation in developing the National Breast Implant Registry (NBIR) in collaboration with the FDA and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPA).

dr-brad-storm-2“At Premier Plastic Surgery we are very excited about the FDA announcement that the 410 cohesive gel implant is more widely available.  I’ve used this implant for the last 7 years for breast reconstruction cases and the most complicated breast augmentation patients thru an FDA research protocol and I’m very happy the FDA has allowed the use of this implant for more straight forward breast augmentation cases.  In plastic surgery there are numerous situations in which the quality of the final result depends in part on the devices and technologies available.  While the cohesive anatomical implant won’t replace the round gel implant and is not appropriate for all, it will allow better final results for a significant group of patients.”  - Dr. Brad Storm.

The basis of this registry is to track cases of breast implants among women, and create a device surveillance registry to collect data on short and long-term safety outcomes associated with breast implants.  Overall, the main focus is to monitor the safety and efficacy of these devices in patients who have used them.  Since initiating the 10-year profile study, a cooperative research and development agreement has been signed by the FDA and the ASPS.  Review of historical data, discussions on the aggregation of data and validation of inquiries continue on a weekly basis.

According to Shuren, the FDA will continue to look at results from the post-approval study to rate long-term safety and effectiveness.   The silicone gel used in the Natrelle 410 implant contains more cross-linking than Allergan’s previously approved implant, resulting in an implant that is significantly firmer.  The Natrelle 410 breast implant is the fourth FDA-approved silicone gel implant to be available in the United States.

Dr. Storm Earns Top Doctor 2013 Award

Top Doctors 2013 - Dr. Brad StormDr. Brad Storm was voted as a Top Doctor by his peers in the January issue of 435 South Magazine.

More than 5,000 licensed doctors were surveyed in Kansas and Missouri and asked which doctors they would send a family member to within the area. Nominees were evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their licenses, and their current standings with their state’s medical board.

“Obviously it’s very gratifying when our patients feel we’ve done a good job, but it’s particularly gratifying when my peer physicians who see a lot of work of other Plastic Surgeons voted me one of the top Plastic Surgeons in Kansas City, ” Dr. Brad Storm.

Breast Reconstruction by Dr. Brad Storm

Dr. Brad Storm interviewed on NBC News, talks about the basics a woman has to go through when deciding on her options after a mastectomy.

Migraine Surgery by Dr. John B Moore

In this video Dr. John B Moore talks about migraine surgery treatment with a patient that underwent surgery.

More information about Migraine Surgery treatment is available on the Midwest Migraine Surgery Center website.

 
Patients with migraine headaches, unresponsive or poorly responsive to medical management, can now be treated surgically with a 90% success rate at the Midwest Migraine Surgery Center of Premier Plastic Surgery of Kansas City.

Labiaplasty Explained by Dr. Federico Gonzalez

Dr. Federico Gonzalez of Premier Plastic Surgery explains labiaplasty surgery and addresses the most common questions and concerns associated with this procedure. See the video below.

 

Contact us on (913) 782-0707 for more information.

The Complete Guide to Botox Injections

Why Should You Consider Botox Injections?

Botox Cosmetic Injections are used to minimize creases and frown lines caused by the over-use of facial muscles. The wrinkles and lines that inevitably make their way between your brows, the crow’s feet imprint at the edges of your eyes, and the worry or concentration lines on your forehead all result from the overuse of muscles over time. When the muscles in these areas start contracting, they cause permanent wrinkles and lines to develop.

The Premier Plastic Surgey Complete Guide to Botox Injections

Botox injections work by affecting the ability of those muscles to contract so that wrinkles in the treated area are softened and the skin in the area becomes smoother. Botox Cosmetic is an effective and relatively painless procedure. Your board-certified doctor will decide on the best places for the injections for optimum results to treat your facial wrinkles. Botox injections can improve many areas of the face and can be used to treat lines and wrinkles. View our Complete Guide to Botox which will most likely answer all the questions you may have.

Cosmetic Procedures Prior to Reunions, Weddings or Other Special Events


Everyone wants to look and feel their best when special events such as weddings, high school and college reunions, anniversaries, and those “big decade” birthdays are coming up. Many women and men who have been considering a cosmetic procedure will get their final inspiration to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation when these important events are looming on their calendars, knowing they want to look their best for friends, family and the all important photographs that will mark the special occasion.

Premier Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center is dedicated to providing excellence in cosmetic surgery and preventive and anti-aging skin care services. Our surgeons are experts in the field of cosmetic surgery and provide the full range of cosmetic procedures including breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, body contouring after weight loss, as well as Botox Cosmetic and dermal fillers.

If you have been considering a cosmetic procedure before a special event it is best to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon early. For most qualified, board certified plastic surgeons it may take several weeks or longer to get an appointment. If you decide to undergo a cosmetic procedure following your initial consultation, it may take a few more weeks before the surgery can be scheduled.

We see many brides, grooms, parents of the bride and groom, and other members of the wedding party, wishing to enhance their appearance, for a cosmetic surgery consultation before a wedding. In our experience, brides most often are interested in liposuction, breast enhancement and lip augmentation. Many engaged couples’ parents are interested in eyelid surgery, face or neck lifts, and Botox or dermal fillers to help erase wrinkles and fill in lines caused by aging.

It is important to learn as much as possible about any cosmetic procedure you are considering.
We invite you to call one of our Cosmetic Consultants at 913.782.0707 to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons or licensed esthetician. It is our goal to help you understand the many options available so that your individual beauty needs and expectations are fulfilled in a natural appearing way to the greatest extent possible.

Premier Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer you the following time-line that may assist you as you plan a cosmetic procedure prior to your wedding, reunion or other special event.

Cosmetic Surgery Timeline
Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Result When to Schedule Procedure
Botox Cosmetic Smooth, wrinkle-free natural appearance of forehead, crow’s feet & frown line area 1st time Botox 4 months prior to event, if established on Botox, 3 to 4 weeks prior to wedding
Dermal Filler Softens creases around mouth and cheek areas One month prior to wedding or special event
Breast Enhancement Surgery Fuller, natural looking breasts Three to four months prior to special event
Cheek / Chin Augmentation Improve chin and cheek contours Four to five months prior to event
Eyelid or Eyebrow Surgery Upper or lower lid bleph removes excess skin. Eyebrow lift lifts drooping brows. Four to five months prior to special event
Face Lift or Neck Lift Procedure tightens loose, sagging tissues of the face and neck areas Four to five months prior to special event
Lip Augmentation A filler such as Juvaderm is used resulting in fuller lips Three to four weeks prior to special event
Liposuction Removes unwanted fat, lose inches & improves body contour on stomach, butt, arm chin, thigh, love handles. Three to four months prior to special event
Rhinoplasty Improves shape & size of nose Five to six months prior to special event
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Tightens and flattens stomach area and removes excess skin Five to six months prior to special event

Female Genital Rejuvination

It has been common for almost a century to lift and tighten facial skin to reverse the signs of aging. Facial skin rejuvenation procedures have been widely accepted and gradually led to extending the same philosophy and surgical techniques to rejuvenation of other parts of the body such as tummy tucks, arm lifts and lower body lifts. Recently, there has been an increased interest in and awareness of female genital surgery which can address both cosmetic as well as functional concerns.

There are three common female genital rejuvenation procedures that women are interested in:
Labiaplasty (correction/reduction of inner lips)
Vaginoplasty (restoration of contour and tightness)
Clitoral unhooding (removal of excessive tissue)
For further information on female genital rejuvenation procedures, please refer to our Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery Page and go to the appropriate section on Female Genitalia Surgery. Or feel free to schedule a consultation with one of  our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons or speak to our Cosmetic Consultant at 913.782.0707.

Cosmetic Benefits Program

BOTOX Brilliant Distinction Program

Earn Points for Cosmetic Treatments

Premier Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center is pleased to offer to our patients, through Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX Cosmetic, the Brilliant Distinction Program. The Brilliant Distinction Program allows you to earn points that can be used toward discounts on the following services: BOTOX Cosmetic Treatments, Juvaderm Dermal Filler Treatments or towards the purchase of Latisse or even Allergan breast implants.

Every time you receive BOTOX Cosmetic treatment at Premier Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, you will receive a voucher representing points that will be emailed to you that you can deposit into your account.

It is very simple to sign up for this reward program and the staff at Premier Plastic Surgery will facilitate your enrollment into the Brilliant Distinction Program to make it as easy as possible.

Call today, (913) 782-0707 to find out how you can enroll in the Brilliant Distinction Program and start earning points!

Private BOTOX ® Office Events

10% Off Botox Cosmetic

Is a Reunion, birthday or wedding coming up or just wanting a refreshed look?
Erase Years Away – Treat Your Forehead Wrinkles,
Crow’s Feet or Frown Lines

Premier Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center is pleased to offer private Botox office hours for you and your friends or family members. Because of our commitment to excellence and safety, if you choose to address any of your skin care concerns with Botox or dermal fillers, only our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will perform these procedures to insure a natural appearance.

  • Brief Presentation followed by Private Consultations and Treatments
  • Nonalcoholic Refreshments Served
  • Friday Evening & Saturday Hours
  • Available by Appointment Only
  • Minimum of 3 Participants

If you have been considering Botox Cosmetic but wanted to learn more about it in a medically safe, private, supportive setting with a few of your friends or family members, call (913) 782-0707 and  schedule your PRIVATE BOTOX EVENT today!