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Co-Host Rebecca Bennett

Rebecca Bennett

Host Dr. George Weston

George Weston, MD


1. Breast Implant Illness: What do we know right now?

Breast Implant Illness: What Do We Know Right Now?

Listen to an objective and deep discussion with Co-Host Rebecca Bennett and Doctor Byron Poindexter of Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery.

Breast implants are now under the gun again after a checkered history. In the 80s reports of adverse events related to silicone breast implants led to FDA scrutiny and lawsuits against Dow Corning. Now, breast implants are once again under federal review over reports of a rare lymphoma in a few women with “textured” implants. Dr. Byron Poindexter, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, offers perspective on the current controversy. Is “breast implant illness” real? Has it been conclusively proven that breast implants cause lupus-like symptoms in women? Is there a high incidence of breast implant rupture? Do breast implants need to be checked on a regular basis after surgery? How often do they need to be replaced? How does Dr. Poindexter leverage his undergraduate training in psychology to meet patients’ expectations and address body image concerns?

Join host Rebecca Bennett as she dives deep into this discussion with one of the nation’s foremost Cosmetic Surgeons, Dr. Byron Poindexter.



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Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, is a beautiful, freestanding surgical facility with five fully equipped operating suites for patients. Austin-Weston is located in Reston, VA, and serves patients throughout the U.S. and the Greater D.C. area. Each of our operating rooms is fully certified by the AAAHC, an association that accredits office-based surgical facilities.


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